Here at Canvas we proudly showcase a wide selection of top London landmarks, some vast; some intimate, but all with historic, cultural and architectural importance. They can be utilised for many different event types, with any of the venues featured here bringing an automatic sense of significance and luxury to the occasion.
Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for both daytime and evening events. With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop which can be tailored to any event brief. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for press days, fashion events, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and exhibitions. Included in the hire are two private balconies for your guests to enjoy. Whether you prefer to watch the sunset across the River Thames from the south-facing balcony or marvel at our sensational fountains from the north-facing balcony, the Portico Rooms are a truly stunning venue for your event. The Portico Rooms is connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings. Steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, the Navy Board Rooms are an impressive suite of rooms with a distinctive sense of charm and heritage. Climbing the grand, sweeping Nelson Staircase is an experience, as each flight is a one-off architectural work of art. Entering the main space, marble fireplaces and wooden floors create a grand atmosphere with large sash windows offering panoramic views across the River Thames. Originally home to the Navy Board, overseeing British naval affairs as the country set about building an empire., the Navy Board Rooms are now a hugely popular venue for meetings, conferences, receptions, intimate dinners, and press days.
Scarfes Bar, features a roaring fire, a collection of cosy velvet armchairs and shelves filled with over 1,000 antique books hand-picked by a Portobello antiques dealer. Available to hire daily between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for private use, accommodating up to 120 guests. Hold a breakfast meeting or talk and discover a true sense of place and style in this unique venue.
In the heart of London’s vibrant East End, an inspiring destination for private, corporate and charity events. A truly unique venue, Hawkmoor’s beautifully restored Baroque masterpiece, offers a magnificent backdrop with several versatile spaces. Impress your guests with our 300-year-old Nave, with its soaring Tuscan columns it's the perfect space for up to 600 guests, while our vaulted Crypt is perfect for those more intimate events for up to 250 guests. Within easy reach of Liverpool Street and Aldgate East Station, This is a memorable setting for drink receptions, banquets, meetings, dinners, conferences and exhibitions, concerts, filming and other events for between 10 and 600 guests.
Set in a modern, glass-fronted building, the Paternoster sits right next to St Paul's Cathedral, providing the perfect metaphor for London today: the modern juxtaposed against the traditional. This theme continues inside, the Paternoster is set in a bright, airy, open plan space, but still retains the traditional values that encapsulate the British pub.
Situated in the Medieval heart of The City of London, Hawksmoor Guildhall is the perfect location for any event. Whether it's a wedding reception, corporate dinners, charity parties, exhibitions, filming, bar hire or brand activations; our venue offers a distinctive character and has the versatility of accommodating any type of bespoke event. Our in-house events coordinator will co-ordinate every aspect of your event and support you throughout the planning process, ensuring everything is perfect on your special day Capacities There is also an elegant Private Dining Room for up to 24 people which includes discrete audio-visual equipment for presentations, including a 40” flat screen, perfect for a range of events; from corporate breakfasts & lunches to private parties and dinners. Main dining room: 140 seated/200 standing Bar: 45 seated/100 standing Private room: 24 seated Includes photos by Kristian Leven Photography & Voyteck Photography
Battersea Arts Centre is a unique London venue with an eclectic mix of historical architecture and theatrical flair make our building ideal for those looking for something a little different. We host a wide variety of events; from beautiful weddings and fun parties to location filming and conferences. Capacities of largest rooms in the venue (multiple spaces available): Grand Hall: Theatre: 600 Cabaret: 600 Dining: 350 Standing: 800 Council Chamber: Theatre: 160 Cabaret: 150 Dining: 120 Standing: 200 Boardroom: 40
Located at 62–64 Southampton Row HELLO LOVE is a contemporary retail experience and changeable story space that gives artists and brands a place to co-create and present. The venue is spread between a ground floor and basement and is ideal for Pop-Ups, Product Launches, Sample Sales and Press Days Large floor to ceiling windows present an immersive experience to the steady flow of traffic between Holborn, Russell Sq. and the British Museum.
This unique venue in London is a heritage building nestled in the trendy central neighbourhood of Hoxton, making it ideal as a wedding venue, corporate and conference venue, as well as host to drinks receptions, brand engagement, away days, private dining, workshops, cinema and festivals. The Geffrye's expansive front lawns offer a blank-canvas outdoor venue, and an incredibly rare green space so close to the City. Shaded by impressive London Plane trees and set against the backdrop of Grade I listed almshouses, this is a unique space with which to make a real impression.
Located on the 6th Floor at 2 More London Riverside, the Tower Room offers stunning views of Tower Bridge, the City of London and Canary Wharf. It has the versatility to accommodate a variety of events, from conference, theatre and cabaret-style meetings to corporate events, receptions, product launches and workshops. The Tower Room can also be used for photo shoots or video productions, with iconic landmarks in the background as an impressive setting.Weekdays (full day from 8am – 5pm): £2,250Weekdays (half day from 8am-12am or 1pm-5pm): £1,500Everyday Evenings 5pm-10pm: £2,800Weekend (full day 8am - 10pm): £5,450Weekend (morning, afternoon or evening): £2,800
Originally a barrel-vaulted bargehouse linked directly to the Thames, the are now our most modern and adaptable events space. Spread over the ground floor and mezzanine level of the South Wing, this network of rooms have been reinvented as home to Somerset House’s most celebrated exhibitions and hosts annual exhibitions such as Photo London and the London Design Festival, as well as one-off shows curated by Somerset House’s in-house team. The is one of our more exclusive spaces, rarely available for private hire, when available the mezzanine level is an impressive space for large-scale dinners and receptions, while the whole of the Galleries offers a spectacular space for press days and conferences. Its dramatic steel and glass feature staircases, hardstone flooring and bright walls introduce a contemporary and urban element to this historic space. Offering the flexibility of a blank canvas space, the can be transformed and are also the perfect backdrop for catwalk show and fashion presentations.
Today, the beauty and scale of this spectacular venue continue to inspire its guests, just as they did for the kings, queens and courtiers who have celebrated and banqueted here since 1622. Whatever your occasion, our events team is here to help you create an experience your guests will always remember. Conveniently located in London, the Banqueting House is an atmospheric and exuberant venue.
The Lansdowne Club is a private members club located in the heart of London's West End, where 18th century grandeur meets stylish Art Deco. Steeped in history, our selection of private function rooms offer you a unique and inspirational setting in which to hold your board meeting, seminar, training course, exhibition, private lunch, dinner party or wedding. Centrally located and easily accessible by road or public transport, the Lansdowne Club is the perfect solution for any event, big or small.
Located on the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate, SUSHISAMBA delivers a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and striking design to London. The venue has the highest outdoor terraces in the UK, offering unparalleled views of London. The dynamic layout of the space offers an ideal setting for events both large and small. We are pleased to accommodate private dining in the lounge for up to 40 guests, through to SUSHISAMBA exclusive hire of 450 guests.
The velodrome, with its iconic sweeping roof and the fastest track on the planet made sporting history during London 2012 but this special venue offers more than just cycling. Sure to inspire and impress, it’s also a show stopping base for your next conference, exhibition or meeting.
21 Arlington Street, a beautiful, elegant Grade II* listed property. This unique venue in London was originally built in 1740 for Richard Boyle - 2nd (and last) Viscount Shannon. Centrally located in London’s West End, 21 Arlington Street is just a few steps from the Ritz Hotel. The three private rooms available are situated on the first floor, with the main Boardroom overlooking Green Park. Perfect for private dinner parties, receptions, business meetings, product launches and filming. Not available after 11pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ditch dry hire rate starts at £550+VAT per hour/ £5,000+VAT per day The Ditch is the untouched basement of the original Grade II listed building. Over a dozen interconnecting rooms with original features, exposed brickwork and pipes, fireplaces and stoves provide a unique and intimate setting for events. Although it has an abandoned aesthetic, The Ditch has full production capabilities and remains as flexible and responsive as the rest of the building. It can be transformed to create an immersive setting for memorable product launches, creative fundraising events, unique receptions, conference breakout spaces and even dining.
Your wedding day is going to be a day to remember no matter what, but if you have your head set on looking and feeling luxe, then there are some really simple things that you can do to add that feeling of quality to your day. Soon everyone will remember your wedding as one of the classiest that they’ve ever been to.
Hang Extra Lights
Lighting is important in any venue and having extra light will ensure that your décor is looking its best. Consider having chandeliers from the ceiling for the truly luxurious look. Rows of fairy lights will do the trick as well. They can accentuate any hidden nooks and crannies of your venue and add a touch of magic to your day. Candles are another must for this. They can really change the room from being too bare into a beautifully intimate gathering.
Never underestimate the power of greenery. While your florals themselves are important, having touches of green around the room will show the level of care that has gone into the decoration. Wrapping greenery around pillars and entranceways makes the room seem full of life and worked in with touches of florals in the same colour scheme as your bouquet and your guests will think they’ve walked into paradise.
Have a Grand Entrance
If you want your wedding to be the most luxurious of the season, you can’t beat the grand entrance. Pick a song that really speaks to you, and that the guests will be able to recognise when it starts playing. If you’re not sure about whether you want a long train or veil, just think about what you want for your entrance. Elegance is simple as well as luxe, so decide on the feel that you are going for. Lanterns and flowers decorating the aisle can really add to this, so don’t dismiss them straight away.
Pick a Landmark Venue
Ultimately, the venue that you choose will say a lot about the style of wedding that you have. There are so many gorgeous wedding venues in London, that it can be hard to choose! Focus on what you really want out of your day, and if it is the luxurious feel that you are going for, remember that there are a lot of landmark buildings for hire in the city, some places that you probably didn’t even know about! Take your time on your search and consider all aspects of your day before making the decision.
Focus on the Details
The details of any wedding day are always important. People will tell you that many guests won’t notice, but some will. The main thing is you will notice them! Having linens and tableware that you love and that fits in well with your theme is going to really add something to the day. It is the little extras that really bring your wedding up a notch in luxury.
Drapes are a fantastic way to decorate a room with very high ceilings. Having bands of gossamer drapes along the beams will have the room looking like it’s stepped straight out of a romance novel – in all the best ways. They can make the room more intimate while adding a certain softness that is needed in a room full of tables and chairs. You can either match your wedding colours or stick to white or ivory for a classic style.
Divide the Space
Dividing the space into sections is a great way of accentuating the things that you want. For example, the cake table and the guestbook table can be made into features of their own, surrounded by other décor to make them into a little wedding haven. Dividing a large room in this way keeps it classy while still being intimate.
Simplicity can go a long way. Simple elegance can be luxurious, so in this case, sometimes less is more. If your venue is on the smaller side, then don’t over-do it on the décor as this will make the room seem too closed in. Having simple colours and space to move between tables is more important than fancy centrepieces. The same goes for your dress. If you want something luxurious, you don’t have to have lots of lace or sparkle, simple can look just as elegant.
Keep to a Colour Theme
Having a colour theme will allow you to choose all of your decorations with confidence. It should fit in with the bridal party and the flowers and is the one thing that will tie the whole room together. Usually, you have one or two main colours, one secondary colour, and a metallic accent. Having the accent is sometimes the most important. Not only will this add a little bit of shimmer to your venue, but if you know what it is, you can keep it the same throughout.
Be True to Yourself
If there’s one way to give yourself a luxurious wedding, it’s this. Don’t let ideas about décor take away from the fact that you are marrying your best friend. Your wedding day should reflect you as a couple – your hobbies and the things that you enjoy doing. If your guests can see this, then your wedding day will be perfect.
Every wedding day is different, and there’s no right or wrong way to do anything when it comes to your big day. If you are looking for something on the luxurious side however, hopefully we’ve shown you how easy this look can be to achieve!