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CONTENTS Marry Me in Kensington and Chelsea ....................................... 4-5 Walk with the stars ............................................................... 6-7 Getting started .................................................................... 8-9 Choosing a venue, making a booking ................................... 10-11 Giving Notice of Intention to Marry or enter into a Civil Partnership............................................. 12-13 Kensington and Chelsea venues, Chelsea Old Town Hall ............ 14-15 The Brydon Room ............................................................. 16-17 The Harrington Room and The Rossetti Room ......................... 18-19 The Small Hall, Main Hall and Cadogan Suite ............................... 20 The Register Office Room, religious buildings............................... 21 The Mayor’s Parlour ................................................................ 22 Choosing your Ceremony Venue ................................................ 23 Marry Me in Kensington and Chelsea – Your special day ........... 24-25 Personalising your ceremony, other ceremonies, renewal of vows ceremonies ................................................ 26-27 Naming ceremonies, committment ceremonies, Citizenship ceremonies ....................................................... 28-29 Disclaimer: Images featuring models are of styled ceremony rooms showcasing your options. The standard ceremony rooms are the pictures without models.

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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Marry Me Welcome to the Royal Borough

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of Kensington and Chelsea’s marriage services

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Congratulations

Getting married or forming your Civil Partnership will be one of the most special and treasured occasions of your life, and we understand that choosing the right location for your ceremony is an important decision. W ith over 30 venues to choose from – including the resplendent Chelsea Old Town Hall – the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is sure to have the perfect location for your all important day. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of customer care from start to finish – evidenced in hundreds of customer testimonials – meaning you’ll be fully supported throughout choosing, booking and holding your ceremony, and beyond, by our professional and friendly staff. All our years of experience will ensure that your day is second to none. This brochure tells you everything you need to know about choosing your Kensington and Chelsea ceremony venue and we hope that it’s helpful in guiding you along each step of this journey. Do visit our website www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars where you can find information and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any queries. On behalf of my team, I wish you all the very best for your special day. Yours sincerely

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Kensington and Chelsea Register Office Chelsea Old Town Hall King’s Road, London SW3 5EE  www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars registrars@rbkc.gov.uk Follow us on Instagram for your best wedding journey @MarryMeInChelsea

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Walk with the stars

I n the year when famous Chelsea resident Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin and voting rights were extended to all British women over 21, on 21 July 1928, in the hallway of Chelsea Town Hall, a young American divorcee waited anxiously to say “I do” to Ernest Simpson, a dashing ex-soldier. Her name was Wallis Spencer and she was destined to become the infamous Simpson; catalyst for the notorious royal abdication almost 10 years later. After meeting the Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VIII, and before her divorce from Ernest was finalised, she reportedly said, “Soon I shall be Queen of England” and the rest as they say, is history… Throughout the years Chelsea Town Hall, which became Chelsea Old Town Hall in 1965, has been synonymous with style and elegance and has

Other famous faces include hellraising actor Oliver Reed who married his first wife, model Kate Byrne, as well as the iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock, who famously said ‘I do’ to his beloved Alma Reville here in December 1926. Having once declared he was “not a massive believer in marriage”, one of the UK’s most beloved bachelors, Hugh Grant, changed his stance and chose our stunning venue to wed his fiancée, Anna Eberstein. Even more recently, Made In Chelsea stars Milly Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor decided to say Marry Me In Chelsea, enjoying a romantic, intimate ceremony with one of our welcoming registrars. So with all of this iconic history we’ve delightedly been a part of throughout the years, we’d love to invite you to start your love story the right way at the Chelsea Old Town Hall as trust us, you’re in great company!

hosted many famous faces keen on experiencing a slice of history surrounded by beauty. Not all life stories have been as colourful as that of Wallis Simpson, but many have been just as glamourous. Film star Judy Garland lived in London and briefly settled in Belgravia with her fourth husband Mickey Deans after their wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 15 March 1969. In 1949, Welsh heartthrob and actor Richard Burton graced our halls to marry his sweetheart Sybil Williams, so celebrities have long flocked to Chelsea to enjoy their nuptials. We’ve also hosted wild rock legends too. At the grand age of 22, Marc Bolan, lead singer of T.Rex was married on 30 January 1970 to June Child, with five friends in attendance. After posing outside for a few photographs, they celebrated with a meal and a good many drinks at an intimate reception.

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Getting started There are two easy steps to getting married or entering into a Civil Partnership.

Step 1 Choose and book your venue

Step 2 Give Notice

of Intention to Marry or form a Civil Partnership

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Contact us You can book online at  www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars or call us on 020 7361 4100

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Step 1

Venues inside the Chelsea Old Town Hall

Choosing a venue for

your ceremony Y ou can get married or enter into a Civil Partnership in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea no matter where you live. There are around 30 venues in the Royal Borough which have been licensed for civil ceremonies. All have been carefully selected and are subject to the highest standards. The most famous of the venues here is the world reknown Chelsea Old Town Hall. Designed in the late Victorian era, constructed in Edwardian times and newly renovated in 2019, the Chelsea Old Town Hall is an elegant building which houses six licensed rooms, namely the Brydon Room, the Rossetti Room, the Harrington Room; and the Main Hall, Small Halls, and Cadogan Suite. To view all our venues please go to our website www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars

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Other venues available

Making a booking O nce you’ve decided the venue (including room), date and time of your ceremony, a provisional booking may be made with our office online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars ,or in person here at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. In order to book, we ask you to pay a non- refundable booking fee which is separate from the attendance fee for the ceremony itself. Our full fees are detailed at the back of this brochure, and online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars

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Step 2

O nce you’ve booked your ceremony, you and your partner will be required to attend an appointment at your own local register office in order to give notice of intention to marry or enter a Civil Partnership. These are the legal preliminaries to getting married or having a Civil Partnership, and must be completed at the latest a month before the ceremony date. Please note that there is a statutory fee associated with giving notice. If you’re giving notice with us at Kensington and Chelsea, we ask you to Giving Notice of Intention to Marry or enter into a Civil Partnership

book your appointment online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars

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You’ll need to both attend together in person and each bring the following documents with you: • Your passport. • Your immigration status document and a passport photograph each (if applicable). • Your most recent proof of address document: a bank statement within the last month, a utility bill within the last three months, or a council tax statement within the last year. • If you’ve been married or in a Civil Partnership previously, proof of how this ended: i.e. your decree absolute (or foreign equivalent), or your former spouse’s death certificate and your marriage/Civil Partnership certificate. All documents must be originals and accompanied by a third-party translation into English, if applicable. As long as there are no lawful or immigration impediments to your planned

ceremony, your marriage or Civil Partnership may proceed 29 days after giving notice.

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Kensington and Chelsea venues Choosing the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

C helsea Old Town Hall is a beautiful and stylish classic building located on the King’s Road in Chelsea. It houses six licensed rooms – including the Brydon Room, the Rossetti Room, and the Harrington Room. You are warmly invited to see the splendour of our rooms for yourself and discover why over 2,000 couples every year choose to have their marriage or Civil Partnership ceremony with us. Please get in touch to arrange a viewing. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea also has many other venues where you may hold your ceremony, from elegant hotels to unique rooftop spaces overlooking the London skyline; from a royal residence to a stunning glass Orangery in a beautiful park setting. A full list of our approved venues is available at the back of this brochure.

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Chelsea Old Town Hall We’d like to introduce you to the stunning rooms now available within our newly renovated Town Hall. Whichever room you select, you can tailor your ceremony in whatever way you wish – including with readings, music, personal vows and exchanging of your rings. You can check availability and book any of these rooms either online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars or by calling us on 020 7361 4100 .

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The Brydon Room The Brydon Room is a beautiful and stylish location offering a unique setting for your special occasion. It is within this room that royalty and many famous couples have held their own ceremony and it is able to seat parties of up to 38 guests. The Brydon Room is available every day of the week.

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The Harrington Room Perfect for smaller, intimate occasions, the Harrington Room accommodates up to eight guests, and ceremonies performed in this room are simple and elegant. The Harrington Room has limited availability between Monday and Friday.

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The Rossetti Room The Rossetti Room is our most popular room and, although larger than the Harrington Room, it is still small enough for that intimate occasion. With seating for up to 12 guests, it offers a quiet and relaxed setting for your ceremony. The Rossetti Room is available every day of the week.

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The Small Hall, Main Hall and Cadogan Suite These stunning rooms at the Chelsea Old Town Hall are for larger ceremonies, and it’s even possible to host your reception event in these rooms after your ceremony too. Managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Conferencing and Events Team, please email venues@rbkc.gov.uk or call 020 7361 2220 to enquire on availability for these three rooms, as well as checking the registrars’ availability online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/ registrars or by calling 020 7361 4100 . Other venues We are delighted to offer a range of different venues for your ceremony. Some of our venues can offer facilities for parties of over 300 people, whilst others are more suitable for smaller, intimate occasions. In order to be married or enter into your Civil Partnership at one of our approved venues, you must first make a booking with the venue of your choice and then contact us at Kensington and Chelsea Register Office to ensure that you book registrars to attend your ceremony. A list of our Approved Venues and fees are to be found at the back of this brochure and on our website at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars

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The Register Office Room

Religious buildings

Register Office ceremonies are short but sweet, purely for you and your two witnesses only. Performed within a small interview room for those who simply wish to say the required declarations and sign the register; The Register Office has limited availability between Monday and Friday. You can check availability for these locations and book either online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars or by calling us on 020 7361 4100 .

If you are planning a marriage in a religious building in Kensington and Chelsea, such as at a church, you should first seek their permission directly. Most religious buildings licensed for marriages have an authorised person to register the marriage, so a registrar from the Kensington and Chelsea Register Office does not need to attend. A minority however do not; in this case, please contact our Register Office at the earliest opportunity so that a registrar can attend on the day to register your marriage.

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The Mayor’s Parlour The Mayor’s Parlour is a wonderfully decorated ceremony room offering a classic setting for your special day. This spacious room is located on the first floor of the Civic Reception Area at Kensington Town Hall and can seat parties of up to 70 people (the couple and up to 68 guests).

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Choosing your Ceremony Venue Whether you choose to have your ceremony at the iconic Chelsea Old Town Hall or one of our world-class venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we ensure that your wedding is a special occasion. Whether you are planning a spectacular celebration or an intimate affair, our friendly and professional team of registrars will guide you every step of the way.

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Your special day

I f you’re getting married or having your Civil Partnership at Chelsea Old Town Hall, we ask that you and your guests arrive via the Chelsea Manor Street entrance and head straight upstairs to the Ceremony Waiting Room. There is step-free access to this area via Chelsea Library just next door. Whilst your guests are being seated, the officiating registrars attending your ceremony will interview both of you privately to ensure that all the details to be recorded on the day of the ceremony are correct. At your meeting you will be asked to confirm all the details given at the time of your notice of intention to marry or enter into a Civil Partnership.

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Once all the preliminaries have been completed, the registrars will arrange your entrance into the chosen room for the start of your ceremony. The officiating registrar will begin the ceremony with a welcome and short introduction, reminding you both of the solemn and binding nature of the commitment you are about to make to each other. As part of your ceremony you will be asked to repeat the official vows. Once you have exchanged your vows (and optional rings), the registrar will then ask both you and your witnesses to sign the register. There will then be an opportunity for photographs to be taken by your photographer and guests.

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Personalising your ceremony

Other ceremonies Civil Partnership to Marriage conversion ceremonies

Once you have given your notice of your intention to marry or form a Civil Partnership, we invite you to complete your Programme of Events which allows you to tell us your exact preferences for your ceremony. You may choose to have a quiet intimate ceremony with just yourselves and a few friends; or on the other hand, you may wish to personalise your ceremony with music, readings, exchanging of rings and personalised vows.

A Civil Partnership to Marriage conversion ceremony allows couples who have chosen to convert their Civil Partnership into a marriage to celebrate their new status. Any couple wishing to convert their Civil Partnership to a marriage will be able to do so at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, or at any of the approved venues within our borough. If you wish to hold your Civil Partnership to marriage conversion ceremony here in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, you can book online at

Our aim is to ensure that we deliver the ceremony that you want to make

it as memorable as it can be. The only restriction is religious content which legally cannot be incorporated into a civil ceremony. We would be delighted to discuss any aspect of your ceremony with you so please feel free to contact us.

www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars or call us on 020 7361 4100 .

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Renewal of vows ceremonies This is a special ceremony for couples who wish to renew their vows in a unique and personal way. Often a renewal of vows ceremony is associated with a special anniversary, but the ceremony is just as appropriate for couples at any stage of their union. This occasion is a wonderful opportunity for couples to reaffirm their love for one another and one which their family and friends can share in. Please remember however that renewal of vows ceremonies have no legal recognition.

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Naming ceremonies A naming ceremony is an occasion for parents, family and friends to pledge their love and commitment to a child. It is an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome an adoptive child or step-child into their new family. Supporting adults, grandparents and older siblings are able to make their promises to the child and you can choose poems or readings to enhance the ceremony. Naming ceremonies can be arranged by anyone, from any cultural background and with any spiritual or religious beliefs. There is no age limit to a naming ceremony and more than

one sibling may be named at the same time. Naming ceremonies have no legal recognition.

Commitment ceremonies This is an opportunity for couples wishing to have a ceremony where they may declare their love and commitment for each other in front of family and friends. Commitment ceremonies have no legal recognition.

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Citizenship ceremonies Any person who has applied for and been granted British Citizenship will be required to attend a citizenship ceremony where they will make their pledge of allegiance to His Majesty The King and the United Kingdom. At the completion of the ceremony, the new citizen will be presented with their ‘Certificate of Naturalisation’ allowing them to apply for their

British passport. For those who used the Joint Passport and Citizenship service, their passport will be dispatched directly by the Home Office the day after the citizenship ceremony, and usually will arrive to you within six weeks. There are two types of ceremony that you may choose from. A group ceremony which is held fortnightly at Kensington Town Hall for which

there is no charge; or a private ceremony which is held at Chelsea Old Town Hall upon special request. Private Citizenship ceremonies can usually be arranged at very short notice, often within a couple of days, for an additional fee. To book a citizenship ceremony, please do so online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars

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Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies) Located in the heart of High Street Kensington, the well-known Copthorne Tara Hotel offers three large event spaces fully licenced for weddings and civil ceremonies catering up to 260 seated dinner guests. They believe in planning every detail of your special day to perfection, which is why they employ detail-oriented event planners. They will guide you through the process with ease, turning your dreams into reality with a uniquely customized package. Services include menu creation, catering and service. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington, Scarsdale Place, London W8 5SY Tel: 020 7872 2912 Email: Events.Tara@milenniumhotels.co.uk Web: www.millenniumhotels.com/en/ weddings/europe/united-kingdom/london/ copthorne-tara-hotel-london-kensington/

100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies)

The Milestone Hotel (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies) The Milestone Hotel & Residences provides the perfect venue for elegant and intimate weddings, featuring traditional British style and unrivalled service. Set opposite Kensington Palace, their Grade-II listed Victorian mansion hotel is steeped in romantic history. Host your ceremony in the building’s original chapel, The Oratory, enjoy a Champagne reception in the Conservatory, and experience private fine dining for up to 30 people in the charming Windsor Suite.

Celebrate something truly unique at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton. Weddings and civil partnerships are particularly special occasions which create an intimate and imaginative experience for you and your loved ones to remember for years to come. There is much that distinguishes an intimate and impressive occasion at 100 Queen’s Gate – the location, rich charm and history, expertise, impeccable service and culinary creations. Whether you are looking to host your wedding breakfast, the evening reception, or say “I Do”, you can do all this, and more, at 100 Queen’s Gate. Whatever your requirements, their team look forward to being a part of your special day by working with you to create an experience that is truly unique and unforgettable. Contact their Events Team to discuss your wedding requirements.

Tel: 020 7917 1000 Email: meet@milestonehotel.com Web: www.milestonehotel.com

100 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 5AG Tel: 020 7373 7878 Email: sales@100queensgate.com

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No. Fifty Cheyne (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies)

Appointed in April 2021 as a Licensed Wedding Venue, No. Fifty Cheyne is both a flagship for Old Chelsea and a neighbourhood gem and is now available for the first time for Civil Ceremonies. They offer a selection of rooms and spaces, each with their own character and designed to be the perfect setting for your event. Overlooking The River Thames, with views out over Chelsea Embankment Gardens and on to Albert Bridge, their Drawing Room is perfect for a seated wedding of up to 38 guests. The caring and professional team have hosted Royals and stars of the stage and screen, and are now at your disposal in making your special day truly magical. Award-winning Head Chef, Iain Smith, and his brigade are on- hand to serve you and your guests a mouth-watering canapé reception or celebratory lunch or dinner. One of Chelsea’s most exclusive venues, No. Fifty Cheyne is the shortest of walks from Chelsea Town Hall; fall in love with their timelessly romantic interiors and let the team look after your every need. No. Fifty Cheyne, 50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5LR Tel: 020 7376 8787 Email: info@fiftycheyne.com Web: www.fiftycheyne.com

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The Ampersand Hotel (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies)

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London. (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies) With an unparalleled location in the heart of Chelsea, breathtaking interiors and a star-studded history, an intimate wedding will always be a grand occasion at The Cadogan. Fully licensed they can host the most timeless celebrations for up to 80 guests. Raise a glass in their stylish lounge and choose from the Cadogan Rooms or semi private area at The LaLee Cafe-Restaurant for an unforgettable wedding breakfast. Savor a seasonal and elegant European menu carefully selected to suit your tastes. Extend the celebrations and reserve one of their charming signature suites overlooking the wildly romantic private gardens. Your journey begins the moment you set the date. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, 75 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SG Tel: 020 8089 7004 Email: events.cad@belmond.com

Number Sixteen (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies)

Whether you choose the Ampersand Hotel for both your ceremony and the celebrations afterwards, or opt to get married locally (Chelsea Old Town Hall is a 15-mins walk / 5-mins drive away) and join them for your reception and / or wedding breakfast, this hotel is one of South Kensington’s best-loved, boutique 5* hotels. Their most exclusive spaces include The Library, The Games Room and The Wine Room, each showcasing an individuality and charm for which the hotel has become known. All of them have a wedding licence and are located on the same floor, with the ability to be interchanged pending the different elements of your wedding day. To discuss your requirements in more detail, please ring the events team on 020 7591 4706 or email events@ampersandhotel.com.

In the heart of South Kensington, Number Sixteen is the perfect location for a stylish London wedding. The Orangery and Terrace are available for private hire for an intimate civil ceremony or wedding reception for up to 60 guests. A unique venue for a chic summer soirée, the outdoor terrace overlooks the hotel’s beautiful tree-filled garden and fish pond planted with iris and water lilies. Spend the wedding night in style in an individually designed guestroom at Number Sixteen. The rooms are light and airy, with high ceilings and natural light. Many of the rooms look over the leafy courtyard garden or on to the gorgeous Victorian white stucco terraces of Sumner Place. Number Sixteen, 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG Tel: 020 7287 4434 Email: sixteen@firmdale.com Web: www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/number-sixteen/

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The Phene (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies)

The Club Room: 16 seated The Garden: 60 standing

This iconic and much-loved Chelsea venue boasts an array of options to suit beautiful boutique weddings in a secluded spot within five minutes’ walk of the Old Town Hall. Enjoy a Champagne reception and canapés in The Phene’s sunbathed garden, a local landmark, before sitting down to dine in one of the elegant private spaces. Choose between: The Oakley Room: 40 seated / 75 standing

The Phene’s dedicated events team will ensure your big day goes smoothly, leaving you and your guests to enjoy the delicious food, drink and relaxed atmosphere.

The Phene, 9 Phene Street, Chelsea SW3 5NY Tel: 020 7352 9898 Email: events@thephene.com Web: www.thephene.com

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The Hurlingham Club A hidden gem of London…an exquisite wedding venue Located on the border of the River Thames in Fulham and set within 42 acres of magnificent grounds, the venue is a green oasis of tradition and international renown. The striking Georgian Clubhouse effortlessly combines timeless elegance with contemporary event facilities, and makes a magnificent backdrop for your wedding celebration. With years of acquired wedding experience, the striking venue provides exceptional dining with its team of talented chefs, five star hospitality and outstanding service to exceed all expectations.

Medlar Medlar is an independently owned restaurant located on Kings Road and has a private room available for hire for twelve to twenty-eight guests. The room features its own bar area and two large windows overlooking the Kings Road. The restaurant has gained many exemplary reviews over the years and has built a fine reputation for food and service. The space can be tailored for your occasion, for more information please contact the reception team who would be happy to answer any questions.

Enoteca Turi Restaurant Located in Belgravia in the Pimlico Road Design District, Enoteca Turi, an independently owned Italian restaurant with a great reputation, is the ideal setting for intimate receptions and celebrations, providing both private dining (up to 28) and exclusive hire (up to 70). With awards for Best Wine List and Best Independent Italian Restaurant, it delivers the authentic flavours of Italian culinary heritage with regionally- inspired seasonal menus. To discuss your requirements in more detail, contact the team on info@enotecaturi.com or 020 7730 3663.

The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PR Tel: 020 7610 7526 Email: events@hurlinghamclub.org.uk Web: www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk/venue Twitter: @HurlinghamVenue

Medlar, 438 Kings Road, Chelsea SW10 0LJ Tel: 020 7349 1900

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The Cadogan Arms Located on the heart of Chelsea’s bustling King’s Road, just a short walk from Chelsea Old Town Hall, The recently restored Cadogan Arms is available for pre and post wedding celebrations with bespoke wedding packages available for parties of all sizes. The elegant bar area can accommodate cocktail and canapé receptions and the Dining Room is available for private dining with classic British dishes created by two-Michelin Star chef James Knappett. The menu features locally sourced produce with a focus on provenance, seasonality and traceability, served alongside classic cocktails, craft and cask beers, and a menu of carefully curated wines. Downstairs the dedicated events space, The Rose Room, is equipped with a horseshoe bar backed by hand-crafted, custom-made stained glass and space for up to 50 guests with food and drink packages available to suit your needs.

Weddings at the Orangery, Holland Park (Licensed for Civil Ceremonies) Within the grounds of Holland Park lies a glorious building surrounded by a pretty rose garden, offering an idyllic backdrop for wedding celebrations and civil partnerships. This Grade I listed building is flooded with natural daylight and is steeped in wonderful history. Their events team can advise on every aspect of hosting your wedding at the Orangery, helping you to enjoy a special day that will become one of the highlights of your own family history. The Orangery can accommodate ceremonies for up to 120 guests, and receptions for up to 80. Your happily ever after begins here.

The Cadogan Arms, 298 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UG Tel: 020 3307 8136 Email: natasha@thecadoganarms.london Web: www.thecadoganarms.london IG: @cadoganarmspublichouse

Tel: 020 7361 2220 Email: venues@rbkc.gov.uk Web: www.rbkc.gov.uk/venues

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Quinn Harper Creating beautiful childhood memories The flower girl opens the wedding ceremony, with an awe producing moment as she parades down the aisle. And it is this moment that is being reinvigorated with the help of Quinn Harper, a luxury children’s couture house that has brought breathtaking fashion to children’s formal wear. Quinn Harper has been a favourite wedding outfits destination for the Chelsea set since they opened their doors in 2019. They are renowned for their exceptional technical ability in the boys tuxedos and suits as well as the fairytale inspired gowns. Fabrics in their designs are sourced from the ateliers of leading luxury brands. And they spare no expense in making sure quality is present in every stitch of their clothes. Quinn Harper is a luxury children’s occasion wear brand in the heart of Chelsea. Located on King’s Road, a few minutes walk from the Chelsea Register Office the brand has become synonymous with stunning fairytale dresses and beautifully tailored suits and tuxedos. Quinn Harper focuses on quality and attention to detail in their signature formalwear. They are the leading destination for flower girls dresses, page boys suits, young bridesmaids dresses and girl’s party dresses for weddings. Make an appointment at Quinn Harper and you will be welcomed by their experienced team who will guide you through the designs that take your breath away.

331 King’s Road Chelsea London SW3 5ES Tel: 020 3055 0160

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Jez Dickson Photography Stylish Documentary Wedding Photography. Coverage Available From One Hour. Kensington & Chelsea Exclusives. “An outstanding photographer and lovely man, Jez took incredible photos of our day. Our flat is now full of his photos, and the album he produced is top class. A true pro from start to finish and we would recommend him without hesitation.” Natasha & David – London Jez Dickson Photography Tel: 07788 660198 Email: jezdickson@gmail.com Web: www.jezdicksonphotography.co.uk

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Beautiful photography by London based photographer and retouching specialist Helen Jones. All sizes of wedding catered for with additional photographers on her team available for large weddings and special rates for very small weddings. Samples and prices can be found on the website but do please call Helen to discuss your special day. “We have just looked through the photos – they are amazing! We are very happy with them. So beautifully done :-)” Samar and Feroz Mob: 07973 841476 Email: enquiries@helenjonesphotography.co.uk Web: www.helenjonesphotography.co.uk

Paola is a well-established LGBTQ+ friendly London wedding photographer, based in Wimbledon, where she lives with her lovely family. Her style is relaxed, documentary and warm. What she likes most is capturing your big day’s magical energy. Her friendly, non -judgemental personality will allow you to relax and enjoy your beautiful day. She proudly supports inclusion, diversity and sustainability. Love is Love Always is her motto!

Exceptional – Creative – Photography “I discounted quite a few photographers before I found Ben, I am extremely picky. From our initial meeting we knew we’d made the right decision. There is such life and honesty in his photographs, and so it was with our wedding. He caught the humour, warmth and love of the occasion uniquely and beautifully. He is courteous and an absolute professional - we would recommend him without reservation.” Katherine & Rick 2022 Mob: 07958 915484 Email: ben@benjosephphotography.com Web: www.benjosephphotography.com

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Caroline Castigliano British designer Caroline Castigliano has been at the forefront of luxury bridal, evening and event wear for over 32 years having an unrivalled list of celebrity clients and dignitaries. Castigliano is known for understated effortless glamour, her dresses are refreshingly chic. Having spent years perfecting her iconic look, Caroline has become a name synonymous with polished understatement and contemporary style. Loved for her signature silhouette with built in hidden corsetry and lingerie techniques that hug and skim the body, Castigliano is the go to designer for brides wanting to bridge the gap between traditional wedding style and fashion sensibilities. The Caroline Castigliano flagship boutique in Knightsbridge prides itself on offering impeccable service in a very friendly and intimate environment. Make an appointment there and you will be welcomed by an experienced stylist who will guide you through the collection and advise on styles that will best suit you. Each gown is designed by Caroline offering unrivalled quality and exquisite finishing. You can choose from the exclusive Knightsbridge collection or have the perfect gown created bespoke; couture especially for you. Caroline Castigliano, 154 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HX Tel: 020 7590 9120 Email: knightsbridge@carolinecastigliano.com Web: www.carolinecastigliano.com

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The Perfect Smile for the Perfect Day Chelsea Private Dentists bring their patients a wealth of experience in creating beautiful smiles, transforming lives and making perfect memories. They offer an extensive range of treatments including hygiene, whitening, teeth straightening, smile makeovers, facial aesthetics and more. They can cater unique packages depending on your personal needs. Principal dentist Dr Haj Barlow, Kings College London, has been raising the happiness and confidence of her patients for over 30 years, creating smiles they are proud of. She is currently Invisalign’s preferred provider for the Chelsea and Kensington areas of London. They apply their clinical expertise to translate each patient’s vision into a reality at their state- of-the-art clinic. The Chelsea based clinic is equipped with all the latest digital and clinical technology necessary to provide patients with The Perfect Smile for The Perfect Day.

Charlesworth Classics Ltd

Charlesworth Classics boasts the most extensive private collection of Vintage and Modern Wedding Taxis. A small family run company with Jemma at the helm to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly and on time. Tel: 01707 592020 Mob: 07540 568000 Email: charlesworthclassics-weddings @outlook.com Web: www.charlesworthclassics weddings.com

JD Prestige Cars Make your big day special with their ultra luxury chauffeur driven cars. Arrive in style and make a spectacular entrance. JD Prestige Cars Tel: 020 8384 0795 Mob: 07932 672544 / 07951 166363

Chelsea Private Dentists, 82, Chelsea Manor Street, London SW3 5QJ Tel: 020 7352 5222 Email: hello@chelseadentist.co.uk Web: www.chelseadentist.co.uk IG: @drhajbarlow

Email: info@jdprestigecars.com Web: www.jdprestigecars.com

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London Bride Couture At London Bride Couture your wedding dress is the most important, memorable purchase of your life. Their dresses are selected with today’s modern, international independent women in mind. This boutique in the heart of Pimlico is where your dream dress comes to life. They have a collection of beautiful, stylish wedding dresses in different silhouettes and amazing fabrics that will inspire any bride and their designers are all carefully selected for their quality, design and attention to detail. London Bride Couture also offer a bridal alteration service to make sure that choosing your dress to having alterations is a seamless process. The boutique offers a stunning relaxed space and a team that will guide and support you throughout making it an easy, fun and memorable time. London Bride Couture, 17 Churton Street, London SW1V 2LY Tel: 020 7821 0404 Email: londonbridecouture@gmail.com Web: www.londonbridecouture.com

Gee Brothers Printers In Clapham for 45 years, Gee Brothers uses traditional and modern processes to create beautiful stationery of the highest quality. Choose between engraving, letter pressing, thermography, blind embossing, foiling and digital printing. For those requiring a bespoke service, book an appointment with their experienced consultants to design your perfect wedding suite. Visit their website to find a wealth of inspiration and over 40 designs to order online. Start by ordering your sample pack today! Gee Brothers Printers 221 St John’s Hill, London SW11 1TH Tel: 020 7228 4081

Amanda Jane Dalby Photography Document your wedding day exactly as you experience it. All the joy, all the energy, and all the love captured simply and candidly. Receive the very best in award winning, modern documentary wedding photography to last for generations to come. “Amanda has a lovely quiet demeanour and melted into the background which resulted in some fantastic, natural photos as well as some great group shots. She’s a very skilled photographer” Flora, Kent. Tel: 07881 446815 Email: amandajanedalbyphotography @gmail.com Web: www.amandajanedalbyphotography.com

Annabel Healy Photography

Having travelled around the world with her camera, Annabel found a passion for photography. Her style is natural and classic and focusses on capturing the emotion and memories of your special day and all the moments from your fiends and family, including all the love and laughter on your day. Packages can be tailor-made to suit your theme so get in touch. Tel: 07801 481117 Email: annabel@annabelhealyphotography.com Web: www.annabelhealyphotography.com

Email: sales@geebrothers.co.uk Web: www.geebrothers.co.uk

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Timebus Red double deckers from their beautifully restored fleet are a stylish, safe mode of transport between your ceremony and reception venues, perhaps with a London tour. Traditional 1960s Routemasters with conductors are popular (seating up to 72) alongside open top and more luxurious variants. They are a fully licensed and insured specialist operator, established 30 years.

Timebus, 7 Boleyn Drive, St. Albans, AL1 2BP Tel: 01727 866248 Web: timebus.co.uk

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Wedding Make-up and Hair By Pam Wrigley UK Best Wedding Hair Stylist Makeup Artist of the Year Relax, you’re in good hands. Beautiful Hair: textured & relaxed, or smooth & sleek. Beautiful Make-up: natural, glamorous or

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Event Concept Event Concept have been producing weddings and private parties for over 28 years. Combining impeccable style with technical precision, their expert team of designers create breathtaking memories. Whether it’s a traditional white wedding or a themed event they have what you need to make it a magical and unique celebration for you and your loved ones. Get in touch and see how they can make your dreams become reality. Tel: 020 7740 3988 Email: info@eventconcept.co.uk Web: www.eventconcept.co.uk

Hair and Makeup by Adie Hair and Makeup by Adie is an award- winning hair and makeup artist who provides exquisite hair and makeup services to her clients to ensure they are the best version of themselves on their wedding day. With over 20 years experience creating naturally beautiful looks for brides of all ages and nationalities she has also won New Zealand Hairdresser of the year and been published in Vogue UK and Vogue Japan. Mob: 07858 970056 Email: info@hairandmakeupbyadie.co.uk Web: www.hairandmakeupbyadie.co.uk IG: adiehairandmakeup

somewhere in-between. Get in touch for a chat!

Pam Wrigley, creating beautiful wedding hair & make-up in London & Home Counties for over 20 yrs. Mob: 07720 300062 Email: pam@weddingmakeupandhair.com Web: www.weddingmakeupandhair.com IG: WeddingMakeupandHair

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Daniela de Montby How could you make your wedding live on not only in beautiful shared memories and photo albums, but in the form of divine wedding accoutrements with the power to transport you back to that special day every time you touch or set your eyes upon them? Daniela de Montby Bespoke Wedding Accessories is the solution! Sumptuous designs, uniquely tailored to your wedding. Beautifully designed, branded marriage certificate holders, handbags, matching bridesmaids’ clasps and purses - precious items of beauty to be cherished long after the confetti has settled and the wedding bells have chimed. Daniela de Montby, the brand you can count on: designs with a passion to reflect your own.

Neli Prahova Photography Neli is an established London-based wedding photographer who believes photography tells the story that one fails to put into words. Her modern and elegant photography style highlights the beauty of every wedding she captures. She says ‘The wedding day can often be stressful but my skill as photographer is to bond with the couple and predispose them to enjoy their photo session and capture their love story in a way they will treasure forever.’ First picking up a camera at the age of 14, Neli’s passion for photography has been nurtured through extensive training in New York and London. Her work has featured in international newspapers and online magazines.

YBPHOTOGRAPHIC YBPHOTOGRAPHIC’s Yvonne Blume specialises in timeless wedding photography at Chelsea Register Office. Having photographed more than 200 weddings in Kensington and Chelsea, Yvonne uses her calm presence and extensive experience to create beautiful images for you, which capture all the emotion and key events of your day. Packages start from just 1.5 hours coverage to suit every type of wedding, from elopements to big events. Call her on 020 8432 0898 to check her availability for your wedding date.

Mob: 07710 482272 Email: danielademontby@gmail.com Web: www.danielademontbyhandbags.com IG: @Daniela de Montby

Mob: 07786 263407 Email: neli@neliprahova.com Web: www.neliprahova.com IG: @neliprahova

Email: yvonne@ybphotographic.com Web: bit.ly/chelsea-weddings IG: @ybphotographic

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Amanda Austin Flowers

“The bridesmaids looked like flower fairies and my bouquet was more beautiful than any I have ever seen” “Stunning we couldn’t have wished for anything more perfect. You managed to capture the simple yet stylish effect I wanted” “Your flowers were a ‘wow’ 10,000 times over” “Everything was stunning the church, the marquee, bouquets, everything. The flowers were all unusual and your creations so vivid and imaginative”

Amanda Austin Flowers, 490a Kings Road Chelsea (entrance on Langton Street)

London SW10 0LF Tel: 020 7351 3151 Mob: 07973 968171 Email: amanda@amandaaustinflowers.co.uk Web: www.amandaaustinflowers.co.uk IG: @amandaaustinflowers

Pinstripes and Peonies Pinstripes & Peonies believe that being a part of your wedding is a privilege. Each proposal is bespoke; designed entirely with you both in mind. No couple is ever the same, and they don’t think your wedding should be either. Every wedding that is entrusted into their care receives same level of love and attention. From your first call, you’ll have a dedicated Wedding Designer to be with you every step of the way. They will be your point of contact from your initial enquiry through to delivering your wedding flowers on the day. They’ll collaborate with you on the design process to ensure that you have the perfect wedding flowers.

Pinstripes and Peonies Unit M1-M3 New Covent Garden Flower Market, London SW8 5EH Tel: 020 7720 1245 Email: Flowers@pinstripesandpeonies.com Web: www.pinstripesandpeonies.com

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Credits Front cover: Jez Dickson Photography

With thanks for additional photographs from YBPHOTOGRAPHIC, James King, Jez Dickson Photography, Helen Jones Photography, Jamirah Photographers and Neli Prahova Photography

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Contact us To contact the team either get in touch online at www.rbkc.gov.uk/registrars , call us on 020 7361 4100 or email registrars@rbkc.gov.uk

@marrymeinchelsea @marryme_chelsea @marrymeinchelsea

We look forward to celebrating your special occasion within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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