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Weddings at the Grim's Dyke Hotel Harrow London
© Ashton Lamont Professional Wedding Photographer and Videographer

Bride and groom walk through gardens after their wedding at the gris Dyke Hotel Harrow North West London

This is a feature wedding / venue gallery. If you are planning a wedding in the Harrow Watford and Hertfordshire areas do take a look at the Prices, the Photo Galleries, the Videos, and the Albums. This gallery illustrates just one of many for you to browse e.g. try Hunton Park Watford, All Saints Church Kenton.

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Our featured couples have chosen the beautiful Victorian country house Grim's Dyke Hotel for their marriage ceremony and wedding reception. They selected combined photography and video packages with coverage starting shortly before the ceremony and finishing a little while after their first dance.

The Grims Dyke Hotel is in Harrow Weald Middlesex - or if you're not sure where that is - north-west London just twelve miles from the city centre. But this description of its location belies its fantastic features and ambience; forty acres of varied and mature landscaped grounds crowned with a building which is often used as a set for television and film productions!

The registrars from the local Harrow Register Office are easy-going and professional photographers and videographers should not encounter any needless restrictions on their work throughout marriage ceremonies.

The first photo in these highlights shows the imposing main entrance to the Grim's Dyke Hotel:

Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow wedding venue

The Grim's Dyke Hotel is much in demand for film and TV work and its no wonder once you have the opportunity to wander around its enormous mature landscaped gardens and country house interior. Just divine!

Lovely gardens at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow wedding venue

The next photo shows the rear gardens at the Grims Dyke Hotel. Conditions on the day for this spring wedding were a little wet underfoot in places but we were just so grateful to be able to enjoy the mild and sunny conditions - the first day of the year for that!

Room set up for wedding ceremony at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Peter usually starts with some scene-setting photos including the lovely flower displays and arrangements which had been supplied by a local company Petals From Heaven:

Brides bouquet at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Guests arrive ready for wedding ceremony at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Bride poses for photo before her wedding at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Bride arrives in her limousine for her wedding at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Groom poses for wedding photo at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Flower girl arrives for wedding

Bride enters room for her marriage ceremony at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

This couples little boy was a bit wriggly during the ceremony and it fell to the bride's dad to keep him in check. Here he peeps out for a moment trying to figure out what on earth mum and dad are up to!

Bride and groom exchange wedding rings during their marriage ceremony at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Father of the bride wayches as his daughter gets married

The Harrow registrars do not restrict professional photography and video during ceremonies and so Peter is able to shoot a full record both as photos and on video:

Bridesmaid watches as her friend gets married at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

The Music Room really is a terrific setting. Here we can see the wedding ceremony in full swing. In the far background you can see the minstrel gallery. It has easy access up a narrow stairway but the view of the room is obscured by the large light fittings and fans:

Wedding ceremony in progress at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Its great to be able to record such significant moments as the exchange of the wedding rings:

Guests were armed with plenty of confetti with which to bombard this couple after their ceremony. The staff at the Grims Dyke Hotel run a tight well-ordered day and the duty manager ensures that everyone is in the right place for this important and photogenic moment:

Wedding guests throw confetto over bride and groom after their wedding at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

There are lots of photogenic spots around the huge grounds surrounding the Grims Dyke Hotel, though finding some suitable shade in the early spring before the trees are in leaf can be challenging. Professional wedding photographers always recommend shade as it is more flattering for portraiture. Here our bride and groom stroll alongside one of the hotel's lakes:

Bride and groom pose for natural wedding photo at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Group photo of all the wedding guests at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Room prepared ready for wedding reception at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

There are of course some nice "reportage" moments to be shot during the wedding receptions:

The next photo is commonly called a "table shot" and used to be very popular. It does need the timely co-operation of the guests though and that is not so common now-a-days. But it works great when everyone is up for it:

The speeches are also a good opportunity for some character shots of the guests as they enjoy the verbal sparring:

The speeches are always a great photo and video opportunity:

Best man makes his speech during wedding reception at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake

Bride and groom perform their first dance during their wedding reception at the Grims Dyke Hotel Harrow

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