East London is known for its vibrant party scene, but if you’re in search of something a little out of the ordinary for your wedding, take a look at some of our favourite reception venues out East:
The Hydraulic Power Station sat unused for several years, but has recently been given a whole new lease of life as a one-of-a-kind event space. The industrial backdrop is sure to get guests talking and set the scene for a day to remember. With authentic features including pressure pipes, rusty chains, bare brick walls and pools of natural light, this venue isn’t for the faint of heart – but it boasts an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the city.
Mick’s Garage is in Queens Yard, just 2 minutes from Hackney Wick station. Sitting adjacent to CRATE Brewery, drinks will be in fine supply. With a late licence in place until 3am at weekends, you’ll be partying the night away into the wee small hours with up to as many as 580 guests. In addition to the main space, highlights include a mezzanine level, a top-notch sound system, great lighting, hanging gardens, a coffee roastery, and two bars.
Dinerama is the ultimate food and drink arena. This two-level roofed and winter proofed former bullion truck yard is now home to five rooms, eight bars, and eight street food vendors, allowing for a total capacity of 1000 in all. With everything from an Alpine lodge to a Tiki drinking den, and an Italian wine garden to a British cocktail lounge on offer, there’s something at Dinerama to suit every taste.
Vout-O-Reenee’s is perhaps one of London’s most unique and off-kilter hidden gems. Housing all sorts of weird and wonderful stylistic choices, there is something to catch the eye at every glance. This 120-capacity venue is found in the crypt of a Pugin designed listed church, and comes complete with a cocktail bar, 2 record decks, a piano, a performance area, and production facilities such as a projector and microphone.
Hidden on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory, Dalston Heights has a stripped-back aesthetic, rich in texture and rustic charm. The venue is split into two main areas, as well as a large make-up and styling room, which could serve as a handy prep space or breakaway area. Dalston Heights has a separate kitchen, handy should you want to lay on some refreshments for up to 250 of your nearest and dearest.