Photography

Frequently the wedding couple and their attendants leave the chapel, walk through the courtyard, and re-enter the building by way of the portico, waiting in the hall behind the chapel for their guests to leave, and then going back into the chapel for formal photographs.

Some weddings use the portico and other areas inside and outside the building for photography. If there is a wedding before or after yours, please avoid being on the grounds during that reservation. (We want every Chapel bride to feel that she is the only bride in the world on her wedding day!) While we cannot guarantee that the Great Hall and other public spaces in the building will be available for photography, you are welcome to use them on an as-available basis, with the understanding that you may be sharing the space with other visitors. Contact Louise a week or two before your ceremony if you want to know what rooms will be available.

If you plan to have formal photographs taken in or around the Wren Building prior to the day of your wedding, please encourage your photographer to schedule the shoot with Louise so we can be sure that other scheduled events do not interfere with your photography.

There is no prohibition against flash photography in the Wren Building, but you might consider whether you want the distraction of flashes during your ceremony. Your officiant may also have an opinion about this, so it might be a good idea to check with him or her.