South London has plenty of great spaces to choose from when it comes to suitable wedding venues. To help narrow your choice, we’ve compiled the following list of top picks.
If it is character and atmosphere you are looking for, you can’t go far wrong with Asylum Chapel. Steeped in history, this beautifully distressed venue dates back to 1826 and even survived bombing during WWII. Now Grade II listed to mark its rich past and cultural significance, it has become a popular choice of venue for a diverse range of events, from press shows and private dinners, to film shoots and theatrical performances. The visually stunning space is also ideal as a backdrop for a wedding, where everyone is sure to be impressed.
Horniman Museum boasts a number of different spaces, including the elegant Grade II listed Victorian conservatory, the stylish and contemporary Pavilion and the intimate Bandstand, not to mention the impressive 16 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens. From each of these spaces, you can expect to enjoy striking views out across London’s iconic skyline, giving you both the tranquillity of a more rural setting and the convenience of a location close to the city, with Forest Hill station – reachable in around 10 minutes – connecting you to the heart of London.
For something a lot closer to the hub of the city, OXO2 can be found on London’s South Bank, boasting wonderful panoramic views of the River Thames. This highly contemporary space has been kitted out to suit all sorts of different occasions, with the experienced team of events managers able to turn their hand to almost any style, working alongside you throughout the entirety of the planning process and the running of the day itself, to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Your guests will have plenty of options when it comes to getting there via public transport, with the likes of Waterloo and Blackfriars in the immediate vicinity.
Simulacra Studio offers pretty much everything you could need for a successful reception under one roof. A sound system, decks and PA; a stage, lighting and seating; a fully licenced bar complete with pool table; an in-house menu with great food and drink to choose from, and friendly staff to serve it. In terms of the capacity, Studio One is able to accommodate up to a generous 250 guests, so you needn’t worry about having to leave anyone off the guest list. With Brixton tube station being just 6 minutes away on foot, it’s also easily reached from throughout the rest of the city.
Found on the fashionable and hotly coveted Bermondsey Street, known for being a popular Bohemian pocket of London, is Black Swan Studios. This warehouse space does certainly have its own sense of character, and yet is enough of a blank canvas when it comes to the finish that you can kit the space out accordingly, to suit your own tastes and meet the needs of your big day. The capacity allows for 200 guests, and they can make good use of the close proximity to good local transport links such as London Bridge, Tower Hill and Borough stations.