Tying the knot in a unique wedding venue might be one of your more crazy ideas, but most non church weddings seamlessly join the ceremony and reception, letting you get the most from some of London’s coolest exclusive locations. You’ll find that by following your heart, and picking one great place to host both events, you can actually stretch your budget further, doing more with your decorations and theme. We’ve picked these seven hot spots because they’ll let you do anything you want, from drinks to dancing, all in one super-cool place.
Spread across 3 floors and various interlocking areas, Saatchi boasts a total of 70,000 square feet of event space. Each of the galleries available for hire comes complete with generous ceiling height, striking wood flooring and Barasol lights which cleverly replicate natural daylight whilst being fully dimmable. Finished in a simple, white and highly contemporary style, the spaces function as blank canvases, allowing you the opportunity to put your own stamp on the décor to create your own bespoke setting; bringing to life your dream wedding.
This old filter house sits on the banks of the West Reservoir lake. For those who like water sports, or enjoy lakeside activities, the industrial charm and direct lake access offered by the Stoke Newington West Reservoir will be sure to please. The entire facility is decorated in white, and supported by massive open steel beams stretching up into the heights. Private and intimate dining rooms feature full height windows, bathing the space in light, while kayaking, sailing, or swimming can be had in the lake. For those planning to make a late go of it, there’s no issue with parking or event timing.
Just steps from London’s well known Barbican Center, you’ll find 420 meters of paradise protected by an impressive glass roof. Stepping in, tropical plants and trees will greet you, with more than 2,000 species throughout. The air is fresh as only this much greenery can provide, and there are pools of exotic fish to charm and delight your reception guests. One of the most unique and interesting venues in the world, the natural appeal of the place will leave you amazed and pleased. Perfect for winter weddings, where you want green life to embrace you and your groom as vows are exchanged. It’s a place you’ll love, and always remember.
West London at its finest, the Loft Studios is a place you’ll fall in love with the moment you step in. It’s a natural beauty, with open brickwork throughout, skylights, and huge windows that absolutely bathe the place in natural and welcoming light. The vaulted ceilings are uncovered, displaying the beauty of the unfinished wood beams, with skylights opening up to blue heights, or a starry night. Room for catering, coffee, and camaraderie, your guests will love the space. You’ll fall in love with the beauty it brings to your wedding ceremony and reception, while your groom will appreciate the unfinished appeal.
Empty space has never been more beautiful or more appealing than what the Oval Space offers. It’s a lovely blank canvas, that will allow you to bring a lifetime of wedding dreams and desires to life. From the amazing array of interesting lighting options, to the limitless possibilities of what you can do with flowers, you will find it’s a little bit of wonderland in the heart of London. There are two separate terraces featured with the venue, and the Bethnal Green Gas Holders provide an iconic backdrop. Summers will welcome BBQ possibilities, while winters lovers will enjoy the inner warmth as they look out from the huge windows found throughout. This space has endless possibility.
Everything we put together in life is a collection of shapes, where we eventually share and combine our lives into one. SHAPES embraces this concept, with movable walls that can expand and define the shapes you choose for your wedding event. Located in an old printing factory, this venue is a well known arts space in Hackney Wick, London’s creative arts hub. You’ll love the location and the industrial modern art appeal, particularly as it lends itself to bringing brilliant and unique ideas to life. Anything you do here is sure to charm guests. One of the great benefits of movable walls is that you can also be flexible with event staff and their setup.