There’s something incredibly special about wedding venues in London. Vibrant, busy and bursting with creativity, the nation's capital has just about every kind of cool and unusual wedding venue you can imagine. Not to mention all those gorgeous green open spaces.
If you're looking to tie the knot right around the corner from Big Ben, or wave to the Royals at Buckingham palace after the 'I Dos', you'll love this cool and quirky selection. From quirky West End theatres and glamorous wedding venues to low-key London registry offices and intimate small wedding venues - we have something for every kind of city-loving couple.
The Best Wedding Venues in London
We're well aware that the sheer volume of wedding venues in London could leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, so we’ve compiled a list of the 21 best urban settings. Take your pick and thank us later!
1. The Old Parish Hall - East London
If you are looking to make your mark in London city, look no further than The Old Parish Hall. This ultra-chic wedding venue is a 220 square-metre blank canvas, with vaulted ceilings, parquet flooring, and charming historic features. From the ceremony to the wedding reception, you are free to unleash your inner design extraordinaire across the length and breadth of this stunning hall.
And if letting your dream Pinterest board have full reign wasn't enough, The Old Parish Hall boasts a hire package filled with exciting extras, including exclusive use of the property - including the professional kitchen! So there you have it, a chance to host the ultimate custom wedding with your choice of caterers and all in London's bustling centre. Need we say more?
2. Antillean - Southwark
A trendy setting awash with bright, airy interiors, Antillean offers a stylish oasis in the midst of South East London, close to both Southwark and Waterloo stations. Designed to embrace the serene vibes of the Antilles islands, this restaurant wedding venue is bursting with culture. It's an incredible restaurant wedding venue which showcases unique culinary explorations inspired by the Pan-Caribbean food scene.
This minimalist, industrial space is perfect for memorable wedding celebrations, whether it's a rehearsal dinner, shower, or reception. With a choice of semi-private and private spaces available, you can enjoy an evening with tapas dishes, colourful food, and a rich selection of exotic rum-based cocktails from around the world - allowing you to enjoy the perks of a tropical destination wedding in London's beating heart. And that's before factoring in their Caribbean jazz brunch experience.
3. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard - Southwark
With its entrance on level 34 of The Shard, the Shangri-La Hotel offers the height of luxury in one of London's most iconic buildings. With impressive panoramic views of the city's vibrant skyline, this five-star wedding venue gives you front-row seats to London's famous sights. Getting married here offers couples the incredible opportunity to exchange vows against the most breathtaking backdrop filled with beloved landmarks like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral.
And if the sweeping view of London's skyline wasn't enough, the venue boasts three distinctive reception rooms which will leave you spoilt for choice. Whether you're looking for an intimate ceremony, a private dining experience or full-blown opulence - this London wedding venue has something for you! Looking out over The Thames and London Bridge, this bright and airy spot has full-length windows to offer your guests the most unforgettable view.
Meanwhile, the in-house events team will ensure everything from your wedding breakfast to the first dance is exactly how you envisioned it to be. As the night comes to a close, you can fall asleep to the city lights in any one of the 202 luxurious bedrooms and suites at the Shangri-La.
4. The Barbican Centre – Barbican
If you're after an unusual wedding venue in London, the Barbican Conservatory will surpass your expectations! It's an intriguing, intimate, breathtaking backdrop that will make you feel like you're in another world.
Step inside the famous brutalist building and say ‘I do’ surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and tranquil fish pools. The impressive conservatory is yours to explore, providing a trove of enchanting corners and vast greenery to play backdrop to wedding photos. For the wedding breakfast, the Garden Room offers a sweet haven with incredible views of the London skyline.
And if the Barbican Conservatory's impressive interiors don't floor your guests, no doubt in-house caterers Searcys will do the trick, crafting a wedding dining experience they'll never forget.
5. The NoMad London - Covent Garden
Formerly The Bow Street Magistrates' Court, NoMad London's courtroom has been re-imagined as an awe-inspiring wedding venue with an impressive ballroom for up to 120 guests. If you're after something smaller, you can choose The Fielding or De Veil Rooms, both of which are perfect for an intimate reception dinner or a cocktail party.
The Magistrates' Ballroom is a stunning site for your wedding, surrounded by an atmospheric mural that'll make the space feel magical. Once you've danced the night away, guests can stay in one of the 91 rooms and suites, all designed by New York interior design team Roman and Williams. The hotel is a mix of English traditional heritage with sparks of New York cool that will make you want to explore every corner.
6. The Zetter Townhouse – Clerkenwell
The quirky Zetter Townhouse is a real hidden gem nestled away in the historic and trendy area of Clerkenwell. A gorgeous Georgian townhouse filled with antiques, taxidermy, and cool collectables, it boasts plenty of charm and character, as well as a plethora of rooms to host your wedding in. This city wedding venue is perfect if you're looking for a unique and unusual setting for your special day.
For intimate celebrations, say ‘I do’ in their quintessential, intimate dining room with space for just 12 of your closest family and friends. Alternatively, you can hire the whole venue exclusively for up to 120 guests - this includes the venue's 13 bespoke bedrooms, the stylish cocktail lounge, all private dining rooms, staff and the keys to the Instagram-worthy front door.
7. The Ned – Bank
If style and grandeur are your top priorities, you’d be silly not to pay a visit to The Ned - the stunning brain-child of London's Soho House & Co and New York's Sydell Group.
One of London's coolest hotels, The Ned boasts a members’ club, several sought-after restaurants, and arguably the capital's best-kept rooftop pool - all set in the iconic former Midland Bank building. Dripping with Art Deco splendour, the entrance lobby is enough to leave your jaw on the floor, thanks to its high ceilings and beautiful emerald green marble pillars.
The hotel's historic sixth floor is devoted entirely to weddings, with six private hire rooms and terraces available in the 3,000 square-meter space, each one as elegant as the next. Whether you’ve got 10 or 200 guests, the team here at The Ned will cater to you!
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8. Kew Gardens – Kew
Kew Gardens is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the capital, offering couples something totally different in the country's capital. Set within 300 acres of picturesque gardens, this World Heritage Site is a vibrant botanical wonderland that would create the perfect backdrop for any wedding!
There is an abundance of reception rooms to choose from and combine as you desire. You could host your ceremony in the Nash Conservatory and soak in the sights over a wedding breakfast in the Orangery before toasting your day with an elegant drinks reception in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. In addition, Kew’s breath-taking Temperate House—the largest glasshouse in the world—offers a glistening cathedral housing 10,000 plants, making it one of the most unique wedding venues in London.
If a large Asian wedding is on the cards, Kew’s ability to host high numbers of guests makes it an excellent choice. Definitely worth a visit!
9. Searcys at The Gherkin – City of London
Can you picture it now? Tying the knot in front of the capital’s sweeping skyline before sipping on Champagne as the sun sets over the city. Searcys at the Gherkin’s gives you all this and more.
You'll toast your day at the very top of the Gherkin, right underneath the dome, before dining on a bespoke menu created by talented head chef Daniel Loftin. This radiant setting offers plenty of space for up to 140 guests, but if you're looking for something smaller, the cloud-inspired private dining rooms can provide the same backdrop for 10 to 60 guests.
One thing’s for sure: if you choose this venue, you’ll be celebrating in style.
10. Queen’s House – Greenwich
Sitting in the heart of Greenwich Park is the Queen’s House, a London wedding venue boasting history and style in equal measure. This former royal residence boasts spectacular views across the gardens of the historic borough, all the way to the River Thames and beyond.
You can host your ceremony and wedding breakfast in the Great Hall, its impressive marble reception room adds a grand touch to your romantic day. In between, you can soak in the sunshine and the atmosphere of Greenwich's upscale surroundings with drinks on the lawn. If you want a more intimate wedding, the Orangery and South Parlours are great alternatives, boasting natural light and character.
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11. Wilton's Music Hall – East London
If you're on the hunt for a rustic wedding venue steeped in history, Wilton's Music Hall may be exactly what you're looking for. First built in 1858, this eclectic Grade II-listed building bears the accolade of being one of London's last remaining music halls. Holding its place in East London for over 150 years, this ornate setting has a number of quirky features, from its Victorian staircase to its 1920s cocktail bar.
A photographer's dream, the venue offers a trove of vintage fixtures, distinctive rooms, and characterful industrial accents. As the lucky couple, you get the opportunity to exchange your vows under the glow of spotlights on the venue's licensed stage.
Available for exclusive hire for weddings of up to 250 guests, this finely-aged music hall is ideal for any theme, with stunning balconies, sky-lit rooms, and antique fixtures ripe for the taking. It's the perfect choice for film buffs and couples looking for a super unique wedding venue.
12. Winchester House – Putney
Winchester House is a private members’ club on the banks of the Thames that exudes sophistication. Located just a stone’s throw from Putney Bridge, this 19th-century property features stunning river views and lush green gardens, giving it a rural countryside vibe - an impressive feat in the heart of London.
What’s more, the house boasts half an acre of private gardens that are ideal for hosting a barbecue or street food feast if you’re getting married in the summer. For winter weddings, the cosy interiors of the house add a much-appreciated welcoming atmosphere, while the neutral décor lend themselves to any aesthetic you wish. With plenty photo and dining opportunities, you really can't get a much better venue for an intimate city wedding.
13. Battersea Arts Centre - Wandsworth
Bursting with history and atmosphere, Battersea Arts Centre is the perfect venue for couples who want to add a little theatrical flair to their day. The former Victorian Town Hall has the most incredible natural architecture, including an opulent marble staircase for your arrival, a mosaic-domed entrance hall, and a stunning lattice ceiling.
While the Grand Hall can seat 600, intimate weddings will also find a pride of place here. The Octagonal Hall and Members' Library make a gorgeous backdrop for dancing, drinking and dining. It's a blank canvas for you to transform as you see fit, and the in-house caterers are happy to make a special meal that complements your vision of the day.
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14. Cutty Sark – Greenwich
Have you ever considered saying your vows aboard one of the world’s most famous and beautiful ships? The Cutty Sark has opened its doors for couples to say ‘I do’ on the Tween Deck or Dry Berth, with the chance to dine and dance beneath the gleaming hull of the boat.
This gorgeous riverside wedding venue sits in Greenwich and will have you and your guests wowed from start to finish. Cutty Sark specialises in immersive wedding experiences, allowing you and your wedding party to enjoy drinks on the deck after the vows and exclusive access to the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site.
Once you return to the boat for your reception, a glass canopy around the hull will let in the evening lights of London from above, creating an warm and exciting atmosphere for dining and dancing all night long.
15. The Bluebird Restaurant – Chelsea
Located on the iconic King’s Road in West London, the Bluebird Restaurant offers couples the opportunity to host a stylish destination wedding close to the haunts of the city's famous fashion elite. Walk in the footsteps of Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood with a range of vibrantly decorated suites for your ceremony and reception.
Since the venue is an award-winning restaurant, guests will be free to enjoy creations from the ever-changing Bluebird menu. There is a variety of canapés and bowl food on offer, and you can even create a bespoke cocktail menu to complement the dishes you’ve chosen. We love this as a venue for food-lovers!
16. Fulham Palace – Fulham
Fulham Palace is a country house wedding venue set in the heart of London, giving couples the best of both worlds. Steeped in history, the architecture is truly spectacular and the landscaped gardens create an incredible photography backdrop.
As for your wedding ceremony, you will have plenty of choices between the nearby church or Fulham Palace’s very own chapel. If it is a civil ceremony you’re hoping for, there’s a range of function rooms which would be perfect.
Head to the Great Hall after you’ve said your vows for a seated meal fit for 90 before welcoming a further 60 for an evening reception. If you have a more lavish event in mind, the romantic and airy marquee is a fantastic outdoor wedding venue alternative that seats up to 180 guests.
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17. 10-11 Carlton House Terrace - Westminster
Sitting in the heart of Westminster, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace offers an elegant oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of central London. Home to former Prime Minister William Gladstone, this amazing Georgian townhouse overlooks St James's Park and The Mall and showcases the best that period design and Georgian architecture has to offer.
Within this idyllic townhouse, you will find an array of distinctive spaces - each one is ornate and charming in its own way. How you choose to celebrate your day is entirely up to you, with exclusive hire available as well as private use of some of the smaller rooms for more intimate engagements.
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18. The County Arms – Wandsworth
Dreaming of hosting a magical winter wedding? This pub wedding venue, which sits proudly opposite Wandsworth Common, is a very strong contender. A traditional family-run pub, The County Arms features quirky interiors, hearty British food, and large open fires which roar away in the colder months.
Available to host up to 150 guests for a party with DJ, champagne and canapés, the venue is equally perfect for a small sit-down dinner with just your closest friends and family. We couldn’t dream up a cosier pub wedding venue if we tried.
19. The Natural History Museum – South Kensington
If you and your other half love nothing more than a date at the museum, why not host your wedding at one of the most renowned in the country? We couldn't think of a more unique and memorable place to get married than the Natural History Museum!
The museum's most iconic space, The Hintze Hall, includes sweeping high ceilings, a grand staircase, and a 25m whale skeleton diving through the centre. What a show stopper!
As for the surrounding galleries, they're bursting with unique and interesting artefacts giving your guests plenty to explore, Champagne glass in hand - of course!
20. The Depot – Kings Cross
The Depot is one of the capital’s coolest wedding venues with bags of character, individual charm, and some of the chicest interiors around. Just a stone's throw from Caledonian Road and Kings Cross stations, this restaurant wedding venue can comfortably host parties of up to 280, where your guests can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, tonnes of craft beer, and a truly delicious menu.
To top it all off, The Depot has its very own escape rooms which you can exclusively hire for an extra cost. What says wedding romance better than cracking comedic clues and an immersive theatrical experience?
21. Singer Tavern – Shoreditch
If you love the botanical colour scheme, Singer Tavern may be the perfect London wedding venue for you. A Grade-II listed pub tucked deep in Shoreditch, this hip venue combines industrial style with cool, vibrant brickwork and large windows.
Once the home of Singer Sewing Machines, this fun and stylish setting is a great match for trendy couples who want an Instagram-worthy backdrop. During the day, streams of natural light will make light work of the wedding photography, and come night, the venue transforms into a cosy spot worthy of a wedding.
Your wedding guests will be spoiled for choice when deciding between food and drink options provided by award-winning chefs and expert mixologists.
22. Fora Spaces – Southwark
If you are after a city wedding venue that is uber-hip with a dash of minimalist magic, Fora Spaces is an excellent choice. It's a collective of chic, open venues and offices designed to maximise wellbeing and feel-good vibes. Think bright, breezy spaces with loads of natural light (photographers rejoice) and clean décor straight off a Pinterest board.
For wedding events, Fora Spaces offers a vast selection of sites, including a stunning gallery-style setting in London's design hub—complete with a private terrace—and the super-modern Spitalfields Conservatory near Liverpool Street Station.
Our personal favourite has got to be Top Floor Borough, which boasts an irresistible industrial aesthetic and an interconnected roof garden. It's the ultimate city haven with plenty of interesting sections where up to 200 guests can mingle and soak in the city atmosphere.
23. New Moon – Leadenhall Market
So you want a real authentic London wedding venue, a local hotspot filled with energy, and a trove of nooks and crannies. New Moon may be exactly what you need.
Nestled in the historic Leadenhall Market (commonly known by Harry Potter fans as Diagon Alley), this iconic pub is awash with old-world charm and eclectic décor. It's pays homage to the 14th-century market with its striking architecture and mood lighting. Not to mention, its open layout is ideal for couples looking for a space to make their own.
With a capacity of 100 standing guests and 60 seated, it's perfect for slightly larger weddings, but won't feel like an empty space if you have a smaller wedding party.
24. Enderby House – Greenwich
While we're on the topic of cool pub wedding venues, Enderby House takes the quintessential London tavern to a whole new stylish level. It's a venue with lots of eclectic charm and authentic décor, but with the added sparkle of gold crown moulding and a cathedral ceiling.
This marvellous venue boasts three floors, all with uniquely decorated function suites, like the vibrant Garden Room or the worldly Collectors Room. The Octagon Room is the room that packs the most punch, with an interior design palette that will instantly spare the wedding décor budget.
Yes, if multiple function spaces and photo-worthy interiors weren't enough, Enderby House is perfectly located to explore one of London's most sought-after neighbourhoods - Greenwich.
25. Dulwich Picture Gallery – Dulwich
As we wrap up our tour of the best London wedding venues, it feels only right to end it on a historic note with the iconic Dulwich Picture Gallery. The famous gallery is home to an incredible collection of Old Master paintings and was designed by the famed British architect, Sir John Soane.
The Dulwich Picture Gallery is a wonderful wedding venue for couples who appreciate fine art and history. Naturally, the ultra-grand Soane Gallery is a top pick amongst nearly-weds. Known for its rich red walls and interlinking rooms adorned with baroque paintings, this timeless space can host banquets for up to 120 people.
The venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and boasts a three-acre landscaped garden (ideal for photos), so you can skip the mid-wedding traffic and host your entire day in one unforgettable location. Perfection.
Are you after something even more unusual? Take a look at our round-up of the most unique wedding venues in the capital. We’ve even thrown in a bowling alley for good measure!