Loving couple are first to plan wedding at Fulham Library

A pair of book lovers are planning to get married at Fulham Library this Spring.

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Bride-to-be Emma Wales with her fiance Toby Saunders

A pair of book lovers are planning to get married at Fulham Library this Spring.

Bride-to-be Emma Wales, 36, and her fiance Toby Saunders, 35, have set a date in April. To help them celebrate their special day - as well as the library’s first wedding event - Hammersmith & Fulham Council has waived the hall hire fee for the couple.

“We really like books and we thought ‘great, let’s get married at a library’,” said Emma.

“We were looking for something that wasn’t a church. We just saw it and thought it was great - and of course it’s very important to support your local library.”

The happy couple live in South London, but have family in Fulham.

The couple booked Fulham Library, in Fulham Road, after looking at a host of other venues.

“It’s a really nice space and it’s a really good size,” said Emma. “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.”

“Hopefully they’ll be no one coming up and telling us to be quiet,” she joked.

The couple don’t have to worry, the hall is well away from the library so there’s no chance of library users and couples disturbing each other.

Built in 1908, the Grade II-listed library’s main hall 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,” said 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 about the venue visit our web page, call 020 8753 3877 or email fulhamlibrary@lbhf.gov.uk.

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