If you’re on the hunt for a Wiltshire wedding venue like no other, then Rachel and Paul’s Syrencot wedding is definitely for you. In fact, this Salisbury wedding venue is so nice, they married there twice!

No, seriously – Rachel and Paul had two Syrencot weddings, as their original plans were hampered, like so many others, by the pandemic. They chose to have a more intimate Syrencot wedding closer to their initial date, and then have a bigger symbolic Syrencot wedding when everything had opened up again. By that point, they’d also welcomed their beautiful baby girl Nora, so it was especially lovely to revisit their Wiltshire wedding venue with the newest addition there too!

Why this Wiltshire wedding venue is so special

Syrencot is a private country estate spread over acres of rolling Salisbury countryside. Alongside the Georgian manor house where guests can stay, there’s a number of stunning event spaces that make your day unforgettable. 

It’s hands down one of my favourite Wiltshire wedding venues, but what makes a Syrencot wedding so special? Well, this venue is where the outdoors and indoors meet, with historic spaces that have been lovingly restored with this gorgeous harmony in mind. The result is incredibly romantic, wonderfully wild, and totally enchanting.

Getting ready in The Billiard Room

Rachel and her bridesmaids all got ready in the Billiard Room, a light and airy room with stunningly high vaulted ceilings. They all wore floral robes to get ready, with the colours perfectly matching the decor of the room. Luckily one of Rachel’s bridesmaids is a make-up artist, so it was a super special, relaxed morning of prep!

In the meantime, Paul and his groomsmen were getting ready at a nearby inn, before they arrived at the Wiltshire wedding venue for a glass of whiskey altogether at midday. Then it was time to make their way down to the Glasshouse for the ceremony…

The Glasshouse & Walled Garden

It’s almost impossible to choose, but I think The Glasshouse might just be my favourite bit about a Syrencot wedding. Exactly as it sounds, it’s a glass-walled structure that gives the feel of being outdoors whilst remaining safely undercover at all times (as well as warm – the windows are all fully glazed!) Surrounded by trees and boughs of greenery, but sat under soft white fabric drapes and artistic spherical rose gold light fixtures, the space is pretty damn magical.

This perfectly fitted Rachel and Paul’s wedding aesthetic, which was a wild, romantic style. Rachel had individual flowers placed in her long, tousled half updo, which leant it a fairytale princess kind of vibe. The flowers she and her bridesmaids carried in their bouquets were lovely loose arrangements of wildflowers and greenery, studded with bright pops of blue and purple. Both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen wore blue, too, with the girls in flowing blue dresses and the guys in blue suits and floral ties. 

The walk up to the ceremony space at this Wiltshire wedding venue is also like something out of a fairytale. Upon leaving the Manor House, you walk the perimeter of the walled garden, following the path around the time-worn wiggly walls. Not only is it a beautiful shot for a photo – all that anticipation and excitement! – but it’s also a lovely moment to be able to have with whoever’s walking you down the aisle, where it’s just the two of you and the sound of the trees.

Rachel and Paul chose two readings during their Syrencot wedding ceremony, one by one of their bridesmaids and one by Rachel’s mum. When it came to their turn, they stood up where they were sitting, and read out loud from there, which felt like a really wonderfully intimate moment. (It can also make it easier if you have a reader who’s nervous about public speaking – so they don’t have to do a long walk up to the front, staring out at everyone staring back at them!)  

After the ceremony I lined all the guests up in the garden to perform the confetti throw (for which some guests were exceptionally enthusiastic – in one of the shots, you can see that the guest has accidentally thrown the bag at them too!) Then we took some group shots on the lawn – for their microwedding, we’d taken them in front of the House itself. There’re so many beautiful spots at this Wiltshire wedding venue we were pretty spoiled for choice!

The Farmshed Reception

The ceremony space is a tough act to follow, but the reception space for a Syrencot wedding is equally as stunning. The Farmshed is a luxurious, elegantly renovated barn with exposed timber and polished metal interiors, finished with statement lighting. Each table featured more of the incredible blue and white wild flower arrangements in jars, while the top table had a special tabletop centrepiece. 

After some hilarious speeches it was time to eat, and after the delicious meal I whisked Rachel and Paul away for some romantic couples’ portraits. Together we’d planned the timeline to make the most of the late April sun and to our delight, it worked perfectly, resulting in some stunning Golden Hour portraits (just look at how they glow!). 

Then it was time to get back to their Wiltshire wedding venue and cut the cake. The three tiers were finished off with blue ribbon and blue flowers, but the real finishing touch was the gorgeous Nora in a blue floral babygrow, helping her parents cut the cake! 

Rachel and Paul’s Syrencot wedding oozed love and warmth from start to finish. It truly was a beautiful day in a beautiful venue for two beautiful people – and I was so thrilled to be able to spend it with them, after they’d waited so long.

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Syrencot wedding photographer

If you’re planning a Syrencot wedding and are looking for a relaxed photographer to capture the day authentically, then I’d love to chat. Or maybe you’ve got a different Wiltshire wedding venue in mind – either way, you can get in touch here to tell me all about your plans. I can’t wait to hear them!

With thanks to

Dress – Rebecca Ingram from Proposals, Witney

Florist – The Derry Hill Florist

Hair – Katie Palmer Head of Hair

Make up – Emma Sykes

Suits – Moss Bro

DJ – DJ Dean John

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