Tucked away on one of London’s oldest streets, Founders’ Hall is one of London’s hidden gem wedding venues. It’s distinctly contemporary and entirely exclusive, giving your wedding party full access to the venue’s unique mix of rooms. With metal-clad doors and grand porthole windows, you won’t find a similar London wedding venue.
Ironmongers’ Hall brings a countryside feeling to a central London location with a Tudor style hall, magnificent staircase, charming courtyard and fountain – and an impressive history to match. It’s a licensed wedding venue in London (for civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies) and is available for exclusive hire.
3113 Chancery Lane
This grade II listed wedding venue in London is conveniently located with a mix of modern and traditional rooms, guarunteeing flexibility. Classic charm meets contemporary facilities, making 113 Chancery Lane particularly popular within TV and film. The venue’s period features include stained glass, mahogany panelling and the building’s pillared portico.
As the social and intellectual home of some of the nation’s most iconic and greatest thinkers and activists, RSA House is inspiring, historic and quintessentially British. With a domed glass roof, secluded underground vaults and impressive paintings adorning the walls of The Great Room, it’s no surprise that this is where Alexander Graham Bell first presented the invention of the telephone. This wedding venue in London is full of finer details, with 11 rooms providing everything from Georgian grandeur to modern style – and if you can’t make up your mind, you can book the whole house. Luxurious!
5Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
RIBA is a step back in time in the heart of the capital. Floor-to-ceiling windows and unusual etched glass doors alongside a roof terrace and space for a dancefloor make the Royal Institute of British Architects HQ a unique find. Original 1930s fixtures combined with art deco features make this a light, bright London wedding venue.
641 Portland Place
As the only building to remain standing whilst those around it fell during the Blitz, 41 Portland Place brings a powerful message to the start of a marriage. Originally designed as a private residence and now an impressive Georgian wedding venue, the building oozes elegance amongst a number of versatile event spaces available for hire both individually and collectively.
7Prince Philip House
With an exclusive crown estate location on Carlton House Terrace, Prince Philip House is a Grade I listed building full of sophistication. Weekend hire means exclusivity, and the wedding photography options are astounding with a terrace overlooking the London Eye, St James’ Park and The Mall. The original sweeping staircase provides even more photo opportunities alongside the pristinely presented rooms – of which there are seven.
8The Royal Society
Overlooking the Mall and St James’ Park, The Royal Society is a conveniently located, historic wedding venue in London. Each of the 12 spaces are elegant in their own way, from walls adorned with books to sky-high ceilings, classic artwork and the grandeur the marble hall provides – plus the flexibility for anything from 10-800 guests.
One of the few remaining ancient Livery Halls in London, Stationers’ Hall is a Grade I listed wedding venue in London built after the Great Fire of London. It’ full of character, charm and history, with gleaming oak flooring, carved oak panelling, stained glass windows – and it’s just a stone’ throw from St Paul’s Cathedral. The venue’s Court Room is dominated by an 18th century carved mantelpiece and allows guests to take the wrought iron staircase out to the garden.
10Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry shares its postcode with Fortnum and Mason’s and The Ritz – and it shows. From the elegant Council Room to the impressive, working scientific Library, classic meets contemporary with six flexible rooms over two floors (also available for private hire as a suite) and high-tech facilities.
Neoclassical splendour meets modern day tech in one of London’s most central venues. Plaisterers’ Hall brings elegant and ornate interiors across four event spaces providing flexibility for you to choose the perfect room for your day or combine them together to give you space for up to 550 guests. The Great Hall’s glittering chandeliers were made for wedding day magic – and there’s plenty of room for dancing.
12Old Royal Naval College
Without bigging it up too much, Old Royal Naval College is a historic masterpiece. Without a doubt one of the most impressive riverside wedding venues in London, it’s a British landmark in the heart of historic Greenwich, accessible from central London via all types of transport, including boat. The Admiral’s House is light and bright with double-height ceilings, refined wooden panelling and is not open to the public, so is exclusively yours. The Painted Hall is as opulent as it gets: 40,000 square feet of walls and tall ceilings covered in striking paintings – and those are just two of the rooms available.
Originally a private residence then a military hospital, Dartmouth House is a wedding venue with a whole lot of history. Now, it’s a home away from home in the form of an elegant Mayfair mansion, with tasteful décor, a grand marble staircase and private courtyard for French Chateau feels. Its grade II listed status is no surprise thanks to its rococo opulence and, licensed for civil ceremonies, you couldn’t ask much more from a wedding venue in London.
Clothworkers’ Hall is home to one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies, set within the Square Mile, versatile and exclusive. The moment you step into the private courtyard the ambience is obvious – and your wedding venue should give you that! The art deco-style entrance hall, grand marble staircase and stained-glass windows continue the historic opulence throughout: impressive wedding photos guaranteed.
One of the oldest of London’s twelve Livery Halls, Coopers’ Hall is steeped in history. As a wedding venue in London’s Devonshire Square, it’s well-hidden and discreetly tucked away, making it surprisingly peaceful considering its central London location. The pre-Georgian townhouse is best suited to intimate events as one of London’s smallest Livery Halls, but has the grandeur that you would expect. A spiral staircase spanning the height of the house, an ornate fireplace dressed with church candles, historic artwork and that entrance lobby: there’s a reason this is an eve favourite.
16The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Five acres of perfectly maintained park in the City? When it comes to wedding venues in London, Gray’s Inn is the ultimate hidden treasure. If you’re looking for a venue with enough character to not have to decorate vastly, this could be ‘the one’: the Hall features a vaulted ceiling, wood panelling and large stained glass windows dating back to the 15th century, whilst ‘The Walks’ – the venue’s outside event space – is a peaceful oasis in the heart of the City, accessible via iron gates, equipped with a marquee and entirely private. In fact, this is one of the largest private gardens London has to offer.
Easy, breezy and with views to-die-for, OXO2 has an impressive vibe as soon as you walk into it. Located on the second floor of the iconic OXO Tower, the venue overlooks the River Thames providing unbeatable views from London’s South Bank and the décor inside is a haven of contemporary luxury. This wedding venue in London is understated, atmospheric, impressive – and licensed.