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Getting married at Fulham Palace?
If you have booked your wedding at Fulham Palace you are probably now thinking about photography. You may be planning an intimate ceremony with just two witnesses or a few dozen of your nearest and dearest, and on the day would like to spend as much time with them as possible. Which means that you just need an hour or two of photography.
That’s what I do.
You can book photography from one hour upwards*:
One hour – covers the ceremony itself, group photographs, and a few portraits of the two of you
One and a half hours – the most popular option – has more time to include your arrival at the Palace and portraits of the two of you making full use of the available locations offered by the Palace (interiors and exteriors)
Two and a half hours – allows for coverage of the ceremony, multiple groups, your portraits, the room laid out for your wedding breakfast, and photos of you chatting with your guests during your drinks reception
Four, six, eight and ten hour options also available (on request)
If you’re not sure, give me a call on 01342 811631 or simply get in touch via the enquiry form. We can talk through your plans and what you would like from your wedding photography. We’ll work something out together.
It’s all part of the service.
*Wedding photography coverage (attendance) including all of your personally edited, hand-finished, ready to print digital files from just £399, including travel and VAT.
Fulham Palace is an historic Grade I listed West London wedding venue just north of Putney Bridge and offers plenty of options for your wedding. There are four rooms in which you can have your civil ceremony and they are:
The Great Hall – a magnificent hall with a fabulous Gothic fireplace as the backdrop to your ceremony. There is wooden panelling and high north facing windows – great for photography. It is the first room that you enter as you come into the Palace and it certainly has the wow factor.
Bishop Terrick’s Drawing Room – features include wooden floorboards, soft cream painted walls, an ornate plaster ceiling, tall shuttered Georgian windows framed externally by wisteria with views of the lawn, and a feature marble fireplace. Natural light is balanced with a warm glow from a central chandelier.
Bishop Terrick’s Dining Room – very similar to the Drawing Room (which adjoins) in decor and light and with it’s own feature fireplace.
Bishop Sherlock’s Room – restored in 2006 this room has a stunning Rococo ceiling and is painted in a tasteful yellow. By special arrangement.
You can also have a blessing in the Victorian Tait Chapel and this is through All Saint’s Church, Fulham (T: 020 7736 3264). The chapel seats 90 and you can decorate it with your own flowers. There is a full working organ.
Catering is provided by Bovingdons Catering and they are very well know as the ‘foodie’ wedding caterers.
For more information or to arrange a private viewing please contact Fulham Palace:
London SW6 6EA
T: 020 7610 7162
Civil ceremonies can be arranged via Hammersmith & Fulham Register Office (ceremony fee from £355) and their contact details are as follows:
Hammersmith & Fulham Register Office
Hammersmith Town Hall
London W6 9JU
T: 020 8753 2140
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Visitor Opening Times
Free admission / open daily
Museum, Historic Rooms and Shop* – Summer 12:30pm to 4:30pm / Winter 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Café – Summer 9:30pm to 5pm / Winter 10am to 4pm
Botanical Gardens – dawn until dusk
Walled Gardens – Summer 10:15pm to 4:15pm / Winter 10:15pm to 3:45pm
*NOTE: Occasionally rooms may be closed for private functions. Should you wish to view all rooms, please contact the Palace prior to your visit to check availability
Underground: Putney Bridge Underground and a 10 minute walk
Rail: Putney Station and a 15 minute walk
Bus: Putney Bridge Station Gonville Street stop a 7 minute walk – 22 to Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Oxford Circus and 74 to West Brompton, Earl’s Court, Gloucester Road, South Kensington etc.
Car: there are council run parking bays (Zone Y = £1:10 per 30 minutes) on Bishop’s Avenue which are in force from 9am to 5pm (Mon to Sat) [Fulham FC match days one hour maximum]
What time should we arrive?
When and where do we have the meeting with the Registrar prior to our ceremony?
Your Registrar will conduct a legal interview with both of you, either together or separately, in private. You will be asked to confirm all of the details that you gave in your Notice.
What does the ceremony consist of and how long will it take?
The Registrar will welcome you and your guests, you will say your vows, exchange (optional) rings, and then sign the official Register. You can also choose to have a piece of music played during your entrance and the signing of the Register. You may also choose to have a guest or the Registrar make a (non-religious) reading. Ceremonies last between 10 and 25 minutes typically.
How many witnesses do I need and who can they be?
Two, who must be over 16 and understand the language of the ceremony. Register Office staff are not allowed to act as witnesses. You do not need to know your witnesses.
What about confetti in the Tudor Courtyard?
After your ceremony it is a good idea if you two peel off to somewhere quiet like the East Court Yard so that your guests can leave the ceremony room. They can then take up their positions either side of the entrance doors in the Tudor Courtyard. Watch for your photographer giving the thumbs up for your exit under a hail of confetti (real petals only).
Where can we have couple photographs taken after our ceremony?
The time of year and position of the sun plays a large part in this decision, so choose a photographer who knows the Palace and Gardens well, at all times of the day, and in the different seasons. Photography between 11am and 2pm when the sun is at its strongest can be trickier to work with so ask your photographer for advice.
What happens if it rains on our day?
For light to medium rain umbrellas work beautifully. Some of my favourite wedding photographs include umbrellas.
For heavy to torrential rain you can have your groups and couple portraits taken inside the Palace. There are numerous options depending on your chosen room plans. Speak to your photographer for advice.
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We would like photos taken in daylight. What time should we have our Fulham Palace Autumn / Winter wedding?
Here is an approximate guide to when it will be dark by month and suggested latest ceremony start times if you would like confetti and groups in the courtyard and couple portraits nearby taken in daylight:
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This allows 30 minutes for your ceremony and 30 minutes for your confetti, groups and couple portraits
British Summer Time Ends – Sunday 27th October 2019 @ 02:00 (clocks go back)
Daylight Saving Ends – Sunday 29th March 2020 @ 01:00 (clocks go forward)
To check the exact sunset time on your day click here.
If you see that it will be dark when you come out into the Fulham Palace courtyard and would like some daylight photographs you can arrange for these to take place before your ceremony.