As anyone who has planned a wedding will tell you, the venue is one of the most important and key elements you have to consider. Whether you are having a traditional wedding, or something completely off-the-wall, your venue needs to be able to accommodate your needs as well as the number of guests you wish to invite! London is a great place to organize a wedding, simply because it has some of the most diverse and unique event spaces in the whole of the UK. If you want your guests to talk about your wedding for years to come, then consider the following potential venues:
The Decorium started life in 1895 as a public swimming bath. It was sympathetically renovated in the 1990’s to the stunning neo-classical building of today. With sweeping ceilings and many original features, this elegant North London venue will set your wedding apart.
If you want a venue which offers panoramic views of the city skyline, and which delivers the ultimate wow factor, then the Gherkin is the ideal choice. Wedding ceremonies take place on the 39th floor with views of St Paul’s Cathedral providing the backdrop. Drinks and canapés then follow in the glass dome; 180 metres above ground level and you and your guests can dance the night away with the sparkling lights of London for company.
The Ascot Racecourse is the ideal choice for lovers of the races, or any competitive sport. As one of the most prestigious wedding venues on offer, it can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and the restaurant’s location is just perfect with glass walls offering sweeping views across Windsor Great Park.
The House of St Barnabas
A Georgian grade I listed building, The House of St Barnabas is a hidden gem in the capital city. It has been renovated sympathetically with chandeliers, silk-lined walls and Rococo plasterwork. There is also a private secluded garden, which is perfect for intimate ceremonies and best of all? All funds from hiring the venue go to The House of St Barnabas-in-Soho charity which helps the homeless.