Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office for your Wedding Ceremony

by | Jan 12, 2023 | 0 comments

Bishops Stortford Registry Office for your Wedding ceremony

Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office – Riverside House

If you’re newly engaged and looking for a registry office to host your wedding? Considering Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office, but would like to know more?

I’ve got you covered, stick with me and I’ll tell you all you need to know, including photos I’ve taken there.

Couple stop and share kiss Bishops Stortford Register Office

All About The Bishop’s Stortford Register Office

Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office (or Register Office as it’s formally known), can be found along Hockerill Street in Bishop’s Stortford.

Built in 1926, it’s a beautiful mock-Tudor style building which has a great outside aesthetic, something often not easy to come by with registry offices.

Heading inside there are two ceremony rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Guest dependant, you’ll find yourself walking upstairs with more than 12 guests. 

Flowers at Bishops Stortford Register Office

Why Choose Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office for your Wedding?


1. It’s a looker inside and out!

Finding a registry office that looks as beautiful as Bishop’s Stortford you’ll be hard pressed, they just don’t look like this these day.


2. Outdoor space.

There’s a really tiny little garden to the back of the office, which you can take a few photos in. It’s not suitable for lots of guests, and they may not like you being there if there’s another wedding happening, but it’s useful for much smaller weddings.

That said, just a short walk across the road and you’ve got the castle gardens, which gives you plenty of scope to take some of those all important family and couples shots!

Confetti at Bishops Stortford Register Office

Things To consider before Choosing Bishop’s Stortford Register Office for your Wedding


1. Parking.

There’s a very limited layby outside the front of the building, which can fit 2, maybe 3 cars at a push.

So your guests will find themselves paying to park in Jackson Square car park or one of the other nearby car parks.


2. Stairs

Most ceremonies take place in the ceremony room upstairs, which is just something to consider if you’ve guests coming who may struggle to use them.

Waiting for the Bride at Bishops Stortford Registry

Ceremony Rooms For Your Wedding


1. Upstairs Ceremony Room.

The upstairs ceremony room, which is the only one I’ve ever shot in (even with below 12 guests), allows for up to 50 guests, has beautiful chairs already situated, and makes a great backdrop for your wedding ceremony.


2. Downstairs Ceremony Room.

The downstairs ceremony room can accommodate up to 12 guests, so is suitable for much smaller wedding ceremonies.

Both the above figures don’t include the couple and the photographers/videographers in the count!

Just married and walking back down the aisle at Bishops Stortford Registry

A little bit of History about the Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office

As mentioned earlier the register office is a mock-Tudor style property built in 1926. Originally used by Guardians of the Union Workhouse the building was later home to Bishop’s Stortford Town Council before becoming the register office. 

Bishops Stortford Register Office

Some Photos From Weddings at Bishop’s Stortford Register Office

Check out some photos from wedding ceremonies conducted at Bishop’s Stortford Register Office below! 


Check out the Bishop’s Stortford Registry Office

Convinced Stortford Registry is the one for your wedding ceremony? Visit their website here.

Do you need a fun and relaxed wedding photographer to capture this brilliant time? Come have an obligation-free chat with me 🙂 



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