Top 10 Unique Wedding Venues in London

Portfolio • News • Posted on 5th November 2018 • Posted by Helena Lorimer

Do you dream of getting married in London? Wandering what unique venues you should definitely be considering?

We have worked at so many stunning destination weddings around the world, but always feel there is something special about getting married in the capital city of London.

Through many wonderful experiences with our clients around the most elegant venues, we have come up with our top ten 10 unique London wedding venues for you to enjoy.

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From the historic and elegant Kensington Palace, watching the sun set from the vantage point at The Gherkin or experiencing the grandeur of walking down the sweeping staircase at St Pancras Renaissance there is something special about every single one of these fabulous places.

One Belgravia 

We love One Belgravia for its elegant marble staircase where many a bride and groom in love have had their moments captured in time. We also love their intimate Oak Room which provides just the right atmosphere for reception drinks, and provides a great platform in which to steal a few photographs of smiling faces.

And when it comes to bride and groom post-wedding photographs, we’ve found the perfect spot overlooking the Buckingham Palace Gardens on Hyde Park Corner, which truly is the most romantic backdrop on a perfect spring afternoon.

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Cake Wedding

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Natural History Museum

You may be wondering how the Natural History Museum could ever be a ‘dream location’ for a romantic wedding. But let us tell you that the Hintze Hall, the biggest spot located inside the museum, is just that – a dream location!

It’s decorated beautifully with Victorian architecture and impressive arches that have proven to be one of the top 10 unique London wedding venues.

If it’s more intimacy you’re after on a warm summer’s day, the Romanesque North Hall can be combined with the Darwin Centre courtyard, making it a more contemporary affair that takes place inside and outside.

One Marylebone

You can’t go wrong with a wedding at One Marylebone. It truly does hold the best of both worlds – classic and modern. You can choose from one of two stunning spaces as well as having access to the impeccably landscaped gardens for those picture-perfect wedding snaps.

In fact, we just love photographing beautiful brides walking down the aisle with the afternoon sun rays shining through paired with several lit candles. So romantic! It always brings about such a fresh glow that only adds to the beauty that is a couple in love.

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The Barbican 

Embrace love and nature at The Barbican, a world-class arts and learning centre. Doesn’t sound romantic, does it? Believe us, it truly is! You see, there is a special conservatory inside this venue that has seen the likes of many lustful couples.

It’s decorated with tropical plants and exotic fish, and gives off an effortlessly gorgeous vibe for a perfect wedding.

Pair this space with their Garden Room and you have the means to enjoy a fantastic wedding sit-down meal whilst admiring the perfect city view from their ceiling high windows.

St. Pancras Renaissance

If you’ve done your research, you’ll know that the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is one of the top 10 unique London wedding venues, known almost exclusively for its romantic setting, which is why couples in love flock to this venue to say their ‘I do’s’.

This hotel has the ability to hold weddings of various sizes, and is decorated with such historic charm dating back to the Victorian era.

One of its key features when it comes to wedding photography, is its staircases. That, coupled with their large windows bringing in tons of natural light, pairs effortlessly with the darker interior of the venue.

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a place that truly inspires. With its 300 acres of lush green grass, it was made for magical wedding photography.

Enjoy the breathtaking grandeur of the Temperate House located at Kew Gardens for a stunning wedding, as it is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse with 15,000 panes of glass and over 10,000 plants. It’s the perfect spot for a large wedding intertwined with a natural and gentle feel.

Alternatively, consider the Cambridge Cottage which provides more of an intimate feel and has its own private garden. Whether you have your wedding photographs taken inside or out, you’ll be sure to be graced with stylish architecture and or beautiful nature as well as perfect memories during the well-sought ‘golden hour’.

Another reason to consider Kew Gardens for your wedding? It has been voted in the Top 7 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in or near London!

The Gherkin 

Fancy a wedding with a view? The Gherkin is one of London’s most iconic landmarks and thus, it’s no secret that to hold a memorable and luxurious wedding at this location is nothing short of perfection.

At Searcys, the ultimate wedding venue on the 39th and 40th floor of The Gherkin, one can joined souls in complete elegance and style. This dream wedding location offers 360 degree views of London, five-star cuisine, and a backdrop that’ll simply take your breath away.

Searcys is, in fact, one of our 10 unique London wedding venues when it comes to getting the royal treatment and fairytale wedding day.

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Dartmouth House

Found in beautiful Mayfair, London, Dartmouth House is a superbly unique and elegant venue in which to tie the knot.In fact, this location has won the London Venue Award in 2018!

They have a beautifully decorated courtyard that resembles that of a French Chateau for reception drinks, and a variety of rooms available for hire to suit anyone’s needs. With breathtaking architecture, crystal chandeliers in every event space, plus their grand marble staircase, you can be sure that your palpable feelings of love and happiness will be captured perfectly in your wedding photography.

Whether you’re looking for an intimate wedding day, or something more grandeur, Dartmouth House have options that can hold either 50 up to 250 guests. We adore this venue for its soft colors, elegant charm, and historical feel.

Kensington Palace

“Home of royalty past and present, few wedding venues can boast the elegance, majesty and timelessness of Kensington Palace,” as Hitched so graciously worded it. This is exactly what springs to mind when thinking of a lavish wedding at Kensington Palace.

What’s also great is that there are several venues located inside this location to cater for your needs. The Entrance Hall that holds access to exquisite gardens and up to 300 guests. The King’s Gallery, decorated beautifully with pieces of art. And the glass fronted Pavilion, which is a covered terrace, making it perfect come rain or shine.

We love this venue for its architecture, natural settings, and variety of venues that cater for breathtaking weddings and gorgeous wedding photography.

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First dance

Somerset House

Found in Central London, Somerset House is not only an incredible space for special occassions such as showcasing artwork, film events, and an ice skating rink, but also – for a splendid wedding ceremony and reception.

We love this venue for its various rooms that offer different backdrops for impecable wedding photography.  The elegant Portico Rooms is a favorite for its ability to be transformed into your preferred style and theme, and its balcony views of the River Thames. We also adore the The Seamen’s Hall, which gives access to the river and is decorated with grand, elegant windows.

Needless to say, this location provides enough inspiration to get creative whilst capturing some diverse and beautiful wedding photography.

These 10 unique London wedding venues have really stood out for us as wedding photographers for their incredible interiors, stunning architecture and beautiful lighting.

Whichever one you choose you will have the most amazing day of your life, guaranteed!

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