London is full to the brim with fantastic venues for a wedding, so to make choosing one a little easier, we’ve compiled this list of 5 of the very best and most impressive.
Like stepping back into London’s authentic Georgian heritage, 116 Pall Mall is an iconic landmark found in the centre of the city. This great location makes it easily reached via public transport, with the likes of Charing Cross, Embankment and Piccadilly Circus tube stations all just minutes away. The building itself is Grade I listed and has been sensitively restored to bring out all the glamour and grandeur of its past. With 7 elegant and traditionally designed function rooms (which can be hired individually or all together at weekends) there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to the layout and scale of your reception.
Located in the enviable area of Chelsea, just off the popular King’s Road, you will find The Royal Hospital Chelsea. With both indoor and outdoor spaces at your disposal and a range of both Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, there is a plethora of characterful period features to delight your guests and set the scene for a truly special occasion. With exquisite architectural touches and beautifully appointed courtyards to step out into should you be lucky enough to get some good weather, this is a very versatile offering able to cater for anywhere between 15 and 400 people.
Kensington Palace is a sight to behold, sure to impress your guests from the very moment they arrive. Nestled within beautiful, picturesque parkland, this is a particularly good choice if you are looking for a slice or tranquillity and escapism from the hectic bustle of London without sacrificing the convenience of a city location, as in spite of the peaceful vibe, it is in fact just 10 minutes from both High Street Kensington and Queensway tube stations, keeping you surprisingly well connected. With classy, elegant interiors, wonderful gardens and ponds, and first-class service throughout the occasion, this is a venue not to be missed.
Often considered one of the finest palaces ever built, Hampton Court Palace is a rich and immersive venue that is steeped in history. Throughout the centuries, this magnificent building has played host to everything from gala celebrations and banquets to important meetings of historic figures. The attention to detail is second-to-none, as is the quality of the service, with a dedicated manager on hand to help with every aspect of planning and executing your event. The stunningly ornate rooms and immaculate gardens mean there is something to delight the eye at every glance.
Dating right back to 1622, this is another venue that has become forever engrained in British history. By hosting your reception here, you’d be joining the ranks of Kings, Queens and courtiers of days gone by, bringing a real sense of occasion to proceedings. Suitably grand and atmospheric, the venue is able to accommodate up to 500 guests and is also within easy walking distance of good local transport links, including Charing Cross, Westminster and Waterloo stations. Perhaps best of all, the events team will take care of all the hard work, meaning you can simply enjoy the big day when it comes.