Westminster Register Office recently asked me to take part in a Photographer Spotlight Old Marylebone Town Hall. To see their article please click on their A Day to Remember blog.
When Old Marylebone Town Hall reopened in January 2018 I was lucky to have the opportunity to photograph the seven new ceremony rooms, all named after areas within Westminster.
Since January 2018 I have taken 50 bookings and in case you are interested in which room is proving most popular, here is the split so far:
Mayfair Room – 5
Pimlico Room – 6
Paddington Room – 4
Westminster Room – 6
Marylebone Room – 11
Soho Room – 16
Knightsbridge Room – 2
It really depends on two things, plus your total number of guests (i.e. the room capacities):
1. Wooden panelling or painted plaster walls in muted sage, cream, or putty:
Wood – Paddington, Westminster, Marylebone
Painted – Mayfair, Pimlico, Soho, Knightsbridge
2. Formal OR relaxed seating layout:
Formal – Mayfair, Pimlico, Westminster, Marylebone, Knightsbridge
Relaxed – Paddington, Soho
Mayfair Room – up to 30
Pimlico Room – up to 20
Paddington Room – up to 15
Westminster Room –up to 98
Marylebone Room – up to 15
Soho Room – up to 20
Knightsbridge Room – up to 30
The three wood panelled rooms – Paddington, Westminster and Marylebone – all adjoin each other meaning they are termed as ‘premium hire’. They cost a little more to ensure that you are not disturbed by an adjoining wedding.
And finally, in the Photographer Spotlight questions I was asked what I thought distinguished my work from other photographers and I forgot one key thing. Pretty feet! I take great pride in my groups, ensuring that you, your family and your friends don’t look like flumps. It all starts with feet. If they are messy, then everything else will be too.