Our capital city hasn’t been bestowed the ‘city of love’ moniker but, if you hail from here or you’re looking for a little something different to the country weddings of your peers, getting married in London can be an urban-chic alternative. If you’re looking for the best places to get married in London, we have the ultimate collection of the most beautiful luxury wedding venues for the coolest town wedding.
Gorgeous Wedding Venues In London
1. The Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury
Best for Dickensian design and Bloomsbury’s bookish legacy – and it’s one of the only museums in London offering exclusive hire.
Details: 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ. foudlingmuseum.org.uk
2. Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Covent Garden
On Valentine’s Day 2022, 210-year-old West End venue Theatre Royal Drury Lane announced it will be opening its doors to wedding parties. Those wanting to recite their vows in theatrical style can book the 2,000-seat main auditorium or the Grand Saloon.
Details: Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF. thelane.co.uk
3. No. Fifty Cheyne, Chelsea
Perched beside the river with views across Albert Bridge and a floral façade, No. Fifty Cheyne is one of the most picturesque spots in Chelsea. It has recently been appointed as a wedding venue, with ceremonies taking place in the homely yet glamorous first floor Drawing Room and various private and semi-private options for the reception.
Details: 50 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LR. fiftycheyne.com
4. Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Plump for gothic opulence in London’s leafy fringes (once Walpole’s own castle). With beautiful gardens, a grand Gallery and plenty of more intimate spaces, there are lots of options for wedding parties big and small.
Details: 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST. strawberryhillhouse.org.uk
5. The Standard, King’s Cross
A city wedding never looked so cool… King’s Cross’ The Standard has launched a new wedding offering, with venues and moods for every aesthetic. With capacity from an intimate 20 to a party-ready 150 guests, you can dine in Decimo, sip cocktails in Sweeties, or dance all night long at Double Standard. Don’t forget the pretty Isla Terrace to say ‘I do’ amid fairy lights, or Townhouse 8 for stunning skyline views.
Details: 10 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EG. standardhotels.com
6. Petersham Nurseries, Richmond
For a rustic, horticultural celebration with locally-sourced dishes and fairy lights aplenty, consider Petersham Nurseries. Located next to Richmond Park, the venue is a green oasis offering a slice of country living in the capital, with in-house florists on hand to help with the décor and menus created using produce from the restaurant’s own kitchen garden.
Details: Richmond TW10 7AQ. petershamnurseries.com
7. Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
A Victorian conservatory, bandstand, or modern pavilion, the choice is yours at this anthropological museum. The collections are idiosyncratic, but the weddings by Suzanne James are seamless.
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Details: 100 London Road, London SE23 3PQ. horniman.ac.uk
8. Leighton House Museum, Kensington
The former home of the Victorian artist Lord Frederic Leighton is an awe-inspiring palace of art. The extraordinary Arab Hall, with its golden dome and mosaic tiles, offers the ultimate backdrop for a unique yet lavish reception.
Details: 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ. rbkc.gov.uk
9. The Greenhouses at One Marylebone
If you’re looking for an intimate space to celebrate your nuptials, this is it. Immersed in greenery at One Marylebone’s new private dining space, The Greenhouses, guests can choose from a range of rooms and adapt the space to suit their preferences, hosting between eight and 24 guests.
Details: 1 Marylebone Road, London NW1 4AQ. thegreenhouses.london
10. Clissold House, Stoke Newington
If you’re reluctant to ship your cohort out of London but fancy a country house feel, this solves all your problems. This recently renovated Grade II listed marvel has vast windows that offer scenic views across the park.
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Details: Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9HJ. hackneyvenues.com
11. Kew Gardens
Spend your special day inside the world-renowned gardens and iconic buildings in Kew and dance your evening away with some of your nearest and dearest alongside the blooms.
Details: Richmond. kew.org
12. Hotel Café Royal, Mayfair
Providing classic and contemporary weddings in the heart of London for over 150 years, Hotel Café Royal certainly knows its stuff. So sit back, relax and let the magic unfold.
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Details: 10 Air Street, London W1B 5AB. hotelcaferoyal.com
13. Claridge’s, Mayfair
No idea is too big or detail too small at Claridge’s. With a history of state banquets and royal receptions, you’ll be in the right hands.
Details: Brook Street, London W1K 4HR. claridges.co.uk
14. Ironmongers’ Hall, Barbican
This Tudor style hall was built in the 1920’s and is the perfect example of a beautiful country house which sits in the City of London. Its striking architecture, rich history and warm atmosphere are just three things which make this venue perfect.
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Details: Off Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AA. ironmongers.org
15. One Marylebone, Regent’s Park
Just a stone’s throw away from Regent’s Park station is the beautiful, Grade I listed One Marylebone, one of London’s leading unique venues. Only one of only three London churches by Soane, the venue is most architecturally distinguished with a beauty of national and architectural significance. Fall in love with the beautifully landscaped gardens and breathtaking courtyard and choose between two exclusive spaces for your perfect day. The 27 foot high Soane Hall with its stunning mosaics and stained glass windows or the U-shape Galleries with marvellous floor to ceiling windows that let in natural light.
Details: 1 Marylebone Road, London NW1 4AQ. one-events.co.uk
16. Dartmouth House, Mayfair
The perfect place for a quintessential London wedding, Dartmouth House features only the most elegant interiors to wow your guests on your big day. The Grade II listed building offers three spaces: The Long Drawing Room, The Small Drawing Room and The Churchill. Each room has seating for around 100 guests and standing room for 450. The mansion also has a courtyard, a private and secluded haven if an open air reception is more your style. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the mansion features a grand marble staircase to make sure you get all the insta-worthy wedding shots.
Details: 37 Charles Street, London W1J 5ED. dartmouthouse.co.uk
17. Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Walk down the aisle inside London’s Natural History Museum. Breath-taking architecture and spectacular collections make for a stunning backdrop to your vows. Choose between eight spaces in which to host your event: from the popular Hintze Hall with its romanesque arches to Fossil Way, home to the giant Stegosaurus fossil, or even the North Hall, the perfect place to soak up the Museum’s grandeur.
Details: Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD. nhm.ac.uk
18. Syon Park, Isleworth
Fall in love all over again at Syon Park as you and your partner celebrate your special day at this idyllic venue. Be as intimate or extravagant as you want with 50-800 of your most loved friends and family in this sublime London home of the Duke of Northumberland. From the impressive and majestic Great Hall to the intimate State Dining Room, or even the stunning Great Conservatory and Garden Room Marquee, you can design your wedding however you dreamed.
Details: Brent Lea, Brentford TW8 8JF. syonpark.co.uk
19. The Queen’s House, Greenwich
Feel like a real-life princess and get married inside Britain’s first and finest classical building. This unique wedding venue takes its place inside Greenwich Park and offers sublime views over the Thames and Canary Wharf. A masterpiece of 17th-century architecture, the venue comprises is a spacious 40-foot Great Hall with classic black and white geometric marble flooring on which to dance your night away. The marvellous Orangery, Parlour Room and the vaulted Undercroft are the most perfect place to toast to a happy couple.
Details: Romney Road, London SE10 9NF. rmg.co.uk
20. Wiltons, Shadwell
A true London gem, this Grade II listed hall offers the chance to get married in the world’s oldest grand music hall. The auditorium still retains many of its original features, including its famous barley-twist columns. With only a small amount of dates available each year, this is one of the most exclusive wedding venues around and features interiors that inspired Moulin-Rouge.
Details: 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB. wiltons.org.uk
Featured image: Theatre Royal Drury Lane