If there’s ever an occasion that can make many of us crave a classic, traditional approach, it’s surely a wedding. With that in mind, here are a few of Central London’s best classic venues that are ideally suited to just such an occasion.
Housed within the building which was once The Westminster County Courts, The Courtrooms is certainly a place steeped in a sense of history and tradition, which is why it can now lend itself so well to a wedding, following its elegant conversion into a bar, restaurant and multi-purpose event space in 1996. There is a fantastic suite of rooms to choose from for the reception, adding up to offer a total capacity of 250 in all, and being a mere minute from Leicester Square station, it’s also well connected.
Emmanuel Centre is a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1928, when it was designed by the world-renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The elegant marble foyer, high vaulted ceilings with Bible inscriptions, and the imposing columns all accumulate to bring an abundance of atmosphere to this one-of-a-kind space. Found in the very heart of Westminster, it’s surrounded by a plethora of good rail links, including St James’s Park, Pimlico and Victoria.
Located in the ever-popular and much coveted West End, The Lansdowne Club is a private members club; one that surely surpasses even the high standards expected from such a venue with regards to the elegance of its décor and the quality of its service. Combining the very best of 18th century grandeur with Art Deco charisma, its function rooms are rich with history and offer plenty of beautiful period touches to satisfy even the biggest lovers of all things traditional.
One Great George Street is an award-winning venue that boasts quite simply stunning surroundings and top-notch service. With flexible menu choices prepared by a Head Chef who trained at the Savoy, you can also rest assured that the catering is in good hands. With various different packages and hire options available and the title of Best Private Dining Venue having been secured at the most recent London Venue Awards, the reasons to consider One Great George Street just keep coming.
Built in 1929 and now with official Grade II listed status, Conway Hall in Holborn has long been a hallmark of London’s intellectual, political and cultural life. The Main Hall is famed for its fantastic acoustics, meaning it’s well-suited to live performers; good news when it comes to planning entertainment for the reception. It also retains many of its period features for that instant hit of tradition, and can accommodate up to 400 guests when spread across the balcony and main floor.