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17 of the Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in London for 2021

Dreaming of getting hitched alfresco? Take a look at these outdoor wedding venues in London with romantic courtyards, stylish terraces and gorgeous gardens to inspire you...

Bride and groom at an outside wedding ceremony

There’s something totally magical about getting married in the capital. There’s also something so enchanting about getting married outside, so why not combine both elements and choose an outdoor wedding venue in London?

As well as providing a fresh and romantic setting to escape to among the hustle and bustle of the busy city, an outdoor wedding venue in London often allows you to have a much larger guest list. 

Of course, choosing your wedding venue is no mean feat, but to make things a little less overwhelming, we’ve whittled down all of the wedding venues in London with an outdoor license to the top 18. From wedding venues in royal parks to pub wedding venues with adorable gardens and grand hotels with chic terraces, there’s bound to be something you like the look of…

1. Kew Gardens – Kew

If you’re dreaming of getting married in a totally unique wedding venue, you should definitely add Kew Gardens to your shortlist. It’s perfect for celebrations of all sizes with a botanical twist!

The star of the show at this wedding venue is the Temperate House - it's the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! With its pitched roof and grand statues, it can host large evening dinners and standing receptions of up to 300 guests. Your friends and family will love to celebrate among 10,000 species of rare and endangered plants!

If the Temperate House isn’t to your taste, there’s a range of other spaces at Kew Gardens for you to hire. Cambridge Cottage is a small space perfect for a boutique wedding, while the Nash Conservatory is a stunning spot for a ceremony.

There’s also The Orangery and the Princess of Wales Conservatory - the possibilities are endless!

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2. Queen’s House – Greenwich

Queen’s House in South East London is an iconic and stylish wedding venue with an outdoor ceremony license. From drinks on the lawns with sweeping park views to unforgettable outdoor ceremonies, Queen’s House is a very special place to celebrate.

We’re obsessed with The Great Hall as a wedding breakfast space. It can accommodate 120 guests and boasts views over the Thames (as well as a stunning black and white marble floor).

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If you have a smaller guest list, don’t worry – you can still get married at Queen’s House. The Orangery and South Parlours are perfect for intimate receptions and ceremonies with up to 50 people.

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3. Regent’s Conferences & Events – Regent’s Park

Nestled in the heart of London’s Regent’s Park is one of the most perfect outdoor wedding venues in London. From lavish marquee receptions to small and intimate dinners, Regent’s Events can offer you a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Regent’s Park is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can say your vows without worrying about travelling between venues. The private gardens can accommodate up to 500 people while the indoor spaces are suitable for up to 90 guests.

Beautiful lawns, stunning lakes and formal gardens surround the college building, making it the ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs. You could host reception drinks on the lawn before tucking into your wedding breakfast.

Even though you’ll be right in the heart of the city, you’ll feel a million miles away from London.

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4. Fulham Palace – Fulham

Say hello to Fulham Palace, a beautiful London wedding venue with an outdoor wedding ceremony license. This exceptional and unique venue boasts a stunning riverside location and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Once you’ve said your vows in the courtyard, you can enjoy reception drinks with your guests and capture some photographs. If you decide against an outdoor wedding ceremony, there’s a private chapel on-site as well as a choice of function rooms for civil ceremonies.

For your wedding breakfast, The Hall seats 90 people (plus a further 60 for your reception) or the marquee is a fantastic outdoor alternative that can seat up to 180 guests.

When you book your wedding at Fulham Palace, the venue becomes exclusively yours for the day. What’s more, the team have a “package-free” approach, giving you the freedom and flexibility to plan the wedding day of your dreams down to the smallest details.

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5. Battersea Park – Battersea

Fancy saying ‘I do’ in one of the capital’s oldest and most iconic parks? Battersea Park is a 200-acre, Grade II-listed historic park containing three very special wedding venues. There’s the Bowling Green Pavilion and Lawn, the Pump House Gallery and the Victorian Bandstand.

The Victorian Bandstand is located in the heart of the park and allows you to say your vows outside. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from The Bowling Green Pavilion, so you can head there to continue your celebrations.

The Bowling Green Pavilion is a self-contained space with views of the iconic Battersea Power Station. You can transform your event with an outdoor structure on the lawn or enjoy an open-air dinner, barbecue, food trucks or dancing under the stars.

Last but not least is the Pump House Gallery. Nestled behind the boating lake, it has an impressive flagstone terrace and is flooded with natural light all year round. There are multiple floors (including a mezzanine level), and the space is licensed for ceremonies of all kinds.

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6. Hampton Court House – Hampton

Located just a stone’s throw from Hampton Court Palace and overlooking one of London’s most secluded Royal Parks is Hampton Court House.

This stunning Georgian mansion is set within nine acres of enchanting 18th century gardens with unique features and well-maintained rooms.

The landscaped sunken gardens were designed by the famous astronomer Thomas Wright. They’re private and romantic thanks to their palm trees, heart-shaped lake and enchanting shell-lined grotto. What better setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony?

If that wasn’t enough, Hampton Court House is 15 miles from Heathrow and 11 miles from the centre of London, making it accessible for your guests travelling from afar. The nearest station is Hampton Court which has direct trains to and from London Waterloo.

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7. Tudor Barn Eltham - Greenwich

Did you ever think you could find an idyllic barn wedding venue in the capital? Nope, we didn’t either, until we stumbled across Tudor Barn Royal Greenwich. It’s located just 20 minutes from the buzz of central London… but you’d never guess it!

This exclusive-use wedding venue is set within 13 acres of stunning, award-winning parkland. It offers a range of delightful outdoor spaces, including the Moat Terrace and charming Tudor Lawn, meaning a wedding ceremony in the sun is possible.

After saying your vows and hosting reception drinks, you can head inside The Tudor Barn for a wedding breakfast. It was originally built by William Roper and still retains many original features. It’s the perfect space for a rustic celebration.

The Tudor Barn has a capacity of 190 seated guests and 300 standing. If you have a larger guest list, you can erect a marquee in the grounds for up to 300 people.

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8. Kent House Knightsbridge – Knightsbridge

Kent House Knightsbridge offers a unique opportunity to exclusively hire London’s largest Victorian townhouse for your wedding day.

It’s located in the fashionable district of SW7, between Harrods and Kensington Palace, making it the perfect option for couples on the hunt for a luxurious city centre wedding venue for their celebrations.

The venue has an outdoor license, but you can also get married inside the venue with 100 guests.

There’s space for 200 seated guests for your wedding breakfast or 300 standing, and the inside of the house boasts a sweeping red carpet staircase, a feature skylight and plenty of original features.

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9. The Lamb Tavern – Aldgate

If you’re dreaming of a relaxed wedding day with hearty food and drink, a pub wedding venue could be for you. The Lamb Tavern in East London is available for exclusive use on Saturdays and Sundays.

It has an outdoor license, so you can spill out into the famous Leadenhall Market for vows and a drinks reception.

The Lamb Tavern’s dining room can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 85 for a buffet and canapés.

This lovely pub is located just a few minutes’ walk from some of London’s major stations including Monument, Liverpool Street and Bank. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, they can offer 20% off accommodation at their sister pub, the Fox & Anchor.

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10. Le Gothique – Wandsworth

Le Gothique has been hosting weddings since 1987, so you’re in very experienced hands when you choose to say ‘I do’ here.

The historic venue features a gothic bar and restaurant as well as a stunning inner-city garden for you to say your vows in.

If that wasn’t enough, Le Gothique also boasts an in-house florist, DJs and a Rolls Royce available to hire if you fancy a ride around the city after your vows. It’s no problem if you want to bring in your own suppliers though, the team here are totally flexible.

The venue can host up to 150 guests and offers seriously reasonable wedding packages.

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11. The White Horse – Shoreditch

Outside terrace in a London wedding venue

The White Horse is a romantically rustic pub located just moments from Liverpool Street station that has a wonderfully homely and cosy feel to it.

Available for exclusive hire on weekends, the space can accommodate up to 70 people for an intimate seat down meal and an impressive 180 guests for a wedding reception.

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Our favourite feature has got to be the gorgeous terrace that'll serve as a brilliant outside setting whether you're having a summer soiree or a wedding in the winter months. 

The heated space overlooks the Exchange Square, with excellent views across the city. You'll be able to take some pretty spectacular pictures from up there! 

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12. The Honourable Society of Grays Inn – Westminster 

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Boasting one of London's largest private gardens, The Honourable Society of Grays Inn is a traditional wedding venue that'll be an idyllic spot to say 'I do'. 

Having been founded over 600 years ago, the building itself is rich in history and has over four fabulous events spaces to choose from. From the wood-panelled Elizabethan room that seats up to 176 guests for a wedding breakfast, to The Walks gardens which can hold 300 guests in an outside marquee, there's something for every kind of couple.

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More over, if you're having a religious ceremony you can even get married in the Chapel before enjoying drinks and canapes in the five acre garden.

This venue also provides ample free parking for your guests which is important to note if you're looking to get hitched in the capital. 

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13. The Pavilions – Mile End 

Contemporary wedding venue

Couples looking for an unusual outdoor wedding venue in London should definitely consider The Pavilions in Mile End Park as the setting for their special day.

You'll have the choice to celebrate in The Art Pavilion with up to 260 loved ones or The Ecology Pavilion that can host up to 220 guests. Whatever you go for, they both have picturesque lake views. 

Bride in a garden wedding venue

The Art Pavilion is ideal for a spring or summer wedding as it comes with its own private island on which you can enjoy a delicious BBQ or drinks reception. 

You'll also have direct access into Mile End Park, so you and your guests will be able to explore ample outside areas.  

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14. St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London – King's Cross

London hotel wedding venue

Getting married at a stylish London hotel doesn't mean you have to sacrifice having any outdoor space - St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in King's Cross is a gorgeous grand building with a delightful rooftop garden. 

If you're planning an intimate celebration, The Quarters with spectacular high ceilings and exposed wooden beams is able to host up to 12 guests. For a larger wedding, the Hansom Hall can have up to 475 guests.

Hotel roof garden

Take to the rooftop garden for picturesque views across the city, or head out there for a spectacular moonlit champagne toast with your guests. 

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15. Stationer's Hall – City of London

Bride and groom outside a London wedding venue

A wedding at Stationer's Hall will be a quintessentially London celebration, from the central city location (just minutes from St. Paul's Cathedral), to the iconic Routemaster bus that is available for your guests to stylishly travel in to the venue.

Licensed for ceremonies of up to 200 guests and receptions of up to 400 guests, you won't have to worry about cutting anyone from your guest list with a wedding at this gorgeous venue. 

Garden area in a London wedding venue

But the best bit? Hidden away from the busy city you'll find a stunning garden oasis at Stationer's Hall. Decked out with bunting, lanterns and lush green plants, it's the perfect place to enjoy a few alfresco drinks with your friends and family. 

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16. The Caledonian Club – Belgravia 

Wedding ceremony room with floral arch

South West London is a hot spot for stylish hotels and restaurants so it's an ideal place to head to for a city wedding venue. If you're after the best of both worlds (a central location with outside space), look no further than The Caledonian Club in Belgravia.

Originally founded in 1891, the club can host wedding ceremonies of up to 200 guests and can accommodate 150 for a delicious sit-down meal. With exceptional chefs serving up dishes such as classic beef Wellington and raspberry cheesecake you won't want to miss out. 

Outside area at a London wedding venue

As well as intricate interiors and traditional architectural elements, this wedding venue has a contemporary terrace you and your guests can make use of too. There's a separate ballroom for dancing so it'll be the perfect place to cool down!

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17. Linden House – Hammersmith

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Linden House is a four-storey estate with unbeatable views across one of London's most iconic features, the River Thames.

Ideal for an intimate celebration, The Ballroom can seat up to 54 guests for a wedding breakfast, up to 80 for a standing reception or up to 60 for a ceremony. 

Wedding guests mingle outside a London wedding venue

However, the star of the show is the outside courtyard where you and your friends and family can mingle while enjoying the tranquil babble of the river. Linden House even offers use of a marquee so it's ideal come rain or shine!

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