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Some of my favourite wedding photography at The Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London

The Asylum Chapel is one of my most visited London venues and I’ve been lucky to photograph quite a few weddings there. Today, I thought I’d tell you a bit about this quirky, unique venue. You’ll also find some of my favourite shots below.

The Asylum Chapel is a beautiful deconsecrated church in Peckham, South London.  It used to be the heart and soul of its community.  I’m sure there were many weddings there when it was in use. It was heavily bombed in the Second World War. It sat largely untouched until two artists brought it back into use as an events space in 2010.

An amazing space with bags of character, beautiful stained glass and crumbling paintwork

Since then it’s become one of London’s most sought after quirky, dry hire venues. It’s perfect for couples who want an imposing, unique ceremony space with bags of character. Architecturally it’s an amazing space, with beautiful stained glass windows, crumbling paintwork and interesting light.

After getting married in front of the former alter, against a backdrop of candles and flowers, couples can move to the front of the building for an outdoor drinks reception. You can hold an early wedding breakfast there but it’s not possible to hire the venue for the whole evening. Most couples heading onto a second venue for their evening festivities.  Bride and groom getting married in front of fairy lights at The Asylum Chapel

Finding a second venue to follow your Asylum Chapel wedding

Rather than feeling fragmented, heading onto a second venue actually feels like a really lovely change of vibe. You have the added bonus of being able to pick a location that has a totally different feel.  Couples I’ve worked with have gone on to have pub wedding receptions, warehouse wedding receptions and receptions at pretty much any type of venue you can think of.  The Asylum Chapel would also be a great space for a humanist or celebrant led wedding.

A summary of the benefits of choosing The Asylum Chapel as your wedding venue

An imposing space with great light, beautiful architecture and amazing light
The feel of a church without being a religious space
Non-traditional with a quirky vibe
It’s pretty rustic and crumbling, in a lovely way
There are lots of great venues nearby that you can head to for the evening
It feels laid back and lovely

Some of the couples I’ve worked with at The Asylum

To see more Asylum Chapel wedding photography check out the posts below.

Amy and Joe’s Asylum Chapel and Brockwell Lido wedding

Megan and Sarah’s Asylum Chapel and St Bart’s Brewery Wedding

Matt and Dave’s Asylum Chapel and Number 90 Hackney Wick Wedding

Jenny and Tommy’s Asylum Chapel and The Lordship Pub wedding

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