The UK’s capital city of London is home to the Queen, the River Thames and many amazing attractions, let alone being a hive of activity. So you won’t find it surprising that some of the best wedding reception venues are located here!
We’ve explored some of the best wedding venues in London to get married and made a list of some of our favourites – from quaint houses to grand stately homes. If you’d like to find your perfect venue in the city, be sure to use Bridebook.co.uk’s Wedding Venue Search and type in ‘London’ as your preferred location. Let’s go!
See 17th Century architecture at it’s finest at The Queen’s House, where you can truly feel like royalty for your special day. Full of fine pieces of art, classy decor and offering spectacular views across Greenwich Park and the Thames, it is clear why this elegant reception venue is at the top of our list!
Nestled within 2300 acres of stunning Richmond parkland, Pembroke Lodge boasts not only historic features throughout but also two wedding suites with neutral palettes. The Georgian mansion brings beauty to the hustle and bustle of London, making it a really sophisticated place to tie the knot.
Riverside Fulham Palace is a unique, versatile and spine-tingling wedding reception venue that really will sweep you off your feet. Get wed in the nearby church or the private chapel before getting your party started in the wood panelled hall inside the palace. Magical!
4. Grove House
Of all the London reception venues to get married, how about a stately home wedding venue? The Portrait Room at Grove House is an idyllic setting, with full length windows and beautiful wooden flooring that can accommodate you and your guests from the ceremony right through to your evening celebrations.
Fancy being right in the thick of cultural London? The famous Southbank Centre is home to The Royal Festival Hall, a range of contemporary function suites and even rooftop pavilions where you can enjoy glorious views across the skyscrapers of the capital. Just incredible.
The world-renowned Kew Gardens isn’t just the largest botanical collection in the world, but it’s also an incredible setting to get married at! Step into the Grade I listed orangery to celebrate your special day surrounded by a magical mix of nature and history. This garden wedding venue is a total floral dream.
If you feel like you’re limited while seeking the perfect London wedding reception venue, The National Gallery may just be the place. With 22 (yes, you read that right!) options of space to use for your big day, not to mention the gloriously intricate interiors and walls full of artwork.
With 40 acres of lush grounds, a 19th Century chapel and a magnificent white palladian exterior, De Vere Windsor Beaumont Estate has it all. Tie the knot under the high ceilings of the chapel before exploring the other charming spaces of the mansion during your celebrations.
A true city wedding location is South Place Hotel, a stylish hang out for the largest or smallest of receptions. It boasts world-class chefs, deluxe bedrooms and is the epitome of chic and fashionable with contemporary decor. You can’t go far wrong with this venue!
If you’re after a feast fit for royalty, The Landmark London has a range of sophisticated banqueting rooms – 11 to be precise! Located next to the city’s Regents Park, this luxury wedding hotel is sure to be a stand-out choice for a classy chandelier-lit reception.
11. Weddings at QMUL
Bookworms gather! Weddings at QMUL boast a book-lined Grade II listed building called The Octagon, a totally euphoric London wedding venue. Enjoy dining at it’s finest before exploring the shelves at your leisure for an unforgettable day. See more exclusive use wedding venues in the UK!
12. Trafalgar Tavern
Expect high ceilings, characterful rooms and classic decor at Trafalgar Tavern, with a side order of glam chandeliers! Panoramic riverside views of the picturesque Thames is the icing on the cake here at this unique reception venue with a difference.
13. Great Fosters
There’s no wedding setting more romantic than Great Fosters, where a sunken rose garden and a Saxon moat are among the first things you will see. Add in some Elizabethan architecture and a gorgeous beamed barn to create the ultimate wedding day!
As one of England’s most glamorous venues, you can imagine that Hampton Court House has it all – and you’re not wrong! The exclusive-use house comes with a grand dining hall, a beautiful conservatory and ornate interiors throughout, as well as plentiful gardens dating back to the 18th Century. Lush.
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Nestled in Epping Forest on the London/Essex border, The Kings Oak Hotel takes style to a whole new level. Find fresh interiors, modern facilities, a starlit terrace, and even a ceremony area atop the swimming pool – if you fancy it! The perfect location for a hip and happening wedding reception.
Revel in 5-star luxury at Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel – situated right in the centre of it all yet encapsulating class and grandeur. Combining traditional Victorian interiors and some up-to-date spaces, this special London wedding venue will be all you need for a day of opulence!
Dating back to the early 1500s and having housed some of England’s most famous royalty, Hampton Court Palace really is a venue like no other. Tie the knot in the intimate Little Banqueting House, enjoy drinks in the walled garden and dance in the Orangery for the idyllic timeless wedding.
Choose from the wood-panelled Oak Room, the contemporary Richmond Room or the Grand Ballroom at The Richmond Hill Hotel. Boasting views overlooking the Thames Valley and nearby parkland, this gem is definitely the place to select for a glorious Georgian backdrop. See more lovely hotel wedding venues in the UK here.
Traditional, timeless and to-die-for describe our next wedding reception venue in London – The Petersham Hotel. Victorian features combined with contemporary luxe makes this first-class hotel one-of-a-kind, not to mention the surrounding scenic views! Who knew a city venue could be so beautiful?!
Of all wedding reception venues in London, The Roehampton Club really does have some glorious outdoor space perfect for a quaint drinks reception. Set within 100 acres of parkland on the outskirts of the city, this seemingly rural paradise offers some incredible views to make your day unforgettable.
21. RSA House
Nestled in the heart of London’s West End, the RSA House is as graceful as you get. The Great Room provides a majestic venue for your grand wedding with its domed glass ceiling. On the other hand, the Vaults offer a much more intimate setting if you want to tie the knot in a special candle-lit environment. Check out these other small wedding venues in London!
Just a minutes’ walk from St Paul’s Cathedral, lies Stationers’ Hall and Garden. If you want to get married anytime, this is the place for you. Not only is it available for weddings seven days a week, it can also accommodate up to 200 guests in the magnificent Livery Hall. The venue also provides a range of services, to make your special day in Stationer’s Hall worth it!
Q vardis & the mallard suite gives the word practical a whole new meaning. By just 18 pounds per person, you can have your ceremony in this lovely venue in Uxbridge, that includes catering, a dance floor, a sound system and free reign to do whatever you want.
24. The Ritz Hotel
Nothing screams “chic” like the Ritz. And if you can’t be chic at your wedding, where else can you be? You can sit back and enjoy as the coordinators and staff do it all for you! From the photographer to the menu, from the hair and make-up to the car, Put in on the Ritz!
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