Everyone wants an amazing venue for their wedding– it’s an essential part of making your day just how you’ve always pictured it. However, we all know the feeling of finding the perfect venue then slowly looking down and seeing the completely out-of-bounds price range. That's why we've made this list - so you can browse without having tow worry about that happening.
Not everyone can afford to get married in a huge castle, or at the top of a fancy skyscraper (and some just don't want to spend their cash in that way). Whatever the reason you're on the hunt for a cheap wedding venue, there are plenty of other amazing options that are just as special but don’t cost the earth.
Besides, we have found that often the more modest venues have a certain charm to them and can end up being even more memorable than the swanky, posh ones. In London in particular, there are so many lower-cost, unique venues to choose from. That's why we've carefully curated this list to show you only the best. We looked high and low and found some absolute gems. From islands to quiet chapels, there's a proper range here, so we're sure you'll find somewhere you love.
With options varying from pubs and the most romantic hotels, all the way through to some pretty impressive halls for hire and old houses, you might be surprised by how cheap some places are to rent in London. There is usually also a variety of different packages available at venues meaning that you can tailor your requirements to fit your specific budget.
We know how hard it can be to sift through all of the different wedding venues looking for one that not only fits all of your requirements but also fits your budget. So below we have rounded up some of London’s best cheap wedding venues. Who knows, maybe one of these will be where you end up celebrating your special day.
Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa
What: Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa is extremely well-equipped to host affordable weddings just in London. The Richmond Room and Library are perfect for intimate ceremonies, while the Cedar Room is a little more spacious. Helpfully, the hotel offers preferential rates for rooms and suites for you and your guests, along with access to the excellent spa for some pre-wedding pampering.
Where: Richmond, London, TW10 6RP
Price: From £105 per person
Book now: Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa
Raven’s Ait, Surbiton
What: Raven’s Ait is a truly unique venue on the edge of London. What’s so unique about it? Well, it’s an island (yes, you heard us right). This island venue is the perfect setting for a wedding like no other. Choose from the Britannia Suite, with views of the Thames, The Terrace overlooking Hampton Court, The Marquee on the South of the island or the front lawns, perfect for photo ops. There is also a range of packages to make planning easier and more affordable.
Where: Portsmouth Road, KT6 4HN
Price: From £2,600 for up to 120 guests
Book now: Raven's Ait
Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich
What: This classic London pub has a real sense of elegance to it, with its grand façade that looks right over the Thames making it an amazing place to celebrate your wedding day. Beautiful wedding photos are guaranteed at the Trafalgar Tavern with the stunning backdrop of the river, as well as plenty of lovely features including waterside balconies. For such a great venue, it doesn't charge as much as you might think making it very much worth considering for your wedding.
Where: Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 9NW
Price: Prices start at £3,795 including food for up to 50 guests
Book now: The Trafalgar Tavern
The Amadeus, Maida Vale
What: The Amadeus is based in the charming area of Little Venice, and is a very affordable option if you’re looking for a dry-hire space. With both the Upper Hall and Lower Hall of the spacious venue able to be used for weddings, you might choose to have a drinks reception in one followed by a full wedding breakfast in the other. It has a selection of different catering companies who you can pick from depending on your budget, and it also has no corkage fee so you can bring in your own alcohol.
Where: 50 Shirland Road, W9 2JA
Price: Venue hire starts at £2,400
Book now: The Amadeus
Queen Mary's University, Mile End
What: You won’t find many affordable London spaces in which to get married that are as impressive as the Grade II-listed Octagon Room at Queen Mary’s University. The book-lined walls provide the space with plenty of colour and the incredibly high ceilings lend a bright and airy feeling to the venue. There is also an in-house catering team who can provide a variety of different food options. If you’re looking for somewhere unique for your wedding day that isn’t extortionately priced, it could be the place for you.
Where: 327 Mile End Road, E1 4NS
Price: Packages start at £2,250
Book now: Queen Mary's University
Tanner Warehouse, Bermondsey
What: This former-warehouse venue is bursting with style and is a great option for your wedding if you’re looking for somewhere a bit less traditional. However, due to the size of the space, which is able to fit up to 150 people seated or 350 standing, Tanner Warehouse is incredibly adaptable meaning that it suits a whole host of different types of weddings. Its very reasonable per head cost includes venue hire, a three-course meal, Champagne and unlimited alcohol for four hours, making it hard to say no to.
Where: 50 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, SE1 3UD
Price: From £7,000 + VAT
Book now: Tanner Warehouse
Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley
What: Based in two acres of beautiful grounds, The Bromley Court Hotel is a fantastic option for both wedding ceremonies and receptions and of course benefits from onsite accommodation for your guests. With a number of rooms that can be used for different parts of your day, the dedicated wedding coordinator will be on hand to help you make all the big decisions. On top of this, it offers a variety of brilliant value, all-inclusive packages which cover everything from room hire, to the wedding breakfast and drinks.
Where: Bromley Hill, BR1 4JD
Price: All-inclusive packages start at £2,020 for 35 people
Book now: The Bromley Court Hotel
Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston upon Thames
What: This venue is a little bit of a wildcard due to the fact that it’s not a wedding reception venue. However, if you’re wanting something short, sweet and cheap, or even want to have a smaller drinks reception before heading somewhere else, Lovekyn Chapel might be the ideal spot for you. Dating back to 1309, the historic venue is bursting with character with its stained-glass windows and small courtyard and offers venue hire and a short Champagne reception afterwards for under £500 for 60 guests.
Where: 4 London Road, KT2 6SN
Price: £480 for venue hire and hour-long Champagne reception afterwards for up to 60 guests
Book now: Lovekyn Chapel
Greenwich Yacht Club, Greenwich
What: Founded in 1908, Greenwich Yacht Club has a rich riverside history. Choose from The Clubhouse or River Rooms, surrounded by Greenwich landmarks, including the O2, cable car, Thames Barrier and Orbit Tower. Boating flags and nautical paraphernalia adorn the ceilings, making this the perfect setting for a maritime wedding. Packages include a manager, three bar staff, a security guard, cleaning, use of the pontoon, tables, chairs crockery and more, making this a great value venue.
Where: 1 Pear Tree Way, Greenwich, SE10 0BW
Price: Venue hire starts at £1,250
Book now: Greenwich Yacht Club
Linden House, Hammersmith
What: Linden House is an elegant riverside property with four stories, dating back to the 18th century. Couples can choose from five different rooms: The Ballroom, Captain’s Room, Commodore’s Room, Boardroom and Member’s Bar. Each one has its own character, offering historic charm with a modern feel. Some offer river views, while others look over the pleasant front terrace.
Where: Linden House, Upper Mall, W6 9TA
Price: Rooms vary from £150 to £400 for three-hour ceremonies, although full day hire is also available.
Book now: Linden House
Heist Bank, Paddington
What: Looking for a reception venue with a twist? Heist Bank offers something a little different. This trendy, laid-back restaurant in Paddington offers a fun space for parties and receptions. This venue caters to seated meals for up to 140, and you can include cocktails and canapes or dances with a DJ to get your guests moving. There is even a games room with a pool table, Nintendo 64, built-in projector, karaoke, giant Jenga and 1920s foosball table. For sunnier days, there is also an outside terrace.
Where: 5 N Wharf Road, London W2 1LA
How much: Room hire starts at £100 for 30 guests, up to £3,000 for full venue hire (100 seated/300 standing)
Book now: Heist Bank
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Hampstead
What: This Grade-I listed mansion house is tucked away in Hampstead Village, not too far from the tranquil heath and bustling high street. Burgh House is fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships in two of its historic rooms. Aside from being a beautiful but surprisingly affordable venue, Burgh House also offers a carefully curated list of musicians, florists, stationery designers, photographers and caterers who they work with, making that one less thing to worry about! Hire fees include tables and chairs, cleaning before and after, an event manager on the day and exclusive access to the library and music room with baby grand piano.
Where: New End Square, NW3 1LT
Price: Dry hire is £900 for the first hour, then £400 for each hour after that (there is no VAT for dry hire as Burgh House is a charity)
Book now: Burgh House
The Elgin, Maida Vale
What: At just 50 yards from Maida Vale tube station, The Elgin is extremely well-connected. This airy, two-storey space is the perfect setting for a wedding without breaking the bank. The first floor can fit up to 80 guests seated and can be booked on its own, or with the rest of the venue. This venue boasts a projector, an optional 2 am licence and, perhaps best of all, no hire fee. Instead, you can pack the highly reasonable minimum spend with boards of finger food like crispy squid with coriander salsa, mains like pork belly with smoked garlic and cabbage kraut, drinks packages including beers, wine, bubbly, cocktails and mocktails.
Where: 255 Elgin Avenue, W9 1NJ
Price: From £2,500 minimum spend - no hire fee
Book now: The Elgin
London Rowing Club, Putney
What: Based Right on Putney Embankment, the famous London Rowing Club is a great option for your wedding. With space for up to 100 people seated in the Long Room, there are also plenty of perks at this venue including a fantastic balcony overlooking the river. With choices aplenty in terms of how to use the space and what food you want, the cost of hiring is very reasonable and there’s the added bonus of no minimum bar spend.
Where: 7 Putney Embankment, SW15 1LB
Price: Venue hire from £1,500
Book now: London Rowing Club
What: You might think that in a very fashionable area like Shoreditch, cheap venues are few and far between. However, Kachette is proof that there are still some very reasonably priced options with their fees very competitive for the area. Based in the old ticket hall of Shoreditch railway station, Kachette has a very cool feel to it with its exposed brick walls and dim lighting making it a great option if you’re wanting somewhere a little less traditional for your wedding.
Where: 347 Old Street, EC1V 9LP
Price: Dry hire starts at £3,300
Book now: Kachette
Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush
What: Bursting full of character, Bush Hall is a beautiful and impressive venue for wedding receptions, with fantastic Edwardian features and lots of space. It can also be laid out in a variety of different ways to suit your exact needs. With a top-notch in-house catering team as well as wedding planners on hand to help you out, Bush Hall is a fantastic option if you want a grand wedding venue at not too crazy a price.
Where: 310 Uxbridge Road, White City, W12 7LJ
Price: Venue hire starts at £4,500 + VAT
Book now: Bush Hall
Are you looking to have a more intimate wedding? Check out our list of the best small wedding venues in London.