The choice of venue is a crucial component of your wedding plans, particularly when you have an especially big guest list to cater for. Here are some of London’s best larger venue options, where you can get space without sacrificing on quality:
One Great George Street is found in the hugely popular Westminster area and is suitably grand to suit its location. There are 21 function rooms in all, making it a flexible venue that can be put to many different uses, including a wedding. With 400 guests able to attend a reception in The Great Hall and 700 in all throughout the building, it is definitely one of the city’s bigger options when it comes to hosting a celebration. The beauty of the setting, both inside and out, is perfectly suited to any big day, while the plethora of nearby transport links are sure to come in handy.
For lovers of the ever popular Art Deco style, Banking Hall would be an ideal choice of venue. The space itself is very adaptable, allowing you to create the reception you have always dreamed of, while the stunning marble columns that frame the area create a striking backdrop no matter the occasion. Other highlights include the ornate floor, the sumptuous staircase and the large windows that let in ample natural light, which are sure to impress even the most discerning of guests. In terms of capacity, you needn’t worry about running out of space, as there is room to accommodate up to 800 guests per event.
If you want a space that feels bright and airy then you can’t go far wrong with East Wintergarden, as this modern venue is dominated by the wonderful 27m high domed glass ceiling. As to the actual space you have to work with, there is the main floor, a gallery and the Promenade Room, combining to offer a very generous total capacity of 1250, more than many people could even dream of inviting to their wedding. Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, the tube station of the same name is just a mere 3 minute walk away, meaning it can be easily reached from across the city at large.
If you’re in search of somewhere dripping in opulence and steeped in a sense of history then this venue could be just what you need. Be it the stained glass, the stunning chandeliers, the sweeping ornate staircase or any number of other original features and vintage furnishings in this beautiful grade II listed gem, there is always something to please the eye at The Old Finsbury Town Hall. As if you needed further incentive to choose this handsome venue, the property is owned by the Urdang Academy, with all profits going towards student bursaries, meaning your wedding could actually help to support the Performing Arts stars of the future.
Having just been beautifully restored to bring out the most of the neo-classical finish, The Bloomsbury Ballroom is now a better choice than ever to be the setting for a wedding to be remember. Priding themselves on their vast flexibility and specifically tailored towards hosting large-scale gatherings, they can be found just a few minutes from the world renowned West End area of London. There are also several tube stations conveniently on hand, including Holborn and Tottenham Court Road, making sure you and all your guests (up to 880 of them to be precise) can get there in plenty of time to kick the celebrations off in style.