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The Old Pump House

Location for Weddings and Social Events

The Old Pump House, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 70
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • Yes
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 07/06/04

The Old Pump House is Situated in Battersea Park off the Albert Bridge Road.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given The Old Pump House a rating of 3 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 The Old Pump House.

Comments from Paul Martin:
The Pump House Gallery is a tall tower building with rooms over four floors. Built in 1861, the Pump House Gallery was originally a Victorian water tower supplying water to the lakes and cascades in Battersea Park.

Following renovation, the building now houses a contemporary art gallery, gift shop and park information centre. The floor spaces, whilst not large, measuring 5.5m x 5m each, are counterbalanced by a high ceiling and arched windows on upper floors. The top floor is a beamed mezzanine, overlooking the floor below, a perfect area for speeches, presentations or marriage ceremonies (accomodating up to 70 people, mainly standing). A pretty outdoor terraced area is accessed directly from the ground floor. Your guests can be accommodated throughout the buildings for drinks, a buffet or a sit down meal. Marquees may be hired to adjoin the building, creating a larger area on one level. Currently there is no wheelchair access beyond the ground floor. However, planning is at an early stage towards provisions of a lift.

The striking exterior of the the Pump House, the surrounding gardens, lakes and monuments, littered with many trees, provides the perfect opportunity for informal and creative wedding photography. I have always enjoyed photographing wedding events at the Pump House, and, it is truly a unique London venue for a social event, and for producing memorable wedding photography.