23 Beautiful London Wedding Venues

February 25, 2021

We know that picking a venue for your big day is difficult. So we searched the most popular, picturesque, and unique London wedding venues to find you the best!  If you are planning to tie the knot in London, there are thousands of places to choose from.

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Keep reading to learn more about our 23 favourite London wedding venues!

23 London Wedding Venues for the Perfect Wedding

1. 30 Pavillion Road

What’s more London than getting married in a beautiful Kensington and Chelsea townhouse? Nothing, that’s what. This beautiful venue is home to Searcys Knightsbridge and offers multiple options for your wedding. The home has been elegantly remodelled to bring a touch of Georgian glam to your big day.

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Capacity: up to 160 guests

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2. Asylum

Don’t let the name of this venue scare you away! Asylum Chapel is the perfect spot for your wedding ceremony if you’re looking for an edgier venue. The chapel was built in the 19th century as an institution for retired workers of the alcohol trade. It was bombed in World War II and now operates as a beautiful event space. You won’t be able to hold your reception at Asylum Chapel, but there are many other reception venues in Southwark, including a few on this very list!

Borough: Southwark

Capacity: up to 120 guests


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3. Battersea Arts Centre

If you’re looking for a venue that can host both your ceremony and reception, Battersea Arts Centre is perfect for you. It’s an eclectic venue that includes a theatre and museum! We’re sure your wedding will be top-notch if you host it in their beautiful Council Chamber, which has a capacity of 120 guests for dinner.

Borough: Wandsworth

Capacity: up to 120 guests for dinner

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4. Brixton East 1871

Brixton East 1871 is perfect for couples who are searching for a rustic aesthetic in the heart of central London. This beautiful venue features weathered wooden beams and white brick walls. It’s essentially a blank slate for whatever wedding decorations you’d like. If you’re looking for a wedding decorator to bring your wedding dreams to life, you can find one on Bidvine. Easily get custom bids from wedding decorators in London or anywhere across the United Kingdom and hire the one you like best!

Borough: Lambeth

Capacity: up to 120 seated guests

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5. Chiswick House and Gardens

This beautiful villa is surrounded by Italianate Gardens, making it the perfect spot for outdoor wedding photos. The picturesque grounds of Chiswick House can serve as a brilliant background for your photos if you hold your ceremony and reception here. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies, so you won’t have to switch venues between saying your vows and spending time with your friends and family.

Borough: Hounslow

Capacity: up to 96 guests for a civil ceremony, up to 250 guests for a reception, depending on room selection

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6. The Design Museum

Are you looking for a sleek and modern wedding venue in the heart of London? If you are, The Design Museum is right up your alley! This beautiful museum opened in November 2016 at the former site of the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.

The architects responsible for the building restored the original 1960s hyperbolic roof of the Institute, preserving its roots in a way that suits its modern aesthetic. It’s the perfect spot for the discerning couple who is looking for a simple and vibrant venue.

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Capacity: up to 270 guests, depending on room selection and configuration

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7. Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the oldest public art gallery in England and is home to an impressive collection of paintings. So if you’d like to get married surrounded by works of art by Rembrandt, Raphael, and more, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the perfect London wedding venue for you! This beautiful venue can host up to 150 guests for your wedding ceremony and up to 400 guests for a reception, depending on your room selection.

Borough: Southwark

Capacity: up to 150 guests for a ceremony, up to 400 guests for a reception, depending on room selection


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8. Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace is an unoccupied royal residence that was given to Edward II in the 14th century. It was then used as a royal residence until the 16th century. Today, Eltham Palace is home to beautiful Art Deco interior design that brings back memories of the 1930s and Hollywood glamour. There are many event spaces within Eltham Palace, meaning you’re sure to find a room in the castle that suits your fancy.

Borough: Greenwich

Capacity: up to 200 guests, depending on room selection

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9. Fulham Palace

Located along the River Thames in central London, Fulham Palace was once the home of the Bishops of London. Today, it is a beautiful event space that can host weddings of up to 110 guests. On the grounds of Fulham Palace, there is also a large botanical garden, so your wedding photos are sure to be beautiful. Fulham Palace features Medieval and Tudor styles of architecture and is a Grade I listed building.

Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham

Capacity: up to 110 guests

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10. The Happenstance

Talk about a hip and airy wedding venue! This beautiful restaurant is located in the City of London and is perfect for a more low-key or hipster wedding. The Happenstance is essentially next door to St. Paul’s Cathedral, so why not say your vows in the iconic church and host your reception at this beautiful restaurant?

Borough: City of London

Capacity: enquire for details

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11. Simon Drake’s House of Magic

If you’d like to bring a bit of magic and mystery to your big day, you’ll want to host your wedding at Simon Drake’s House of Magic. The location of this venue is a secret, but it’s in central London. Your guests will be transported to the reception in vintage cars and limousines, creating intrigue and suspense. Then, you and your guests will be treated to an epic magic show in this beautiful venue.

Borough: secret location

Capacity: up to 150 guests

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12. Kew Gardens

Would you like to host your wedding ceremony and reception at a venue that is home to “the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world“? Of course, you would! Kew Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden located in Richmond upon Thames and has many spots within it where you can get married. You can hire the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Orangery (pictured), the Nash Conservatory, or one of the many other locations within the Gardens for your wedding.

Borough: Richmond upon Thames

Capacity: up to 200 guests

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13. London Zoo

If you’ve always dreamt of getting married inside the London Zoo, you can make that dream a reality! ZSL London Zoo has two beautiful venues inside the Zoo, including the Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion. You can also book your reception in one of the Zoo’s animal houses. That means that you can invite tuxedoed penguins to your wedding! We’re sure your guests will love that aspect of your wedding.

Borough: Westminster

Capacity: up to 240 guests

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14. MC Motors

If you’re looking for an edgier venue that used to be a school and industrial complex, MC Motors is the perfect wedding venue for you. During the war, the location was bombed, and the venue now features a beautiful skylighted roof. There is also an untouched Victorian street running through the interior of the building.

Borough: Hackney

Capacity: enquire for details

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15. The Roof Gardens

A Mediterranean rooftop garden in the middle of central London sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not! If you get married at the Roof Gardens, this is exactly what you’ll experience on your big day. This beautiful venue sits atop a building in Kensington and can host up to 500 guests. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies, meaning that you can host both your ceremony and reception at the Roof Gardens!

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Capacity: up to 500 guests

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16. The Savoy

Having the distinction of being the first luxury hotel in Britain, the Savoy Hotel is a beautiful venue for opulent weddings. César Ritz (of Ritz Carlton) was the original manager of the hotel, and its famous guests have included the likes of The Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and many more fabulous celebrities. If you’d like to host a spectacular wedding at a beautiful venue with views of the River Thames, the Savoy Hotel is perfect for you.

Borough: Westminster

Capacity: up to 400 guests, depending on room selection and configuration

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17. Searcys at the Gherkin

We bet you’ve always marvelled at the Gherkin from afar, even if you’ve never been up the elevator. Who could blame you? It’s a beautiful building that really stands out in London’s skyline. If you host your wedding at Searcys at the Gherkin, you can take in the beauty of London’s skyline with panoramic views of the city. We’re sure your guests will be impressed with your wedding reception at the top of the Gherkin!

Borough: City of London

Capacity: up to 260 guests, depending on configuration


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18. Sky Garden

Sky Garden is exactly what its name suggests: a garden in the sky. It’s a pretty special venue for couples who want to go above and beyond for their special day. Your guests will love Sky Garden, especially when they walk along the terrace to take in the unobstructed views of the City of London and beyond.

Borough: City of London

Capacity: up to 600 guests

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19. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

This beautiful hotel is adjacent to King’s Cross St. Pancras, making it the perfect venue if you have a fair amount of out-of-town guests coming to your wedding. All they’ll need to do is hop off a train and check into the hotel! St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a grand example of neo-Gothic architecture and is sure to look fabulous in your wedding photos.

Borough: Camden

Capacity: enquire for details

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20. Strawberry Hill House

Located in beautiful Twickenham, Strawberry Hill House sits on the campus of St. Mary’s University. It is a Gothic Revival villa that was built in stages starting in 1749. The beautiful house is now licensed for civil ceremonies, so you can have both parts of your wedding at the same venue. How convenient is that?

Borough: Richmond upon Thames

Capacity: up to 95 guests for a civil ceremony, up to 75 guests for a seated meal

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21. Syon Park

Our favourite part of Syon Park is definitely the conservatory. The beautiful brick flooring and airy quality that the windows bring to the venue make it truly special. Syon Park sits along the River Thames, just across the river from Kew Gardens, another venue on our list! It’s a beautiful venue for a wedding ceremony and reception, and will make your wedding photos look top-notch.

Borough: Hounslow

Capacity: up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony, up to 160 guests for an evening reception

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22. V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of art and design in the world, and it’s a beautiful wedding venue to boot. If you want to get married surrounded by priceless works of art and pieces of artistic history, the V&A Museum is the wedding venue for you. There are many different rooms and locations within the museum where you can host your wedding, including the beautiful John Madejski Garden, if you prefer an outdoor wedding.

Borough: Kensington and Chelsea

Capacity: up to 600 guests, depending on room selection and configuration

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23. Westminster Boating Base

Does the Westminster Boating Base look familiar to you? That might be because it appeared in the iconic film Love Actually! This venue is located in a small park along on the River Thames and offers boat access if you’d like to arrive at your wedding via boat. One of the best parts of getting married at this venue is the fact that the venue hire fee goes directly to the Westminster Boating Base charity to help young people!

Borough: Westminster

Capacity: up to 350 guests, depending on room selection

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Celebrity Wedding Venues in London

We’ve recently published a post on celebrity wedding venues in the United Kingdom, and our list includes a few London wedding venues! You can check out this post to read about celebrity wedding venues including two Delevingne sisters, a Spice Girl, Kensington Palace, Tom Fletcher’s One Marylebone wedding, and Spencer House!

London Wedding Venues Featured on Film

If you’re interested in reading about filming locations that double as wedding venues, you’ll want to read our recent post on the subject. We featured many beautiful wedding venues and wedding photo locations around the United Kingdom, including a few in London. So head over to this post to learn more about wedding venues that were featured in film or television, including London’s Old Royal Naval College, Searcys St Pancras Grand, and the Bluebird Restaurant.

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