The best rooftop wedding venues in London: 10 sky-high spots to say ‘I do’

Make your big day truly unforgettable with one of these wedding venues in the clouds

Updated on 12 June 2024 • Written By Holly Butterfield

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The best rooftop wedding venues in London: 10 sky-high spots to say ‘I do’

When planning your wedding, the venue speaks volumes. It sets the tone for your special day, whether you’re looking to make a statement or showcase somewhere that really reflects you as a couple. Finding the perfect spot is arguably the most crucial element when it comes to organising your wedding.

Amongst the cosmopolitan backdrop of the capital, it can be hard to find those spaces that provide a bit of an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Somewhere with a bit of fresh air, that has you feeling in your own little world. There’s undeniably something rather magical about a rooftop location, the spanning vistas and sunny skies (weather permitting) that add a spectacular touch to your celebration. Just imagine exchanging vows against London’s skyline as the sun sets across the city. Is there anything more romantic? Not to mention, the picture-perfect backdrop for capturing those treasured memories. You’ll feel on top of the world, in more ways than one.


Not only that, but several of these outdoor spaces even boast their own wedding licences, making it a no-brainer. For the more traditional bride, you could even use one of these sky-high venues as an unforgettable wedding reception location, if you’re wanting something more classic for the ceremony itself.

Whilst you might be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of excellent wedding venues available for your special day, we’ve scoured the city to find the best rooftops on offer, each boasting unique and eye-catching views of everything from the River Thames to Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Whether you’re on the hunt for a central London location for an ultra-chic cocktail and canape reception or one of the capital’s iconic landmarks complete with panoramic views, our guide to the best rooftop wedding venues in London has got you covered.


Rooftop wedding venues in London

London really has it all when it comes to sky-high venues. These central spots are bound to elevate your wedding from glamorous hotels to high-rise spaces at some of the capital's most iconic landmarks.

art'otel, Battersea

the rooftop at art'otel battersea

What: Amongst the buzzy streets of Battersea Power Station stands art’otel: a colourful and vibrant space that, on its own, would make for a truly delightful wedding venue. But combine that with the site's rooftop bar and the space is unparalleled. This artsy and bold backdrop is perfect for those wanting to make a statement, plus there’s on-site accommodation to sweeten the deal. From the 16th floor, you’ll find the rooftop bar, boasting an infinity pool and spanning views of the iconic Power Station chimneys. 
Where: 1 Electric Boulevard, SW11 8BJ
Find out more: art'otel Battersea 

One Hundred Shoreditch, Shoreditch

a couple on the balcony at one hundred shoreditch

What: This trendy East London spot offers several contemporary spaces to host your wedding ceremony. But it’s the rooftop restaurant and terrace, complete with views overlooking the bustling streets, that can really elevate your special day. For a simple, summer wedding, One Hundred Shoreditch comes alive, with its pastel pink bars and terra cotta plant pots. A dreamy and elegant space for those wanting to keep it classic, or a blank canvas backdrop if you're looking for somewhere to bring your vision to life.
Where: 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ
Find out more: One Hundred Shoreditch 

Holmes Hotel, Marylebone

the rooftop at holmes hotel

What: Known for its slightly quirkier spaces, Holmes Hotel Roof Terrace offers an intimate space for just 20 of your nearest and dearest. Host your entire wedding within the walls of this cosy setting, with on-site accommodation and a wedding licence, perfect for those not wanting to travel. Holmes Hotel is also found just down the road from Marylebone Town Hall, arguably one of London’s most glamorous registry offices, if you're looking for a relaxed garden space to host your wedding breakfast, complete with twinkling lights and vibrant foliage, for an idyllic and truly romantic venue.
Where: 83 Chiltern Street, W1U 6NF
Find out more: Holmes Hotel

Madison, City of London

the rooftop at madison

What: London views don’t get much more spectacular than those offered from Madison rooftop. Found on the sixth floor of One New Change, it’s a truly breathtaking spot to enjoy canapes and bubbles with St Paul’s Cathedral just in the background. Exclusive hire of the rooftop can accommodate up to 750 guests, so there’s no need to keep the guest list short with this one. This picturesque outdoor space is bright and airy, bursting with foliage, and bound to add a little bit of magic to your ceremony.
Where: 1 New Change, Rooftop Terrace, EC4M 9AF
Find out more: Madison 

Buffini Chao Deck, Southbank

a couple on the rooftop at buffini chao deck

What: Sitting pretty at the top of London’s National Theatre, Buffini Chao Deck is an adaptable and eye-catching space that can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Perched right on the banks of the River Thames, you can’t go wrong with its rooftop location offering a central space complete with spanning city vistas. Why not host a seated ceremony, followed by a wedding breakfast for up to 100 guests? With the al fresco terrace on offer for a cocktail and canape reception, you can really bring your wedding vision to life with this one.
Where: National Theatre, SE1 9PX
Find out more:
Buffini Chao Deck

South Place Hotel, Liverpool Street

a bride on a balcony at south place hotel

What:South Place Hotel has long been named as an opulent spot to host a wedding, offering a five-star backdrop to make for a memorable celebration. The best part? Here, you’ll find Angler, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, rooftop terrace and bar which offers elite menus, spanning vistas and space for up to 90 guests. Although be warned, this space is only available on a limited basis. So be sure to get in touch before all the dates are swooped up.
Where: 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Find out more: South Place Hotel 

Coq d'Argent, City of London

the rooftop at coq d'argent

What: In the heart of the City of London, you’ll find Coq d’Argent: a modern and relaxing space amongst the high-rise buildings of the area. If you’re looking to leave your guests talking then this could be exactly what you’re looking for with exclusive hire encompassing the restaurant, bar, terraces and garden. You can use the spaces anyway you fancy, really allowing you to create your dream day. This bold location is perfect for larger weddings, accommodating 150 seated or up to 400 for a standing reception.
Where: 1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ
Find out more: Coq d'Argent 

High-rise wedding venues in London

Whilst these ones aren’t strictly rooftops, London’s wedding scene is flooded with sky-high venues where you can say your vows in the clouds. Explore our favourites below.

Shangri-La at The Shard, London Bridge

shangri-la at the shard set up for a wedding ceremony

What: Housed on levels 34 to 52 of this London landmark, the five-star Shangri-La hotel offers a rather luxurious space for an upcoming ceremony, with three different event spaces to choose from. Don't worry though, each comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views that invite you to say 'I do' above the clouds. The Ren Ballroom adds a real sense of grandeur to any reception or wedding breakfast, with capacity of up to 100 guests. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, and offering a pretty glamorous space for accommodation, you're in safe hands here. 
Where: 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Find out more: Shangri-La at The Shard 

Hotel Cafe Royal, Piccadilly Circus

a table set for a wedding breakfast on a terrace at hotel cafe royal

What: If you’re looking for a wedding venue in Piccadilly Circus, then why not try Hotel Cafe Royal with its endless glamour and spaces that are bound to impress? The Pompadour room stands in all its glory with its gold-gilded walls, hanging chandeliers and framed art, but it also offers access to the venue's large terrace, an intimate space to celebrate with just your closest friends and family. Hotel Cafe Royal has hosted a number of well-known faces over the years - if it’s good enough for royalty then it’s good enough for us.
Where: 10 Air Street, W1B 5AB
Find out more: Hotel Cafe Royal 

Searcys at The Gherkin, Aldgate

a wedding reception at searcys at the gherkin

What: Gaze across jaw-dropping city views as you tie the knot in one of London’s most iconic venues. Boasting 360 degree vistas, Searcy’s wedding spaces can be found on the 39th and 40th floors of The Gherkin and can accommodate up to 140 guests. Just imagine celebrating with your nearest and dearest, cracking open a couple of bottles of fizz and enjoying a carefully catered wedding breakfast as the sun sets across the capital’s skyline.
Where: 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
Find out more: Searcys at The Gherkin 

Looking to do something a bit different? Make a statement at one of these unique and unusual wedding venues in London.

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