For all you urban brides and grooms, Bridebook.co.uk has put together a list of our top city venues for you to peruse! So if you’re after a big city setting for your big day, grab a cuppa and be ready for some incredible wedding venues in the hustle and bustle of some of the UK’s favourite cities.
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1. Barbican Centre, London
Looking for a tropical oasis in the centre of the busy capital city? The Conservatory at Barbican Centre is London’s gem made up of 2,000 different species of plants and plenty of exotic fish. Say your vows among lush greenery, before continuing your celebration in the state-of-the-art Garden Room – and all in the city centre.
2. Saint Lukes, Glasgow
Saint Lukes is a breath-taking church setting in the centre of Glasgow, boasting stained glass windows, romantic balconies and the incredible organ pipe focal point. Imagine walking down the aisle in this gorgeous historic building, which is just a stone’s throw away from the River Clyde.
3. The Roundhouse, Derby
In the heart of Derby’s Pride Park, The Roundhouse is a spectacular city venue that is simply jaw-dropping. The stunning circular structure offers tonnes of history dating back to 1839 and the versatile space allows you to adapt the venue into your dream setting.
4. The Bodleian Library, Oxford
In the centre of one of the most historic cities, The Bodleian Library is steeped in 400 years of rich past. The gothic style of the setting was built to inspire, as it was once the original exam room of the University of Oxford. This city venue is what dreams are made of!
5. Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh
The recently restored Ghillie Dhu is a simply spectacular venue that will leave you and your guests in awe. Beautiful floors, grand chandeliers and luxury furnishings make this auditorium a fantastic city venue, and is just moments away from Edinburgh’s old town.
6. Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
The impressive triangular glass structure in the busy harbour area of Southampton is Grand Harbour Hotel. With it’s 21st Century architecture, high ceilings and gorgeous interiors, this phenomenal venue is a show-stopper, and also just a short distance from the city centre.
This Liverpool city wedding venue is known for its unique space and intimate vibe – so you’d be silly to miss SIREN Liverpool! Known not only for its uncommon space but also for it’s incredibly helpful and lovely staff, this wedding venue will be sure to make your guests very happy.
8. The Square Club, Bristol
Who says private members clubs are just for members? This stylish, flexible and ready to fit your needs venue offers a high-class service for a truly unique wedding experience. Their contemporary space seats up to 70 guests and oozes city chic and flare. Host your wedding ceremony and reception at this premier wedding venue.
9. Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield
The Grade I-listed Sheffield Town Hall makes an incredible backdrop for the most perfect city wedding. Whilst cherishing the history and grandeur of the venue, the team offer impeccable service and hope to create a 5-star day for you and your guests on the doorstep of Sheffield.
10. Christie’s Bistro, Manchester
Grand staircases, romantic chandeliers and book-filled shelves mean you have reached Christie’s Bistro, a few minutes from the centre of Manchester. This elegant setting oozes history as it is set within the city’s university, making it one of the most unique venues in ‘the capital of the North’.
11. The Old Library, Birmingham
This dynamic recently renovated Victorian library is a visionary’s dream come true. Located in Birmingham’s creative quarter, this beautiful blank canvas space is yours to build and design the unforgettable day you’ve always dreamed of and the friendly team are there to support you every step of the way.
12. Event Northumbria, Newcastle
Event Northumbria is situated within the campus of Northumbria Uni, and is just yards away from Newcastle Civic Centre (fab if you’re registering your marriage there!). As a totally flexible space to suit the grandest to the most intimate wedding celebration, you’ll be able to do things your way.
13. Racks Bar & Kitchen, Bristol
Previously a vintage wine cellar, Racks Bar & Kitchen has now been transformed into a stunning venue for your wedding reception. Within easy reach of Bristol’s city centre, you can rest assured that your day will run smoothly from ceremony to reception.
14. South Place Hotel, London
Back to the UK’s capital city now, where South Place Hotel can be found between Liverpool Street and Moorgate. Step off the busy street into this serene venue as a mixture of sophistication and innovation sweeps you off your feet on your wedding day.
15. The Chimney House, Sheffield
The Chimney House is a iconic riverside building oozing history and romance, while being just a few minutes’ drive from Sheffield’s city centre. Full of raw charm and luxury touches, this is the place to get wed if you’ve got your heart set on a venue with water views in Sheffield.
16. The Glue Factory, Glasgow
Glasgow’s The Glue Factory is an incredible warehouse space including fresh white walled rooms and industrial pipes. Hinting at it’s history with original glue vats, this characterful venue is set just minutes from the city centre and the River Clyde. (And it would make a great blank canvas venue too!)
17. The Castlefield Rooms, Manchester
Right in the thick of Manchester’s hustle and bustle sits The Castlefield Rooms, a unique setting for an unforgettable city wedding. After you tie the knot, clink glasses on the Gallery Balcony for some super stunning panoramic views across this vibrant city.
18. The County Hotel, Newcastle
The Victorian features of the immaculately refurbished County Hotel make this city stunner really stand out from the crowd. If you’re craving a royal feel (who isn’t after watching the Royal Wedding?!) or you want a simply chic backdrop with the buzz of central Newcastle, this is the one for you.
Having been recently refurbished, The Vermont Hotel is one of Newcastle’s most stylish places to get married. If you fancy tying the knot here, you can expect impressive Art Deco and a venue that is hidden in the heart of the city.
20. M Shed, Bristol
Bristol’s harbour really is an up-and-coming place to be – so why not have it as your wedding backdrop? Use the flexible event suite at M Shed to create the wild wedding of your dreams, where you and your guests can enjoy water views and rustic industrial features.
21. Oxford Town Hall, Oxford
Oxford Town Hall stands in the heart of the city, which is known as the home of oldest English-speaking university. The spectacular Grade II listed building will definitely make your guest’s jaws drop, as Victorian architecture and dramatic chandeliers surround you here.
22. The Plough & Harrow, Birmingham
Just a short drive away from central Birmingham, The Plough & Harrow is easy to access yet restores tranquillity to your wedding day. This historic hotel offers lush lawns, an overlooking balcony and unique interiors, this venue is sure to make your city wedding feel like a dream come true.
23. Bentley’s, London
Situated between Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street, Bentley’s and it’s Swallow Street Rooms is a venue made in heaven! It’s the most perfect setting if you’re dreaming about a classy intimate dining experience with your loved ones within the UK’s capital city.
24. The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
After a whimsical Scottish city wedding day? Glasgow is home to The National Piping Centre, an award-winning venue with glorious Italiante church and plenty of character to act as the ideal backdrop for your celebrations.
25. Clayton Crown Hotel, London
This luxury North London hotel means you’re not far away from the busy city lifestyle! Clayton Crown Hotel is a stunning combination of Grade II listed Victorian building and a modern twist with the brand new glass atrium. A venue to please all tastes, it seems!
26. The Riverside Gallery, Nottingham
The Riverside Gallery boasts blissful surroundings and panoramic views of the River Trent. This Nottingham brewhouse and kitchen is sure to please you and your guests on the most special day of your life – plus you can inject some city vibrancy into your wedding photos too!
27. Hotel Maiyango, Leicester
Hotel Maiyango is what you need if you’re looking for a trendy setting in central Leicester with amazing food! The stylish rooms can be transformed into what you desire, before celebrating with your friends and family on the balcony to view the city at night.
28. Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
Science geeks, listen up! This quirky venue is The Museum of Science & Power, located in the heart of Manchester and is spread across 5 incredible listed buildings. Let your wedding become a day of inspiration and education once you reach the Power Hall – your guests won’t want to leave!
29. Hotel Du Vin, Bristol
The 18th Century architecture behind Hotel Du Vin gives this Bristol venue plenty of character, while contemporary décor and super modern touches make this venue the place to be. Situated close to the city centre, this setting will also make you feel right at home with it’s cosy atmosphere.
So, did you fall in love with any of our top city venues? We had a difficult time getting it down to just 30!
If your dream venue isn’t on our list, don’t panic – just start a Venue Search on Bridebook.co.uk and click the style-filter ‘city’ for some more amazing wedding venues in the UK’s best cities.
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