King’s College London Wedding Photography – Weddings at the College’s Strand Campus and Chapel
King’s College as a Wedding Venue:
There are numerous reasons why you’d benefit from having your wedding day celebrations at King’s College in London. The fact that it has a rich history and immense beauty are just two. As a photographer, I can vouch for the fact that you will come away with a stunning set of photographs to cherish for a lifetime.
From the ceremony to the first dance and beyond, King’s College can cater for very small to exceptionally large wedding parties. The staff are professional and attentive and will ensure that your day runs smoothly and efficiently.
If you are having an LGBT/gay wedding, the venue is perfect too.
King’s College Chapel for Religious Weddings
The College Chapel really is one of London’s hidden gems. Deep inside one of the campus buildings, the chapel is a treasure – very ornate and beautiful to photograph. Located on the first floor of the King’s Building and directly above the Great Hall, the chapel conducts Christian ceremonies in the Anglican tradition.
If you are interested in having your wedding ceremony in King’s College Chapel, you will probably need to be staff or student at the college but contact the chaplaincy to discuss.
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King’s College London: A Very Brief History:
It’s an absolute privilege for any wedding photographer to photograph a wedding at a venue that’s as much a part of the fabric of London as King’s College. It’s a bizarre fact that the Duke of Wellington chaired the initial meeting mooting the college and subsequently fought a duel over the decision. Fortunately neither party endured injury! King George IV granted the college a Royal Charter in 1929 and in 1831 the college opened its doors for the first time. It remains an important institution in the education of students from around the world.
I have photographed one wedding at King’s College and that was in the Chapel and later on the 8th Floor of Bush House (see below). I’m looking forward to photographing many more in the future, as there’s lots more of this impressive venue that I’d love to explore.
Contact King’s College Strand Campus on 020 7848 1700 to discuss your bespoke wedding requirements.
King’s College Strand Campus Wedding Photography Rooms
There are 4 rooms to choose from for your King’s College London wedding photography. Here is a list of all of them including my take on what makes them special:
The Great Hall:
Seating up to 200 guests, the Great Hall is King’s College London’s oldest and grandest wedding venue. Part of the original facilities and built in 1829, the hall is full of period features and a fantastic location for the grandest wedding day reception.
8th Floor Bush House:
Bush House dates from 1919 and has two large rooms each with a terrace offering views over the city. Both rooms are light and airy with a modern feel. Painted a fresh white, they are great for photography. A bizarre fact is that in 1929, Bush House was considered the ‘most expensive building in the world!’
The Council Room caters for up to 50 guests. Tastefully decorated in blue and gold, the room is ideal for small to medium-sized weddings at King’s College.
Perfect for summer weddings, the River Terrace offers scenic views for less formal occasions.
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