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22 Chic & Intimate Small Wedding Venues in London

From London pubs and rooftop bars, to swanky hotels and private members clubs, good luck trying to pick just one of these venues to tie the knot in

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Ever wondered what small wedding venues in London have to offer? If so, you’ve come to the right place. 

Getting married in a London wedding venue is the dream for so many couples, but many associate it with large, elaborate celebrations. Now don’t get us wrong, it’s great for that, but there are also plenty of small wedding venues in London that cater to more intimate nuptials.

Whether you’re hoping to host a micro wedding in London, or want to celebrate with a smaller party of less than 100 guests, there is without a doubt a venue on this list that’ll work for you. 

From small wedding ceremony venues in London, to chic rooftops to host a party in the city, intimate wedding venues in London really don’t get much better than this. 

22 of the Best Small Wedding Venues London Has to Offer

We’ve scoured the web for the best small London wedding venues which will suit private couples down to the ground.

From intimate dining rooms above some of the city’s most popular pubs to cool and quirky industrial wedding venues, there’s something here for everyone. Which is your favourite?

1. The Hackney - East London

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We’re kicking off our roundup of small wedding venues in London with one of the most aesthetically pleasing spaces in the city - The Hackney

This blank canvas wedding venue offers city-loving couples the perfect backdrop for bringing their wedding vision to light.

The industrial bones of the venue are there waiting to be adorned with fairy lights, floral wedding arches, elaborate installations and whatever else your imagination can come up with. 

It’s made for small and intimate weddings in London, with a maximum seated capacity of 20, and a standing capacity of 100. 

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  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: Menus from £60

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2. Salt Yard Borough - South East London

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Of all the small and micro wedding venues London has to offer, Salt Yard Borough in South East London has to be one of the coolest. 

This urban venue is perfect for foodie couples who want to bring the delights of Borough Market into their wedding day food. 

The cocktail bar can accommodate 60 seated guests and 100 standing, while the basement bar can house 30 seated guests and 45 standing, giving you a few options as to where to host the celebrations. 

  • Capacity: Up to 100 
  • Pricing: £POA

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3. Aviary - Finsbury Square

 the rooftop of small wedding venue aviary with two igloos set up overlooking the london skyline

One of the most iconic rooftop wedding venues in the UK, let alone London, is Aviary. 

The Aviary wedding venue is a stylish and luxurious bar located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, so if you’re looking for intimate wedding venues in London with accommodation, this is the dream. 

Despite having the capacity to host weddings of up to 300 people, the Palm Suites at Aviary are ideal for small and micro weddings. Each suite has capacity for 14 guests and offers direct access onto the 9th floor terrace, offering you a semi-private outdoor space, which can be made completely private if you decide to hire it out entirely. 

Not only do you get lush interiors here, but the views are just unbeatable. Even if you decide to elope and come just the two of you, the backdrop of this micro wedding in London will more than make up for any missing guests. 

  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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4. The Old Timber Store - South East London

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The small wedding ceremony venues London has to offer often cater to more of a glamorous and grand wedding theme, but those dreaming of a rustic wedding can rest assured that there’s a venue for them too. 

Introducing The Old Timber Store, a beautifully rustic wedding venue perfect for a small micro wedding in London. 

With a maximum capacity of just 60, the team here are masters in hosting intimate celebrations.

Exposed brick walls, rustic timber beams, fairy light backdrops and a charming rustic backdrop are just some of the benefits being offered here. 

  • Capacity: Up to 60
  • Pricing: From £500
  • Deals: Late availability dates available. 

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5. One Moorgate Place - City of London

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Opting for small wedding venues in London doesn’t mean you have to opt out of hosting a grand wedding, and venues like One Moorgate Place prove it. 

Situated within a Grade II listed building, One Moorgate Place offers a stylish yet grand setting for both extravagant dos and micro weddings in London. 

The décor is opulent, with chandeliers, double-height ceilings and pillars surrounding you and your guests on the day. 

  • Capacity: Up to 60
  • Pricing: Menus from £160
  • Deals: Visit the venue’s listing to find out about late availability offers and deals. 

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6. Chiswell Street Dining Rooms - City of London

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If you’re looking for intimate wedding venues in London that exude elegance and class, look no further than Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.

Located right in the heart of London between Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street and Old Street stations, the location of this venue couldn’t be better and more convenient for guests.

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms is one of those small London wedding venues that combines classic décor with modern finishes to create a really up-market feel that is still bursting with charm.

Though they can cater to weddings of up to 250, they are exceptionally good at hosting intimate gatherings of as little as 10 people and can even go smaller if you wish. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £65
  • Deals: Deals here range from no hire fee when you hire the entire venue, to free Prosecco for Saturday bookings.

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7. The Town Hall Hotel - Hackney

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If you're looking for an alternative intimate London wedding venue, the Town Hall Hotel in vibrant East London could be right up your street. The private spaces include the converted Council Chamber, which seats 20 for a private dinner, as well as options for larger guest lists.

Make sure you book one of the ultra-chic rooms for your first night as newlyweds. As an added treat, choose one of the one-bed apartments and enjoy a mini-moon in London.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: Menus from £185
  • Deals: There is a special winter wedding promotion running where you can take advantage of complimentary ceremony room hire. 

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8. Wagtail - Bank

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Another iconic wedding venue with rooftop appeal is Wagtail

This beautifully restored 1920s building is located right in the beating heart of London and boasts the most spectacular views of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin, the Shard and more. 

As well as views for days, this small wedding venue in London has a number of areas you can hire for intimate celebrations. Their restaurant space can seat up to 60 people, while the dreamy Cupola can house just 10 guests for a really intimate wedding celebration.

In the winter, they have igloos which can also be hired out for a magical wonderland wedding. 

  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Pricing: Menus from £00

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9. The Bull & Gate - Camden

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We’re rather obsessed with The Bull & Gate – a stylish and contemporary pub wedding venue in Kentish Town which is perfect for smaller guest lists.

The venue’s cocktail bar, Boulogne Bar, is available for exclusive daytime use and is ideal for an intimate occasion with a select guest list. By night, the space will come alive with soulful musicians who can entertain you on a baby grand piano. What could be more perfect?

Alongside your entertainment, a team of talented mixologists will delight you and your closest friends and family with vintage-inspired cocktails.

Once your day draws to a close, there are plenty of accommodation options in close proximity to the venue for your overnight guests.

  • Capacity: Up to 120
  • Pricing: Menus from £85

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10. The Bedford - Balham

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Although this venue has a capacity of up to 150, it is one of the most perfect small wedding venues in London for celebrations of less than 50 people.

The Bedford is situated in the heart of South London's Balham neighbourhood, and having recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, it is a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.

There’s a range of spaces from which to host your celebrations, as well as a licence for ceremonies, late licence until 2am and 15 luxury hotel rooms.

We love The Bedford’s epic club room which is the perfect place for you and your nearest and dearest to celebrate. It has its own bar, stage and a high-spec sound system!

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: Free Prosecco for an hour if you book a New Year’s Eve wedding here. 

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11. The Hollywood Arms - Chelsea

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The Hollywood Arms is an opulent gem of an intimate wedding venue in London, hidden deep in the heart of Chelsea (and just a stone’s throw from the King’s Road, no less).

Located on the first floor and inspired by English country estates, the Boulevard Bar is a vibrant and intimate space for your celebrations. It is jam-packed full of quirky décor and provides endless opportunities for your wedding photography.

This venue has space for up to 56 people for an intimate private dining experience, and the team will be able to create a delicious menu which suits your tastes and needs.

Your delicious wedding breakfast will be washed down with drinks from the fully stocked gin and cocktail bar, and then burned off with plenty of dancing. What’s not to love?

  • Capacity: Up to 80
  • Pricing: From £500

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12. The Zetter Clerkenwell - Clerkenwell

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No round-up of the best small London wedding venues would be complete without a mention of The Zetter Clerkenwell – a beautiful boutique hotel in the East End of London. This venue is as intimate and charming as they come. It has space for up to 100 guests, but a smaller affair with just 12 people can be held in the venue’s dining room.

Every room in the hotel is filled with antiques, collectables and quirky taxidermy. It has a unique and unusual interior which would add bags of to your wedding photographs.

There are 13 bedrooms upstairs, plus a cocktail lounge and private dining room, and the staff are always happy to help.

Oh, and did we mention the food? The venue’s esteemed restaurant team (lead by head chef Ben Boeynaems) offer a mouth-watering selection of menus which can be washed down by some of the Zetter’s signature cocktails. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the charm of this place.

  • Capacity: Up to 50
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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13. The Ned - Bank

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Okay – this might not be a small wedding venue at first glance, but it is one of our favourite London wedding venues for a small and intimate wedding, even despite its grandeur.

The Ned is set in the iconic former Midland Bank building. It was designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens and opened its doors in spring 2017. Since then, it has become a firm favourite for micro weddings in London, thanks to its ability to host weddings for as few as 10 guests.

There are a range of small, intimate and elegant spaces throughout the hotel venue to celebrate in, and once you’ve said your vows, an exquisite range of facilities to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.

There’s a gym, 20m swimming pool, additional rooftop pool and eight beautiful restaurants. You can even get your hair and makeup done in Ned’s Club on your wedding morning! Basically, this place has everything you could ever need on your wedding weekend, all under one roof.

  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Pricing: Menus from £250

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14. Bōkan Novotel - Canary Wharf

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Located in the vibrant district of Canary Wharf, Bōkan is a fabulous dockside wedding venue with bags of urban charm. It has a maximum capacity of 150, but is just as perfect for guest lists under 50.

Although there isn’t a ceremony licence, it’s the perfect venue to head to after you’ve said your vows. It’s the fabulous skyline views of London from the roof terrace (perfect for your wedding photos) which really has us sold.

Almost pipping the views to the post when it comes to this venue’s best feature, is the food and drink. The small London wedding venue is award-winning on the food front – it has two AA Rosettes – and uses a combination of local and British ingredients to create beautiful dishes for your big day. 

What’s more, the team of talented mixologists will create a variety of cocktails influenced by the history of Canary Wharf and London’s docks to compliment your food perfectly.

As the night draws to a close, you don’t need to worry about navigating London’s transport. Instead, you can head downstairs to the Novotel below and check into one of 313 spacious and contemporary bedrooms. There’s plenty of space for guests, and you’ll be able to reconvene for a delicious breakfast the following morning.

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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15. Winchester House - Putney

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Winchester House is a spacious private members’ club on the banks of the Thames, a stone’s throw from Putney Bridge and with stunning views over the river. It’s one of our favourite small and intimate wedding venues in London.

Winchester House is the perfect spot for a summer wedding, since you and your nearest and dearest can make use of the half-acre private gardens which are perfect for BBQs, street food and elegant drinks receptions. These lawns sit right on the river bank, offering plentiful photo opportunities.

For winter weddings, guests can enjoy the cosy interiors of the historic house. Every room benefits from a calm, natural colour palette, meaning you can make the space your own.

This wedding venue has a licence for civil ceremonies and can hold anything between less than 30 people to 150.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: From £2,000

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16. Burgh House & Hampstead Museum - Hampstead

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With space for no more than 75 guests, Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is one of the most quaint and unique small London wedding venues. It was built in 1704 and is located just moments away from breath-taking views of the Heath.

Steeped in history and boasting plenty of character and original features, this is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking to marry in a historic location with all the charm of a country village, with the convenience of the city.

If you get married here, you’ll have a choice of three characterful rooms. The traditional music room is ideal for both weddings and receptions, the library is perfect for the most intimate of ceremonies and the modern Peggy Jay gallery is a fabulous entertaining space.

All rooms can be dressed to match your wedding theme and style, and whether you choose a lavish canapé reception, an afternoon tea or a sit-down wedding breakfast, the team will be there to assist.

  • Capacity: Up to 70
  • Pricing: £POA
  • Deals: Winter wedding discounts for weekdays in December and January are available. 

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17. Tanner Warehouse - Southwark

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If you’re on the hunt for chic small London wedding venues with an industrial vibe – and one that knocks the socks off of traditional wedding reception rooms – you may have found your match with the Tanner Warehouse.

The team not only love weddings, but they’re also serious about getting every detail right. They’ve got loads of experience in turning special days into lifetime memories.

With a stunning open kitchen, stylish décor, fully-loaded bars and plenty of dancing space for when things get lively, this warehouse wedding venue really does offer everything you could ever need.

Oh, and they offer an extensive vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free menu so that all of your guests are catered for! Despite having a huge capacity of 450, this wedding venue is perfect for smaller and more intimate weddings of 75. 

  • Capacity: Up to 450
  • Pricing: Menus from £120

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18. The Old Ship - West London

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Kensington and Chelsea are brilliant areas to find small wedding venues in London, as there’s no shortage of charming pubs like The Old Ship.

Overlooking the River Thames, The Old Ship has its own private function rooms and spaces perfect for intimate weddings and smaller celebrations.

It can host a maximum of 75 people and cater to larger engagement drinks parties or smaller rehearsal dinners. Whatever your plans are for your micro wedding in London, this place can certainly cater for them. Browse more London pub wedding venues here.

  • Capacity: Up to 75
  • Pricing: £POA

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19. The County Arms - Wandsworth

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Thanks to its maximum capacity of 160 people but with spaces perfect for less than 30, The County Arms is the small London wedding venue that you’ve been dreaming of. We love its location just opposite Wandsworth Common!

It’s a pub wedding venue, which means it offers bags of British character and charm. In the winter, three large open fireplaces will roar away on your big day, whilst summer weddings will benefit from the sizzling barbecue in the lavender-lined garden.

Whether you want a sit down dinner with your closest friends or a party with DJ and Champagne, the dedicated functions team will work with you to create the perfect day.

This venue is fully licenced to hold wedding ceremonies so you can hold your entire celebration under one roof.

  • Capacity: Up to 160
  • Pricing: Menus from £50

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20. The Counting House - Bank

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There's historic charm in spades at The Counting House, with richly hued wood panelling and sparkling chandeliers. 

This is a spot which works as both a large and small wedding venue in London, and although the entire space can host weddings of 400, the function rooms are ideal for small weddings, with the intimate club room seating up to eight and the dining room and partners room seating 26 and 30 respectively.

Unusually for a city pub venue, there's on-site accommodation, and they also have a sister hotel, The Chamberlain, only minutes away.

  • Capacity: Up to 400 
  • Pricing: Menus from £85

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21. The Prince Albert - Wandsworth

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We know pubs make for brilliant small wedding venues in London, and the Prince Albert in Battersea is no different. With a maximum capacity of 100 people, it is perfect if you’re looking for a quaint and small wedding venue in London.

It is located on the western flank of Battersea Park with a view that puts most others to shame. Decked out in rustic finery, it is a glorious place to eat, drink and celebrate.

We love the bridge room which can host up to 50 seated guests for a delicious wedding breakfast. The food here is fantastic, and will be perfectly complemented by the large selection of wines, guest ales and beers on offer.

The Prince Albert really is something special, so if you’re looking to host a relaxed affair in a quintessentially British venue then your search may well have ended.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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22. Clissold House - Stoke Newington

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Want to get married in London but with a country house feel?

Try Grade II-listed small wedding venue Clissold House, surrounded by serene parkland but with the delights of Stoke Newington within easy reach.

There are some lovely spaces for both ceremony and reception, including the Dining Room which seats 40 and the New River Room for 25.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: £POA

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Now you have the venue sorted, check out our guide on planning a small wedding which is bursting with small wedding ideas you'll definitely want to steal. 

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