Some of us want big, white weddings with a huge party, and some of us just want a small ceremony and breakfast with our closest family and friends. So as intimate weddings are getting more and more popular nowadays, we’ve found some of our favourite small wedding venues in London that cater for a lower number of guests – but ones that don’t skimp on style whatsoever!
If you think an intimate wedding is for you, use Bridebook.co.uk’s Wedding Venue Search and select your approximate guest capacity for a wonderful range of smaller venues. Prepare yourselves for some truly awesome settings…
What better place to gather your wedding guests than in front of Fulham Palace – a red brick Tudor building with a charming courtyard and beautiful fountain. The private chapel is perfect as an intimate wedding ceremony venue, making a cosy ambience surrounded by your favourite people.
Despite being able to host events for up to 200 people, South Place Hotel is also well-equipped for small London weddings, too! Choose from one of the private dining rooms, where contemporary style and luxury ooze from every crevice, and spend your wedding breakfast really getting to chat to your guests.
3. RSA House
Exclusive-use RSA House is a standout city venue full of Georgian architecture and modern facilities. The art-lined Great Room isn’t just for huge wedding parties – strategic decor and clever lighting can instantly make this space into something more intimate – and you still get a little bit of wow factor!
Cosy city pub from the outside and historic house from the inside, Trafalgar Tavern is one of the ultimate small wedding venues in London. Exuding character and charm throughout, this Tardis of a venue will make your day truly one-of-a-kind beside the river.
Host a sophisticated candlelit dinner in the Former Courtroom at Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel for as little as 10 of your most important VIPs. Just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle while gracing your day with serenity, this could be one of your favourite intimate wedding venues in London.
Elizabethan architecture and stunning grounds can be found at Great Fosters in the Surrey countryside. The grand stately home and rustic barn is also home to a gorgeous Orangery, surrounded by red brick and full of warmth, making it an idyllic setting for a small wedding.
The Richmond Hill Hotel brings the Queen’s Room, where you and up to 40 of your guests can dine in style in Georgian splendour, or the Stafford Room, a cosy reception space with a private balcony for up to 24 to enjoy. If you need a little more inspiration, check out some of our favourite hotel wedding venues here.
8. Dukes Hotel
Back into the centre of London we go, and to the posh neighbourhood of Mayfair! Dukes Hotel offers a quintessential English atmosphere with many magnificent rooms to host your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception – with fireplaces galore to make you feel at home.
Coltsford Mill’s contemporary barn wedding location is another stunning place to get married within the Surrey countryside. In fact, you’ll forget you’re even near the capital when you arrive at this rural oasis and say your vows in front of your nearest and dearest.
Thinking of a little country retreat just outside of London? Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel boasts a flexible barn room that can be used to host an intimate dinner for 20 or a spectacular feast for 200 – and it’s a characterful stunner of a venue!
11. The Yacht London
Capturing panoramic city skyline views from the embankment, The Yacht would be an unforgettable choice for an intimate wedding in London. Start with a cosy ceremony beside the water, followed by a relaxed dinner for parties of 100 or less for a truly special experience.
Another stunning wedding reception venue for smaller crowds is Best Western Ship Hotel, on the outskirts of the city. Combining traditional features and contemporary decor, you can have an intimate dinner under the chandeliers of this flexible place to tie the knot.
Situated in the vibrant Covent Garden area, One Aldwych Hotel brings chic and plentiful luxury to small London weddings. From the striking exterior down to the finest details, this unique city venue will be something really special when it reopens this spring. We can’t wait!
After something a little quirky and different? Arrive by boat to the London Canal Museum, where you and your guests can experience a very different wedding day! Take advantage of dry hire and use this blank canvas as you wish to create your perfect intimate setting.
Located in Richmond and boasting wonderful views over the capital, expect timeless interiors and cosy rooms that suit small weddings down to a T. Sit down for your wedding breakfast with up to 30 of your loved ones at The Petersham Hotel, one of the best intimate wedding venues in the London area.
St. Bart’s Brewery is a flexible venue in the heart of London that offers rustic charm with a cool 21st-century sheen. For a winning small London wedding, utilise the mezzanine level of this relaxed brewery for a private, intimate and laid back reception that all can enjoy.
Just outside of London is an idyllic wedding location that would be a shame not to mention! Tewin Bury Farm Hotel is a cosy country hotel and red brick barn where you can choose from 4 reception spaces depending on your numbers.
Moving East just into the Essex countryside, Friern Manor boasts romantic gardens and gorgeous views that your guests (however few!) won’t stop talking about. To make this the perfect small wedding ceremony venue, walk down the aisle outside beside the fountain and say your vows surrounded by glorious grounds.
Bring up to 50 of your guests for a stunning wedding breakfast in the Warren Room of this next elegant venue. With doors leading out into a private garden, this intimate space at Kingswood Golf & Country Club is a modest and cosy setting for your big day.
Charming contemporary interiors and picturesque views across the golf course can be found at Woldingham Golf Club. A range of suites to suit your small celebration means that you and your guests can have a day to beat all intimate weddings in London. To find more venues for a smaller crowd, take a look at some of our other intimate wedding venue picks.
If none of these intimate venues live up to your expectations, don’t worry! Use the Wedding Venue Search on Bridebook.co.uk and simply select your number of guests in the filters, typing in London as your preferred location. You can also use the guestlist feature, plus the handy budget and checklist tools while you’re there.
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