A picture perfect backdrop
The Hall is made up of an array of decadently designed state rooms ranging in style, colour and décor. The opulent settings of each environment offer unique and adaptable spaces that can be developed for a multitude of film & photography projects.
Ragley’s most memorable location comes in the form of a beautifully illustrated staircase. The South Staircase mural, painted over 14 years by artist Graham Rust, depicts the story of The Temptation from The Bible. The Earth and all its riches illuminate the walls of the staircase through depictions of exotic animals, oriental architecture and tropical foliage. Flamingos, a cheetah, pink ibis and toucans decorate the walls, whilst UFOs fly amongst the clouds and a loyal butler watches down from the highest peak. The mural makes for an affluent backdrop for fashion photography, or entrance scene in a film project.
The James Gibbs designed plasterwork of The Great Hall echoes the classical period of baroque architecture, baring resemblance to early Greek and Roman styles. The symbols of love and peace, fire and war adorn the fireplaces at the centre of the grand ballroom, and depictions of the four continents frame the doorways at each corner of the room.
From masquerade balls to diamond heists, the Great Hall has complimented many onscreen productions over the years.
The huge floor-to-ceiling windows which offer natural lighting and never-ending views of the finest Warwickshire countryside make it a picture-perfect backdrop for a multitude of photographic commissions.
Our Green Drawing Room and Red Saloon are the perfect blank canvas spaces, ready to be dressed for your project. The fabric wallpapers of both rooms increase the intensity of the colour and emphasise the lavishness of their environments. Paintings on the walls are sister pieces to those within The Wallace Collection in London.
Our Mauve Drawing Room lends itself to conceptually styled high fashion shoots or intimate film scenes. The illustrated and decadently designed gold ceilings highlight the strong features of the room, including its mother of pearl and tortoiseshell keyed Bösendorfer piano. Adjacent to the Mauve, is the Prince Regents Bedroom, similar in style, with an adjoining dressing room complete with a wall of antique porcelain.