Our Guide to London Small Wedding Venues
London has a plethora of stunning small wedding venues, from exclusive banqueting rooms in luxury hotels to private suites in towering skyscrapers. No matter how intimate the occasion, there is a venue to suit every engaged couple and their guest list size.
For food and wine connoisseurs, a restaurant-style venue could be on the cards. South Place Hotel presents a variety of private dining rooms for up to 20 guests, that are catered by the talented in-house chef. The Peel, Kuryakin and Solo rooms are named after famous superhero characters and feature sleek parquet floors and artistic themed decor.
Alternatively, you might be looking for a traditional wedding venue with plenty of period details. 10-11 Carlton House is a Georgian London townhouse with a range of lovely small function rooms, including a Library and a Music Room. 30 to 50 guests can wine and dine beneath the high ceilings and classical chandeliers. You can count on VenueCrew to find you the perfect fit.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 1: Large Venues Often Have Smaller Options
It’s easy to skim past a lot of potential options when you’re not considering the small rooms within larger venues. We’ve come across a lot of gorgeous intimate event spaces at 5-star hotels that are a lot more reasonable than you think.
For example, The Landmark in Marylebone has an extraordinary Tower Suite looking down on the hotel’s striking glass atrium. Complete with its own cloakroom, reception room and dining area, it’s a phenomenal wedding destination for up to 36 guests. Following the bird’s eye view theme, there are also five private rooms on the 40th floor of The Gherkin. Named after cloud types, the Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus suites can host up to 20 seated guests.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 2: There Are Ways To Make A Large Space Feel Intimate
If your heart is set on a venue but you worry it might be too large for your guest list, there are lots of ways to keep up the atmosphere. You could go all out with large floral arches, photo backdrops, live cooking stations, or even stages for live performances.
We love the Palm Court at The Kimpton Fitzroy for small wedding events. The large palm trees, scattered lounge furniture and marble drinks bar breaks up the room into different zones. Even if you hired a cosy corner or one of its open terraces, the setting feels intimate and beautiful.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 3: Host Your Ceremony and Reception In The Same Venue
If you’re not planning on marrying in a church or a Register Office, there are lots of London wedding venues where you can exchange your vows and dine in the same space, or there are plenty of venues with multiple small rooms to use over the course of the day.
Positioned on the Thames in the borough of Westminster, One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horseguards Hotel has two regal rooms called The River Room and the Meston Suite. Equal in size and located opposite one another, they work perfectly for a small ceremony and reception. Belair House in Dulwich is another popular choice for intimate weddings, where the upstairs bar can be used as a drinks reception space whilst the ballroom is turned over for dinner.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 4: Small Weddings Can Be Extra Special
If you want your guests to have the ultimate experience, inviting fewer people can give you the option to spend more per head. Hosting fewer guests means you can focus on the intricate details that make events so immersive. They’ll have vivid memories of the day in years to come.
For an indulgent yet intimate wedding celebration, L’oscar in Holborn is a glamorous venue inspired by London’s theatreland. In the Committee Room, couples can exchange their vows by the fireplace, then dine with up to 26 guests surrounded by hand-painted peacocks. The Wakefield Tower at The Tower of London and the Astor Room at The In & Out are other flamboyant event spaces where up to 30 guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner in a historic setting.
Venue Specialist Tip No. 5: Call VenueCrew For A Free Consultation
Finding a small wedding venue in the right location that suits your style can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Imagine having a friendly face to turn to, who can whittle through all your options in a matter of minutes? That’s what our VenueCrew London Venue Specialists are best at. They are on hand to help you streamline the process and take away all the pressure.