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Weddings at the Guildhall Windsor Berkshire
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Changing of the guard happens outside Guildhall Windsor as wedding ceremony starts

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The Guildhall Windsor hardly needs any introduction as it is probably the most famous wedding venue in England, having hosted a number of Royal and showbiz weddings.

It is essentially no different to most other local Register Offices and civil venues - except it has the connections and associations!

It is gorgeous both inside and outside and has also benefited from a refurbishment fairly recently.

The registrars responsible for conducting marriage ceremonies at the Guildhall are from the local Windsor and Maidenhead Register Office, which is located in the Town Hall Maidenhead. The staff are some of the most progressive and easy-going in the country, and so there are no onerous rules restricting professional photography and video during ceremonies. Indeed they go out of their way to be helpful.

Parking near the Guildhall is a real challenge at the best of times so do make sure that your guests appreciate they need to allow plenty of time.

There is a covered area under the pillars at the front of the Guildhall which can be very useful in the event of inclement weather. Do remember though that this is a popular and very busy venue and you are unlikely to have much time to spare before the next wedding party arrives!

Many couples make the ten minute walk from the Guildhall to the Long Walk for some posed photos with family and friends at this photogenic part of Windsor Great Park. At the time of writing you do not need a permit to have photos in the park - unlike some of the London parks.

The first photo below shows the instantly recognisable and World-famous Guildhall Windsor, location of many high-profile weddings including Prince Charles with Camilla, and Elton John with David.

The Guildhall Windsor Berkshire wedding venue

If you time it right you may even get some "free" entertainment in the form of musicians marching past the Guildhall during the changing of the Guard!

Guards Band marches past the Guildhall Windsor shortly before a wedding ceremony

You can see the main Chamber inside the Guildhall Windsor in the next photograph. This is the largest function room and is the room in which most wedding ceremonies take place. The smaller Ascot Room at the back is the room in which Charles and Camilla had their ceremony - for security reasons:

The Chamber at the Guildhall Windsor set up ready for a wedding ceremony

The Chamber has very nice permanent decorations:

Flowers on a table in the Guildhall Windsor ready for wedding ceremony

And as you might expect the Chamber also has some portraits of some very well-known people!

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II hanging inside the Guildhall Windsor wedding venue

Just a couple of hundred yards from the Guildhall is the incomparable Windsor Castle. It is possible to feature the exterior in some of your wedding photos but the whole area is of course usually teeming with tourists and so it can be tricky:

Windsor Castle Windsor Berkshire near to the Guildhall

Lots of couples like to make their way to the Long Walk after their wedding ceremony in the Guildhall. Public access to the Long Walk is from Park Street and this is a few minutes walk from the Guildhall. There is no parking available in the immediate area and so you may wish to use your wedding car or a taxi if the weather is misbehaving:

Start of the Long Walk in Windsor Berkshire

The main gates at this end of the Long Walk with Windsor Castle in the background are the usual spot for some posed photos - see lots of examples further down this page:

Main gates to the Long Walk  with Windsor Castle in the background

Many couples get ready locally so that the trip to the Guildhall is just a short walk, avoiding any traffic problems. The Harte and Garter Hotel in the next photo is almost opposite the Guildhall so its very convenient:

The Harte and Garter Hotel Windsor Berkshire

Another popular getting ready venue is the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel on the river about ten minutes walk from the Guildhall:

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Windsor Berkshire

Coverage often starts with detail photos of your flowers, dresses, shoes, jewellery and all the other subjects which look so lovely at the start of your wedding album:

Brides bouquet awaits her before her wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

Brides shoers ready for her Guildhall Windsor wedding

Brides garter seen below she puts it on for her wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

This bride went to some lengths to protect her hair whilst she put on her dress!

You can of course arrive in style in your own helicopter if you wish:

Groom poses beside helicopter before his wedding at the Guildhall Windsor Berkshire

Groom and groomsmen walk to the Guikdhall Windsor ready for his wedding

This bride had a Town Crier clear her path for her walk to the Guildhall!

Town crier accompanies bride as she walks to the Guildhall Windsor for her wedding

If you are lucky you may be able to grab a few quick photos at the main entrance to Windsor Castle. Here we see our bride with her dad:

Bride poses with her father for photo outside Windsor Castle before her wedding at the Guildhall

The Chamber moments before the guests flood in for the wedding ceremony:

Groom chats with his groomsmen in the Chamber at the Guildhall Windsor

Peter usually shoots a few semi-posed photos with the groom moments before the ceremony starts:

Groom poses for photo with his best man before his wedding starts at the Guildhall Windsor

The next photo shows the registrar explaining to the guests what is about to happen just before the bride makes her grand entrance:

Registrar explains marriage ceremony to wedding guests in the Guildhall Windsor

And the guests wait for "kick-off" in eager anticipation:

Guests await start of wedding ceremony in the Guildhall Windsor

At last the bride arrives:

Bride arrives in her limousine for her wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

So cute!

Flower girl arrives at the Guildhall Windsor for wedding

Usually the bride can have a few moments to compose herself in the Mayors Parlour before entering the Chamber for her wedding:

Bride and her father about to enter the Chamber at the Guildhall Windsor for her wedding ceremony

At last its time for the grand entrance of the bride:

Bride and her father make their entry into the Chamber at the Guildhall Windsor for her wedding ceremony

The Chamber in the Guildhall has a raised platform along the front and this is a good location from which to shoot photos and video during the ceremony:

Bride and groom watch as registrar starts their wedding ceremony in the Guildhall Windsor

The staff are easy to work with and so it is possible to shoot all the important moments in the ceremony including the exchange of rings:

Bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony in the Guildhall Windsor

The first kiss is a terrific moment to capture in photos and video:

Bride and groom have their first kiss after their wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

There are some great character photos of the guests just waiting to be shot during the ceremony:

Father watches as his daughter is married in the Guildhall Windsor

It is not permitted to photograph or video the signing of the marriage register. However once it is done the registrars usually set up a "mock" signing and invite the guests to shoot their own photos:

Bride and groom sign the marriage register after their wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

The staff are so helpful at the Guildhall Windsor. This registrar even shot a few photos for the guests on their own cameras:

You may be invited into the Mayors Parlour after your ceremony for a few minutes to steady yourselves whilst the guests make their way downstairs to the courtyard:

Bride and groom relax in the Mayors Parlour after their wedding in the main Chamber at the Guildhall Windsor

Soon enough its time to face the crowds - and the confetti:

Guests throw confetti over bride and groom after their wedding at the Guildhall Windsor

You may then leave for your reception venue:

Bride and groom leave the Guildhall Windsor in their vintage wedding car

Or you may decide to walk to your venue, or your riverboat, or to the Long Walk in nearby Windsor Great Park for some photos:

Bride and groom walk through Windsor town centre after their wedding in the Guildhall

Hopefully the weather will be kind to you during a photo session on the Long Walk Windsor:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo in front of the main gates at Windsor Castle's Long Walk

It is a lovely spot for some group photos:

You may not always get blue sky and fluffy clouds but what the hey:

Further afield in Windsor Great park there are some lovely photogenic spots:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo with their parents in Windsor Great Park

Do remember that the Long Walk can be a long way from the nearest shelter should the rain decide to make an appearance!

Wedding guests try to shelter from torrential rain in Windsor Great park

You may decide to have a few photos at the other end of the town at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo outside the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Windsor

The bride next to the hotel is also a good spot for photos:

You can of course have your group photos at your reception venue:

Wedding guests pose with bride and groom for big group photo

Or even on your riverboat!

This photo was shot in the late evening at the reception venue:

Group photos can of course be shot inside as well. Peter carries plenty of lighting equipment which is not dependent on mains electricity and so these photos can be shot just about anywhere:

Groom poses for wedding photo with his stag party

If you are having a hotel reception Peter normally shoots some photos of the room, the decorations, the cake, and so forth before the guests pile in:

Wedding cake

Room prepared for wedding breakfast

The wedding speeches are a terrific photo and video opportunity:

Best man makes his speech during wedding breakfast

Since Windsor is on the River Thames a wedding reception on board a riverboat is a popular choice:

The Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor Great Park was this couples choice for the second part of their reception:

An impromptu first dance on the bridge!

Bride and groom dance on the bride at Windsor following their wedding at the Guildhall

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