West London is home to some truly wonderful venues, many of which are perfect for a top-class wedding reception. To help make your search that little bit easier, we’ve compiled a few of our favourites here for your perusal.
The event room on the first floor at Elgin has tons of character, with features including exposed brickwork, wood panelling, large windows for a bright and airy feel, and rustic style furniture. For a seated meal, there is space for up to 80 guests, though the maximum capacity allows for more than 200 if you were to also make use of the main bar area. Found just 10 minutes from Oxford Circus, the nearest tube station – Maida Vale – is within stumbling distance.
With an enviable location on the much renowned Kings Road in Chelsea, Beaufort House will no doubt be expected to live up to a certain reputation. Thankfully, it does so with ease, courtesy of the lavish styling and contemporary flair throughout. Flexible in its use, there are 3 rooms which you can choose from, making it a popular choice for private dinners, corporate gatherings and of course wedding receptions. As for getting there, Fulham Broadway and South Kensington are amongst the nearest rail links.
Also found in the fashionable area of Chelsea, The Royal Hospital offers stunning views onto the Thames, sure to impress Local Londoners and those visiting the city for the first time alike. Comprised of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings there is a plethora of beautiful ornate details and period features which would add an instant sense of grandeur to the occasion. Outside, equally elegant courtyards provide additional space that would be ideal for a summer wedding.
Ognisko is a splendid Victorian building situated in Knightsbridge, 15 minutes from the area’s namesake tube station and just 8 from South Kensington. From the moment you arrive through the grand entrance you know this is a venue where quality is first and foremost, with other highlights including vast floor to ceiling windows, a sweeping staircase and the fabulous ballroom. Critically acclaimed cuisine is also on offer, with menus able to be tailored to suit individual needs.
Beach Blanket Babylon has all the feeling of exclusivity, decadence and sophistication that you would associate with one of the city’s leading private members clubs, only without the need for a membership. This bar, restaurant and events venue has become a go-to spot for London’s well-heeled socialites and most discerning partygoers thanks to the combination of a cool atmosphere and sumptuous style. Notting Hill Gate is the nearest tube stop, being reachable in just 7 minutes on foot.