A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event and as such, every aspect of this most special day should be perfect and reflect the couple’s personal wishes. The venue plays one of the most important parts of the day, as it will contribute to the style and overall atmosphere of the wedding.
An intimate wedding won’t require a huge venue such as the Waldorf Hilton, whereas a big wedding party wouldn’t exactly feel comfortable on The Yacht London. Although the cosmopolitan city that is London prides itself in some of the most stunning venues, it is not always easy to find something that fits both your personal style and budget. To narrow down your choices, here is a list of the best places to get married in London for all budgets and preferences!
1. Wilton’s Music Hall
Wilton’s Music Hall is the oldest music hall in the world situated in London’s historic East End. In walking distance from The Tower of London, this venue is perfectly situated for guests who are coming from afar and hope to get in a little sight-seeing on the days before and after your wedding. The venue offers weekly shows, events and workshops and has two house-own bars, The Mahogany Bar and the Cocktail Bar.
From the main hall, a Victorian staircase with beautiful barley-twist columns leads up to the auditorium, the dance area and the humorously named Champagne Charlie Room, and offers the perfect backdrop for magical wedding photos. With its exposed brick walls and wooden floors, whimsical fairy lights and personalized decorations will transform this traditional musical hall into the wedding venue of your dreams. Prices start at £9,500 (inclusive of VAT).
2. Dulwich Picture Gallery
For couples who initially clicked over their shared passion for art, the Dulwich Picture Gallery is the ideal wedding venue. Located on The Dulwich Estate in the South of London, The Dulwich Picture Gallery is home to paintings by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Jean-Antoine Watteau and Piero di Cosimo, to name but a few. Just 15 minutes by train from central London, The Dulwich Picture Gallery offers a green oasis of landscaped gardens and stunning architecture.
For a large wedding party, the Soane Gallery is the perfect choice. Accommodating up to 120 guests, this venue will make for an artsy wedding reception overlooked by an incredible collection of Baroque paintings. If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, the grounds Gallery Café offers the perfect setting for up to 50 guests. Prices start at £1200 (Gallery Café) and £5000 (Soane Gallery).
3. Humble Grape
Most dates start out over a glass of wine, so why not seal your marriage with a toast at the Humble Grape in London? This modern wine bar is extremely popular amongst younger couples as it is stylish and offers quality wine at affordable prices.
The Humble Grape’s establishment in Battersea offers space for up to 30 guests – the ideal setting for an intimate wedding party. The experienced Humble Grape team will personalize the wine selection and menu to your wishes and guarantee the best flavours for your wedding day. Prices start at £35 per person.
4. Kingsway Hall Hotel
The Kingsway Hall Hotel in Covent Garden offers a spectacular wedding package including a three course wedding meal, a champagne reception with canapes, menu tastings and bride and groom suites at the incredible price of £6,800. Hotel based weddings are particularly attractive for those who have many guests from afar and would like to keep everyone under one roof for the pre – and after party, as special prices are offered to accommodate guests.
The Kingsway Hotel wedding package offers everything you need from table menus, chair covers, table linen and so on. On top of that, Covent Garden is an extremely beloved area of London where your guests will have plenty of opportunity to explore the best restaurants, theatres and cafes the city has to offer.
5. Hoxton Arches
This unique venue has incredible potential for weddings and comes with many a perk. Though it usually exhibits 2D and 3D artworks, it is regularly rented out for private and cooperate parties, and it is easy to see why: with its high ceilings and adjustable flood lighting, this space can be transformed into a charming setting for an intimate wedding.
Hoxton Arches can be rented with all its furnishings and decorations included, or bare, allowing you to style the space as you please. The Hoxton Arches team also offers their house-own event manager who can decorate the venue according to your personal wishes. If you’d like to go for unusual wedding decorations, the Hoxton Arches team is more than happy to provide you with original artwork for a contemporary, funky feel. Prices start from £950.