The Crown and Thistle Wedding Photography | Mark Walker

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~ An autumnal feast in the heart of Abingdon ~

Capturing the Love at The Crown and Thistle

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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque market town of Abingdon, The Crown and Thistle stands as an idyllic setting for couples seeking a timeless and romantic backdrop for their wedding day. This Grade II listed Coaching Inn, with its charming blend of historic character and contemporary comforts, provides a truly unique canvas for wedding celebrations. From the intimate ceremony spaces to the inviting restaurant and bar areas, each corner of this venue exudes an ambience of warmth and elegance. As wedding photographers, we are always inspired by the character and charm that this venue brings to every shot!

Abingdon on Thames Quintessential Market Town

Nestled along the banks of the River Thames in Oxfordshire, Abingdon stands as a testament to the rich history and vibrant culture that defines England’s market towns. With its picturesque streets, historic landmarks, and warm community spirit, Abingdon offers a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Abingdon boasts a history that spans over a millennium, and its roots can be traced back to Saxon times. The town’s historic market square, cobbled streets, and medieval architecture tell tales of its rich past. The iconic County Hall, with its distinctive clock tower, serves as a prominent reminder of Abingdon’s former status as the county town of Berkshire.

Abingdon’s heart beats in its vibrant market square, where locals and visitors alike gather to explore the market’s offerings. From fresh produce to artisan crafts, the market reflects the town’s commitment to supporting local businesses. Stroll through the square and indulge in the delightful aroma of freshly baked goods, or perhaps, savour a cup of tea at one of the charming cafes lining the streets.

For culture enthusiasts, Abingdon provides a plethora of attractions. The Abbey Buildings, a stunning riverside complex, encapsulate centuries of architectural evolution. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Abbey Gardens and absorb the tranquillity that surrounds the ancient ruins. Abingdon’s location along the River Thames adds an extra layer of allure to its charm. The riverside promenade invites visitors to unwind as they watch the gentle flow of the water or take a boat trip to appreciate the town from a unique perspective. The Thames Path, which runs through Abingdon, is a scenic trail that allows nature enthusiasts to explore the riverbanks and surrounding countryside.