Girl about town. It’s no surprise that city weddings are in a league of their own – especially in a city as fabulous as London! Ultra chic and contemporary, we wouldn’t expect anything less for an intimate and glamorous affair.
We’ve rounded up the most stylish London wedding venues for the busy bride-to-be. Planning your wedding has never been easier!
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
After years of devoted restoration, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is being hailed as London’s most romantic building. A Victorian masterpiece restored, Sir John Betjeman called this Gothic treasure “too beautiful and too romantic to survive” in a world of tower blocks and concrete. Its survival against the odds will cause wonder. Its glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings, hand-stencilled wall designs are all features that still embody the hotel. From the cathedral-like backdrop, to the grand staircase, there is no shortage of stunning settings for photography and reception spaces. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel also boasts an elegant roof-top garden which offers the ideal location for pre-wedding breakfast drinks or moonlit champagne toasts whilst looking out over the twinkling London skyline.
Get married at one of London’s foremost photographic studios; Sunbeam Studios. Sunbeam is a unique blend of Edwardian elegance and modern aesthetic, not only providing a huge blank canvas space for international fashion shoots and celebrity portraiture, but a contemporary backdrop for your special day.
Licensed to host civil marriage ceremonies by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the team can take care of every detail from beginning to end. Offering inclusive wedding packages complete with modern venue, luxurious menus, and a bespoke event management service. With Sunbeam Studios’ wedding packages complemented by their roster of excellent suppliers, the expert team will produce your perfect day for you, keeping your creative vision in mind while you remain stress-free.
One Great George Street
This is a venue with definite curb appeal! Surrounded by classic London icons such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and St James’s Park, One Great George Street‘s prestigious address is matched by a stunning building and grand entrance.
The four glass-domed Edwardian building is Grade II listed and as guests enter beneath Romanesque columns, they are treated to equally magnificent interiors. The venue has a rare mix of period features and natural light, and is bursting with wow-factor spaces. Guests can dine and dance below the Great Hall’s painted ceiling and be showered with confetti from the Rotunda – both picture-perfect moments. The green space, lake and bird life at St James’s Park also provides a photogenic natural setting.
The venue has several beautiful areas licensed for civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies. The State Rooms located on the ground floor can accommodate between 60 to 150 people, and are decorated with French walnut panelling, carved ceilings and works of art by Wyllie Lucas and Millais. The Great Hall with its pair of exquisite chandeliers that hang from the painted ceiling is perfect for weddings of up to 220 seated guests. In addition to its ideal location and beauty, One Great George Street offers expert in-house catering, exceptional on-site audio visuals and is renowned for its high quality of standards and service.
Searcys At The Gherkin
The glass dome at the top of London’s elegant and iconic Gherkin building boasts a two-level events space which is available for exclusive hire for weddings, civil partnerships and receptions on Saturdays and Sundays.
One of the most exciting elements to holding such a special event at Searcys at the Gherkin is the stunning 360-degree panoramic views over London, providing your guests with a breathtaking views of the city from 180 metres high! This vista comes coupled with outstanding service and sublime cuisine – what a way to start married life! The fine dining restaurant can accommodate up to 140 guests for lunch or dinner, with the mezzanine bar hosting up to 160 guests for an evening reception and dancing, or 260 guests for a standing canapé reception over the two levels.
The Montague On The Gardens
Discover The Montague on the Gardens, a Georgian townhouse full of English charm, excelling in traditional service, located in literary Bloomsbury and just steps from the British Museum. The team takes a very personal approach to your big day, with experienced wedding planners who will work closely with you to bring your special day to life, with meticulous attention to every detail.
The Montague on the Gardens offers a wide range of bespoke wedding packages to suit your individual preferences, whether you are planning for an intimate gathering for close family and friends, or a more elaborate celebration for up to 200 guests. From al fresco ceremonies overlooking peaceful gardens, to beautiful traditional wedding breakfasts, you can even choose a unique beach-themed wedding in the summer months, or opt for a spectacular winter wedding in the property’s wonderful Ski Lodge.
The Caledonian Club
The magnificent Caledonian Club combines tradition, elegance and style; from the splendour of the lobby with its sweeping marble staircase, to the large collection of artwork. The property’s original features and décor provide a backdrop full of grandeur for your wedding.
Conveniently located in splendid Belgravia and just a short walk from Hyde Park Corner, this exclusive venue feels special the moment you walk in.
Couples benefit from; exclusive weekend access, up to 200 guests, a choice of four rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, use of private terrace, one-to-one tasting with the chef, 39 bedrooms, complimentary bridal suite, use of the exclusive Belgravia gardens, a dedicated wedding organiser, and more.
Please contact Mia Parsons for more information, to book a show around or to secure your date, at [email protected] or on 020 7201 1508.
Merchant Taylors’ Hall
Experience the joy of two strikingly different worlds on your wedding day. Where history and hearts meet, Merchant Taylors’ Hall is the perfect venue for the classically elegant bride. It’s all about location, location, location in the UK’s capital city, and sitting in the very heart of London, all your dreams will come to life with the help of the magnificent team at Merchant Taylors’ Hall.
With nine stunning spaces to choose from, the sky is the limit when it comes to realizing your ideas. Leave behind the manic hustle and bustle of city life and allow yourself be transported into a totally different world on the most important day of your lives. The 14th century Great Hall is bursting with character and history, ideal for a larger celebration, your guests will be greeted with a sense of regal grandeur. Boasting spectacular 13 meter ceilings, opulent chandeliers, unique wooden paneled walls and light-filled Georgian windows, there is an imminent air of occasion.
A rare find in London, the Courtyard Garden at Merchant Taylors’ Hall is akin to a sunny terrace at a quintessentially English country house. A beautiful spot for wedding photographs, the serene and relaxing atmosphere is perfect for your pre-wedding breakfast drinks.
No. 11 Cavendish Square
No.11 Cavendish Square is a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse offering a fabulous choice of spaces and a courtyard garden in an enviable location just around the corner from Oxford Circus. No.11 provides the perfect setting to host chic wedding celebrations, giving your day a sense of sophistication and distinguished elegance.
The Orangery offers a modern style bathed in natural daylight from the glass ceiling. The spacious, open-plan room provides a stunning setting for ceremonies and your wedding breakfast, while the courtyard garden is a gorgeous space for a drinks reception and snapping some romantic photographs with your loved ones.
The Garden Room overlooks the grandeur of Cavendish Square and is a great choice for an intimate wedding ceremony. Situated in the oldest part of No.11 Cavendish Square, the Garden Room retains much of its Georgian appeal with high ceilings and beautiful bay windows. The Burdett Suite, adjacent to the Orangery, is ideal for grand-scale celebrations and flamboyant entertainment. The President’s Room boasts superb views and period features – a very fitting choice for smaller, romantic celebrations. Or for something bright, stylish and well suited to intimate receptions, the Treasurer’s Room overlooks the Orangery and courtyard garden, giving you and your guests a great backdrop to your day.
Image Credit: One Great George Street – Jodi Hanagan Photography.