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Unusual wedding venues South West London

Asylum Chapel in BermondseyAsylum Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. The chapel is a grade 2 listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. These residents were made up of retired workers of the alcohol trade. Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theatre, weddings and funerals. The Chapel is suitable for up to 120 guests. The Chapel is a ceremony only venue, so you are welcome to have a toast and some canapés after your service but no sit down meal, buffet or food trucks; your...

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Things I wish I had known about planning my wedding

As someone who was never into being a bride or planning a wedding, I learnt a lot along the way planning my wedding.  Here are a few things that happened to me along the way, I hope they are helpful to you!Get your marriage licence as early as possibleWe nearly didn’t get our marriage licence in time for the wedding and it was the single most stressful thing in the entire planning process.  We live in London but got married in New Zealand and only arrived in NZ 6 days before the wedding, on Easter weekend.  I was so worried about the marriage licence being an issue I checked with the NZ Embassy and Department of Internal Affairs 3 times...

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