Merton Register Office Wedding Photographer
Beautiful wedding photography at Merton Register Office. I love photographing small, intimate wedding ceremonies at what is also known as Morden Park House (London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5QU, behind South Thames College). Sometimes it may also be referred to as the Morden Register Office (ie. the Morden train station is the nearest tube station about 20 minutes walk in comparison to South Station which is the closest overland train station and about 10 minutes walk to the register office).
Morden Park House, a delightful Georgian building set amid beautiful parkland in the London Borough of Merton. Elegantly restored by English Heritage in 2000 the house has three ceremony rooms, an elegant staircase ideal for photographs and a walled courtyard which is the perfect meeting place for your guests prior to the ceremony.
Morden Park House sometimes gets confused with Morden Park Hall, but the later is a National Trust Park located on the banks of the River Wandle, closer to Morden town and Wimbledon and is available for wedding receptions.
Morden Park was formerly a deer park within the Morden Hall estate. In the 18th part of the manor lands were leased to John Ewart who built a house here called Morden Park. In 1768 Richard Garth, in partnership with the London merchant and distiller John Ewart, procured a private act of Parliament permitting the creation of the Morden Park estate. The double-fronted Morden Park House was built immediately afterwards as a retreat for the Ewart family.
Morden Park House was built for John Ewart in 1770 and is now Grade II listed. It is a medium-sized, double-fronted brick house, consisting of two storeys at the front and sides, surmounted by a stone cornice and brick parapet. At the rear, parts are of three storeys (facilities are downstairs, but accessible by lift).
There are three different Marriage Rooms at Morden Park House. From late Spring 2018 the newly completed courtyard with garden Gazebo is also available for outdoor weddings, weather permitting.
The Sheridan Room is a charming room, recently redecorated in elegant white and silver, that provides an intimate setting for any ceremony. The French windows open directly onto the park – ideal for photographs under the magnificent trees, which also provide an inviting canopy on hot summer days. The Sheridan Room seats 20 guests but you may invite up to 30 to join you on your special day. The Sheridan room is neutrally decorated, but did you know that when getting married in the Sheridan room that if you wanted to you may bring your own wedding flowers for the table? It’s a lovely touch to personalise the room for your ceremony. And of course you can take them away again afterwards and use them at your wedding reception!
The Lord Nelson Room has been beautifully decorated in pale lemon and a vibrant blue. It was formerly the gentlemen’s games room and has elegant Georgian bay windows and a crystal chandelier. The view from the windows is of the impressive courtyard with its magnificent horse chestnut trees. Fresh flowers add to the wonderful ambience, making the room perfect for any ceremony. There is seating for 40 guests as well as direct access to the central staircase for your exclusive use, providing a magnificent photo opportunity.
The Ewart Room at the top of the house provides a delightful setting for your ceremony with its beautiful architecture typical of an 18th century house. This room seats up to 100 guests and the staircase will be for your exclusive use from the moment you arrive. Fresh flowers are provided to enhance the room but you are invited to add your own decorations such as ribbons and ties if you wish. The room is big enough to accommodate live music such as, a string quartet, and we would be delighted to discuss any requirements you might have with you.
Photographs may be taken on the striking staircase in the centre of the house.
Exiting by the front door is the perfect opportunity for some beautiful formal photographs as well as confetti. And something I love photographing is guests informally chatting and congratulating the couple.
And don’t forget there are lots of beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos outside and around the venue.
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If you’d like to see a virtual tour of Morden Park House, click here or you can find more information generally about booking your wedding at Merton Registry Office here (or you can contact them directly by telephone 020 8274 5777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re having a small(er) relaxed and intimate wedding ceremony at Morden Park House I would love to hear from you. If you would like to check availability or to book your Merton Register Office wedding photographer, please use the Get in Touch contact form and provide us with details about your wedding date, venue and any general timings you may have available. Please include any other information you may feel is important and would like to share with us in advance. We would love to hear from you and look forward to chatting to you soon about your wedding day plans!