Some potted history folks.. but very interesting to know especially if your considering it as a venue. The Sculpure Gallery id a long room with a mock Roman Temple at one end..huge leaded glass windows which allow lots of light inside and space enough to dine with intimacy and dance to a band afterwards.. and if you fancy a stroll the immediate grounds are stunning!
Woburn Abbey, comprising Woburn Park and its buildings, was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145 . Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke. Anna Maria, the wife of the 7th Duke, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
Famous for its Safari Park as well as historical background, Woburn and the adjunct of the Sculpture Gallery makes a simply stunning wedding photography venue. How can one fail? Given almost any weather it will make the most impressive backdrop to creative wedding photography.