London is home to some of Britain’s most wonderful historic venues suitable for a wedding, all of which help to bring precedence to the occasion, rightfully making you feel special on your big day.
Historic indeed, Banqueting House dates right back to 1622, having welcomed many Kings, Queens and courtiers through its doors throughout its rich heritage. Simply stunning details of the very grandest standard await the eye at every glance here, with the venue’s aesthetic living up to its splendid past. The events team are on hand at every step of the process to ensure not only that the event goes without a hitch but to take the stress out of the planning so that you needn’t worry in the build up to your nuptials, and with a very generous capacity allowing up to 500 guests, no one need be left off the invite list.
The Foundling Museum can be found in a Grade II listed Georgian-style building in the popular area of Bloomsbury, Central London. This great location is well serviced by good local transport links, including Russell Square, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras tube stations. With a unique mix of beautifully appointed traditional style function rooms and contemporary exhibition spaces, there is something to cater to every taste here. The historic spaces in particular are perfectly grand and impressive, ideally suited to making a lasting impression.
Described by Damien Hirst as the ‘cultural heartbeat of London’, the ICA is a vibrant, creative, flexible and culturally significant venue. There is a broad range of spaces available for hire, including a fully-equipped theatre, state-of-the-art cinema and 18th century reception rooms for something a little more charming. The professional events team will work alongside you to bring your dream day to life, whilst the resident caterers, Peyton Events, will create an entirely bespoke and seasonal menu that is sure to delight your guests. In addition, there is an in-house technical team who will ensure everything runs without a hitch.
Though well equipped with the latest high spec facilities for a seamless event, Stationers Hall retains many of its period features and historic beauty, with 4 interconnected rooms and a lovely secluded garden on offer. A hidden gem, found right next to the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, its various spaces allow it to adapt to a number of different events and styles, depending on the vibe you wanted to create for your reception. Winner of the Best Livery Hall at the 2015 London Venue Awards, they are clearly getting something right. It is also worth note that they are holding a wedding open day on 13th September 2016.
The Private Dining Rooms at Bleeding Heart Yard Restaurants have been welcoming guests for almost 30 years, playing host to banquets, business meetings, wine tastings, wedding receptions and any other manner of celebration or gathering in search of an atmospheric and utterly charming setting. The adjoining medieval Crypt is the ideal space for a more intimate private event, able to accommodate between 50 and 120 guests, depending on the layout and style you had in mind. As for getting there, Farringdon and Chancery Lane can be reached easily on foot.