The words ‘wedding’ and ‘luxury’ so often go hand-in-hand, and rightly so. How often are we likely to get the chance to spoil ourselves and share in something so magical with our loved ones, after all? With that in mind, here are some of London’s most luxurious venues, sure to make anyone feel special on their all-important big day.
An icon of London’s Georgian past, 116 Pall Mall is a magnificently restored Grade I listed building with no less than 7 specially designed function rooms to its name, all complete in an elegant and sophisticated manner, ideal for capturing that sense of tradition that so many of us crave for our wedding. These various spaces can be hired individually, but exclusive hire is also possible at weekends, allowing you to capitalise on the 400-person capacity. With period features still intact throughout the venue, it’s a lovely little slice of London’s history.
Banking Hall was designed to impress, and impress it most certainly does. The stunning event space is framed by imposing marble columns and boasts a range of ever-popular Art Deco features that instantly suggest glamour. Vast in scale, it can hold up to as many as 800 guests per reception, and though already brimming with charisma of its own, the space is open enough to be tailored to suit individual needs. As for getting there, the nearest rail link is Bank, which can be reached in just a couple of minutes on foot.
Few things in life conjure up the notion of luxury quite like champagne, and if you can be sipping it whilst enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful terrace that overlooks the Thames and the city beyond, surely it can’t get much better? The additional indoor space on offer at Champagne Terrace is sophisticated and stylish, with large windows ensuring you can still enjoy the view. With a capacity of just 40, it’s an ideal choice for a more low-key wedding, where you want spend quality time with the people who mean the most to you.
St John’s Hyde Park is a socially liberal, inclusive and modern-minded Catholic church, with beautiful halls available for hire. Forward-thinkers though they may be, the aesthetic of the building itself still very much honours the past, with fantastic original features a plenty, including towering pillars and vast stained-glass windows. With a unique choral tradition, inspiration is drawn from the best traditional and contemporary music, something worth keeping in mind with regards to the entertainment, perhaps.
Found in the heart of the City of London, Merchant Taylors is another wonderful historical offering, with an impressive 9 event spaces at your disposal. The high standards and attention to detail throughout add to the experience, with awe-inspiring period details awaiting every glance, from huge chandeliers to grand fireplaces and stained-glass windows, to name just a few. This generous array of spaces results in a very healthy capacity of 700, and these many guests will surely make good use of the close proximity to handy rail links, which include Bank, Cannon Street and Liverpool Street.