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.
If you’re looking for a warehouse-meets-glam style wedding venue, Martello Hall could just be the one for you. With three floors, including a roof terrace, Martello Hall is a popular spot for a party of all types – including a wedding party. It has a late night license, bar and restaurant (featuring proper good grub). Find out more about one of Hackney’s favourite venues right here.
Just a short walk from Hackney Central station, Hackney Church Brew Co is a new ‘Brewpub’ in the trendy area. The venue is lucky enough to be filled with loads of natural light, with enough space for 80 caberet style or 300 standing. That means it could make the perfect wedding reception venue. With a friendly team on hand to help with anything they possibly can, a wedding at Hackney Church Brew Co is guaranteed to be a smooth and stress-free day – minus those natural wedding day jitters. Find out more and speak to the team right here!
Ideal for a hipster or alternative style wedding is Studio 9294 in Hackney Wick. It has that industrial chic look which is oh-so-popular at the moment, with two spaces available – both with high ceilings and on-site catering facilities. Not only this, but Studio 9294 has a courtyard area which makes for a great drinks reception area before you and your guests sit down for the wedding breakfast. It’s got plenty of room for a dancefloor too, so you guys can dance the night away. Check it out!
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.
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.