Central London is a hub of some of the very best venues in the UK, making it an ideal choice of location for any wedding celebrations. So, if you want the venue to be one of the stars of the show, here are some great picks worth considering.
Discreetly tucked away on Shaftsbury Avenue, Century is a Private Members’ Club in the heart of Soho that offers all the sense of exclusivity that you would hope for from such a venue. This hidden gem is split across five different floors, each with its own function, with areas including a restaurant, a cocktail lounge and a meeting room, not to mention the impressive and inviting rooftop terrace – the largest in all of Soho, no less. Receptions can be held for up to 200 guests here, with each of them sure to enjoy the luxurious ambiance. Meanwhile, Century also benefits once again from all the convenience of inner-city transport links.
RIBA Venues is a highly versatile event space that can be tailored to suit many different occasions, including a lavish wedding celebration. Though its indoor areas (flooded with natural light from the gorgeous floor to ceiling windows) are equally as beautiful year round, RIBA is a particularly great choice for those looking to hold a wedding in the summer months, as with a bit of luck and some good weather, you would be able to make the most of the three roof terraces and the lovely panoramic views over London they offer. It is exceptionally well connected once again, with three tube stations all within easy reach, including Regent’s Park.
The glamourous art nouveau style and timeless beauty of The Old Finsbury Town Hall means that it has been awarded Grade II listed status, bringing a sense of decadence to any wedding. The stunningly ornate ceiling, dramatic sweeping staircase, glittering chandeliers, stained glass windows, vintage décor and various other original features guarantee to amaze and leave a lasting impression. The capacity allows for up to 280 guests, whilst nearby transport links include Angel and Farringdon stations, which both sit within a comfortable walking distance of less than 10 minutes.
Conway Hall is also a Grade II listed building, having been originally built in 1929 and having subsequently become a landmark within London’s cultural landscape. With an impressive capacity of 400 spread across floor and balcony level seating, there is ample space for a large scale reception. The Main Hall itself still has many of its period features intact, and is renowned for its excellent acoustics, ideal if you were planning to organise live music to entertain your guests. The venue sits just 5 minutes or so from both Holborn and Chancery Lane tube stations.