Berrow Court is a splendid grade II listed Victorian Mansion and former home of Joseph Chamberlain. Situated in leafy Harborne, this venue is one of Birmingham’s finest.
I have a genuine admiration for Berrow Court and admit I have had a few Pimms and glasses of champagne under the Gazebo. My wife and I had held our wedding reception here in 2007, it’s a truly fabulous venue and the food was amazing. To this very day, we still talk about the canapes and the mouth-watering mini burgers and the chocolate strawberries.
From a photography perspective, Berrow Court provides a real opportunity for story telling wedding images. The grounds are stunning and provide an excellent backdrop for both the group photos and any intimate bride and groom images.
Advice about your wedding photography at Berrow Court
As with most manor houses and listed buildings, Berrow Court is extremely picturesque. However, despite having large windows, there is a real lack of available light, especially around the beautiful staircase. This is definitely not a venue to be hiring uncle Joe. If you want outstanding images, then I’m your photographer for this occasion. With years of experience and professional photographic equipment, I have the expertise and tools to be able to shoot outstanding images at Berrow Court.
The Gold Room is backlit so a weak photographer will often under-expose causing the bride and groom to be in the shadows (dark). Trust me this is not what you want, because the Gold Room is where your ceremony will take place, vowels, exchanging the rings etc. As a professional wedding photographer I know where to grab the best story telling shots without compromising on image quality.
The Garden Room is a wonderful room for the wedding breakfast, but equally challenging for a non pro, especially when it comes to processing your images. There is little available daylight in the Garden Room, so image temperature has to be adjusted in Photoshop. Without such adjustments, your images will be yellow and trust me, no bride wants their beautiful white wedding dress to look yellow in their wedding photos.
The staircase provides an excellent opportunity for that truly breathtaking image. However, there is little natural light available here, which is why only an expensive camera with the best lens can cope with these conditions. Although you can use flash, I do not recommend this, because flash provides harsh lighting and you lose any of that romantic ambient lighting.
If you are planning to marry at this prestigious venue or host your wedding reception here, then I am the perfect professional Birmingham wedding photographer for the occasion. I can capture beautiful story telling images of your wedding day and present it in one of the finest albums on the market. My packages start from as little as £550 if you just want the high-resolution files, alternately, for £1250 I can present your wedding in a world-class pro bound high quality leather wedding album. Click here for more information on my wedding photography prices for 2015 or you can contact me on 07580 811220.
Berrow Court; 0121 454 7114; http://www.berrowcourt.co.uk
Another popular venues where I have photographed weddings include: Moor Hall