If a wedding at a stuffy country manor house is not really your scene, you will be glad to hear that there are plenty of gorgeous wedding venues in the heart of London that can offer modern and attractive ceremonies.
Once such spot is Cinnamon Kitchen, an Indian restaurant that is the brainchild of renowned chef Vivek Singh. Housed in what was originally a warehouse in the City’s Devonshire Square, Cinnamon Kitchen has worked its way to becoming a London landmark for Indian food since first opening its doors to the public in 2008.
While the excellent food may have been the initial draw, Cinnamon Kitchen City’s shiny wedding licence means it can also accommodate civil marriage ceremonies. The venue offers up a trio of event spaces, namely the main dining room, a covered outdoor terrace (which offers protection from the elements) and a cool cocktail bar called Anise.
If you are planning an outdoor wedding, the extensive terrace in the old East India Company ‘covered’ warehouse can host a maximum of 40 guests for seated ceremonies and up to 100 guests if standing. Follow it up, perhaps, with a wedding breakfast in the contemporary dining room that comes with the welcome theatrical touch of a visible tandoor grill, before dancing the night away in the clubby bar space, Anise, next door. The undoubted benefit of hosting your special day at one of London’s most popular dining haunts is access to a delicious food and drinks offering – we are particular fans of the spice-laden cocktails and canapés.
You can hire Cinnamon Kitchen’s City outpost exclusively for 130 guests, or use the 16-seater private dining room for a smaller party. For an extra special touch and to really add to the atmosphere, a colourful Indian-style tent can also be erected on the terrace.