Wedding Venues in Central London often offer a level of opulence and grandeur, in particular the venues with significant historical background. In this blog we share with you 5 of our favourites. If you are looking for a venue in London be sure to check these out!
1 – De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
Set in the bustling and vibrant Covent Garden this grand venue is perfect for those who want to hold a wedding and reception on the same day. This venue has history dating back to 1775. The Grand Connaught Rooms turned into a hotel in 1909 and the architecture of the Arched ornate ceilings and impressive chandeliers will add significant glamour to your wedding without the need of hiring expensive Decor. We love that it also offers the option to select any caterer you like i.e. you are not restricted to their in house ones only.
Capacity: Grand Rooms – 750 guests, Drawing Bar – 250 guests
Additional Info: Allows private catering, Free Wifi throughout the building, 5 min walk to Covent Garden / Holborn Station
2 – 8 Northumberland
OK – So I am a little biased towards this one, and favour it massively because this is where I got married 🙂 8 Northumberland is a stones throw away from Trafalgar Square! This venue has beautiful displays and a well maintained architecture from the Victorian times. The ceilings are high and grand with intricate designs. 8 Northumberland has also built in some cutting edge technology, which is absolutely fantastic. For example you can change the lighting to what ever colour you want to help create the perfect atmosphere at no additional cost.
Capacity: The Ball Room – 500, The Old Billiard Room – 260.
Additional Info: Private Catering Allowed, 2 min walk to Charing Cross Station, Hotel Rooms available for wedding guests
3 – One Whitehall Place (The Royal Horseguards Hotel )
One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a Grade II listed building, which provides a prestigious and majestic venue in central London. There are four large rooms all boasting beautiful Victorian architecture. There is a grand marble staircase where you will able to stunning and romantic wedding photos. It is also located on the Victoria Embankment with great views of the Thames and the London Eye…. more amazing photo opportunities! This is a great venue for those who want to have a Registry, Wedding & Reception all in one day.
Capacity: The Gladstone Library – 250, The Reading & Writing Room – 250, The River Room – 30-70, The whitehall Suite – 250
Additional Info: Licensed for Civil Ceremonies, A few minutes walk from Embankment Station
4 – Natural History Museum
I never considered having my Asian wedding and reception at the Natural History museum. We most often think of wedding venues being in beautiful hotels or out of London in stately homes but if I could go back, I would definitely give the Natural History Museum a chance. First of all, the venue is grand with large Romanesque arches. There is a beautiful stone staircase giving a more unique castle like feel venue. When dressed with lighting and decor, this venue becomes truly magical!
Capacity: Hintze Hall – 650, North Hall – 250, Fossil Way – 250, Earth Hall – 250
Additional Info: This venue has a wide range of caterers on their list, 2 min from Kensington Station
5 – One Marylebone
One Marylebone was built in 1826 and after being elegantly refurbished in 2008 the venue opened it’s doors to host beautiful weddings. This venue is situated just across from Regents park and has its very own private off road entrance (something you dont find with many venues in Central London). The East & West galleries both offer a bright, contemporary and intimate rooms to hold wedding. With its beautiful stained glass windows, the Sloane Hall is the perfect space to hold a reception and dance the night away!
Capacity: Sloane Hall – 350, East & West Gallery – 170
Additional Info: Limited choice of one caterer, 2 min from Great Portland or Warren Street stations.