These beautiful spaces are most certainly a cut above the average suite. See our top seven civil ceremony venues below.
History and tradition are at the heart of London’s Stationers’ Hall which offers a romantic and elegant setting for your special day. The Grade I listed building is located close to St. Paul’s Cathedral and offers a seamless blend of welcoming warmth and arresting grandeur.
For a wedding party of up to 120 people, the Court Room creates a beautiful setting for a civil ceremony. This room is wonderfully bright, richly carpeted and has rococo ornamentation in gold adorning the walls. The Court Room overlooks the garden and has direct access to it via a decorative iron staircase. The charming walled garden is a hidden haven in the City of London which is perfect for a drinks reception before or after your wedding ceremony.
Should you wish to have a larger ceremony, there is also the option to use the venue’s magnificent Livery Hall which can accommodate up to 200 guests. This is a truly unique space with huge stained-glass windows that flood the room with natural daylight, creating an impressive ambience. The Hall itself has many features, such as gleaming oak flooring and carved oak panelling originating from the 1600’s. This room can also be used for your wedding breakfast.
For more information about weddings at Stationers’ Hall, please contact Sabrina Stefan by email on [email protected] or call 020 7236 1507.
Abbey House Hotel & Gardens
Abbey House Hotel & Gardens is more than just a luxury Lake District hotel. Set in 14 acres of landscaped grounds on the doorstep of the Southern Lake District, it was originally built for the Vickers Shipyard as a home to Commander Craven. Abbey House Hotel & Gardens is now a stunning, award-winning wedding venue.
Lovingly restored through a multi-million pound refurbishment in its Centenary year, Abbey House Hotel & Gardens is truly breathtaking from the moment you turn into the driveway, to the imaginative contemporary interiors and stunning accommodation suites. Rest assured you are guaranteed the best service possible on your special day.
Now hosting in excess of 150 weddings per year, Abbey House Hotel & Gardens is the perfect venue to exchange vows surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Nothing is out of the question when it comes to planning every detail of your wedding, from dreamy outdoor affairs to elegantly intimate civil ceremonies, the team are delighted to arrange an option to suit your desires and requirements.
Hilton London Bankside
Hilton London Bankside offers you the luxury of designing your dream day. Civil ceremonies and religious blessings at the hotel are a spectacularly show-stopping occasion. Your imagination will be he only barrier when it comes to intricate details and visually stimulating decor options.
Set in Bankside, London’s oldest district, boasting some of the capital’s most popular spots including the world-renowned Tate Modern, Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, Hilton London Bankside promises the perfect space for your special day. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or a more intimate affair, the dedicated team will help you organise all the activities relating to your wedding, including the engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception dinner. For more information, email the team on [email protected]
When the frost starts to glisten over the rolling Chiltern Hills, come and say I do at Kings Chapel in the charming gingerbread town of Old Amersham. Fill the breathtaking domed Main Hall with paper snowflakes, twinkling fairy lights, and evergreen or leave the magnificent room as bare and graceful as the wintery trees, ready for your nearest and dearest to snuggle in and be spoiled by the team.
Glide down the aisle between snow-white pillars to the traditional pulpit, or perhaps exchange vows atop the grand balcony with a view of the pretty town and landscape as your backdrop through the high arched windows. After the ceremony, spill into the elegant reception room for a celebratory mulled wine or Winter Pimms and make a toast to the next chapter of your lives together. Kings Chapel is simply magical in every way for a winter wonderland wedding.
New Lanark Mill Hotel
In the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site lies the most unforgettable ceremony venue. Full of history and beauty, New Lanark Mill Hotel is a blissful haven located less than one hour outside Edinburgh and Glasgow. Nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley and close to the Falls of Clyde, the restored 18th century cotton mill village is a wedding photographer’s dream.
With dramatic waterfalls and delightful gardens in abundance, it is the impressive rooftop garden that gives this alternative venue a stellar edge. Both civil and religious ceremonies at the hotel are a wonderful affair. Filled with glorious natural sunlight, each room is as unique as the next and Al Fresco ceremonies are permitted on-site for couples dreaming of saying ‘I Do’ surrounded by nature. The devoted team will tailor your special day to meet your exact requirements, guiding you throughout each stage of your wedding planning journey.
Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel
A wedding in the hip and historic city of Edinburgh is simply wonderful. At Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel, the Cardoon Suite has just been fully refurbished and redesigned to give it a fresh, new, contemporary look. The suite is ideal for smaller wedding celebrations of up to 100 people.
Like many weddings in Edinburgh, your ceremony can be conducted by either a registrar, minister, or a humanist. The venue itself is a light and airy conservatory, with exquisite decorations that will set the scene beautifully. Once you’ve said your vows, and declared your love for one another, you and your guests are welcomed into the hotel’s stunning terrace garden. A time to reflect on the occasion, take those all-important photographs and mingle with your guests before your wedding breakfast and reception.
Don’t miss the Wedding Venue Presentation at Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel on Thursday 19th October from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. The team will be delighted to present the beautiful newly-refurbished Cardoon Suite as the perfect venue for your wedding. Come and discuss your wedding desires over a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and home-made canapés with the hotel’s Wedding Coordinator. For more information, contact Fiona Brown on 0131 229 1393 or email [email protected]