A chic wedding in the heart of the city demands a certain level of sophisticated style and contemporary luxury. Here’s our pick of the best city wedding venues in some of the UK’s most exciting cities.
City Wedding Venues
If you’re planning a glamorous, formal city wedding, or a black tie celebration, then you need a suitably stylsh venue as your backdrop. These city wedding venues, from Glasgow to Bath, offer stunning surroundings and first class service, with vibrant city backdrops for amazing photo opportunities.
1. The May Fair Hotel, London
The May Fair Hotel, located in the capital’s fashionable Mayfair, offers a choice of iconic spaces, luxury signature suites and flexible function rooms for your wedding celebrations. Featuring the Art Deco opulance of the Danziger Suite, a stunning chandelier in the Crystal Room and the Atrium, providing a spectacular welcoming reception for your guests with its natural light flooding in.
2. Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol
A grand 4-star luxury hotel on the historic waterfront of Bristol’s beautiful harbour, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel features the Palm Court with its breathtaking stained glass ceiling and three-story Bath stone walls in magnificent neo-Gothic design with vaulted ceilings, and its own private bar and terrace for up to 120 wedding guests. The Kings Suite Ballroom is another very beautiful setting and seats up to 250 guests, while the more intimate Lancaster Suite will accommodate up to 60 seated guests. All this and a Roman-style leisure club with a sauna, gym and swimming pool.
3. Bath’s Historic Venues, Bath
Bath’s Historic Buildings provide a unique and magical setting for a wedding surrounded by the famous steaming waters of the Great Bath. Featuring a choice of function rooms with magnificent Georgian interiors complete with crystal chandeliers. Choose from the Pump Room, the Guildhall Banqueting Room and Assembly Rooms, all incredible spaces steeped in history that will seat from five to an amazing five hundred guests.
4. Manchester Hall, Manchester
A boutique wedding venue within an iconic building in the heart of the city centre. Combining glamorous 1920s architecture with 21st century design, Manchester Hall offers an amazing choice of 11 different function rooms with an exquisite blend of period detailing, including high ceilings, pillars, oak panelling and a magnificent floating staircase – the only one of its kind in England.
5. Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
The Royal College of Surgeons, built in 1505, is one of Scotland’s most impressive city wedding venues. Hold your religious or civil ceremony in any of their exclusive traditional or contemporary style function rooms. For receptions, the Prince Philip Building has a large polished wooden dance floor and gorgeous adjoining outdoor spaces and side rooms. The venue will accommodate weddings of all sizes and can accommodate up to 175 guests. Stay in the award-winning four-star Ten Hill Place Hotel, part of Surgeons Quarter, offering sumptuous luxury hotel suites for all your guests. Winner of the Gold Award in Green Business Tourism, Chef of the Year for Scotland 2017.
6. Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow
A stunning Victorian hotel with beautiful views of the Botanic Gardens. The Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor offers a choice of elegant function rooms with flexible space for up to 300 guests or intimate weddings for just four. With the opportunity to create your own personal bespoke wedding breakfast menu, with a complimentary overnight champagne stay for the bride and groom. One of the grandest city wedding venues in Scotland.
7. St. David’s Hotel, Cardiff
One of the most contemporary city wedding venues, St. David’s Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel with a sleek and elegant design. Featuring a new outdoor venue for blessings with exquisite panoramic views across Cardiff Bay and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the views while flooding the space with light. The Dylan Thomas suite can host up to 220 guests and has its own private balcony, while the Roald Dahl suite has its own exclusive entrance with capacity for up to 160 guests. Winner of the 2017 Gold Award by Visit Wales, the Marine Spa, with its collection of bespoke treatments and therapies.
8. 30 James Street, Liverpool
One of the most interesting city wedding venues, known as the Home of the Titanic, 30 James Street is an opulant luxury hotel in a Grade II* listed building, once the headquarters of the White Star Line shipping company. Impressively recreating the splendour of first class passengers aboard the famously unsinkable cruise liner, it is situated in the heart of the city centre opposite the famous Albert Dock and was voted Best Hotel in the UK by the Travel Republic Hotel Awards 2018.
9. The Bond Company, Birmingham
A unique canalside venue with a majestic front and a fine cobbled entrance, The Bond Company is set within a complex of expertly renovated grand Victorian buildings on the Grand Union Canal in the Warwick Bar Conservation Area. One of the most flexible city wedding venues, you can even arrive by boat if you want to. Offering high-quality modern facilities, it was recommended as one of the ‘Top 5 Wedding Venues in Birmingham’ by The Birmingham Mail.
10. Hotel du Vin, Newcastle
A boutique hotel, Hotel du Vin, Newcastle, is housed in a magnificently refurbished Edwardian building on the banks of the River Tyne with city views of the quayside and bridges. Say your vows in the Shipyard room, the largest of the hotel’s private rooms with its city-style exposed brickwork, original art on the walls and large windows to let in natural light while offering incredible views. The room can accommodate up to 40 guests for your civil ceremony or one banquet table to seat up to 22 people for your wedding breakfast.
11. Hilton Hotel, Sheffield
A modern city hotel located on Sheffield’s historic Victoria Quays overlooking the quayside, in the heart of the city. There’s a choice of function rooms at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield, from the Rivelin & Loxley Suite where you can host an intimate civil ceremony for up to 70 guests, or the larger Attercliffe Suite with its breath-taking views of the canal. The Tinsley Suite is ideal for an evening buffet, while the Sheaf & Porter Suite will seat up to 80 guests on the beautiful outside terrace overlooking the canal side. The Victoria Quays Suite is perfect for larger gatherings of up to 260 guests.
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