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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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