Everything People Love About the Most Popular Wedding Venues in the UK
By Aneeza Qureshi /London Venue Expert
Fri 4th Aug 2023 Wedding Venues
The proposal went amazingly, and now it’s time for the real fun to begin. Yup, it’s time to plan your wedding! While making these arrangements can be daunting at first, it does come with enjoyable moments — like choosing the perfect venue!
Now, we’ll warn you; there are tons of options out there. To make your decision a little easier, we’ve pulled together a list of the most popular wedding venues in the UK.
Each venue in this article has provided couples with unforgettable wedding day experiences. So, let’s dive in and discover what makes these locations so special.
Kicking off our list is the illustrious Kimpton Fitzroy London. This five-star gem is renowned for its terracotta façade, which features not one, not two, but four of England’s Queens etched in stone.
Inside, a recent £85 million refurbishment ensures that every corner of the venue is noteworthy. The natural greenery and exquisite furnishings provide a stunning backdrop, saving couples a pretty penny on décor.
If their lavish Grade II Heritage-listed ballroom isn’t enough to satisfy your reception needs, then the exotic Palm Court surely will be. Bathed in natural light, this enchanting oasis features both an indoor winter garden and an outdoor terrace, for a cocktails-on-the-lawn kind of vibe.
Once your celebrations end, onsite accommodation allows you and your guests to get some well-deserved rest in plush, luxury guest suites. How’s that for a seamless wedding experience?
Fancy something a little more exciting than your standard wedding venue? How about a little natural beauty? Striking buildings? On-site safari? Yes, you read that correctly — this place has it all and then some!
Situated in picturesque Kent, this venue boasts an enchanting Orangery building — a setting which has proven extremely popular with soon to be newlyweds.
The Orangery sets the stage for a truly magical ceremony, with an all-glass structure allowing you to soak up natural light as you exchange vows. Complete with a dancefloor for a celebration to remember, this setting is available for exclusive hire — perfect for those looking to keep things under one roof.
The thing that makes Port Lympne truly unique — and a huge hit with couples — is its on-site Safari experience. What could be better than having a one-of-a-kind wedding, followed by a guided tour through one of the finest wildlife reserves in the country?
With outdoor spaces and accommodation available, this venue offers everything you need for a wedding day like no other.
For couples seeking a touch of old-world glamour and a dash of nostalgia, the St Pancras Renaissance offers 150 years of excellent service.
This elegant Victorian hotel is famed for hosting weddings, providing packages that include exquisite catering, skilled planners, and all of the technological facilities you could need.
Conveniently located next to King’s Cross, it offers handy onsite accommodation for you and your guests.
Megafans, you may even remember this Victorian marvel from the iconic Wannabe music video by The Spice Girls (wink-wink, we see your fan radar lighting up, and we’re so there with you).
Why’s it such a popular wedding venue in London? St Pancras is fairly iconic and set in a very convenient location. You can host anything from a huge wedding in the main hall to a cute and cosy affair in the Ladies’ Smoking Room that extends onto a terrace.
The Dickens Inn, in delightful East London, offers a relaxed and affordable wedding experience. This 18th century venue’s style is rustic rather than majestic — but what it lacks in grandeur, it makes up for in charm and simplicity, which makes most couples feel like it’s an awesome space to throw the biggest party of their lives.
With affordable wedding packages starting at just £65 per head, it’s an excellent option for couples with a strict wedding budget, as everything you need is included. The pub’s location provides a fantastic backdrop, with the iconic London Bridge nearby, giving you ample opportunity for remarkable wedding photos in the heart of the city.
The Dickens Inn creates an intimate and warm atmosphere, making the task of chatting to each and every guest a walk in the park.
Perched on a historic island in the River Thames, Monkey Island Estate captivates with a mix of enduring style and contemporary rural features.
Couples booking with the estate can even rent the entire island, creating a private and exclusive atmosphere to celebrate with friends and family.
At the brilliantly named Monkey Island, you’ll find opportunities to host both sun-drenched marquee weddings on the lawn, and cosy-yet-refined celebrations in one of the many suites available.
The island itself is packed with natural beauty, including a riverside backdrop for stunning wedding photography.
Which one will you choose?
Whether you’re looking for elegance, adventure, glamour, or chilled ambience, there’s something for every wedding style.
Looking for more options or want to enquire about one of the above wedding venues? Speak with our representatives today to check availability and get the planning started.