12 of the best cheap wedding venues in London

Getting hitched on a budget? We’ve got you covered!

Updated on 10 May 2023 • Written By Pete Dreyer

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12 of the best cheap wedding venues in London

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 pain 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 through some of the most affordable wedding venues london has to offer without having to worry.


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 Ccheap wedding venues in London, there are plenty of other amazing options that are super 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 far you can get looking for a wedding venue on a budget 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.

The Lady Ottoline, Bloomsbury

wedding dinner at lady ottoline

What: Inhabiting a quaint corner of Bloomsbury, The Lady Ottoline is cosy and romantic - perfect for a couple who want something a little more low-key. This charming pub has hosted a succession of writers, artists and philosophers over the years and you could be next to grace its space with a fine occasion - the pub offers everything from exclusive hire through to private dining rooms for more intimate celebrations, and the banquet is covered with typically fantastic British cooking.
Where: 11A Northington Street, WC1N 2JF
Book now: The Lady Ottoline

1 Lombard Street, City of London

domed ceiling 1 lombard street

What: 1 Lombard Street is well-known in the City for its grand high ceilings and famous dome - the Piestro Agostini cupola. Where better to say your vows in the heart of busy London then? The food is excellent too, and though the venue doesn’t have a wedding license, there are lots of fine churches and registry offices in the vicinity to make things official.
Where: 1 Lombard Street, EC3V 9AA
Book now: 1 Lombard Street

Royal College of Surgeons, Holborn

wedding banquet at royal college of surgeons

What: If you’re looking for something impressive on a budget, the Royal College of Surgeons at Lincoln’s Inn Fields ticks all the boxes - this magnificent old building boasts gorgeous views, capacity for up to 300 guests and a series of historic rooms for wedding receptions. History buffs should check out the more intimate Library, home to the College’s world-famous book collection - one of the finest medical science libraries in Europe and easily one of London’s most unique wedding locations.
Where: 38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3PE
Book now: Royal College of Surgeons

Raven’s Ait, Surbiton

raven's ait pontoon and dock

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
Book now: Raven's Ait

Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich

trafalgar tavern reception room

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, SE10 9NW
Book now: The Trafalgar Tavern

Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley

wedding reception at bromley court hotel

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
Book now: The Bromley Court Hotel

Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston upon Thames

wedding ceremony at lovekyn chapel

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 and Champagne receptions.
Where: 4 London Road, KT2 6SN
Book now: Lovekyn Chapel

Ekte Nordic Kitchen, City of London

ekte nordic kitchen reception

What: Its slick, stylish interiors make this Scandi wedding venue especially popular, not to mention the easy access location just minutes from Bank station. Ekte operates as a restaurant too so you’re in very safe hands with the food, and the wedding team are experts at outfitting the space for a wedding reception with a Nordic twist.
Where: 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
Book now: Ekte Nordic Kitchen

Greenwich Yacht Club, Greenwich

reception with a view greenwich yacht club

What: Founded in 1908, Greenwich Yacht Club has a rich riverside history. Choose from The Clubhouse or the River Rooms, surrounded by Greenwich landmarks, including the O2, the cable car, the Thames Barrier and the 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, SE10 0BW
Book now: Greenwich Yacht Club

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Hampstead

wedding ceremony at burgh house

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 the team works 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 its baby grand piano.
Where: New End Square, NW3 1LT
Book now: Burgh House

Kachette, Shoreditch

moody lighting wedding banquet table

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 very competitive fees for the area. Based in the old ticket hall of Shoreditch railway station, Kachette has a 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
Book now: Kachette

Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush

wedding crowds outside bush hall

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, W12 7LJ
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.

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