London Canal Museum Wedding

London Canal Museum Wedding Photographer

Oh, how I enjoyed being a London Canal Museum wedding photographer. London Canal Museum is such an awesome and unusual London wedding venue. It is a true joy for any wedding photographer looking to add something a bit different and more alternative to their wedding photography portfolio.

The location of the London Canal Museum could not be better, right in the heart of London, just a stone’s throw from the busy Kings Cross. The wedding venue is of course located by one of London’s canals, which is great for any bride and groom who wish to arrive by narrowboat to their wedding, what a great entrance! All this provides for a stunning backdrop to wedding photos at this lovely London wedding venue.

Documentary Wedding Photography at London Canal Museum

I’ve approached the recent wedding I photographed at the London Canal Museum in a standard Blue Lily Weddings documentary style. The focus was simply on helping the bride and groom to create unforgettable memories from their wedding day. The photojournalistic wedding photography approach means that I simply documented what was happening around me without intrusion. The focus was on creating a complete emotional story from the wedding day told through photographs. These photos when looked through will transport anyone looking through them to that wedding day as if they were there, bring back all the emotions and feelings.

London Canal Museum Wedding Photos

Below is a selection of London Canal Museum wedding photos from a beautiful wedding of Rebecca and Otis I photographed recently. Enjoy!

Alternative London Wedding Venue

London Canal Museum is a great pick for couples looking to get married in London but perhaps in a bit less traditional way.

The museum was opened in 1992. It is housed in a Victorian ice warehouse that was used by Carlo Gatti mainly for refrigeration and ice cream making. The building was constructed between 1862 and 1863 to house ice imported from Norway by ship and canal barge. There are two preserved ice wells under the building, one of which may be viewed from the public area of the museum.

London Canal Museum has a lovely layout with large room downstairs where the wedding guests can immerse themselves in the history of London canals and waterways as well as the introduction to delicious ice-cream to victorian London.

There is a lot of useful information and objects, like foe example a full size canal barge. This space is great for drinkd reception and formal group photos alike. The upstairs boasts another room, which is great for the wedding dinner as well as the wedding disco after the tables are rearranged.

Wedding Day Photography at the London Canal Museum with Ceremony at the Islington Town Hall

The recent London Canal Museum wedding I photographed was such a joy to be a part of. It was simply about two amazing people getting together and celebrating their love with each other and their families and guests. The bride and groom, Rebecca and Otis are just such a great couple, gorgeous, down to earth and very stylish! That definitely made my job easier as their wedding photographer.

We started the wedding photography at Hilton hotel in King’s Cross. This is where the bride to be was getting ready surrounded by her parents and bridesmaids. Getting ready is such a nice part of the wedding day when I was able to photograph the bride’s interactions with her close ones as well as a few details and the build up before the ceremny.

The wedding ceremony took place in the Council Chamber in the Islington Town Hall, such a great space to get married in. You can check another beautiful wedding ceremony I photographed at the Islington Town Hall here. The vows were so lovely and personal and the wedding guests reactions were priceless.

After te ceremony everyone was transported to the London Canal Museum for the rest of the wedding day celebrations. What was definitely unique about this wedding were the moving and hilarious wedding speeches as well as the absolutely electric atmosphere on the dancefloor during the wedding disco!

And of course the awesome wedding cake made by the talented Kasserina Cakes, a true masterpiece!

Thank you so much Rebecca and Otis for letting me photograph your wedding day, it was a true honour and so much fun!

Other professionals who helped in making this wedding day so special:

Makeup: Sophie Bagnall

Hair: Emma at

Flowers: Angel Flowers

Cake: Kasserina Cakes

Band: Artisan Jazz

If you like this post and are looking for a London Canal Museum wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your day!

6 thoughts on “London Canal Museum Wedding”

  1. Everything about this wedding looks perfect and what a venue to have a party. Loved the photo of the guests looking for their table number on the board. 🙂


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