Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photographerFor your Westminster Register Office wedding
Marrying at Old Marylebone Town Hall?
If you’re getting married at the newly refurbished Old Marylebone Town Hall, chances are you’re bubbling with excitement and thinking about photos. 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.
As a Westminster Register Office wedding photographer, that’s what I do.
How much photography is right for you?
- You can book photography from one hour upwards. One hour covers your civil ceremony and photos on the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall afterwards. Ideal for an elopement.
- Your photography captures your arrival at Old Marylebone Town Hall, your ceremony and portraits of the two of you taken nearby.
- Your photography starts with your arrival at Old Marylebone Town Hall, the ceremony itself, confetti photos on the steps and continues through to either your drinks reception or portraits elsewhere in London, depending on distance.
If you’re not sure about how long to book, call me on 01342 811631 or fill in the enquiry form. We can talk through your plans and what you would like from your wedding photography. We’ll work something out together.
Pricing starts from £399 including your digital files.
Have your favourite photos from your Old Marylebone Town Hall civil ceremony designed and bound into a leather album that lives on your coffee table or book shelf. Standard sizes and copies for family are available.
Is your date available?
If you would like to check if your date and time are available, please complete the contact form on the left or call me on 01342 811 631.
Old Marylebone Town Hall Ceremony Rooms
In 2014 Old Marylebone Old Town Hall closed for major renovation and refurbishment and Westminster Register Office moved their ceremonies to Mayfair Library. Old Marylebone Town Hall has now reopened for couples wanting to marry in this stunning building.
The exterior (once covered in grime) has been thoroughly cleaned and now sparkles. Even the lions are spotless. And inside, the new rooms are all elegant, stylish and chic (whilst retaining many of the original features).
I have listed the seven ceremony rooms below along with their capacity. If you click on the photographs it will take you through to a room page with more photos and details. Hand on heart I love every single room and I am very much looking forward to working with couples in each one. I booked my first wedding here over the Christmas break which is very exciting.
In 2017 I covered ten weddings at Westminster Register Office’s Mayfair Library and have listed the latest of these in the blog posts below. Hopefully they will give you an idea of my style which is very natural and relaxed.
Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding photography FAQs
What time should we arrive?
You and your guests should all be present at Old Marylebone Town Hall at least 15 minutes prior to your ceremony. When you arrive you and your guests will be directed to your ceremony room. If you prefer not to see each other before the ceremony, the Registrar’s Office will advise you on timings and entrance plans.
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 the 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?
You need two witnesses for your Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding. They 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 on the iconic Town Hall steps?
After your ceremony the Registrars will invite your guests to leave your ceremony room and take their position on the famous stone steps. You can use any kind of confetti.
Where can we have couple photographs taken after our ceremony?
Your ceremony room why not take advantage of Westminster’s new option and offer your guests drinks after your ceremony. A fridge and glasses are provided. This option must be booked in advance with the Register Office
Old Marylebone Town Hall the interiors make for wonderful photographs / the exterior offers brilliant columns with stunning light, and of course the steps are beautiful too
Walking to your drinks venue the streets in the area all have pretty doorways and street scenes
Regent’s Park is arguably the prettiest garden in London. There are many options throughout the gardens but I have my favourite spots guaranteed to make your photos look amazing.
Your Reception Venue may have interesting interiors and exteriors that are important to you so do ask me if this is of interest
London Landmarks – you can also choose to have photos taken at the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (check for refurbishment scaffolding first), St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, Tower Bridge, or a location that is special to you both
The time of year and position of the sun plays a large part in this decision, so choose a photographer who knows the area 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 wedding day?
Umbrellas work beautifully in light to medium rain. For heavy to torrential rain you can have your groups and couple portraits taken inside the Old Town Hall.
Westminster Register Office latest blog posts
Towards the end of 2017 I was invited to take photographs of the Old Marylebone Town Hall reopening party. Inside, the marble flooring and stunning entrance hall has been polished and is gleaming. There are wonderful loos and even a bridal room for final touch ups...
Jenny and Will's Mayfair Wedding Bocca di Lupo Reception in November had wonderful Autumnal colours. They had invited their parents, siblings and their families to an intimate civil ceremony at Mayfair Library in Westminster. In total there were 13 guests which was an...
We would like photos taken in daylight. What time should we have our
Old Marylebone Town Hall 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 your group shots and portraits taken in daylight:
(Click on grid to see larger version)
This allows 30 minutes for your ceremony and 30 minutes for your confetti, groups and couple portraits. If you would like your portraits taken during daylight, we can arrange to do these before your ceremony.
Daylight Saving Ends – 25th March 2018 (clocks go forward) / British Summer Time Ends – 28th October 2018 (clocks go back)
To check the exact sunset time on your day click here.
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