If your wedding is fast approaching and you want to make it an unforgettable day for both yourself and all your guests, then choosing the right venue is often the first and most important step. Particularly if you opt for somewhere a little unusual and off the beaten track, you set the scene for a truly memorable occasion. That said, any of the following venues in West London would be ideal.
Century is a private members’ club that is a self-described hidden gem, discreetly tucked away on Shaftsbury Avenue in the heart of the popular area of Soho, mere minutes from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube stations. Spread across 5 floors in all, spaces available include a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a meeting room, a screening room, and arguably best of all; Soho’s largest rooftop terrace. Bringing a professional standard and exclusive feel to all sorts of different events, receptions at Century can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Found in Trafalgar Square, St Martin in the Fields is a unique and charming amalgamation of both historic and contemporary architectural styles, making for a unique and welcoming ambience. The mouth-watering menus and top notch quality of service should keep everyone in good spirits, while the DJ and late license will ensure that the party can keep going long into the night. Its 150 person capacity makes it good for somewhat smaller sale weddings, while the abundance of nearby transport links, including Charing Cross, mean no one should have to miss the fun.
The Hospital Club offers bars, lounges, a restaurant, a screening room and a gallery, making it one of the city’s most adaptable event spaces, fit for all sorts of occasions. You can have a formal dinner for up to 120 people or a more relaxed drinks reception for 300, depending on the vibe you want for your big day, but regardless, the beautiful modern décor, state of the art facilities and sheer attention to detail should delight. Being just a 5 minute walk from Covent Garden and 10 minutes from Holborn tube stations, it is also well connected to the rest of London.
At White Space, you get exactly what the name implies; a totally white blank canvas that functions as an ultra-modern event space. With 1000 square feet of space on offer between 2 individual spaces, events can be held here for up to 100 guests, making this a great choice if you want your wedding to have a more intimate feel. Highlights include the designated bar area and the high-spec lighting system which allows you to change the colour of the space at the mere touch of a button. Found right in the heart of the ever-bustling West End, it sits just 2 minutes from Leicester Square tube station, keeping it well connected to the rest of London.
Like a Willy Wonka factory for gin lovers, Graphic Bar boasts an impressive selection of more than 300 varieties of gin, meaning the drinks should certainly flow throughout the celebration. With space for bookings anywhere between 20 and 220 people, it is a flexible venue great for both intimate and larger weddings. No matter the size however, the kitchen will keep the partygoers happy with their sharing plates, canapés and bowl foods, which go perfectly alongside the drinks. It’s also in an excellent location, just 4 minutes from Piccadilly Circus station.