London Wedding Photographer

Documentary wedding photographer in London

Having lived in London for 10 years of my life, it’s always great to return to shoot as a London wedding photographer. About a third of my weddings every year are in London, and there is an amazing choice of venues to choose from north and south of the river. There are some very grand and historic venues, and there are some slick and modern venues. There are venues that reflect London’s history as a great port and industrial centre and some quirky places that you would never think of as wedding venues. I’ve visited many of the ancient and fantastic churches in the City and further afield, and I’m also familiar with many of the register offices and town halls in the various London boroughs and work with the same registrars year after year at venues across the city.

Check out the small gallery below of images from recent London weddings. Scroll a bit further for links to more galleries of full day weddings. If you’re getting married in London I’d love to chat in more detail. Get in touch!

London Town Hall Weddings

Many of my London wedding photography clients choose to have their civil ceremony in one of the many town halls that either house, or used to house, the register offices of London’s various boroughs. They contain a variety of ceremony rooms from grand halls and chambers to rooms no bigger than your kitchen. Most of them were built a century or more ago and have a grand façade and an equally impressive staircase for your guests to gather for confetti throwing.

From a photography perspective, the registrars in London are always very welcoming. Compared to elsewhere in the country there are fewer restrictions on me whilst shooting, and the signing of the register isn’t the sacred ‘thing that shall not be photographed’ meaning that you get full coverage of the whole of your ceremony.

Here are a selection of my favourite London register offices and town halls:

Islington Old Town Hall

This is my most photographed wedding venue, and one of my favourites. Ceremony options include the impressive council chamber and a number of smaller rooms. It has two impressive staircases and is surrounded by great reception venues in Islington and the City.

High Road House Wedding Photography

Old Marylebone Town Hall

The former Westminster register office is perhaps the grandest of all the London town halls. Recently renovated, it has an array of rooms and an enviable location in the heart of the action.
Register Office Wedding

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Kensington & Chelsea’s register office is a favourite for west London weddings. It features another great set of steps that have been graced by some famous faces. Inside there is a mix of large and small rooms.

Hackney Town Hall

With a large pedestrianised area at the front, and a huge staircase, this is one of the best buildings in London to make a dramatic exit from. Great reception venues in the recently converted atria.

Southwark Register Office

Tucked away on Peckham Road, the unassuming but beautiful frontage of Southwark Council offices contains two rooms for ceremonies, including the Garden Room that opens into quiet and secluded gardens.
Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall

This recently renovated building in the heart of Brixton contains a range of fantastic rooms for weddings, with the Circular Hall a particular highlight. The perfect setting for a classy and intimate ceremony.

Stoke Newington Town Hall

For maximum art-deco glamour, you can do worse than this former government building in north London. It offers a choice of a wood-panelled council chamber or a huge Assembly Hall.

Quirky London Venues

Amongst the wide variety venues that I have worked at as a London wedding photographer, there are some great non-traditional options for those wanting a unique feel to their day.

There are former industrial spaces that function as blank canvases such as Village Underground, Tanner Warehouse, Islington Metalworks, and The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf. There are also some slick, modern venues that are a little different to your average choice, such as the Emirates Stadium and The Gherkin. Other even more leftfield options include Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, and Hackney City Farm, both rural oases in the urban sprawl.

Click on the links in the text above to see more info about, and real wedding images from, each of these great London venues.

If you’re getting married in London and need a wedding photographer, say hello, check my availability and get a copy of my brochure

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