Why I love photographing weddings at Wilton’s Music Hall
- The light is incredible and like something from a film set
- It has so many original features, textures, and quirks and provides a perfect backdrop for my style of documentary photography
- It needs no extra styling to make it look amazing
- A technician is on hand to create the best lighting for all parts of the day
- Guests love it and it shows!
- The dance floor is perfect for party photography
- It’s perfect for creative couples who want a wedding venue that has personality.
Wilton’s Music Hall is one of my favourite London wedding venues.. Behind an unassuming facade and tucked away on an alleyway in East London, its peeling pastel paint is the only thing that might pique your interest as you walk by. Don’t let the outside fool you into thinking there is not much behind that wooden front door: step inside the tardis, people! Wilton’s is a labyrinth of rooms with wonky floors and interesting names (Champagne Charlie Room being just one). The main auditorium where wedding ceremonies and the wedding dinner/dancing are held is, in my opinion, jaw-dropping. It’s almost otherworldly, like something from a film or a fairy tale. Moulin Rouge meets Alice in Wonderland. Whatever superlatives I use to describe it, I won’t do it justice. It is the perfect venue for my style of documentary wedding photography. Hopefully, the photos below will go some way in showing you how magical weddings at Wilton’s Music Hall can be.
Some useful info for weddings at Wilton’s Music Hall
- How much does a wedding at Wilton’s Music Hall cost? Price – £6785 – £10,500
- Wilton’s take on very few weddings due to their other commitments (plays, performances etc)
- It seats up to 134 guests on long tables or 112 on round tables
- You get exclusive use of the whole building
- You must use Wilton’s recommended caterers (5 to choose from, all brilliant!)
- Wilton’s is licensed for ceremonies (Tower Hamlets registrars) on the stage or mezzanine area only
- Great venue for a big band. Tons of space for them and the acoustics are great
- No corkage charge and/or use their pay bar
- There are rooms available for you to get ready in
- There is a cloakroom space, but it’s not staffed
- Licensed til 11pm
One of London’s most unique wedding venues. Wilton’s Music Hall is almost otherworldly, like something from a film or a fairy tale. Moulin Rouge meets Alice in Wonderland.
Not many wedding venues can offer the same experience that Wilton’s Music Hall can. Photographing weddings there is a total joy. The venue is such a great playground to explore, and is the perfect backdrop for telling the stories I find on a wedding day.
Very few music halls are around today, and Wilton’s is the oldest surviving example in the world. It is a unique Grade II listed building and one of the most incredible places to hold your London wedding. If you like Wilton’s Music Hall, you might also like The Asylum Chapel in Peckham and Islington Metalworks.
Contact details and how to get to Wilton’s Music Hall
Wilton’s is between Wapping and Whitechapel, close to the historic Tower of London and St Katherine Docks. The closest tube stations are Tower Hill (Zone 1), Aldgate East (Zone 1) and Shadwell (Zone 2). The closest rail station is Fenchurch Street. There is very limited parking in Ensign Street, and the permit scheme that is in place doesn’t operate on weekends, so you may park there. There is a public car park on the corner of Mansell Street and Shorter Street. Wilton’s recommended local taxi company is East One Cars 020 7790 7222.
See an incredibly colourful wedding I have photographed at Wilton’s Music Hall here
If you’re planning a wedding at Wilton’s Music Hall and would like to chat to me about your photography please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!