Date: 18th June 2024

Posted by: Daniel Lay Team

15 Best Wedding Venues in London

A wedding is a huge milestone. Everyone wants their big day with their special someone to be perfect. A huge part of an ideal wedding is the venue. Selecting where you want to tie the knot and say your pledges is a crucial decision.

There are thousands of possible wedding venues you can choose from – Grade-I listed properties, farmhouses, hotels, barns, exotic outdoor locations – and this overload of choices makes the decision-making problem all the more difficult. However, certain venues provide wedding coordination services, weekend packages, and special discounts, making it simpler to choose which florist, photographer, or caterer to hire.

If you still need to book a wedding location and are planning to tie the knot soon, here are 15 stunning and multi-functional wedding venues in London. They are ideal locations for weddings regardless of the type of wedding, culture, or guest list.

1. De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London

Grand Connaught Rooms feature majestic arched ceilings, tall pillars, grand chandeliers, and beautiful floor tiles. This wedding venue is ideal for those who’ve managed a royal wedding. There’s ample space for huge floral arrangements and tables and chairs to comfortably seat guests. Moreover, the vintage interior combined with low lighting and sepia shades makes the whole ambiance breathtaking and truly memorable.

2. The Amadeus, West London

Located near Paddington, the Amadeus is a dry-hire venue. It was built in the Victorian period. This is the ideal canvas for creative couples to work their magic and create an atmosphere and theme of their choice. The Amadeus features outstanding upper and lower halls to host weddings that are classic, modern, quirky, or everything combined!

3. Tudor Barn, South East London

Want a rustic-themed wedding that’s close to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Well then, Tudor Barn should be on top of your list! This historic barn is the only one remaining in London from the Tudor era and offers 13 acres of picturesque and breathtaking parkland. It is the perfect venue for a calm and relaxing wedding.

Tudor Barn, South East London

 

 

4. Stationers’ Hall and Garden, Central London

Stationers’ Hall has many exquisite rooms and halls for hosting weddings. The Court Room can accommodate about 90 guests seated on round tables, whereas the Livery Hall can conveniently seat up to 205 guests. Additionally, Stationers’ Hall provides chefs that specialise in different cuisines, including Asian, Caribbean, African, and Kosher, so you can expect your catering to be spot on.

5. Farnham Castle, West London

Farnham Castle offers unparalleled services and grand gardens. What makes them unique is their two gorgeous ceremony chapels, Gatehouse and Pembroke suites, and the Norman-era Lantern Hall featuring lancet windows and stone arches.

Moreover, the Great Hall displays beautiful artwork and has a tranquil firepit which makes it the perfect setting for evening celebrations. Farnham Castle also accommodates outdoor weddings on their pristine grounds. And if that wasn’t enough, the venue also provides food and wine specialists to assist you in deciding your wedding menu.

6. Inner Temple, Central London

If you are interested in hiring a venue with some historical background, the Inner Temple is your best bet! It showcases Georgian-styled rooms and paintings from as early as the 15th century, i.e., over 470 years! It seats up to 600, so the temple is a good venue for large or flamboyant weddings. So, transport your guests back to a different era and let them enjoy the grandeur of this location.

7. The Emirates Stadium, North London

If you or your fiancé are passionate football fans, this is the perfect place to exchange your vows. Home to the Arsenal Football Club, the Emirates Stadium can accommodate up to 500 guests. There are many spectacular suites, such as the Woolwich Suite, Royal Oak Suite, Dial Square Suite, and Highbury Suite. Moreover, the ambiance is elevated with views of London’s skyline.

8. Cromwell Place, Kensington

Cromwell Place provides a unique wedding location for an extravagant wedding celebration. They offer 15 bright and sophisticated exhibition rooms that ensure your bold wedding décor does not clash with their existing interior. The center of all engagements is the Club room with two conjoined doors and ample space for your guests and festivities.

9. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

The exchange of vows at the Shangri-La Hotel will allow your guests to gaze upon various landmarks in the country, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Globe Theatre. Shangri-La Hotel can be best described as luxurious and is situated on the 34th floor of The Shard. This wedding venue features glass walls that offer views of the London skyline, providing the ultimate five-star experience.

You can choose between three unique reception rooms at the Shangri-La Hotel. In addition, their in-house events crew will take care of everything from your wedding menu to the first dance.

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

 

10. Mama Shelter, Central London

Mama Shelter is a good choice for a small-sized urban-themed wedding featuring 50 or fewer guests. It offers an idyllic atmosphere with colourful seating, comfortable lighting, and a beachy vibe. The employees at this establishment are extremely welcoming and willing to assist in any way possible. Additionally, you will be invited to take part in a complementary tasting session to guarantee the best choices are made for your wedding menu.

11. Museum of London Docklands – East London

Are you and your fiancé’s history buffs? If yes, then why not get married at a museum? Take your guests down memory lane, from 17th-century Pleasure Gardens down the streets of Victorian Wapping. The Grade-1 listed museum also features a tavern and wild animal emporium.

In terms of wedding gatherings, the Museum of London Docklands has five floors each of which can be hired for small or large receptions. Their famous Wilberforce Room features wooden designs and exposed brickwork dating back to 1802. It is the ideal ambiance for a large daytime or evening reception and can accommodate up to 240 guests. The Muscovado Hall can seat up to 200 guests.

12. Applecart Arts, East London

Initially a library, Applecart Arts is now used to host various events, including weddings. Smaller receptions of about 60 people can be arranged comfortably at this venue. Applecart Arts provides seated dining and buffets, and their passionate staff will help you in planning and coordinating everything from start to finish. If you and your fiancé love reading, this would be the perfect place to tie the knot!

13. Butchers’ Hall, Central London

Another ideal wedding venue for historic fans is Butchers’ Hall. This momentous building dates back to 975 AD and has five event rooms – the Reception Area, Court Suite, Mezzanine Floor, Great Hall, and a Roof Garden. The Court Suite features a majestic marble fireplace, which can be the heart of a winter wedding, whereas the Roof Garden can be the best ambiance for a spring reception.

14. Kew Gardens, West London

Kew Gardens is the ideal wedding venue for couples who would love to get away from the busy city and celebrate their special day in tranquillity. On site, you can choose between the Nash Conservatory, which boasts a contemporary interior of bright, open spaces and holds up to 200 people. But if you opt for a smaller company, the Cambridge Cottage is the perfect choice for casual and traditional parties with up to 80 people. Alternatively, couples can exchange their vows in the splendid lawn of the Duke’s Garden.

15. Cutty Sark, South East London

Fun fact: the Cutty Sark was the fastest boat of the 19 th Century! And for those of you looking to try something adventurous and iconic, the Cutty Sark welcomes you onboard to-be to celebrate your wedding on its Tween Deck or Dry Berth. It’s the perfect opportunity to dance and dine underneath the lustrous hull of one of the most magnificent ships.

The Cutty Sark has been beautifully preserved and raised so that you can enjoy a walk beneath its glorious underbelly. Moreover, the event management staff specialises in creating unique wedding experiences. These include drinks on the deck and private access to the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site.

Last but not least, a glass canopy surrounding the hull allows the city’s evening lights to flow from above, making your wedding reception feel warm and enchanting.

Conclusion

Planning a wedding is hard, and selecting the perfect venue is even harder. Once you’ve chosen your desired location, Daniel Lay Event Services can help with décor, catering, music, lighting, furniture, and so much more. Contact our experts today and let us make your wedding an occasion to cherish forever.