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20 Best London Pub Wedding Venues for Laidback Nearlyweds

London's calling! Celebrate at one of these seriously stylish urban pub venues, complete with buzzing bars and jaw-dropping cityscape views

Red brick pub building on a street corner with union jack and trees

Surrounded by iconic landmarks and photo ops at every turn, London’s pub wedding venues are a great choice for an elegant but relaxed big day.

Whether you want to celebrate with a champagne-soaked reception, enjoy some of the best of British gastro-pub cuisine or dance 'til dawn thanks to a late licence, the capital’s boozers are some of the best venues in the UK – and a great choice for laidback couples who love a party.

Most also cater for a range of different wedding guest list sizes, too.

From modern pub restaurants and brasseries to charming historic taverns, here are the 20 best venues for pub weddings in London.

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1. The Admiral Hardy – Greenwich

Pub room laid for wedding meal with white round tables, wooden chairs and a balcony

Located on the corner of buzzing Greenwich Market, the charming Admiral Hardy is a chic and historical spot for a London pub wedding.

Situated on the second floor is the spectacular Clarence Hall – a space fully dedicated to weddings and events, with stunning high ceilings, a private bar, and a capacity of up to 150 standing or 90 seated guests.

For more intimate celebrations, say ‘I do’ in The Hardy Room, which can host up to 40 seated or 60 standing.

Whichever space you choose, you’ll be treated to a delicious array of menu options and an excellent list of locally sourced beers, wines, and spirits.

And with the Cutty Sark and the banks of the Thames located across the road, and Greenwich Park around the corner, you’ll find plenty of spots for photos, too.

“The waiting staff were fantastic and very attentive – we got lots of compliments from family and friends on [the] service,” says one Hitched user.

  • Capacity: 150 (standing); 90 (seated)
  • Pricing: Menus from £35
  • Deals: Check out remaining dates in January and February 2025 for exclusive use of Clarence Hall and The Hardy Room at a reduced minimum spend of just £6,000. Enjoy up to 50% off midweek weddings, too - check their listing for more.

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2. The County Arms – Wandsworth

Pub event room divided into two with wooden chairs, gallery walls, wooden beams and hanging lights

Located at the north end of Trinity Road, directly opposite leafy Wandsworth Common, is The County Arms – a traditional family pub that’s known for its exceptional service.

This London pub’s homely spaces work for every season – think roaring log fires and cosy fairy-lit spaces for winter weddings and the light-filled Belvedere Conservatory which opens out onto lavender-lined gardens for a spectacular summer celebration.

Offering everything from intimate sit-down dinners to barbecues, couples are spoilt for choice with menu options, and the five-star reviews speak for themselves.

This London pub wedding venue also holds a licence for civil ceremonies. Choose from a number of spaces to say your vows and get ready to party the night away in style.

  • Capacity: 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £50
  • Deals: Bag yourself a last-minute summer date and enjoy an exclusive discount.

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3. Harrild & Sons – Farringdon

Red brick building on a street between two glass buildings

Situated on Farringdon Road, in the heart of the city, Harrild & Sons is a Grade II listed former printing press factory with exposed brickwork and industrial features aplenty.

The interior of this large and spacious London pub is everything; natural light fills the space thanks to the large windows and skylights, the wood-furnished bar is one of the smartest in town, and there’s even an outdoor patio area to make the most of during the warmer months.

Harrild can cater for up to 100 seated guests and 250 standing when hired exclusively. It’s also one of the very few sites in the capital that offers a late 3am licence – so if you’re planning a party of epic proportions, this could be the place to host it.

You’ll also get to enjoy a specially tailored wedding menu developed by head chef Dan Spence. In the words of one Hitched couple: “You won’t regret booking! We loved our day there.”

  • Capacity: 250 (standing); 100 (seated)
  • Pricing: From £5,000

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4. The Princess Victoria – Hammersmith & Fulham

Long table in event room with patterned wallpaper and chandeliers

The 1829 Room, an intimate space decked out in handmade wallpaper derived from original Victorian prints, is at the centre of celebrations at gorgeous London pub wedding venue The Princess Victoria.

You could choose to hire out the whole pub or keep the celebrations small in this dedicated upstairs space, which features its very own cocktail bar and hosts between 50 and 90 guests.

There are also five boutique bedrooms nestled on the very top floor to make use of post-party. Inspired by the wedding pub’s rich gin palace history, each one is named after a classic gin cocktail.

Be sure to make use of nearby Holland Park and Portobello Road for romantic photo ops, too.

  • Capacity: 240 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £32
  • Deals: Book before the end of 2024 and you will enjoy exclusive use of the patio area for your celebration.

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5. Heist Bank – Paddington

Restaurant venue with mismatched furniture, hanging plants, tiled walls and industrial decor

A self-proclaimed “playground for grown-ups”, Heist Bank is a pub venue that stands out from the wedding crowd.

The relaxed space is packed with personality, with lush botanical décor, cool artwork on the walls, and a pool table and games room with a built-in projector and karaoke system for those who don’t want to hit the dance floor later on.

You can also make use of the sun-soaked outdoor terrace for reception drinks. Add to that the pub’s renowned pizzas (perfect for late-night reception snacks) and this pub wedding venue is a sure-fire hit.

“The staff at HB were exceptional, so professional and easy going, and loads of fun!” confirms one Hitched newlywed. The team will even create bespoke cocktails to suit your wedding theme.

  • Capacity: 300 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £60

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6. The Depot – Islington

Bride and groom walk hand in hand outside The Depot with benches, balloons and white bunting

Stylish, off-beat, and with a prime N7 location between Caledonian Road and Kings Cross, The Depot is a London pub wedding venue that radiates charm.

With industrial-chic high ceilings, exposed brickwork and large windows that flood the space with light, this pub wedding reception venue is pretty much a blank canvas that can be customised to suit any big-day style.

A proper party venue, you won’t have to cut back on the guest list either, since The Depot can host up to 250 friends and family, with three floors and oodles of space to spill out onto the cobblestone courtyard in the summer months.

Expect nothing less than top-notch food, too, paired with a well-stocked bar of craft beer and local ales. One Hitched reviewer described the menu as “exceptional and comes in very generous portions; the house wine is also excellent.”

  • Capacity: 250 guests
  • Pricing: From £7,000
  • Deals: Hitched users can enjoy exclusive discounts when they book a last-minute midweek wedding (Monday to Thursday) in 2024.

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7. The Duke's Head – Putney

Pub event room with floor-to-ceiling windows, green walls, curtains, white tablecloths, mismatched chairs and low lighting

The Duke’s Head is a grand Victorian, Grade II listed building that’s stood tall over the river Thames for more than 150 years.

It sits right at the start of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, so it’s a pretty special spot that’s got plenty of history to its name.

The light-flooded Wolsey Dining Room on the first floor is a highlight for ceremonies and dining, with large windows, gorgeous paired-back décor, and views of the Thames – but there’s also The Rowing Club, a secret basement cocktail bar that opens out onto the river, that’s perfect for late-night parties of up to 120.

“If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding in convivial surroundings, look at The Duke’s Head – you won’t regret it!” says one guest.

  • Capacity: 120
  • Pricing: Menus from £45

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8. Austin Friars – City of London

Tiled pub venue with bar, hanging lights, large windows, leather seats and a balcony

Tucked away in the heart of the capital is Austin Friars, an expansive yet chic pub venue that’s perfect for contemporary weddings.

Its location, close to Liverpool Street Station, means it’s wonderfully connected to the rest of London and beyond, too.

Boasting not one but four function spaces spread across several floors, this pub wedding venue can accommodate guest lists of all sizes and weddings of all styles. The elegant Mezzanine can seat up to 60 for a wedding breakfast, while the ground floor showcases an open kitchen and bar.

There’s even a hidden Darts Bar and Green Room for those who want a break from the hustle and bustle of the celebrations.

The attentive staff are passionate about events and will assist you on everything throughout the wedding planning process, from menu choices to décor and room set-up.

  • Capacity: 350 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £75

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9. The Grange – Ealing

Sandstone building on a street corner

If you’re looking for laidback and unique wedding venue in West London, The Grange on Ealing Common could be just the spot. It’s range of quirky and stylish spaces need to be seen to be appreciated, and they work for a range of guest list sizes, too.

With its exposed brickwork and dreamy botanical décor, The Summer House is a special spot for an intimate dinner and drinks. This beautiful room opens out on to The Grange’s spacious garden and can host up to 40 standing guests.

The beautifully decorated Common Room, meanwhile, can host up to 80, has views over the Thames and makes a cosy spot for winter weddings with its chic mood lighting and private bar.

One Hitched user was particularly happy with their choice of venue: “Everything was absolutely perfect; the food was extraordinary, the pub and Summer House were beautiful, and the service was outstanding. Everything went smoothly and exactly to plan, and ourselves and our guests had a perfect evening.”

  • Capacity: 80 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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10. The Anthologist – City of London


Vibrant, buzzing and licensed for ceremonies, The Anthologist is conveniently located a stone’s throw from Bank station and St Paul’s Cathedral – not to mention some of the capital’s coolest hotels, so your guests won't have far to flop when the night ends.

Friends and family will get a glimpse inside the venue through the glass-fronted façade as they assemble outside, and will quickly realise they’ve arrived as the perfect party location, complete with spacious bar, two cocktail lounges and a modern open kitchen.

“I loved having such a huge space with different zones (dining, dancing and chill-out) so I could mix with guests throughout the night, as opposed to breaking off into separate rooms,” says one Hitched review.

The food and drink are undoubtedly the star of the show here – from the canapés to the cocktails, everything you devour is at the hands of The Anthologist team and made using fresh and seasonal ingredients.

  • Capacity: 650 (standing); 150 (seated)
  • Pricing: Menus from £110

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11. The Rosendale – Dulwich

Bride and groom holding hands on the roundabout outside a pub venue

Whether you want a wedding that’s relaxed and informal, or intimate with elegant fine dining, The Rosendale in leafy West Dulwich is a great place to realise your vision.

Exchange vows in one of the two beautifully decorated private rooms – The West Room and The East Room – before kicking back on the private Side Garden and Patio for drinks.

You can choose to hire the pub on an exclusive-use basis or reserve any of the individual rooms and alfresco areas.

Fresh, seasonal dishes and excellent wine lists lie at the heart of this gastro-pub favourite, so expect to be wowed by the offerings.

“The food was really great (and lots of our guests commented on this too), the room looked beautiful, and the staff are so helpful and made us and our guests feel really special,” says one newlywed review.

  • Capacity: 150 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £40

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12. The Trafalgar Tavern – Greenwich

large sandstone riverside pub venue

Couples looking for a pub wedding venue with a waterside backdrop should add The Trafalgar Tavern to their shortlist.

Built in 1837, this beautiful building sits right on the bank of the Thames and boasts riverside views like no other.

Plus, if you’re looking for an historic venue, this charming tavern has plenty – even Charles Dickens was a regular visitor back in the day.

The first floor can be hired out in its entirety and includes the Nelson Room for your ceremony, with its breath-taking crystal chandelier and period décor, as well as the Dreadnought Rooms and the Hawke & Howe Bar for dinner and dancing.

For photos, make the most of the riverside setting and iconic Greenwich Park nearby.

“We thought of a pub wedding on a budget – we got a classy, elegant wedding by the river with gorgeous views of the wharf, great staff, an amazing wedding suite and excellent service,” raves one Hitched newlywed

  • Capacity: 350 (standing); 150 (seated)
  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Deals: Hitched users get an exclusive 5% discount on bookings. 

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13. The Trafalgar Arms – Wandsworth


Just a five-minute stroll from Tooting Broadway tube station lies The Trafalgar Arms, a cool and contemporary pub wedding reception venue that exudes classic British charm.

From intimate dinners in the light and airy Wine Room, complete with private terrace and adjoining wine cellar, to more lavish wedding breakfasts in the Smith Bar & Sullivan Room on the entire first floor, this excellent pub combines a quintessentially English attitude with a modern party ambience.

Outside, The Hut is great for alfresco drinks and even has shelter should the weather not be on your side.

There’s also a wealth of ceremony spots and accommodation options nearby to ensure your big day runs smoothly.

  • Capacity: 90 (standing); 60 (seated)
  • Pricing: Menus from £75

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14. The Prince Albert – Wandsworth

Large sandstone pub with red facade on the corner of a city street

Located on the western flank of Battersea Park, The Prince Albert is a pub wedding venue that oozes rustic elegance and is known far and wide for its excellent food.

In fact, this lively pub and restaurant has all the trimmings, including a large selection of guest ales and craft beers, a modern outdoor oasis for alfresco reception drinks and a selection of rooms perfect for celebrating in.

The Bridge Room runs along the entire length of the top floor, with spectacular views of Battersea Park. Elegant and sophisticated, it’s enough to make any newlyweds feel like they’re hosting a party in an upgraded home from home.

You could also make use of Hunter’s Corner, the most glorious cosy nook with period features and an open fire, for when you want to have a moment with your love.

  • Capacity: 100 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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15. The Hollywood Arms – Kensington & Chelsea

An interior image of The Hollywood Arms pub wedding venue, featuring an eclectic collection of furnishings and a private bar

From the gorgeous, countryside manor-inspired Boulevard Bar with its floor to ceiling windows and cosy mix of eclectic and vintage furnishings, to the serene and intimate Aviary, The Hollywood Arms is a shoo-in for a knock-your-socks-off London pub wedding.

This dreamy setting is just a short stroll from the Kings Road and a wealth of iconic museums and galleries, and has an expert team on hand to help you plan every element of your celebration – from the canapés to the cocktails and everything in between.

You’ll liaise with head chef Anna to create the ultimate bespoke wedding menu, and you can take full advantage of the well-stocked gin and cocktail bar, so guests will always have a drink in hand.

  • Capacity: 80 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £55

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16. The Tramshed – Hackney

Aerial view of dining area with bar and cow artwork

Housed in what used to be an East-End tram generator building, boasting quirky industrial features  in the heart of trendy Shoreditch, The Tramshed is a wedding venue of unique proportions – and then some.

Choose an intimate wedding feast around the chef’s table in Mark Hix’s Kitchen Library or host your loved ones in subterranean surroundings of the art gallery. The work of Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst is sure to be a talking point while the drinks and canapés are served.

For an even bigger celebration, you can choose to hire out the whole venue on an exclusive-use basis.

Whatever you decide, we’re pretty sure your guests won’t forget this stunning setting in a hurry!

  • Capacity: 250 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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17. The Old Ship W6 – Hammersmith & Fulham

Wood panelled function room with chandelier and portraits

The Old Ship has been hosting weddings since 1722, so this pub wedding venue knows a thing or two about what’s involved in making your dream celebration go without a hitch.

Located just 10 minutes from Hammersmith’s registry office, and a short walk from Hammersmith station and Ravenscourt Park, the serene setting of this riverside pub provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The Drawing Room is a popular choice for wedding breakfasts; this beautifully decorated restaurant features a private bar and balcony with river views and can seat 40 guests, while The Conservatory is another exclusive-use space with bi-fold windows that let the outside in.

If you love the appeal of a large rural pad, you’ll fall hard for The Old Ship’s country cool décor. Eye-catching artwork and large portraits adorn the walls, and the space is peppered with colourful upholstery and classic wood panelling.

  • Capacity: 75 guests
  • Pricing: POA

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18. Chiswell Street Dining Rooms – City of London

Green pub on the corner of a street with bunting

If you’re looking for fine dining, elegant luxury, and modern British cuisine at your pub venue, then you’re in the right place. Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is a contemporary pub-restaurant housed in the Grade II listed old Whitbread Brewery and forms part of the five-star Montcalm at The Brewery Hotel.

Here you’ll find everything you could want – from an extensive wine list to a late licence and dedicated events team.

There’s a number of different spaces you can hire, all of which combine classic charm with a modern twist; from The Snug, with its luxurious banquettes and art-adorned walls, to the Worsley, with its crystal chandelier and dramatic sash windows for smaller yet equally sophisticated soirees.

And with plenty of hotel rooms to make use of, you (and your guests) won’t have far to travel once the celebrations come to an end.  

  • Capacity: 120 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: Hitched users can enjoy exclusive offers on remaining 2024 dates, including zero hire fees and last-minute weekend dates for less than £8,000.

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19. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings – Clerkenwell 

Red brick pub building on a street corner with union jack and trees

If you’re looking to tie the knot in an East London pub venue, make sure B&H Buildings is on your to-view list, especially if you’re looking for a lush oasis in the city.

The modern brasserie and bar features whitewashed walls, hanging baskets overflowing with beautiful greenery, and an abundance of natural light.

This tropical hangout is a brilliant blank canvas wedding venue, allowing you to add your own personal touches as you like, and makes a uniquely tranquil setting for your big day.

From start to finish, the expert B&H team will ensure everything runs like clockwork – and this Hitched newlywed agrees: “India and the B&H team were seamless. Flexible, responsive, kind, and easy to deal with. They made our day so special. The food was fantastic, the drinks were lovely and the value for money was first rate!”

  • Capacity: 200 guests
  • Pricing: Menus from £150

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20. OPS Wines – Bermondsey

Wine bar with wooden tables and chairs, distressed exposed brick walls, bar and mezzanine

Tucked away beneath a railway arch along the Bermondsey Beer Mile, OPS Wines is a charming bolthole serving up spectacular Portuguese wines and tapas.

With exposed Victorian brickwork, dramatic high ceilings, a mezzanine, and plenty of cosy nooks and crannies filled with inviting sofas, this character-filled spot combines striking architecture and romance with the five-star service you deserve on your wedding day.

The floor-to-ceiling glass frontage ensures the space is filled with natural light, too.

Up to 150 guests can be accommodated over the two floors, and the venue even has its own canopy-covered outdoor space where guests can enjoy alfresco drinks whatever the weather. Also sure to make use of nearby Tower Bridge as the backdrop for photos.

“The wine bar proved to be the perfect venue to get all our guests together for a great fun evening,” says one Hitched user. “All of our friends and family have been complimenting us on the venue and amazing food, which was all so delicious.”

Capacity: 150 guests

Pricing: From £750

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If you love the idea of getting married in a pub wedding venue but want to venture outside of London, check out our round-up of the best pub wedding venues across the country!