Whether planning your own dream wedding for the summer or looking on behalf of someone else, the following venues all serve as wonderful, exciting backdrops for any nuptials.
Black Swan Yard is appealing right off the bat when you learn of its enviable location on the popular Bermondsey Street, within a trendy, Bohemian pocket of London. It is a highly adaptable space, as it is a warehouse venue, meaning it benefits from a generous floor plan, decent ceiling height and a touch of the industrial chic vibe that is so popular within the events scene now, bringing modern flair with plenty of character. With that said however, the space is still neutral enough that you can put your own stamp on it when it comes to the décor, which is what makes it so exciting.
There are options aplenty when it comes to The Royal Hospital Chelsea; a collection of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, complete with simply stunning decorative details and period features that are guaranteed to impress with their grandeur. If you would prefer to step outside for the reception, then you could utilise the spacious, elegant courtyards which are perfectly in-keeping with the glamour and beauty of the interior spaces. Capacities start from anywhere as intimate as just 15 right up to as bustling as 400, so there’s no need to leave anyone off the guest list that you wish to share in your big day.
Snap Studios has a diverse and adaptable selection of period room sets at their disposal, complete in a contemporary loft style that brings charisma to any occasion as well as the distressed shabby chic vibe that is so highly sought after for present-day events. Generous open space that is just the right balance between modern convenience and characterful charm, SNAP can accommodate up to 200 guests at a reception, making it a great size for a wedding, whilst the nearest tube station – Old Street – sits just 6 minutes away, keeping it well connected to the rest of London.
Hackney Marshes is another contemporary venue, but this one has the added benefit of vast parkland which surrounds it, offering stunning views from the main bar and terrace area, as well as its close proximity to the River Lea. This is why it lends itself so well to a summer wedding, with the indoor and outdoor spaces flowing together so well and combining to make for a setting that is both practical and beautiful for up to 300 guests. There are also smaller adjoining rooms which can be used as preparation spaces, breakaway spaces or however else you deem fit.
If you want to escape the noise of the city for your big day but don’t want to sacrifice the convenience of a more central, well-connected location, then Coq d’Argent could be just what you are looking for. Found on the top floor on N1 Poultry, high above the bustle of London’s busy streets, you can enjoy this unique collection of terraces and a stunning rooftop garden which in the summer comes to life and transforms the space into a little oasis within the heart of the city; the beauty of the plants and trees contrasting with the striking views of the urban skyline beyond.