A smaller and intimate wedding reception venue can bring unique ideas to life, letting unusual themes be adapted to cool locations that can meet any budget. If you’re not looking to invite half of London to your marriage, there’s no need to rent out space for it. Instead, consider some of the more chic locations in town, that have a focus on personal space. Venues like this allow family and friends to come together in celebration of the bride and groom on their special day. We’ve picked out seven places that are sure to charm you with their personal touches and romantic appeal.
If your theme is New York in London, then the loft style feel of 4th Floor Studios will suit perfectly. It’s floored throughout in hardwood, and has large brick walls finished in white. The bamboo rooftop BBQ area will give you space for early guests to mingle, and the two kitchens will make sure no one goes hungry later. For your wedding, the bright white of the place lends itself to any color of decorations or flowers, and will let you be more creative with your theme than you might otherwise be able to. Those who stay late will appreciate the full service barista coffee as well, particularly if there was an early wedding ceremony the night before.
There’s no shortage of old factories and warehouse locations in London, but Dalston Heights takes the restoration of those areas to new heights. The venue crowns an old cardboard box factory, perched on the 5th floor. It’s covered by a pitched roof, and is flooded with natural light from skylights running the length of the roof. It’s got a uniquely urban feel, while still being charming and intimate enough to host small or large wedding events. Offering plenty of eclectic furnishings and props that can be moved as needed, guests and event coordinators will love it. The kitchen facilities are available for catering too, letting you save a bit.
Located in the beautiful Primrose Hill, just a short distance away from Chalk Farm tube station, The Princess has everything you need to have a fabulous wedding reception with your friends and family. It’s ideal for those looking for a stylish pub venue with a warm and welcoming feel. With three floors in total, there are a number of rooms you can hire out for your big day. Find out more about this charming venue and how you can book right here.
Le Grenier is a gorgeous loft space area that is perfect for small weddings. With capacity for 120 people standing and 62 people dining, this former warehouse is great for a intimate and cosy feel. You’ll find this venue in Clerkenwell; down a cobbled mews and next to the historic Smithfield market.
A courtyard entrance, intimate space for 50 to 250 guests, an open kitchen, full bar, and an outstanding audio visual set up are just some of the great things about the Tanner & Co venue. Featuring floor to ceiling columns, adjustable lighting, and ample furnishings throughout, there is little you or your guests will want for, and none of it that can’t be arranged. One of the best locations in town for a reception, this is a comfortable and inviting space that’s sure to please. Just steps from London’s Borough Market, last minute additions or adjustments to your wedding event will be easily made.
This is one of the more interesting places you could host your wedding reception, and not only because it’s the Pickle Factory. It’s a cozy and small venue, with an industrial and unfinished feel. The steel beams that support the roof are a great place to hang lights and decorations, while the lack of any real distinct features will let you bring even the most creative of ideas to life. Your guests will love the unique modern and unfinished feel of the space, and you’ll love the fact that quite literally anything goes here. Your imagination is the only limitation. If you love decorating, you’ll love all that you can do in this gem of a find.
The walls and ceiling at Mews of Mayfair are completely covered in a bold and beautiful map print, creating a wonderfully unique aesthetic and a clear talking point. Offering all the luxury of its Mayfair location at affordable prices, the service can be tailored to suit your wedding’s individual needs. With space for just 40 standing guests or 28 for a more formal seated dinner, it’s easy to keep things on the low-key side, allowing you to focus on spending quality time with those you love most on your special day, rather than feel overwhelmed with trying to accommodate a massive guest list.