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Find and book one of London's most unique wedding ceremony venues for your big day, all licensed to perform marriages and civil partnerships on their premises.... Wedding Ceremony Venues for Hire in London | Canvas Events Wedding Ceremony Venues for Hire in London | Canvas Events
 

Wedding Ceremony Venues in London

Find and book the most unique wedding ceremony venues in London

Wedding ceremony-only venues offer some very unique and unusual places to get married in London. Civil ceremony venues are licensed to legally perform marriages and civil partnerships on their premises and your choice of venues is abundant in the diverse city of London. You can go on to have your reception at the same place, or take the party somewhere else after the vows are exchanged.
  • Bankside

    26 Leake Street

    Standing 1500
    Theatre 800
    Dining 350
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  • Hackney Road

    Mama Shelter

    Standing 100
    Theatre 60
    Dining 60
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  • Mayfair

    No.4 Hamilton Place

    Standing 600
    Theatre 250
    Dining 180
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  • Cannon Street

    The Walbrook Club

    Standing 130
    Theatre 50
    Dining 40
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  • Milton Keynes

    Brewhouse & Kitchen Milton Keynes

    Standing 200
    Theatre 150
    Dining 120
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  • Soho

    The Groucho Club

    Standing 500
    Theatre 60
    Dining 100
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  • Knightsbridge

    Canvas Knightsbridge

    Standing 200
    Theatre 80
    Dining 90
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  • Tower Hill

    Bellavita Academy

    Standing 130
    Theatre 80
    Dining 60
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  • Covent Garden

    La Goccia

    Standing 150
    Theatre 40
    Dining 150
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  • Greenwich

    Mama Fuego

    Standing 400
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  • Hackney Central

    Hackney Church Brew Co

    Standing 300
    Theatre 80
    Dining 80
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  • Soho

    The Union Club

    Standing 300
    Theatre 80
    Dining 110
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Planning a Wedding Ceremony to Remember

Let’s be honest, getting married is a big deal. You want everything to be just right, and for it to be a day that you truly love and will remember forever. While you might be getting into the detail of the food and the party aspect it’s important not to neglect the actual ceremony. This will be where you’ll be exchanging vows after all. If you already have a wedding reception venue in mind and want to choose somewhere else close by for your ceremony, then there are a few things that you’ll need to remember to make sure that everything runs smoothly, and the guests keep smiling.


Choosing the Perfect Venue


The great thing about having a ceremony-only venue is that it’s then easy to find one that you can legally get married at. While there are hundreds of reception venues in London, you can’t get the paperwork completed at all of them, which can necessitate a trip to the registry office the day before your wedding! In order to have the reception of your dreams and get legally married on the same day, many brides and grooms opt to start at a different venue for their ceremony and then move on somewhere else for the reception. It’s a really great idea that can provide the happy couple with the best of both worlds. And with loads of registered wedding ceremony venues for hire in London, you’re definitely not going to be stuck for choice.


Transport


Before you get into the details of what you want your ceremony to be like, you need to make sure that the venue that you have chosen is going to work with the reception. How far away are the two? How far is the ceremony venue from where you are getting ready? How are you going to get there? While cars are normally hired, it’s also time to think about how your guests are going to travel from one venue to the other. If they are expected to drive, is there parking for everyone? A great idea is to order a bus for all your guests to be whisked away in after the ceremony is over. This way if you have a drinks reception at the ceremony venue, everyone will be able to partake and won’t be thinking about traffic!


Theme


The great thing about having two separate venues for your ceremony and reception, is that you can essentially have two separate weddings! Many brides stick to one theme throughout the day, but you don’t need to do this. You can go romantic and classic at the ceremony, and then the reception can be a little bit more out there and have more of a party feel. There can even be two dresses involved! It can be difficult to settle on a style that you want for your wedding, so this way you can incorporate more than one in a straightforward way. Afterall, both venues will be decorated separately, and this is where your theme really comes to life.


Vows


This is, of course, a big decision to make, and one that you’ll need to talk about together. Do you want to stick to the traditional vows? Or do you want to write your own instead or as well as? Writing your own vows can be daunting, but it can also be something that you do together as a couple as opposed to separately. It can be a chance for you both to make the promises that mean the most to you. At the same time, there’s nothing wrong with just sticking to the classics, sometimes they say all that’s ever needed.


Time to Think about Music


What song will the bride walk down the aisle to? This is perhaps one of the most important music choices to make, after the first dance song of course. This is also the perfect chance to inject some of your personality into proceedings. Most people go for an acoustic version of their chosen track, but again this is entirely up to you. Are you getting someone in to play or are you playing it through a phone? Making sure that whatever tech is needed is there and working will be something you do during the rehearsal or set-up stage. You will also need music to be played when you are signing the registry, as well as the exit music for when you leave the room as husband and wife! The exit music is generally a little bit more upbeat and also more modern, but again, the decisions are all yours.


The Flowers


When decorating any venue, the flowers are what people generally think about. Yet you can have as many or as few at your ceremony venue as you want. Some venues are beautiful on their own and need very little in the way of décor added to them. If this is the case, think about the fact that sometimes less really can be more. It’s always best not to make any venue look over cluttered. When it comes to the bouquets and boutonnieres, it’s time to bring out all your favourite flowers! The style and colours will generally match the theme of the day, not to mention the wedding dress! Yet if you have a favourite flower, then there’s no reason it should be left out of the proceedings.


Your wedding ceremony is all about the love you and your partner share, and so it’s important to try and relax even in the midst of all of the planning! Luckily, most venues have an amazing team on hand to help you with all of the important details, so there’s no reason to worry. No matter what, make your ceremony about you as a couple, and there’s unlikely to be a dry eye in the house.