The neo-Gothic chateau Krč is currently a four-star Chateau St. Havel. I have visited this wedding venue in Prague several times as a wedding photographer, so I will introduce the place to you. One would not believe how quiet and nice this place is, surrounded by the railway and the Southern Link. In fact, this venue is calm oasis with two ponds and it is home for ducks and swans. There is not only a hotel and a golf club, but also a wellness center. The last time I was there, the bride was kidnapped to the spa (czech wedding tradition) and believe it or not, she was not in a hurry to go back :-)
Wedding Ceremony at the Chateau St. Havel
Wedding ceremonies at Chateau Saint Havel are held at the following locations:
- outside in the castle garden
- in the castle chapel of St. Havel
Wedding Photography around Chateau St. Havel
You can take a picture of a large group of all wedding guests on the slope next to the pond after the ceremony. I recommend to let the bride and groom stand under a steep slope and photographer can stand above them with the camera.
There is a large garden behind the castle with lots of large trees for photographing the bride and groom, so there is a lot of useful shades under the trees. Next to the chateau there are two ponds named Sýkorka and Zámecký rybník. Part of the area serves as a golf course, and its slopes can also be well used for photography. In front of the castle is a nice staircase, on which the bride’s wedding dress stands out beautifully. Last but not least, I recommend using the hotel interiors. Note, for example, its spiral staircase, large castle windows or the decorative wallpaper of the hotel rooms.
Hotel Chateau St. Havel is located close to the Prague-Krč train station, but it does not disturb by noise its quiet environment. Only one of its tall pillars can be seen from the ceremonial place in the garden, so it is better to take pictures in direction towards the pond and the castle.
Your Tips and Reviews
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