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25 of the Most Unique & Unusual Places to Get Married in London

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We love nothing more than a city wedding, but if you want to ensure your day is different to every other do you've been to, we suggest you consider unique wedding venues in London

Though London pub wedding venues and gorgeous hotels make excellent wedding day backdrops, some couples just want a little bit more from their venue, and if you're one of those couples, you're in good company here. 

Quirky wedding venues in London are actually fairly easy to come by. The city is brimming with history, and because of that, it's home to a number of historic buildings which still have many of their original features intact.

As well as historic buildings and museums, the city is also home to several industrial warehouse wedding venues which act as blank canvases for you and your partner to go wild on - when something is plain and empty, it's so easy for you to leave your unique mark on it.

Adding to that, there's rooftop bars, old music halls, golf centres and even a castle are amongst the list of unusual London wedding venues that you can hire. 

25 of the Most Unique Wedding Venues in London

Because there are so many cool London wedding venues out there, we've decided to round up our top picks. Here you can browse our edit of 25 of the best and most unique wedding venues in London. 

1. Brunel Museum - Rotherhithe 

two bridesmaids standing and giving a reading in front of a wedding couple in an intimate wedding ceremony at the brunel museum in london

Culture vulture couples looking for quirky wedding venues in London should consider one of the many museums in the city. One of our favourites is the Brunel Museum which can be found in the South East of London, just a stone's throw from Bermondsey. 

The Grade II listed building was originally founded in the 1800s by the Brunels, a famous engineering family. Although its purpose is much different now, the industrial vibe and décor throughout this historic building really rings true to its history. 

Inside you will find exposed concrete, original brick walls, unique artwork and cultural exhibitions. Because of this, you have very little to do in terms of wedding venue décor as the bones of this place are too good to transform into anything else. 

  • Capacity: Up to 137
  • Pricing: From £2,350

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2. Old Timber Store - Bermondsey

a couple walking away from the camera through an outdoor seating area at the old timber store in london

Not too far from the above museum wedding venue is The Old Timber Store, another of our favourite unusual wedding venues in London. 

This uber-cool venue is located amidst the cobbles of Maltby Street Market and also dates back to the 1800s. It's been used for many a purpose over the years, but went under a sensitive renovation not too long ago to enable the venue to host weddings.

The venue itself gives you something that's rarely found in the bustling streets of London - a mixture between history, industrial architecture and a really rustic finish.

And if you're the kind of couple who's into your food and loves to explore the city, you'll be pleased to know the venue sits on the same street as an authentic Spanish bodega, Neapolitan pizza restaurant and a craft beer bar. Talk about good company! 

  • Capacity: Up to 60
  • Pricing: From £500

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3. Motel - Shoreditch

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Heading north, it's time to introduce Motel, a super creative space that was first established in 1865. The venue is spread across a staggering 6,000 square feet and can seat 150 guests comfortably, and house 250 for an evening party. 

There are two studios within the venue and couples can choose to hire just one, or both of them combined. This is also an accessible wedding venue with full wheelchair and drive-in accessibility. We do love an inclusive venue! 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £3,300
  • Deals: Discounts available for July and August weddings next year. For more information, click below and visit their Hitched listing. 

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4. Wilton's Music Hall - East London

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Built just seven years before Motel, Wilton's Music Hall is another one of our unusual wedding venues in London which is steeped in history.

This historic wedding venue is one of London's few remaining music halls and as you walk in, you will be instantly transported back to the good ol' days. 

Lovers of the 1920s era will adore the cocktail bar inside which was wholly inspired by the Great Gatsby production. The team here can host small weddings of 50, as well as larger dos of up to 250. 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £8,500

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5. Foundling Museum - Bloomsbury

a beautifully decorated room with lots of period features and a long banquet style wedding breakfast table with elaborate floral garland table runner

Art-loving couples will adore the Foundling Museum, which celebrates the history of Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital and the way artists have helped improve children’s lives over the past 270 years.

By hosting your London wedding there, you enjoy exclusive use of the whole museum and can take in the collections and exhibitions on display by artists such as Hogarth, Reynolds, Ramsey, Brooking and Gainsborough.

Music lovers will also be keen, as this quirky London venue houses artefacts relating to Handel, who also helped to establish the hospital.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £3,450

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6. Searcys at The Gherkin - City of London

smart round wedding breakfast tables set up at sunset in the gherkin overlooking the city

Why not celebrate your wedding at a landmark wedding venue like The Gherkin?

The glass dome at the top of The Gherkin is home to Searcys, a restaurant and bar that can host weddings on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue provides 360-degree views of London from 180 metres up in the air. Every time you see the building in the London skyline you’ll remember your day too.

  • Capacity: Up to 260
  • Pricing: Menus from £215

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7. The Depot - Holloway

wooden tables decorated with botanical garlands and set up for a wedding breakfast in a bar with fairy lights on the wall

Want to add a little style and adventure to your big day? The Depot in North London offers that and more with its chic, industrial décor and unique Handmade Mysteries Escape Rooms available to hire.

Not only will your guests be in awe of the cool surroundings, but they’ll be captivated by the unusual challenge room entertainment. Hiring unusual wedding venues in London like this one, with activities included, means you don't have to stress about too much additional wedding entertainment - it's all been done for you! 

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: From £7,000

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8. Barbican Centre - Barbican

a couple kiss on a balcony in the botanical conservatory in the barbican

Really wow your guests with your by choosing The Conservatory in the Barbican Centre. Couples can say their vows surrounded by the most beautiful selection of tropical plants and ponds, and the conservatory itself will make for an incredible backdrop when it comes to the wedding pictures.

The Barbican's conservatory is one of those quirky wedding venues in London that everyone will have heard of, but no one would expect to attend a wedding at, and that's what makes it such a cool choice. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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9. Tanner Warehouse - Southwark

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Located in trendy Bermondsey lies Tanner Warehouse, a unique London wedding venue for the coolest of couples. Anyone looking for a blank canvas wedding venue with the most gorgeous potential will adore the infrastructure and cool vibes that Tanner Warehouse offers.

They also have an extensive vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free menu so every one of your guests will be happy.

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

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10. Kew Gardens - Richmond

a wedding breakfast table set up in the botanical conservatory at kew gardens

You can throw your wedding in the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world at Kew Gardens, eating your meal in a glistening cathedral of glass housing over 10,000 rare and endangered plants. Beautifully restored, the Temperate House is just one of the unique areas across these 300-acre gardens where you can host your big day.

The Nash Conservatory is a breath-taking location for your ceremony, while the Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Orangery make stunning backdrops for your photos.

  • Capacity: Up to 230
  • Pricing: From £3,000
  • Deals: There are both midweek and seasonal wedding offers available here. Head to their listing to find out more!

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11. Balfour St Barts - Farringdon

festive rustic decor in a square U-shaped table set up for a wedding breakfast with lots of floral decor

Looking for an unusual, urban wedding venue in London? St Bart’s Brewery is a former bank renovated into a brewery in 2012 that overlooks London’s iconic Smithfield Market.

With aircraft hangar lighting, this venue exudes contemporary cool, topped up by excellent drink choices, eclectic artwork, sumptuous furnishings and a brilliant mezzanine level. It’s striking and totally special.

  • Capacity: Up to 220
  • Pricing: Menus from £80
  • Deals: The venue has offers for winter and spring weddings in 2024 that you need to check out!

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12. London Zoo - Regent’s Park

a couple on their wedding day walking through london zoo

For animal lovers, hosting your wedding at a zoo is a dream come true, right?

And let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to go to a wedding at London Zoo? Enjoy your drinks reception at Animal House and enjoy a photography session at Penguin Beach and Tiger Territory. There are also Live Animal Encounters available if you really want to wow your guests.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £177

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13. London Design Museum - Kensington 

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The Design Museum is another super cool and unusual wedding venue that will really impress your guests.

The museum is housed within a landmark Grade II listed building in the heart of Kensington and has five spaces for you and your partner to host your celebrations in, offering a number of different capacities from an intimate wedding of 20 to large celebrations with hundreds. 

  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Pricing: From £5,000

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14. The View - Covent Garden

a wedding couple walking up the stairs at the view with a dark green wall in front of them

The View is a lavish and quirky wedding venue in London with plenty to shout about.

The period building was completely restored in 2021 with sustainability and ergonomics front of mind, and the results are simply outstanding.

The venue can host seated weddings of up to 250 and have space for an additional 50 guests for a standing reception. The caterers here are Searcys, so you know that the food and drink options are going to be beyond impressive. 

  • Capacity: Up to 300
  • Pricing: £POA

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15. The Standard - Oxford Circus

a dimly lit room at the standard with a large wedding arch made from dried flowers and an intimate ceremony set up

From one swanky wedding venue to another, let us introduce you to The Standard, a stylish hotel wedding venue in London's West End district. The stylish décor at this hotel means the need for additional decorations is minimal, but it's not just what's inside that'll impress you.

The views from The Standard's rooms overlook St Pancras and the London skyline - just imagine how gorgeous the city looks from the 10th floor of a central hotel! 

There are a number of food and drink options here, but the Spanish offering from Decimo is said to be exquisite. Brought to life by Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, no guest will go hungry or dissatisfied here. 

  • Capacity: Up to 140
  • Pricing: Menus from £250

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16. Swingers - West London

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Who takes the crown for quirky wedding venues in London? It's got to be Swingers in Oxford Circus.

We all know the miniature golf chain as a great London date night spot and somewhere to go and have fun with your pals, but did you know you can host a wedding here too? 

The bar and entertainment space offers exclusive use of their venue for weddings of up to 850 people. 

  • Capacity: Up to 850
  • Pricing: Menus from £85
  • Deals: Late availability deals are on offer on this venue's Hitched listing.

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17. Cutty Sark - Greenwich

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It doesn't get much more unusual than tying the knot aboard a beautiful ship. This beloved London landmark now serves as a stunning backdrop for couples' special celebrations.

You and your guests can dine beneath the hull, which is surrounded by a glass canopy that lets in the evening light from above. If you're looking for truly atmospheric, unusual wedding venues in London, then Cutty Sark might be the one for you. 

  • Capacity: Up to 400
  • Pricing: From £7,000

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18. Bluebird Restaurant - Chelsea

quirky decor and interiors at the bluebird cafe restaurant with ample seating and industrial style beams overhead

Located on the King’s Road in West London, Bluebird Restaurant's notable interiors make this a quirky venue in London to celebrate your love.

The historic building started as the garage that housed Sir Malcolm Campbell’s land speed record car before being turned into a stylish restaurant in the late '90s. The venue is licensed to host civil ceremonies and is home to a range of spaces that you can use for your special day, including a terrace, modern bar, and multiple function rooms.

  • Capacity: Up to 500
  • Pricing: Menus from £60

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19. The Century Club - Soho

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Ultra-cool couples will be excited to know that the exclusive private members club The Century Club has opened its doors to weddings and, boy, are they trendy. Set right on London’s famous Shaftesbury Avenue, it has sophisticated and industrial-chic décor that’s calling out for a chic modern wedding.

Out of their four wedding spaces, we’re torn between the striking Green Room with an amazing arched ceiling and the Rooftop Terrace, one of Soho’s largest roof terraces, complete with a fully retractable glass roof so you can party there whatever the British weather.

  • Capacity: Up to 100
  • Pricing: Menus from £120

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20. Aviary - City of London

two igloos set up on the rooftop of london bar aviary with views over the city at dusk

Perched on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, this rooftop bar and restaurant is a stunning city wedding location for a chic, modern couple.

Between October and April, Aviary even has igloos on the roof where your guests can warm themselves up and take in the amazing views. You can exclusively hire the rooftop for up to 300 guests, but it’s also suited for intimate events and, of course, there’s luxury accommodation for all your guests in the hotel below.

That view alone is enough to make us book...

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

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21. The Lamb Tavern - City of London

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The Lamb Tavern is an unusual venue situated in the centre of Leadenhall Market.

It could prove to be a more affordable option for your London wedding venue, as there is no venue hire fee. There’s also a licensed bar until 1am which is perfect for party animals. The cobbled walkways and Victorian roofs give an authentic historic feel to your London wedding.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: Menus from £35

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22. Tramshed - Shoreditch

a restaurant with a bar at the front and tables in its main space with bookcases covering the walls and a large feature window to the left

You can host your wedding under Damien Hirst’s famous ‘Cock and Bull’ – a cow and cockerel preserved in a tank of formaldehyde. If you're an art lover, this striking work is a fascinating talking point.

The restaurant itself, run by award-winning chef Mark Hix, serves only steak and roast chicken. Yes, really. With industrial-chic décor from its former life as an East-End tram generator, Tramshed exudes East London cool. You can even host an intimate wedding breakfast around the chef’s table in the Kitchen Library for the ultimate foodie wedding.

  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Pricing: £POA

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23. London Museum of Water & Steam - Brentford

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As far as unusual wedding venues in London go, the London Museum of Water and Steam is totally up there. Built in 1838, the original pumping and treatment station played a major role in the Industrial Revolution.

The dramatic wedding venue features a Grade I-listed Victorian Waterworks, and combines an industrial feel with elegance. There is a doorman on hand and engine drivers available to drive the steam engines you select – is there a cooler way to celebrate your wedding?

  • Capacity: Up to 150
  • Pricing: £POA

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24. MKII - Clapton

a blank canvas london warehouse wedding venue with lots of light coming in from the window

MKII (previously known as The Old Dairy) in East London is the ultimate blank canvas wedding venue. It’s perfect for creative couples who want to make their wedding venue totally personal to their big day.

Unlike other venues, MKII allows couples to book it for three days as a standard booking, meaning you have plenty of time to prepare the venue and can even carry the party on over a long weekend!

  • Capacity: Up to 110
  • Pricing: From £1,400

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25. Severndroog Castle - Shooters Hill

a tall castle with a tree in front and woodland around it

Want an affordable castle wedding venue? The Gothic-style Severndroog Castle in South East London was built in 1784 as a testament of love from Lady James to her late husband – with such a romantic history, what a place to host a wedding.

As well as a truly unusual backdrop, you can exclusively hire Severndroog for the day and enjoy amazing 360-degree views across London from their rooftop viewing platform as well as a delicious meal from the in-house caterer. You might not expect to find something like this in a wood in London, but it’s well worth a visit.

  • Capacity: Up to 36
  • Pricing: From £500

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If you have your heart set on having a city wedding but are open to other places in the UK, be sure to check out these city wedding venues.

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