Five Beautiful London Wedding Venues for Every Kind of Couple
Following the dress there can be few as important a decision for the Bride and Groom to be than the venue. However if you’re opting to marry in London then this decision can quickly turn into one that overwhelms you with choice. For this reason I wanted to put together a list of five varying London wedding venues, with each catering to differing tastes and wedding types.
- The Queen’s House, Romney Road, London SE10 9NF
This venue truly makes for one of the most imposing options for the Bride and Groom who are opting for opulence. Hailing from the 17th century this is a venue that can provide for anything up to 150 standing guests for your reaction, with 120 dinning for the wedding breakfast.
Ideal for: Couples looking for an elegant, traditional wedding with all of the trims.
Wedding photography pro tip: Whilst this venue may make for the classic venue, the wedding photography needn’t be stuffy or stilted. In fact such venues very often lend themselves towards dramatic, sweeping shots, as well as live action shots that capture you and your guests’ natural interactions.
- Tudor Barn Eltham, Well Hall Pleasuance, Well Hall Road, Eltham, London, South East London, SE9 6SZ
This Tudor venue boasts a rare balance of countryside charm whilst being just twenty minutes outside of London city centre. As well as the beautiful barn that you see featured here, there are also options for marquee receptions and/or wedding breakfasts.
This venue can comfortable accommodate the largest of guest lists, where even 400+ may be in attendance.
Ideal for: Couples opting for a wedding that has a touch of countrywide vintage.
Wedding photography pro tip: As with many venues Tudor Barn Eltham boasts many varying buildings and outside areas; as such it is vital that your wedding photographer either visits beforehand to appreciate where there may be unique shots to capture, or already has first-hand knowledge of the venue.
- Le Gothique, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, South West London, London, South West London, SW18 3SX
This beautiful castle is situated in South West London and makes for a venue that can easily caters for guest lists of up to 700, with talented chefs who provide the most delicious of French cuisine.
They offer a complete package that can include florists and reception entertainment, as well as the option of hiring their own in-house Rolls Royce.
Ideal for: Castle venues are ideal for couples who are looking for a unique venue that still maintains a level of formality. This particular venue makes for a perfect example of how opulence can be combined with plenty of personality.
Wedding photography pro tip: When inspecting any potential hotel venue where the bride may prepare it’s important to consider how the bedroom will lend itself to pre-ceremony shots.
- Sunburn London, Royal Victoria Dock, London, East London, E16 1XL
Fancy something a little different? Then look no further than this 128 meter super yacht which is moored in the Capital’s prestigious Royal Victoria Docks. This amazing wedding venue also boasts a hotel!
Ideal for: Couples who are looking for anything but ordinary!
Wedding photography pro tip: This is one seriously unique wedding venue and one that really requires the most creative of wedding photographers to do it justice.
- One Canada Square, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, East London, E14 5AB
Situated in the centre of Canary Wharf this venue caters for guest lists of anywhere between 50 to 104 seated or 80 to 250 standing. The décor here is modern with a distinctive twist of Art Deco and with opening hours until 2AM this truly makes for one slick venue where you can celebrate into the early hours.
Ideal for: Couples looking for a modern, centrally based venue that still maintains a unique sense of style
Wedding photography pro tip: Modern surrounding can be brought to life through plenty of live action shots, so be sure to check over any potential photographer’s portfolio with this in mind.
London is undoubtedly a region of drastically differing venues, with the places mentioned here only representing the very tip of the wonderfully diverse venue iceberg. I hope that this list has however given you a few starting ideas for choosing the perfect London wedding venue, and for a London Wedding photographer that is equally as adaptive to your preferences, personalities and indeed your quirks as a couple I’m here ready for a no obligation chat.