We all understandably want to feel special on our big day, and a crucial part of setting the tone starts with choosing the right venue; one that will blow your guests away and help both you and them remember the occasion for many years to come. Here are some of our favourites that we believe will do just that.
Interchange Atrium is one of many successful designs by the much celebrated Tom Dixon. Cleverly created with flexibility in mind, it is able to accommodate a whole range of different event types, no less so a wedding reception. Stunningly modern, there is extensive use of bold architectural choices, glass and muted colours that really enhance the contemporary edge. A spacious offering, it not only feels bright and airy but is able to accommodate a generous maximum capacity of 450, so you needn’t worry about leaving anyone off the guest list.
The style of 100 Wardour St is directly inspired by its location in the trendy area of Soho, right in the heart of the city’s film, music and entertainment district. It has an eclectic feel, and yet remains very stylish and modern overall. The basement level Club has its own stage, as well as a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, making it a breeze to organise any entertainment to keep your guests amused throughout the evening. Between the two floors, there is enough space to accommodate up to 870 guests, making it ideal for large scale gatherings.
Tucked beneath a railway arch, Dalston Fish Tank has been sensitively refurbished and yet it retains all the charm of its setting, with the distinct curved ceiling and extensive exposed brickwork that perfectly encapsulate the Victorian architectural style. Making this a truly unique offering however is the inclusion of beautiful marine fish tanks which decorate the space and create a wonderful, almost ethereal atmosphere, not to mention being a wonderful talking point amongst your guests. The building itself is just a stone’s throw from Haggerston station.
It’s the domed bar centrepiece that brings the real wow factor to 1 Lombard Street. This stunning focal point serves a dual purpose, being both beautiful to look at and a means to flood the space with natural light, helping the venue feel bright and airy. The furnishings are stylish and modern, and yet they are surrounded by the building’s more traditional period features. This wonderful combination makes 1 Lombard Street stand out from the crowd, appealing to lovers of both old and new. Sitting close to the Thames, nearby stations include Bank, Cannon Street and Mansion House.
Omega Place is found within an old bus depot, but to say it has been given a whole new lease of life is quite the understatement. There are several different spaces on offer which you can utilise for your big day, including an infinity cove, a generous styling room, a private room and a luxurious lounge and dining room, combining to allow for a total maximum capacity of 175. The dedicated staff will more than happily work with you to realise your ideas and make sure everything runs smoothly. Its Central London location keeps it in the hub of the city’s action, making it easily reached from far and wide.
There are no less than 9 different event spaces available for hire throughout Merchant Taylors, each with its own unique charm and yet all finished to the very highest standard, respecting and maintaining the esteemed reputation of the historical era which it so perfectly encapsulates. The wealth of stunning period features and striking ornate details bring an undeniable decadence and sense of occasion to any event, and it goes without saying that they will certainly leave a lasting impression on your guests. There is even a charming courtyard – equally as beautiful – which provides some handy outdoor space.