Red Lion, Fareham:
East Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0BP
See our Lysses Hotel Wedding Photography Gallery
The Lysses Hotel is an intimate wedding venue in Fareham with lovely garden, patio, columned entrance and impressive staircase. Since we last shot a wedding at the Lysses, they have completely re-decorated.
The atmosphere at the Lysses is very relaxed and guests naturally spill out onto the patio and into the lounge during the course of the day.
There is a large room upstairs and downstairs and it is a matter of preference as to which is used for ceremony and/or reception.
When we have been there the staff have been friendly and helpful and accommodating and the food has been gorgeous.
Regarding wedding photography location options, the garden is great for group shots with a nicely bordered lawn and steps up to the patio. There is also a fire escape that photographers can climb to shoot down on large groups.
The garden has some nice angles for portraits too. Further wedding portrait opportunities include the columned entrance, the staircase and there are also some nice locations in the garden. A few steps away from the hotel and you are on the top of the pretty and historic end of Fareham High Street which can also make a fabulous backdrop for portraits.
The front of the hotel is striking and and be a great scene-setting backdrop for wedding portraits.
Inside there are many large windows shaping light perfectly for natural light portraiture.
The Lysses Hotel is a gorgeous and intimate wedding venue situated in a pretty part of Fareham. Great staff, great food, lovely relaxed atmosphere and some lovely locations for wedding photography both inside and out.
by Steve Dunster
2 December 2013
51 High Street
See our Solent Hotel Wedding Photography Gallery
The Solent Hotel is a large five star hotel with some great interiors for photography and a choice of three different wedding suites suitable for small, medium and large weddings.
In the foyer there is a wood panelled fire place area, wood banistered staircase and chandelier. Great opportunities there for group shots as well as portraits making this a top winter wedding venue.
The entrance is a covered walk way which usually has a red carpet laid out for weddings. The red carpet goes all the way to the end over the wood beamed gable roof where the wedding cars can stop for arrivals.
The entrance is a great place for arrivals photographs with the geometry of the roof beams, low walls and red carpet. The shelter that it provides makes such photographs possible even in bad weather.
There is a pleasant and sizeable covered patio at the back of the hotel and a small garden.
The large and medium sized wedding suites also have their own bars and ante rooms where guests can mingle and relax whilst the main room is being turned round.
We have always found the staff to be resourceful and helpful and the resident DJ comes recommended.
The Solent Hotel is a large wedding venue with great interiors, easy access to the M27 junction 9 and plenty of parking. We rate The Solent Hotel as being a Top Winter Wedding Venue.
by Steve Dunster
9 November 2013