Nonsuch Mansion Wedding Venue

Nonsuch Mansion is a unique wedding venue set in acres and acres of parkland near Cheam. It’s definitely one of my favourite wedding venues to shoot at which I’ve been doing now for 10 years.

As well as being one of Surrey’s most attractive wedding venues, it also has a really rich history. Here’s a description from the venue’s own web site:

“Nonsuch Mansion has some wonderful history – standing on the east side of Nonsuch Park close to the site of Henry VIII’s infamous Nonsuch Palace.

For many centuries, all that remained of the palace were ruins, memories and the name – Nonsuch. The unusual name derives from the old English language as Henry VIII describes there is “nonsuch place to rival its beauty and magnificence”.

This spirit was reborn under the reign of George III when a series of wealthy families built their mansion homes within the park, evolving it over time into the fabulous Grade-II listed building that you see today.

The original building dates from the late 18th century, but the greater part, including the south front and the staterooms, were rebuilt for Samuel Farmer between 1802 and 1806. 

The Farmer Family owned Nonsuch Mansion until 1937 when it was sold to a group of local authorities who still manage the park today.”

flower girl runs through room at nonsuch mansion

5 things I love about photographing weddings at Nonsuch Mansion

The Food

The exclusive caterers at Nonsuch Mansion are Bovingdons so good food and exciting menus are guaranteed!

sea bass with peas and mange tout
chocolate fondant with morello cherries and mascarpone

The Gardens 

Nonsuch Park offers almost unlimited backgrounds for wedding photography including lawns, woodland and meadow.

newlyweds pose in front of nonsuch mansion in autumn
newlyweds walk through rose arbour at nonsuch mansion
view of nonsuch mansion
newlyweds pose together in nonsuch park

The Flowers

The Nonsuch Mansion team recommend some of the best florists around. The following photographs showcase the work of Michelle Rust and Wabana Flowers

close-up of wedding bouquet held by bride
wedding flowers hanging on chair at nonsuch mansion
wedding flowers tied to door at nonsuch mansion
wedding flowers displayed in window at nonsuch mansion
wedding flowers on a table

The Beautiful Interior

The mansion really is a stunning building. It includes two large rooms both licenced for wedding ceremonies and many backgrounds and details that are a delight for photographers.

tables laid out for wedding breakfast at at nonsuch mansion
silhouette of newlyweds at nonsuch mansion
bride and father arrive at wedding ceremony at nonsuch mansion

The fun!

Once the evening arrives the guests get to let their hair down. Whether it’s a live band or a DJ the bar and dancefloor are the places to be.

two flower girls smile at camera
newlyweds having first dance at nonsuch mansion
two male wedding guests dancing at nonsuch mansion
newlyweds dancing at nonsuch mansion wedding
bride reclines in chair showing gold shoes

For more of my work at Nonsuch Mansion take a look at my dedicated Client Galleries page.