We've compiled over 50 of our favourite venues in London and across the UK in size order
Just an hour from London, this 1820s Brighton seafront house is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. The spaces are filled with natural light and the whole place can be booked exclusively.
This west London restaurant combines the casual elegance of a French bistro with playful design features and a lovely riverside location. The 72-capacity main room has an open grill where Provençal-inspired dishes are prepared. Intimate receptions are held in the relaxing upstairs Salon, seating up to 26.
This refurbished 18th-century mansion house in Stoke Newington, with its original fireplaces and cornicing, is a striking space for small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Light floods in through the large windows and rooms have expansive views across the surrounding Clissold Park.
Set amid 376 acres of magnificent gardens and parkland, Cliveden is one of the UK’s finest country houses. Created with entertainment in mind, the grand stately home has played host to virtually every British monarch since George I.
Overlooking St James’s Park and the Mall, this elegant venue, with its balconies, columns, tall domed ceilings and Georgian-style decor, looks all the better for a £3m refurbishment in 2012. The 200-capacity Entrance Hall is ideal for receptions, while the Library and Music Room – both with 60 seats – suit more intimate affairs.
After an extensive refurbishment in 2015 by designer Martin Brudnizki, the restaurant is back with a Venetian-inspired palette. This intimate venue suits both receptions and theatre-style ceremonies for up to 60 people. Up to 40 guests can sit down for wedding breakfasts in the Conservatory.
The Hoxton museum is a stylish backdrop for London weddings. For nuptials try the Chapel & Reading Rooms, an original Grade I-listed almshouse. The front lawns and the walled herb garden make great spaces for receptions and photographs, while the Garden Atrium is the place for the wedding breakfast.
There’s a variety of rooms to suit wedding ceremonies and receptions at this Portman Square venue, from the Front Parlour & Eating Room, which can host dinners for up to 80, to the smaller Asylum Room with its views over the Courtyard Garden. For summer weddings, there’s a private patio area overlooking the venue’s secret garden.
Built around 1860, Inglewood Manor is a Grade II-listed country house hotel laden with period features. The oak-panelled Executive Room is a handsome setting for weddings, and so too is the high-ceilinged Ledsham Room. The purpose-built Burton Suite has French doors opening onto the gardens.
Few venues can boast such an enviable location as the ICA, which sits on the Mall between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. The Brandon Room is the most popular choice for both modern and traditional ceremonies and receptions, with a maximum capacity of 150 standing or 80 dining.
Gracefully restored to how it looked when George III lived there, this venue has a clutch of spaces suited to weddings. The King’s Dining Room holds 30 guests for a wedding breakfast. Outside, the immacuately kept Queen’s Garden is a beautiful spot for an alfresco reception.
Set in 10 acres of landscaped grounds, the hotel building was originally a Tudor manor – it dates back to 1540. Richly decorated with prints and fabrics, the venue can be hired exclusively for ceremonies and receptions of up to 80 guests, with space for 200 outside.
In a leafy spot at the centre of Holland Park, The Orangery is a glass and stone marvel that makes a striking backdrop for receptions and civil ceremonies. Marquees can be arranged for alfresco affairs, while the outdoor fountains should help with the photo shoot.