Wedding Photography in Camden Town Hall
Camden Register Office Weddings
Camden Town Hall is one of London’s top small wedding venues with good reason. My only complaint about shooting a wedding or civil ceremony at most town halls and register offices is that I’m not generally there long enough to appreciate the beauty and historic wealth of the often ornate and elegant building. Most civil weddings at such venues take no more than twenty minutes. Couples are generally very surprised by how quickly their ceremony flies by. So my advice is to pad things out a little with readings – most registrars allow time for this depending on their packages and pricing.
The Neoclassical Beauty of the Wedding Venue
Camden Town Hall (including register/registry office) was known as ‘St Pancras Town Hall’ for 30 years. Just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross Station, the urban beauty of the building is only too apparent. The first time I photographed the venue was on a scorching hot July day, arriving by red Routemaster bus with many of the guests were already waiting outside to greet the couple. So, I wasted no time in photographing the wedding party against the wonderful neoclassical backdrop.
The ceremony room I photographed is actually two rooms opened up with seats leading back from the registrar’s table. Wooden panelling makes the room fairly dark. However, good window lighting illuminates the register signing table in the front corner. These are Committee Rooms 1 & 2.
Helpful and Relaxed Registrars to Calm the Nerves
The staff at Camden Town Hall are all friendly and helpful. They allow photography of the register signing which adds to the natural feel of the wedding photographs. After the ceremony ample gives the photographer a chance to photograph the whole wedding group on the lavish marble staircase. Here there is a great view from the balustrade.
I have photographed weddings at Camden Town Hall several times and documented some gay weddings there too…
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**In August 2018, Camden Register Office moved to Tavistock House in Tavistock Square until further notice.**
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