Royal Horseguards One Whitehall Place wedding photographer London
Wedding photography London at One Whitehall Place, Royal HorseguardsThe Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place, 2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ Tel: 0871 376 9033
The Royal Horseguards Hotel's opulent and spacious function rooms are adjacent to the hotel at One Whitehall Place and is a truly magnificent London wedding venue by The Thames offering the lucky wedding photographer some wonderful opportunities for dramatic and memorable wedding photography.
The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place – A brief history
Whitehall Court was built as a block of luxury residential apartments between 1882 – 1887 by the property developer and Liberal MP Jabez Balfour, a man who later was to be found out as a fraudster having masterminded a Ponzi style building and savings scam through his Liberator Building Society which was to collapse in 1892 leaving thousands of penniless investors.
Built originally for the National Liberal Club for the purpose of helping promote Liberal interests throughout Britain, especially those of William Gladstone, Prime Minister on four separate occasions and who resigned as leader of the party in 1874 aged 84 after a 60 year career.
During both World Wars the building was taken over by the Ministry of Defence and was used by both MI5 and MI6. In 1971 it opened as a hotel and in 1985 it acquired 140 bedrooms from the adjoining National Liberal Club at One Whitehall Place and today this impressive Neo-Gothic building modelled on a French Chateau has Grade 1 listed status and is part 5-star hotel with wedding and function rooms as well as luxury residential apartments.
Famous residents have included the writers H.G.Wells, George Bernard Shaw and Sarah Caudwell and the Labour politician Stafford Cripps and in 1983 the hotel was featured in the Bond film Octopussy.
One Whitehall Place wedding photographer opportunities
With its sweeping marble staircase, it's high ceilings, chandeliers and many period features this is a stunning London wedding venue for wedding photographers especially as it benefits from plenty of natural light and wonderful views of The Thames and surrounding London buildings.
The River Room , Terrace and Whitehall Gardens
The main wedding function rooms are: The River Room, originally the National Liberal Club's Ladies' Lounge, complete with original Victorian features and seating up to 70 guests it has access to the spacious and comfortable adjoining Terrace, great for after ceremony champagne and canapés and which also gives access to the public Whitehall Gardens, perfect for taking the group wedding photographs and offering superb views over The Thames including the London Eye.
The Gladstone Library, The Reading and Writing Room
Restored to it's former splendour the magnificent Gladstone Library, which is accessed by the marble staircase, with it's wonderful tiles pillars and fireplaces and it's towering ceiling and grand chandeliers is a stunning space for a pair of lucky wedding photographers. The library has 30,000 replica books on its shelves and the gantry which is now used as a minstrels' gallery is perfect for some stunning bird's eye view wedding photographs of the activities below and can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Adjacent to the Library is The Reading and Writing Room again a wonderful, spacious and grand room, bathed in natural light and with fabulous views over The Thames.
All in all, One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horseguards hotel is a superb luxurious London wedding venue, perfect for a big society wedding in a stunning setting.
The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place client wedding photographer testimonials
|Becky and Reece, Wimbledon, London – Wedding photographers at The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place, 2 Whitehall Court, London|
The Royal Horseguards, One Whitehall Place, 2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ Tel: 0871 376 9033
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