If you’re planning a winter wedding and want a suitably cosy venue that feels in-keeping with the time of year to serve as the backdrop, we think the following top choices from throughout London would all be well worth considering.
Brunswick House is a magnificent Georgian mansion found in the Vauxhall area of Central London, just a couple of minutes from the tube stop of the same name. The interior is full of characterful features, from imposing chimney pieces to sparkling chandeliers, not to mention all manner of vintage wonders that enhance the decadent and immersive feel of the space. Inhouse catering is taken care of by the acclaimed chefs, so you needn’t worry about the food not matching the high standards of the surroundings.
Artist Residence is a private dining room with an adjoining bar that comes complete with homely touches such as a snug sofa and comfy armchairs gathered round a warming fire, as well as more contemporary conveniences like a surround sound music system. Perfect for those in search of something truly intimate, it can accommodate up to 24 guests for a formal meal, or 35 for a drinks reception, allowing you to focus on spending quality, meaningful time with those you love the most on your big day.
The Courtrooms is a venue with unique beginnings, having once been home to the Westminster County Courts. Sensitively converted into a restaurant, bar and multi-purpose event space back in 1996, it retains its sense of sophistication and effortless elegance, being finished in an understated style that blends the best of tradition and modernism. Leicester Square tube station is a mere stone’s throw away, with Covent Garden also within easy reach.
Once again blending old and new to great effect, Islington Assembly Hall boasts much sought-after art deco features, which sit alongside high-spec equipment for maximum convenience. The experienced team of staff will ensure it’s a memorable occasion for all, but you retain the freedom to bring onboard your own suppliers if you wish to create an entirely bespoke celebration. Handy extra spaces in addition to the main hall include a kitchen and several small breakaway spaces that could be used for prep or suchlike.
Yes, you really can host your wedding with the iconic Tower of London, a stunning building both inside and out. With more than 1000 years of rich history to its name, these stone walls are full to the brim with charisma, not to mention a wealth of period touches that keep the spirit of the past alive and set the scene for a truly special occasion. Found by the river, it also benefits from stunning views onto the Thames and several beloved landmarks, including the palace, The Shard and Tower Bridge.