Wedding venues in London offer couples an unbeatable central location and a fantastic variety of some of the best wedding venues in the UK. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious wedding venue or you want something quirky, classic, or historic, London is bound to have the venue to suit your taste and budget.
11 of Our Favourite Wedding Venues in London
1) Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is a World Heritage Site that offers a stunning variety of wedding venues “set within over 300 acres of world renowned botanical gardens”. These include a former royal residence with its own private gardens for a more intimate wedding ceremony, a beautiful Grade I Listed Orangery, and a gorgeous conservatory full of tropical trees and plants.
2) Tudor Barn
Tudor Barn Eltham is a beautiful barn wedding venue and the only Tudor barn in London. Not only does it feature original wooden beams, lovely stained glass windows, and 13 acres of beautiful parkland (including a medieval moat), but it also boasts a Gastro Pub and Restaurant and a newly-refurbished bar. It offers exclusive use for your wedding and a team of experienced wedding planners to help you arrange your big day.
3) The Lampery at Apex City of London
The Lampery Restaurant and Bar is a flawless setting for your wedding reception, located next to a choice of beautiful churches and near to historic landmarks such as the Tower of London. This venue is especially perfect for an intimate wedding and features beautiful decor including a “foliage canopy” and hanging lights, large windows to allow natural daylight to pour in, bi-folding doors, and a summer Terrace.
4) No.4 Hamilton Place
No.4 Hamilton Place is an Edwardian Town House in Mayfair that was once home to the Duke of Wellington. It boasts an exceptional location overlooking beautiful Hyde Park, exquisite decor inside and out, and a gorgeous roof terrace that’s perfect for summer receptions. There’s also a choice of bespoke wedding planning packages and modern, innovative menus.
5) Shangri-La at The Shard
The Shangri-La Hotel at the iconic Shard is London’s highest wedding venue and one of the most bespoke, luxurious wedding venues on our list—it’s a truly spectacular venue and one of London’s most beautiful locations. The panoramic views across the city and the lavish setting is incomparable, and there’s even an infinity pool on level 52 that can be reserved exclusively for your wedding.
6) One Great George Street
One Great George Street is a prestigious and historic wedding venue in Westminster that features dramatic high ceilings, stunning decor, and large windows that fill the venue with natural light.The venue is exclusive-use and comes with a wedding coordinator, in-house catering and audio-visuals and is especially ideal for couples looking to create a lavish London wedding.
7) St. Ermin’s Hotel
St. Ermin’s Hotel is a jaw-droppingly grand wedding venue that’s full to bursting with wow-factor from the sweeping tree-lined courtyard to the magnificent Crystal Ballroom. It also features incredible decor, an open-air terrace, and sweeping staircase, all of which create a stunning backdrop to your wedding day and the photographs that you’ll treasure afterwards.
8) St. Pancras Rennaissance Hotel
St. Pancras Rennaissance Hotel is a dramatic five-star luxury hotel and spa in the centre of London that Sir John Betjeman called “too beautiful and too romantic to survive”. It’s a restored Victorian masterpiece that offers ten different function rooms and features magnificent decor (including gold-leaf ceilings and hand-stencilled wall designs) and a remarkable double staircase.
9) The May Fair Hotel
The May Fair Hotel is one of the most stylish and romantic city wedding venues in London, offering a fantastic location just a two minutes’ walk away from Green Park. It also offers impeccable service and a selection of luxury spaces, suites, and function rooms that includes the decadent Art Deco style Danzinger Suite and an intimate Private Dining Room.
10) Gibson Hall
Gibson Hall is a historic, Grade I listed landmark building that boasts marble pillars, a domed roof, hanging chandeliers, and even an internal garden. Their excellent staff can provide full banqueting services, including “event design and management”, and the venue comes with its own specialist caterers for couples looking to plan an Indian or Asian wedding.
11) The Cutty Sark
Some couples love quirky venues (e.g. landmarks such as the London Eye or the Gherkin) or unique venues (e.g. places of interest such as the Natural History Museum or the Royal Observatory), but one of our favourite, more unusual wedding venues in London is none other than the Cutty Sark. One of the world’s most famous ships, the Cutty Sark is a preserved and restored Victorian Clipper on the shore of the River Thames. You could say your vows up on the deck and then celebrate your reception below the hull of the ship, and the entire venue makes a striking setting for wedding photos.
To see just how lovely a London wedding can be, check out Kristina and Max’s stylish wedding at Westminster Abbey.