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York House/Richmond Upon Thames Register Office Wedding Photography

A 17th Century Wedding Venue in Twickenham

Wedding Photography at York House


Couple walking down the aisle in the empty Loggia Room at York House, Richmond.

Beautiful wedding spaces, such as the Loggia Room, ensure York House is the perfect register office venue for your wedding ceremony, especially small ones such as this.

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Register Office Wedding Photography Venue

Richmond Register Office is located in Twickenham in south-west Greater London within the beautiful seventeen century York House.  With elegant ceremony rooms and public gardens that sweep down to the Thames, this is the perfect venue for your wedding of up to 200 guests.

York House provides a unique wedding experience, with various rooms for your ceremony and reception.  You can book for your ceremony only or spend the whole day at the venue until 1 a.m.!

Photography is positively encouraged, and the registrars are instrumental in setting up photos after the ceremony.

Newlyweds pose with their baby son outside York House in Twickenham.

The beautiful facade of York House.  Before their wedding ceremony, I photographed Sam and Jessica with their baby son outside the front.

Are You Planning Your Wedding at York House?

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Couple walking together down aisle with smiling guests watching at York House in London.

The couple’s faces are of pure delight as they proceed down the aisle.  I aim to capture all these expressions of joy worthy of the wedding day.

Car Parking for Your York House Wedding

Although the venue doesn’t provide parking, a pay-and-display car park is just a few metres away.

Official vehicles like bridal cars can drop off and wait on the drive.

Photograph from back of Loggia Room in York House during wedding ceremony.

The York House ceremony rooms are light and bright during sunny weather, with sunshine streaming through the windows.

Photography Time at Richmond Upon Thames Register Office

Civil marriages are given an hour for all the ceremony rooms at York House.  This includes time to set up the room, guests’ arrival, ceremony, confetti and departure.  I find this to be plenty of time and I offer one-hour wedding photography packages to cater to those just needing this part of the day documenting.

Groom places ring on the finger of his bride who holds their toddler son during wedding at Richmond Register Office.

The couple’s baby boy was very involved in the ceremony, not least during the exchange of rings.  Photographs like this mean so much to couples; I try to take as many as possible.

The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Registrars

A registrar and superintendent registrar conduct ceremonies in Richmond.  They are excellent, with no restrictions on the photographer’s movement or where we can shoot.  They are accommodating and keen for the photographer to get a comprehensive selection of photographs of your time at York House.

Given the above, I need to be as discreet as possible whilst taking wedding photos so no one is distracted.

Exchange of rings in Loggia Room of York House, Twickenham. The couple smile as their baby son watches them.

This photo, like the previous one, demonstrates the ease of being allowed to move around during the ceremony. The couple is relaxed and happy as I move to the front to photograph this key part of their wedding day.

The couple kiss whilst carrying their baby at York House wedding in London.

The first kiss is a beautiful shot to capture, but never more so than when their baby boy was front and centre.

Wedding Bookings at York House

Useful to Know When Booking Your Wedding

  • To contact the registrars and book your date, you can complete the Online Form.
  • Saturdays can be busy, so there may be less time for portraits.  However, the gardens are open to the public and are not time-limited…
  • You and your guests must arrive at least 15 minutes before your ceremony is due to begin.
  • In addition to marriages, Richmond upon Thames Register Office also conducts Renewals of Vows, Civil Ceremonies, and Civil Partnership Conversions.

Couple having first kiss with guests in the background at York House.

Having your guests in the background during the ceremony can make your photos extra special.

Also Consider>> Lambeth Town Hall Wedding Venue.

Groom signs wedding schedule as bride and 2 children watch in Loggia Room at York House.

The second child wasn’t theirs, but he helps make for a more dynamic schedule signing shot.


Rules on Signing the Schedule

Signing the wedding register has now been consigned to history, with the signing of a schedule taking place instead.  Many register offices Now allow photography of the register even if they did not before.  Richmond upon Thames encourages photographers to capture this legal part of the day.

Seated newlyweds holding hands after wedding ceremony.

The little expressions of happiness mean the most and are best for photographers to capture.

Also Consider>>  Pembroke Lodge for Your Wedding in Richmond

Richmond Register Office/York House Wedding Rooms


There are 6 rooms to choose from for your wedding.
All rooms allow an hour for your ceremony – 30 minutes before it starts and 30 minutes for the ceremony and signing.


Couple walking back down the aisle after their wedding ceremony in South London.

Walking back down the aisle as newlyweds and bride, Jessica’s excitement is only too apparent.

The Loggia Room:

  • The Loggia Room backs onto a stunning secluded garden.
  • Holds 75 seated guests.
  • Ceremonies start on the hour, and you are given up to an hour.
  • A music system is provided, or you may book live musicians for the ceremony.
  • No alcohol is allowed in the room, and there is no facility for your reception.

The Terrace Room:

  • French windows lead out onto the terrace and into the gardens.
  • 40 guests seated and 10 standing for the ceremony
  • Reception: 20 guests for a formal dinner or 80 for drinks and canapes.

The Salon:

  • Faces onto the driveway at the front of the house.
  • Licensed for 70 seated guests.
  • Reception: Accommodates 60 people for a meal or 80 for drinks and canapes.

The Hyde Room:

  • Houses the famous Danson Organ and overlooks the gardens.
  • Seating is available for 65 guests.
  • Reception: Suits 60 seated guests or 80 for a drinks reception.

The Winter Garden:

  • Between 40 and 60 guests, depending on the layout.
  • Perfect for a summer wedding or reception with its glass dome.
  • Reception: Available for up to 40 guests for a sit-down meal or 70 for drinks/canapes.

The Clarendon Hall:

  • Banquet-style dining, also suitable for your evening dancing and entertainment.
  • Reception: Available for 150 guests for a formal meal or 250 for drinks and canapes.

Photographing the Confetti – Rules at York House

Confetti is allowed in the gardens after the ceremony.  I strongly advise this, as the confetti sequence is a popular and effective way of including many of your guests in your wedding photos.

Bubbles are also popular, but they may leave tiny marks on your wedding attire!

Guests throw confetti over newlyweds as they leave the Loggia Room in York House, Twickenham.

Posed Group and Couples Photos

On booking, I will provide a questionnaire with a section for any posed photographs you require.  I work through these fairly quickly as most newlyweds and their guests are keen to get on with their celebrations.

If you’re also having your reception at York House, there is more time to do this throughout the day, but I still suggest taking posed photos as soon after your ceremony as you can.

Small wedding party pose for photos on steps to bridge at York House in Twickenham.

After the ceremony, there is plenty of time for portraits in the gardens.  I took this group portrait on the bridge leading to the banks of the Thames.

York House Wedding Photography FAQs



A.  York House provides truly bespoke options for your wedding ceremony and reception.  The wedding spaces are within an elegant 17th-century house with beautiful gardens backing onto the Thames.



A.  Yes.  The Richmond upon Thames registrars and staff actively encourage photography.  Photographing the signing of the schedule is also allowed.



A.  Confetti is allowed in the gardens outside the venue but not inside the ceremony rooms.

Newlyweds in front of door looking away and laughing.

Natural wedding photos are the best.  During their posed shots, I took this whilst they were distracted by friends.

And After Your Wedding Ceremony?

Many newlyweds choose to move on after their ceremony, but, unusually for a register office, York House provides options for your reception.

If you go elsewhere for your wedding breakfast, there are many culinary options in Twickenham and nearby Richmond.  Otherwise, spend the day in the 17th-century setting of York House.

York House,
Richmond Rd,
TW1 3AA.


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