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Bromley Register Office

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Bromley Register Office, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3UH

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 50
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • Yes
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 20/03/06

Bromley Register Office is conveniently situated at Bromley Civic Centre, on Stockwell Close.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Bromley Register Office a rating of 2 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 5 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by the Bromley Register Office

Comments from Paul Martin:
Bromley Register Office enjoys a prime location at the heart of Bromley town centre. Situated on the Civic Centre site, next to the former Bishop’s Palace, it provides a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The immaculate grounds include a large lawn area with mature trees, shrubs and rose bushes to the rear of the Palace, plus a lake with swans and other wildlife. The grounds provide an idyllic location for wedding photographs, particularly during the summer months.

Bromley Register office has four suitable marriage facilities, all on location at the Civic Centre site:
The Rose Room – This is suitable for ceremonies during the week and for small parties on Saturdays. It is the ideal setting for smaller ceremonies as it provides air-conditioned accommodation for up to 45 guests.
The Garden Room – The Garden Room overlooks the lawns at the back of the Bishop’s Palace and is a large airy room, seating 70. It can be increased in size for larger parties by the removal of a partition (by prior arrangement). This allows the room to accommodate a maximum of 130 guests.
The Old Palace – Situated in the heart of the Civic Centre the Old Palace was built in 1775 for the Bishop of Rochester. Since then the original Georgian building has had several additions including a colonnaded veranda running the length of the south side of the building. There is provision for seating up to 40 guests.
The Council Chamber – This is a spacious modern room and has the advantage of seating 120 guests. After the ceremony your guests will have access to the grounds of the Old Palace for photographs.

I recently enjoyed the occasion of photographing a very small civil ceremony in the Rose Room. Although photographic coverage was limited indoors, I was able to capture some pleasing photographs of the marriage ceremony. However, the real opportunities for creative and varied wedding photography lay outside, particularly in the imaculately maintained Gardens, by the Colonades and arches of Bishop’s Palace and by the small lake. Despite the prevailing bleak light and wintery conditions, I was able to capture a good range of portraits in various locations. Highlights of this wedding are shown below this commentary.

In summary, I rate the Bromley Register Office, the facilites and the gardens in particular, very good for producing memorable wedding photography. I look forward to future opportunities for photographing at Bromley Register Office in more favourable weather conditions!