The beautiful Asylum Chapel in London is a Grade II listed building and seeped in history. It dates back to 1826 and was originally built for the residents of Caroline Gardens to use. During World War II the chapel was heavily bombed although it remained very much in tact. Today it’s a very popular space available to hire after it was brought back in to use in 2010 by a pair of artists.
The building is a fantastic piece of architecture with colourful stained glass windows, crumbling paintwork and large windows allowing in lots of natural light. It’s a unique space that’s full of charm and character and couples can exchange their vows in front of the original alter with a backdrop of flowers and candles. This stunning building is licensed for weddings and can hold up to 120 guests for the ceremony. It’s possible to have a short drinks reception and canapés here although for a full reception this would need to be taken offsite.
Stuart and Selina are a fantastic couple living in London and they got married here in November. Their ceremony was held at 4pm with the sun setting outside so this was a wedding ceremony and drinks reception solely lit by candles and artificial lights brought in to the venue.
It was a wonderful ceremony and I tiptoed around the chapel during the service to get a variety of different angles. Once married their friends and family congregated around the happy couple to congratulate them with a glass of bubbly.
After half an hour or so the guests jumped on a London Routemaster to the main reception whilst the newlyweds and I stayed back to capture some atmospheric evening shots in the iconic candlelit chapel. We really enjoyed working with Stuart and Selina and we’re very grateful to them for choosing Alicia and I as their wedding photographers.
Here are some of my favourite shot from their wedding at the gorgeous Asylum Chapel……