Wedding Photography at Wandsworth Town Hall, London SW18.
Wandsworth Town Hall is a grand looking building located in central Wandsworth, SW18. It houses the Wandsworth Register Office (or Registry Office). Built in the 1930’s and opened in 1937 by Queen Mary, it remains largely unchanged with any minor alterations being made in keeping with the origin design and character of the building. It has since been given a grade II listed building status. Along the High Street elevation of the exterior are stone reliefs portraying key events and industries in the history of the five parishes that once made up the Borough of Wandsworth.
I have photographed at Wandsworth Town Hall several times. On arrival I am immediately struck by the seemingly large scale of the building which is enormously enhanced by the huge entrance court where many a bride and groom have arrived in style. The hall is marble and there is a choice of five ornate rooms in which to get married.
Capacity at Wandsworth Town Hall varies from 10 in the Mayor’s Parlour to 100 in the Grand Chamber.
Another great small register office nearby is: Chelsea Old Town Hall.
The registrar’s are most welcoming, encouraging photography throughout the ceremony and signing of the register. This always makes photographing a wedding much easier. The Victoria Room accommodates up to 25 people and is red-themed with a gorgeous art-deco conference table.
The room I have photographed weddings in most is the Alexandra Room (above). It seats 45 guests facing towards an unusual art-deco mirrored table, totally in-keeping with the decor and age of the building.
After the Wandsworth Town Hall wedding photography ceremony, time is allowed for group shots on the ornate central staircase where there is a good view from the elevated balustrade above. There’s also scope for shots in the magnificent courtyard with fountain (below).
The Town Hall,
Wandsworth High Street,
Wandsworth Council Website