What’s the one thing I’ve discovered as a London Wedding Photographer? There are no shortage of sensational venues in the capital to say “I Do”…
Over the years, I’ve been spoilt by the variety and opulence of some of the London photography venues I’ve snapped for my wonderful clients. The Capital really is awash with quirky theatres, contemporary art houses and opulent properties that are embarrassingly lavish.
Of course, this plethora of choice means deciding on that special venue becomes even more difficult – so, below, I’d like to share some images & memories from some of the most memorable London wedding venues I’ve been privileged to shoot at.
Hopefully it will make your decision that little easier.
The Painted Hall In Greenwich
Drama. Passion. Majesty – Those who get married at this stunning location get it all, as I’ve written before in this Chinese Wedding at Painted Hall blog post. The artwork alone offers some vivid backdrops to work with, and the venue truly comes to light after sunset.
The painted hall is set amidst the River Thames, and aside from a popular wedding destination is used as the backdrop for several tv shows and movies. Just some of these include Indiscreet (1958) and The Madness of King George (1994).
As a photographer in London, there’s nothing that excites me quite as much as a wedding shoot at the Painted Hall. In fact, I’ve been humbled by being the recommended photographer at the Painted Hall, and the venue have used some of my images at a recent Wedding photography event.
The Mayfair Hotel London
It doesn’t get much more iconic than the Mayfair. Set in the pulsing heart of Central London, it’s a real pleasure for any London wedding photographer to click this venue.
The Mayfair presents a great place for superb destination wedding photos – from the luxurious penthouse suites to the ballrooms with its immense crystal chandeliers, there are plenty of nooks and corners for memorable wedding photos.
The Mayfair Hotel boasts a rich history that began in the 1660’s when after the Great Fire of London (1666) the English aristocracy built some splendid new structures, the finest of which was the Mayfair.
In 1927, the grand hotel was given royal recognition by King George V and Queen Mary, and during war times the venue was an oasis with band-leaders like Jack Jackson & Harry Roy entertaining the London elite.
With such a vivid and rich history, and an ambience that can rarely be topped, the Mayfair is a wonderful place to host a memorable wedding, as this recent wedding photography at Mayfair album demonstrates.
St Paul’s Cathedral
In 1981, over half a million people were crammed into the streets of London to witness one of the most important royal weddings in history. Over 750 million people witnessed the wedding which took place in St Paul’s Cathedral.
Since then, St Pauls has been touted as one of the best places to wed in London – and the photos that a couple can expect to cherish verge on the sublime.
See some inspirational St Paul’s Cathedral wedding photography.