If you only ever go to the City of London in the week, you may not know what an oasis of calm the Square Mile is at the weekend. Brilliantly located by Bank station (on six tube lines) but seven storeys above the City streets below, Coq d’Argent impresses as a wedding venue the moment that guests step out of the lift.
The venue’s standout space is the rooftop garden, which boasts panoramic views of London landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Monument and the Bank of England. The garden is the ultimate backdrop for a Champagne reception when the sun is shining, while heating and a cover ensure that even when it’s not, your guests will stay warm and dry. There’s also a bar terrace which can be hired for wedding receptions for up to 100 guests
Back inside, the restaurant has been one of the best places to eat in the City of London since it was launched by Sir Terence Conran in 1998, offering accomplished French cooking, a blockbuster wine list and attentive service. The atmosphere is as sleek and elegant as you would expect for a destination popular with the expense accounters of the Square Mile – think walnut veneer wall panelling, limestone flooring, soft leather chairs and mocha upholstered banquettes – but the dining room can also be adapted to whatever theme you wish.
A dedicated events manager will help you achieve the look and feel you choose for your wedding, from menu planning and seating plans to flowers and finishing touches. Why not arrange a fireworks display exploding over the London skyline to end your big day with a bang?
150 people can be seated in summer with a dancefloor, 110 people in winter with dancefloor, or there’s room for 300 people for a standing reception.