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Our Lady, Catholic Church

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Our Lady, Catholic Church, St. John's Wood, London, NW8 8LA

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 120
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 06-08-05

Our Lady, Catholic Church is a top of Lisson Grove, close to Junction of St. John’s Wood Road (Lords Cricket Ground).
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Our Lady, Catholic Church 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 Our Lady, Catholic Church.

Comments from Paul Martin:
Our Lady Catholic Church at Lisson Grove dates back to 1836. The outside appearance gives no indication as to the beauty the lies within. Our Lady is a light filled church characterised by some attractive stain glass windows, and many sculptures, freezes and figurines depicting aspects of the life of Christ, and the Virgin Mary.

As a wedding venue, I found Our Lady very good for indoor photography. I was able to capture many informal sequences during the marriage ceremony without having to employ the use of flash. Hence, I worked in a non-intrusive manner with minimal fuss.

Outdoors, the options are not as varied. The front of the church is attractive with a characterful door way. Here I captured some creative photographs of bride & groom by the wedding car. But, the entire surrounding area of the front and sides is paved, therefore, rendering this an unsuitable area for many group photographs. However, there is a small garden at the back of the church which can be accessed through a side gate; here I was able to undertake group photographs and portraits of the bride & groom. Although not possible on this occassion, I would recommend allocating suitable time for Bride & Groom portraits in nearby Regents Park, en route to the reception venue. The wedding party proceeded on to the Marriott Hotel Regents Park, near Swiss Cottage.

Overall, I found Our Lady Catholic Church a good North London venue for a wedding and for creative wedding photography.