Our Guide to London Outdoor Wedding Venues
London is one of our favourite cities in the summer. The River Thames sparkles in the daylight, urban dwellers soak up the sunshine in the Royal Parks, and the wedding season is in full swing all across the capital. If this is your preferred wedding season, we have some outdoor wedding venues up our sleeve that will make your day one to remember.
What about a tranquil courtyard tucked behind a traditional London townhouse? Dartmouth House in Mayfair radiates with classical beauty, and its outdoor terrace reminds us of a quintessential French chateau garden. Sound like your style? Download the brochure here.
For a different vibe, you could hire a relaxed restaurant wedding venue with an urban rooftop overlooking the London skyline. A popular choice is South Place Hotel, where the outdoor space is adorned with seasonal flower displays (so you don’t need to bring many decorations) and joined to the Michelin-Starred Angler restaurant. Have a look at the wedding brochure here.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Find A Slice Of Green In The Suburbs At A Garden Wedding Venue
Central London is full of beautiful century-old buildings and futuristic skyscrapers, but as you can imagine, there aren’t many garden wedding venues to hire on your big day. If this is a priority for your outdoor wedding, we’d suggest looking in the suburbs outside the city centre, where you’ll find lots more parkland and garden locations for your wedding photos.
The Hurlingham Club in Fulham is an excellent place to host your ceremony and reception. It’s surrounded by 42 acres of manicured grounds, blossoming flower beds and space for outdoor lawn games. Discover their affordable wedding packages via their downloadable brochure.
Further east in Dulwich, Belair House also has a country house feel despite being located just 15-minutes from central London. The Georgian manor includes four event spaces, a striking red spiral staircase and an outdoor garden for an optional marquee. It will seem like your very own royal residence on your wedding day, with sensational outdoor wedding photo opportunities. For more info about this garden wedding venue, download the brochure.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Check Out London’s Awesome Rooftop Venues
There are some urban rooftop event spaces in London that work beautifully for weddings. On sunny days, your guests can enjoy drinks and nibbles out on the terrace as they take in the incredible views of the city. Plus, if you want a laid-back approach, some venues also have barbeques on-site, so your guests can enjoy the alfresco environment late into the afternoon.
There are plenty of hidden gems and trendy wedding venues with private alfresco areas. These include the Upper 5th rooftop at Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch (a spacious deck with stellar outlooks over East London), The Century Club (with Soho’s largest rooftop terrace), and The Ned. Chat to one of our VenueCrew London Venue Specialists to discover other outdoor wedding spaces in the city that might not be on your radar yet.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Create a Wow Factor With A Waterfront Wedding Venue
When we think of London, an image of the spectacular landmarks dotted along the River Thames comes to mind. This waterfront scene makes an incredible wedding photo backdrop, so you won’t need to travel far to get the perfect shot. Our VenueCrew know of some unique venues along the river promenade with airy outdoor wedding spaces.
The Oyster Shed is a riverfront restaurant venue with a sweeping bar, floor-to-ceiling windows and a refreshing outdoor space equipped with lounge seating and heaters. It’s worth checking out their wedding brochure.
Or, for a much larger event space that’s suitable for Asian weddings, Old Billingsgate has a fantastic outdoor patio. From the terrace, there are direct views over Tower Bridge, The Shard, and London Bridge.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Have A Wet Weather Option In Mind
London’s weather is unpredictable even in summer, so make sure you have a plan B if the forecast starts to turn. Luckily, our VenueCrew London Venue Specialists have plenty of wedding venues in mind if you’d like to strike that perfect balance between an outdoorsy atmosphere and staying undercover. Chat to a VenueCrew team member today .
Devonshire Terrace in Spitalfields is a great choice for couples who want an alfresco feel but a roof over their heads. Its glass-covered courtyard is licenced for wedding ceremonies, and even the pattering sound of raindrops on the rooftop adds to the atmosphere. Later on, your guests can move into the restaurant for cocktails and dancing. Download the brochure.
The In & Out also has a quiet courtyard where a marquee is installed during the winter months. This semi-permanent structured sail covers the entire area and stays in tune with the maritime theme of the wedding venue.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 5: Contact Us For A Free Consultation
There are lots of hidden outdoor wedding venues that take a bit of industry knowledge to discover, so that’s why VenueCrew dedicates time to research the best wedding venues in London. Fancy chat with a helpful expert for free? Our VenueCrew London Venue Specialists look forward to speaking with you. Get in touch to find your perfect outdoor wedding venue .