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Getting Married: The Best Wedding Venues in London

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Fancy getting married in Shakespeare's Globe, the Queen's house or up in the clouds, anyone?

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Looking for the best wedding venues in London in advance of your big day? Here, we bring you the ultimate round-up of the most beautiful luxury wedding locations in the capital, for the ultimate town wedding.

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The Best Wedding Venues in London

No. Fifty Cheyne, Chelsea

No. Fifty Cheyne

Perched beside the river with views across Albert Bridge and a floral façade, No. Fifty Cheyne is one of the most picturesque spots in Chelsea. It has recently been appointed as a wedding venue, with ceremonies taking place in the homely yet glamorous first floor Drawing Room and various private and semi-private options for the reception.

The Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury

Foundling Museum

Best for Dickensian design and Bloomsbury’s bookish legacy – and it’s one of the only museums in London offering exclusive hire.

Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham

Strawberry Hill House & Garden


Plump for gothic opulence in London’s leafy fringes (once Walpole’s own castle).

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Petersham Nurseries Richmond

For a rustic, flower-fuelled celebration with tasty, locally-sourced dishes and fairy lights aplenty.

10–11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s

Sweeping views across St James’s Park and grand Georgian bones that demand minimal decoration.

The Brewery, The City


The Whitbread brewing legacy’s vast, barn-like spaces in the city centre.

Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

A Victorian conservatory, bandstand, or modern pavilion, the choice is yours at this anthropological museum. The collections are idiosyncratic, but the weddings by Suzanne James are seamless.

Leighton House Museum, Kensington

Leighton House Museum, Kensington

The former home of the Victorian artist Lord Frederic Leighton is an awe-inspiring palace of art. The extraordinary Arab Hall, with its golden dome and mosaic tiles, offers the ultimate backdrop for a unique yet lavish reception.

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Clissold House, Stoke Newington


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If you’re reluctant to ship your cohort out of London but fancy a country house feel, this solves all your problems. This recently renovated Grade II listed marvel has vast windows that offer scenic views across the park.

Kew Gardens, Richmond Upon Thames

Kew Gardens, Richmond Upon Thames

Spend your special day inside the world-renowned gardens and iconic buildings in Kew and dance your evening away with some of your nearest and dearest alongside the blooms.

Café Royale, Regents Street


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Providing classic and contemporary weddings in the heart of London for over 150 years, Cafe Royale certainly know what they’re doing. So sit back, relax and let them do the magic…

Claridge’s, Mayfair

Claridge’s, Mayfair

No idea is too big or detail too small at Claridge’s. With a history of state banquets and Royal receptions, you’ll be in the right hands…

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Ironmongers’ Hall, Barbican

This Tudor style hall was built in the 1920’s and is the perfect example of a beautiful country house which sits in the City of London. Its striking architecture, rich history and warm atmosphere are just three things which make this venue perfect.

Home House, Marylebone

Home House, Marylebone

Conveniently located between Hyde Park and Oxford Street, Home House can provide a stunning backdrop for your special day. Both civil ceremonies and receptions can be hosted in this breath-taking location.

Searcys at The Gherkin

Searcys At The Gherkin

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.

One Marylebone

One Marylebone Weddings

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.

The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre Wedding

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.

Dartmouth House

Dartmouth House Wedding Venue

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.

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Hintze Hall Wedding Venue

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.

Syon Park

Syon Park Wedding Venue

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!

The Queen’s House Greenwich

The Queen's House Greenwich

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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.


Wiltons Music Hall Wedding Venue

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.


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