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Cannizaro House London wedding photographers

Cannizaro House is a lovely boutique London wedding venue in Wimbleon with Queen Anne Baroque architectural style and now showcasing its new orangarie

Wedding photographers at Cannizaro House

Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE Phone: 020 8879 1464
 

Cannizaro House - A brief history

Built in the early 1700's in Queen Anne Style, a Baroque architectural style used for domestic buildings, usually elegant and simple compared to grand palaces, (typically involving a sweep of steps to a stone door-case, rows of sashed windows set with brickwork and stone blocks or 'quoins' emphasizing corners) it was originally named Warren House.

Famous visitors to Cannizaro House

For most of its history it has been owned by the Grosvenor and Drax families who have let it out to various wealthy tenants who in turn have used it to entertain royalty, prime ministers and politicians as well as famous writers such as Lord Tennyson, Henry James and Oscar Wild. In 1935 Emperor Haile Salassie lived there for a while during exile from Ethiopia when the Italian Fascists invaded and there is a bust of him in what were the old tennis courts.

The Italian influence

In 1813 Count St Antonio came to London representing the Italian Monarchy, a penniless but good looking and successful man in the ways of society, he sought a route to wealth and found it in the shape of Sophia Johnston, an heiress to an large fortune who he married in 1814. They leased Warren House and used it for grand society parties but it was clear that he was not at all interested in his reputedly ugly wife and he was soon off to Milan with his mistress where he was to become Duke of Cannizzaro. Sophia continued to provide for him despite his extended absence until she died in 1841 whereby she left her entire fortune to her errant husband and the House took his name albeit with a slight variation in the spelling.

The last private owners were The Wilsons who from 1920-1947 make considerable improvements in the gardens including the planting of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas.

In 1948 the Cannizaro House and gardens were bought by Wimbledon Borough Council and the gardens were opened to the public whilst the house became a nursing home until sold in the 1980s with the gardens still remaining in council ownership. These well maintained separate garden areas were kept open to the public and additions included a water garden, wild gardens, the Belvedere, an Herbaceous Border and the Heather Garden though the last two were to disappear through neglect and what was once elaborate Italian Gardens have not been maintained and have in the recent past been the site for art exhibitions and outside performances of plays and operas during the summer months.

Cannizaro House today

Cannizaro House was refurbished and made into a boutique hotel in the 1980's and with its classical features combined with modern interiors, this is one of the best hotels in Wimbledon. As you enter via reception you pass by the atrium's very modern neon green bar area to the left, it's relaxed lounge area straight ahead, a flamingo themed dining area further on to the left which in turn looks out onto the colourfully planted sunken formal garden.

With many function rooms on the right hand side both on the ground floor and on the first floor and now with the impressive new Orangerie, a £3million conservatory extension that replaces the old terrace, Cannizaro House is a wonderfully relaxed and friendly London wedding venue that is a pleasure for any good London wedding photographer to capture the unfolding day's celebrations.

The park at Cannizaro House occupies 34 acres and in 1987 was listed as Grade II in the English Heritage Register of Park and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Along with some of the finest collections of Rhododendrons and Azalias in England it includes many fine rare trees including redwoods, pines, beeches, magnolias, maples and many more. The Friends of Cannizaro Park are also very active in maintaining and improving the gardens and they have recently established a herb garden.

Cannizaro House wedding photography opportunities

As a London wedding venue, Cannizaro House is a luxurious 4 star, fashionable and relaxed place to hold a wedding and or reception and for the London wedding photographer who knows Cannizaro House and the gardens intimately, it offers plenty of wonderful wedding photography and event opportunities such as pre-wedding photography shoots and birthday celebrations throughout the seasons.

There are a number of well appointed rooms notably The Oak Room, The Queen Elizabeth Room and The Blue Room that are licensed for wedding ceremonies and can be used for receptions, depending on the number of guests and all providing opportunities for fine wedding pictures.

For more informal and relaxed wedding photographs there are the communal areas such as the bar, the lounge and the new Orangery along with the now rather reduced terrace. For more romantic and personal wedding photographs there are a range of different gardens outside such as the sunken formal garden, the water garden, the Belvedere, the old Italian Gardens and many more hidden treasures.

All in all Cannizaro House is a London wedding venue that we enjoy working all year round and with its relaxed and friendly ambience and staff helping to create the right atmosphere it's a great venue for producing lasting memories.

 

Cannizaro House wedding photographer review

All smiling and happy newlyweds looking relaxed in this wedding photograph taken at a fine London wedding venue Cannizaro House, situated on Wimbledon Common

 

Hi Richard and Tina, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos, we love them! Thank you also for everything you did on the day, especially calming me down!!

Lizzy and Jarrad, Battersea, London – Wedding photography at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

A very happy Bride smiles for the camera as she hugs her husband in this wedding photo taken on the stairs at Cannizaro House, a fine London wedding venue

 

Dear Richard and Tina, thank you both for bringing back our wonderful day. It was a whirlwind day for me, as it seemed to be over as soon as it began, your superb portfolio of wedding photos has me enthralled.

Marie and Charlie, Wimbledon Chase, London – Wedding photographers at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

 

 A happy and joyful newlywed couple captured in this wedding picture at London wedding venue Cannizaro House as they celebrate with a champagne toast

Hi Richard and Tina, Our wedding photos are fabulous ! ...you have captured the magic of the day... you were also friendly...great fun and you put everyone at ease...

Michael and Emma, Wallington, Surrey – Wedding photography at Morden Park House, Surrey and Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Commom, London
     

Bright and colourful wedding picture of a happy newlywed couple celebrating with the traditional welcoming glass of champagne at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon London

 

Dear Richard and Tina, thank you...we had a wonderful day...love our wedding photographs…amazing...fantastic …you were great on the day...

Laura and Colin, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey – Wedding photographers at Morden Park House, Surrey and Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

Wedding photo of a celebrating couple taking a  moment to pose for the camera after their marriage in Wimbledon London at the fine Cannizaro House

 

Dear Tina and Richard, thank you for joining us on the day. As it was such a small wedding we were not going to bother about wedding photographs. Looking at the photographs now we are so pleased that we have these lovely pictures to remember the day

Heather and Michael Brown, Wimbledon Park, London – Wedding photographer at Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

Lovely newlywed couple beaming in this happy wedding photograph captured after their ceremony at the delightful and welcoming Cannizaro House in Wimbledon a relaxed London wedding venue

 

Hi Richard and Tina, thank you so much for the wedding photographs - we are so pleased with them and have had lots of excellent comments... you both made everyone feel very relaxed. Thank you ever so much again, bye for now.

Claire and Osama Baldo, Purley, Surrey – Wedding photographer at Morden Park House, Surrey and Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

Wedding photograph of a newlywed couple looking relaxed as they enjoy their time at Cannizaro House, a friendly and welcoming London wedding venue in Wimbledon

 

Many thanks Tina ... You worked perfectly...giving us a wide range of wedding photographs that captured the moment...

Julia and Dave, Wimbledon, London – Wedding photographers at Morden Park House, Surrey and Cannizaro House, Wimbledon Common, London
     

 

Two wedding pictures of a lovely young Bride having her hair and makeup session prior to her marriage at Cannizaro House, a lovely London wedding venue on the common in Wimbledon

Two colourful bouquets of bright red roses and purple tulips in this wedding picture taken in the 16th century Cannizaro House a fine London wedding venue on Wimbledon Common

Unusual wedding photograph of a bride reflected in two mirrors as she gets ready on the morning of the big day at London wedding venue Cannizaro House

Wedding photograph taken outside London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common of the Groom and Groomsmen standing ready for a picture holding their top hats

Groom carefully places the ring on his Bride's finger in this romantic wedding photograph Cannizaro House a relaxed and luxurious South West London wedding venue by the common

A fun wedding photo of all the guests holding up their cameras in the front row during the signing of the register in South West London wedding venue Cannizaro House

Mother of the Bride helps her daughter with her dress in these wedding pictures taken at the wonderful 16th century Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common in South West London

Classic yellow Rolls Royce wedding picture taken as it arrives at the drive into London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common bringing along the newly-wed Bride and Groom

Romantic couple walking along the lawn with glasses of champagne wedding photograph captured at boutique South West London wedding venue Cannizaro House

A lovely sweet wedding picture taken at Cannixaro House in Wimbledon London of a content and smiling Bride looking to the registrar as the Groom holds her hand

Fun wedding photo of the Bride and her father with their heads poking out through the window checking on the waiting Bridesmaids at Cannizaro House Wimbledon London

A happy Bride and Groom walking by the terrace at the lovely relaxing South West London wedding venue Cannizaro House

Bridesmaids standing with their bouquets in front of a classic cream Bentley outside the lovely London wedding venue Cannizaro House with its Queen Anne Baroque architectural style

A passionate loving kiss wedding picture taken just after being pronounced husband and wife at boutique London wedding venue Cannizaro House

Smiling wedding guests taking pictures in this humorous wedding photo taken in the gardens at Cannizaro House a luxury London wedding venue on Wimbledon Common

A lovely relaxed family group wedding picture taken at London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbleodn Common in the pretty flower filled sunken garden

The beaming Bride quickly followed by her father in these two wedding photos taken as they leave for a local church wedding after getting ready at London wedding venue Cannizaro House

Sweet wedding photograph of a loving couple standing together by their wedding car with champagne in front of London wedding venue Cannizaro House near Wimbledon Common

Relaxed wedding guests chatting  with the Bride over champagne in this wedding picture captured on the pleasant terrace at Cannizaro House a lovely chilled boutique London wedding venue

Concentrating Bride turns round to smile at the London wedding photographer as she gets ready in this sweet wedding photograph taken at London wedding venue Cannizaro House

 

A happy bride with her sweet bridesmaids wedding photograph taken on the roof terrace of London wedding venue Cannizaro House Wimbledon Common

Wedding couple walking hand in hand along the grass in the colourful sunken garden in this romantic wedding photograph captured at Cannizaro House Wimbledon Common London

Bridesmaid having a care bear moment by the lamppost in this dreamy wedding picture taken on the terrace at Wimbledon wedding venue Cannizaro House

Very happy Bride and Groom celebrating in this wedding photo taken at London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common having with a champagne toast over a stone plant urn

Beautiful Bride in pearls sits down as she delicately puts on her shoes in these ballerina style wedding photos taken on Wimbledon Common in South West London at Cannizaro House

Happy couple wedding picture taken of them walking past the beautifully coloured autumnal trees in the gardens at the lovely Cannizaro House in Wimbledon

Wedding picture of a beautiful classic black and cream Rolls Royce with the Bride aboard and pulling out of the drive at Cannizaro House on route to her church wedding in London

Wedding picture of a smiling Bride and Groom taken as they turn around on the lawn outside the pretty and relaxed Cannizaro House a fine London wedding venue situated near Wimbledon Village

A fun and colourful confetti throwing wedding picture taken on the terrace steps at Cannizaro House Wimbledon Common London

A sweet moment captured of a couple of  guests watching the proceedings in this tender wedding photo taken at Cannizaro House a fine London wedding venue in Wimbledon

Sparkly I Do stickers on the soles of the Bride's iconic and very fashionable Jimmy Choo designer shoes captured at London wedding venue Cannizaro House in these two discete wedding photographs

A romantic and beautifully colourful autumnal wedding photograph captured on the lawn at the luxurious London wedding venue Cannizaro House based on the edge of Wimbledon Common

Bride grabbing a bite of a burger in this fun wedding picture captured on the terrace at London wedding venue Cannizaro House in Wimbledon London

Bridesmaids walking along the lawn towards the trees in this evocative summer wedding picture taken at London wedding venue Cannizaro House

A happy smiling Bride stops on the landing at Cannizaro House with her Bridesmaids in this wedding picture taken before leaving for her London wedding venue Fulham Palace

The Bride's lovely pink and yellow flower bouquet left next to her white leather handbag on a garden table in this wedding photo taken at Cannizaro House, a popular London wedding venue in Wimbledon

Wedding picture taken from a top floor window of happy waving wedding guests on the terrace below at the relaxed luxury London wedding venue of Cannizaro House in South West London

Ladies in pink and lilac concentrating taking photos in the lovely caught in the moment wedding picture taken in the gardens at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon London

Long view wedding photo of guests on the columned terrace beyond the sunken formal garden at Cannizaro House South London wedding venue on Wimbledon Common

Romantic wedding picture of newly-weds walking gracefully across the lawn with a bridesmaid captured at London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common

Fun colourful ladies posing as singers wedding photo taken on the terrace at luxurious South West London wedding venue Cannizaro House

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Relaxed bridesmaids in pink having fun doing a funny walk along the path in this lovely summer wedding picture taken at London wedding venue Cannizaro House on Wimbledon Common

Romantic Bride and Groom kissing wedding picture taken in Cannizaro gardens at Cannizaro House a lovely luxurious London wedding venue in Wimbledon

Smiling Bride poses with her father for a wedding photo in front of their Jaguar at London wedding venue Cannizaro House before leaving for her marriage at Fulham Palace London

All the guests captured in this group wedding picture taken from the terrace of Cannizaro House in Wimbledon

A lovely romantic wedding photograph of newly-weds peacefully walking hand in hand down the path towards Cannizaro House, Wimbledon a fine London wedding venue

Relaxed wedding guests walking past the trees in this evocative summer wedding photo taken in the gardens at the London wedding venue Cannizaro House in Wimbledon

Happy wedding picture of smiling newly-weds leaning on a stone urn with glasses of champagne in the gardens at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon a fine South West London wedding venue

Colourful red and yellow rose table display wedding photo taken at Cannizaro House, a relaxed and scenic wedding venue in Wimbledon London just before everyone sits down to the wedding breakfast

Bride and Groom walking hand in hand across the lawn towards Cannizaro House in this romantic wedding photo taken in Wimbledon

Happy ecstatic looking Bride and Groom walking across the grass hand in hand now as husband and wife towards Cannizaro House in this joy filled looking London wedding photo

Guests mingling on the terrace under the columns in this wedding picture at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon London taken from below in the colourful sunken formal gardens

Happy newlyweds cut an impressive four tiered wedding cake in these wedding photographs taken at Cannizaro House, a fine London wedding venue situated on Wimbledon Common

A picture of a pre orangarie Cannizaro House a lovely boutique London wedding venue in Wimbleon showcasing the Queen Anne Baroque architectural style popular in 16th Century house building

Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE Phone: 020 8879 1464
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