Going to Merton’s chapel of love

Romantic Valentines weddings at Morden Park House Register Office

Love is in the air at Morden Park House register office on Valentines Day, as eight happy couples, including a Merton couple that met first met outside Wimbledon Library, tie-the-knot.

It was a match made in Merton as Julie Harris and Mark Bristow met for the first time on a blind date arranged by a friend. They met on the memorable evening, one year ago, outside Wimbledon Library. They hit it off straight away and Julie, from Merton Park, knew there was something special between them. She said: “I knew after only two weeks that I would marry Mark and even phoned my mum to tell her to buy a hat! I proposed to him last summer and was over the moon when he said yes.”

Julie said she chose the beautiful Morden Park House, which was built in 1770, because it’s a romantic setting for a wedding. Her daughter Eleanor, nearly five, is bridesmaid for the couple. The newly-weds will be going to New York on their honeymoon.

London Borough of Merton’s Registrar, Gemma Travers, marries more than 900 couples every year. She likes the venue so much that she even had her own wedding there last year. Gemma said: “Morden Park House is an excellent choice for a wedding. It’s such a beautiful setting and the 18th century building adds something extra to the romantic atmosphere, there’s not a nicer Register Office in London.”

For further information about holding a wedding at Morden Park House contact 020 8648 0414