York House Wedding Photographer

Living in south-west London I’m often commissioned for York House wedding photography and it’s quickly become one of my favourite register office wedding venues for small, intimate weddings with just a few guests, and close to some wonderful venues for your post-wedding celebrations, such as the Petersham Hotel, or Richmond Hill Hotel.

Even before the pandemic small intimate weddings like this were very popular – not every wedding needs dozens of guests and an all-day photography service, and I love a small wedding just as much as a big one.

And from a photography point of view, one of York House’s best features is that unlike some of the central London register offices like Chelsea Old Town Hall or Old Marylebone Town Hall, York House is tucked away in a quiet leafy suburb, and looks out onto some gorgeous gardens, perfect for your post-ceremony wedding portraits.


35 of my favourite photos at York House

To give you an idea of what your own York House wedding might look like I’ve picked out 35 of my favourite York House wedding photos from the last couple of years, covering spring, summer, and winter weddings – it doesn’t matter to me what the weather’s like so long as you’re having a lovely day together.

If you’re planning your own small wedding, or ‘micro-wedding’, or even an elopement with just a couple of witnesses, check these wedding photos out and if you like what you see get in touch to tell me all about you and your plans, I’d love to hear from you.



What rooms are available for a York House wedding?

Although the gallery above features a small intimate wedding with just a few guests, you can have much bigger weddings at York House, and even your whole day there if you want.

The gallery shows a wedding in the Terrace Room, which looks out onto the beautiful gardens and opens directly onto the terrace for your confetti moment, champagne reception, and group shots and portraits. It can accommodate 40 seated guests for a ceremony, or up to 70 standing guests for a drinks reception.

Then there’s the Winter Garden, a gorgeous Victorian conservatory which also looks out onto the gardens, and can seat up to 50 guests for your ceremony. It’s also the perfect size for your wedding breakfast with room for up to 40 guests, or up to 70 standing guests for a champagne reception.

And finally there’s The Salon, an ornate room located around the front of York House, with a stunning chandelier. The Salon can seat 70 guests for a ceremony, 60 guests for your wedding breakfast, or 80 guests for your champagne reception.

In addition to these, there’s two more rooms that are tailored more towards your reception:

Firstly there’s Clarendon Hall, a huge room with its own stage. In the past it’s been possible to book this for a ceremony with up to 250 people, although the official Richmond Council website page for York House only lists it for receptions right now, so do check with them if you wanted it for your ceremony too. When you book it for your reception you’ll be able to fit up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast, or 250 for a champagne reception.

Finally there’s The Hyde Room, which can seat up to 60 wedding guests banquet-style, and also a great size for your evening party and dancing. It can also work as an additional space for a buffet or bar if you book it along with the Salon or Clarendon Hall.

And one extra useful detail about booking York House for your wedding reception: although they’ve got their own list of recommended caterers, they also allow you to bring your own caterer (pending their approval) which is quite unusual for wedding venues these days, but it’s great to have that flexibility when you’re planning your wedding!


How much is wedding photography at York House?

So you’ve got your venues all sorted and now you’re wondering “How much does a York House wedding photographer cost?”

Speaking for myself, in 2024 my packages for small weddings start at around £650, varying seasonally – for example a 90 minute wedding on a Tuesday in February is typically a bit less than the same on a Saturday in June.

But every wedding photographer is different. Some only do short weddings, some only do full days. Some are local, others live well outside London. Some have been working for over a decade, others only started recently. The best advice I can give you is to consider both their style of photography and whether you like them as a person with at least the same weight you give to their prices and what’s included.

After all, there’s no point booking a cheap York House wedding photographer if they’re inexperienced, have a style you’re not in love with, and don’t click with you in a meeting – and you should definitely have a meeting before you book them! I do most of my meetings with wedding couples on Zoom these days, which works great.

Although you shouldn’t spend more than you can afford, remember that these are photos you’ll cherish and come back to for the rest of your life. And small weddings and elopements are just as deserving of great photographs! So the best approach is usually to invest the most you can afford in a photographer you love, because when you make the right choice for you it’s an investment you’ll never regret.

Although I list starting prices on my website every wedding is different and I try to be as flexible as I can, so the best thing to do is to get in touch and tell me more.

For big weddings where you want your whole day captured I currently offer a very simple ‘all-day’ package that includes around 10-ish hours of photography, enough to include pre-wedding prep all the way through to the first dance and party, and at the time of writing (July 2021) that’s currently around £2000 (prices may vary depending on the season).

Alternatively, for smaller weddings where you only need a couple of hours or maybe a bit longer I currently offer two set packages: one package includes enough time to capture pre-ceremony arrivals all the way through to confetti, group shots, and some couple portraits afterwards; and a longer one that includes ceremony and portraits plus the first hour or so of your champagne reception either at York House or any other venue nearby.

If you need a bit longer than that you can add more time by the hour (although for anything longer than six hours you’d probably get the best value from my all-day package.


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