MARYLEBONE TOWN HALL WEDDINGS
Planning to get married at The Old Marylebone Town Hall?
Being engaged is super exciting but planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming. In this blog post you’ll find everything you need to know about Marylebone Town Hall Weddings and how to get married in Marylebone, from the logistics and paperwork to how to get the best wedding photos.
Hi, I’m Manon – documentary wedding photographer in London.
I create intimate wedding photographs filled with emotion for couples who follow their hearts. I’m here to share my knowledge and experience about wedding planning to help you plan your dream wedding.
About the Venue –
Marylebone Town Hall, also known as the Westminster Council House, is a gorgeous Grade II listed building in the centre of London and is home to the Westminster Register Office. Surrounded by beautiful little mews, The Old Marylebone Town Hall is the perfect setting for London wedding, not least because the registrars here are the kindest, most welcoming registrars you could ask for and they will make your wedding ceremony special.
Everything you need to know about Old Marylebone Town Hall Weddings –
Address: 97-113 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5PT
Contact: to book call 020 7641 7500.
Quick fact and pros of Marylebone Town Hall Weddings –
- Historic wedding venue
- Kind, friendly registrars
- Beautifully decorated rooms
- Great pubs and restaurants within walking distance to celebrate
- Lovely, quiet photo backdrops within walking distance.
- Great photography spots inside the Town Hall and lovely, quiet mews as backdrops for photos within walking distance.
- Sanctioned for civil ceremonies
- Pet friendly
Old Marylebone Town Hall weddings: prices and capacity –
Prices vary depending on which day of the week and what time of year you choose to hold your ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall, keep in mind that these are 2020/2021 prices.
• The Knightsbridge Room – Decorated in muted greys, this room has a capacity of up to 30 seated guests and costs between £481 and £926.
• The Soho Room – Light filled room with a relaxed feel, it can host 20 guests and costs between £481 and £926.
• The Marylebone Room – With wood panelling and a carved wood fireplace, this is a beautiful setting for an intimate ceremony with up to 15 guests. The cost ranges between £571 and £1126.
• The Westminster Room – Wood panelling and elaborate plasterwork ceiling decorate this room which is the largest one at The Old Marylebone Town Hall. This room can host up to 100 seated guests and cost between £571 and £1126.
• The Paddington Room – Another intimate setting for ceremonies of up to 15 guests decorated with wood panelling and carved wood fireplaces, this room costs between £571 and £1126.
• The Pimlico Room – Just like the Soho Room, it can host up to 20 seated guests and costs between £481 and £926.
• The Mayfair Room – Decorated with beautiful flooring and contemporary seating, this room can host up to 30 seated guests and costs between £481 and £926.
How to get married at The Old Marylebone Town Hall –
Once you’ve chosen your ceremony room and booked your date, you can start planning the details of your Marylebone wedding.
For your ceremony, the Westminster Registry office has created different options for your ceremony wording that can be romantic, modern, traditional or unconventional. You can find the different wedding ceremony wording templates here. You’re encouraged to make them your own and personalise your ceremony a smooch as you’d like!
To have your legal ceremony at Marylebone Town Hall you will need to give notice of your intention to get married. You will be asked to sign a legal statement to say you intend to get married or form a civil partnership, this is called ‘giving notice’.
Old Marylebone Town Hall weddings: ceremonies –
Ceremony Start –
You can choose to be “given away”, make an entrance together as a couple or start the ceremony as informally as you’d like. The registrars will then welcome you and your guests to Marylebone Town Hall.
You can make your own playlist to play while your guests wait for the ceremony to begin, while you walk down the aisle and at the close of the ceremony. Just make sure you’ve designated someone to be in charge of this so you can just relax and be in the moment.
Readings and personal vows –
The registrars at Marylebone Town Hall will be more than happy to include personal vows in your ceremony or readings from your guests.
Warming of the rings –
This is an ancient tradition that consists of passing your weddings rings to each of your guests so that they can hold them for a moment while they silently make a wish for your future together. It’s a lovely way of involving your loved ones in your wedding ceremony.
Sand or stone ceremony –
If you’d like to make your ceremony unique and memorable, at Marylebone you’ll have the possibility of including a sand or stone ceremony. The sand ceremony is a tradition in which a couple pours sand from separate vessels into a central one as a representation of two people coming together in marriage while the stone ceremony is an old Scottish tradition in which the couple place their hands on a stone while saying their wedding vows. This is also a great way of creating a keepsake of the day.
Are you after a relaxed and creative wedding photographer who will capture who you are and the moments that matter most in a natural, effortless way?
Best wedding reception venues near Marylebone Town Hall –
Carousel London Wedding Venue
Award-winning modern and relaxed London wedding venue this is a stylish backdrop you can make your own with fantastic food and friendly service. What more could you ask for? They have different spaces available that can host anywhere from 20 to 200 guests.
Royal Institute of British Architects London Wedding Venue
This beautiful and sunlit unique art deco style wedding venue only 15min walk from Marylebone Town Hall is the perfect setting for a London-wedding-with -a-twist.
41 Portland Place London Wedding Venue
Georgian architecture Grade II listed Town House with natural daylight and outdoor terrace locate din the heart of Marylebone. This is a beautiful blank canvas reception venue for your Marylebone wedding and only a short 15min walk from the Old Marylebone Town Hall.
One Marylebone London Wedding Venue
This stunning wedding reception venue in Marylebone has two versatile wedding spaces and landscaped gardens and it’s the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding.
The Hoxton Southwark London Wedding Venue
Ok, technically not in Marylebone but you can easily jump in a taxi to get there. This a gorgeous warehouse-style hotel with multiple spaces for your wedding.
Best wedding photography spots in Marylebone, London –
A great photographer never reveals her tricks (?)… Joke aside, Marylebone is full of charming little mews that make for amazing wedding photo spots as well as being only a short drive away from Hyde Park. The Town Hall itself is also a very beautiful building and is a great backdrop for your wedding photos.
Time passes faster than you think and your wedding day goes by in a blur. I believe that you deserve photos that capture who you are, the emotions and your love story in a truthful, effortless way so that you never forget your wedding or the way you felt.
Weddings are a collection of moments that represent your life together and all the days that have led you here. They’re a celebration of love, friendship and all the values that are important to you. Your love is unique and I believe that you deserve meaningful wedding photos that honour your story and capture who you are.
The Answer Is Simple: to get beautiful, natural wedding photos you need a photographer who cares and who will take the time to get to know you BEFORE your wedding. It’s my job to create a space where you feel comfortable and you can be yourselves, unapologetically. This is why I exclusively photograph 20 weddings per year so don’t snooze!
If you’re getting married at the Old Marylebone Town Hall you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities either before or after your ceremony but there are a few things you should keep in mind.
How to get the best wedding photos –
- Consider the light and what time of day you’ll be doing the photos. Check sunrise/sunset time for your wedding day.
- The crowds. London is a busy and touristic city and even though the little mews tend to be pretty quiet, it’s a good idea to avoid rush hour for example. Talk to your photographer about what your expectations are for your wedding photos and couple portraits.
- Think about the weather. Prepare for rain, anything else is a bonus! Getting one of those clear plastic umbrellas, for example, is a great way of being able to take photos outside if a light rain is falling but don’t forget to also plan for high temperatures if you’re getting married in the middle of summer.
- Allow enough time for photos. Natural, relaxed wedding photos don’t just happen if you’re rushing around or stressed because you’re running late to your wedding ceremony or reception. Make sure you discuss the timeline of the day with your wedding photographer.
- Don’t create a shot list. Trying to recreate inspiration images from Pinterest can hinder your photographer’s creativity but most importantly, those are someone else’s memories. Your wedding day is uniquely yours so you should focus on creating your own memories rather than recreating someone else’s.
More about London weddings –
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