Overlooked by the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, The Hapenstance is a sophisticated and elegant wedding venue in the heart of the City of London.
A busy and vibrant location during the week, Paternoster Square is a truly peaceful setting at weekends, perfect for your wedding celebrations. The impressive venue has its own chic, modern wine bar and terrace area, which boasts stunning views of St Paul’s Cathedral.
We offer a fantastic variety of dishes with a strong British influence. From canapés to formal three-course wedding breakfasts, every dish is a culinary experience. We can accommodate up to 150 seated guests to dine or 350 for a relaxed drinks reception. We customise all of our menus to suit you, offering a truly bespoke service.
Flexibility is at the heart of every wedding we hold; we want your wedding to exceed your plans and expectations. We can tailor the venue’s layout and design, catering and service to create your perfect day. With a dedicated wedding co-ordinator on hand, we work closely with you to ensure that everything is faultless.
Please get in touch for more details. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach, so if you have specific requirements that aren’t included in our packages, we will strive to accommodate them.
Reviews for The Happenstance
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sally Dickson · Married on 12/11/2016
Perfect Wedding Day
Will and his team hosted our wedding at The Happenstance last year, we had the most wonderful day and cannot thank the team enough for their hospitality and attention to detail. The venue was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble! Thank you Happenstance for being a huge part of our incredible day! xxSent on 16/08/2017
Great Venue and Fantastic Staff
My husband and I were lucky enough to snap up Paternoster Square Corney and Barrow for our wedding reception in late October 2015 and I can honestly say it was the best day of my life in part to the fantastic experience we had here.Sent on 10/12/2015
The backdrop of St Paul’s cathedral is stunning especially in the evening with its dramatic lighting! Inside the vibe is warm but sophisticated with a separate room for dinning and partying. One word of advice when looking at the venue – try to go and have a look when they are setting up for another wedding, it is hard to really appreciate how the space looks on weekend compared to a weekday.
On to the actual day – my husband and I arrived with our guests and were greeted to a glass of fizz as we went off to have our photos – the guests then enjoyed there drinks and canapés – there was plenty to go around and there was a great atmosphere. Many of our guests commented on the staff - were really attentive topping up drinks and offering the canapés and actually had smiles on their faces and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. They were also lovely and chatty and not robots as you find in some places. I cannot express how happy we were with the staff, a massive thank you particularly to Melody, Tobi and Sara – they really looked after us and our guests and called everyone cabs when we were worse for wear!