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10 Of London's Coolest Wedding Venues

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

1. Wilton’s Music Hall

Built in 1858, this auditorium is actually the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world. Though no longer a home to all the glorious decorations of its day, the dereliction of its original features makes it a deeply atmospheric and magical venue to step into.

Hire of Wilton’s for a wedding includes the whole building, covering the bars, the Victorian staircase, and the Hall with its famous barley-twist columns – perfect for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and with plenty of space for dancing. This means closing it to the public and is therefore a very exclusive opportunity, with only a select number of dates available a year.

Find out more here.

2. The Asylum Chapel

Asylum Chapel will take your breath away – every time. A Grade II listed building built in 1826 and bombed in WWII, this derelict church is a wonderland of atmospheric lighting, crumbling teal stone, and whispers of days past. The Chapel is in Peckham, and is a ceremony-only venue licensed for up to 120 people (a dreamy opportunity to take your guests to One Friendly Place for the wedding reception!). Perfect for couples looking for something that little bit different, but still with a momentous, imposing backdrop for their ceremony.

3. One Friendly Place

One Friendly Place is simply an awesome melting pot of cool stuff. This space was originally built in the 1930s as a spice warehouse, and spans 7500 sq ft over four floors, including a 1500sq ft secret rooftop. This warehouse / studio is the epitomy of industrial chic – a space for rockstars and hip, wild parties until the early hours, mismatched furniture, unexpected artwork, and making new traditions.

4. Dead Dolls House

"Whether your day calls for simplistic elegance or rock & roll decadence the house makes a spectacular setting for any sized wedding reception.

Our experienced team works with you to provide a day that is bespoke, to your budget and above all fun!

We are SO happy to also be licenced for Civil ceremonies/marriages now, so don’t delay get in touch to start planning!"

5. Trinity Buoy Wharf

6. Ace Hotel

"We love hosting weddings here, and we're happy to have it however you want it. We can help you with catering, recommend vendors, and set up a friendly rate so everybody can stay together. You’ve got enough to worry about, and we’re happy to help.

The Rooftop at Ace Hotel London is huge with an outdoor terrace and amazing views. The space is a cinch to transform, and we're well-versed in how to do it. Not only that, but we've got a couple of amazing resources right on site: Hoi Polloi — our modern English brassiere — and That Flower Shop, a floral and botanical design studio run by our super helpful friend Hattie Fox. We'll take the fuss out of everything."

7. Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green

This venue is insanely cool, full of stylish quirky features and decor... what's not to love about The Paradise.

"Paradise is a beautiful and unique venue, perfect for hosting your special day. Whether you're looking for something small and intimate, or on a larger scale, we tailor each event to your every need. Our stunning Dining Room can comfortably accommodate up to 82 people for a wedding breakfast, along with a huge music room equipped with stage and DJ booth for dancing the night away.  With a number of other private rooms available, you and your guests will be kept busy discovering hidden gems around the venue.

Our experienced in-house event planner is available every step of the way, helping you plan your special event and ensure everything runs smoothly. We're on hand to take care of every aspect of your event planning and delivery, from seating and table linen to place names, allowing you to relax and enjoy your big day."

8. Zetter Town House

The Townhouse's charm provides the ideal setting to say 'I do'. Situated in the historic neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, in the heart of East London, this eclectic Georgian Townhouse is brimming with collectibles, taxidermy and fine antiques creating the most luxurious of surroundings for your big day. Right on the doorstep, the picturesque cobbles of St John's Square or the calm of the close by Cloister Garden provide a beautiful backdrop to capture some of the day's festivities. With a wedding licence in place ceremonies for up to 30 guests can be hosted in The Townhouse. There are a choice of beautiful event spaces to suit all wedding party sizes, should you envisage an intimate celebration or a bigger reception. The Dining Room seats up to 12 guests for dinner, the spacious Games Room can have 30 people seated or 50 for a cocktail reception, or even hire the Townhouse exclusively and have up to 120 guests to celebrate. Should you wish to hold your ceremony somewhere close by, allow us to assist in recommending a local Town Hall or place of worship. A tailor-made feast created by our Head Chef accompanied by delicious cocktails will make for a winning combination to indulge guests in. The Townhouse's 13 bedrooms can accommodate overnight guests and they'll have the perfect dressing room to get wedding-ready. With each bedroom being individually designed, there certainly won't be any squabbles over who can bag the best bedroom. The perfect choice for those looking for something a little different for their wedding! Rest assured it will be a day to remember and one guests will be talking about for the years to come.

When you hire the Townhouse:

13 unique bedrooms that sleep up to 28 grown ups

Cocktail reception for up to 120 guests

Cocktail Lounge

Games Room with a small courtyard

Glamorous Dining Room

Complimentary breakfast

Your own Townhouse Manager & 24-hour staff to look after guests

Exceptional Food

For more intimate celebrations

The Games Room: sit down lunch or dinner for up to 30 guests

The Dining Room: sit down lunch or dinner for up to 12 guests

9. MC Motors

MC Motors is one of London’s most intriguing venues with 6,000 sq/ft of stunning warehouse event space available for a huge variety of events. MC Motors venue hire is available for corporate events and weddings due to its residential location. Located in East London, MC Motors venue is full of character and charm with a bright skylighted roof that fills the space with light, creating a wonderful ambience. The largest room at MC Motors was originally part of the school next door, whilst the other areas were small industrial units. After heavy bombing during the war, the whole space was adjoined by the impressive skylight roof, resulting in a wonderful Victorian street running straight through the center. With its fascinating history and unique design and character, MC Motors venue hire is perfect for product launches, press events and corporate events with a difference. MC Motors is also available as a wedding venue, perfect for couples looking for something truly extraordinary.

10. Union Club

The Union Soho is the perfect venue for your intimate central London wedding service or reception. With over 25 years of experience, and a license to hold ceremonies, we are here to assist in making your wedding day stress-free, and a wonderful, unique celebration. And in a beautiful and eclectic 300 year old Georgian town house, your big day will be unforgettable.

11. Syon Park

One of London's most breathtaking venues, Syon Park offers acres of sweeping parklands, providing a stunning backdrop for weddings and civil ceremonies. Whether it's a twilight evening ceremony or a sunshine-filled daytime affair, make sure you follow with drinks in the Inner Courtyard garden. The central fountain and perfumed cream and white flowers can't be missed.

12. Horniman Museum & Gardens

For elegant Victorian style, there's not much that surpasses the Horniman Museum. A Grade II listed building, the museum and gardens is tucked away in Forest Hill, and provides an oasis of calm from the hustle and bustle of central London. Their restored cast iron conservatory is particularly elegant, and a stunning backdrop for photos.


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If you’d like to keep up to date with my latest weddings & adventures as well as read tips and advice to help with your wedding planning make sure to check out my recent blog posts.

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