West London is famous around the world for its cultural heritage and this understandably makes it a highly desirable place to hold a wedding. If you want to nab one of the best venues on offer, this means you’ll need to get in there ahead of the crowds, so here is a handpicked selection of top choices to save you some of the leg work.
Capacity: 180 standing, 130 seated
Check it out here: Ognisko
With its grand entrance, majestic staircase and fabulous ballroom, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is a wedding venue to remember. Not far from South Kensington station, Ognisko is a beautiful West London spot. As an old Victorian building, you can be sure that this wedding reception venue has the charm factor. Find out more about this little gem right here.
Capacity: 400 standing, 300 seated
Check it out here: Royal Hospital Chelsea
If you’re looking for a large traditional wedding venue, Royal Hospital Chelsea could be the one for you! It’s a totally unique venue with a number of historic and beautiful spaces available to hire, indoors and outdoors. This Grade I heritage site was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and makes for an incredibly stylish wedding reception.
Location: Earl’s Court
Capacity: 150 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: Refettorio Felix
Refettorio Felix is a private dining venue near Earl’s Court. It’s a great option for a relaxed wedding reception as it has plenty of space for the wedding catering of your choice (including a fully-equipped professional kitchen) and a stage if you have any wedding entertainment planned too. Plus, all proceeds raised through any private functions goes towards helping vulnerable members of the community, including rough sleepers and those with mental health issues. Find out more about Refettorio Felix as a wedding venue.
Capacity: 150 standing, 80 seated
Check it out here: The Orangery
Right in the heart of Holland Park, one of London’s prettiest areas, you will find The Orangery, one of the city’s very best hidden gems and an ideal venue for a wedding. This palace built from glass and stone is striking, though still simple enough to be tailored to your own tastes when it comes to the décor. It’s still only a little over 10 minutes on foot from High Street Kensington tube station too, meaning it is easy to reach. Best of all, it’s licenced to hold the ceremony as well as the reception, meaning you needn’t travel from one venue to another during your big day.
Location: Sloane Square
Capacity: 1500 standing, 440 seated
Check it out here: Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi is comprised of 70,000 square feet of prime event space spread across 3 floors and several interconnected areas. Throughout each of the spaces you will find high ceilings, wood floors and Barasol lights (which cleverly simulate natural light) to give an overall modern feel. The décor has deliberately been kept to a minimalist style, allowing you to put your own stamp on things to make your special day truly feel like your own. When it comes to transport options, Sloane Square tube station is close by, with Victoria Station not too far away either.