Went to the Kensington and Chelsea Registration Office (street view here) today to look at their wedding venues in the Chelsea Old Town Hall (wedding images here). There are four rooms for booking. In order of their size: interview room, Harington Room, Rosetti Room and Brydon Room (Borough’s wedding brochure here). In addition, there is a waiting room for guests, bridal powder room and access to the street facade entrance where guests can throw flowers.
Currently, the available dates for the interview room from May to September are: none in May, 26th June, 10th July, 11th, 18th, 25th September. The Harington Room has loads of availability (e.g. 4th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th… August).
Compared to the one in Woolwich (Town Hall):
The interior in Woolwich town hall is simply amazing. When you enter, there is a grand hall that looks spectacular. You then go to either the interview room or the Edwardian Room and do the ceremony there. There is however, no changing room for the brides in this hall. The guests will wait in the above photoed hall.
I guess our decision is that we will do the wedding registration in Chelsea, mostly because after the registration ceremony we can head to a romantic restaurant, currently set at the Ivy at Chelsea Gardens, for breakfast (since the ceremony starts at 9.15am on Monday in the interview room). There aren’t many options like that in Woolwich, unfortunately.