Old Marylebone Town Hall Weddings
Slap bang on a busy throughfare that is Marylebone Road sits Westminster’s own, and one of London’s finest registry offices, Old Marylebone Town Hall. This grade II listed building has been serving up weddings since 1914 and after a 3 year hiatus, re-opened in Jan 2018 with a big makeover.
I’ve had the pleasure of shooting over a dozen weddings here and each one has been handled with care and attention by the wonderful registrars and managers who are rightfully proud of the service they provide and the building they serve within.
So why is this Westminster wedding venue so popular? Take a look!
1. It’s Gorgeous
It’s beautiful in every way: Tall ceilings, tasteful carpets, ‘of the time’ furniture, and lighting. The interior had a major refurbishment and in with elegantly designed rooms that is a mixture of 1920 with a contemporary twist. Unlike many other civic buildings, the aesthetics haven’t been compromised over functionality: Notice signs and exit warnings are barely noticeable and the lighting is a photographer’s dream; bright, consistent and flattering.
2. It’s quintesssentially London
3. The staff are wonderfully organised
4. It’s close to Regents Park
5. It’s a favourite with celebrities
OK it’s not a real reason but why not follow in the footsteps of actors, footballers, old-time gangsters, minor royalties – they’ve all stepped out onto the Marylebone Road with rings on their fingers and wide smiles for the waiting paparazzi. It’s a famous spot for the famous and infamous. The ladies’ bathroom possesses a wonderful collection of photographic memoribilia adorning the walls. As if your day wasn’t special enough, it does add a little something to know you’ll be following in footsteps of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Sharpe himself, Sean Bean.