Claridge’s – The Wedding Venue in London

Recommended Wedding Venue: Claridge’s.. The premiere venue for luxury weddings in London

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It’s always exciting to be asked to photograph a wedding at Claridge’s. I’ve had the privilege of photographing many weddings at Claridge’s during my career as a professional wedding photographer in London. There’s something unique about this luxury London wedding venue. It’s a special something that I still cannot put my finger on… It’s like there’s something in the air, the hotel feels alive. The combination of unmistakable art deco style, timeless glamour and sumptuous interior design create a fabulous backdrop for stunning photojournalistic wedding photography.

Your big day – Claridge’s is not just for of state banquets and royal receptions. I have been surprised just how flexible this luxurious hotel can be for London wedding photography.  From an intimate affair to a grand celebration, this legendary venue and the professional, attentive team will bring your wedding dreams to life. The hotel has numerous, elegant private events rooms which are perfect for wedding photography and civil partnership ceremonies.

Planning perfection – I have worked with some of the world’s best events and wedding planners and the team at Claridge’s are no exception. With dedicated personal wedding and civil partnership planners, the devoted team are on hand to help you plan every aspect of your day, making sure that every last detail is just as you dreamt.

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The Claridge’s commitment – The planning team are dedicated to helping you create the perfect celebration, taking care of every detail and leaving you free to enjoy every moment of your big day.

Dedicated personal co-ordinators will help you plan your perfect wedding or civil partnership from start to finish. When you enquire about weddings and celebrations at Claridge’s you’ll be invited to meet the team, see the rooms and talk through the details. You will receive a portfolio of information and menu prices to assist with your planning. To help give you inspiration the team can advise you on every detail of your wedding from stationers and chauffeurs, to flowers and dress designers.

From the moment you book your wedding at Claridge’s, the private events co-ordinators are on hand to help you plan every aspect of your special day. No matter how complex, the team aim to ensure that your every requirement is met, making certain that everything is perfect, from bespoke décor and furnishings to exquisite food and wine, chauffeur-driven transport and entertainment.

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Unique to Claridge’s – Cloud 9 The nine weeks prior to your big day are known to be the most intense period. Many of my brides to be (and also many grooms) dream of a little secret hideaway away from it all. Claridge’s is on ‘Cloud Nine’ as it helps you to get wedding-ready with a nine-week complimentary ‘Claridge’s Beauty and Fitness’ membership.

Cloud 9 is a brilliant way to get familiarised with the wedding venue and the team. This is a great way to get to know the hotel and staff. It includes two personal training sessions each and a 30-minute beauty consultation and hand treatment for the bride. Many of my clients take advantage of my pre wedding shoot package*, which is a fantastic way for you to get to know me, your wedding photographer. Your pre wedding photography can be organised to take place during your Cloud 9 experience.

Cloud 9 is complementary to those brides and grooms who book their wedding in the Claridge’s Ballroom, French Salon or Drawing Room and includes complimentary access to the ‘Claridge’s Beauty and Fitness’ for nine weeks prior to your big day.


A London wedding venue with heritage – From a humble beginning, Claridge’s transformed into an iconic British landmark frequented by royalty and the most renowned figures of every generation. 

1800s – A hotel is being run from a house in Brook Street by William and Marianne Claridge.  1854 they purchase the adjoining five buildings and Claridge’s is born.

1860 – Claridge’s is visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The hotel rapidly gains a reputation for heads of state and royalty throughout Europe.

1898 – The owner of the Savoy , Richard D’Oyly Carte purchased Claridge’s in 1893 by The hotel closed for a promptly closed to allow a  major re-design  by CW Stephens, who originally designed for Harrods. Claridge’s opened again in 1898.

1950s – Hollywood’s rich and famous make Claridge’s as their London home. Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby and Yul Brynner are all regulars.

1990s – In 1996, Claridge’s undergoes a restoration led by designer Thierry Despont. During this restoration Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s is born. The Foyer, The Reading Room and The Fumoir undergo significant changes.

2000’s – Claridge’s undergoes yet more improvements with Diane von Furstenberg launching the 20 rooms and suites she transformed in her first interiors project. The 25 Linley suites are completed with stunning contemporary touches by David Linley. Jade Jagger and Lulu Guinness describe the hotel as their “ultimate treat”.  Alex James describes Claridge’s as” just perfect”.

To find out more about Claridge’s for your London wedding venue or civil partnership venue please see the official website or call +44 (0)20 7409 6500 or you can email
I am delighted to be recommended as one of Claridge’s’s preferred professional wedding photographers.

To see more of my reportage wedding photography at Claridge’s or to discuss your wedding or civil partnership please call me on +44 (0) 01628 668283 or email or complete my contact form.

*My pre wedding shoot package is not part of the Cloud 9 package. Find out more about my pre wedding shoots.

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To see more of my reportage wedding photography as a preferred Claridge’s wedding photographer or to discuss your wedding or civil partnership please call me on +44 (0) 01628 668283 or email or complete my contact form.


  1. Of all the hotel venues in London, Claridges has to be one of the most iconic and stylish. And your photography only gets the message across even more… Beautiful Mark!

  2. Love Claridges! Such a classy venue & always great service. Loving the pics! xGeorgia

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