London's Loveliest Registry Offices

Registry Office weddings are great if you want to keep things small and simple, and we are lucky enough in London that we have some truly stunning ones in which to tie the knot. Whether you have in mind a light and airy orangery, an outdoor ceremony, or a cosier, historical wood-panelled space, there is so much choice available across the city.


To learn about London's best Registry Offices, read on! Or else use the interactive map below to explore where you can find them.

Bromley Registry Office

Bromley Register Office set handily in the town centre, includes the stunning Bishop's Palace, dating from 1775, which is set in lovely gardens.


There are four spaces where you can tie the knot here. The Garden Room, overlooking the gardens (who would have guessed?!) is light and airy and has room for 130 guests. The Rose Room is the smaller option, with space for 45. If you'd prefer to marry in more historical surroundings, the Function Room in the palace overlooks the grounds and has room for 45. Afterwards, you can spill out onto the collonade via the french windows. The palace also has the Chairman's Room, with space for an intimate 20 guests.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Bromley Register Office is lucky enough to be set in beautiful surroundings perfect for your wedding photographs - lucky you!

Image credits to www.bromley.gov.uk.


Chelsea Old Town Hall

This is my local Registry Office, and I'm very fond of it. It has some lovely spaces, and the steps are perfect for the iconic confetti shot after you have tied the knot. If you are having a bigger ceremony, you can opt for the Brydon Room, and smaller parties the Rosetti Room and the Harrington Room. The Old Town Hall also has beautiful spaces packed with period features in which to host your reception, so you can keep things all in one place!


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

If you want somewhere green to take wedding photos, Chelsea Embankment Gardens is only a short walk away, or else the small St Luke's Gardens is even closer. There are also loads of picturesque streets and colourful front doors surrounding the venue if you want photographs with a more urban vibe. And, of course, the Thames is close by.

Image credits to Queen Bea Photography and www.rbkc.gov.uk.



Danson House - Bexley

Danson House, Bexley's Register Office, boasts a space for weddings as beautiful as any you'll find in a private (and much more expensive!) historical wedding venue. The Grade I listed Georgian villa was reopened by the Queen in 2005, after a major restoration. The house is set in more than 200 acres of parkland and even boasts a lake!


There are five rooms licensed for weddings: the Dining Room (pictured below); Sir John Boyd's Room with a capacity of 25; The Library, which can fit 65; The Salon, and the intimate Johnston Room, with space for 12.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Well, you don't need to go anywhere! Danson House is set in a park and you can take your pictures right there. However, you should be aware that if you want to do so, you do need to apply for a licence. If you feel inclined to go off-site, Oxleas Wood and Avery Hill Park are a short distance away.

Image credits to www.akentishceremony.com.


George Meehan House - Haringey

George Meehan House is situated in picturesque Woodside Park, was built as a private residence around 1865. The Earlham Suite has three licensed rooms for wedding ceremonies. For larger parties, go for the Woodside or Westbury Rooms, and if you are having a smaller celebration, the Earlham Room has space for 24.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

There is plenty of space outside for your wedding photos in Woodside Park, so no need to travel anywhere!

Image credits to www.haringey.gov.uk.



Hackney Town Hall

This grand building was built in 1937 in an Art Deco style and is Grade II listed. There is one licensed room on-site, called the Lanchester Suite. It was renovated not that long ago and now boasts dark blue walls and wooden panelling, giving it lots of character. Hackney Town Hall also has several amazing spaces for your wedding reception if you want to continue the celebrations.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Definitely take some on the vast steps outside for an iconic shot. For greenery, London Fields is nearby. Or why not go and find some cool graffiti backdrops and make the most of East London's amazing street art?

Image credit to www.hackneyvenues.com.



Islington Town Hall

Beautiful Islington Town Hall, situated on trendy Upper Street, is a grand location for your Registry Office wedding and has a number of great licensed rooms. If you have a big guest list, you can get married in the Council Chamber, at the top of the marble staircase. It boasts a vaulted ceiling, stained-glass windows, and room for 100 in the main room, and 60 on the balcony. If you're content with a simple ceremony (with no additions to the legal ceremony such as readings etc) then you can get hitched in time-limited Room 99, which is a light and airy room with space for 28. The Statutory Room is also great for simple and intimate wedding ceremonies, with space for yourselves and two witnesses. These are available at 9:15am on Monday mornings only. The oak-panelled Mayor's Parlour with its statement fireplace has room for 12, and the Richmond Room has space for 60, with large windows to let in plenty of light.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

You could always just walk around picturesque Islington, or why not head up the New River Walk and have some photos overlooking the water? For a green backdrop, try Compton Terrace Gardens or Canonbury Square Gardens.

Image credits to www.sayidoislington.com and www.wikipedia.org.



Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall, opened in 1908, is situated in Brixton and was recently restored to its full glory. The Circular Hall is truly one of the most beautiful Registry Office spaces I have had the pleasure of seeing and is pictured below. It is a romantic and intimate place to get married, with space for up to 25 and gorgeous views from every angle. There are two other spaces for smaller weddings; The historical Ante-Chamber, which also has space for up to 25, and the Ceremony Suite, which is more modern and has space for up to 50.


For bigger parties, you are spoilt for choice with four options! The Mayor's Heritage Suites has a capacity of up to 100, and you can hire the three interjoining rooms individually or as a set. The impressive Council Chamber has space for 100+ and also has two public galleries which have room for an additional 60 guests. The Assembly Hall has space for up to 300 if you've gone to town on the guest list, and has lots of wonderful natural light. Suite 16 has room for up to 200 and also has a separate kitchen area, great for receptions!


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

St Matthew's Gardens is usefully close, or if you want more room, Brockwell Park is a five-minute drive! And, of course, don't forget to make use of the beautiful surroundings inside the Town Hall.

Image credits to www.lambeth.gov.uk and www.amazingspaceweddings.co.uk.



Morden Park House - Merton

Merton's Registry Office can be found at beautiful Morden Park House, which dates from 1770 and is situated in loads of parkland. It also has the option of marrying outside in the lovely Gazebo, available for ceremonies between May and September, with space for up to 100.


If you're more inclined to tie the knot indoors, there are four options, all in rooms with lovely period features. Micro weddings can take place in the Georgian Room, with space for six guests. The Sheridan Room, boasting french doors opening onto the park, has space for 30. The Lord Nelson Room has room for 40 and the happy couple have exclusive use of the striking staircase (pictured below) after the ceremony - great for a romantic wedding photo! The largest room is the Ewart Room, with space for up to 100.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

There are plenty of beautiful backdrops on-site both inside the house and in the surrounding park, so no need to travel!

Image credits to www.merton.gov.uk and Queen Bea Photography.



Orleans House Gallery - Richmond-upon-Thames

Richmond's Registry Office is split across two locations - Orleans House Gallery and York House, and both are stunning! You can find the Orleans House Gallery in a quiet spot overlooking the River Thames, and the Octagon Room (pictured below) is an amazing location for your wedding. There is room for up to 60.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Head outside and take some shots overlooking the Thames! There is plenty of space by the river and across to beautiful Marble Hill House. If you head slightly west, you can get some amazing shots looking down the river by standing on the footbridge across to Eel Pie Island.

Image credits to www.forbetterforworse.com and www.wikipedia.org.



Old Marylebone Town Hall - Westminster

The Old Marylebone Town Hall is full of historical charm and boasts some an impressive frontage which can't fail to look amazing in your wedding pictures. The venue has no less than seven options for your wedding ceremony, whether it is big or small. The Mayfair Room can seat up to 30, as can the Knightsbridge Room, which has a feature fireplace. Micro weddings can make use of the Soho Room, which has a relaxed feel, with space for 14 guests seated, and seven standing; the Marylebone Room, with space for 12 seated and five standing; the Paddington Room, which has space for 15 standing guests; and the Pimlico Room, with space for 20 seated guests. The largest room is the Westminster Room, which has striking wooden panelling and space for 100.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Old Marylebone Town Hall is perfectly situated for wedding photo opportunities. Beautiful Regent's Park is only a short walk away to the north east. If you're more of a Hyde Park fan, it is a three-minute drive south to Marble Arch, where you can take some pictures, before heading into the park.

Image credits to Queen Bea Photography and www.bridebook.co.uk.



Wandsworth Town Hall

Wandsworth Town Hall, which opened in 1937, is in a beautiful art deco design with a grand marble hall inside perfect for wedding photographs. It offers a choice of five rooms for your wedding ceremony with space for up to 100 guests in the large Grand Chamber. If you want a slightly smaller space, the Alexandra Room is pleasantly light with an art deco feel, and has space for 45 guests. Smaller parties can tie the knot in the Victoria Room, which has a rich red theme and space for up to 25. Micro weddings have a choice of two venues; the oak-panelled Mayor's Parlour, and the Elizabeth Room, which both accommodate 10.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

There are a few options nearby, such as Wandsworth Common or King George's Park, if you want green views. Otherwise, you can hop a short way north to the River Thames and take your pictures there.

Image credits to www.wandsworth.gov.uk.



Woolwich Town Hall

I think Woolwich Town Hall may be the most stunning Registry Office in London. The ornate Victoria Hall (pictured below) is light, airy and utterly beautiful! You can also tie the knot in its opulent surroundings, with space for up to 130 guests. If you want to keep things really small, and fancy getting married on a Tuesday, then you can do so at the Greenwich Register Office with two witnesses. Slightly bigger parties can take their vows with up to 36 guests in the Edwardian Room.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Again, the Thames is an easy option here, and you could even hop on a ferry at the pier and have some photos cruising up the river! Otherwise, you could check out Woolwich Common.

Image from www.pinterest.com.



York House - Richmond-upon-Thames

I've had the pleasure of shooting at York House a few times now, and it's a really lovely wedding venue surrounded by beautiful gardens for your wedding photographs, or a few drinks after the ceremony! The seventeenth-century building is set near the River Thames and offers four options for your wedding. One of the best things about York House, in my opinion, is the Winter Garden; a small orangery-style space overlooking the gardens, with a glass-dome roof. It's a stunning backdrop with loads of natural light, perfect for light and airy wedding photography. The largest space is the Loggia Room, with space for up to 75 and doors leading straight into the gardens. The ornate Salon overlooks the driveway and can accommodate 70 guests. For something smaller, opt for the Terrace Room, which also opens out onto the gardens and has space for 40.


Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

The grounds here are lovely, and I'd highly recommend sticking around to make the most of them. There are lawns, bridges, arches, and plenty of foliage and flowers. If you're more of a river person, again, the Thames is a short hop away.

Image credits to www.realweddings.co.uk and Queen Bea Photography.

I hope this blog has inspired you to find the perfect London Registry Office for your wedding! If you are looking for a photographer for your Registry Office wedding, I'd be delighted to be considered and would love to have a chat with you. I offer everything from a two-hour mini package suitable for simple, intimate occasions, to a full day's coverage. You can download my brochure with more information here, or contact me here.

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