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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

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Bromley Register Office can be found in the civic centre, which is handily very close to the town centre and its many transport options. It includes the stunning Bishop's Palace, dating from 1775, which is set in lovely gardens and is the perfect spot for a wedding!

Confetti thrown at bride and groom after Bromley Register Office wedding

There are four spaces where you can tie the knot here. The Garden Room, overlooking the gardens, is light and airy and has room for 130 guests. The Rose Room is the smaller option, with space for 45.

Bride and father with wedding car outside the Bishops Palace, Bromley Civic Centre

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 and into the garden via the French windows, which also gives you the perfect spot for a confetti tunnel. The palace also has the Chairman's Room, with space for an intimate 20 guests.

Bride and groom cheer after being announced as newly married in the Chairman's Room, Bromley registry office

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!

Bride and groom hold hands as they walk down the colonnade at Bromley Register Office


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This is my local Registry Office, and I'm very fond of it. It has some lovely spaces, and the steps are perfect for an iconic confetti shot after you have tied the knot.

Couple leaving Chelsea Old Town Hall with lots of colourful confetti

If you are having a bigger ceremony, you can opt for the Brydon Room, and for 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!

Wedding photo taken in the Brydon Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall
Smiling bride and groom getting married in the Rosetti Room, Chelsea Old Town Hall

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. You can also head down to the River Thames overlooking beautiful Albert Bridge.

Bride and groom on the Chelsea Embankment near Albert Bridge after their wedding

There are also loads of picturesque streets and colourful front doors surrounding the venue if you want photographs with a more urban vibe. The best street to start at is Glebe Place, by the very pink Peggy Porschen (also great for photos), and head south from there towards the river.

Couple lean against pink doors at Turner Studios in Chelsea after their wedding

I'm lucky to have shot at Chelsea Old Town Hall loads of times! If you'd like to read more about this awesome registry office in detail, have a read of my full blog here.

Two brides walk through confetti shower at Chelsea Old Town Hall after their wedding in the Cadogan Suite


Danson House - Bexley

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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.



St George's Town Hall - Tower Hamlets

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St George's Town Hall is a new addition to this blog as of 2022, as it recently reopened following a refurbishment! You can find Tower Hamlets' registry office on historic Cable Street in the heart of Shadwell, not far from the City of London and the River Thames.

Smiling couple getting married at St George's Town Hall, east London

If you're having a bigger wedding, you can opt for the beautiful light and airy Tower Suite, which has space for up to 120 guests. There is also access to a dressing room, which is ideal for any last minute makeup or hair touch-ups, or just for taking a breather before the ceremony starts!

Bride and groom signing register after wedding in the Tower Suite, St George's Town Hall

For smaller numbers, you can have your wedding in the Hamlet Suite, which has a capacity of 20 guests and also features a trendy neon sign!

Newlywed couple having confetti thrown at them after wedding at St George's Town Hall, Shadwell

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

One of the great things about St George's Town Hall is you don't need to go far. St George's Gardens, complete with a beautiful church, is right at the back of the registry office and is perfect for a confetti tunnel and group photos, as well as some couple shots.

Bride and groom holding hands on cobbled street in Wapping after wedding

If you'd like to venture further, head down into Wapping for endless old warehouses, cobbled streets, and loads of character. You can also take some shots by the river, both on the embankment with an incredible view stretching before you, or head down some steps until you're right by the water.

Couple kissing on the beach by the River Thames after St George's Town Hall wedding


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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!



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.

Couple getting married in the Council Chamber at Islington Town Hall

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.

Couple exchanging rings at Islington Town Hall wedding

Finally, 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.

Dramatic photo of bride and groom inside Islington Town Hall

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Islington Town Hall is very aesthetically pleasing inside and out, so take the time to snap a few inside, and on the steps outside the registry office.

Couple kissing on the steps at Islington Town Hall at evening wedding

Other than the register office, 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.

Bride and groom laughing during their Islington Town Hall wedding


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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?



Langtons House - Havering

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Langtons House, a beautiful Georgian manor house overlooking stunning gardens, serves as the register office for the London Borough of Havering. There are four rooms you can get married in at Langtons, including one orangery (seating 80), which is full of amazing natural light.

Bride walking down the aisle in the East Room, Langtons House register office

Inside, you can get married in the East Room, which is decked out in blue and white and seats up to 50; the West Room, which is in gold and also seats 50; and the panelled Langtons Hall which has space for up to 100.

Bridal party signing the register at Langtons House register office in Havering

If you're also looking for somewhere to hold your reception, Langtons Hall is also available to hire, so you can have your wedding all in one place.

Bride laughing with friends at Langtons House wedding

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

The gardens at Langtons are STUNNING (and I'm gutted that when I shot there it was in the middle of a storm, so we weren't allowed outside to enjoy them!). You don't need to go anywhere else, which also makes your lives nice and easy!



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.

Morden Park House - Merton

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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.

Bride and groom sharing their first kiss at Morden Park House wedding in the gazebo

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.

Couple laughing during their wedding in the Sheridan Room, Morden Park House

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.

Newlyweds kissing on the staircase at Morden Park House wedding

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! When the wisteria is out and covers the front of the house, it is particularly beautiful. I also love the field of flowers/greenery near the car park.

Bride being dipped by groom outside Morden Park House in Merton
Groom cuddling bride in flower field at Morden Park House


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.



The Old Marylebone Town Hall is full of historical charm and boasts some an impressive frontage that 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.

Couple kissing outside the Old Marylebone Town Hall in Westminster

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.

Groom saying vows during wedding in the Mayfair Room, Old Marylebone Town Hall

The largest room is the Westminster Room, which has striking wooden panelling and space for 100, so you can host your wedding here whether it is big or small!

Couple getting married in the Westminster Room at Old Marylebone Town Hall

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Old Marylebone Town Hall is perfectly situated for wedding photo opportunities, both inside and out. The striking staircase is well worth a stop on, and as the surroundings are all in white marble, if it wonderfully light and airy.

Relaxed wedding photo of couple at Old Marylebone Town Hall

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 short drive south to Marble Arch, where you can take some pictures, before heading into the park.

Two grooms being showered in colourful confetti at Old Marylebone Town Hall elopement

I'm lucky to have shot at the Old Marylebone Town Hall quite a few times! If you'd like to read more about this awesome registry office in detail, have a read of my full blog here.



Wandsworth Town Hall

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Wandsworth Town Hall, which opened in 1937, is 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.

First kiss at wedding in the Grand Chamber at Wandsworth Town Hall wedding

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.

Same sex wedding in the Alexandra Room at Wandsworth Town Hall

Micro weddings have a choice of two venues; the oak-panelled Mayor's Parlour, and the Elizabeth Room, which both accommodate 10.

Laughing couple walking down the art deco stairs at Wandsworth Town Hall

Where can I have my wedding photos taken?

Be sure to make time to take some inside the registry office itself, as the art deco surroundings are glorious! Outside, there is a pretty fountain and a large courtyard, with steps perfect for a confetti shower upon exit, and group photos.

Couple and their daughter leaving Wandsworth Town Hall after wedding

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

Couple kissing on art deco stairs at Wandsworth Town Hall wedding


I think Woolwich Town Hall may be the most stunning Registry Office in London. The ornate Victoria Hall 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 or head to historical Greenwich, which has an abundance of beautiful places for wedding photos.



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I've had the pleasure of shooting at York House in Twickenham several times, 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.

Wedding group photo on the steps outside York House in Twickenham

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.

Couple getting married in the Winter Garden at York House in Twickenham

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.

Smiling couple getting married in the Loggia Room at York House in Twickenham
Confetti exit at York House micro wedding in Twickenham

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.

Bride and groom embracing in the sunset at York House in Twickenham winter wedding

If you're more of a river person, again, the Thames is a short hop away, and you could also visit Marble Hill's lovely parkland.

Couple cuddling on bridge in the grounds of York House in Twickenham
 

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 register office wedding, whether it be big or small, 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 full day packages with ten hours of coverage. Hit the button below to contact me!



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