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Rooftop Wedding Venues: 15 Locations with Amazing Views

Because your partner isn't the only dreamy view you should have on your big day! We've rounded the best rooftop wedding venues in the UK

Bride and groom embrace and look at each other on the rooftop terrace with the Clifton Suspension Bridge and city of Bristol visible in the background

Bride and groom embrace and look at each other on the rooftop terrace with the Clifton Suspension Bridge and city of Bristol visible in the background

Are you planning an unforgettable wedding day? Why not set your sights extra high and book a rooftop wedding venue? These unique venues have the ability to immediately add an extra wow factor to your big day, as well as providing an amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. Let's just hope no one's scared of heights!

Nothing says celebration quite like a rooftop - the stunning views, the clinking glasses, the open air. There's no shortage of iconic rooftop wedding venues in London, but the capital isn't the only place where you can celebrate in style. 

From stunning views of the London skyline to venues overlooking the rugged Scottish landscape, here's our selection of the best rooftop venues in the UK. 

15 Rooftop Wedding Venues for an Unforgettable Wedding Day

Rooftop Wedding Venues in London

1. Wagtail - City of London, Central London

Bar stools and bar on a rooftop overlooking Central London with a clear view of Tower Bridge

This gorgeous new restaurant wedding venue can be found on floors nine and 10 of the fabulously located King Williams Street Tower. This prime location means that anyone enjoying the rooftop at Wagtail will be treated to 360 of views of iconic London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge, The Shard, Monument, London Bridge, and more!

This venue can cater for a range of weddings, from intimate soirees of 10 people in the Cupola to exclusive hire of the property which can hold 400 guests. Wedding ceremonies can be held at Wagtail, and there are also plenty of nearby town halls perfect for tying the knot somewhere closer to the ground. 

Booking Wagtail not only gets you access to one of the greatest views in London, but you'll also be able to make use of their dedicated in-house events team to help you throughout the entire wedding planning process. What more could you want?

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2. Aviary - City of London, Central London

Restaurant and bar with warm wood panelling and jewel toned leather seats. Outside their is a terrace with views of the London skyline

The aptly named Aviary is sure to make you feel like you're flying high with the birds. This hotel wedding venue offers some seriously impressive views of the city - no matter whether you book one of the various dining rooms, the iconic Glass Box or the outdoor Palm Terrace, you're guaranteed to get a 'wow' from your guests.

Booking Aviary means you'll have access to all it's wonderful facilities - we're talking luxurious hotel rooms and an on-site spa. And if you need any advice, Aviary's events team will be happy to help you out - they even work with a team of chefs and bartenders to help design your bespoke wedding menu. 

Rebecca Haddon, events coordinator, says "We welcome florists and venue dressers into the venue, and your dedicated wedding coordinator will help set up your décor ahead of the big moment! We have a curated selection of recommended suppliers across London so we can help you design your dream setting."

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3. South Place Hotel - City of London, Central London

Room set up for wedding ceremony with white wooden chairs, an aisle lined with candles and flowers and a table with floral decor at the end

Located in the buzzing area of Bishopsgate, South Place Hotel is packed full of elegance and style. This venue has been named as one of the Big Six Art Hotels worldwide and can accommodate a variety of types of wedding ceremonies and celebrations. 

If you're planning a summer wedding, be sure to make use of their stunning outdoor terraces which offer sweeping views of the city, ideal for drinks and canapes. Inside, this venue can host wedding breakfasts of up to 100 guests and receptions for up to 200 guests. Exclusivity is the name of the game here: with only one wedding per day, you're sure to get all the undivided attention. 

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4. 41 Portland Place - Westminster, South West London

A bride and groom embrace in front of a floral arch by a wedding ceremony set up with wooden chairs and an aisle with candles and flower, all set on a rooftop terrace

A restored Georgian townhouse with an excellent location, delicious food and luxurious rooms - 41 Portland Place is sure to leave a lasting impression on both you and your guests. Exclusive hire of the entire venue will allow you to make the most of each individually impressive room, including the unmissable rooftop terrace. 

Couples tying the knot here can choose between creating the bespoke wedding of their dreams or opting for one of the generous wedding packages on offer from the team here, including the option of on-site caterer CH&CO, who provide seasonal menus made with sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. 

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5. Searcys at the Gherkin - City of London, Central London

Venue set up for a wedding meal with round tables, white tablecloths and floral centrepieces overlooking the London skyline

One of the most iconic features of the London skyline, Searcys at the Gherkin is the ultimate London city wedding venue. This venue can be found at floors 39 and 40 of 30 St Mary Axe, or, as we all know it, the Gherkin. This prime lofty location means that this landmark wedding venue will give you some of the best views that London has to offer. 

And the advantages don't stop there. Searcys is world-renowned for it's cuisine and the head chefs here are happy to work with couples to deliver a bespoke menu fit for royalty. There's also a team of dedicated event planners to help you achieve your dream of sipping champagne while watching the sun set over London, surrounded by your family and friends. 

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6. OXO2 - Southwark, East London

White room dressed for wedding ceremony with white chairs and foliage-based decor

Looking for a blank canvas wedding venue to put your own stamp on? OXO2 , located on the banks of the River Thames, allows nearlyweds the freedom to bring all their wedding decoration ideas to life in the 537 square metres of this venue. 

Being located on the second floor of the OXO Tower means that OXO2 boasts some excellent views of London's most important landmarks, highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows and your own private balcony. Book both rooms together to enjoy a capacity of 200 seated or 400 standing guests. 

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7. 30 Euston Square - Camden, North West London

Vibrantly coloured rooftop terrace with wood panelling, heaters, extensive foliage decor and views of the London skyline

30 Euston Square pairs its grand Victorian façade and Greek Revival details with a modern urban style to create a unique venue perfect for the modern couple. Here you can hold either a religious or civil ceremony and have access to a stunning rooftop terrace with views over North West London. 

Anyone looking for something different for their reception space will be delighted to come across 30 Euston Square's Auditorium and Exhibition Space, a theatrical and modern space that will really make an impact. 

30 Euston Square also has the benefit of being catered for by Searcys, the world renowned restaurant and champagne bar empire and catering company. Combine your bespoke menu with the 41 on-site bedrooms, sweeping city views and photo opportunities for a truly unforgettable day. 

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8. Shangri-La at the Shard - Southwark, East London

Room laid for wedding meal with round white tables, white chairs, floral centrepieces and rose gold ceiling decor. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of london

Located on the 34th floor of London's iconic Shard, Shangri-La at the Shard truly is a rooftop wedding venue like no other. Here you'll find incomparable views of iconic London landmarks, such as Shakespeare's Globe, Canary Wharf and the Tate Modern. 

There's plenty of options at this venue for every part of your wedding day, from engagement celebrations to civil ceremonies to lavish receptions. Three reception rooms are available, such as the Ren Room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the city below. 

Seamless and stylish events are what this venue specialises in, with their in-house events team helping couples to achieve this vision. If you're after a modern and elegant ceremony, then this could be the venue for you. 

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Rooftop Wedding Venues Across the UK

9. Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel - Liverpool, Merseyside

People sit around wooden tables on a rooftop terrace with great views of the Liver building

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel has been a well-loved feature of the Liverpool skyline for many years now. Lavish interiors and great views of sites such as the Liver Building make this one of the most coveted spots in the city to celebrate your wedding. 

If you're planning a spring wedding or summer wedding, then you can say your vows on the Vu Bar Terrace - it's also a great area for hosting ceremony drinks and serving canapes, or for outdoor receptions during the warmer months. Indoors, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice with all the potential reception venues, complete with space for seated dining, dancing and live entertainment. 

Additionally, one of the main advantages of being a hotel wedding venue is the on-site accommodation for guests - in this case it's a whopping 225 bedrooms! 

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10. King Street Townhouse - Deansgate, Greater Manchester

A bride and groom embrace each other on a rooftop overlooking the Manchester skyline  

There's no shortage of great wedding venues in Manchester, and King Street Townhouse is no exception. This Grade II-listed historic building is full of gorgeous spaces to celebrate the different stages of your big day, from tear-jerking ceremonies to receptions full of dancing. 

King Street Townhouse will also be there to help you out before the day even begins. The on-site spa is the ideal place to relax before swapping your I dos, and their manicures, pedicures and facials will help you feel fresh all day long. It's one of the most striking wedding venues in the North West.

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11. The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders

Exterior of grand grey stone building with clock tower against a blue sky

At the Balmoral Hotel, you'll find the perfect balance of traditional Scottish hospitality with modern influences, all in a prime location in the heart of Edinburgh. If you're planning a grand wedding ceremony like no other, be sure to view the Sir Water Scott Suite, a show stopping function rooms with panoramic views of the city, chandeliers, and a capacity of 260. 

The Holyrood Suite is available for more intimate ceremonies of up to 120 and boasts an excellent view of Edinburgh Castle. After the vows have been said, you and your partner can visit the venue's private rooftop to take some remarkable wedding photos with the beautiful city of Edinburgh as the backdrop. 

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12. DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre - Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders

Close up shot of round white table with white wooden chairs and floral centrepieces, with amazing views of Edinburgh Castle clearly visible in the background

There are few places more romantic than the city of Edinburgh, with it's stunning architecture and beautiful landscapes, so why not make these a focal point of your wedding? Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre offers incomparable views of Edinburgh Castle and the beautiful buildings throughout the city.

The venue's Penthouse area can accommodate 110 seated or 180 standing guests and have a private bar and private rooftop terrace, allowing you to have the luxurious and exclusive wedding of your dreams. This truly is a Scottish wedding venue like no other. 

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13. Clifton Observatory - Bristol City, Bristol

Bride and groom embrace and look at each other on the rooftop terrace with the Clifton Suspension Bridge and city of Bristol visible in the background

First established in1766, Clifton Observatory is one of the most unique wedding venues in Bristol. This venue offers unparalleled views of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city of Bristol itself. You and your guests can enjoy spending time on the viewing deck to take in the views of the city below and take some unforgettable photographs. 

There are a number of different event spaces to tie the knot here. The Art Deco furnishings and chandeliers of the William West Room will transform your wedding into a grand affair, while more intimate ceremonies of 10-15 people can take place in the Observatory Tower itself. No matter what you choose, you're guaranteed a romantic, unique and charming space for your big day. 

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14. North Cadbury Court - Yeovil, Somerset

Exterior of stately home wedding venue at dusk lit up by lights inside and on the steps leading to the front door

If you're searching for a countryside wedding venue, then be sure to check out North Cadbury Court. Fun-loving couples will be drawn to this rooftop wedding venue, as it's famous for it's fun activities, such as remote-controlled yachts, croquet and tennis on the lawns, and even a golf tee situated on the venue's rooftop terrace!

With 84 rooms available for wedding guests, North Cadbury Court invites guests to make the most of their stay here. When it comes to the big day itself, the venue holds a licence for civil ceremonies and there's a nearby church for those wanting a religious ceremony. Wedding breakfasts can be held in the Ballroom, while the gardens are the perfect backdrop for some dreamy wedding photographs. 

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15. Brighton i360 - Brighton, East Sussex

A skyscraper stands on the edge of Brighton beach beside the pier with a glass-walled pod high up offering 360 views of the surrounding area

If you're not scared of heights, then take a look at Brighton i360, one of the most unusual wedding venues in the UK. This weird and wonderful venue has to be seen to be believed, standing at a whopping 450 feet high. This dizzying heights means that you and your guests will be treated to panoramic views not only of Brighton, but also of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. 

The pod can host 175 standing or 80 seated guests and also contains the Nyetimber Sky Bar for anyone needing a little bit of Dutch courage. Wedding parties can also take things up a notch by using one of i360's seaside reception venues, which can accommodate up to 400 guests and contain a private terrace facing out to sea. 

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