The Crazy Bear Hotel Wedding Photography || Hariotte + Jon

the bride and groom in amongst the green plants at The Crazy bear Hotel on their wedding day

Wedding Photography at The Crazy Bear Hotel

I’d been looking forward to some wedding photography at The Crazy Bear Hotel for a while now. Ever since Hariotte and I chatted on the phone and she painted a picture of a delightfully quirky, weird and wonderful hotel wedding venue in Oxfordshire, I was sold!

WHAT. A. VENUE. If you’re after a traditional country house wedding venue, look elsewhere. You’re not going to find it here. What you are going to find is an old 70′ Mercedes in the car park with a palm tree growing out of it’s roof. A mini tropical jungle as a central courtyard, and a stack of velvet drapes and funky interior styling. It’s a quirky venue for sure, but in a good way! I LOVED it!!! 😍

We shoot lots of weddings in beautiful barn wedding venues which we love, or old Derbyshire wedding venues, so it was nice to take a trip down the road to sunny Oxfordshire to see a wedding venue I’d not been to before.

All we needed now was a wedding couple to live up to the hype. Enter Hariotte + Jon. Our awesome bride and groom.

the bride ansd groom outside in the rain at The Crazy bear Hotel on their wedding day

Hariotte & Jon

I first met these two in the centre of London as the sun was rising over the city on a sleepy weekend morning for their connection photoshoot. We spent a couple of hours wandering around sleepy London before the world was awake and hit it off instantly. They’re such a nice couple. Then we finished their shoot by meeting their crazy pooch! 🐾 OMG….like a little mogwai…Possibly the best looking dog I’ve seen in ages!!! I knew their wedding at The Crazy Bear Hotel was going to be off the charts.

Skip forward a few months and their wedding day was here. My bags were packed, camera primed and ready to tackle some creative wedding photography at The Crazy Bear Hotel. It was a day filled with emotion, chaos (in a good way), good food and lots of drink. Premium imported cigars and an early morning boxing sparring session.  Yep, that’s right, boxing. Jon had a big charity fight coming up soon (his Just giving pages is here). It was a bit chilly and somewhat rainy, but we partied hard either way. We managed to get some nice outside time thanks to Hariotte and Jon being super cool and not caring about the odd bit of rain and it really paid off. Take note future wedding couples – Great effort and risk is always rewarded! 🙂

It’s a boy!

I won’t go on and list everything that went on at this wedding – All you need to know that we had an amazing time and Hariotte and Jon were super stars. The one thing that did happen however is they found out about the sex of their baby through some gender reveal fireworks at the end of the evening. It’s a BOY!!!! Congrats guys!🙌

gender reveal blue fireworks at The Crazy bear Hotel on their wedding day

Here’s our little preview of Hariotte & Jon’s wedding photography at Crazy Bear Hotel in Oxfordshire.

Turn it up loud, hit full screen and enjoy! 😎


More about The Crazy Bear Hotel for your wedding photography

I loved this venue. It’s no secret by now! If you’re looking for a unique and stylish wedding venue in Oxford, then you should definitely check out the Crazy Bear Hotel. Set in an 18th-century coaching inn, The Crazy Bear Hotel is a grade II listed building that has been completely renovated to provide a luxury experience for its guests. With its beautiful gardens, spacious grounds and opulent dĂ©cor, the Crazy Bear Hotel is the perfect setting for your wedding photography.

The Crazy Bear Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Stadhampton, just a short drive from Oxford city centre. The hotel boasts a range of facilities and services to make your wedding day amazing, including an on-site hair and beauty salon, in house Wedding Planning services and a dedicated Wedding Coordinator who will be on hand to help you with every aspect of your big day. The guys that run the wedding there are super helpful too – Just good fun to be around!

The grounds are filled with odd/unique things….I love all things weird and wonderful, so it was perfect in my opinion for wedding photography. Then the sun went down and OMG, the place comes alive! Such cool pockets of light all over the place – You’re spoilt for choice!

If you’re looking for a stylish and unique setting for your wedding photography, then the Crazy Bear Hotel should definitely be at the top of your list. With its beautiful gardens, luxurious décor and attentive staff, the Crazy Bear Hotel will ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable. Contact us today to find out more about our wedding packages and how we can help make your big day extra special.

some light painting in the rain with orange lights for creative wedding portraits