Cardiff City Hall Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography at Cardiff Register Office

Wedding Photography at Cardiff City Hall – The Historic Register Office in Wales’s Capital City


Cardiff City Hall Wedding - Wedding Bubble Confetti Outside

One of my favourite wedding photography opportunities is the confetti sequence. At Cardiff City Hall they allow bubbles. More of the sequence at the bottom of the page.

City Hall: A Beautiful Venue for Your Wedding

Cardiff City Hall is a beautiful venue with lots of significance for marriages having been a permanent fixture of the city since 1806. It is very popular amongst couples and with wedding photographers alike.

A Cardiff City Hall wedding photography event is a lovely engagement for any wedding photographer. Its beautiful interior lends itself to your ceremony and leads to beautiful memories of your big day captured forever. The lush exterior is a great location for attractive wedding photography portraits. With the City Hall façade in the background, you will have amazing photo images of your big day.

Entrance Hall in Cardiff City Hall - Wedding Party Entering

The ornate entrance really is beautiful and does justice to the Bride as she enters for her wedding ceremony.

Conveniently Located in the Centre of Cardiff

Cardiff City Hall provides a variety of rooms to suit the style of your wedding and accommodate the number of guests you have invited. It is ideal for couples wishing for intimate wedding ceremonies. The city hall has beautiful hallways that the wedding photographer can capture you and your party walking down before and after your wedding.

The venue is also located conveniently near beautiful restaurants and venues that are ideal for wedding receptions. This offers couples a chance to capture the colourful city landscape in their wedding photography.

If you are having a gay or LGBT+ wedding, then the venue is ideal and caters for all non-religious civil ceremony style same-sex weddings.

Entrance Doorway in Cardiff City Hall - Bride Entering

The entrance doorway to the main hall. Another wonderful photography moment.


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Special Price for 1 Hour’s Mid-Week Short Wedding Coverage


Special Price for 1 Hour on a Saturday


1 hour + beautifully edited photos uploaded in a mixture of colour and black and white.

Includes some arrivals shots, the ceremony, congratulations/confetti and posed shots in the gardens.

For 2 hours and above please visit my South Wales Wedding Photography Prices page.


Cardiff City Hall Wedding Photographer - Grandfather with Grandson

Before the ceremony, there is lots of chances to photograph some family moments like this impromptu portrait.

Cardiff Register Office Wedding Rooms


The Register Office:  Here you can only have only your 2 witnesses and it includes just the wedding vows and exchange of rings.  The ceremony is very quick and probably not suitable to hire a wedding photographer for.  Although if you did want it documenting, they may accommodate, so do ask if you can bring a photographer.

St. Dwynwen’s Room:  Can hold 10 guests and can include your choice of music to be included in your wedding ceremony.  They do not allow you to write your own vows for ceremonies in this room.

St. David’s Room:  With a capacity of 65 people and elegant decorations, the room is City Hall’s largest and suitable for medium sized weddings.  Your choice of vows, music and readings may be included. (Pictured Below).

Cardiff City Hall Wedding - St David's Room from the Back

A shot from the back of the St David’s Room – Cardiff City Hall’s most popular ceremony room. Here the Bride and Groom are about to take their vows.

Cardiff City Hall Wedding Spaces


Council Chamber:  The smallest room of the rest accommodates up to 94 guests seated ‘arena’ style in a circle (50 more guests may be seated in the gallery).  It lies directly below City Hall’s majestic dome and includes wood panelling and marble pillars.  This makes for a deceptively ornate wedding ceremony.  It offers an intimate and memorable setting for your wedding.

The Marble Hall:  Possibly the most beautifully ornate of Cardiff City Hall’s rooms licensed for weddings.  The Marble hall, can comfortably fit 150-200 hundred guests. As its name suggests it has marble pillars and stained windows for decoration enhancing the atmosphere of your wedding event.  Items from City Hall’s art collection finish the room nicely.

The Assembly Room:  If you have a large number of guests, the Assembly Room will be the best venue you can have.  With a capacity of up to 500 people, and beautiful Victorian architecture, this room provides the aura and space for a day to remember.   It is richly decorated and includes a stage and bespoke lighting.  Sets can be accommodated to enhance your wedding and your guests experience.

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Boy Presenting Rings at Wedding in Cardiff Register Office

The presenting of the rings was given even more meaning as it was the happy couple’s son who offered them for the vows.

Great Reasons to Have Your Wedding at Cardiff City Hall


The beautiful wedding spaces make it possible for some very memorable Cardiff City Hall wedding photography. The intimate and elegantly decorated interiors and exquisite exterior will create the perfect background for your wedding photos.  Whether going all out for your big day or a simple wedding event, wedding photography at Cardiff City Hall will provide lasting memories of your wedding day.

Exchanging Rings in Black and White

Exchange of the wedding rings – I make sure I photograph this from many different angles. At Cardiff City Hall, the registrar ensures they hold this pose for a while as the vows are said. This helps the photographer a lot.

A Photogenic Exterior

In addition to the beautiful and ornate wedding rooms on offer, the options for wedding photography on the exterior of Cardiff City Hall are many and varied.  With its well-maintained grounds and beautiful exterior your wedding photography will be very memorable.  The wedding photos that you will have to treasure will be beautiful.  Being a well-known historic location, this venue provides an exclusive atmosphere for your wedding photography.

Handshake at Cardiff Wedding

An unexpected handshake and another lovely portrait for the album. Your photographer should be looking for shots like this.

A Perfect Venue for Your Perfect Wedding

If you’re looking for venues for the perfect wedding ceremony and the most striking wedding photography in Wales’s capital then look no further than the registry office and Cardiff City Hall.

Mature Wedding Couple - Groom Touching Bride's Face Gently

A tender moment between a mature couple after their wedding vows.

Entrance to the St David's Room at Cardiff City Hall

This venue is one that has unsightly signs near most of the doors. There were a few on the right of the St David’s Room entrance which I had to carefully remove – in the photographic edit of course!

Newly-weds leaving Wedding at Cardiff Register Office

The newly-weds leave via the main entrance accompanied by their son. Unfortunately a passer by decided to leave at the same time but it’s still a nice portrait.

Wedding Bubbles Outside Cardiff city Hall

Start of a 23 shot confetti photography sequence (not all shown here). I ask the couple to start a long way back and then shoot as they approach the camera in a shower of confetti (or bubbles as here).

Black and White Photo of the Couple Walking Through Bubbles Confetti

In the edit, I alternate colour with black and white so that either style may be used in the photo book or as a wall print.

Newly-weds Walking Through Bubbles at Cardiff City Hall

The front of the Cardiff City Hall portico gives amazing light and is perfect for the confetti sequence. Occasionally though, cars are parked in front so there’s not as much space to do it.

Bride and groom Smiling Amongst Guests at Wedding in Cardiff

This shot wasn’t the last photo of the 23, but finishes off this smaller sequence well. I love the look in the Groom’s father’s face.

Group Wedding Photograph is Alexandra Gardens, Cardiff

A group family shot in the park behind City Hall. Due to it’s close proximity, the Alexandra Gardens are an ideal spot for family photographs after the ceremony…  You can see the City Hall in the background.

Register Office,
Cardiff City Hall,
Cathays Park,
CF10 3ND.


Cardiff City Hall Wedding Photographer – Guy Milnes Photography.

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Guy Milnes is a London and Caerphilly based photographer covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the true atmosphere of the wedding day as it unfolds naturally.


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