Asylum Wedding photography-Peckham

London Weddings – Asylum Chapel

If you’re looking for a London wedding venue that is as unique and as adventurous as you are, look no further than Asylum Chapel. Asylum was built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution and was used by residents of Caroline Gardens. The chapel’s history includes a bombing during WWII. The Chapel gives off the romantic and exciting vibe that I absolutely love to photograph through my documentary photo style. It offers such a creative ceremony space for up to 120 people. I want to share with you a little bit about why I adore the arty space so much!

This venue blends flawlessly with my photography style. I love the artsy feel that surrounds this London wedding venue, and it serves as the perfect breath-taking backdrop for the shots that will tell the story of your special day. The Asylum Chapel is by far the most unique London wedding venue, located in Peckham, London. The Asylum Chapel is a short two minutes away from Queens Road Peckham Station, making it easily accessible.

Getting married at the Asylum Chapel means being surrounded by walls of history, candles, flowers, and romantic lighting. Can I say “swooooon” enough!? Asylum Chapel is open to same sex partnerships and is both a joy to experience and photograph, making it one of my favorite London wedding venues! The exposed walls, the fledgling plants making their way throughout, and the stained glass windows create the unique atmosphere that no other venue can match. The art, the vaulted ceilings, and the chipped paint add to the historical and eclectic feel of the space. I love the moody photographs that are a result of shooting at a venue like the Asylum Chapel. I’ve shared some of them in my recent blog post here:

Outside of the venue, the columns give the space a regal appeal and hold within them the history of the chapel. Getting married at the Asylum Chapel in London will allow you the opportunity for a wedding like no other.

One thing to keep in mind when considering having your ceremony at the Asylum is that it is a ceremony-only space. This means that you will have the space for two hours, which is plenty of time for all the photos, don’t you worry! We will be sure to capture all of the important shots of your day both planned and unscripted. Your reception and party will have to be taken elsewhere afterwards…may I recommend some of my favorite pubs in London?

Take a look at some of the previous wedding receptions that I have captured at London pubs. Each day was filled the romance I adore and the adventure I crave for my couples. Eat, drink, and be married! Here are two of the weddings I captured in London at various relaxed locations for my relaxed couples:

1. Steve and Simone’s Relaxed East London Wedding:
2. Patrick and Louise’s Relaxed City Wedding at Caravan Restaurant:

You can find more information on the Asylum Chapel in London, as well as a list of their upcoming Open Viewings to see the venue, on their website at:


Samie Lee

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