Crownhill Fort in Plymouth is a well preserved fort that is steeped in history. It was built to protect Plymouth’s harbour, the docklands, and the Tamar estuary against invasion by land and sea.
Crownhill Fort is situated at one of the highest points in the city providing stunning views across Plymouth yet it is inconspicuous on the horizon. With the fort placed at height it can offer an unspoilt background and if you are lucky enough with the weather you are able to capture some beautiful photographs with a sunset in the background.
The fort is licensed for civil weddings and partnerships or you can have the choice of a more traditional wedding ceremony with St Mary’s church located only a couple of miles away. The huge court yard can accommodate big wedding parties by having a marquee within the grounds. This can make a great setting for the welcome drinks when you arrive at Crownhill Fort. The fort offers the unique service of having a working cannon fire for the start of dinner. A short clip is located below.
The parade ground is the perfect back drop for group shots as it has some high vantage points which are ideal for capturing the formal group shot. The high walls and ramparts which surround the parade ground still have a few powerful large cannons that can be used in the wedding photographs.
Here is a selection of personal favourites from a wedding I have photographed at Crownhill Fort.
If you are considering a Crownhill Fort Wedding in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your wedding photography requirements.
For more weddings pictures at Crownhill Fort please look at Adrian and Gwen’s wedding in my blog or head to my wedding gallery to view more images.