Ultimate Guide to London Wedding Venues

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A special day deserves a special setting and HeadBox is home to some of the most awe-inspiring, unique and unforgettable wedding venues in London, all guaranteed to provide a magical occasion.

Whether it’s a Space full of charm and character, something slightly outside the box, an intimate spot hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city or even an urban herbaceous haven, we guarantee we will find you a wedding venue that you will fall in love with.

To make your search a little easier, we’ve mined through our collection of stunning Spaces and picked out our favourites throughout the capital.

Garden Wedding Venues

An alfresco celebration is an extremely popular option for weddings in the UK, and contrary to popular belief, London is home to plenty of venues that offer the perfect backdrop of green landscapes.

Sky Garden

155 metres above the city streets you will find Sky Garden, a truly magnificent setting for a celebration which offers beautiful design and greenery to make the Space standout, with a dining experience which guarantees a touch of class.

As well as spectacular touches of green, Sky Garden offers an unrivalled outlook over the River Thames from level 35 and stunning vistas overlooking St Paul’s and City of London from level 36.

41 Portland Place

The Ann Rylands & Terrace at 41 Portland Place presents an incredible hire for outdoor weddings.

The room itself is a stylish private Space with high ceilings, large windows and French doors opening out onto the wonderful terrace, all within touching distance of London’s iconic sights.

Geffrye Museum

In need of an expansive Space close to central London? The Front Lawns at the Geffrye Museum provide the perfect location.

The expansive front lawns of the museum are one of a handful of green Spaces in close proximity to the City.. Surrounded by the iconic almhouse buildings under the sprawling cover of the mature London Plane trees, this open green Space can accommodate 500+ for private evening events.

Kenwood House

Holding your wedding at the iconic Kenwood House will make you feel ensconced in greenery. 

With a ceremony in the Orangery, your Guests can overlook the clipped lawns that stretch down towards two lakes. Or, from the Music Room, look out at the blaze of colour in the rhododendron garden.

Unusual Wedding Venues

To ensure a memorable occasion it’s important to move away from the tried and tested venues that your Guests will have already experienced. Make sure they remember your special day by offering them a never-before-seen Space.

Cutty Sark

With a sweeping outlook across the Thames to the city beyond, celebrating on Cutty Sark is a truly exclusive experience.

Under the Hull is a modern space built after the refurbishment of Cutty Sark’s fire in 2007, with a geodesic glass canopy which floods the dock with natural daylight, whilst built-in lighting makes her copper-clad hull glimmer in the evening.

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Encapsulating the true nature, life and history of Gray’s Inn, the Hall has changed little since Elizabethan times. 

The venue manages to effortlessly combine intimacy, tradition and grandeur for any occasion, in particular, a memorable private wedding reception.

Museum of London

For something as far away from the norm as you could imagine, why not take your Guests on a journey through the history of London, from 450,000 BC right up to the present day?

Hire one of the best most iconic venues in London for your wedding and give your Guests a day they can’t possibly ever forget.

Andaz Hotel

Set in what was once the Great Eastern Hotel’s original ballroom, 1901 Ballroom is one of the best party venues in Liverpool Street.

1901 Ballroom will treat you and your Guests to an unforgettable wedding experience as you dance beneath one of London’s original stained glass domes.

Berry Bros. & Rudd

Once used by Emperor Napoleon III during his exile in the 1840s to hold clandestine meetings, The Napoleon Cellar at Berry Bros. & Rudd certainly ticks all the right boxes when it comes to uniqueness.

It is now a state-of-the-art event Space with all the audiovisual equipment you’d need to host a sensational wedding, whilst ensuring it retains all its rustic charm and character that you’d expect from a Space brimming with history.

 

North London Wedding Venues

From Highgate to Haringey, from Camden to Crouch End and from Finchley to Finsbury Park, you will find a myriad of delightful wedding spots north of the river.

ZSL London Zoo

The Prince Albert Suite at ZSL London Zoo is a Georgian building that encompasses classic grandeur with contemporary comforts. 

Regally decorated with a neutral palette of greys, creams, and whites And a spectacular terrace balcony which overlooks Penguin Beach and Regent’s Park, it is the perfect setting for your celebration.

The Naturalist

Nestled between Manor House tube and Stamford Hill train stations lies The Naturalist, an intimate option for a wedding for up to 40 Guests.

This stunning new pub venue set on the banks of the West Reservoir serves the very finest, seasonal food, freshly prepared daily and with an enviable drinks list including local craft beers. 

Also including a stunning selection of wines and a mouth-watering choice of hand-crafted cocktails, this Space is ideal for a good old fashioned get-together.

The Gallery

Featuring 101 hand-picked whiskies from around the world, it’s fair to say you a guaranteed a good time at this Hampstead establishment.

So If you’re looking for a relaxed, friendly place for up to 80 of your favourite people then the basement bar is the perfect Space. Or perhaps you could take over the whole venue for groups of up to 180 people and include the ground floor and the mezzanine too.

Alexandra Palace

Within the Grade II listed building of Alexandra Palace, the Londesborough Room is a spacious and grand banquet hall accommodating up to 130 guests in a banquet setup.

Large windows fill the impressive Space with natural light and lead onto an outdoor terrace area which boasts unrivalled panoramic views of London.

 

South London Wedding Venues

Head south of the river and you will still find bountiful options for a wedding including a former cinema, a modern pub in a suburban setting and a plethora of options at the ever-popular Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Let us start with our pick of south London’s finest Spaces; Royal Hospital Chelsea. Amongst their collection of Spaces is The Great Hall, the largest at the venue and a room that was originally designed as a dining room by Sir Christopher Wren.

It retains its air of grandeur with magnificent wood panelling and paintings of British monarchs. The beautiful and imposing outdoor space, Figure Court, is available as an extension of Great Hall bookings.

The Manor Arms

The Manor Arms is a modern metropolitan pub set in a leafy suburban surrounding. 

Bags of character and lots of love have gone into making this local as homely as possible. The venue has a wide selection of cask ales, an affordable but quality selection of new and old world wines and freshly produced delicious food to suit everyone; from grandparents to toddlers; we can feed them all.

The Lighthouse

Known as the Lighthouse theatre; this venue which is owned by a Church was formerly the Regal Cinema, Camberwell. 

The third biggest single-screen cinema in the country which hosted many great film screenings with the Beatles and many of the Royal family attending for Grand movie releases over the years of its operations as the Regal Cinema. 

It has now been refurbished and brought into the new era by a church to provide a fantastic setting for a wedding. 

Asylum

Asylum is a hidden gem in the heart of South East London, ideal for your celebration. 

Asylum is an artist lead organisation based in Caroline Gardens Chapel in Peckham, London, and was founded in 2010 and is directed by artists Jo Dennis and Dido Hallett. Its capacity is 120 Guests in theatre-style seating, allowing for a unique venue that will give your wedding a special twist.

 

East London Wedding Venues

Crypts, vaults, banking halls and priories, East London is home to some of London’s most out-of-this-world, show-stopping wedding spots and they are all available to book on the HeadBox platform.

Austin Friars

Originally built as a monastic priory, the event Space at Austin Friars is a popular wedding venue that dates back to 1253.

The venue benefits from both stunning original features and clean, contemporary design; so if you want a unique setting for your celebration then this is the place!

This London venue is home to ornate stained glass windows which take pride of place in the classically designed main space, which benefits from high ceilings for an elegant look.

The Crypt

Located under St Etheldreda’s church in Farringdon, this unique venue can hold up to 120 people and is guaranteed to blow your Guests away. 

If the impressive architectural features of this venue don’t hit all the right buttons for your Guests, then rest assured that the catering will win them over. 

The Ivory Vaults

The Ivory Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks.

The 200-year-old, 10,000 sq ft venue exudes charm and individuality and is available for private hire for groups of 100 to 450, devised of nine intimate vaulted private dining areas, interlinked by a vast open passageway.

Banking Hall

The Grade II listed Main Hall was designed in the 1930s and has a unique Art Deco charm. 

With a Mezzanine level that looks out over the Bank of England, the Space is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate your needs – whatever they may be. The venue’s dedicated events team is well versed in delivering high-end, unique weddings and will work with you to create an exceptional experience for your Guests.

 

West London Wedding Venues

Our final stop in the capital is West London where there’s no shortage of options for your big day. West London has it all, from spacious spots within acres of land to classical, historic palaces. Let’s take a closer look!

The Hurlingham Club

The Hurlingham Club has a Georgian clubhouse set in 42 acres of beautiful grounds in Putney. This venue is set in picturesque surroundings and would provide an elegant backdrop to any private party.

The Terrace Room is a particular highlight of The Hurlingham Club, where you and up to 100 Guests can soak in the fantastic views of the gardens whilst you celebrate. 

Fulham Palace

The Great Hall is the heart of the palace, a dramatic room that was made for entertaining and celebrations.

The dark wood panelling, teardrop lanterns, golden chandeliers and striking fireplace give the room plenty of character and warmth.

Under the Bridge

Stylish and versatile, Under the Bridge provides the perfect venue for any type of event, but especially a wedding.

As well as looking visually spectacular, the venue’s major selling point is its versatility. Whether it’s a cabaret, theatre or dinner setting, Under the Bridge offers a great range of styles for your day.

Ravenous House

Ravenous house in Richmond is a private house nestling within it’s beautiful grounds.

The venue can provide authentic street food stalls group glamping for groups from 30 to 200 and there are magical places in the house and gardens that are perfect for a wedding ceremony. 

The site has a great big fire pit and a festival vibe. Working with local suppliers, they can even provide marquees of all types and sizes as well as Tipis and Yurts.

 

So there you have it, a collection of London’s finest wedding venues available to hire on HeadBox to make your big day special. For more inspiration, visit our London wedding venues page.

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