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Dukes Hotel

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Dukes Hotel, London, London, SW1A 1NY

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 60
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • Yes
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • June 03

Dukes Hotel is conveniently situated on St. Jame’s Place, in London’s West End.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Dukes Hotel a rating of 4 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 2 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 Dukes Hotel.

Comments from Paul Martin:
Dukes Hotel with its flower filled courtyard, intimate size and highly personal and professional level of service offers a truly romantic location for the smaller wedding.

Dukes Hotel holds a civil wedding licence in the Malborough Suite, where ceremonies can take place from as few as four guests to as many as sixty. Drinks receptions, dinners or buffets can all follow in a variety of their private rooms. Duke’s Hotel expertise lies in creating individual weddings that cater to every taste. Their head chef will be happy to create a menu for your day.

I have enjoyed two opportunities of photographing weddings at Duke’s Hotel. By virtue of it’s small and intimate room sizes, Duke’s Hotel is only suitable for smaller weddings. The light decor throughout is good, many rooms and the courtyard, provides some interesting locations for very creative bride and groom portraits. Undertaking group photographs in excess of 8 people indoors is very difficult, However, I found the entrance to the hotel on St. Jame’s Place ideal for undertaking family groups. St. Jame’s Place is very quiet, being a cul-de-saq. I even managed to capture a photograph of all guests present, 50 in total, including a great confetti shot. In the main, my photographic coverage of my last event was mainly reporatge, and there are quite a few of these appearing in my website galleries.

Overall, I think Duke’s Hotel is the perfect venue for a small wedding or birthday party, and for memorable wedding photography.