Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and so it’s only right that you want to make sure everything is as perfect as it can be. A crucial step in getting everything to come together once the big day finally arrives is of course choosing the ideal venue, with so much of the additional planning and organising revolving around this vital decision. To say there are a lot of choices in London would be an understatement, and so to help make things easier for you, we’ve prepared the following selection of top pick wedding venues in London.
Goods Way is the latest addition to London’s vast array of inspirational and adaptable event venues. Brought to you by the Venue Group who, over the past few years, have worked with some of the biggest names from Corporations to Charities, Schools to Private Party Planners to deliver iconic events time and time again. Goods Way boasts a diverse collection of spaces across a 650 capacity, 16,000 sq ft site, that can work for every occasion, from a 400-Capacity Auditorium all the way through to an intimate speakeasy, our clients have the opportunity to imagine this new destination all manner of ways. We have a designated event kitchen with in-house catering solutions and also the ability to bring in external food operators. We have 6 bars across the site stocked with an excellent and diverse drinks selection. We have a Stage with a World Class Sound and Lights system and the ability to capture and stream content. Fundamentally though, none of this would be possible without our team. Some of the World’s most experienced event professionals, production crews and a multidimensional operations team who will stop short of nothing to deliver excellence every step along the way.
Lucky Voice has welcomed a brand spanking new venue in the heart of Devonshire Square, just a 3 minute walk from Liverpool Street station. Consisting of 9 private karaoke rooms, each pod caters for 4 to 25 people and includes state of the art technology, also doubling up as a stunning setting for intimate meetings and presentations, with flipcharts/whiteboards provided. Of course, every room also has the iconic Lucky Voice ‘ Thirsty’ button for room service at the flex of a digit, meaning no queuing at the bar! The large bar area is equipped with a HD projector and screen for larger demonstrations and theatre style conferences. There’s also a hefty menu of pizzas, sharing plates and drinks to choose from so guests don’t go hungry/thirsty! For information on our exclusive events, please get in touch to hear more about our Day Delegate rates and packages. Keep those vocal cords lubricated with a drink in the bar area before or after your sing, with a range of cocktails, mocktails, spirits, wine and beer available (including draught on tap!). Even more - head to the dancefloor for live DJs spinning the tunes every weekend and don’t forget to get a pic in London's largest disco Wrecking Ball! Lucky Voice Liverpool Street is the perfect place for social events, whether that be team building or work dos, birthdays or hen & stag parties. Come and cut loose and release your inner Beyonce? at Lucky Voice Liverpool Street!
GOT A CONCEPT? BRING IT TO LIFE! Right in the heart of Shoreditch on Great Eastern Street, Iron Bloom shows signs of its former life as an ironworks in its industrial styling, cast iron pillars, high ceilings and old industrial lift shaft, converted into a suspended DJ booth. Equipped with a cocktail bar, commercial kitchen with a charcoal oven, and a full sound system, this three-tiered space makes for a versatile venue for top notch events that blend historic rusticity with a warm, modern feel in a relaxed ambience. KEY OFFERINGS: Industrial interior design Astounding sound system Fully licensed commercial bar & kitchen Exterior & Interior Branding SPECIALISING IN: Brand Activations Product Launches Pop up restaurants / Supper clubs Parties, Events & Meetings
All Star style...Cocktails on the lanes, Champagne at the bar, All American burgers in the restaurant and legendary private parties. Holborn is our first venue in London and benefits from a 2am license on Fridays & Saturdays letting you party into the night! It has a maximum capacity of 350 standing across the whole venue and we have a stunning private event space for up to 80. If you are interested in hiring the venue or private space please get in touch. Our fees are made up of part hire fee and part minimum spend.
The Harvey Nichols historic flagship store in Knightsbridge has several different locations available for private hire including the iconic Fifth Floor Bar and the beautiful Fifth Floor Rooftop Terrace. Let our expert team of talented bar tenders, waiters and chefs take care of any event from conferences, drinks receptions to cocktail masterclasses.
A magical force of the Last Talisman on Bermondsey Street, bringing good fortune in the form of drinks and delicious small plates alongside a sizzling Asian grill. An escape from reality while still feeling like a home away from home. The Last Talisman is set to deliver memorable experiences like no other where guests feel good fortune is on their side while in the magical world of The Last Talisman. The Last Talisman doesn’t stop just there, discover Mala Madre. Mala Madre is The Last Talisman’s Bar-within-a-Bar and Private Events & Hire Space. Connected to, but separate from The Last Talisman, this space comes with it’s own private entrance, bar and facilities, creating the perfect venue to hire in London for meetings, events, parties and special occasions.
The Wellington Hotel’s two striking meeting and event spaces combine state of the art technology with classic architectural charm to host memorable events from the extravagant to the quietly impressive. Both spaces, together with a stylish restaurant, contemporary bar and Blue Orchid hotels’ professional events team provides a wealth of event options to satisfy the widest range of demands and tastes.
Central London's most versatile, multi-faceted venue, supporting Grassroots music. 229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which hosts gigs, club nights, awards ceremonies, comedy and fashion events, gala dinners and weekend festivals. The venue includes 2 event spaces and a Green Room. Some of the acts to have played at 229 include Kings of Leon, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Seasick Steve and Foals to name but a few. Managed under the umbrella of the charity, International Students House (ISH), 100% of the profit made by 229 goes directly back support our mission. We believe every young person should have the opportunity to succeed whatever their background. Together with our university partners and supporters, we provide scholarships opportunities, a home and a social programme to enable students to succeed while giving them a place to belong.
Doña is a passion project born of friendship & a shared love for high-quality, magical Mezcal, community living & music. Designed to promote the core ethos of empowered feminine energy and independent creativity, the space is a Lynchian wonderland, complete with roses, soft lighting and gorgeous velvet interiors. Serving delectable cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as amazing tacos from Tigre Tacos upstairs, this is the perfect venue for any kind of celebration, unique gathering, product launch or dinner party with a difference.
Rising, Phoenix-like from the site of an original Victorian pier, Woods Quay offers guests a magnificent 21st Century passage to their awaiting boat or as a place to pause, eat, drink and languish. RIBA award winning and a feat of engineering, Woods Quay sits atop the Thames, rising and falling with the tide. A long awaited home to Woods’ Silver Fleet. Cormorant Deck The dramatic entrance of the Cormorant Deck, a spacious and light-filled reception deck offering shelter and shade. A pair of large fireplaces warm the space in cooler seasons, and the refreshing river breeze flows in from the exposed edge to cool your guests in the summer. Pebble terrazzo flooring and oiled oak columns perfectly frame the views of the Southbank and private moorings beyond. East Wing Dining Room Delight your guests with the sights of our chef brigade cooking behind the immense stone and concrete counter, as your dining table overlooks the Electrolux Grand Cuisine equipped galley. Floor to ceiling glass captures the ever-changing riverscape and the illuminated arches of Waterloo Bridge, while a snug private bar and spacious outside deck await to enjoy cocktails, sample wine and take in the views across to St Paul’s Cathedral in the East. West Wing Bar Idyllically positioned to take in the panoramic water level view of Cleopatra’s Needle, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, our West Wing Bar offers a private space for you and your guests to enjoy. Vast floor to ceiling windows, wrap-around outside deck and a show-stopping bar serving your desired cocktails, wines and spirits makes the West Wing bar the perfect spot to pause before your dinner or canape reception. Exclusive hire Swing open the internal glass doors and reveal Woods Quay as a spectacular riverside venue for up to 250 guests. Flowing seamlessly out onto 160 metres of private moorings, let this exclusive riverside platform become the stage for entertainment, food stations and innovative venue styling, drawing guests out to the calm, lapping charm of the river.
Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall is a flexible, impressive site for ceremonies and celebrations. Housed in the historic Lambeth Ragged Schools, the site has been transformed into a stunning contemporary art gallery and versatile event space that moves from the breathtaking height and volume of the Upper Gallery space to the raw aesthetic of an original Victorian railway arch. The Upper Gallery is full of natural light with seven-metre-high white walls, an original raked wooden floor and tall arched windows. For smaller and more intimate occasions, the elegant Lower Gallery offers white walls, an original Yorkstone floor, cast iron pillars and Crittall windows, also providing excellent natural light. The Arch Gallery is an atmospheric space suitable for large receptions, with exposed brick walls, a state-of-the-art invisible infrared heating system and a sprung, grey painted floor. The urban aesthetic of the Arch complements the period features of the Upper and Lower Galleries with the capacity to accommodate both dinner and dance. Our award-winning garden yard is available in conjunction with any of the three main galleries and there is ample room to erect a marquee for catering if required. An all-season canopy at the front entrance may act as an additional reception area. From Spring 2024 bespoke wedding ceremony packages will be available. The whole venue or its separate spaces may be hired for: Wedding ceremonies and receptions*, conferences, filming and photo shoots, product launches, seminars and meetings, fashion shows and private parties. * Beaconsfield is one of London’s civil ceremony-licensed venues.
The Brewery has consistently been recognised as one of London's leading venues for over half a decade and has received prestigious awards for its service levels, planning and food and beverage offering. As the capital's ultimate event venue the Brewery has hosted events ranging from government conferences, corporate product launches, star-studded charity events and prestigious award ceremonies. The choice of eleven rooms, in the heart of the City, caters for 30 to 1600 people in a setting that marries 18th century architecture with cutting-edge technology and an attitude that sets the pace of the event industry. The Brewery prides itself on its unsurpassed food and beverage offering. Straight-talking menus use fresh, seasonal produce sourced from across the British Isles and Europe. Dishes are cooked simply and served elegantly; maximum taste, minimum food miles. The Brewery has worked hard to provide clients with a Corporate Social Responsibility policy that is achievable and measurable for all of their events, large and small. Just by making the smallest of changes, the Brewery can help to make a big difference in the global events sector. Testament to this is the venue has achieved the British Standard ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability System.
The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown bordering the River Thames in Fulham in 42 acres of magnificent grounds. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs, it retains quintessential English traditions and heritage, while providing modern facilities and services for all of its guests. Whether you are looking to host an intimate event or a glamorous gala dinner for up to 1,200 guests, The Hurlingham Club is well practiced in hosting events for a huge variety of clients including conferences, charity balls, summer parties, corporate events, weddings, social events and more.
The award-winning Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is UK’s most technologically advanced stadium and venue. Home of Tottenham Hotspur, The NFL and a diverse range of stunning and unique venue spaces, offering you maximum choice and flexibility for your next event. Our stadium can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 10,000 guests. Whatever the style and size of your event, we will work with you to choose which of our facilities is best suited to meet your needs and make it an occasion to remember. Many of our spaces can be setup in the style of your choosing so whether you’re looking to hold a drinks reception, sit-down dinner, or your company’s next sales launch, it’s no problem.
L’oscar is a turn-of-the-century architectural gem, created from a Baroque-style, Grade II listed former church, now extravagantly restored by world leading decorateur, Jacques Garcia. Set near Covent Garden and the centre of a thriving mix of shops, restaurants, and bars that form part of the city’s coolest high-end district. Whether for business or pleasure, L’oscar features two of London’s most atmospheric and beautiful private event spaces. Located on the first floor, The Committee Room features an original fireplace and oak dining table, perfect for hosting private dinners. The Library offers a breath-taking level of craftsmanship and a blend of original features with remakarble occasions being hosted in this beautiful space.
One side pitched and the other filled with skylights, Studio Jones is a unique and beautiful urban space. Sitting on the top floor of a former doily factory it's rich with texture and photographic backdrops a plenty. The total floor area is 7200sq ft split into two huge spaces, an on-site kitchen and large make up and styling rooms. The space is yours to do with as you please, dress, paint, set build, we give you total freedom so long as you restore the space to its original decor. With in-house catering from our sister restaurant and production catering company Jones & Sons we can take care of everything for you.
If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding day and hoping to find the perfect venue in London, you have certainly landed in the right place.
London has a huge variety of wedding venue options that provide the perfect setting to mark and celebrate one of the most poignant days of your life. After all, with many of us only marrying once in our lifetime, it’s important that your wedding venue is everything you have ever wished for and more. And the good news is, in London, you won’t have to compromise on a single thing when it comes to finding a venue that meets your vision.
There’s lots of venues to choose from including:
With its iconic landmarks, diverse entertainment scene and plenty of spaces to accommodate both low key and big wedding affairs, London is a city that is perfectly equipped with all of the components needed to provide the perfect backdrop to your special day!
From luxury hotel venues and world famous landmarks through to waterfront restaurants and urban railway arches, the sky is the limit when it comes to exploring the eclectic mix of wedding venues in London available to hire.
What are the best wedding venues available in London too book?
Are you looking to say “I do” in London but don’t know where to start? Do not fear, we have rounded up some of our favourite wedding venues in London available to hire. But remember, once you find the perfect venue for your wedding in London, don’t delay in securing your date. Venues in London get booked up incredibly quickly and are always in high demand.
After all, there’s just something special about the capital and it’s many landscapes.
Our favourite venues in London for your wedding include the following
Of course, if these venues fail to take your fancy, you will be pleased to hear that there’s lots of other options available to explore.
How to plan an affordable wedding in London
There’s no denying that times are tough at the moment, with everyone being forced to re-evaluate their household budget and lifestyle.
And, the current economic crisis has also seen a huge rise in couples looking for more affordable ways to get married in London, without it costing the earth. And, the good news is that there are lots of affordable wedding options in London to choose from.
Here’s a list of some of the ways you can start planning for an affordable wedding in the city:
Always explore options off the beaten path – Although central London and it’s other high profile areas have some fantastic, high profile wedding venues to choose from, there’s plenty of other exciting venues off the beaten that are just as special but don’t come with a high price tag. With this in mind, you should take the time to explore the less known venues in London, in areas that aren’t in demand.
Look at booking your wedding out of season – The time of year you book your wedding will impact how much you will pay. For example, if you are looking to plan a wedding during the summer months in London, expect eye-watering price tags. The good news is that no matter what season you plan your wedding in, London’s incredible landscape, buzz and exciting landscape will leave its mark on your wedding day. With this in mind, you should keep your options open when looking at the time of year you book your wedding. This is because wedding venue hire rates in London are significantly lower during the winter months and over off peak seasons.
Finely tune your guest list - One of main reasons why wedding venue costs quickly add up is huge guest lists requiring larger venues. However, if you take the time to finely tune your guest list, you will quickly discover that there are plenty of smaller wedding venues in London that are a fraction of the price including pubs, galleries, cosy intimate venues and of course, blank canvas venues where you have the flexibility to plan your event in a way that works for you.
How to plan a wedding ceremony to remember – our top tips!
There’s no denying that getting married is a big deal. And, if you’re about to embark on your wedding venue planning or you’re already in the midst of the planning process and are struggling to find the perfect venue, we can help.
We’ve rounded up our top tips on how to plan a wedding and your venue.
First off, congratulations! You’re getting married and can finally assuage your grandma’s fears that you’ll never make it down the aisle. Secondly - try not to panic. Remember that this wedding is your wedding, and it can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like it to be. If you’re already freaking out about all the things you have to do, try to relax. Maybe planning a complicated wedding isn’t your thing - and that’s totally fine.
But maybe it is your thing, and you’ve spent the last decade or so imagining the perfect wedding. And that wedding is a everything that you have ever dreamed of – that’s fine too!
Whatever it is you’ve got in mind (and perhaps you’re not sure what it is yet) we’re here to help.
Step 1: Set a budget!
First and foremost, you will need to be honest with what you can afford. And although you will most likely have a vision of how you want your wedding to be, don’t be tempted to stretch your budget. After all, the amount you spend does not directly correlate with how much you enjoy your wedding, or how long you stay married for.
Step 2: Pick an estimate date and location
Give your definite guests as much heads-up as you can, especially if they need to travel overseas. It can be as simple as “Next September, in London” - it’s helpful to set expectations. If you’ve got overly enthusiastic relatives who keep bugging you about minor details, letting them know it’s not going to be for another two years can help put them off a bit, too.
Step 3: Choose a venue
If you want to find a wedding venue in London for the next year, here’s where it’s important to keep that date an estimate. Some of the best venues get booked up quite far in advance, especially for peak wedding weekends over the summer. If you can be a bit flexible, you’ll stand the best chance of snagging your dream venue.
Step 4: Agree on a guest-list
This is the most political part of planning a wedding – but remember, it’s your wedding! You don’t have to invite your Great Uncle Basil if you don’t want to. You’ll know the capacity of your chosen venue by now, so you’ll have an upper limit of how many guests you can invite. Just remember you don’t need to max out the space, and it’s nobody’s business but yours who you invite.
Unconventional wedding ideas for your venue:
More couples than ever before are choosing to get married in the city where they live. And going local has a number of benefits! For example, your friends are more likely to be able to attend, lots of wedding venues in London are licensed for ceremonies, and many offer reception spaces, so you don’t have to worry about transporting your guests. Some couples worry about the cost of city weddings, but there are wedding venues near you for budgets of all shapes and sizes.
If you’re looking to go unique and unusual, look no further than a themed wedding. It might seem daunting at first, but some of the best weddings have a unique theme. For example, if you and your partner have a hobby or passion in common, why not incorporate it into your wedding? You don’t have to get all your wedding guests in fancy dress, but that being said - it can be a great ice breaker! There’s lots of fun elements you can incorporate with a theme, and the best part is that you don’t have to do them all to get into the spirit.
Some couples have children when they get married, and some couples have pets (and some have both!). If you’ve got a furry companion you’d like to involve in your ceremony, think about opening up your wedding to your guests’ pets too. You’re likely to need a lot of outside space, and it’s good to check in advance whether every area of your wedding venue is pet friendly. But it can add a sense of fun and joy to the occasion, and your guests will be telling their friends about it for a long time.
Finding your perfect wedding venue:
Starting to look for your wedding venue can be a really exciting prospect. Maybe you’ve already got a Pinterest board filled with decoration ideas and potential ceremony venues, or maybe you’re just excited to see what’s out there.
Either way, before you start shortlisting it’s a good idea to have a brainstorming session with your partner. They might appear to be disinterested in wedding planning generally, but dig a little deeper and you’re likely to find that they’ve got some opinions. If it turns out your future spouse has some very different ideas about how the nuptials are going to go down, you don’t want to find out once you’ve gone to visit 10 different wedding venues.
If you’re not sure how to start the conversation, try talking through this checklist:
Where do you imagine yourself getting married? Establish whether it’ll be at home or abroad, and then you can start narrowing it down. Country wedding or city wedding? In your hometown, or where you live now?
Decided when you’re actually going to get married can be a bit complicated. Lots of couples in the UK get engaged over Christmas and New Years Eve, but believe it or not, planning your wedding for the following summer isn’t as easy as you’d think. Popular venues can get booked out a year in advance, especially for popular weekends in summer. If you’re set on a summer wedding, have a think about whether mid-week could work or if you’d be happy to hold off until the following year. For savvy couples, opting to get married in winter or spring can be a great way to snag the wedding venue of their dreams and potentially organise a cheaper rate.
London has hundreds of exciting venues and spaces to cater to every couple’s whims. But you’ll need to narrow down your options before you start your search. When you picture your wedding day, what do you see happening? Is it a grand, luxury wedding in a livery hall? Or does it have a rave-vibe in an authentic vacant warehouse? Whatever your little hearts’ desire, you’ll be able to find something to suit your style.
The cost of hiring your venue will depend on the type of venue you go for, its location, its size, as well as the number of guests you have. The average cost for wedding venue hire is between £3,000 and £4,000, however many venues base their prices on packages per hour or package per person. By booking with Canvas, you get to directly contact several venues at the same time. You can inform venue managers of your specifications and your budget, and see if they can be part of your dream day.
Booking your wedding venue is typically one of the first things on any bride or groom’s to-do list. You should plan to book your wedding reception venue at least a year to nine months before you date. That means you should start researching and doing the wedding tours a month of two before that to make sure you get your ideal venue on your ideal date. Once you’ve got your wedding venue and your confirmed date, then the planning really begins. You can organise your save-the-dates, wedding suppliers, entertainment, and everything else on top of that. Make sure you ask your venue manager if they have a list of recommended suppliers to save yourself some hardwork.
London is lucky enough to be filled with all types of wedding venues. From traditional wedding ceremony venues to alternative wedding reception venues, to grand Asian wedding venues, London’s got it. At Canvas, we pride ourselves on the event spaces we have on board, because we want to make it easy for event planners, including brides and grooms like you, to find the perfect venue for their big day or other celebrations. Whether you’re looking for wedding venues in East London, West London, North London or South London, we’ve got a fine mixture for you to get your hands on. Make the most of our filter system to pinpoint the area you’re looking in, the number of guests you have, and any other facilities you’ll need from the venue, and get in touch with the venue managers directly using our enquiry forms. Don’t forget about our wishlist feature if more than one catches your eye!
Hiring both a wedding ceremony and a wedding reception venue depends on the kind of day you’re planning. If are you are opting for a traditional ceremony, it’s likely you will go to a church or similar for your wedding ceremony. However, some venues have a wedding license which means you can have a civil ceremony and reception in the same place. You can use our search filters to refine your search to only venues with a wedding license.If a venue doesn’t have a wedding license, you can have a religious or civil ceremony elsewhere then host your wedding reception at the venue you’ve chosen. Some choose to get legally married before the big day itself, which has the benefit of you and your guests not having to transfer between locations on the day.
Once you’ve secured your wedding venue and wedding date, you can start planning the rest of your big day. When you’ve confirmed this information, you can look at local catering companies, wedding photographers, wedding transport if you need to go to the reception venue from the ceremony, your wedding entertainment options, and of course, the wedding cake.