The Bear at Rodborough Wedding Photography

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Are you looking for a photographer to cover your wedding at The Bear at Rodborough?

As The Bear at Rodborough Wedding Photographers, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure that the story of your big day is captured in a relaxed and beautiful way. Two experienced lead photographers will document everything from bridal prep and your ceremony, to speeches and that all-important party where the day’s celebrations come to life! You can rest easy knowing we’ve captured it – no detail goes unnoticed. We’re a hard-working and friendly duo who will help you get the most out of your day and wedding photography. We can organise key moments such as confetti, group shots and sparklers, which means all you have to do is relax and take in every moment. Would you like to capture your day through film, too? No problem, we’ve got that covered and offer an incredible combined photography and videography package. Get in touch to find out more about how we can fit into your day.

About Powder And Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by! We’re Tracey and Jodie, a wife and wife team with a real passion for creating memories through photo and film. We recently tied the knot ourselves, so we genuinely understand the rollercoaster of emotions you’re experiencing right now. It’s an awesome and sometimes stressful experience, putting together an epic wedding day, but it’s so worth it!

Over the past ten years, we’ve had the privilege of meeting countless beautiful couples, each one unique and special in their own way. YOUR love story is important to you, your family, friends and to us! 

We’re not just about taking pictures and films; we’re about creating an experience – we love what we do and we’ve been told it comes across on the day.

We’ll guide you in creating the most stunning images and films, offering gentle styling tips, creative ideas and suggestions. Don’t worry, nothing will feel forced or awkward – that’s a promise! We cover all types of weddings, from elopements, to huge celebrations at every kind of venue you can think of.

Our most popular combined package means that we have your photography and videography captured with ease, with the two of us working effortlessly together to create stunning images and films. 

If you’re ever in the Yate, North Bristol area, you are so welcome to drop by our office. The kettle’s always on, and we have an endless supply of biscuits. Let’s chat about your exciting wedding plans! If you’re not nearby, we’d love to arrange a call or video meet each other.

We would be honoured if you trusted us to be just a small part of your big day.

We’d love to talk…

Jodie and Tracey xx

Weddings at The Bear at Rodborough

The Bear at Rodborough, set in the heart of the stunning Cotswold countryside in Gloucestershire, is an exceptional venue for couples seeking a unique and picturesque setting for their wedding. The venue boasts 46 charming rooms, including bridal suites, offering a blend of traditional elegance and modern comfort for accommodation. The wedding ceremony can be held within the Norton Room, a bright room affording panoramic views across the Rodborough Common, or outside on the adjoining private terrace. For receptions, couples can opt for the larger Library Restaurant or the stylish Terrace Room, which opens to an inviting patio for outdoor celebrations. The Bear at Rodborough also has exceptional catering facilities, delivering a wide range of bespoke menus to reflect each couple’s unique taste and style. Notably, the venue also features extensive grounds and beautifully manicured gardens, ideal for exclusive wedding photos. The Bear at Rodborough’s unique combination of a stunning location, first-class facilities, and warm hospitality guarantees a memorable and personalised wedding experience.

How To Find The Bear at Rodborough

The Bear at Rodborough is a charming and unique wedding venue situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire, England. This idyllic venue is ideally located on Rodborough Common, nestled on top of a hill, offering captivating views of the surrounding countryside. Approximately just under three miles from the market town of Stroud and about an hour’s drive from Bristol. The Bear at Rodborough is easily accessible yet retains a tranquil and secluded ambiance perfect for exclusive wedding celebrations. Its location blends the best of the British countryside with a touch of sophisticated elegance.

The History of The Bear at Rodborough

The Bear at Rodborough Hotel, located in the heart of Gloucestershire, UK, has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. Initially a coaching inn, it was transformed into an opulent Georgian mansion in the 19th century, captivating architectural enthusiasts for decades. In the early 20th century, it was used as a sanatorium before being converted into The Bear – a hotel of distinct charm in the mesmerizing surroundings of the Cotswold countryside. The hotel has been offering a unique and captivating backdrop for weddings and other special occasions since the mid-20th century. It became a highly sought-after wedding venue, thanks to its perfect amalgamation of historical elegance and contemporary comfort. Ceremonies often take place in the beautiful Pavilion and the Library, places steeped in history offering splendid views of over 300 acres of National Trust land. Today, The Bear at Rodborough is not just a symbol of architectural grandeur and natural beauty, but a cherished site for many who’ve marked their memorable moments within its historic walls.

About Gloucestershire

Situated in the idyllic county of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, The Bear at Rodborough represents the enclave of charm and history. The town of Gloucestershire, renowned for its quintessentially English beauty, is home to this historical and pictorial location. Nestled amid the natural splendor of the Costwolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a treasure trove of a picturesque landscape, historical architecture, and rich cultural heritage. Known for its wool churches, grand homes, and scenic streets, Gloucestershire portrays an enchanting image of traditional English town life. The Bear at Rodborough, a famed 17th century Coaching Inn, is one of the landmarks, adding an antiquated charm to the town. Whether it’s exploring the town’s rich history, architectural marvels, or immersing oneself in its vibrant cultural scene, Gloucestershire offers a distinctive and immersive experience to every visitor. Certainly, it stands as a testament to the region’s enduring allure.

Other Wedding Venues

We cover weddings at unique venues throughout The Bear at Rodborough,Gloucestershire and the entire region. Click the links for more details.

Berwick Lodge, Brympton d’Evercy, Canada Lake and Lodge, Coombe Lodge, Crowcombe Court, Eastington Park, Eastwood Park, Elmhay Park, Euridge Manor, Haselbury Mill, Kingscote Barn, Manor by the Lake, Orchardleigh Estate, Priston Mill, St Tewdrics House, The Barn at Berkeley, Thornbury Castle, Westonbirt School

Client Testimonials

Reviews from previous couples on our Facebook page and Google Business listing.

Recommended Wedding Photographers

We are proud to be a recommended supplier at fantastic wedding venues across The Bear at Rodborough,Gloucestershire and the South West & South Wales regions.

Latest Blog Posts

Some of our latest blog posts with wedding tips and real weddings we have covered in The Bear at Rodborough,Gloucestershire and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we book you as our photographer at The Bear at Rodborough?

As regular visitors to this stunning location, we know all of the best spots for your family and couples photographs and where the sun sets for those romantic “Golden hour” images. With such a wealth of photo backdrops and beautiful scenery, we’ll be spoilt for choice as to where to take your photos. It goes without saying that we have professional liability insurance, the latest camera equipment and software as well as providing full contracts upon booking. Check out our reviews and testimonials too – it’s important to hear the views and opinions of real-life clients. 

How early should I book you to be photographer for my The Bear at Rodborough wedding?

Congratulations, you’re engaged and have chosen your date and venue. It’s time to secure your booking and to book your wedding photographer. We can be booked up to 2 years in advance, with the average time being a year before the big day. Don’t worry, if you are getting married sooner than that, please send us a message and we can check our diary. We take lots of last-minute wedding bookings – such as off-season or weekday weddings, as these generally have more availability. If you’ve booked a Saturday wedding in June, July or August, it’s important to book as soon as possible – which we’d love to be us! Another great incentive to book early is to guarantee your package price and potentially save you money. Even if your wedding is 2 years away, you will only pay the prices at the time of booking. 

How much does it cost to hire you as our photographer for a The Bear at Rodborough wedding?

When it comes to ensuring your wedding day has a physical reminder of the emotions, love, laughter, romance and fun, a professional photographer is something you can’t afford to scrimp on. After all, you only get to experience the day once, and it often passes in a magical blur. With a full day of photography, you can experience the day all over again, anytime you please. Take a look at our photography packages for more details.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a The Bear at Rodborough Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with us on our contact page.