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The Admirals House Greenwich

Amongst the Old Royal Naval College grounds is the Admirals House.
A smaller and more intimate venue than it’s neighbour the Painted Hall it is equally as impressive.
Excellent for smaller groups it provides a room for the brides party to get ready that leads onto the lovely lit ceremony room.
With Tanya and Anthony’s wedding the reception was held at St Katherine’s dock and a boat was laid on for guests to take them up the river to Tower Bridge. With just a short walk to the pier at Greenwich this proved an excellent idea and was throughly enjoyed by all the guests.

For more information on the Admirals House take a look here

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St Peter’s Italian church Farringdon

I spent 5 years working in Farringdon from 2000 and walked past the unassuming steps of this church almost everyday.
With thanks to Rose and Peppe asking me to photograph their wedding day I got to see the stunning beauty of this church.

It will completely take you aback and I guarantee you you will stand for a few moments just going how is this here, how beautiful is this church.

It’s Italian so all the services are in Latin and it’s Catholic but if this fits what you’re looking for please just take the opportunity to go and see it, it is wonderful.

For further information visit here

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Rangers House Greenwich

Situated next to Greenwich park and Blackheath The Rangers House is a regal elegant building.
It’s also a place that might get missed when considering the area with the likes of the Royal Naval college nearby.
It houses a very impressive collection of paintings and sculptures which oozes wealth and takes you back to the time of Horatio Nelson and the late 1700’s.

It’s a delightful venue with a small walled garden which leads out onto the rose garden of Greenwich park. Note that at the time of writing a permit is required to take pictures in Greenwich Park.

With Blackheath village a short walk away it’s a great place to have grand ceremony and then take a walk across the heath to one of the many delicious restaurants in the village. It’s also very easy to forget that you are only 15 mins on a train from central London.

For further information on The Rangers House take a look here

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City of London weddings

The City of London is a sometimes a missed opportunity when it comes to planning a wedding.
Usually the vibrant heart of the business district at the weekend can be very quiet. Areas such as Liverpool St, Shoreditch and Old Street tend to be relatively quiet and this has in the past proved ideal in securing a good deal for a reception.
It provides a great backdrop for couples willing to explore and walk between venues.

For example at Sarah and Arnauds wedding the reception meal was held at a bistro bar in Old Street with the evenings entertainment held at the base of the Gherkin near Leadenhall. The walk at night time between the 2 venues was brilliant and created a really fresh series of shots that you wouldn’t normally capture at a wedding.

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Nonsuch Manor

Nonsuch Manor

Nonsuch Manor is located near Cheam in Surrey and is great location for couples from London and the South East.
The classic Georgian house with high ceilings is awash with natural light and is a gem of a location for a wedding photographer never mind the bride and groom. It is very difficult to take a bad picture at this venue. Enormous grounds for wandering around, beautiful rooms to get ready in and the ceremony room which basks in natural light opening up to the garden is an absolute delight.

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For further information on Nonsuch Manor take a look here

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Leeds Castle

A superb, extravagant location that even gives you the option to stay the night after your wedding.
What I found most impressive was the organisation and relaxed nature of the staff. Sometimes such a venue can be over powering on not only the bridal couple but the pressure on the staff to provide an excellent service. Leeds Castle is one of the best venues photographically but also in every aspect you’d want from your day. Highly recommend it and is well worth a look around.

For more information on Leeds Castle take a look here.

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Eltham Palace

To describe Eltham Palace in one word it would be nuts. Nothing at this venue makes sense when you look at it all together.
A James Bond villain lair is how I would best describe it or a Medieval Art Deco ex military Palace.

Inside and out the Palace is an exciting and thrilling venue with so much to offer, one of my absolute favourite venues and I was very fortunate to have been there for Fionnuala and Kierans wedding.

For more expert advice than I can give take a look here Eltham Palace

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Charlton House Greenwich

A Jacobean house built in the time of James I is a venue for a wow factor.
Close to Greenwich Park and Blackheath, Charlton House is one of many historical venues in the area.

Dark wood panelled walls and well kept grounds, nice drive way up to the entrance of Charlton House would tick a lot of peoples boxes.

Shelley and Nilesh’s wedding here was a great mix of Sikh and western styles with powerful Sikh wedding drums and Bhangra making this wedding very memorable.

For more information take a look here Charlton House Greenwich

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Arundel Town Hall

Arundel Town Hall

Arundel Town Hall is a small venue for a wedding but is wonderfully naturally lit.
It provides a veranda to immediately walk out onto and take in the surrounding town and Castle.

Great venue for approximately 50 guests with  and a Castle to entertain your guests afterwards.

Arundel itself is a beautiful town steeped in over 1,000 years of history.
It is a great location for intimate after wedding pictures and superb restaurants for a wedding breakfast.

For more information take a look here

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