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Intimate wedding reception venues in London

Whether it’s the intimacy of a smaller space where you can keep the focus on your nearest and dearest, or the intimacy of style and feel that most appeals to you for your wedding, we’ve got some fantastic venues to choose from, all of which we believe would set the scene for a truly magical big day. 

The Conservatory 

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Like a tropical oasis in the very heart of the city, The Conservatory is a real joy to behold. As the home to exotic fish and more than 2000 species of plants and trees, it’s a wonderfully lush and vibrant space, perfect for those who want the convenience of the capital but the feel of an escape in nature. The glass roof means that there’s plenty of natural light streaming in without the fear of bad weather, and with the ability to hire The Conservatory in conjunction with several other adjoining spaces, it’s a very flexible offering. 

Horniman Museum and Gardens 

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Horniman Museum and Gardens is comprised of various different spaces, giving you lots of choice when it comes to selecting where you’d like to hold your wedding, from the elegant Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, to the contemporary Pavilion, and the intimate Bandstand. All of these benefit from glorious views of the London skyline beyond and the 16 acres of landscaped gardens that surround them. Situated in Forest Hill, it’s got the feel of a countryside retreat, away from the bustle of the capital, but remains well connected via rail. 

Victorian Bath House 

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The fourth event space from Camm & Hopper, The Victorian Bath House is found in Bishopsgate Churchyard, a mere couple of minutes from Liverpool Street station. Oozing with a sense of opulence, this Grade II listed building certainly honours its links to the city’s past, with a timeless sense of beauty and a decadence that is ideally suited to a special occasion when you rightfully want to feel spoiled. Seated receptions can accommodate up to 90 guests, whilst 150 can attend a more informal standing reception. 

Asylum Chapel 

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Few venues retain their links to days-gone-by quite like Asylum Chapel. Also Grade II listed, this beautiful building dates right back to 1826 and has survived a turbulent past, including bombing in WWII. Distressed, raw and stripped-back, the aesthetic is both unique and captivating, sure to bring an abundance of atmosphere and a real sense of precedence to any occasion. The capacity allows for 150 guests in all, and the nearest transport links include Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate. 

Bones and Pearl 

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The versatility of the layout, the openness of the spaces and the simple white finish of the walls all combine to make Bones and Pearl something of a blank canvas, giving you the chance to make it feel like your own by kitting it out according to your particular taste. That’s not to say however that it’s devoid of character, with touches such as pillars, vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork proving otherwise. The actual spaces include a gallery with its own bar, a downstairs parlour with a kitchen, and a garden with a cocktail Tiki bar and BBQ. 

Masonic Temple 

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The Masonic Temple at Andaz Hotel is a magnificent space, with its original Grecian style still very much intact. Breath-taking ornate detail and marble finishes throughout ensure there’s a rich and immersive quality, whilst the capacity of just 60 means that things won’t get crowded so the air of exclusivity can survive. Found in the City of London, it’s within comfortable walking distance of the likes of Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Shoreditch High Street stations.