12 Restaurants and London Pub Wedding Venues You’ll Love
By Veronica Delgado /London Venue Expert
Wed 24th Aug 2022 Wedding Venues
England’s capital is an impressive array of world-famous sights and a big city atmosphere. You’ll find anything you desire, from Royal residences to sought-after designer fashion, in London. It’s also home to some of the finest dining establishments in the world, providing food enthusiasts with a hotbed of lively settings and culinary delights. So, if you’re looking for a unique yet wholly delicious option for your wedding festivities, look no further than one of the top restaurant or pub wedding venues in London!
Planning a wedding in the Big Smoke and not sure what type of venue to go for? How about hosting in one of London’s many exclusive pubs and eateries? You’ll find one-of-the-kind skyscraper venues as well as rustic 19th-century inns, all ready and waiting to make your wedding day a truly memorable one!
In this article, we break down some of the most beloved restaurant and pub wedding venues in London.
The Dickens Inn
Boasting a literary history as its namesake, this central London pub wedding venue is a remarkable choice of backdrop on your wedding day. This beautiful building has a façade made up of three balconied stories which overlook the iconic St Katharine Docks.
With plenty of space for your guests, you’ll find a delightful array of rooms for ceremonies and receptions, including the expansive Dickens Suite, where you can wed with views of Tower Bridge in the background. The Dickens Inn is filled with 17th-century character and rustic charm and makes an exceptional space for your wedding.
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The Anthologist by Drake and Morgan
Clean, modern style meshes with industrial features inside the wedding venue and cocktail lounge, The Anthologist. After a stunning ceremony at one of many nearby venues, journey to The Anthologist for hard-to-resist menu options and a selection of epic settings. Hiring this exclusive wedding venue gives you the run of the place, featuring elegant cocktail lounges, an outdoor terrace for perfect mingling, and an intimate mezzanine level if you’re looking for a smaller gathering.
Whatever you need, put yourself in the hands of the dedicated events team, who will work with your pick of London’s finest suppliers to make your wedding day one to remember.
Humble Grape Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf’s Humble Grape will grab your attention whether or not you’re a connoisseur of fine wines. Perched on the Middle Dock, this sophisticated yet modern waterside venue will transform any wedding into an opulent event.
As well as offering a staggering 400 sustainably produced wines, it boasts a characterful outdoor terrace connecting to its chic main dining area, allowing you and your guests to enjoy delicious modern cuisine before relocating to the water’s edge for a cheeky evening tipple. With a flexible and attentive team on hand to cater to your every need, Humble Grape is an unmissable wedding day prospect.
Duck & Waffle
Forty floors up at the famed 110 Bishopsgate skyscraper is a true gem of London dining, Duck and Waffle. For couples planning a wedding reception for the ages, picture making your grand entrance to sweeping views of some of London’s best-known landmarks before you and your guests tuck into an elegant meal courtesy of the novel and theatrical open-air kitchen.
Featuring luxurious timber décor that combines a host of quirky features and outstanding hospitality, Duck and Waffle is a one-of-a-kind London restaurant wedding venue for your big day.
The Fable by Drake and Morgan
Set in beloved Farringdon, The Fable is a dream-like venue that will allow you to live out your fairytale wedding day. Packed with magical décor, reminiscent of an enchanted forest, you’ll find its three sprawling levels of gorgeous reception rooms and exclusive amenities just the spot to celebrate your love.
With an in-house team ready to cook up bespoke dishes and handcraft creative cocktails, The Fable packs whimsy and wonder into its natural light-filled walls!
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Already known for trendsetting style and exciting nightlife, Soho is also home to an exclusive members-only venue, The Century Club. It’s close to (and tucked away from) the busy Soho streets and boasts multiple wonderous settings for your wedding day.
Ceremony spaces include the industrial chic green room, looking particularly magical with fairy lights hanging from its arched metal ceiling. The Roof Terrace, featuring lush greenery and a retractable glass roof, makes for a perfect open-air summer celebration for an unforgettable rooftop wedding reception.
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Humble Grape Fleet Street
A relative of the Canary Wharf venue, The Humble Grape Fleet Street is an elegant and refined venue and the perfect wedding spot for lovers of a glass of red, white, or both! Well known for creating an atmosphere of carefree ambience, the experienced team will assist you in turning this historic wine venue into a beautiful wedding setting.
Featuring a cool, minimalist vibe, with exposed brick and elegant wooden furniture, you’ll find Humble Grape Fleet Street the ideal location for your wedding — whether you fancy dining banquet style or turning the place into one huge dancefloor!
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The Oyster Shed
Staking its claim as the best riverside pub in the City of London, The Oyster Shed is a sun-drenched, panorama-filled venue just crying out to host your wedding! This glass-fronted gastropub on the banks of the River Thames offers both a spacious, well-lit main bar area and its decadent, ambiently lit Rockefeller lounge — two incredible options for a memorable reception.
Although known for its signature seafood dishes, the exceptional team will happily create a bespoke culinary experience for you, making booking your wedding at the Oyster Shed a tasty choice!
The Bull & Gate
The Bull and Gate’s Victorian charm wows couples planning their weddings in the capital. If you’re after an intimate, refined event, The Boulogne Bar is rich in historical artwork and opulent furnishings. Couple it with a cocktail or two from one of the in-house mixologists, and you’ve got a room perfect for ceremonies and mingling.
For your wedding meal, why not head to the dining room — a stripped-back, plant-filled area — for a delicious 3-course meal with family and friends? Ideal for wedding photos, due to its 19th-century décor and features, Kentish Town’s The Bull and Gate makes a splendid venue for both ceremony and reception.
Prepare to be impressed by the historic, industrial vibes of The Brewery, a truly awe-inspiring setting for an all-in-one wedding celebration. The centrepiece of this unique venue is the Porter Tun room — a grand, spacious, and versatile area that works just as well for enjoying award-winning dishes as it does for dancing!
Elsewhere, the sophisticated queen room or stunning courtyard marquee offer ample space for wedding receptions or simply for extending the party outdoors.
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Balfour St Barts
If you’ve had no luck searching for somewhere a little more urban for your wedding, Balfour St Barts has you covered. Hiring this iconic venue for the day means full access to the timber and metal-clad main bar area and exclusive lounge and mezzanine bars for squeezing in those extra few guests.
Make use of the magical garden area to snap enchanting wedding pics, before retreating indoors for some traditional British grub and a range of beverages suited to every taste.
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SUSHISAMBA London Heron Tower
Sitting on the 38th and 39th floor of 110 Bishopsgate is a venue like no other — wedding seekers, we present Sushisamba London Heron Tower. Set over two impressive floors, striking features and breathtaking city views conjure up an atmosphere of true enchantment. On the spacious 38th floor, you’ll find two outdoor terraces, one of which includes a mesmerising, sculptured orange tree as part of its bar.
If you’re looking for something smaller but just as picturesque, the 39th floor provides an elegant dining space, ideal for intimate wedding receptions. Specialising in tasty Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian cuisine that’s cooked right in front of you on an open grill — a wedding at Sushisamba is a guaranteed crowd pleaser!