If you’re planning a summer wedding and want to opt for a venue with outdoor space to really make the most of any nice weather, we believe the following venues would all be an excellent choice.
Proud Country House, found not far from the centre of Brighton, is in essence the perfect compromise between city convenience (with good rail links back into London reachable in about ten minutes) and the feeling of country tranquillity and seclusion. Set within the beautiful Stanmer Park, there’s plenty of outdoor space to utilise, but the building itself – both inside and out – is equally as charming, so you needn’t worry if the nice weather doesn’t hold out for the whole day.
Though they host all manner of both daytime and evening events, from conferences to team-building days, Ravenous House Richmond is so popular as a wedding venue that they have a specific wedding package available, at a £10,000 minimum spend including bar, catering and hire costs for up to 150 guests. The traditional elegance of the building is carried through to the interior design, granting the spaces a timeless charm that is perfectly suited to a wedding.
￼For a space that has a more rustic, laid-back feel – very much capitalising on the ever-popular trend for authentic urban, industrial London-style venues – The Bermondsey Yard Café is well worth considering. This bar and restaurant is set within a disused car park that has been stripped back to reveal all of its original design features and raw materials, which now contrast to great effect with reclaimed furniture and cool lighting, all in a vibrant and energetic part of the city.
Last Days of Shoreditch is London’s original street food market, a craze that has since swept the city and continues to go from strength to strength. Bringing together the best of the capital’s independent nightlife in trendy East London, this fully heated and covered venue will allow your big day to go ahead as planned, enjoying the fresh air and charm of an outdoor wedding no matter the weather. Better yet, exclusive hire allows for as many as 700 guests to attend.
Why not go all out and choose to hold your wedding at the historic and iconic Hampton Court Palace, surrounding yourself with true decadence in a piece of British history. Grand, ornate and undeniably impressive function rooms are on offer inside, whilst equally stunning gardens and cobbled courtyards await outside. A dedicated manager would work closely alongside you to make sure everything was just as you wanted it, and the first-class rate of service throughout would ensure the quality never wavered.