People travel from all over the world for their Chelsea Town Hall wedding as well as those from the royal borough itself. Young couples to brides and grooms in their 70s choose this most iconic of London register offices for their civil marriage, celebrating with a confetti throw on the Chelsea Old Town Hall steps on Kings Road.
The other thing that makes Chelsea Town Hall weddings so special are the Chelsea registrars. No matter how many ceremonies are taking place that day or how busy a day they are having, they make sure that each couple feels as if they are the only ones getting married.
It's no wonder The Independent named Chelsea Registry Office as one of the world's 50 Best Wedding Locations.
I'm proud and happy to have photographed more than 200 weddings at Chelsea Old Town Hall, making me the photographer who has worked there the most - at least as far as I know! Delightfully, it seems as if I am there every week. This means that I've found a host of great places for portraits within walking distance and know which ones are going to work best with the weather we have, whether that's rain or bright sunshine.
If you are looking for ideas for a reception close by, I can make a recommendation or two as well, from a few drinks with your guests or a delicious three-course wedding breakfast.
Below are details and photos of Chelsea Old Town Hall, its ceremony rooms and the photography packages I offer.
Chelsea Town Hall has three registry office rooms or ceremony rooms (also called register office rooms) where you can get married:
The Brydon Room is the largest room at Chelsea Town Hall, seating up to 38 guests.
The Rossetti Room is the most popular of Chelsea’s rooms, taking up to 12 guests.
The Harrington Room, also known as The Register Office takes up to eight guests and is perfect for elopements. Below are galleries of photos from each room, all taken since Chelsea Town Hall's recent eight-month refurbishment.
The Brydon Room room has warm yellow walls, wooden features and large windows that let in lots of daylight. The bride or couple usually enter from the rear of the room after having their pre-wedding interview, walking down a central aisle between guests. The bride and groom stand or sit at a large table in the front of the room during their ceremony.
Below are photos from ceremonies in the Brydon Room.
The Rossetti Room is painted a welcoming yellow and has dark wooden architectural features that add immense character to the historic Chelsea Old Town Hall.
. Below are photos from ceremonies in the Rossetti Room.
The Harrington Room is perfect for elopements, where it really is just the two of you and two witnesses. The intimate room is unfussy and furnished in warm tones.
Scroll through the carousel gallery below to see more photos from the Harrington Room.
chelsea TOWN HALL wedding PHOTOGRAPHY packages
Wedding photography starts from £485 for an hour and a half, which nicely covers your arrival at Chelsea Town Hall, your ceremony itself and some portraits nearby.
You receive a set of hand-finished and ready-to-print digital photos from your wedding, which you’re welcome to print as many times as you like. You also receive an online gallery which you can share with your family and friends and from which they can order prints.
If you would like an album or books from your wedding for yourself and/or your family, I offer a full range of beautiful hand-made books from world-class craftspeople.
Chelsea Town Hall's striking and wide steps on the Kings Road are perfect for confetti photos as you leave the building in the heart of the vibrant Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Just outside, London's red buses and black cabs zip along, adding a buzz and practical help for guests wanting to travel onto your wedding celebrations.
The surrounding streets of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes, alongside more modern architecture, provide a truly London backdrop for your couple portraits that mark such an important day in your lives.
Yvonne we had such a great experience with you in the run up to and on our wedding day. You were organised, professional and lovely to work with. Your experience with our venue really shone through and you were so adaptable, responsive and unfazed by the restrictions. Many of our guests also commented on how good you were on the day. We highly recommend you and thank you for the lovely photos of our special day. Thank you!
It was a pleasure having Yvonne at our wedding ceremony. She brought a light and fun mood to the day and gave us some excellent tips on how to get the best photos. She was very familiar with the location and setting which made things much easier. Both my husband and I felt extremely comfortable with her and the photos we received were absolutely stunning!
Fabulous! We are so thrilled with our photographs from our Civil Ceremony. Yvonne managed to create a wonderful balance between the formal and informal photos which captured the ambience, energy and feelings for all involved. She was a pleasure to deal with; her direction, communication and professionalism were excellent. Thank you Yvonne for making our happy occasion such a memorable one, which will live on in our hearts forever.
We would really recommend Yvonne! We got hitched at Chelsea Register Office the day before Tier 4 was announced - it was cold and raining and windy but Yvonne managed to take the most beautiful pictures - you would never have known the weather was so bad from the photos! Yvonne also captured some very emotional moments during the ceremony and seeing our families over Zoom - the photos are priceless. Yvonne packs in sooo many great pictures in such a short time. Would highly recommend.