If you’re planning your Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding, I’m a specialist photographer of register office weddings and civil ceremonies. This page has many of the details you might find useful in planning your day - including photography for your civil wedding!
The Westminster registrars like you to arrive in plenty of time for your pre-ceremony interview and usually recommend arriving 30 minutes before your wedding ceremony is due to begin.
During your interview, they will walk you through the details of your ceremony and reconfirm that you’re still happy to get married! While you’re tucked away - either together or separately depending on if you’re seeing each other before your ceremony, your guests will be invited to wait in your ceremony room. Your ceremony takes around 25-30 minutes.
After hugs and congratulations with your family and friends, you have an opportunity for confetti on the dramatic Marylebone Road steps and portraits nearby.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OLD MARYLEBONE TOWN HALL
I’m Yvonne Blume and 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 right through to covering the rest of your wedding day celebrations. 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 8678 6223 to check if I’m available and talk through your timeline for a bespoke quote that fits your plans.
Wedding photography starts from £450 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, ready to print digital photos afterwards which you’re welcome to print as many times as you like. You also receive an online gallery for one month which you can share with your family and friends and from which they can order prints, should they wish.
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.
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 - the main home of the City of Westminster Register Office - re-opened this year after four years of refurbishment. It has seven beautifully appointed ceremony rooms which take from 15 to 100 guests.
You can see photographs of them below.
Many celebrities have married at Old Marylebone Town Hall including Sir Paul McCartney (twice!), Liam Gallagher (twice), Ringo Starr, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths and singer Chrissie Hynde.
Others include Countess Raine Spencer, daughter of Barbara Cartland and stepmother of Princess Diana, Nicole Farhi to David Hare, John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Claudia Winkleman, Cilla Black and Bobby Willis and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour & Polly Samson.