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A magnificent Cornish romantic wedding venue!

Here in the gorgeous South West we are not short of a FABULOUS wedding venue or twenty!

All sizes of wedding venue are available – great and small – from the more intimate of spaces to the huge sprawling country house pile – and of both, the bride and the groom to be are spoiled for choice.

pic/ the enigmatic romantic hideaway that is Scorrier House!

For the couple getting married in need of a large wedding venue with the WOW factor on the Downton Abbey spectrum, we present to you eighteenth century Scorrier House in the county of Cornwall – Cornwall’s most romantic wedding venue.

As jobbing Yellowbooth photoboothers for many busy years, we have been booked at Scorrier House on several occasions – each time was UNIQUE because the wedding was unique!

pic/ our stylish black photo booth as booked at Scorrier House.

On the first occasion, it was a lovely sunny day and one of our photo booths was hired for a wedding reception at the house, the wedding breakfast took place at the adjacent marquee and the main hall was the place to be in the evening! The stylish black photobooth was booked and set up to the left of the main hall with Australian themed props. The guests all seemed to enjoy watching our viewing screen and were kept entertained all evening long – purely just enjoying watching the fun that the other guests were getting up to. End of the evening a pizza van appeared! It was very popular!!

On another occasion we found ourselves returning to Scorrier House, with everything from the wedding breakfast to the evening reception happening in the central space of the magnificent main hall. We set up the photo booth in the same corner as last time. This time we found we were slightly short on space but made sure everyone enjoyed having a photo or two for the couple’s guestbook.

The next time we were booked, we tried setting up in the entrance way of the Scorrier House – just outside of the main party room but an ideal location for catching passers by. Due to lack of space, we were game to try an alternative spot – and it worked a treat! The family and friends loved the vw camper photo booth and loved the hospitality of Scorrier House!

 

About the house … it really is an amazing find and situated within 400 acres of park land toward the western end of Cornwall. Easy location for popping across to the beach at Porthowan – just 3 miles away with other popular spots like the Minack Theatre, the Eden Project and Falmouth a short journey away.

The history of the house is fascinating and begin its days as the home of the mining tycoon John William’s home from 1780. It has remained a Williams family home 5 generations on with Richard and Caroline living on the estate. The couple have 15 years experience in the wedding game and are there to help make your wedding day run smoothly. I met Caroline and she’s a lovely lady.

To help share the atmosphere of Scorrier House post as well as pre your wedding, there is enough room for around 20 guests both at the house and at Stable house on the grounds.

Pic/ The Main Hall civil ceremony location of Scorrier House

Your wedding ceremony can either take place in the Main Hall with those famous stairs or outside in the sunshine. The house provides the perfect backdrop and blank canvas onto which to base your ideas and inspiration upon.

Pic/ An iron gate into the bluebell woods at Scorrier House

Scorrier House is one of the most impressive wedding venues that Cornwall has to offer and is definitely one that the family at Downton Abbey would spend their weekend away in any day of the week!

If you are interested in Scorrier House for your wedding and would love to have a look round – I have added several links to their website. If you would be interested in hiring a certain photo booth company to pop along for your evening entertainment – we’d love to join you! Please call us on 0800 7720325 or visit our website for a quote and to check our availability by clicking here.

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Rockbeare Manor – a SPECTACULAR wedding venue in Exeter

What a beautiful setting for a wedding … This is the one and only GORGEOUS Rockbeare Manor in Exeter!

Who could not to fall in love with this building the moment you cast your eyes on it for the first time!

We’d like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all our brides and grooms who have booked our booths for their weddings here and all round the South West. It’s been an amazing year!

Every time we return to Rockbeare Manor, zipping along that long, winding drive – we’re feeling really important and like we’re on a mission with our photo booths.

And it’s like we’re coming home! (We’d be so lucky to live here!!)

pic/ Thank you for booking us! Our bride and groom Mr & Mrs Rowley – pic by Yellowbooth.

Our photo booths are always a welcome addition for some, a guilty pleasure for others at weddings and parties here.

At about 7pm everyone has had a lovely time eating, drinking and amingling and are ready to throw themselves into a photo booth for a giggle!

You tell us when and where you want us what booth you’d like and we’ll be entertaining your guests before you know it!

pic/ Our white wedding photo booth  with it’s sister our Magic Mirror are popular options at Rockbeare Manor.

We can’t help falling in love with Rockbeare Manor and we’re always saying so on our Facebook page ! Several times a year our photo booths are booked to provide fantastic fun entertainment for all the guests.

Pic/ Thank you for booking us! Inside our vw camper photo booth Dolly. Booked for this lovely wedding at Rockbeare in 2019.

Green Screen was used for the cool backdrop choices.

pic/ Dolly – our vw camper – she’s getting to be the most popular choice for weddings at Rockbeare.

What to say about a wedding at Rockbeare Manor…

pic/ This is where the wedding breakfast happens and then later on the reception.

On all occasions that we’ve returned we have found that weddings at Rockbeare Manor are never short of the WOW factor!! On the doorstep of Exeter, it couldn’t be any more perfect a location for brides & grooms who live in and around the city.

The white country house is a dreamy venue that is perfect for a wedding – white or otherwise!

pic/ Thank you for booking us! Inside Daisy our green vw camper booth style photo booth with some amazing Green Screen Extreme.

Where Yellowbooth fit in….

Our company Yellowbooth hire out our luxury photo booths (also white and white vw camper) all over the south west and in particular have been a popular feature at this gorgeous venue for years.

More often than not at a wedding here you will find the photo booth tucked in at the bottom of the staircase.

Pic/ At the bottom of the sweeping staircase – where the photo booth goes!

During the evening, this turns into a popular spot once guests spot us as they explore the house and the grounds following their delicious wedding breakfast.

pic/ The welcome lounge at Rockbeare. (Very Downton Abbey!)

Rockbeare ‘hits the spot’ in many ways!

pic/ Spoiler alert! Everyone has fun in our photo booths! Our wide array of fancy dress props help a little too! 🙂

As a blank canvas, Rockbeare offers the perfect backdrop for each unique wedding that happens here.

Everything you could possibly think of will be effortlessly taken care off by the efficient house team so you can rest assured they have your back with support on the actual day. We have always found the staff here so friendly and welcoming which is lovely at a wedding venue.

pic/ Fancy a sip?

There is a choice of location for your wedding ceremony (outdoor terrace or stately dining room) and a ballroom that can comfortably accommodate up to 160 guests at tables.

The 100 acres of grounds that surround Rockbeare are spectacularly vast – you can see for miles with huge skies to make the picture complete. There is a cosy front lounge – with couches around the fireplace – so homely (in a more grand sort of way!).

The bonus is the array of bedrooms available for wedding party guests – thirteen large luxury rooms are available – packed with an air of luxury and charm! For more info on the rooms click here

pic/ Joy of joys! Snooker lovers are in for a treat too as there is a complete snooker room with full size table to while away those smaller hours.

Rockbeare Manor is right up there with all our country house favourites!

Even Lady Mary from Downton Abbey would feel completely satisfied this is the level of luxury that is perfect for her!

So in our minds, for anyone looking for a posh venue with the comforts of home – look no further than Exeter’s answer to Downton Abbey, Rockbeare Manor!

pic/ Thank you for booking us. The brand new Mr & Mrs Giles married at Rockbeare Manor last month

 

If you would like us to provide the photo booth or Magic Mirror at your wedding and get the high quality of photographs you deserve, please call us on 0800 7720325 or visit us for an instant quote at yellowbooth

Please note we are a locally based photo booth supplier to weddings in Exeter and the surrounding area. We are a family firm based in Okehampton and are just over 30 minutes away from lovely Rockbeare Manor!

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Huntsham Court – for an intimate but MAGNIFICENT wedding!

For the bride & groom who’d LOVE to HOST a Downton Abbey style wedding in grand surroundings but on a more intimate level, Huntsham Court puts the dream into reality.

If you would love the style and comfort of a a sprawling pile but prefer the cozy intimacy of a country house, then LOOK NO FURTHER than the inimitable Huntsham Court in Tiverton near Exeter in Devon.

Close to Exeter and only a 2 hour train ride from London, Huntsham is a large and very comfortable mansion house set in 5 acres of gardens. To top that, it is a magnificent Grade II listed building that dates back to the mid nineteenth century.

When you visit, you can’t help but imagine the many visitors to the house over the years and not to mention the lovely weddings that have taken place here too. The house has featured in a lot of people’s stories over the years – lords and ladies, grooms and brides, rock stars and the cast from Made in Chelsea. Could it be the setting for your wedding too?

Huntsham Court – Through the eyes of a visiting Photo booth company….

Our photo booths have been popular at Huntsham Court for several years and have returned to weddings on a number of occasions in all of the seasons and we have experienced those later atmospheric hours of our weddings. The bits of the day that can only be planned to some extent.

It’s like teaching a child to ride a bike, you can hold on to stop them falling but at some stage, you have to let them go. A party has a life of its own but with the right entertainment with the right people the party will be a success. 🙂

We arrive when the party gets started and help to get all the guests in the mood for a good night with some fun in the photo booth and carry on up towards the chimes of midnight.

But the wedding that stands out in my mind is the year of a delicious winter wedding at Huntsham Court… there were tears and laughs and it went something like this….

“We (our company Yellowbooth) were due to turn on the photo booth at 7pm and so arrived at Huntsham at the usual one hour early time of 6pm.

There was a crisp frost on the ground when we arrived and we’d had snow fairly recently so the ground was white and made that crunchy noise. Arriving at the house we instantly felt Christmassy and in the mood for a glass of warm mulled wine!

There were big glowing L.O.V.E letters that greeted us on our arrival during that chilly dark evening. Well, L.O.V letters to be exact as the E had toppled over. Perhaps a wild bunny had knocked it. We popped it back up to look exactly as it should.

Then we opened the big wooden front door – to find as well as the lively party noises that welcomed us, the warmth of the house overcame us like a big cozy cuddle. Honestly we felt like we’d come home and I think that’s what we all want our guests to feel. Huntsham Court delivered that, well and truly on that winter’s evening in that particular new year! More about our experiences at Huntsham later on.”

But is the house big enough for your Wedding party?

Well, the house sleeps 92 with 40 lovely comfy rooms up for grabs for your guests.

Huntsham Court hire out the venue for a 2 day wedding which makes for ample time for everyone to settle in, catch up with each other and enjoy a wedding – before, during and after! Ideal.

I loved the fact that upon further investigation that you can hire Huntsham Court ‘dry’ and bring in your own caterers as well as cater for the breakfast and main meal needs and drinks of your guests yourselves if you so wish. Alternatively, use their caterers.

The team at the venue are happy to assist you with the structuring of a 2 day event. Sometimes it’s tricky to know when to start but once you get started you can’t stop! Here’s the link to some very helpful planning hints here.

And most importantly, there is an incredible choice of where you would like your wedding ceremony to take place. Amidst the Jacobean panelling in the main hall, outside under a marquee or at the stunning All Saints Church a stiff walk away from the main house.Spoiled for choice so that you can have the perfect day to suit you both.

pic/ green screen with sepia for that TIMELESS quality to the photos

“Going back to this lovely winter wedding we took our black photo booth along to at Huntsham… as well as plenty of laughs – which we are used to, there were a lot of tears (which we are NOT used to!).

After the speeches, lots of guests headed over to us sobbing.

Not the reaction that we would hope to get when guests see us at the photo booth or Magic Mirror!

But we found out that the bride and groom were moving away to another country and their guests were absolutely devastated that they wouldn’t be able to see them so much.

Every wedding is so completely different and this particular one will always stay with me because we really felt the love in the room for the happily and newly married couple about to start their life together abroad. you couldn’t help but feel a bit sad too.

Now, a bit about our photo booths at Huntsham Court… our stylish black or white wedding photo booths have been the popular choice at Huntsham Court as with many local stylish events that we attend in Devon.

Our speciality is our indoor vw style booth with fabulous Green Screen Extreme but if preferred are also compatible to go plain but stylish with a white or black backdrop.

Brides, grooms and their guests often love nothing better than to crank up a notch their photo booth experience with choices of green screen backdrops. Look at the screen and Las Vegas will appear or a heart or a rustic brick wall and any second now will print out too!

We tailor our booths to suit all our events.

Our booths come in white wedding white (which looks amazing next to the wood panelling at Huntsham), midnight black, white, duck egg blue and lime green vintage vw camper style. We additionally offer a personalised guestbook and heart boards.

The preferred location for the photo booth or the Magic Mirror is to the right of the main entrance way (as in the photo – where the sofa is) to the side of the staircase. A perfect self contained space and separate area to the dancing room. 🙂 Here people can find you very easily and nip in for a quick fun photo to add to your guest book.

If you would like to get married Downton Abbey style and are planning to have your wedding at Huntsham Court, we’d love you to consider inviting us along too.

We are a family company that has been running for over 6 years and we are a photo booth company that is local to the Huntsham Court/ Tiverton/ Exeter region.

To check our availability for our range of photo booth, magic mirrors and selfie wizards, please visit www.photoboothblog.co.uk or call our team on 0800 7720325. We hope to speak to you soon.

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Lewtrenchard Manor – for a West Devon wedding to remember!

Lewtrenchard Manor is a great big sprawling 16th century manor house situated in the beautiful rolling hills of West Devon on the edge of local tourist attraction Dartmoor. This beautiful wedding venue truly gives Downton Abbey a run for it’s money in terms of heritage, style and charisma.

And brides and grooms to be, the Manor can be your’s for your BIG day!

Lewtrenchard has a great reputation for many reasons, namely for the weddings that it hosts, it’s fine dining events, for the stunning gardens that surround the Manor and for being located in the lush West Devon countryside that we are close to at Yellowbooth HQ.

Stepping foot inside the entrance hall feels like stepping back in time. Instantly you feel this is the place that you definitely want to be in and where you can imagine your wedding taking place. Lewtrenchard with it’s history and its charm will enchant you and your wedding guests. And there is an ample courtyard packed with historic charisma and beautiful fresh air to drink in alongside your gin and tonic.

The manor offers modestly sized rooms that are ideal for a variety of functions with an upstairs wedding ceremony room where you will be surrounded by the ornate finery of the historic building and the grand portraits hanging on the walls. There is additionally an outdoors wedding arch that is the perfect spot for a wedding – the guests are seated in the courtyard with a good view of the proceedings.

The house can accommodate a wedding party of up to 78 inside the house but for weddings with guest numbers over and above that, a marquee can be erected on the grounds.

There is a large party room complete with a yummy chandelier and tall ceilings and a comfortable separate bar room.

All about the house there are corners to retire to for those quiet moments – perfect for those older members of the wedding party – many of which are close to a welcoming  fireplace.

To conclude, Lewtrenchard Manor, in my humble opinion could rival Downton Abbey in terms of its history (it’s even a few hundred years older!) and character and the perfect location to book for your wedding!

When you do visit Lewtrenchard Manor and fall hopelessly in love with it (as I guarantee that you will) and decide to get married here, please do consider inviting us along too. 🙂

Our white wedding photo booth looks perfect in whichever corner you’d like it!

Call Laurence & myself (Caz)  on Freephone 0800 7720325 for a chat about what we can do for your wedding.

 

 

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Looking for a wedding venue like Downton Abbey? Here are SIX plus one more!

As BIG fans of Downton Abbey, we couldn’t wait to see the movie! And WOW what a treat it was! We drank in the stunning introduction of steam trains and countryside vistas until we ended up back where we wanted to be, in the comfort of Downton Abbey.

Feasting our eyes on the big beautiful house situated in those generous grounds my mind leaped off (just for a moment or two) to some other beautiful houses that we have been lucky enough to take a photo booth along to in the South West. Many, in my mind that rival the splendor and Wow Factor of beautiful Downton Abbey (aka Highclere Castle)!

So what do we have in our region that offers glamour, statesmanship, grounds and history in other words a wedding venue to give Downton Abbey a run for its money?

Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol

Downton Abbey style wedding venue NUMBER 1! 

Ladies & gentlemen, brides & grooms, please allow me to introduce, the wonderfully stunning Coombe Lodge! (pictured above)

Situated in the north of Somerset, the country house from the nineteen twenties offers Olde World charm and character in its gorgeous 12 acres of scenic grounds. We LOVE to return here for a booking! Never fails to impress!

Read all about Coombe Lodge through our eyes as a regular wedding supplier

 

Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown, in beautiful rural West Devon

Downton Abbey style wedding venue NUMBER 2! 

We are excited to introduce our next door neighbour, the wonderfully stunning Lewtrenchard Manor! (pictured above)

The 16th century family run Manor house offers everything you need for a wedding day to take it to another level! Fine dining, historic surroundings, it’s own grounds and many many ornate rooms.

Read about Lewtrenchard Manor through the eyes of a local wedding professional

Huntsham Court in Tiverton, in the rural heart of mid Devon

Downton Abbey style wedding venue NUMBER 3!

A truly stunning wedding venue close to Exeter, intimate but MAGNIFICENT Grade II listed building – Huntsham Court.

Read about Huntsham Court through the eyes of a wedding day supplier

 

Our Downton Abbey style wedding venue Number 4 – Rockbeare Manor in Exeter

A gloriously beautiful place and LUXURIOUS enough to rival the great Downton Abbey as a house to host your wedding!

We LOVE Rockbeare Manor!

It’s white as the whitest of weddings! It is STUNNING in 100 acres of its own grounds and it is on our doorstep in our lovely county of Devon – we give you Rockbeare Manor!

Read about Rockbeare Manor through the eyes of a wedding supplier

 

Our Downton Abbey style wedding venue number 5 is the magnificent Scorrier House in Redruth, Cornwall.

Step back in time 3 hundred years and enjoy the sumptuousness of Cornwall’s most romantic hideaway country house in its 400 acres of parkland. Close to Cornish gems such as Eden Project, Wheal Dream and the Minack Theatre – an ideal wedding location for wedding parties is here at the magnificent Scorrier House!

Read about Scorrier House through the eyes of a popular (if we say so ourselves!) wedding supplier.

Our Downton Abbey style wedding venue number 6 is the formidable St Audries Park 

For the last seven years Yellowbooth have been supplying photo booths to weddings up and down the south west. From Lands End in Cornwall all the way up to Tetbury in the Cotswolds. We have amounted quite a bit of inside info on the venues we’re mentioning here and are more than happy to share it with brides and grooms to be as they sail on their journey across the good sea Wedding Planning.

Read all about St Audries Park in gorgeous Somerset through the eyes of a popular wedding supplier. Ready for some fun reading? Please Click here.

One more contender for the title of “South West Wedding Venue in the style of Downton Abbey” is Hotel Endsleigh near Tavistock in Devon.

How we fell in love with a local venue and what’s on offer here!

 

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Wedding glamour at Coombe Lodge

We have attended hundreds and hundreds of weddings across the South West and are happy to share our knowledge and opinions of the huge range of venues – from the very cute petite to the most wondrous of locations.

If  you are planning for your lovely big day and you want to do your wedding day in style here are some of our observations of Coombe Lodge in Blagdon near Bristol.

Drum roll! Are you looking for a wedding to RIVAL the SOPHISTICATION of the glorious Downton Abbey (in real life it’s Highclere Castle  ) in Berkshire.

Then we might have the answer for you! The Comfortable, Chic, Charismatic Coombe Lodge.

Having attending numerous weddings at this venue, we can wholeheartedly recommend that you look no further than one of our FAVOURITE country houses in the South West, beautiful, glamorous Coombe Lodge!

The Lodge, built in 1928, sits in 12 vast acres of beautiful Somerset scenery offering the most gorgeous of backdrops for those stunning wedding photographs!

Remember during the opening sequences of Downton Abbey – the movie, those sweeping views of the countryside and the last part of the journey as you spot the house and then approach the front doors – you’ll get all this (and more) from your arrival at Coombe Lodge!

Imagine the looks on the faces of your guests as they arrive at your wedding ceremony. What a ‘WOW MOMENT’ that would be!

The wedding ceremony, depending on the weather can be inside in such a grand setting or outside with those gigantic views. But of course the eyes of your guests will only be on you when you arrive!

With 12 guest rooms here at Coombe Lodge, your nearest and dearest will settle in and enjoy the sumptuous luxury of these grand surroundings.

The wedding suite is of course the nicest room in the collection of guest rooms offering gorgeous views across the grounds that would feature in your wedding photograph portfolio. Remember to capture what has become the iconic moment when you are both in the bath – IN CLOTHES – of course!

The evening reception is largely based in the wedding breakfast room.

Plenty of room for a minimum of 50 guests and perfect for an evening party with plenty of space for a live band or DJ.

Guests who prefer conversation can adjourn to any of the lounge areas close by such as the piano room, the coffee room the bar or along the windowed corridor adjacent to the courtyard.

Our photo booths have been located both in the corridor underneath the big staircase as well as the comfy coffee lounge near the front doors – close to the dancing in both instances.

Under the stairs, when the booth draws its crowd, we can cause a bit of a bottle neck. It’s the walkway from the bar that the guests will gather so I would recommend having your photo booth set up to the rear of the coffee lounge. Here, there is plenty of room for fancy dress props, the guest book area and for guests to watch all the action taking place before having a go themselves!

If you’re booking a Magic Mirror, there is plenty of room here for this too.

Pic/ Our Green Screen photo booth is busy once more at Coombe Lodge.

We always enjoy revisiting Coombe Lodge and enjoying every wedding that we’ve been lucky to be booked for and are always surprised by how unique every wedding is. This is possibly because the Lodge offers a blank canvas with it’s grandeur is a stunning backdrop to inspire you. It has been our pleasure and privilege to be hired at all our weddings at Coombe Lodge and who knows, our next one might be your’s.

To visit our website or for an instant availability enquiry please click here.