A unique alternative to traditional venues is to find something different, by choosing a venue that has vibe, and is suited to your theme. While the coolest places aren’t always easy to find, they are out there, and we’ve uncovered some of London’s best-kept-secret event spaces in the list below.
Capacity: 350 standing, 200 seated
Check it out here: MC Motors
MC Motors is an incredibly unique East London warehouse, found in Dalston. It’s filled with character and charm, making it popular for all types of events – including weddings. MC Motors has plenty of history too which adds the edge to this alternative venue, so it’s definitely one to impress the wedding guests.
Location: Hackney Central
Capacity: 300 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: Hackney Church Brew Co
Just a short walk from Hackney Central, Hackney Church Brew Co is a newly opened ‘Brewpub’. As an archway venue, it’s been transformed into a cool events space with lots of natural lighting and an outdoor area. It’s the perfect space for a summer wedding reception in London, where you can make the most of the alternative interior as well as the large garden.
Capacity: 700 standing, 300 seated
Check it out here: Hoxton Docks
This canal side venue for hire in London could make the perfect spot for your wedding celebrations. Hoxton Docks is a blank canvas venue with a difference – it’s an incredibly versatile venue which can be set up in so many different ways, and for so many different events. They’ve even got two rooftop venue locations on site, as well as courtyards available to hire. Find out more by getting in touch with the venue manager!
Capacity: 200 standing, 110 seated
Check it out here: Brunswick House
Brunswick House is a Georgian mansion found in the heart of Vauxhall, very close to the station itself. Mainly used as a wedding, they are also open to private dining and corporate events. If you are looking at hiring Brunswick House as your wedding venue, you may have a traditional theme in mind as its vintage interiors and artwork will really complement that.
Capacity: 1500 standing, 800 seated
Check it out here: 26 Leake Street
This super trendy archway venue consists of two versatile event spaces, which you can hire individually or in combination depending on how big your wedding party is. 26 Leake Street has plenty of standing room and dining room, giving you the opportunity to really play around with the blank space to bring together your perfect wedding vision.
Location: Covent Garden
Capacity: 100 standing, 60 seated
Check it out here: The Shop
Ideal for a smaller, more intimate civil ceremonies or wedding receptions, The Shop is a truly stunning wedding venue option. Found in the heart of Central London, this magical venue connected to La Goccia restaurant is part of a Grade II listed building. The room is filled with natural light and incredible floral displays that make it oh-so-unique.
Capacity: 250 standing, 120 seated
Check it out here: Friendly Place
Friendly Place was originally built in the 1930s as a spice warehouse, but now this 7,500 square foot space is a venue available for hire. With a load of industrial chic backdrops, as well as a large kitchen area, this charming event space makes for a quirky wedding venue, for sure.
Capacity: 498 standing, 125 seated
Check it out here: 10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace
A welcoming courtyard leads to an exceptionally well-furnished art deco venue cradled in the arms of the Tanner & Co converted warehouse. It’s a place unlike most of what you’ll find in town, appealing to those embracing art and design, yet still desiring a generous twist of cool. With intimate spaces aplenty, it can comfortably host from 50 to 250 guests, and is kitted with the latest and most modern Audio Visual equipment. Entertainment, artistic design, and unlimited food and drink possibilities are the hallmarks of this great location.