Some couples fancy a rustic, DIY wedding straight out of Pinterest, some couples want to elope to a remote island, and some couples picture themselves tying the knot in a classic, traditional building. Some of London’s most stunning historical buildings are now available to hire for weddings, so we’ve put together a selection of our favourite traditional wedding venues:
Location: Hyde Park Corner
Capacity: 600 standing, 250 seated
Check it out here: No.4 Hamilton Place
No.4 Hamilton Place has a selection of beautiful spaces to choose from, including the Argyll Room & Garden Terrace overlooking Hyde Park. The rooms are light, ornate and elegant, and the service is impeccable. Ideal for summer weddings to make the most of the terrace.
Capacity: 120 standing, 100 seated
Check it out here: Pewterers’ Hall
One of the few Livery Halls with its own tranquil garden, Pewterer’s Hall can host wedding receptions for up to 100 people. It’s understated yet charming, and the building is well located with lots of transport links nearby.
Capacity: 700 standing, 480 seated
Check it out here: Royal Horticultural Halls
Royal Horticultural Halls has a stunning glass vaulted seating, so you can say I Do under the stars. Perfect for Spring and Autumn weddings, the venue is fully licensed and has a private bridal room for quick changes and touch-ups.
Capacity: 600 standing, 450 seated
Check it out here: Porchester Hall
Porchester Hall is a Grade II listed building, decorated in an Art Deco style. It has ornamental bronze and wrought-iron bannisters, striking marble walls and a crystal chandelier.
Location: Mansion House
Capacity: 250 standing, 200 seated
Check it out here: Painters’ Hall
Painters’ Hall can accommodate up to 180 guests for a formal, seated dinner, or 250 for a standing reception. There are three distinct rooms, and couples at Painters’ Hall can enjoy exclusive use of the entire venue.
Capacity: 450 standing, 400 seated
Check it out here: LSO St Luke’s
This stunning LSO St Luke’s is a great compromise between a traditional building and modern amenities. Great for weddings with a big guest list, and their remarkable lighting systems are included in the hire.
Location: St. James’s
Capacity: 400 standing, 250 seated
Check it out here: 116 Pall Mall
116 Pall Mall – owned by Her Majesty herself, don’t you know – is a truly remarkable venue. The Waterloo room has real gold leaf linen wallpaper, and the entrance features a beautiful marble mosaic – so you can make a grand entrance. Parts of Downton Abbey were filmed here, so it’s good enough for Dame Maggie Smith it’s good enough for me.
Location: Liverpool Street
Capacity: 150 standing, 60 seated
Check it out here: Victorian Bath House
We love Victorian Bath House – it’s been beautifully refurbished, and is a traditional venue with it’s own unique twist. They have an amazing period menu and their infamous cocktails will keep your guests very happy. Ideal for smaller weddings in an opulent setting.
Capacity: 800 standing, 28 seated
Check it out here: Banking Hall
From the towering marble columns to the stunning Art Deco finishes, Banking Hall is a space that never fails to impress. With a generous capacity of 800, it’s especially well suited to large-scale receptions, and the service is always impeccable.
Location: Lombard Street
Capacity: 600 standing, 170 seated
Check it out here: Grace Hall
Regardless whether there are as few as 10 guests or as many as 600, every couple is made to feel special at Grace Hall. A stunning and grand Art Deco venue but with modern styling to suit a contemporary couple.
Capacity: 250 standing, 158 seated
Check it out here: Searcys Vintners’ Hall
The 17th Century architecture of Vintner’s Hall has been beautifully maintained. Operated by Searcy’s, a catering company founded in 1847, you can rest-assured that the food and wine is going to impress.