A Claridges & Banqueting House wedding

Aug 4, 2016 | Weddings

As a regular Claridges wedding photographer, I love working in one of London’s most iconic hotels.  Brittany and Mark live in the USA where they met, although Mark is English and Brittany is half-english too. So it was an easy decision to bring over their friends and family to celebrate in London, and the weekend couldn’t have been more fun to shoot. I’d not captured a Banqueting House wedding before, so I was really looking forward to capturing that amazing space.

We started with a drinks party the night before in the heart of St James Park, and then Brittany had a stunning suite at Claridges to get ready in, with her bridesmaids. The ceremony in the Drawing Room was decorated in absolutely beautiful flowers and candles. After a brief drinks reception everyone boarded some Routemaster buses for a tour of classic London landmarks. That was a really lovely touch especially with so many guests coming in from overseas. When everyone finally arrived at Banqueting House, (part of Whitehall Palace), they were in for a serious treat. The sheer size and spectacle of the venue can’t fail to impress and everyone’s jaw dropped. I mean just take a look at the pictures yourselves, further below.

Banqueting House Wedding

This was my first Banqueting House wedding, and what a setting for an evening reception. You can’t help but be wowed when you walk through the doors, but the huge space and ceiling artwork.

The night was filled with laughter and love, and finished by a sparkler exit and a horse-drawn carriage ride. What an incredible way to head back to your hotel on a warm summer’s evening in London. Perfection!

London weddings

About half of my work is capturing fun and elegant London weddings. Capturing the buzz and grandeur of a city wedding is a great challenge, one I’m always up for. If you’d like to talk about how we can cover yours, just drop me a line below.


  1. tom

    Love your work. Faultless

  2. Serge ~ Prinsz Photography

    Love these images! Stunning photos and beautiful storytelling! Looking for wedding photo ideas and inspiration I stumbled upon these magnificent images. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Nick English

    Superb images – what an amazing venue also!

  4. Allan

    Epic work man 🙂 I love your blog Mike!

  5. Shu

    Truly stunning venue and magnificently captured. I love 17/26.

  6. Nathan

    Love the laughter, you managed to keep emotion in the images. Outstanding sir.

  7. Fiona

    Wow, these are beautiful images Mike!

  8. Sharan

    Wow! this location looks amazing.

  9. Alison

    Awesome collection of images Mike!

  10. Clare Tam-Im

    Lovely work! What a gorgeous wedding!

  11. Tailored

    Awesome shots from Claridges

  12. Martin Dabek

    Great coverage. Love the party pics!

  13. Scott Spencer-White

    Beautiful images – clear, sharp and vibrant!
    Excellent emotions captured really well!

  14. Justyna K.

    Her smile is priceless! ♥

  15. Ian

    Lovely shots, Mike. Really like the silhouette between the red lit columns – gorgeous.

  16. Wedding Boutique

    Love these photos! The confetti shot is perfection!

  17. Tamas Kooning Lansbergen

    What a location that is! Love your reportage style of photography. Inspirational. Thanks

  18. Robert Taylor

    Congratulations! You make a beautiful couple.

  19. Nick Labrum

    Some more stunning images here Mike, great work! Keep it up and keep inspiring! 🙂

  20. Fotograf Nunta Brasov

    Absolutely amazing images.
    Love the emotion in the photographs.

    Thanks for sharing.

  21. Scott

    Lovely images and amazing work. Truly stunning.

  22. Justyna

    I looove her smile!
    Gret job

  23. Tracey

    Wow, what a venue! Fantastic images 🙂

  24. Carine Bea

    I love those masks! Nice photos! x

  25. Hannah

    Lovely photos. Nice work

  26. Mark Webb

    Absolutely love this set. Great work 🙂

  27. Jon Fee

    Love the images, Fantastic work. the couple look so happy!


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