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Stoke Newington Town Hall Wedding Photography, Hackney


Bride with Father Entering Ceremony Room at Stoke Newington Town Hall

The Bride with her father enter the Council Chamber for her wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall.

I love Stoke Newington Town Hall wedding photography.  The light in the Council Chamber is beautiful with large windows on two sides.  There is ample space for your photographer to move around to photograph different angles and the Hackney registrars are happy with this.

Bride and Groom See Each Other at Wedding in Stoke Newington

The Groom sees the Bride for the first time: note the wide aisle and space around the couple’s chairs. This gives your photographer space to move discretely around during the ceremony.

A Different Way of Keeping Consecutive Weddings Apart

However, Stoke Newington seem to operate slightly differently and some might say more oddly than at other venues:

As the wedding party arrives, the doors are locked and only opened at the correct time to allow entrance.  The party then waits in the foyer for a short time.  Here, there is a list with the names of all those who are to be seated in the balcony (Council Chamber only).  The officiant then asks everyone on the list to accompany her first, and she escorts the wedding party upstairs in small groups in lifts.  Although different from the norm, this works and ensures that one wedding party will never meet another.

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Wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall from Behind the Bride and Groom

This photograph taken from halfway down the aisle also shows some space and the finish of the Council Chamber.

Exchange of Rings at Hackney Wedding

The exchange of wedding rings is an important sequence of photographs to take. At this point, the couple is usually oblivious to the photographer’s presence.

Bride and Groom Smiling after Exchange of Rings

Some happy couples show more happiness than others. I seize the chance to photograph a moment of joy like this one. Stoke Newington Town Hall naturally lends itself to photographic magic!

The Town Hall was built in the 1930s by the Stoke Newington Metropolitan Borough Council.  Having survived the war it became a venue for entertainment but sadly closed and fell into disrepair in 1999.  11 years later and following an expensive refurbishment, it reopened as a venue for functions, meetings and weddings.  In fact if you have a ‘do’ you are putting on, it would make a fantastic venue location.

First Kiss at Wedding

The all important first kiss photograph: I always ask the bride and groom to take their time on this to allow me to get ‘that shot’. They don’t tend to object.

Wedding Photography at Stoke Newington Town Hall: Registrar Rules


The registrar’s at Stoke Newington are very relaxed about photography. They are happy for your photographer to move around but don’t tend to allow photography of the actual signing of the registrar.  A ‘dummy’ one is set up instead.

Posed Photo of Signing of the Register at Wedding

The ‘dummy’ signing of the register: Most civil marriage registrars orchestrate this for photographs. Personally I prefer to take the real thing as it’s much more natural, but some councils don’t allow it.

Couple Walking Back Down the Aisle at Stoke Newington Town Hall

Walking back down the aisle: A very happy sequence of photographs. I back away from the couple and shoot numerous times to take these shots.

After the ceremony, the group is taken out of a door on the left of the building for confetti, and they have time to use the front of the town hall for group and congratulatory shots.  As the next wedding will have only just gone in, there is plenty of time for this.

Holding an LGBT+/gay wedding, civil ceremony or baby naming? The venue caters for these too.

Posed Wedding Couple on Ornate Staircase

The splendid main staircase is worth pausing on to take some beautifully wide-angle photographs such as this one.

Confetti Being Thrown at a Town Hall Wedding in London

An alternative exit is provided for the confetti shots. Behind the couple you can see the 1930s Art Deco features.

Stoke Newington Town Hall Wedding Ceremony Rooms


Council Chamber:  Walnut panelling and beautiful natural window light on two sides make this room a wonderful space for both your wedding and for your photographer to work with.  The room seats 83 for the ceremony which includes overspill to the balcony at the back.  The architecture of the room is unique with arched mouldings above the windows and other features which accentuate the symmetry.  And photographers’ love symmetry!

Assembly Room:  For much larger weddings this huge space caters for 550 guests for a standing reception or seated for 300.  It features a Canadian-maple sprung dance floor, perfect for wedding celebrations that go on later into

Black and White Confetti at Wedding

More wedding confetti photography in a sequence of 12.

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Bride Hugging Bridesmaid after Wedding Ceremony

Emotive congratulatory photography is always good, and what an ideal backdrop for it.

Wedding Guests Admiring Bride's Ring

Another reportage shot: This time friends admire the Bride’s ring after the ceremony. Your photographer should always be on the lookout for shots like this.

Stoke Newington Town Hall,
Church Street,
N16 0JR.


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