Choosing an out of the ordinary venue for your wedding is a great way to help your nuptials to stand out from everyone else’s, creating a unique and unforgettable day for you and all your guests.
Islington Metalworks began its life as the home for the horses used to pull trams for London Transport. Fully licenced and coming with its very own kitchen and catering team, it has become a popular choice for weddings, but it is able to play host to all sorts of occasions, from club nights to conferences. Characterful touches remain which hark back to the building’s past, whilst the quirky décor and bold styling brings a sense of fun. Tucked behind Angel tube station, it couldn’t be easier to reach if the underground is your preferred mode of transport.
Dinerama is the ultimate food and drink arena, able to accommodate a whopping 1000 people at any given time. Ideal for bringing an urban, laid-back vibe to your reception, there is certainly no risk of any shortages when it comes to refreshments, with some of the city’s best street food traders and no less than 6 different bars offering all manner of wines, beers and cocktails from around the world. The various spaces can be hired individually depending on your particular needs, and since it operates open-air in the summer and covered in the winter, it is available year round.
Dalston Heights can be found on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory. This unique space has a wonderful stripped-back feel and comes complete with a striking roof and skylights which let in plenty of natural light, not to mention a host of eclectic props and furnishings. These can be arranged as you deem fit and are sure to bring charisma to the space and act as a talking point amongst your guests. Speaking of the guests, the venue is able to hold up to 250 of them and with both Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations just a stone’s throw away, they should be able to reach you easily.
Shaka Zulu is an incredibly immersive and atmospheric venue, and one that is certainly not lacking in space, with a total of 27,000 square feet spread across the 2 floors. As such, it has a very generous capacity, able to accommodate up to 850 guests. London’s largest South African restaurant in fact, its doors were opened in 2010 with a royal blessing from the Zulu King himself, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini. Found in the popular area of Camden, with good transport links nearby, this unique venue boasts amazing food, drinks, live music and plenty of dancing, making it an ideal place to hold a wedding reception.
The Umbrella Factory started out exactly as the name suggests. Now functioning as a multi-purpose event space and photographic studio, this warehouse venue is incredibly diverse in its use. The spacious layout and simple white finish mean it is something of a blank canvas, ripe for transformation into your dream wedding space. Meanwhile, the generous ceiling height, south-facing windows and large skylight ensure that there is plenty of natural light to give the room a bright and contemporary edge. Found in East London, it is close to some of the city’s most popular areas, including Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Brick Lane.