Pimhill Barn Wedding Photography

the bride and groom walking away from the main house

Pimhill Barn Wedding Photos

We are always over the moon when our engaged couples ask us to do their Pimhill Barn Wedding Photos, at Lea Hall in Shropshire. It is without a doubt one of our favourite wedding venues!  We’ve been there a few times now and every time the couples have been awesome fun and we’ve all had the best day with their wedding guests. This is a DIY venue, so they tend to be super creative, so we know the details and decor ideas are going to be sooooo good. The venue allows different catering companies too so the food is always unique and interesting! The buildings are seriously old and provide a real sense of rustic charm and beauty.

The basic information

OK, so the whole site is part of Lea Hall, where the Mayall family lives, farms and works. They are lovely people and have some great dogs, often seen wandering about the place in the morning. The Pimhill Barn is a stand-alone, rustic building dating back to 1584; but more of that later. It has its own access and lots of parking. It can accommodate up to 150 wedding guests but you can also add a marquee to extend those numbers to 250.

So…..the best bit…..the wedding barn is completely yours for the day! Obviously, it has exclusive use, but you can also choose your own caterers, your own drinks, you can decorate however you want. You can party till 1am, you can have fireworks and there’s some accommodation onsite! Happy days! No restrictions, no strict timeline – your wedding, your way – absolutely how it should be! THAT’S why we love to photograph there. Every wedding is completely different.

The wedding ceremony at Pimhill Barn

So the barn is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, but you are just as welcome to get married in a church and come back here for your drinks and evening reception. Once the ceremony is finished and you’re covered in colourful confetti, it’s over to you and your caterers to get the celebrations started. The beers are chilling in the bathtub, the fizz is popped.

At Kim & Richard’s wedding, food was really important to them so they employed Paisley Flour and laid out starters in the cart shed next door to the barn. There were loads of antipasti; different breads, olives, Parma ham, sun-dried tomatoes – it was so good. When Shelley and Rob got married there, their American family set up a whole pit BBQ and did all the catering themselves. We’ve seen beer-can chicken, nachos and chilli, jelly and ice cream – use your imagination and have fun with it. That what weddings should be all about.

The garden at Lea Hall – perfect for photos

Lea Hall has beautiful gardens and they are happy for you and your bridal party to make the most of it for a few photos. There is a lovely view over the Shropshire countryside framed by low sandstone walls, a working 16th-century dovecote complete with white doves, and lots of extra interesting arches and trees just perfect for a few relaxed portraits. The sun is often in a great place for beautifully backlit portraits creating an amazing ethereal look to everything, especially when photographing at wide open apertures to give a beautiful depth to the images.

The evening party

The barn is transformed when the sun goes down, fill the ceiling with fairy lights and festoon lighting and make a magical and memorable place for your first dance. However, if you don’t fancy it, don’t have a first dance – it’s up to you! Just get partying. Either way, get the band playing and dance the night away! It always looks amazing there on photos with the extra lights, giving a lovely bokeh to the pictures. Don’t forget to get some evening scram on the go – epic burgers from the Original Patty Men, wood-fired pizza, street food stalls, doughnut walls – whatever floats your boat!

So if you have booked Pimhill Barn for your wedding day, we’d love to hear from you and be your Pimhill Barn wedding photographer! Get in touch!

The bride & groom in the gardens The bride & groom having a cuddle The bride & groom getting covered in confetti
an american guest posing as the Captain of the Grill

the bridal party walking to the gardens

the bride and bridesmaids

The bride & groom at Pimhill Barn

the bride and groom walking in the rain

The bridal party leaning against the barn

the groom hugging his groomsmen

The bride & groom walking in the gardens after the wedding

The bride & groom at sunset

The wedding cake table, with doughnuts, brownies and strawberries

wedding guests laughing

the wedding band

The bride & groom's first dance

wedding guests dancing

 

The history

Can you believe that the main wedding barn dates back to 1584 – there’s some real history right there. It is framed by huge rustic oak beams, with impressive brick work, a super high ceiling and a wooden floor. It is attached to traditional brick cart shed with open arches, providing a covered outdoor area for your guests. When we’ve been here in the past, couples have used this area for reception drinks and canapés.

Back in the 16th century, this was the centre of a busy farm. Even today, although the function of this building has changed, Pimhill Farm is still going strong. It was one of the very first farms to go organic back in 1949. They now produce organic milk and grow wheat and oats for porridge Flour is still ground in Pimhill Mill!!

For the evening of the wedding, there is the spectacular Courthouse – with an ancient and fascinating history. The building was used for court-related issues back in the 1580s! It has now been refurbished to make for the perfect wedding night!  A peaceful setting with views over the Lea Hall gardens!

How about having your wedding day filmed in Stop Motion?

Here’s a stop motion wedding video at Pimhill Barn. They’re fun, quirky and a great way of seeing your wedding in just a few minutes without having to sit through a whole traditional wedding video. Click here to see more of our Stop motion Wedding Videos