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St. Mary’s Old Church

Location for Weddings and Social Events

St. Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9ES

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 80
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 22/04/06

St. Mary’s Old Church is conveniently situated on Church Street, next to Clissolds Park, Stoke Newington.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given St. Mary’s Old Church a rating of 2 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 St. Mary’s Old Church.

Comments from Paul Martin:
I recently enjoyed the opportunity of photographing a small wedding event on a glorious spring day at St. Mary’s Old Church in Stoke Newington. The Church is situated opposite its larger sister, St. Mary’s Church, whose spire can be seen from afar.

Photographing immediately outside the church is limited owing to the numerous tombstones littered around the church yard. However, I was still able to capture some pleasing photographs along the path and by the doorwell area. Although, the church benefits from low natural light, the quality peeling in on a sunny day was sufficient in enabling me to record some spontaneous and pleasing images of the marriage ceremony. I employed the use of a tripod. (Flash photography not permitted) Clissolds park nearby, provided an ideal setting for undertaking family group photographs. In particular, the lake was a beautiful setting for creative portraits of the bride and groom.

Overall, I found St. Mary’s Old Church a good venue for a small wedding, and the photo opportunities outdoors is very good, provided of course the weather is favourable ! Highlights of this wedding appear below. For the larger wedding, I would recommend that St. Mary’s Church is selected, where there is considerably more space. Also, this church benefits from good natural lighting.