Step 1 in planning any wedding is choosing the right venue, as it sets the tone and feel for the entire occasion. With that in mind, here are some of the best urban summer wedding venues available for hire in London right now.
Found in West London, Loft Studios is a premier studio complex which can play host to almost any event, but one which is particularly well-suited to a wedding. The incredibly charming interiors boast high ceilings, large windows and skylights for a bright and airy feel, as well as exposed brickwork, beams and wood flooring that bring an abundance of charm and charisma. The collective capacity of all the studio spaces adds up to a whopping 2000, and these many guests can make use of the close proximity to Wilesden Junction station, which can be reached in just 12 minutes.
Dinerma is a great choice for large scale receptions as it is a vast space that offers a whopping capacity of 1000. This street food arena is spread across 2 levels and houses no less than 6 bars, meaning your guests can choose from a broad selection of wine, cocktails, hot toddies and craft beers from around the world, keeping the party spirit in full swing. Each space has its own feel but it’s the urban, industrial chic vibe of the venue overall that makes it so appealing. It’s easily reached from throughout the city, with Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street and Old Street stations all mere minutes away.
If it’s an even bigger guest list you have in mind then consider Hawker House, with its impressive capacity of up to 2500. This converted warehouse venue sits in Canada Water, just a stone’s throw from the station that shares its name, and comes with its own car park, making it easily reached no matter your guests’ preferred method of travel. Within the vast space are 16 food traders and 9 bars, so there certainly won’t be a shortage of options when it comes to organising food and drink for your guests. This is a great choice for a more laidback approach, with a fun, informal atmosphere found throughout.
Black Swan Yard sits on the renowned and fashionable Bermondsey Street, known for being a Bohemian pocket of London. This unique warehouse is charismatic in its own right and yet remains neutral enough to be transformed into your dream wedding venue, allowing you the chance to kit the space out to suit your own desires. The building itself is close to several tube stations, including Borough and Tower Hill, as well as London Bridge train station (which can be reached within 10 minutes) making it easy for your guests to travel to from throughout the city and from further afield.
Studio Spaces E2 is a former Victorian railway station which has been converted into a 2-floor multi-purpose event space. There is The Gallery, with its contemporary feel and curved wall, and The Loft, complete with its 4-metre high vaulted ceiling and large windows. Both spaces offer a maximum capacity of 200 and are kitted out with HD projectors, top quality sound systems and great lighting for all your production needs. They can either be hired individually or combined for larger scale events, depending on the size of your wedding’s guest list.
Beagle is a bar, restaurant and flexible event space that is found within 3 fully-converted and restored railway arches. With several design awards for outstanding interiors to their name, you know you are getting the best of the best, with the high arched ceilings and extensive exposed brickwork bringing both a warmth and a charm to the space. There is a good capacity of 200, and the venue is once again well connected, sitting within stumbling distance of Hoxton station and close to the likes of Old Street and Shoreditch High Street as well.