Smedmore House wedding Photography- the perfect venue by the sea

Smedmore House is a simply stunning location for a wedding, perched above the sea near Kimmeridge, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. It is hard to decide where to begin describing Smedmore, with it’s incredible blue room for bridal preparations, the sweeping staircase, the beautifully panelled library, the glade between the trees for an outdoor ceremony with a view of the sea between the trees, and the huge lawn which is the perfect location for a marquee.

With the gorgeous Kimmeridge Bay only a 5 minute drive away, it really is worth taking a trip down there as a couple in the evening for some relaxed photos, it is always so peaceful, and feels like your own private beach on your wedding day, with a view across to the Worbarrow cliffs from under Clavells Tower well worth the effort.

A stunning venue built from Purbeck stone, commanding views out across Kimmeridge bay.

The perfect elegant wedding venue hidden away in the Dorset hills

The house is full of period character, and a dream to photograph, with beautiful pools of light in between centuries of antiques, and full length shutters allowing control of the light. Having full use of the house for the weekend is a fantastic day of making the most of the venue, and allowing the family some luxury for the weekend, a fabulous idea.


A selection of my favourite images from several weddings at Smedmore House through the seasons.

“The photos are simply incredible, thank you so much”

– Emma and Monty

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  1. Thank you Robin for AMAZING photos of a wonderful day.
    I love the way you take all styles of photo accommodating different tastes in photo.
    You were very good at getting cracking shots with little intrusion and instruction! This was noticed and appreciated by many guests who have loved seeing themselves on your website (I think you got everyone!)
    It really shows in the natural spontaneity of your photos. It gives me so much pleasure to look back at them and remember those special moments you captured.
    I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who needs a photographer.
    Thank you again.

  2. AWESOME! – The amount of well timed candid shots in this post is incredible! – I love the caught in the rain images.

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