Addington Palace - Wedding, Surrey

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Last Saturday's wedding was at the impressive Addington Palace near Croydon in Surrey.

The "Great Hall" has a minstrel's gallery which is very high and offers fantastic acoustics for Spanish Guitar so I played from here on this occasion - the photo on the left above is one I took from the gallery where you can also see the beautiful tall windows.

The original manor house called 'Addington Place' was built about the 16th century. It was owned by one family until the 18th century when it was left to distant relatives of the deceased owner and, after a bit of wrangling, sold on to Barlow Trecothick, Lord Mayor of The City Of London.

The house was Grade listed in 1951. In 1953, it was leased to the Royal School of Church Music initially to house choirboys assembled from all over Britain to sing at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation

It is surrounded by a park and golf courses, and its gardens are still largely in their original design. The golf courses give an excellent backdrop and it has become a popular Surrey wedding venue.

I played throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast.