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Novotel London ExCel

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Novotel London ExCel, London Docklands, London, E16 1AA

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 100
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • Yes
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 27/05/2007

Novotel London ExCel is conveniently situated close to Excel Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Novotel London ExCel a rating of 4 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 4 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 Novotel London ExCel.

Comments from Paul Martin:

Novotel ExCel is located alongside the Royal Victoria Dock 100 yards from the ExCel Centre (opposite the West Entrance) and close to London City Airport (1.4 miles) and shares the same building as the Ibis ExCel. Built at the end of 2003 this a new generation Novotel. Within a few minutes by road from Docklands/Canary Wharf this area gives access to east London as well as into the City of London itself via the dual carriageway that runs right through the Docklands towards Tower Bridge (Aspen Way, A1261).

I recently enjoyed photographing a wedding marriage ceremony and drinks reception at the Novotel London ExCel. The opportunities for photography both indoors and outdoors are excellent. The reception lounge and bar benefits from good natural lighting, and the decor is complemented by beautiful displays of pedestals of fresh flowers. The stairwell at the entrance provides for some creative photography. Outdoors, there are numerous opportinties for more creative images.

Whilst the weather was generally not favourable for outdoor photography on this occassion, I was still able to capture some interesting and creative photographs. Photographs showing the facilities and highlights of the recent wedding shoot appear below. In brief, Novotel ExCel London is an excellent choice of location for a wedding and for creative wedding photography.