For their blend of old-school, urban vibes and generous, open spaces, warehouse venues are becoming an increasingly popular choice as the setting for weddings. If you’re looking to get in on the craze, here are some of the very best that London has to offer.
Hackney is a hotbed for industrial style venues, and is home to the cool Clapton Country Club. With columns, wood panelling, and raw, distressed brickwork, The Clapton Country Club is a flexible offering with smaller studios as well as a commercial kitchen and outdoor seating area.
The space on offer at the Tanner Warehouse near London Bridge is a perfect balance between a warehouse feel and a blank canvas venue. With wedding capacity for up to 150 guests, there’s also an outdoor courtyard for balmy summer evenings. Tanner Warehouse has the latest AV technology so you can show off your partner’s most embarrassing baby photos in HD.
Swan Wharf is a Victorian warehouse complex, with a whopping total capacity of more than 2800 – so you needn’t worry about having to hold back with the guest list! The six indoor and outdoor spaces on offer combine to cover more than 20,000 square feet in all, with the venue found close to the River Lea, overlooking Olympic Park. Another adaptable venue, the various spaces can be configured to meet specific requirements if desired.
Set against the striking backdrop of the Bethnal Green Gas Holders, Oval Space boasts 5000 square feet of unobstructed event space, making it perfect for getting all your guests together. The two terraces which frame the main space are ideal spots for a summer reception, and there are BBQ facilities onsite too. With the nearest rail link a quick two-minute walk away, it’s very well connected to the city.
Found in the heart of London’s tech hub, Shoreditch Studios is made up of two railway arches. Your guests will be soaking up that vintage city flavour, with distinctive arched ceilings and exposed brick. Studio 1 is overlooked by a mezzanine, which is ideal for bridal photos, whilst the dressing rooms make for handy prep space. There’s also a generous courtyard, perfect for stepping out to get a breath of fresh air.
Dating back to the turn of the century, Village Underground has retained many of the original features that grant it so much character and charm, from extensive exposed brickwork to the iconic arched ceilings. With a capacity of more than 700 they’ve got space for everyone you’re friends with on Facebook and then some, so perfect for big weddings.