Gentofte City Hall and the Bernstorff Palace make for lovely wedding venues. The two are close together so it is easy for guests to go between and both buildings make for great photos. Cherylyn and Anders wanted such a venue for their big dag. They wanted a stress-free yet elegant wedding everyone could enjoy, and that is just what they got. With flowers by Cool and Cozy, and hair and makeup by Louise at Vanity Hair & Style, Cherylyn looked beautiful as we started the day at Gentofte City Hall.
The hall was designed in neo-classical style by architect Thorvald Jørgensen, who also designed Chritiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish government, after the previous building had been destroyed by fire.
The hall, finished in 1936, was located in farmland, but because of Gentofte’s rapid expansion, a new wing was added in 1944 and the last wing in 1976. The farmland is long gone and a thriving suburban community stands today in its place.
After all the rice was cast, we made our way to Bernstorff Palace and the surrounding gardens where we took couples photos, and had the reception and lunch.
The palace was built by French Architect Nicolas-Henri Jardin in 1765 and was originally built as Count Bernstorff’s summer residence. Crown Prince Christian VIII bought it in the 1840’s and the Royal Family used the palace until 1939. It is now a hotel and conference center and hosts, of course, many weddings through out the year.