The first step in establishing a luxurious and decadent vibe for your wedding is to choose a suitable venue that sets the scene accordingly. With that in mind, here are some of the best luxury venues on offer in the capital right now.
The Exhibitionist is described as the next generation of boutique hotels. Found within a set of beautifully restored and revitalised townhouses that date back to the 18th century, this unique venue puts art at the very forefront, with 8 different galleries housing the work of rising stars. The collection is constantly updated, meaning there is something new to see every time you visit. The galleries themselves are blank canvases, hence why The Exhibitionist can be utilised for so many different occasions. Licenced until 1am, a later licence can be secured upon request to allow the party to continue well into the night.
Drapers’ Hall is nothing short of majestic, with an awe inspiring space that will impress each and every guest alike. The stunning decorative ceiling and various ornate details bring a sense of timeless glamour to proceedings, and the vast space itself is able to accommodate a generous guest list of up to 700 people at a standing reception, or 270 at a seated dinner if you would prefer something a little more formal. Found in the heart of the City of London, there is an abundance of transport links in the surrounding area to choose from should you be travelling from across town.
116 Pall Mall is a beautifully restored Grade I listed Georgian building also found in the centre of the city and thus well served by the underground system, with the nearest stops including Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus and Embankment. There are 7 specially designed function rooms on offer, each one finished to its own specifications, ranging from elaborate and highly detailed to decidedly more understated. The impressively grand staircase has also been recently restored, ensuring that guests are rightfully enthralled from the moment they arrive. Exclusive hire of the entire venue is available at the weekend, granting you access to all 116’s wonder.
Surrounded by its own picturesque and peaceful parkland, Kensington Palace is not only a sight to behold but a wonderful and welcome escape from the non-stop hive of activity that is London city centre. No matter which of the various beautiful spaces you choose to play host to your big day – be it one of the ornate interiors or the stunning gardens and ponds – you can expect to enjoy the highest level of service courtesy of the professional and experienced team. In spite of the secluded feeling, you needn’t worry about being cut off from the convenience of the city, with the nearest tube stop just 9 minutes away.
Indisputably one of the world’s finest palaces, Hampton Court Palace is certainly well versed in the running of a successful and esteemed event, having played host to all sorts of luxurious soirees, grand galas and world-class banquets throughout the centuries. From the vast and imposing state rooms inside to the cobbled courtyards and magnificent gardens outside, the attention to detail never wavers. Upon booking, you will be assigned a dedicated events manager who will ensure that every aspect of the day is executed to the very highest standard.