Couples looking to tie the knot are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in London. From traditional churches to quirky riverside locations, there is no shortage of places to get married in the City of London.
To help you plan your nuptials, www.squaremeal.co.uk has put together an extensive list of London wedding venues that caters for all religions, budgets and tastes. We know organising your big day can be stressful, so we have done the hard work for you in compiling this directory of places to get married in London.
Those looking for traditional wedding service will discover a rich variety of religious venues in and around the city, with churches, synagogues and mosques catering for a variety of denominations (although the historic square mile is predominately home to Christian and Catholic churches).
If you plan on having a non-religious wedding in London, there are also plenty of options. The historical city is home to a glut of grand historical venues, which will provide an impressive backdrop to your big day. The capital also has some beautiful gardens and courtyards, which cater for outdoor weddings whatever the weather. If you would like something a little alternative when you get married in London, there are some funky venues where couples can tie the knot in a service that is unique to them.
Moored near Temple tube, HQS Wellington offers a memorable backdrop for events. Her prime Thames location gives visitors excellent views of the South Bank, London Eye and river traffic. Its spaces include the wood-panelled Court Room, accessed via an ornate teak staircase; the Model Room, with its collection of antique miniature ships; and the exterior Quarter Deck, which has 180° views. Catering comes courtesy of The Cook & The Butler.Summer parties on HQS Wellington
The Brewery is a collection of distinctive spaces that play host to anything from exhibitions and conferences to glitzy award ceremonies, Christmas parties and fashion shows. The standout space is the versatile Porter Tun, one of the largest unobstructed rooms in London. The two-storey Sugar Rooms overlooks an attractive courtyard via arched windows and connects with the King George III room. Quality in-house catering is another bonus.Venue review of The Grubstreet Author
For the months of June to August, the City venue’s courtyard will be transformed into a secret summer garden for events. This year, the space will be double the size of previous years, able to hold up to 800 guests for parties.
With a programme featuring international singers, comedians and theatre companies, Belfast Waterfront is firmly established as one of Northern Ireland’s leading venues for entertainment. The main
auditorium plays host not only to award-winning performers but also large-scale conferences – it holds over 2,000 people for both business and arts events. Projection facilities, full audiovisual
co-ordination, infra-red receivers for those with hearing difficulties and wheelchair access are all available. Alongside the main auditorium are 14 comfortable meeting rooms, exhibition facilities
and a studio seating up to 380. The in-house catering team can organise cocktail and canapé receptions, banquets and breakfast meetings, though there’s also an on-site restaurant with views of
Belfast and the River Lagan for more casual bites. A hotel next to the Waterfront provides accommodation with ample parking facilities.
The Mermaid’s River Rooms are located next to Blackfriars station on the north bank of the Thames. After a refurbishment in 2013, the upper and lower levels are now styled with an open-plan layout, contemporary furniture, LED lighting and dark wood floors. Panoramic windows span the length of the spaces, framing views of the Thames, including the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Shard. Popular for receptions, private events, dinners and Christmas parties, the spaces are self-contained, and can be hired individually or together. For late-night dancing, the Queenhithe can be booked until 2am.Venue review of Weddings at The River Rooms
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Amberley is one of Britain’s most famous luxury hotels, and with good reason. The 19-bedroom property, situated in the rolling South Downs near Arundel, dates back to 1100 and the reign of Henry I.
Enclosed by a 60ft high medieval wall, it is well suited to private conferences, particularly those requiring tight security – there’s even a portcullis gate. Meeting rooms include the Great Room,
which can accommodate 40 among its tapestries and suits of armour, and the more intimate King Charles Room for groups of up to 12. There is a tree house, which can be hired exclusively, and
delegates can relax on an 18-hole putting golf course, tennis courts or the croquet lawn. More unusual teambuilding activities – such as medieval axe-throwing – are also available. Guests will be
well wined and dined at Amberley’s acclaimed restaurant, which has three AA rosettes.
Built by architect John Gibson in the mid-19th century, this striking City venue lends its neoclassical charm to business events and parties. The Main Hall, with its marble columns and crystal chandeliers, is a natural choice for formal dinners and Christmas parties; it also doubles as a popular place to host trade shows and conferences. The art deco-style Garden Room is a relatively modern edition, and opens out onto a spacious outdoor space.
A celebrated society restaurant since the 1920s, Quaglino’s has seen some famous feet descend its statement staircase. It was revived by Terence Conran in the power-dining 90s, and is now part of the D&D London stable. It’s well suited to large dinners or receptions, while smaller groups can choose between two striking private rooms that overlook the main space. Not unlike the clientele, the food is international with a luxury twist.
Located within half an hour’s drive of central London & Heathrow airport in what was once the heart of Royal Windsor Forest, the Grade I-listed Great Fosters is a genuinely distinctive
property. Dating back to 1550, it boasts immaculately preserved Elizabethan architecture, a 15th-century Tithe Barn, internationally renowned gardens & a choice of event spaces. 2008 saw the
opening of the self-contained Coach House, which has three bespoke meeting rooms, a conference lounge & 22 bedrooms. The beautiful Orangery, with its tall arched windows & adjoining
conservatory, is another secluded space, surrounded by 50 acres of gardens. Main house reception rooms are characterised by Jacobean chimney pieces, antique furnishings & fine art, while 44
bedrooms range in style from the traditional to the contemporary. Both the intimate restaurant & Tithe Barn provide stunning backdrops for dining.
This 400-acre Surrey estate, just 25 minutes from Waterloo and Heathrow, comprises a resort hotel, destination spa and three golf courses – two 18-hole and one 9 hole. There’s also a driving range
and a number of country club facilities – tennis, squash and a state-of-the-art gym – which are made available to overnight guests. Nine conference rooms seat between four and 100 delegates, with
natural light, garden views and modern AV equipment, while numerous well-run teambuilding activities can be put on inside or outdoors. The 19th-century manor house features attractive traditional
interiors and casual breakout space in The Manor Lounge, where guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, as well as an all-day menu, starting with breakfast at 8am and going right through to afternoon tea at
6pm. For those looking to make a night of it, there are also 70 bedrooms available to guests.
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