London Wedding Photographer
My Favourite London Wedding Venues
I count myself lucky to be a London Wedding Photographer. There is so much choice when it comes to venues. From uber stylish hotels such as The Connaught, a wedding in Kew Gardens and many historical venues. Then there are also more relaxed quirky venues like The Dead Dolls House in Islington.
One Marylebone Wedding
One Marylebone is a classic meets contemporary Grade I listed venue in Central London refurbished in keeping with Sir John Soane’s ideas. I loved the wonderful elegant mayhem and busyness of this wedding day. One minute The Soane Hall had a church-like wedding ceremony and 30 minutes later it seamlessly transformed into a magnificent wedding reception for 150 guests. The guests were blissfully unaware of this, enjoying Champagne sabrage and wedding cake cutting in The Galleries on the first floor.
We followed our wedding couple from getting ready at The Melia White House Hotel and walking just around the corner to the very impressive One Marylebone.
Kew Garden Wedding
Who would not want to get married at Kew gardens? If you are planning a large wedding for up to 200 guests the majestic light-filled 19th-century Nash conservatory is the perfect London venue to exchange your vows. The wedding party can enjoy dinner in the Temperate House enveloped by 10,000 plant species. It can’t get more exotic than this.
I also love taking photos at the more intimate Cambridge Cottage that has a relaxed atmosphere yet elegant setting for smaller weddings of up to 80 guests. From the drawing room, you can step out into the Duke’s garden just perfect for your drinks reception and time for me to capture all your moments in this beautiful secluded space.
The Connaught Wedding
If you are looking for an elegant yet intimate wedding with all the attention to detail then this is the venue for you. Whether you prefer the Mayfair Room with its antique mirror walls or the contemporary backdrop of the Maple Room. The Connaught will make sure you have the perfect London Wedding.
I started my day taking candid shots of the bridal party in the airy Library Suite, then nipped to the top floor to capture the groom prepping in the 1930’s yacht-like Eagle’s Lodge. The skyline view from the balcony is to die for.
I managed to take some beautiful bridal portraits on the grand staircase before heading down to the ceremony in the Maple Room decorated with elegant white floral arrangements. The wedding party moved to the adjacent Mayfair room for an exquisite dinner overseen by the chefs at Jean-Georges. Then followed an evening of dancing until dawn. I have shot at many venues, but The Connaught remains a firm favourite- a London Wedding Photographer’s dream.
Dead Dolls House Wedding
Now, this is the one for people in the know! If you know your London then you MUST know about The Dead Dolls House. I have had the privilege of shooting here on more than one occasion. A strange name indeed, but the place to be seen. The Dead Dolls House in Islington is surely one of the London Wedding venues that make for a cool wedding for the couple that knows exactly who they are and what they want.
The Dolls House (as it is known by the locals) is an impressive three-storey Victorian townhouse. It is simply said, the perfect venue for a London wedding. Whether your wedding party is large or small, expansive or intimate, The Dolls house caters for all. It is a unique venue with three function rooms that can host intimate gatherings and candlelit dinners for friends and family.