I've been to many beautiful venues to photograph weddings and this is a continuation of a review of some of them from a photographers point of view.
Shustoke Farm Barns sit in a lovely secluded location in Warwickshire, just east of Coleshill; about 20 minutes from the centres of Birmingham and Coventry. The 18th-Century red brick buildings are striking inside and sit next to a charming courtyard with ancient olive trees.
The Barns are a beautiful location for either a Civil Ceremony followed by the Reception, or your Ceremony elsewhere, and you Reception at the Barns.
Within the Barns themselves, there are beautiful oak beams, flagstone floors, along with lovely geometric pattern air vents that all combine to provide beautiful pictures.
The courtyard is also a charming space with a choice of areas (depending upon time of day) for pictures in a little shade which is lovely when its a hot summer day. Shade also helps lessen squinting when pictures are being taken when the sun high in the sky during the summer months.
There are many locations for beautiful pictures. If you have a long wedding dress, there are steps inside and out to allow you to show off your dress to its best.
Outside the Barns themselves, there is the beautiful red brick to off-set a wedding dress.
Once dressed for the Wedding Reception, the barns seem to take on a new dimension, with carefully considered lighting making the most of the internal decor.
Once it gets dark the internal lighting makes the barns take on a magical feel, made even more beautiful if you have DJ that has a light system to really light the place up.
I have photographed at Shustoke Farm Barns during late summer and early autumn. I can only imagine the beauty of the area with bare trees in early spring and again in the snow of winter. As a photographer, this is a really lovely venue to photograph in, I cannot imagine that there is a bad picture to be had at this venue.