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  • Writer's pictureBenji North

Deena & Josh | Cooling Castle, Kent | Wedding

Updated: Jun 12

Hey there, lovebirds.

As a Cooling Castle wedding photographer, I'm excited to bring you the lowdown on this epic venue. Picture this: Cooling Castle, nestled in the serene Kent countryside just outside Rochester. It's the ultimate spot for couples who want a wedding day that's as unique and special as they are. Formal or quirky, it's all good vibes here—there's something for everyone.

Cooling Castle Barn is the real deal, a true legend in the Kent wedding scene. With over 300 weddings a year, these folks know their stuff. Plus, the staff? Total pros. You'll be blown away by the variety of ceremony and reception options available, each one tailor-made for your special day. And let's not forget about those stunning backdrops that'll have your wedding photos on point.

Let me give you a taste of the magic you'll find at this rad venue. If you're looking for a fun, authentic and creative kent wedding photographer, get in touch, my style is all about keeping it real, capturing those natural and laidback moments that make your wedding day uniquely you. No stiff poses or forced smiles—just pure, authentic goodness.

Getting Ready at Cooling Castle:

You won't believe how chill it is to get ready at Cooling Castle. The Moat House is the spot, where you and your crew can kick back and relax before the ceremony. It's all about good vibes and natural lighting—perfect for those Insta-worthy pre-wedding shots. Since Cooling Castle only hosts one wedding a day, you can take your time and soak in the peacefulness. And don't worry, there's the Heritage Barn to keep your guests refreshed before the ceremony. The toastmaster will announce their entrance, and the party can officially begin.

The Wedding Ceremony:

So many options to make your ceremony one for the books! When the sun's out, why not say your "I dos" in the dreamy gardens, under the chill pavilion? The vibe is simply magical, and your photos will be pure fire. If you prefer an indoor setting with a rustic twist, Fathom Barn is where it's at. Plenty of space for all your loved ones, and a grand staircase for the bridal party to make their entrance. Oh, and if a church ceremony is more your style, Cooling Castle is conveniently close to one.

Wedding Photography at Cooling Castle:

As a wedding photographer, I'm stoked to have endless photo opportunities at Cooling Castle. The gardens are seriously dreamy, providing the perfect backdrop for guests to soak up the sun and capture some seriously stunning moments. And when it's time for those epic portraits with the newlyweds, the choices are unreal. The Castle Gatehouse at the front is straight-up majestic, with two rad turrets that scream "picture-perfect." And guess what? The famous Jools Holland lives here—talk about cool! Even if the weather's not cooperating, no worries. There are plenty of charming barns inside where we can create magic.

The Wedding Reception:

Once the drinks start flowing, it's time to head to the Tithe Barn for a seriously tasty meal prepared by Cooling Castle's awesome catering staff. This is where the speeches go down, and you know they're gonna be lit. And when night falls, get ready to turn it up! The barn transforms into the ultimate party zone, with the Cooling Castle DJ spinning tunes that'll have your guests dancing like there's no tomorrow.

Thanks for hanging with me on this awesome journey through Cooling Castle. If you're planning your wedding here and want a laidback wedding photographer who's all about capturing those genuine moments, I'm your guy. Reach out below and let's make magic happen. Special shoutout to Marcus Curry for being an awesome second shooter.

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