Guildford Register Office wedding photography Surrey
Surrey wedding photographer at Guildford Register Office Artington House
Guildford Register Office, Artington House, 42 Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU2 4DZ Phone 0300 200 1002
A brief history of Guildford Register Office Artington House
Built in the early 1860's Artington House, complete with its fine gables and wisteria is a great example of elegant mid-Victorian architecture. Originally a large family house it was purchased in 1934 by Surrey County Council for use as a Surrey Registration Office and has served that function right up to the present day covering some 80 years worth of wedding celebrations.
Guildford Register Office - Surrey wedding photographer opportunities
Guildford Register Office is situated on the outskirts of Guildford and as such has easy access to its own car parking area, though if there were a number of weddings on a day it could get full pretty quickly. Guests arrive from the main car park at the back where there is direct access up the steps via the south facing terrace garden. For the Bride, the wedding car arrives at the front entrance which leads straight into the office and waiting area..
Retaining many of its original features Artington House is a pleasant and relaxing Surrey wedding venue offering two ceremony rooms: the largest being the Guildown Room, a long room finished in Regency style blue and cream with pendant chandeliers that seating up to 48 wedding guests. The Artington Room, the second and smaller room which is similarly decorated is suited to more intimate wedding ceremonies with seating for up to 15 guests.
After the wedding ceremony the couple and guests can have their confetti, wedding bouquet throwing and group wedding photos taken out the terrace and on the steps with its grassy banks, flowerbeds and Artington House providing a pleasant backdrop. A rose arbor provides a pretty little spot for some romantic wedding pictures of the Bride and Groom though for a greater range of wedding couple pictures you will need to go off site either to the wedding reception or to some appropriate local area of interest.
The staff at Guildford Register Office are very pleasant and helpful and it's a real pleasure to cover marriage ceremonies there.
Additional Surrey wedding photography opportunities
There are two popular and ancient ruins nearby that are great for more wedding photographs, the first being the scenic St Catherine's Chapel in Artington and the second being the popular and colourful Guildford Castle Gardens, both of which provide some truly beautiful and dramatic backdrops for some romantic wedding photography.