There’s something really special about getting married in London, and if you have dreams of getting hitched in the capital then you’re really spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect London wedding venue.
It’s a city which has a little bit of everything, from quirky theatres to glamorous hotels and perfectly British pub wedding venues.
Despite this, the sheer volume of wedding venues in London could leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, so we’ve compiled a list of 18 of the best.
Take your pick and thank us later!
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1. The Zetter Townhouse – Clerkenwell
The quirky Zetter Townhouse is a 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.
For intimate celebrations, say ‘I do’ in the Dining Room with space for just 12 guests. You can exclusively hire the whole venue for up to 120 guests too, including their 13 bespoke bedrooms, cocktail lounge, private dining rooms, staff and the keys to the famous front door. Imagine how fun that would be!
With signature cocktails and a menu dreamed up by accomplished head chef Ben Boeynaems, you’ll never want your day to end at this unique East London treasure.
2. The Ned – Bank
If style and grandeur are your top priorities, you’d be silly not to pay a visit to London’s coolest opening of the decade.
The Ned is a hotel, members’ club and collection of restaurants set in the iconic former Midland Bank building.
The entrance lobby is enough to leave your jaw on the floor thanks to its high ceilings and beautiful emerald green marble pillars.
As you explore the venue further, you’ll learn that there are six private hire rooms and terraces within the complex, all as elegant as one another.
Whether you’ve got 10 or 200 guests, there will be a space which has your name on it. There’ll also be a brass and chandelier-adorned suite ready for you to spend your first night as a married couple.
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3. The Barbican Centre – Barbican
The Barbican Centre is one of the most unusual wedding venues in London, since it gives you the opportunity to say ‘I do’ surrounded by tropical plants and tranquil fish pools.
You’ll say your vows in the impressive conservatory area, before turning your attention to your wedding photographs (which will be completely enchanting thanks to the array of charming backdrops).
For your wedding breakfast, the Garden Room is perfect. It leads off of the Conservatory and boasts incredible views of the London skyline. Your guests will be totally wowed.
4. Café Royal – Soho
Is there anywhere more iconically London than Regent Street? On this world-famous road you’ll find the equally impressive Café Royal, an awe-inspiring hotel which has been hosting weddings for over 150 years!
Oozing with elegance, ambiance and classic grandeur, a wedding in one of their function rooms – from ballrooms to bars – will be unforgettable.
The opulent, Grade II-listed Pompadour Ballroom is one of their most magnificent function spaces, while the understated Queensbury Suite is ideal for more intimate, chic functions. With a pool, sauna, spa and plenty of guest rooms, it’s the ideal base for guests to relax and explore all London has to offer from.
With an experienced team on hand to help you plan, you can be certain your day will be unparalleled at this romantic hotel.
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5. Searcys at The Gherkin – City of London
The spectacular view of the London skyline is Searcys at the Gherkin’s USP.
There is something just so sophisticated about tying the knot in front of the capital’s sweeping skyline before sipping on champagne as the sun sets over the city.
What’s more, foodie couples looking for a venue which prides itself on delicious eats should look no further, since head chef Daniel Loftin will work with you to create a wonderful, bespoke menu for your wedding day.
One thing’s for sure: if you choose this venue you’ll be celebrating in style.
6. Queen’s House – Greenwich
Sitting in the heart of Greenwich Park is the Queen’s House, a London wedding venue which is steeped in history and style.
It is an exquisite former royal residence that boasts spectacular views across the gardens of historic Greenwich, to the River Thames and Canary Wharf beyond.
After your summer wedding ceremony, enjoy sunshine-lit drinks on the lawns before heading inside to the Great Hall – an impressive marble reception room perfect for your wedding breakfast.
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7. Asylum Chapel – Peckham
Image: Helen Abraham Photography
Couples looking for a stripped-back, rustic wedding venue should consider Asylum Chapel, a grade II listed building bursting with history.
This place is a total blank canvas meaning you’ll have ample opportunity to go all out with your wedding flowers and candles. When this chapel is dressed, it looks endlessly romantic.
Image: Helen Abraham Photography
You’ll have free reign on your catering and bar arrangements, and although there is no accommodation at this venue, it is only 10 minutes away from London Bridge station, so there’ll be plenty of surrounding hotels to recommend to your guests.
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8. The Rosendale – Dulwich
If it is a quirky British pub wedding venue that you’re after, then we think you’ll love The Rosendale Pub and Garden in Dulwich.
The interiors here are charming, the food is hearty and the wine list is surprisingly extensive.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s three gorgeous alfresco areas which can be included in your hire, DJ facilities and capacity for up to 250 guests.
You’ll be looked after wonderfully if you choose to get married here!
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9. Winchester House – Putney
Winchester House is a private members’ club on the banks of the Thames which oozes class and sophistication.
It sits just a stone’s throw from Putney Bridge and has stunning river views.
What’s more, the house boasts half an acre of private gardens which make the perfect place to host a barbecue or street food feast if you’re getting married in the summer.
Photo opportunities are plentiful, and for a more intimate city centre wedding, you can’t get a much better venue.
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10. Cutty Sark – Greenwich
Have you ever considered saying your vows aboard one of the world’s most famous and beautiful ships? Cutty Sark has opened its doors for couples to say ‘I do’ beneath the gleaming hull of the boat.
This gorgeous riverside wedding venue sits in Greenwich and will have you and your guests wowed.
Enjoy drinks on the deck after you’ve said your vows plus access to the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site.
As 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 atmospheric space for dining and dancing all night long.
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11. The Bluebird Restaurant – Chelsea
Hoping to host a small and intimate wedding? Book Chelsea’s Grade II listed Bluebird Restaurant for your celebrations.
Located on the iconic King’s Road in West London, the Bluebird would make a stunning venue for your wedding day.
It has a range of beautifully decorated function rooms for your ceremony and reception, and a chic ambience throughout.
Since the venue is an award winning restaurant, guests will 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 completely bespoke cocktail menu to compliment the dishes you’ve chosen. We love this place!
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12. Fulham Palace – Fulham
Fulham Palace is a county house wedding venue set in the heart of London – not a combination you usually hear of.
That’s what makes it so unique: the house is steeped in history and the architecture is beautiful, whilst the gardens are landscaped and make for the perfect photograph backdrop.
There are plenty of choices for your ceremony. There is a church a short walk away, 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 – it seats 90 for a meal and 150 for an evening reception. The marquee is a fantastic outdoor alternative that seats up to 180 guests.
13. Kew Gardens – Kew
Kew Gardens is one of the most beautiful sites in the capital, so hosting your wedding here would be unforgettable.
Set within 300 acres of beautiful gardens, this World Heritage Site provides a beautiful venue for your big day with a botanical twist.
There are plenty of reception rooms to choose from, but here at Hitched we loved the Orangery for your wedding breakfast and the Princess of Wales Conservatory for an elegant drinks reception.
In addition, in summer 2018, Kew’s breathtaking Temperate House – the largest glasshouse in the world – reopened after a five year closure. The result? A glistening cathedral housing 10,000 plants, making it one of the most unique wedding venues in London.
If you’re hosting a large, Asian wedding, Kew’s ability to host high numbers of guests would make it the perfect choice. This venue is definitely worth a visit!
14. Millennium Gloucester Hotel – South Kensington
Up next is another large capacity wedding venue, this time in the shape of the Millennium Hotel group’s Kensington offering.
This elegant four-star hotel wedding venue offers everything you could need for an unforgettable day.
It is conveniently positioned in close proximity to lots of transport links and has a superb selection of function rooms for a range of guest list sizes.
We love the magnificent Conservatory – it is a six storey glass atrium where lit up palm trees create a unique and exciting atmosphere.
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15. Dartmouth House – Mayfair
Sitting in the heart of Mayfair, Dartmouth House is the perfect place for an elegant and sophisticated celebration. It really is fit for a princess!
The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests, and the entire property is available for exclusive hire at evenings or weekends. You can totally relax with all your friends and family.
Once you’ve said your vows, the splendid Courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy champagne and canapés. It would be delightful on a warm summer’s evening!
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16. The County Arms – Wandsworth
Dreaming of hosting a magical winter wedding? We think this pub wedding venue, which sits proudly opposite Wandsworth Common, would be the most idyllic of options.
The County Arms is a traditional family-run pub with large open fires which roar away in the colder months, quirky interiors and hearty, British food.
It hosts up to 150 guests for a party with DJ, champagne and canapés, but is equally perfect for a small sit-down dinner with just your closest friends and family.
We couldn’t dream up a cosier wedding venue if we tried.
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17. 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 the most iconic in the country?
Whether your day is set to be informal or creative and spectacular, the Natural History Museum has a space to suit.
Really push the boat out and host your big day in the Hintze Hall – the museum’s largest space which has a 25m whale skeleton diving through the centre. Yes, really.
The surrounding galleries make for an adventure in their own right… your guests won’t be bored for a second as they explore the building, champagne glass in hand.
18. The Depot – Kings Cross
The Depot is one of the capital’s coolest wedding venues – it has bags of character and individual charm and some of the coolest interiors around.
Close to Caledonian Road and Kings Cross stations, this restaurant wedding venue can host parties of up to 280.
It offers a relaxed atmosphere, tonnes of craft beer and a truly delicious menu.
Despite all of this, our favourite feature has got to be the Escape Rooms. Can you think of a better afternoon-lull activity?!
For an extra cost, you can exclusively hire this attraction on top of the rest of the venue, and your guests can enjoy cracking comedic clues and immersive theatre in an hour-long experience.
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Are you after something even more unusual? Take a look out our round-up of the most unique wedding venues in the capital. We’ve even thrown in a bowling alley for good measure!