Balfour St Barts

66, West Smithfield, England, EC1A 9DY, United Kingdom


3 Reviews


Visit Website

Balfour St Barts Weddings

The beautifully designed Balfour St Barts is a spectacular choice for wedding celebrations. Located in the heart of the city and overlooking the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, the striking venue will add historic and industrial-style charm to your wedding day.

The Scene at Balfour St Barts London

Bursting with character and urban charm, Balfour St Barts is a unique pub wedding location in the heart of London.

The enchanting city pub and events venue can cater for up to 120 seated or 200 standing guests, and there are a number of wedding packages available.

Whether you choose an intimate reception or a grand celebration, there is an array of unique spaces for couples to choose from, as well as exclusive hire of the entire venue. The brewery features a versatile auditorium-style space with an upper mezzanine level, plus a stage and dancefloor so newlyweds can dance the night away.

Conveniently located in the central east location of West Smithfield, Balfour St Barts overlooks the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral and bustling Smithfield Market. Several tube stations are a short five-minute walk away, including Barbican, Farringdon and St Paul’s.

Balfour St Barts London Wedding Receptions

Couples can choose the Balfour Room for an intimate wedding reception, or hire the entire venue for a grand party. Exclusive hire of the venue features the use of the main bar area, lounge, upper-level mezzanine and the Balfour Bar as an additional bar space. Newlyweds will also have access to a magical garden area outside the brewery which can be used as an enchanting backdrop for wedding photos.

Wedding Photography Near Balfour St Barts London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Balfour St Barts London are:

  • Smithfield Market
  • A unique inner-city garden located opposite the brewery
Request A Viewing


theatre Up to 50 Theatre
classroom Up to 50 Classroom
ushaped Up to 50 U-Shaped
boardroom Up to 30 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 50 Cabaret
dining Up to 130 Dining
standing Up to 220 Standing

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • St Bart's Brewery, Exclusive Hire (Whole Venue)

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    Balfour St Barts is available for full exclusive hire and has capacity for up to 250 standing guests. The industrial-style venue features a main bar area, upper mezzanine, lounge area, and the Balfour Bar, which all deliver a characteristic backdrop for any occasion.

    Read More
  • St Bart's Brewery Wedding Venue, The Mezzanine, Photography by Jonny MP

    The Mezzanine

    A versatile L-shape formation, the Mezzanine is a chic space for private meals or intimate celebrations of up to 40 guests. Overlooking the main bar area below, the space eludes industrial charm and can be hired individually or with the adjoining Balfour Bar.

    Read More
  • Balfour St Barts Wedding Venue

    The Main Bar & Lounge

    The Main Bar is a unique backdrop for any event and the open-plan space features wooden flooring, iron finishings and a high ceiling, as well as a relaxing and inviting Lounge area with space for up to 50 guests.

    Read More


Nearby attractions:

  • Museum of London
  • Barbican Centre
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Smithfield Market

Restaurants nearby:

  • Club Gascon
  • Apulia
  • Ask for Janice
  • St. John
  • Hix Oyster & Chop House

Hotels nearby:

  • Fox & Anchor
  • Malmaison London
  • Premier Inn London Farringdon
  • The Montcalm at The Brewery London City

Venue Testimonials

The open room with the mezzanine above is fantastic for high energy weddings and a band on the stage makes for one hell of party! Super friendly and helpful staff too. Also great location for photos outside with the park and Smithfield's market right next door. Highly recommend!

Matt Badenoch

Fantastic environment, even better staff. I used St Barts to host a team building event on two occasions now. both times Pam and her team were welcoming and couldn't do enough to host us and our guests. Food is lovely, drinks are reasonably priced. Exactly the place I have been looking for in London.

Jason Leigh

The layout of this venue is sublime, you have stacks of space to enjoy an intimate meal. The menu is small but that is a positive in my opinion because it meant the quality of the food was phenomenal. They could charge more and you'd still feel like you're getting a bargain. A little gem of a venue hiding in the city.

Stu Lovell

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Balfour St Barts start from £100pp with a minimum of 80 guests.

Balfour St Barts has capacity for up to 120 seated or 200 standing guests.

The bar will close at 1am, with guests having to leave by 2am.

Weddings at Balfour St Barts are a momentous affair. Located in a central location and overlooking the historic St Paul’s Cathedral, the venue offers a picture-perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations.

No. Whilst you can’t conduct your marriage vows at Balfour St Barts, there are several nearby churches and registry offices including St Paul’s Cathedral, St Bartholomew The Great and Islington Town Hall.

  • Fox & Anchor
  • Malmaison London
  • Premier Inn London Farringdon
  • The Montcalm at The Brewery London City

No, however St. Paul’s, Barbican, Farringdon tube stations are all a short walk from the venue.

Balfour St Barts prides itself on its fresh, seasonal menu filled with British classics. The in-house catering team can create bespoke menus for whatever your occasion.

Yes, there are a number of popular attractions located near Balfour St Barts, including:

  • Museum of London
  • Barbican Centre
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Smithfield Market

Request a Brochure

Lavinia George-Veale

    I want to...

    Venue Crew

    Hi I'm Kelly, and I can help you find the perfect venue for your upcoming event, would you like some help?

    1 Speak with Kelly