Connaught Hotel Wedding
A spectacular wedding reception at the historic Connaught Hotel in Mayfair, London
One of my things I love about being a Mayfair Wedding Photographer is working at the best venues.
And extraordinary buildings like The Connaught.
Originally built in the early 1800’s, when it first opened the venue was known as The Prince of Saxe-Coburg Hotel.
Later it was shortened to The Coburg and today of course it’s known as The Connaught.
Back in the 1950’s the hotel was acquired by the same group of Mayfair hotels owned by Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The Savoy.
Every time I return to this incredible building I am left in awe of it.
It really is one of the five star jewels of the crown within the Mayfair neighbourhood.
Connaught Hotel wedding: I just love the finer architectural details on offer here.
After the £70m refurbishment in 2007, it was carefully restored back to its 19th century roots but with a clever, modern twist.
The restoration of The Connaught Hotel wedding was genuinely breath-taking.
The designers have managed to strike a balance between the old with the new.
Weddings at The Connaught
This wedding took place in the autumn and was actually my second Connaught Wedding.
As I edited G&T’s pictures, I found there was a genuine love for each other which seemed to really reflect in their images.
The ceremony at the famous St Columba’s Church Of Scotland on Pont Street, Belgravia was a first for me.
Best Location for Family Photos and Couple Shots
The setting for the family group shots as well as the couples’ portraits was another old haunt of mine, Mount Street Gardens.
For those not familiar, the Mount Street Gardens are a genuine thirty second walk from The Connaught Hotel.
This makes its location ideal for these kinds of photographs.
I particularly love the exotic palm trees in these gardens as they make for a perfect setting and backdrop for these pictures.
The bride asked to have a photo outside the bridal designer shop where her dress was bought, Jenny Packham.
Coincidentally, Jenny Packham’s boutique sits opposite The Connaught!
The Connaught Venue
The Connaught really is the ideal space for a wedding or event.
Couples can have have a sit down wedding breakfast in the largest room, the Mayfair Room.
Situated on the lower ground floor, surprisingly there is plenty of light on offer here and lots of space to seat up to 200 guests.
After the massive restoration, the interiors in here are modern yet there is a clever nod to the old.
Huge floor to ceiling mirrors really give this room an even greater feeling of space.
If required, the Mayfair Room can also be turned around for the evening dancing.
I have to admit that I have a thing for parquet floor and the parquet flooring in the Mayfair Room really is sublime.
The Maple Room
The Maple Room is another fantastic space which is actually next door to the Mayfair Room and has tranquil garden views.
It is also on the lower ground floor and yet the room is flooded with light.
Due in part to the full height floor to ceiling windows which bathe the room with light.
I have photographed a wedding ceremony in The Maple Room in the past.
The versatility of this space also allows for it to be turned around to become the ideal space for a sit down reception meal for 100 guests.
What’s a wedding at The Connaught London like?
If you’re considering a Connaught Hotel wedding in London then expect to see elegance in abundance.
This beautiful Mayfair hotel is utterly refined, modern and features contemporary interiors and art throughout.
The rooms are super chic, somehow encompassing the very best in traditional luxe blended with a new finesse.
If you are looking for a modern setting for a luxury wedding, then The Connaught Hotel might just tick all your boxes.
The service here is faultless. The food, exquisite.
Michelin rated chefs whip up the most divine food. The kind of meals which you look more like a plate of modern art than food.
How late can weddings at The Connaught London end?
Midnight is the traditional cut off point for a Connaught Hotel wedding.
Some Mayfair wedding venues in the neighbourhood have a later licence but a Connaught Hotel wedding the threshold ends at midnight.
Connaught Wedding Vendors
It goes without saying that your wedding day is going to be one of the biggest days of your life. Which means that you deserve to have your day planned to perfection. So when it comes down to planning and securing the very best wedding vendors, don’t settle for second best.
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