If you are looking for a venue in which to hold an Asian wedding reception, then consider any of these truly gorgeous offerings.
With tiered seating and distinct curvature that replicates the Globe theatre, Speech Room has become a hotly sought-after choice for events that are seeking a grand and dramatic backdrop. Built in 1871, this historic space is rich in both history and atmosphere, immediately setting the tone for a special occasion. With a Civil Wedding licence already in place, you could hold the entire event here, with up to 500 people able to attend the ceremony itself and 120 guests able to enjoy a seated wedding breakfast. The nearest transport links include the likes of Harrow on the Hill and Harrow & Wealdstone.
The HAC is a beautiful historic building that makes a striking impression from the moment you arrive. Being an 18th century mansion set within its own 6-acre garden, you really get the feeling of being tucked away in a country retreat, well away from the bustle and noise of London. However, you are in fact still surprisingly well connected to the convenience of the city, being just minutes from the nearest transport links, Old Street and Moorgate. As for the venue itself, there are several elegant rooms to choose from, including the oak panelled Long Room, famed for its rich atmosphere.
The Troxy first opened to the public in the 1930s as a grand cinema. Now Grade II listed, it has retained many of its original features, keeping the Art Deco styling very much alive and adding to the building’s allure. Able to cater to large-scale events for as any as 1800 people, the Grand Hall has been kitted out with the necessary mod-cons for a successful reception, including a state-of-the-art PA and lighting system, and air conditioning for added comfort. Conveniently located, The Troxy can be found close to the Thames and just 4 minutes from Limehouse station.
Alexandra Palace boasts 9 interlinked, pillar-free spaces, each offering a different size and capacity, as well as additional outdoor areas. This vast amount of space means the possibilities are endless, with all sorts of different occasions having been held here, from corporate gatherings to world-class concerts. Perhaps most appealing of all is the 196 acre parkland which surrounds the venue, which also benefits from stunning panoramic views over London’s iconic skyline. Handy extras include generous onsite parking and close proximity to public transport links.
Perfectly encapsulating the elegance of the Edwardian era, Royal Horticultural Halls is a wonderful period venue that comes complete with a vast arched ceiling and a 700-person capacity, thus making it a highly spacious and flexible event space. Able to cater to almost any occasion, this is a great choice for a truly unique wedding reception, where the vast space can be transformed to suit your needs. Being just 10 minutes from Victoria station and close to several tube stops, it is easily reached by your guests from both inside London and further afield.
When speaking of generous ceiling heights, we can’t not mention East Wintergarden. This venue’s most distinguishing feature is without doubt its 27-metre high domed glass roof which grants the space a bright, modern and stylish feel. In addition to the vast main floor, there is The Gallery and The Promenade Room, both of which can be hired separately if you would prefer a more intimate space. Altogether, the spaces combine to offer a hefty maximum capacity of more than 1200, and these many guests will no doubt make use of the nearby Canary Wharf station, which can be reached in just 3 minutes.
Porchester Hall is a beautiful Grade II listed building also complete in the ever-popular Art Deco style. Dating back to 1929, the timeless grandeur combined with the venue’s ample space makes it a flexible choice, having hosted everything from fashion shows to live music events. There is a fully fitted kitchen and bar, meaning it should be easy to organise catering to keep your guests satisfied, and with a capacity of up to 600, that is certainly handy. The various additional smaller rooms, gym and swimming pool add to the versatility of Porchester Hall, whilst the 2 minute walk to Royal Oak tube station keeps you well connected to the rest of the city.