Dulwich College Wedding Photography Venue in SE21.
The magnificently ornate facade of Dulwich College provides a fantastic backdrop for a wedding day kiss.
Dulwich College Setting and Location
Located in the beautiful district of West Dulwich, South London. Peppered with many parks, woodland and gardens, Dulwich is one of London’s loveliest district – obviously the house prices reflect this too!
Dulwich College’s ‘day job’ is as a residential independent school for high achieving boys. Founded by Edward Alleyn in 1619, the college has a wealth of history and many famous ‘old boys’ including PG Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler.
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The ornate gates add grandeur as the couple arrive.
As a Wedding Reception Venue
I photographed the wedding of Graham and Anya at the venue in the summer of 2014. They had their ceremony locally at St Stephen’s Church. After posing for some portraits, they walked the short distance to the college to join their guests for the reception and wedding breakfast.
Fortunately the weather allowed the reception to be held outside, the ornate façade making for a splendid backdrop to their marital shenanigans.
If you are having a gay/LGBT+ wedding, Dulwich College caters for these as well.
The large doorway is an excellent backdrop for the posed group shots.
I ensured the couple ascended the staircase slowly to ensure some great shots.
The couple enter the Great Hall for the wedding breakfast cheered on by their family and friends.
The splendour of Dulwich College’s Great Hall which seats 240 guests.
A wedding toast with the large stage in the background.
Going wide gives good environmental overview of the scene.
The photographer’s use of flash should be limited thanks to the gorgeous light spilling in through the windows.
Thanks to the huge hall, there is plenty of room for the photographer to move around throughout the meal and speeches.
The bride looks on during the Groom’s speech. Dulwich College provides a large stage for the speeches and later entertainment to take place.
The college scholarships boards make interesting reading for wedding guests and provide different photo opps for the photographer.
In the summer, late evening sunlight through the huge windows gives a very atmospheric look to the photographs.
The first dance is often a very sensitive time to photograph, with the true love of the couple shining through.
London SE21 7LD
020 8299 9284