Wedding Inspiration Shoot at That Amazing Place

As a wedding photographer, I am lucky enough to meet and work with some exceptionally creative wedding suppliers and see some beautiful locations. Claire over at Lily and May is easily one of my favourite floral artists that I have worked with, so I was really excited about this inspiration shoot at That Amazing Place in Harlow. Her elegant, romantic and whimsical designs just add so much to a wedding. And on top of that, she’s pretty darn nice too!

The Wedding Venue

In truth, I’d never heard of this gorgeous Essex wedding venue based in Harlow and initially couldn’t really work out how to place the name. But once you arrive, you quickly realise exactly why it’s called That Amazing Place. It really is an “amazing” wedding venue. The layout is just the right amount of intimate and the grounds are wonderful.

Decoration Ideas At That Amazing Place

As our shoot was inspired by the Green Pantone that is 2017, according to these clever folk, we decided to take advantage of the space inside the venue so you could really so how brilliant the Green Leaf wall looked, masterfully created by Claire.

Wedding Portraits At That Amazing Place

When taking couples portraits I always try to keep things looking as natural as possible using only available light in most cases. This keeps pictures looking dynamic and allows you to really feel the space being photographed. The quality of light at the That Amazing Place really was great. Various large windows can be found throughout the venue which gave so many opportunities to capture our portraits. The subtle styling of our bride, along with the bold green and gold colour theme were fantastic to work with and looked beautiful when it all came together. As featured on

Our fabulous collective of suppliers and stylist worked so well to create this elegant and inspiring look so if you’re planning your big day why not pop over and say hello, I’m sure they’ll love to hear from you.

Flowers Lily and May
Hair and Makeup Lisa Alger Hair and Makeup
Dresses Lucy Can’t Dance
Cakes Egg & Moo’s
Stationery Russet and Gray
Shoes Merle & Morris

More Information About That Amazing Place

That Amazing Place in Harlow,  otherwise known as Hubbards Hall is another of my favourite Essex Wedding Venues to photograph at.  This Grade II Manor house and former monastery is an exclusive-use venue. It’s perfect for small to medium sized weddings and has great transport links. Set within 8 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds – including a stunning lake makes this countryside wedding venue ideal for those wanting a small private and exclusive wedding venue with excellent transport links.

That Amazing Place: Location

That Amazing Place is situated 45 minutes outside of central London via the M11. With excellent public transport links for any guests travelling for your wedding day, it’s perfectly situated.  Stansted Airport and Epping Tube Station are a 15-minute drive from the venue. Furthermore, Harlow Train Station is a mere 5 minutes drive.

That Amazing Place: The Wedding Venue

That Amazing Place is one of Essex’s newest wedding venues.   Recently renovated to a high standard, the site has a light, airy and neutral styling. This makes it ideally suited to those who seek a blank canvas for their wedding. The two reception rooms are fantastic for ceremonies.  The patio is the perfect place to enjoy a summer drinks reception making it ideal for guests to mingle and make most of the warm weather. With the option of a Marquee this wedding venue really offers a lot to prospective couples. Lastly, its private gardens and grounds.  These provide a picturesque setting for those couples who want some outdoor space in which their guests can relax.  For those considering a winter wedding at That Amazing Place, the luxurious fixtures and fittings and roaring fires give the venue a warm homely feeling. It’s perfect all year round.

Whatever your wedding planning needs the wedding venue team has a wealth of experience in helping to guide and inspire couples with ideas. They are always very willing to accommodate your needs and are extremely flexible in their approach to helping you create your dream wedding.


That Amazing Place is a fantastic venue for intimate to medium weddings and has no set minimum of people for booking. The building can hold up to 100 guests for civil ceremonies. For receptions, the venue has the capacity for 80 seated guests for a traditional wedding breakfast inside the house or 150 guests in their marquee.

On-Site Accommodation

That Amazing Place has some fantastic onsite accommodation options for you and your wedding guests. Their stylish and extremely comfortable 14 guest bedrooms (sleeping up to 27 people) are perfect for those guests not wanting to worry about transport the night of the wedding. Each room has a flat-screen TV, a seating area, tea and coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. The rooms have either a private or shared bathroom.  Most noteworthy is their new luxurious Bridal Cottage.  This provides a beautiful setting for those bridal preparation shots and your first night as a married couple.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Options

The staff at That Amazing Place have valuable insight into how best to achieve what you want for your wedding day.  That said, I’ve covered most of the significant options below.

Indoor Ceremony Option: The Lakeview Lounge

Accommodating up to 70 guests, this reception room offers some spectacular views of the lake through its beautiful bay windows.

Indoor Ceremony Option: The Hall

The Hall with its high ceilings and the stunning mirrored wall is a lovely airy feeling room accommodating up to 100 guests.

Outdoor Ceremony Option: The Gazebo

During the summer months, many couples opt for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The gazebo is situated in the beautiful gardens with the lake providing a wonderful backdrop for your ceremony.

Religious Ceremony Options:

For couples preferring a church ceremony, there are several local churches for various denominations. St. Mary’s Churchgate is one such church and is just a 10-minute walk from the venue.

Reception: The Hall

Seating up to 80 guests The Hall at That Amazing Place is the obvious option for those looking for a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast.

Reception: The Marquee

The dining Marquee can house up to 150 guests for a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast and is often favoured by those couples looking for a Marquee wedding feel.

Information about That Amazing Place, Essex

Official Website:
Address: That Amazing Place, Hubbards Hall Drive, Off Churchgate Street Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NH
Phone Number: 01279 494 484

That Amazing Place Wedding Photography

From a wedding photographers view the venue for photography is perfect all year round regardless of the season.  There are plenty of textures, interesting backdrops and spots that really enhance your wedding photography. Finally, if you are looking for a Wedding Photographer to shoot at That Amazing Place, please feel free to get in contact.

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