One thing you won’t be short of on your wedding day at Royal Holloway is photo opportunities. Against the backdrop of the iconic Founder’s Building, in our 135 acres of parkland, in the stunning quadrangles or in the Victorian function spaces, there is an abundance of romantic spots. We’ve selected a few of our favourites.
- The north tower
The North tower provides a grand entrance to Royal Holloway. What could be more impressive than the sight of the historic, Grade 1 listed Founder’s Building with its breath-taking Victorian architecture greeting you and your guests as you arrive on your special day?
- The north quad
The Founder’s Building is built around two quadrangles which offer a fantastic outside space for drinks receptions and, of course, a photo opportunity or two.
- The colonnade
Take a romantic stroll in amongst the columns that form the colonnade and catch a glimpse of the reclining sculpture of Erinna, a famous ancient Greek poet.
- The boating lake
Tucked away in a secluded part of our 135 acres of parkland is the very pretty boating lake, so called because it was used by the Victorian students to practise their rowing.
- Steps leading up from the woods
As you emerge from the woodland, take a minute on the majestic steps and capture a photo against the back drop of the south west corner of one of the most beautiful university buildings the country has to offer.
- The Picture Gallery
Our historic picture gallery is a popular choice for either a civil ceremony or wedding breakfast or both. Boasting one of the finest private collections of Victorian art the country has to offer, you will be wowed by the ornately framed famous works of art from prestigious names such as William Powell Frith, Edwin Henry Landseer, John Everett Millais and many more.
- Founder’s Dining Hall
Last but by no means least, the vast, beautiful blue high ceilings with their ornate white fixtures and subtle décor make the original Victorian Dining Hall the perfect backdrop on which to create a unique and romantic photograph.