The Waldorf Hilton London
Late last month I was asked to cover the wedding of Nadia and Matthius at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London.
This is a very grand hotel with stunning architectural features and great attention to detail throughout. The staff are polite and welcoming with nothing being too big to ask. Apparently I missed Bob Dylan in the lobby whilst I was unloading the car… I honestly thought he was dead…whenever I hear references to him they always seem to be in the past tense, sorry Bob.
Due to the religious nature of this wedding I won’t be showing any of the attendees but I do have the kind permission from the Bride and Groom to show the pictures of the actual hotel itself for those who have found this page whilst searching for information.
The Waldorf Hilton – Inside
Inside the Waldorf Hilton the main area is the Adelphi Suite which is a very large expansive room at the heart of the hotel. There is another large function room off to the left of it (as you enter the Adelphi suite from the lobby) and to the right is the restaurant.
The Waldorf Hilton Adelphi suite is a split level arrangement with half of the available space being raised around the circumference to a height of 4 foot. This allows for a band and top table to be placed either end and gives a platform to those wishing to say vows and give speeches.
The lower innermost area allows more than adequate space for 10 or more large round tables to seat guests.
The general colours of the room are white and marble in the flooring and steps leading up to an oatmeal colour in the walls and pillars. The glass ceiling is blue in the mid afternoon but goes a very deep golden colour in the evening as the sun sets. (see below)
Waldorf Hilton – odds and ends
The Waldorf Hilton is a lovely place for photos. You can’t really ask for a better place to attain good Wedding Photography. Neutral colours and lots of space with various other ornate nooks and crannies to utilize makes this an A1 location.
My primary concern when working here was the ability to park. I don’t travel light and on this occasion I was carrying two 1d Canon bodies, ten L lenses, 5 flashes and 4 lightstands….. and a cameraman. Fortunately down the side of the hotel there was parking (limited to 4 hours maximum stay – you can’t just buy another ticket either, you have to move however it is free after 6.30pm). There is another all day car park just down the road too.
All in all this is a superb high end venue and for anyone considering the Waldorf Hilton it comes highly recommended.