Why I love photographing weddings at 100 Barrington
- Great indoor and outdoor space. A recent addition is the glass roof which covers half of the courtyard, allowing it to be used in all weather (because who wants soggy canapés?)
- You can choose to have the ceremony outside in the courtyard or inside, giving you the ultimate flexibility to create the wedding you want.
- Lots of pretty fairy lights in the dining/indoor ceremony area, and lush plants in the courtyard.
- Distressed brickwork, rustic wood, and a raw concrete floor make a beautiful, neutral backdrop allowing my style of documentary photography to really pop against it.
- You can dress the space up or down to suit your style. The decor is neutral so pops of colour work really well.
- The main arch has bags of soft daylight, a stunning mother of pearl chandelier, and big Chesterfield sofas. A perfect space for guests to relax and for me to capture lots of little moments and interactions.
100 Barrington is located at, drum roll please, 100 Barrington Road in Brixton. This building started out as a furniture factory and was built in 1879. The bare bones of the building probably haven’t changed much since then; it’s still full of character. The original brickwork, beautiful high railway arches, and steel pillars are still there. The brickwork has had a good clean, gorgeous sofas have been brought in, along with lots of plants and a stunning chandelier which hangs majestically in the main archway. It’s been a wedding venue for a while, and was previously known as Brixton East, with a huge warehouse space upstairs. It’s now on one level with the addition of a great courtyard for you to have the drinks reception in. You can even get married outside in the courtyard, which makes the ultimate use of the space. If you choose to have the ceremony inside you can either have the chairs run the width of the room, with the two of you standing in front of the white brick wall to say your vows, or have the chairs run the length of the room, with the two of you facing the large glass doors. (This is my favourite as you get all that lovely light falling on your faces with the twinkling fairy lights behind you.)
Some useful information for weddings at 100 Barrington
- How much does a wedding at 100 Barrington cost? Their pricing for 2024 is as follows: Friday & Saturday £7,330 plus VAT, Sunday – Thursday £6,160 plus VAT. Enquire with the venue directly about costs for weddings on Bank Holidays.
- What is the capacity for a wedding at 100 Barrington? Up to 120 for a seated meal and ceremonies.
- You can have the whole day at 100 Barrington – ceremony, dinner and party. If you prefer to have the ceremony elsewhere, good options nearby are Lambeth Town Hall and The Asylum Chapel.
- 100 Barrington has a list of recommended caterers (the catering is not in-house) with everything from fusion Indian food to the female-run Dinner Ladies, and Well Kneaded pizza to keep your energy levels up for the evening dancefloor action. You can bring in a caterer who’s not on their recommended list but will need to pay a small surcharge.
- No naked flames allowed, so no candles. You can hire their flame-free candle set, if you wish.
- Sound and lighting equipment is extra and must be provided by their tech team. As the venue says, “Joe and his wonderful team can support you with everything from a single microphone to turning our venue into the SW9 equivalent of Coachella”.
- The venue provides security from the afternoon onwards to ensure that nobody mistakes your wedding for the Brixton Blues Kitchen or uses your wedding day to fulfil their Wedding Crashers fantasies.
Distressed brickwork, twinkling fairy lights, and comfy Chesterfield sofas make this industrial warehouse-style venue in the heart of Brixton a great choice for a relaxed London wedding.
Mostly a dry hire venue, 100 Barrington are able to recommend suppliers to put your dream day together. The vibe here is very laid back, and the different spaces allow you to have a some flow to the day and keep things fresh and exciting for your guests. The archway is in the middle, with the courtyard on one side, and dining area/dance floor on the other side. The sofas provide a great spot for older guests, and those who don’t want to hit the dance floor, to relax in the evening.
Contact details and how to get to 100 Barrington
020 4542 3434
100 Barrington is 5 minutes walk from Brixton overground and Brixton underground. There is on street parking at the weekend. A taxi can drop you off straight outside.
You can see all my favourite London wedding venues, including full day venues, reception only venues, and London Town Halls below. If you’d like to chat to me about your photography or just enquire about your date, please get in touch!