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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Wedding Photographer

You’ve probably found this page looking for a wedding photographer or wedding photographs for The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This incredible venue is situated in the town of Sandhurst, Berkshire.

It is a truly iconic venue to host your wedding if you are fortunate enough to getting married here. With historic buildings such as the Old College with its amazing steps, the Memorial Chapel, a large famous parade ground and with impressive grounds including beautiful lakes it is a simply stunning venue to host a memorable wedding.

With lots of experience of photographing weddings at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, you can be safe in the knowledge that I know the best photography locations whatever the time of year and how the weather is on your wedding day. My wedding photography packages cover your entire wedding day at RMAS, from bridal prep in the morning to the stunning party in the evening with an opportunity to capture dramatic photos at night.

My style of creative, fun and natural wedding photography can work alongside you to make your wedding day as relaxed and as special as it can be. I design your wedding album around what you would like, you have full control of the photos and the finished design so that you have an album that can take pride of place in your home to show to family and friends for years to come.

All of my wedding photography packages for The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or other wedding venues include all day coverage, an online album to share with your family and friends and lots more, full details can be found on my wedding photography pricing page.

Below is a guide on how to organise a wedding at this stunning wedding venue.

English country house - Official residence

What are the best photo locations at RMAS?

When it comes to photo locations within the RMAS grounds you are spoilt for choice. It is easy to capture each location within a wedding day if you give enough time within your timeline as both you and your guests will need to be transported around the venue due to the distances between each location.

For group photos, both in front of the Royal Memorial Chapel and the Old College Steps make for perfect location for epic big group photos. The Old college steps also serves as a great backdrop for smaller group portraits and there is always a chance to get creative and have some fun with your bridal party or Guard of Honour if you have one as part of your wedding day.

group photo outside Royal Memorial Chapel at RMAS Sandhurst
bride carried by guard of honour
group photo of wedding party RMA Sandhurst

For couples photos, it’s worth capturing some in front of the Old College once your guests have moved onto the reception. Furthermore, the 2 lakes are a wonderful landscape backdrop for romantic photos of the 2 of you.

army officer wedding celebrations at RMA Sandhurst
military wedding photographer captures Bride and groom on old college steps RMAS
groom dips bride for romantic kiss during military wedding

For those epic twilight photos, Robertson House and the lakes also great locations to capture unique images during sunset or later in the evening!

Bride - Wedding photography
bride and groom creative night portrait in the rain

Can I get married at RMA Sandhurst?

In order to be married at RMAS you are required meet the following criteria:

  • A serving officer
  • Child of a Serving officer
  • Retired Officer
  • Habitual attender at RMC Service
  • Any person or child of any person, military or civilian working within the bounds of RMAS
Robertson House wedding reception venue at RMAS Sandhurst

How do I book a wedding at RMA Sandhurst?

The Academy and Aramark are currently in the process of taking over the bookings of weddings from the Sandhurst Trust. Once this process is complete, this page will be updated with new information. For the time being, all weddings must initially be booked through the Royal Memorial Chapel. They can be contacted via email or alternatively contact the chaplain via this page.

For Robertson House bookings, contact the mess manager who will be able to provide you further information.

RMAS does not hold a license for Civil Ceremonies at this time

Royal Memorial Chapel at RMAS Sandhurst

Where can we celebrate our wedding ceremony?

If you wish to have your ceremony within the Royal Memorial Chapel you will need to speak to the Chaplain’s Office. It is usually advised to book this first to ensure you can secure your date.

Ceremonies can be booked for three different time slots: 1200, 1400 and 1600 which gives your great flexibility in planning your wedding day timeline.

You have to be married by a Church of England Priest however you don’t necessarily have to use one from the Chapel.

You will have an initial interview with the Chaplain of the Chapel. They will then give you all of the paperwork you are required to complete for obtaining a special license. In order to be married at RMAS you must have a special license which is £315.00 (subject to change). The costs are: £424 for civilians, WOs and Officers.

To obtain a special licence – Both you and your partner have to contact your local Church of England Parish Priests. You can find that out at the Church Near You website and key in your postcode. You will need their permission in way of a letter.

The Chaplains can be contacted on 01276 412200 and also have a website for further information.

Confetti cannot be thrown within the grounds of RMAS so something to take a note of whilst planning your day.

Alternatively, you could celebrate your wedding ceremony on many of the numerous churches or the Registry Office surrounding Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before celebrating your wedding reception back within the grounds.

balcony view of Royal Memorial chaped wedding ceremony at RMAS Sandhurst
balcony view of Royal Memorial chaped wedding ceremony at RMAS Sandhurst

What reception venues are available?

There are a couple of options if you plan to host your reception within the RMAS grounds.

The Lakeside can be booked for your reception venue between the months of May until the end of September. The Lakeside does require the addition of a privately booked marquee. You can book any Marquee company you like although it is advised to book a company who are aware of the RMAS rules. Sandhurst Marquees is a popular and trusted Marquee company.

If you prefer an indoor location or for a wedding booked during the winter months, the Old College Dining Room in Robertson House is a fantastic alternative for your reception venue however it is only available for a limited number of weekends each year.

hallway within Robertson House for wedding
repecption details at Robertson House RMAS Wedding photographer

What catering options are available?

All catering within RMAS must be provided by Aramark who are the contracted caterers. For their prices and menus available contact the Aramark Functions Manager.

Planning a military wedding?

Check out my detailed guide on how to plan the perfect Military wedding ceremony!

Looking for a military wedding photographer?

Getting married at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and looking for a photographer? I absolutely love photographing this amazing venue and it is certainly one of my favourite places to photograph a wedding at. Having served over 20 years in the military I have huge experience in the way military ceremonies work and I know my way around RMAS very well having been based there.

Below are a couple of stories of real weddings I have had the pleasure of capturing at this amazing venue!

Real weddings at RMAS

To see some examples of real military weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing at both RMAS and throughout the rest of the UK check out the following link!

How do we book you?

If you are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your military wedding ceremony please feel free to contact me to discuss your plans!

My full day packages start from £1500. This includes All Day Coverage which is something I believe is needed with any wedding for me. I’ll also provide amazing previews of your wedding within just 3 days to keep those blues from setting in.

So what are you waiting for? Drop me a message using my form below and I’ll be in touch.