Summer is understandably the most popular time in which to get married, which means you have to act fast if you want to secure a booking for one of the best venues in London throughout the season. To help give you a head-start, we’ve compiled the following list of recommendations to narrow your search.
Wilberforce and Quayside at The Museum of London Docklands is housed within a historic Grade I listed building that dates right back to 1802. It really honours this rich heritage, with lovely original features still intact to this day including pine columns and floors that instantly bring a sense of charm and warmth to the space. These details contrast with more modern fittings for maximum aesthetic impact. The generous capacity allows for as many as 800 guests to attend, so there’s plenty of room for all your loved ones to share in your special day.
Many people are drawn to the notion of getting married in the countryside, away from the noise and bustle of the city, surrounded by natural beauty and an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity; and yet, they don’t want to sacrifice the practicalities and conveniences that come with a more urban setting. Proud Country House is an ideal compromise between the two, being a stunning venue that sits within the beautiful Stanmer Park just moments from Brighton, easily reached and yet with all the feel of a country escape.
The Garden seems poised to become one of Europe’s most well-known and highly sought-after open-air installations. Complete with giant oak trees, festoon lighting, bespoke furniture and a whopping capacity of 1500, it’s the perfect outdoor space to soak up the sun and get some fresh air into your lungs. North Greenwich tube station is the nearest rail link, reachable in less than 10 minutes on foot, so guests coming from throughout the city should reach you with ease.
SUSHISAMBA is surely one of the city’s most unique offerings, combining elements of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, style and music in a fusion that on paper shouldn’t work, but in reality, is a triumph. Striking contemporary design completes the look and ties everything together. There are a range of different hire options available depending on the scale of your reception, and the venue is also home to one of the UK’s highest outdoor terraces, which enjoys unrivalled views over the city.
Another one for those looking to capture the essence of a rural retreat without venturing too far from the city, Horniman Museum and Gardens is comprised of a range of different spaces, including a Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, a contemporary Pavilion and an intimate bandstand, all set within 16 acres of landscaped gardens that look out onto the iconic skyline of London beyond. The nearest rail link back into the city is Forest Hill, which is just 9 minutes away.