Southwark Register Office Wedding Photographer

A South London Venue for Small Weddings

Southwark Register Office Wedding Photography


Wedding Photographer - Bride Arriving at Small Wedding in London

Bride Estelle arrives slightly nervously at her wedding ceremony. I photographed wide and with fill flash to pick up the detail in her dress and, the car and brickwork.

South London Wedding Venue Location

I first photographed at Southwark Register Office (often mistakenly referred to as Registry) for Tony and Leo’s gay wedding.  The beautiful Garden Room struck me as such a lovely room for a small wedding ceremony.  Later the same year I covered the wedding of Rachel and Andy and have since photographed numerous weddings there.

Set back from the busy Peckham Road in Camberwell, the register office and almost secluded by trees on an attractive cobbled forecourt. Now Grade II listed, the building was originally built as a terraced house in the 1790’s.  It is arguably one of South London’s finest wedding venues and a definite hidden gem.

I always make a point of introducing myself to the wedding or civil partnership official.  I am happy to report that they actively encourage photography at Southwark. As long as the photographer does not get in the way, they can choose where to shoot from.

I am always discrete and respect the occasion, but it is so nice that I have no specific ‘rules’ to follow. For this reason alone, it is worth recommending Southwark Registry Office as a very special venue for your small wedding, civil partnership or same-sex wedding ceremony.

Bride Entering Wedding Ceremony with Bouquet at Southwark Register Office

The aisle is narrow and often crowded but I position myself out of the way but still able to get the shot.

Beautiful Interior and Setting for a Fantastic Day

The ceremony room is well-appointed with it’s wooden floors and panelling and will hold around 25 family and friends. The registrars sit with their backs to a bow window. Great for photography as it means that the soft window light spills through onto the faces of bride and groom and the front row wedding guests.

Following the ceremony, the newly-weds may exit the Garden Room through the large door in the middle of the bay window at the front.  They lead through to the secluded back garden (hence the name ‘Garden Room’). Here the photographer is given ample time to set up and capture those all-important wedding group shots.

Then, if any guests have brought it, the wedding party can go round to the front door and greet the happy couple coming out with handfuls of confetti.  Happily, Southwark Town Hall does allow this wedding custom.

Register Office Wedding Photographer - Boy Reading

The intimacy of Southwark means that whatever happens I can get in close. I love the look on Rachel’s face as she makes emotional eye contact with another family member during this little chap’s reading.

Southwark Register Office Wedding Photos - Couple Kissing

The first kiss! A lovely shot to capture and these two were so ‘in the moment’!

Wedding Confetti Shower at Southwark Town Hall

Confetti is allowed happily… These are some of the best and happiest wedding day shots. Couples always feel more able to relax after the formality of the ceremony is over.

Southwark Register Office Wedding Photographer - Couple Exiting Southwark Register Office in Camberwell

I do a mixture of colour and black and white throughout the wedding day. This photo includes lots of colour and the background of Southwark Register Office is wonderful.

Southwark Register Office,
34 Peckham Road,
SE5 8QA.

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Southwark Register Office Wedding Photographer, Peckham/Camberwell.

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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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