Hackney is one of the most popular boroughs of London, making it a prime choice of location for a wedding. This means there are plenty of options when it comes to the venue, including the following top picks.
The Roost is a 4-floor pub that dates back to the Victorian era – 1863 to be precise. As such, it benefits from a whole host of impressive original features that make this venue really stand out from the crowd. Statement wallpapers set the scene, while vintage furnishings and bold artwork serve to enhance the homely feel. Other highlights include the picturesque fireplaces, large windows (letting in plenty of natural light) and the French doors that lead to a pretty little planted garden. There is also a fully functioning commercial kitchen so that you can easily organise catering for your big day.
This venue can be found right next to Hackney Downs train station and just a stone’s throw from Hackney Central, making it easy for your guests to come from far and wide across London and beyond. Dalston Heights itself is on the top floor of what was once a cardboard box factory and retains some of its rustic, industrial charm, giving the venue a much sought after urban feel. Skylights flood the 7,200 square feet of space with natural light while the varied mix of unusual furnishings and props add a generous dose of fun and interest to make this place a real one off.
Just a short walk away from London Fields Overground station, Wringer & Mangle can be found in one of East London’s most popular areas – and it’s a good’un too. Complete with an ever-so-stylish adoration for plants, this place has got it all for an alternative wedding venue. Wringer & Mangle even has a full ceremony license so you can host the wedding ceremony and wedding reception there. Easy! Find out more about this gorgeous East London venue right here.
Hackney is full of cool archway venues that make the most of the railways all around East London, but not many of them come close to London Fields Arches. A unique and charming space, London Fields Arches is one of the best wedding venues in East London. Each arch has a standing capacity of 250 guests, so you can hire one or both arches depending on the number of wedding guests you have. There’s also a full kitchen and state-of-the-art sound systems to help make your big day a breeze.
Clapton Country Club is ideal for brides and grooms on the hunt for a wedding venue with a shabby chic or countryside feel. It’s a totally unique urban industrial venue in Hackney, which has proven very popular for vintage style weddings. With a capacity of 120 people seated and 180 standing, it offers plenty of space for your big day. Find out more about their wedding packages by getting in touch with the venue manager here.
What’s more alternative than celebrating your big day on a boat? Barge East is an incredible boat venue in London that can help you do just that. Docked up in Hackney Wick, Barge East is complete with a bar and kitchen, on top of its incredible views of the London skyline along the Olympic stadium. Dreamy, right? They’ve got a capacity of 120, with both outdoor and indoor spaces on the boat. Find out more!
The Pickle Factory is one for all you creative types to consider, as this 255 square metres of event space is in essence a white walled blank canvas just begging to be converted into your dream wedding reception venue. Steel ceiling beams add a touch of that industrial charm once again, but the frosted skylights ensure that the space remains bright and airy in spite of this. The capacity is a solid 180, while in terms of local transport links, you’ve got both Bethnal Green tube station and Cambridge Heath Road train station both within a simple 10 minute walk.
The basement level event space found at The Laundry is another raw and urban choice and yet in spite of its blank canvas, warehouse feel, it has all the mod cons you could need to keep your guests refreshed and entertained, including a fully installed canteen/bar, stage lighting, and a ready-to-go PA system. It has a huge 720 person capacity, making it ideally suited to larger scale celebrations, while its location in London Fields means it benefits from its close proximity to the train station of the same name, so nobody will have to worry about reaching the party, no matter where in the country they are travelling from.