RawSilk Photography – Personal favourite wedding venues – Week 12. The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London
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Mayfair Wedding Photography – Week 12 – The Dorchester Hotel
By Stefan Lacandler – Founder & Principal photographer at RawSilk Photograph – Mayfair wedding photography
The Dorchester Hotel was the first luxury London hotel I shot at, more than 10 years ago, my first introduction to Mayfair wedding photography. Peter and Iva had a really intimate ceremony for 20 close family and friends in the Penthouse, an incredible venue with the most amazing patio overlooking central London. As luck would have it I have been back quite a few times since then and as a matter of fact I am shooting my next wedding there tomorrow with JC and Alex, it promises to be a wedding to remember! The pictures in this blog is from Claudia and Chris’s wedding back in 2011 and if you are interested in seeing more pictures from weddings we have shot in other Mayfair wedding venues please look HERE
The Dorchester Hotel is a five-star luxury Hotel in the Mayfair area of central London. This is how they themselves describe their venue. As one of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels, The Dorchester is quite simply the place to be, the epitome of timeless glamour right in the heart of Mayfair in Central London overlooking Hyde Park. It is arguably one of the world’s most prestigious hotels, it opened it’s doors on the 18th of April 1931 and it still to this day retains its 1930s furnishings and ambiance despite being modernised many times over.
The hotel has always been associated withe the glitterati, the who’s who of the rich and famous. In the 1930s it was popular with numerous writers and artists, people like the famous poet Cecil Day-Lewis, and the painter Sir Alfred Munnings, to mention but a few. It held prestigious literary gatherings, notably the “Foyles Literary Luncheons”, an event the hotel still hosts today. During the Second World War, many a political and military elite made it their residence in London. The place is today particularly popular with movie stars, fashion models and musicians. The hotel became a Grade II Listed Building in January 1981, and was subsequently purchased by the Sultan of Brunei in 1985. It belongs to the Dorchester Collection, which in turn is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), an arm of the Ministry of Finance of Brunei.
We love going back here and if you are thinking of a truly grand central London hotel venue, look no further! For more pictures of our London luxury hotel weddings, have a look HERE