Below you will find our top venue picks for a South London wedding reception. Though all are different in style, we believe each of the venues featured has lots to offer so that there’s hopefully something to suit every taste.
The Bermondsey Yard is one for those who love all things rustic, as this bar and restaurant has been stripped back to show off the best of its original industrial design features and raw materials, before being filled with reclaimed furniture and cool lighting, establishing a venue brimming with a distinctly old school, welcoming London vibe that’s sure to instantly put your guests at ease. Speaking of the guests, there’s room to accommodate up to 250 of them in all.
Inspired by the beaches of California, Grand Union Wandsworth is your own private piece of paradise; all without having to leave London. The mix of indoor and outdoor spaces keep your options open regardless of the weather, but make it a venue particularly well-suited to summer weddings. Highlights include a DJ booth, plush seating, ping pong tables, swings and private beach huts, not to mention the full bar wrapped around a towering oak tree, all combining to make this space a real one off.
The historical architecture and theatrical flair at Battersea Arts Centre bring plenty of charm and warmth to the space, perfect for the romance and whimsy of a wedding. There are multiple spaces available, with some of the smaller ones ideal as prep areas, and the main room itself able to accommodate up to 130 seated guests for a dining reception. In terms of getting there, some of the nearest transport options include Clapham Junction and Queenstown Road.
Set within 16 acres of idyllic landscaped gardens in Forest Hill (just 10 minutes from the train station of the same name), Horniman Museum and Gardens is the perfect meeting point between city convenience and country seclusion. Spaces at your disposal include the beautiful Grade II listed Conservatory, the more contemporary Pavilion and the intimate Bandstand, all of which boast wonderful views of London’s skyline.
Found in West Dulwich in the South East of London, Belair House is another offering well worth considering if you want to capture a little slice of country escapism without losing out on any of the practicalities that a city location provides. This Georgian mansion has a striking, grand and imposing presence from the very moment you arrive, providing instant impact and wow factor. Fully licenced for legal ceremonies, you could host the entire wedding in this one space if you wish, reducing any unnecessary stress or fuss on the big day itself.