Today I am featuring a wedding venue which I love to photograph at. Not only is is on my doorstep, and so is my local, but it is also where I photographed my very first paid wedding. That was way back in 2007 which seems like an age ago now.
The couple were over the moon with the results and although I don't have any of their images to hand I can share some images below specifically taken to show of the venue.
Staindrop Lodge was built in 1806 by George Newton who named it after the village of Staindrop in County Durham where he was born in 1761. It remained the home of the members of the Newton family for over a century until 1920. George Newton, his son Thomas, his grandson Thomas Chambers Newton, and his great granddaughter Kate Newton all lived here.
In 1904 the house was substantially rebuilt by Thomas Chambers Newton, and in 1946 it was taken over for use by the board of directors of Newton Chambers and their guests.
Having been used as a head office for the Newton Chambers Company, it was later converted to a restaurant, small hotel and function venue.
September 2002 saw Staindrop Lodge reopen after more than two years of major building and refurbishment work.
Now a landmark bar, brasserie and hotel, influenced by the Art Deco design movement, we have created a venue ‘Open to All’ where quality of service and an informal, comfortable ambience is a paramount prerequisite.
For more details on Staindrop Lodge visit http://www.staindroplodge.co.uk
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