Old Marylebone Town Hall weddings

Newlyweds descend the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall after their civil marriage ceremony.

If you’re planning your Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding, this page is packed with details to help you have a fun, relaxed day with your nearest and dearest. You'll see photos from all seven ceremony rooms to show you what your wedding could be like, as well as some taken in Regents Park.


And yes, if you’re looking for a photographer, I can help!

Old Marylebone Town Hall

Old Marylebone Town Hall opened in 1920, designed by British architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The building is faced with Portland stone with a tower in the style of Christopher Wren and Corinthian columns. It became a listed building in 1981.


It is the main home of the City of Westminster Register Office and completely refurbished in 2018. It has seven beautifully appointed ceremony rooms which take from 15 to 100 guests.

Old Marylebone Town Hall rooms

Below are details and photo galleries from real weddings that have taken place in Old Marylebone Town Hall's seven ceremony rooms.


The Westminster Room room has wood paneling and an elaborate plaster-work ceiling. The couple stands in front of a large table in front of a large window.

Below are photos from ceremonies in the Westminster Room.

Knightsbridge ROOM (SEATS UP TO 30)

The Knightsbridge Room has muted grey panelled plaster walls, a fireplace and velvet chairs. Below are photos from ceremonies in the Knightsbridge Room.


The Mayfair Room has a parquet floor, aubergine velvet covered chairs, a fireplace and grey and neutral painted walls. Scroll through the carousel gallery below to see more photos from the Mayfair Room.


The Pimlico Room is a mirror image of the Soho Room but with a more formal seating. It has a rug, traditional fireplace and parquet flooring. The gallery below has photos from civil wedding ceremonies in the Pimlico Room.

SOHO ROOM (SEATS UP TO 14 with six standing)

The Soho Room features a dark blue sofa and gold chandelier that reflects the shape of two wedding rings. See wedding photos from the Soho Room in the gallery below.

paddington ROOM (SEATS up to seven with eight standing)

The Paddington Room has two regular chairs and two pouffes in a wood-paneled room with ornate plaster ceiling. Below are photos from ceremonies in the Paddington Room.

MArylebone ROOM (SEATS UP TO 12 with three standing)

The Marylebone Room has wood paneling and an ornate plaster ceiling.

Scroll the gallery below for photos in the Marylebone Room.


I specialise in photographing London register office weddings. I've photographed more than 100 weddings with Westminster City Council's registrars - they’re lovely! - so am used to capturing essential and touching moments of your ceremony and couple/family portraits in a short amount of time.


I offer wedding photography at Old Marylebone Town Hall from 1.5 hours through to all of your wedding day. While 90 minutes is the minimum booking, I happily take photos of your preparations beforehand right through to drinks, your wedding breakfast, first dance and carriages - whatever elements of your day you would like captured.


Give me a call on 020 8432 0898 to check if I’m available and talk through your timeline for a bespoke quote that fits your plans.


Wedding photography starts from £500 for 90 minutes, which nicely covers your arrival at Old Marylebone Town Hall, your ceremony itself and some portraits nearby.


You receive a set of hand-finished and ready-to-print digital photos afterwards 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.

A couple exchanges rings during their civil wedding ceremony at Marylebone Old Town Hall in front of close family and friends. The home of Westminster Register Office on Marylebone Road has seven ceremony rooms for civil marriages and civil partnerships.


Old Marylebone Town Hall's striking and wide steps are perfect for confetti photos as you leave the building, with the art deco lions standing guard on either side. Afterwards, we can take couple portraits and small family groups on the top level, with the building's stunning portland stone as a backdrop.


This area has soft, diffused light that makes for beautiful portraits at most times of the day. Marylebone’s gorgeous architecture in the surrounding streets provides a classic backdrop for more wedding portraits.


Regents Park is about a 10-15 minute walk away. It provides a range of portrait opportunities depending on the time of year and is a favourite of couples getting married at Old Marylebone Town Hall.


A permit is needed, which you can arrange through the Royal Parks online beforehand.

Old marylebone town hall FAQs


You can get married any day of the week including Sundays and bank holidays. There is a sliding scale of charges for each room, ranging from the lowest Monday to Thursday to the most expensive on bank holidays.
Yes, Westminster’s registrars are very accommodating. They understand you may want to have photos throughout the ceremony including the signing of the register and help you and your photographer to do this.
Old Marylebone Town Hall address: Westminster Council House, 97-113 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT Parking: There is restricted parking in the streets surrounding Old Marylebone Town Hall and a multi-storey car park almost opposite, on the corner of Marylebone Road and Gloucester Place NW1 5AR. Car park link: https://secure-parking.co.uk/find-parking/parking-details/33-170-marylebone-road-car-park If you’re taking public transport, Marylebone Road is a major bus route, with numbers 7, 12, 13, 27, 108, 205 and 453 travelling close by. The closest tube station is Baker Street, with the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Jubilee lines running through it. Marylebone is the closest mainline railway station. Cars and taxis can drop off and pick up directly outside Old Marylebone Town Hall, but not park or wait.
Yes, and I love being a witness. You do need two witnesses, so you will need to organise at least one other witness.
Yes, outside on the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall, most definitely! It’s a fabulous moment and one that most guests love to take part in. Just make sure your guests know it is allowed and you could arrange for some packets yourself if you want to make sure you leave the building with that whirl of colour!

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