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Le Café du Marché is a wedding venue nestled in a French restaurant in the centre of London, England. Chic and brimming with character, this eatery is tucked away in the cobbled streets of the historic Smithfield, near Barbican and Farringdon. The restaurant has been family-owned for more than 30 years and offers an authentic taste of France in an atmospheric and dreamy setting.

Facilities and Capacity

Le Café du Marché has a capacity of 92 when rented in its entirety, while for more intimate affairs, it has two private dining rooms. The first floor Le Grenier, 'The Attic', is characterized by large windows, oak panelling, and high ceilings, which add to the rustic French ambiance. This light and airy space can seat up to 62 people for dinner and 120 for canapés. Le Rendezvous can accommodate 35 guests, who will be treated to live jazz that plays in the main restaurant during their gathering.

Services Offered

Le Café du Marché features a menu of provincial French cuisine made from fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from local markets. Perennial favourites include soup de poison, la cote de boeuf with sauce béarnaise, and confit of duck. For dessert, the chefs invite you to forgo a cake for the French tradition of croquembouche, a pyramid of caramel-covered profiteroles. Instead of a cake cutting, you and your partner will cut off the top of this delicious and picturesque dessert with a sword. The venue also has an in-house florist who will create beautiful floral displays for your wedding. Finally, the chefs can craft les dragées, or sugar-coated almonds, for your wedding favours, another French tradition. The staff will work closely with you to tailor your event to your preferences and ensure you have an enchanting experience that transports you to the French countryside.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
In the city

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Other features:

Exclusive use
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Lamees Sent on 05/11/2019
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Thank you for an unforgettable experience! From the very beginning, we could feel that we were in excellent hands. Sophie was so helpful, patient and accommodating throughout the process. Everything was organised flawlessly - from the food, to the live music and logistics for the dancefloor. This really helped us relax and enjoy the day. We had so many positive comments from guests. It was a magical evening in a truly charming and beautiful restaurant. We will be going back for our first anniversary dinner!
Jess Sent on 30/09/2019
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Wow what a Saturday night!

Wow what a Saturday night! I wanted to drop you a message and thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into giving us the evening of our lives. You really made us feels so special and taken care of, and we can’t thank you enough!
Sophie Sent on 27/08/2019
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We’re struggling to put into words what an amazing job you did on Saturday.

We had the perfect day and could not have been happier that we chose Cafe Du Marche to host our reception. So many people have commented on just how exceptional the food and service were. Faultless. Please pass on our thanks to the chefs and staff who were waiting on.
Clare Sent on 31/05/2018
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What a wonderful and truly memorably celebration

What a wonderful and truly memorably celebration. From the champagne on arrival to that fabulous beef, to the room that everyone loved, to the flowing drinks and cocktails and delicious
canapés and bowl food which everyone adored, to the wonderful bar staff, the patient waiters, who made the evening feel so warm, relaxed and fantastic.
It was everything we could have dreamed of and we always felt so safe and looked after in your care. You made it so special for us and meant that the whole wedding felt truly joyous.
We cannot thank you enough for your patience, good humour and supreme efficiency.
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22 Charterhouse Square EC1M 6DX Islington (North London)
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