With wedding season fast approaching, what’s the most important thing on every bride-to-be’s list? (Apart from the dress, of course….)
Read below to find out our picks of the most beautiful venues in London to get married this year
Say ‘I Do’ up in the clouds and spend your big day in one of London’s most iconic buildings, surrounded by striking 360 degree views of the city. The breath-taking space is located on the 39th and 40th floors of The Gherkin and offers one of the most elegant and private settings around. Invite 140 of your friends and family to celebrate your day and experience culinary delights up in the sky, whilst sipping champagne naturally. Have your first dance as a married couple whilst the sun goes down over London’s beautiful skyline.
Just a stone’s throw away from Regents Park station is the beautiful, Grade I listed One Marylebone, one of London’s leading unique venues. Only one of only three London churches by Soane, the venue is most architecturally distinguished with a beauty of national and architectural significance. Fall in love with the beautifully landscaped gardens and breathtaking courtyard and choose between two exclusive spaces for your perfect day. The 27 foot high Soane Hall with its stunning mosaics and stained glass windows or the U-shape Galleries with marvellous floor to ceiling windows that let in natural light.
Bring your most dreamed about day to life and spend it inside the largest conservatory in London with your nearest and dearest. One of London’s most iconic buildings, Barbican is not only home to exotic fish, but also over 2,000 species of plants and trees, which form the most astonishing backdrop to say ‘I do’. Choose your own bespoke food menu, whether its 6 course banquet, street food stations or a sizzling BBQ. Described by the Queen as “one of the modern wonders of the world”, who wouldn’t want to get married in this amazing tropical oasis?
For only the most enchanting love stories, The Swan Restaurant inside Shakespeare’s Globe offers the chance for a Romeo and Juliet moment. The Balcony Room has panoramic views of the River Thames through its wooden doors and large French windows, seating up to 70 of your closest friends and family for an intimate celebration. The Underglobe is also situated below the Globe Theatre and offers a blank canvas for the occasion. White drapers fill the room and a sweeping staircase and full-size model oak tree completes the ultimate grand entrance for 100-350 of your guests to witness.
The perfect place for a quintessential London wedding, Dartmouth House features only the most elegant interiors to wow your guests on your big day. The Grade II listed building offers three spaces: The Long Drawing Room, The Small Drawing Room and The Churchill. Each room has seating for around 100 guests and standing room for 450. The mansion also has a courtyard, a private and secluded haven if an open air reception is more your style. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the mansion features a grand marble staircase to make sure you get all the insta-worthy wedding shots.
Walk down the aisle inside London’s Natural History Museum. Breath-taking architecture and spectacular collections make for a stunning backdrop to your vows. Choose between eight spaces in which to host your event: from the popular Hintze Hall with its romanesque arches to Fossil Way, home to the giant Stegosaurus fossil, or even the North Hall, the perfect place to soak up the Museum’s grandeur.
Fall in love all over again at Syon Park as you and your partner celebrate your special day at this idyllic venue. Be as intimate or extravagant as you want with 50-800 of your most loved friends and family in this sublime London home of the Duke of Northumberland. From the impressive and majestic Great Hall to the intimate State Dining Room, or even the stunning Great Conservatory and Garden Room Marquee, you can design your wedding however you dreamed!
Feel like a real-life princess and get married inside Britain’s first and finest classical building. This unique wedding venue takes its place inside Greenwich Park and offers sublime views over the Thames and Canary Wharf. A masterpiece of 17th-century architecture, the venue comprises is a spacious 40-foot Great Hall with classic black and white geometric marble flooring on which to dance your night away. The marvellous Orangery, Parlour room and the vaulted Undercroft are the most perfect place to toast to a happy couple.
A true London gem, this Grade II listed hall offers the chance to get married in the world’s oldest grand music hall. The auditorium still retains many of its original features, including its famous barley-twist columns. With only a small amount of dates available each year, this is one of the most exclusive wedding venues around and features interiors that inspired Moulin-Rouge.
Choose from four venues around the gardens to tie the knot. From the stunning Nash Conservatory, which offers an abundance of natural light, to Temperate House, the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. The Cambridge Cottage is the spot for those who want a boutique wedding. For those who want a large wedding, choose the Orangery, with its stunning arched windows and high ceilings, you’ll be sure to make an impression on your friends and family as you dance the night away in this Grade II listed exquisite building.
For those who want to say I do away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Grade II listed Hales Hall is surrounded by lavender-filled gardens, topiary hedges and acres of meadows, fields and woodland to take your breath away. Seating over 200 guests, the venue features award-winning catering as well as state-of-the-art lighting and a sprung dancefloor. It also sleeps 25 guests, so you can spend as long as you like with your family and friends inside the medieval masterpiece celebrating the occasion. The perfect place to set the scene for the wedding of the year…
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