As Norwich based wedding photographer, Norwich Castle is a wedding venue that features a lot in my work.
Registry Offices are not always the most inspiring of places, but here in Norwich we’re fortunate that since 2016, Norwich Registry Office has been based at iconic Norwich Castle.
This 900 year old castle was built as a royal palace for William the Conqueror and is now a symbol for the fine city of Norwich.
Sitting high above the city it boasts spectacular views, as well as a moat and dungeon!
It is also a working museum and home to huge collections of fine art and archeology.
Ceremonies have always taken place in the Benefactor Room, but while the castle is being refurbished ceremonies have been moved to the Colman Gallery.
Personally, I’m loving the Colman Gallery for wedding ceremonies, so if you’re booked to get married at Norwich Castle this year you really are in for a treat.
The muted colours and simple lines contrast beautifully with the stunning art collections presented in ornate gold frames. I’ve worked in a lot of registry offices and can tell you that this is honestly one of the most beautiful to photograph.
Norwich Castle is of course the most obvious backdrop for pictures and I always like to shoot some both before and after the wedding ceremony.
But the Castle grounds are interesting too. I love the detail on this doorway I used for the couple shots here.
Norwich Castle is of course in the heart of Norwich, so if you’re getting married here you might want to walk to your reception venue like this couple did….
Or sneak away for a quiet drink together at your favourite pub like this couple did.
There’s some incredible restaurants and hotels in walking distance of Norwich Castle including St Giles House Hotel, The Assembly Rooms and The Georgian Townhouse.
Norwich Castle is also used by lots of couples planning outdoor weddings where it might not be possible to be legally married, so they need to do the ‘ official bit’ a day or two before their wedding party.
Whatever part Norwich Castle registry office is playing in your day talk to me about your wedding plans and how I can help document it for you.
As a frequent Norwich registry office wedding photographer it’s a venue I know really well and love to shoot.
The capacity for weddings at Norwich Castle is currently 50 guests plus the couple, their registrar, two witnesses and photographer.