13 Romantic London Wedding Venues

By Kelly Collins /London Venue Expert

Mon 24th Oct 2022 Wedding Venues

couple kissing under wisteria vines after wedding ceremony at port lympne london

Romantic wedding venues are strewn across London’s fabled streets. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful hotel with quintessential British elegance or a storied royal palace, this city has no shortage of settings that’ll transport you to the pages of a romance novel.

When you’re planning a romantic wedding in London, the thing to keep in mind is how you’ll feel on your wedding day. Do you want to dine in one of the most iconic hotels in the world and feel like you’ve got the place to yourself? If so, Claridge’s should be at the top of your list. Would you enjoy walking through exquisite gardens during your wedding photos? Kew Gardens is a stunner if that’s your vibe. For a safari-meets-courtyard setup, check out Port Lympne, also pictured above (photo: Wild at Heart).

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The Ned

The Ned Wedding Venue, The Saloon Room, Photography by Jessica Williams
Bridesmaids at The Ned London, photo by Jessica Williams

If romance can be felt through jewel-toned luxury decor, The Ned makes it palpable. The former Midlands Bank has been transformed into the perfect stylish oasis in the heart of London.

The Art Deco interiors and vintage velvet furniture will transport you back to the roaring 20s and 30s, but it’s the dazzling rooftop terrace with views over St Pauls’s Cathedral that really gives this place its wedding edge. Plus, any of the gorgeous restaurants on site can be hired out exclusively for wedding receptions.

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Hurlingham Club

Bridesmaids enjoy the light-filled setting at The Hurlingham Club

If you want to get married with the River Thames by your side, this private members club set on a surprising 42 acres is the romantic green oasis you simply must discover.

The historic manse at Hurlingham Club boasts lush manicured gardens and a wonderful light-filled interior. This palatial event space can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, with plenty of options to cocktail outdoors before into the stunning estate for your reception.

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Claridge’s sets a stunningly romantic backdrop for weddings in London, photo by Jacob Pauline Photography

If your idea of a romantic London wedding venue is a luxury hotel that’s world-renowned for its impeccable hospitality standards and iconic British setting, Claridge’s should absolutely be at the top of your list.

Not only are the Art Deco suites perfect for your guests, but the ten event spaces offer a variety of backdrops for your wedding day. A personal wedding manager will see that your day goes off without a hitch.

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Kimpton Fitzroy

The Kimpton Fitzroy London perfectly blends old and new to create a romantic wedding venue, photo by Paul Santos

If you’re looking for a romantic wedding venue in London that’ll give you the feeling of being characters in a modern fairytale, this is the one for you.

The Kimpton Fitzroy is a 5-star property with stylish accommodation options and nine unique event spaces to choose from. A marble-encased lobby and grand marble staircase pair beautifully with the indoor courtyard and its glass ceiling — all working together to create an atmosphere that feels light, bright, and perfect for photo ops.

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Dartmouth House

Dartmouth House’s stunning staircase makes a romantic setting for bridal portraits

Dartmouth House is one of the most romantic wedding venues in London, and it’s located just a few minutes’ walking distance from Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. James’s Park, and Wellington Arch.

If you feel like you want to rest after the big day, you can find The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel located right next door. Since this Georgian Manor House boasts a marble staircase, chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular choice in the city!

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Port Lympne

Port Lympne Luxury Weddings Kent
Romantic courtyard at Port Lympne wedding venue in Kent, photo by Wild at Heart

The English countryside has always been a sought-after location for a romantic wedding, and few locations are more romantic than Kent. This breathtaking hotel sits on 600 acres of parkland, complete with stunning vistas for your wedding photo backdrops.

The glass-walled orangery offers a remarkable and modern setting for your wedding reception, while the Moroccan courtyard has such a charm about it that you’ll want to at least spend cocktail hour in this space. Adding to the feeling of discovery, Port Lympne is also an award-winning wildlife reserve — and you and your guests can spot several endangered species on the grounds.

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Nonsuch Mansion

Nonsuch Mansion features gorgeous windows and wallpapered walls, creating a storybook atmosphere for your wedding

Does a small castle of your own sound romantic enough for your wedding day? A Georgian Grade II heritage manor set on 3,000 acres of lush gardens, Nonsuch Mansion offers just that kind of feel.

Available for exclusive hire only, Nonsuch Mansion features unique Gothic-style interiors with abundant natural light. The food here is exceptional, thanks to the Michelin-trained head chef.

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Kew Gardens

A secret garden wedding atmosphere sets the scene at Kew Gardens, photo by Elaine Williams Photography

Conveniently located in Richmond, a short train journey from the CBD, Kew Gardens is UNESCO world heritage listed and boasts 320 acres of exquisite botanic gardens.

It offers several event spaces for your big day and is also home to the world’s largest glasshouse. It’s certainly one of the most romantic wedding venues in London.

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace wedding in the gardens, photo by Michael Maurer

Hampton Court Palace is one of those incredibly famous wedding venues that needs no introduction. Built in 1514, this 500-year-old palace has been hosting kings, queens, and dignitaries since its inception.

Hampton Court Palace is one of the most luxurious wedding destinations in Surrey — located on the banks of the River Thames. At this property, you’ll have access to a dedicated events manager, who will make sure everything is flawless for your wedding day.

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Corinthia Hotel

A romantic ceremony by candlelight at Corinthia Hotel, photo by KND Photography

The warm hospitality offered by this 5-star venue will make you realise why it is considered one of the most romantic wedding venues in the city. Corinthia Hotel is a venue that portrays the elegance and grace of Victorian London, and it is only a couple of minutes away from Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and the River Thames.

Their private courtyard is a hidden gem, ideal for an intimate celebration. You’ll love the feeling that there’s no one else in the world but you and your closest friends and family on your wedding day.

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Kirtlington Park

Mint walls and antique oil paintings create a timeless elegance at Kirtlington Park in Oxfordshire, photo by Emily Rose Photography

The rolling farmland of Oxfordshire is a wonderful setting for those who want to create a lavish and romantic wedding. This Grade I listed mansion is surrounded by beautiful parkland providing the perfect backdrop for your photos.

Choose from a selection of classical state rooms for your event, and there are also seven stylish bedrooms for your guests to spend the night!

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Addington Palace

A sense of timelessness creates a romantic wedding ceremony at Addington Palace in Surrey, photo by Eric Ronald Photography

Set amongst 163 acres, Addington Palace is the kind of romantic wedding venue in London that exudes the charm and elegance you’re looking for. Dramatic halls and beautiful gardens come together to create a warm atmosphere that feels absolutely timeless.

Addington Palace is dry hire, so you can bring in the caterers of your choice. Plus, there are great little cottages on the property that are perfect for you and your wedding party to stay the night.

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Hatfield House

An intimate ceremony in a room filled with history at Hatfield House

A 17th-century gem, this Hertfordshire wedding venue provides versatile possibilities for your wedding day. Picture textile art-covered walls in the halls and beautiful old brickworks covered in vines as your backdrop.

Completing the atmosphere of whimsy, the grounds at Hatfield House include an incredible garden maze that makes a gorgeous setting for sunset photos.

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