Everything You Need to Know About Finding a London Wedding Venue
Booking your UK wedding venue without a helping hand is trickier than you think. There are so many elements to factor in, such as location, accommodation, style and budget. When you multiply this by dozens of venues, it can become a complicated mix of information that’s hard to process and compare.
Overall, you want to find a venue fit that will make your wedding day one to remember. Our Venue Finders have the skills and the know-how to help you pick out the perfect London wedding venue for you.
Venue Finder Tip No. 1: Hone in on The London Suburbs You Love & Frequent.
- If you want to be able to access London’s central tube stations easily, quintessential London architecture and distinctive landmark icons, keep an eye out for wedding venues in the City of London and Westminster. You could even hire a traditional Double Decker bus to take you to the top photo spots with your wedding party in London – like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Big Ben, The Walkie Talkie and The Shard.
- Looking for something alternative and industrial? We’d head East. The up-and-coming boroughs of Shoreditch, Hackney and Islington boast a plethora of urban warehouse spaces, London rooftop bar venues, and cool contemporary restaurants.
- How about a 5-star London hotel wedding venue with luxury accommodation? The best place to look would be Park Lane in Mayfair, Knightsbridge in Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone and the West End. Steeped in heritage splendour, these buildings are beautiful on the inside and out and often include a fairy tale ballroom to match.
- Are wide open green spaces and botanical vibes more your thing? The most popular outdoor London wedding venues are usually found on the outskirts of the city. Check out Chiswick, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond and Greenwich for the venues with acres of gardens and panoramic views. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to parkland photo opportunities in Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park.
Venue Finder Tip No. 2: Factor in London’s Varied Accommodation Options.
- Need room blocks for your London wedding? Hotels often offer exclusive discounts for wedding guests, providing that you book a certain number of suites. Our Venue Crew team can make the process as simple as a tick box. Whatever you prefer, we’ll ensure it gets done.
- If you’re booking multiple hotels or luxury bed & breakfasts in London, we advise collating all the details for your guests in one accessible location like a wedding website.
- If you’re interested in a London wedding venue with accommodation on-site, you might have specific questions about wheelchair facilities, room types and whether they are dog friendly. This is the kind of thing that’s easy to sort with our Venue Finders.
Venue Finder Tip No. 3: Take London Transportation into Consideration.
- How will everyone get to your London wedding venue? Will they take a tube, train, car, boat or a party bus? Make all this information readily available to your guests.
- Does your London wedding venue include parking? If so, is there an option to have valet attendants manage guest parking? Or if not, are there car parks nearby?
- Will any guests fly into London for your wedding? If so, what can you do to make this easier for them? Is it possible to sort group transportation to and from the airport?
Venue Finder Tip No. 4: Think Service, Service, Service!
- What can you do to create the best possible experience for your wedding guests? It’s the little things that make all the difference. Which UK wedding venue on your list will go that extra mile to make it personal and memorable for you and your partner?
- Out of all of your favourite London wedding venues, which is the most likely to be easy to work with throughout the planning process? Do they have a passionate and reliable wedding coordinator who understands every detail of your wedding vision?
- How do you imagine the food being served at your wedding? Are you into grazing platters, bowl food and canapés? Or do you want to have a formal wedding breakfast with multiple courses that have been tailored to your taste? We suggest that you talk through the options with your wedding catering team and make them aware of all dietary requirements before selecting your London wedding venue.
Venue Finder Tip No. 5: Style it Up.
UK wedding venues come in all shapes, sizes and styles. You can tell us your preferences and your wedding Venue Finders will reply with a bespoke list of suitable choices.
- You can host your central London wedding at a five-star hotel with your ceremony, reception and photo opportunities all in one romantic and timeless destination.
- You can celebrate in your own country manor house venue, surrounded by manicured gardens and picturesque backdrops for flawless wedding photos.
- You could even hire a historic royal palace for your London wedding. Dine-in medieval banqueting halls and say ‘I Do’ surrounded by priceless artefacts of English heritage.
- You can keep things exclusive in a private members’ club wedding venue, with a private candlelit dinner and custom cocktails overlooking the London skyline.
- You can party all night in an industrial warehouse wedding venue in East London, where the blank canvas space presents limitless event possibilities.
- You can book out a chic London restaurant wedding venue, where all you need is good food, great wine and an atmospheric dancefloor to throw some shapes.
- There’s nothing quite like a London waterfront wedding venue on the banks of the River Thames. The city lights sparkle on the water, creating a magical ambience.
Venue Finder Tip No. 6: Ask for Help.
Free wedding planning resources are abundant online. Choose one you trust and ask as many questions as you need to. Our Venue Finders are happy to talk through exactly what you’re searching for . Speaking with countless wedding coordinators can be confusing and we know how hard it can be to get in touch when sales managers are swamped with enquiries. Our goal is always to be accessible, helpful, and a friendly face to turn to when you’re starting or finalising your venue search.