Unique and unusual wedding venues in London: the quirkiest places to say I do

Browse our edit of the best unique and unusual wedding venues in London. From zoos to boats, we have every quirky wedding venue covered

Updated on 30 July 2019 • Written By Caroline Hendry

Unique and unusual wedding venues in London: the quirkiest places to say I do

Are you planning a wedding in the city? Finding the right venue will be one of the biggest wedding planning decisions you make, so ensure you are well informed and take your time to find a location that is right for you.

If a traditional hotel wedding or a rustic barn celebration sends shivers down your spine then our edit of the best unusual wedding venues in London will be perfect for you.

From museums and boats to hotels where you can host a pool party (yes really!), browse the quirkiest places to say ‘I do’ in the Capital.

Searcy’s at The Gherkin, City of London

If it’s incredible views you are looking for then The Gherkin offers everything you could want. The iconic glass dome at the top of the building is home to Searcy’s restaurant where you can host your wedding reception. Enjoy incredible food and panoramic views over London at this unique venue.

Find out more about Searcy's at The Gherkin

Ham Yard Hotel, Soho

With a number of stylish spaces to choose from, Ham Yard Hotel is ideal for couples who want sophistication that is a little more out of the ordinary. This quirky but luxurious Soho hotel offers the service and attention to detail you would expect from a five-star hotel with the added qualities of fantastic food, a gorgeous setting and even a bowling alley.

The Yacht, Victoria Embankment

Getting married on a boat will definitely give your wedding day a quirky twist. The Yacht is now permanently moored on the north bank of the Thames and is able to hold legal ceremonies as well as elegant wedding receptions. You won’t need to worry about the unpredictable British weather as the top deck terrace and bar is weather-proof. The Yacht holds a licence until 3am so couples looking to throw a serious party will not need to worry about having their celebrations cut short.

Find out more about The Yacht

The Barbican’s Conservatory and Garden Room, East London

Add some botanical style to your London wedding day by saying ‘I do’ in the gorgeous Conservatory and Garden Room at The Barbican. This unique space is home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants. Despite its city location, your guests will feel they have been transported to a lush green rainforest with the ceremony room being encased by trees and tropical vegetation. 

Find out more about The Barbican's Conservatory and Garden Room

Cafe De Paris, West End

This historical Grade II listed building has been the party venue for the rich, famous and the eccentric since it first opened in 1924. If you are looking for an unusual wedding venue that will make serious impact then this fun and colourful destination would be a perfect choice.

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The Bluebird, Chelsea

This Chelsea restaurant was a car garage in a past life, but since a serious makeover, the King’s Road location has been a popular venue of choice for product launches, film premieres and celebrity dinners. The in-house event manager at this unique wedding venue is an experienced wedding planner so you know your big day will be in safe hands. Large wedding parties of up to 250 can take over the main restaurant, while smaller gatherings may feel more at home in The Bluebird Room.

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The Paradise, North West London

For a quirky London wedding venue, The Paradise offers a rustic vibe with its exposed brick walls, wooden floors and luxurious but eclectic furniture. The venue can cater to small and large wedding parties and works to help each couple tailor a unique celebration.

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The Soho Hotel, Soho

Located in the heart of Soho, The Soho Hotel is a fun choice for your city wedding. The decor throughout the hotel is vibrant and varied and you will have a range of rooms to choose from when you are planning you celebrations. With 91 bedrooms in the hotel it is also great if you have guests who are travelling.

London Fields Brewery - The Arches, East London

If you want a unique wedding day that is filled with relaxed vibes and craft beer then London Fields Brewery could be the laid back location you have been searching for. Rows of tables and benches offer a different type of seating arrangement for dinner when compared to the norm, and of course you can have an endless offering of craft beer!

Find out more about London Fields Brewrey

HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment

Have you considered getting married on a boat? HQS Wellington is moored on the Thames at Embankment and offers sweeping views of the South Bank and a setting like no other. If you have your heart set on a totally unique wedding venue then this would be a perfect choice.

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Dead Dolls House, Islington

It’s not just the quirky name that makes this Islington wedding venue a unique choice, the decadent decor is what makes it really stand out. Arranged over three floors, you can use different areas for different aspects of your wedding day and with a capacity of up to 250 it’s also the perfect choice for a large wedding.

Haymarket Hotel, West London

For a completely outrageous and decadent wedding venue, Haymarket Hotel is for you. From its glittering chandeliers to its exquisite wallpaper, this venue is perfect for couples wanting a unique city wedding. The quirky style is completed with a pool that can be included in your wedding day.

Houses of Parliament, Westminster

Yes you really can get married at the Houses of Parliament! Your guests will love the opportunity to visit this historic location and you will certainly be left with some incredible wedding photographs.

SEE MORE: Historic London Wedding Venues

Tower Bridge, West London

Tower Bridge actually has three different rooms where you can say ‘I do’. If you are feeling daring then you could say your vows on the glass-floored high level walkway for a truly epic experience. If heights just aren’t for you then the North Tower Lounge is perfect for small groups, or for a larger party hire the industrial Victorian Engine Rooms.

London Zoo, North West London

London Zoo offer a fantastic wedding package that allows your guests to explore the zoo as part of the wedding experience. Say ‘I do’ amongst some of the most incredible animals - you can even opt to include a live animal experience into your day to really give your guests something to talk about.

The Depot, North London

What about a London wedding venue that also has an escape room? The Depot not only has plenty of chic and industrial style but it is also home to a Handmade Mysteries Escape Room that is available to hire as part of your wedding package.

The Law Society, City of London

The Law Society offers an iconic venue in a central setting. The venue is available for exclusive use and can hold ceremonies as well as receptions. If you have a fairly large wedding party then you also don’t need to worry as the capacity is up to 200.

Find out more about The Law Society

The Groucho Club, West London

This uber-cool private members’ club can now be hired for weddings and the setting is just everything you would expect. Edgy decor and bohemian style oozes through this venue and if you have guests travelling into the city then you will also be able to hire the 20 bedrooms and two apartments that are on site.

Searcys St Pancras Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Central London

 

For some serious indulgence you can’t get more glam that marrying in London’s longest champagne bar. Searcys St Pancras is a Grade I listed train-shed and a century and a half since it opened, it is still at the heart of St Pancras station life. The Grand Terrace (pictured) is fully licenced so you can hold your ceremony and your reception at this truly unique London venue.

Find out more about Searcys St Pancras

Everyman Screen on the Green, North London

Fancy getting hitched in a cinema? We love how Everyman Screen of the Green will put the names of the couple saying ‘I do’ on the board outside the cinema, your guests will love it and it will look incredible in your wedding photos.

Skylon, Central London

With its pretty pink decor and airy high ceilings, Skylon is the destination for an Insta-perfect wedding day. With gorgeous views over the Thames, the vista outside is just as stunning as the interior and the venue can cater for up to 500 guests.

Find out more about Skylon

Percy & Founders, Central London

This stylish bar and restaurant is joined onto the gorgeous Grade II listed Fitzrovia Chapel which is filled with stunning architecture making it a beautiful place to say ‘I do’. The venue’s event manager will help you plan your own bespoke day - from the perfect food to a well-rounded wine list.

Find out more about Percy & Founders

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