Popular Reception Centre Venues London
Your wedding day is often a once-in-a-lifetime event so why not revel in all the tradition of it all? Whatever wedding customs you’re including in your day, London has a vast collection of classic and traditional reception centre wedding venues available to explore. From sizeable ones with ballrooms to more intimate spaces, our Venue Finders can match you with the right London reception centre wedding venue for your preferences. Contact our VenueCrew today .
113 Chancery Lane113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL 5.0
113 Chancery Lane is a Grade II* listed building in the heart of London, with stunning decor for the perfect backdrop to an elegant wedding.
- Exquisitely decorated with stained glass windows and original candle chandeliers
- Exclusive use of the grade II listed Georgian building for your wedding day
- Outstanding catering provided by CH&CO Venues
Banking HallCornhill, London, EC3V 3ND 5.0
Glamour, sophistication, and elegance await at Banking Hall, the Art Deco wedding venue in the heart of central London.
- Grand, historic setting with an old world atmosphere
- Bespoke catering and packages through event experts Camm & Hooper
- Awesome central London location surrounded by wedding photo opportunities
Banqueting House LondonWhitehall, London, SW1A 2ER 5.0
Celebrate like royalty on your wedding day at Banqueting House London, where spectacular architecture meets with 17th-century ceiling frescoes.
- Truly spectacular venue in London with capacity for 500 guests
- Licensed for civil ceremonies in the stunning Main Hall and Undercroft
- Afternoon and evening hire available
Belair House5 Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AB 5.0
A traditional manor house wedding venue in West Dulwich, Belair House is surrounded by rose gardens and endless wedding photo backdrops.
- Traditional manor house wedding venue surrounded by gardens and parkland
- Fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies in the first-floor ballroom
- Convenient location on the edge of London in peaceful Dulwich
Butchers’ Hall London87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB 5.0
Discover classic elegance in the heart of the City at Butchers’ Hall London, a historic wedding venue with five stunning event spaces.
- Historic livery hall with five versatile event spaces
- Spectacular Great Hall with opulent interiors
- Impressive rooftop garden terrace overlooking Central London
De Vere Wokefield EstateGoodboy's Lane, London, RG7 3AE 5.0
De Vere Wokefield Estate is a stunning, luxurious wedding venue nestled within 250 acres of Berkshire parkland. Two beautiful buildings + outdoor options lets you have your pick of places to say, 'I do'.
- Luxurious country estate wedding venue nestled within 250 acres of Berkshire parkland
- Immaculate neoclassical façade and opulent interiors
- A choice of suites that cater to large and intimate ceremonies and receptions
Drapers’ HallThrogmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ 5.0
Host an unforgettable wedding in Drapers’ Hall’s classical rooms and garden terrace. It’s a slice of preserved British history in the heart of London.
- A slice of preserved British history in the heart of London
- Heritage London wedding venue with regal interiors
- Four spectacular function rooms that can be hired individually or all together
East Wintergarden43 Bank Street, London, E14 5NX 5.0
East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf London is an exquisite wedding venue courtesy a show-stopping ambience, spectacular architecture and a specialist events team.
- Architecturally-designed venue with striking glass façade dome
- Three distinctive event spaces with varying capacities
- Spectacular views of London’s skyline and River Thames
Garden Museum5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB 5.0
On the River Thames, the Garden Museum combines a spectacular garden setting with a historic medieval nave.
- Located on the banks of the River Thames
- Gorgeous, dramatic medieval nave setting & famous gardens
- In-house team of dedicated event planners
Gray’s Inn London8 South Square, London, WC1R 5ET 5.0
Gray’s Inn is an elegant historic wedding venue in Central London, with a lavish grand hall and picturesque private gardens for marquee weddings.
- Six stunning event spaces steeped in history
- Beautiful private gardens for cocktail parties and marquee weddings
- Convenient Central London location next to Chancery Lane Station
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Our Guide to London Wedding Reception Centre Hire
London is brimming with ideal reception centres, from historic banqueting suites to modern glass atriums that stream with sunlight. Suppose you’re looking for a reception centre in the UK. In that case, the capital is an easy, well-connected location to host your wedding meal, dancing and evening entertainment. Most of the reception venues mentioned in this guide have licenses for ceremonies, or they work well as the counterpart to a church or Registry ceremony.
Perhaps you’re looking for a vast hall, where dry hire is available, and you can go to town with the wedding reception aesthetic. If so, we highly recommend The Brewery as your London wedding reception centre. Its biggest indoor venue, The Porter Tun, features exposed brick walls, ultra-high ceilings and historic beams from its former days as a working brewery. It’s famous for Asian weddings and Jewish weddings due to the large capacity allowance.
Speaking of Asian weddings, The Royal Lancaster is a fantastic wedding reception centre choice in London. Situated next to Hyde Park, it’s a massive event facility where two ballrooms have space for hundreds of seated guests. Featuring drop chandeliers, colour changing LEDs and moveable walls to adjust the area as needed, it’s a versatile and grand option for weddings. For more package and pricing information, head to the Royal Lancaster venue profile.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Livery Halls Have a Dose of History
London is home to several awe-inspiring Livery Halls, which were once halls for various craft and trade associations in the City of London. Given their age and prestige, the buildings are steeped in splendour. Take Drapers’ Hall, a magnificent wedding space with a dramatic Livery Hall. Your guests will marvel at the 28 marble columns and beautiful paintings above. Check out the Drapers’ Hall brochure here.
Ironmongers’ Hall is another excellent wedding reception centre in London. Built-in the 1920s, it’s like stepping back in time. The majestic hall features wall panelling and period furniture, which makes it feel like a country manor. If you’d like a cosy candlelit banquet or a royal-themed reception, this is the place to be. Read the Ironmonger’s Hall brochure for details.
Finally, Plaisterers’ Hall is a hidden gem in the City of London. It’s a neoclassical building with two large halls and break out areas that double up as bridal changing rooms. It’s known to be the largest Livery Hall in London, with 12 foot high chandeliers, regal interiors and a lavish atmosphere. Its customisable lighting and Bose sound system are other built-in benefits.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: Reception Centres Have Versatile Event Spaces
Some couples prefer venues that leave room for creativity. If you’d like a space that has a spacious and versatile room that you can make your own, we’d suggest booking a reception centre like the Grand Connaught Rooms in central London. This palatial building is for event use only, and the complex spans multiple floors of desirable wedding spaces. The piece de resistance is the Grand Hall, with its jaw-dropping arched ceiling, crystal chandeliers and Art Deco appeal. To find out more information, visit the Grand Connaught Rooms venue profile.
In St James’s, the magnificent 116 Pall Mall forms a part of the exemplary architecture. If you’d like an elegant wedding reception that feels like a palace, this Georgian building is a great option. Inside, there are a variety of drawing rooms that feature period paintings, regal carpets and views over towards The Mall. There’s also an outdoor garden which you can hire privately.
Are you dreaming of a country wedding reception centre in the UK? De Vere Wokefield Estate is a fairy tale Victorian manor in Berkshire. Set in 250 acres of manicured gardens with a lake, the photo opportunities here are endless. The grounds comprise the main mansion house and the state-of-the-art Wokefield Place, where you’ll find a total of 34 event spaces. The Wokefield Place is the newest function room, with modern amenities, desirable outlooks and a capacity of up to 500 guests — what’s not to love! Check out the Wokefield Estate brochure.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Hotel Accommodation Is An Added Bonus
If your London wedding reception is due to finish on or after midnight, choosing a venue with accommodation on-site makes everything easier. Your guests are likely to stay longer, as they won’t be thinking about the logistics of getting home. Places like The Waldorf Hilton have a magical wedding feel. Its Palm Court is a bright and uplifting space with marble floors and ornate railings. Next door, the Adelphi Suite is another plush ballroom for wedding receptions.
Another 5-star hotel that’s popular for wedding receptions is Sofitel St James. Decorated in the hotel brand’s signature French style, the event suite on the lower ground floor is a vision of elegance. You can have the entire floor exclusively and arrive via the private entrance on Waterloo Place. There’s space to mingle, dine and dance the night away. To book your viewing and check out the hotel room discounts, download the Sofitel St James wedding brochure.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Waterfront Reception Centres Have Incredible Views
London’s River Thames is an iconic feature of the capital. If you can see the water from your chosen reception venue, it makes a sensational photo backdrop for your wedding album. VenueCrew are the experts when it comes to finding your perfect waterfront wedding venue.
East Wintergarden is a highly rated wedding reception centre. Based in Canary Wharf, this colossal glass complex stands out along the riverfront. There are three primary event spaces here, called The Main Hall, The Gallery and The Promenade Room. You can create a different experience in each space, or use the smaller rooms for storage and changing areas.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 5: Call VenueCrew For A Free Consultation
Are you tired of scrolling through the search engines for your perfect venue, or you’ve lost count of unsuccessful wedding venue viewings? You’ve found the right page — VenueCrew is here to help! You can call us for free consultations about the type of wedding day in London you’re dreaming of. Once we’ve discussed your capacity, ideal date and style, we’ll get to work and deliver you a bespoke list of wedding reception centres in London and the UK. Call a London Venue Specialist today .
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There are so many stunning wedding reception centres in the UK, and London is a great place to start. The Hurlingham Club is one of the best wedding venues in London; a private members’ club with beautiful event spaces and 40 acres of grounds. Couples also love the Grand Connaught Rooms for its immense ballroom and classical Art Deco interiors.