When you’re planning a London wedding, it can be difficult to come up with ideas to make your celebration stand out from the crowd. But with so many different venues to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect space for your special day. Whether you want to really wow your guests with a ceremony in a famous London building or hunt out some really special secret places in the capital,
here is our guide to some of the best London wedding venues:
For the ultimate in wedding glamour, what could possibly beat a wedding at London’s world famous Art Deco hotel? Follow in the footsteps of the celebrities with a ceremony in the 1930s ballroom, then dine on gourmet cuisine from some of the capital’s best chefs.
ZSL London Zoo
Want something really different? Your guests are sure to remember a wedding at ZSL London Zoo for years to come. As well as offering the chance to get married at one of the most famous zoos in the world, a wedding here also comes with the option to have exotic animals greet your guests on arrival!
Bleeding Heart Tavern
Want a celebration that captures some of London’s rich and varied history? Why not get married in a 600 year old candlelit crypt where Henry VII partied for five days when he married Catherine of Aragon in 1531? The dramatic space seats up to 44 in comfort.
The famous Kew Gardens offer a variety of venues where you can tie the knot, from elegant country manors and quaint cottages to more modern spaces and outdoor options. What’s more, hiring a venue here means you’ll be supporting Kew’s vital conservation and research work.
Want to say your vows with the whole of London as a witness? On the London Eye, couples can get married in a private, flower-decorated ‘pod’, taking in the scenery on 2 rotations – one for the ceremony, and one for you and your guests to relax with a chilled glass of Champagne.
Another great idea for those that find static wedding venues boring, a wedding on a luxury boat in the Thames is a great way to take in the city. You can hold the whole ceremony and reception on board as you cruise along, or plan a boat trip between venues as part of your day.
Icebar by Icehotel
What could be more romantic than cosying up to your partner in the UK’s only permanent bar made of ice? The bar is kept at -5 degrees and can cater for up to 60 guests – gloves and thermal capes included! Afterwards, you can warm up with dinner and drinks in the comfortable lounge.
Kensington Roof Gardens
Despite being a busy modern city there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor weddings in the heart of London, and this is one of the best. Located high on a roof overlooking Kensington, the roof gardens offer a magical space for you and up to 500 guests to celebrate in style.
A great choice for anyone with guests visiting from abroad – imagine the looks on their faces when they see your choice of venue, a cosy and historic room tucked away in the North Tower of the iconic bridge itself.
For a country house feel without leaving the city, the grand Syon Park with its extensive grounds is a fantastic choice. There are a choice of rooms to choose from for ceremonies and evening receptions, with space for up to 160 guests.