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.