Planning your dream wedding can be a lot of fun, and there are so many beautiful places to choose from. Due to the speed with which venues get booked up, you’ll need to put picking one high up on your wedding to-do list. Whether you want to use this iconic city as the setting for your wedding for ease of travel or aesthetic purposes, the diversity of London is perfectly mirrored in its huge selection of venues.
Teeming with historical buildings and creatively transformed industrial units, and unique spaces, there’s a venue for everyone in London. Here is our guide to the best places in London for your dream wedding.
Period charm and stunning gardens
If you’re looking for a classic wedding, there are a number of breathtaking period manors, historical castles and stately homes in and around London that make fantastic venues. From the Manor at Bickley to Clearwell Castle, St Audries Park to Bourton Hall, you can expect manicured gardens, lush lawns, and picturesque architecture.
Most of these large venues also offer luxurious accommodation within the many rooms of the buildings, so you and your guests won’t need to travel after the party, and everyone can meet easily again for breakfast the morning after the wedding. With high ceilings and unique mediaeval and Victorian features, these venues offer a quintessentially English wedding backdrop.
Often, top venues of this calibre offer their pristine grounds for ceremony and reception, so you get an all-in-one package that gives you a seamless and stress-free day. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony on the lawns, surrounded by greenery and water fountains, or inside in a light and spacious period room, you won’t be short of grace and grandeur.
Unique and unforgettable venues
For couples who are a little bit quirky and like to do things in a non-traditional fashion, there are plenty of options in London for a venue that offers something extraordinary.
The River Room is a boat on the River Thames with an impressively large rooftop that can accommodate up to 200 people. With panoramic views of the heart of London and an extensive menu which accommodates many dietary requirements, this venue is definitely one for your guests to remember.
For a more intimate affair with a twist, The Hackney in East London is a restored brewery which boasts huge windows, exposed brick walls and a beautiful hanging garden of tropical flowers. The industrial feel is warmed perfectly by the in-house decor, so you won’t need to add much of your own. For guests who aren’t busting a move on the dancefloor, the summer terrace offers a lovely place to relax with a fruity cocktail to hand.
The Barbican Centre in London is a venue that will transport you and your guests into a tropical paradise. Packed with tropical plants, exotic flowers and fish pools, this giant conservatory is perfect for nature-loving couples who don’t want to have to go abroad to have their dream wedding. In the evening, the space is illuminated by hundreds of fairy lights to create romantic spaces amidst the indoor rainforest.
A venue for every couple
With such a huge selection of venues to suit every budget, preference and aesthetic design, you’re sure to find the perfect place to host your dream wedding in London. Be sure to check which features are included in your wedding package, be it a wedding planner, catering, entertainment or accommodation.