You might think your work’s cut out for you finding a cheap wedding venue in London.
But don’t give up so fast – there are plenty of excellent value spots in London to host your big day! From pubs and restaurants to some of the Capital’s most iconic venues, you’ll find somewhere you love and that fits in your wedding budget.
We rounded up 12 of our favourite cheap wedding venues in London. Take a look through these and search for more in your area through our venue search.
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If you can’t see one you love here, look for town halls, pubs, independent restaurants, breweries, community spaces, and theatres in your local area for a bargain venue. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite cheap wedding venues across the UK too if you’re outside London.
Trafalgar Tavern – Greenwich
A former haunt of Charles Dickens, this historic tavern has heaps of character and charm. Beautiful balconies and bay windows look out over the Thames, guaranteeing gorgeous wedding photos, while inside their newly-refurbished rooms are full of Regency grandeur. The Trafalgar Tavern is an affordable wedding venue in London anyway, but they have a Twilight Package that is £3,795 for 50 guests with a buffet or hog roast included in a private room from 7pm-midnight.
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Gatti’s – Moorgate
This Italian restaurant in the heart of London has a phenomenal deal running until the end of August 2019. You can get a three-course wedding breakfast, venue hire and toasting champagne for £5,000 for 100 guests. Blending traditional Italian cuisine with romantic décor and an elegant bar, you’ll step out of the hustle and bustle of London into your own Little Italy.
Islington Assembly Hall – Islington
For an atmospheric urban wedding, the Grade II-listed Islington Assembly Hall is a brilliant choice. Featuring a magnificent stage, glitterball and PA system, this iconic music venue is the perfect setting for a big celebration. Dry hire begins at £3,850, and you can get a 10% discount through Hitched! Bringing in your own alcohol and caterers instead of having to use recommended suppliers is a fantastic way to cut costs as you can shop around.
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Regent’s College – Regent’s Park
Set in the heart of one of London’s most beautiful parks, the stunning Regent’s College feels a million miles away from the city around it. The formal gardens and beautiful lakes make the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos; the lawns are ideal for a summer drinks reception; and there’s even a secret garden for a secluded shoot of the happy couple. It can host everything from a lavish marquee reception to an intimate dinner, and their all-inclusive package starts at £100 per person.
Queen Mary University London – Mile End
The book lovers among you will let out a little squeal of joy at this hidden gem. You can marry in the impressive Octagon at Queen Mary’s University, where colourful books line the walls and a beautiful domed ceiling sits above you. It’s a unique venue for your ceremony and reception and their reception packages start at £90 pp for a minimum of 100 guests – very reasonable for the area and venue size. Dry hire also available.
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London Rowing Club – Putney
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Set on Putney Embankment, this famous rowing club has space for up to 100 seated guests in the Long Room or 250 evening guests across the venue. A 20 metre long balcony gives you panoramic views over the river Thames, while the walls are adorned with interesting rowing memorabilia and pictures. Full of character, you can choose everything from a finger buffet her to banquet style feasting to fit your budget. Venue hire starts from just £750 and there’s no minimum spend at the bar.
The Bull and Gate – Kentish Town
Located in one of London’s most dynamic areas, this pub wedding venue has two beautiful spaces to host your wedding. The dining room will fit 80 seated guests, while the opulent Boulogne bar can fit 35 seated and 60 standing. With venue hire starting from £50 for the bar and £500 for the dining room, their packages begin at just £35 pp for a delicious menu including smoked salmon and Brixham crab terrine, crisp polenta and bloody Mary sauce, and chocolate and banana brownie. Their Platinum package is still only an excellent £55 per guest.
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Bromley Court Hotel – Bromley
Sitting in two acres of landscaped gardens in south east London is Bromley Court Hotel. With 117 bedrooms, it’s an excellent choice if you have guests coming from further afield who need to stay over. They have an incredible Snowflake Package, running from November to March in 2019 and 2020. For £2019 for a minimum of 30 guests, you get everything from arrival drinks to your wedding breakfast, evening buffet and even a 1st anniversary meal for the couple.
The Amadeus – Maida Vale
Situated in the gorgeous area of London’s Little Venice, The Amadeus is easy to reach and perfectly placed for beautiful wedding photos in the surrounding area. Formerly a Welsh Presbyterian chapel, it’s now a dry-hire events space that’s perfect for hosting an affordable wedding. The Upper Hall can hold up to 120, while the Lower Hall holds up to 60 for more intimate weddings. There’s no corkage fee for bringin in your own alcohol, a night cleaner is included in the price of the venue, and their six recommended caterers can work with your budget.
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The Charlotte – Southwark
This vibrant gastropub and bar sits in old railway arches in heart of Southwark. Their décor is trendy and unique, with Union Jack’s draping the walls, cool neon signs, chic tiling and luxe booths. If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, where a stocked bar and good music are top priority, The Charlotte delivers. It’s in easy reach of plenty of tube lines, and their chefs can work with you to accommodate your menu needs. For a minimum spend of £4,000, the venue is yours exclusively.
Lovekyn Chapel – Kingston
If you’re looking for a truly cheap wedding venue, just a stone’s throw from London, Lovekyn Chapel in the heart of Kingston is perfect. This intimate medieval chapel is licensed for non-religious civil ceremonies for up to 60 guests. Featuring a grand piano, wonderful acoustics, stained glass windows, free silk flower decorations and a courtyard garden to serve drinks, it’s got so many wonderful features. This isn’t a reception venue, but hire for the ceremony and an hour’s champagne reception afterwards is only £480 for 62 people – an absolute bargain! You’re nearby lots of nice pubs and restaurants in Kingston to continue on the celebrations.
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Southbank Centre – South Bank
You might think the iconic venue will be far beyond your budget, but think again. One of the best examples of post-war British architecture, this central London venue boasts floor-to-ceiling views across some of the Capital’s biggest landmarks, including the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. With space for up to 160 guests – and more intimate rooms available too – their venue hire until 2020 is only £2,150 + VAT. Much more affordable than you might expect.
Linden House – Hammersmith
This Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse stands on the banks of River Thames. With dramatic river views, a beautiful facade and rooms full of charm, this is a wedding photographer’s dream – and pretty perfect for the couple too! They have their own excellent caterers able to whip up everything from three-course banquets to an afternoon tea spread, but you can bring in external suppliers at an extra cost. Room hire rates start from £80 an hour.
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Kachette – Shoreditch
Shoreditch is one of the trendiest parts of London and Kachette lives up to the hype. Housed in the former ticket hall of the old Shoreditch railway station, this warehouse-chic even space features exposed brickwork, polished concrete floors and exposed rigging. Laden with bags of vintage charm, you can choose between two arches or both, depending on your number of guests. Dry hire for the quirky Arch 1, which seats 60, starts from £3,500 + VAT. Check out sister Shoreditch Studios too.
Patch, St Paul’s – Blackfriars
This colourful pub can cater for up to 400, with no hire fees (although there is a minimum spend), a vast array of food and drink options and bespoke packages. It’s been voted the home of the ‘best happy hour in the city’ so if a party is top of your agenda, this might be the spot. Patch comes with a late licence, full DJ and AV kit, and photo booths so lots of your entertainment is already sorted. Plus, it’s close to St Paul’s itself if you want to do a little photoshoot.
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