Carnivorous couples will rejoice at this popular City steakhouse, where the menu is stacked with the best quality British beef. Hawksmoor may boast sites around the capital (as well as outposts in Manchester, Edinburgh and New York), but its Guildhall location is the only one in the portfolio where it is possible to get hitched.
Hawksmoor Guildhall hosts weddings in a subterranean space with a rather distinguished and classic style – think mahogany panelling lining the walls and teak that forms parquet flooring. Although a carnivorous post-vows feast is perhaps what makes the most sense here, it is also possible for couples to keep all of the day’s celebrations under one roof, with the dining room at Hawksmoor Guildhall licensed to play host to both your ceremony and reception.
The 100-capacity venue also benefits from a separate bar that can host a cocktail and canapé hour prior to the traditional wedding breakfast. If you are eyeing up getting married at a branch of Hawksmoor, we imagine it’s at least in part because you love steak. On the big day, the happy couple (and their guests) can enjoy special sharing menus which allow everyone to sample a range of different cuts. Adding to the sense of indulgence and fun, the medley of steaks are all pre-sliced and served in cast-iron skillets in the middle of the table, so that they can be enjoyed family-style.
There’s no need to worry about friends or relatives that don’t eat meat either, as Hawksmoor Guildhall can cater to vegetarians, vegans and any other dietary requirements that you or your guests may have. The menus on the day can be accompanied by carefully selected wines, while the bar team can design bespoke cocktail menus for your special day if you are looking to forgo the traditional Champagne reception.