Wedding rehearsals are a great way to bring everyone together before the big day to ensure that when the time itself comes, everything runs without a hitch, whilst also helping the make the magic of the occasion last longer. With that said, you want it to feel equally as special and memorable as the actual wedding, meaning the choice of venue is a vital first step.
Hugo’s is a restaurant venue with plenty of experience in running a successful private party, be it for a wedding, birthday or otherwise. Put your rehearsal in the capable hands of their helpful team, and enjoy the great level of personal service that ensures both the planning process and the day itself can run as smoothly as possible, letting you focus on simply having a good time with your guests. Speaking of the guests, Hugo’s can accommodate up to 80 for a sit down meal, or 120 for a standing buffet style gathering, where everyone is free to mingle and chat in a less formal atmosphere.
The Ninth is a beautiful venue rich in atmosphere, found on Charlotte Street in the very heart of Fitzrovia, Central London. Wine cabinet displays and exposed brickwork make a striking backdrop for any occasion, and the relatively small capacity of just 60 means that you can easily keep things low-key, bringing a much more personal touch to proceedings and allowing you to spend quality time with all your guests. The nearest transport options are Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road, which can be reached in just 4 and 6 minutes respectively.
Toms Kitchen, found in the ever popular area of Chelsea, is a stunning converted townhouse that now houses 3 bespoke private areas able to play host to all manner of events. Each space has its own appeal, be it a private bar and lounge or an open-plan kitchen with a wood smoked oven. Speaking of the kitchen, the venue’s name comes from celebrated chef Tom Aikens, whose delicious food is on offer here, bringing together the very best of British cuisine with influences from French, Italian and American flavours. The maximum capacities of the 3 spaces are 100, 60 and 35, making it easy to keep things intimate.
You’re not likely to forget a visit to The Woods in a hurry. Enter this darkened underground drinking den through a velvet clad corridor and behold the striking sight that is a real life tree erupting through an old piano in the middle of the room. Draped with lights, it forms the centrepiece of the whole space and helps to enhance the immersive atmosphere at this one-of-a-kind venue. With a great selection of drinks to choose from, including US craft beers, delicious cocktails, picklebacks and bourbon, everyone is sure to get their favourite tipple, keeping the party spirit in full swing throughout the event.
Smiths’ of Smithfield is an all-day dining venue with an impressive 4 floors on offer. Found in the very heart of the city, you can make the most of the outdoor space to take in the stunning views out across London, or step inside to enjoy the wonderfully contemporary styling and intimate mood lighting. Cocktail making classes are available, perfect if you were hoping for a way to get your guests directly involved in the entertainment. Its fantastic location also benefits from close proximity to great local transport links, including Farringdon, Chancery Lane and Barbican.