First Wedding in Fulham Library Set for April

Emma and Toby will tie the knot in historic main hall

Emma Wales, 36, and her fiance Toby Saunders, 35, have decided to get married in April. And as this will be the library’s first wedding event Hammersmith & Fulham Council is marking the occasion by waiving the usual hire fee.

The happy couple live in South London, but have family in Fulham and booked the library in Fulham Road, after looking at a host of other venues.

"We were looking for something that wasn’t a church, says Emma." We just saw it and thought it was great.

“It’s a really nice space and it’s a really good size. We had a look at other registry offices and they could either hold 40 people or a couple of hundred, there didn’t seem to be anything inbetween."

Built in 1908, the Grade II-listed library’s main hall, on the first floor, has space for up to 120 guests. It has well-maintained features, such as original wooden book cabinets, which can provide the perfect backdrop for photographs.

The library – which is situated close to Parsons Green tube station – is easily accessible by public transport and by car.

"Congratulations to Emma and Toby," says Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Resident Satisfaction.

"Fulham Library is a great venue and I hope other couples take a leaf out of their book and enjoy getting married or having a civil partnership there."

To find out more, visit the wedding webpage,
call 020 8753 3877/3879 or email .


February 8, 2017