Nestling in the small village of Lower Beeding, South Lodge is a country house hotel dating back to nineteenth century and was the venue chosen by Sarah & Jonathan Taylor for their wedding.
In 1883, Frederick DuCane Godman began development on the original South Lodge modest dwelling in the same neo-Jacobean style as many other Sussex country houses of the period. Godman commenced the final substantial additions to the building in 1911 when the Drawing Room Wing was constructed. Winston Churchill was a regular guest to the house during his time in Parliament and to commemorate this, the corridor through to the newly developed Sussex Wing from the Billiard Bar now marks the place where a lift used to take him up to the Elizabeth Le Bay room. During World War II South Lodge was used as a hospital and the country house opened as a hotel in 1985
The service took place on the fabulous lawns of South Lodge in bright sunshine albeit being a little windy. Following the lovely service everyone had drinks on the patio where we were able to take some group shots before retiring to the magnificent Gladstone room on the exclusive Ministers floor for the wedding breakfast. Following the speeches we were able to take Sarah & Jonathan off around the grounds on the hotel golf buggy to get some intimate shots of just the two of them.
With the first dance shots in the camera we left Sarah & Jonathan to party the night away in a truly spectacular venue.
We would like to thank Sarah & Jonathan for asking us to photograph their special day.