The West End of London is home to some truly wonderful venues, in-keeping with the area’s reputation for class and quality. That said, there are many that are ideally suited to an occasion as special as a wedding, including the following top picks.
The simple finish in the Great Hall at the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone, complete with high ceilings and a good amount of natural lighting, makes it serve as something of a blank canvas, allowing you the creative freedom to kit the space out according to your own particular taste. The total capacity allows for up to 250 guests in all to attend, and they are sure to make good use of nearby transport links, which include Baker Street and Bond Street tube stations.
Asia House presents a wide range of different spaces for your convenience, including 3 Fine Rooms finished to the highest standard in the Regency style, with decorative ceilings and marble fireplaces, as well as 2 meeting rooms and 2 purpose-built exhibition spaces. All in all, these combine to offer a capacity of 300. The building itself is a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, close to the likes of Regent’s Park, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street stations.
Radio Bar at ME London is a rooftop bar that offers one of the most striking perspectives onto the city’s skyline with panoramic view that are sure to impress both first time visitors and locals alike. Available for morning events for up to 250 people, it would be the ideal place to kick off your wedding day proceedings with a luxurious breakfast, in a setting that oozes sophistication. Back at street level, Covent Garden tube stop can be reached in just 5 minutes on foot.
Another stunning Grade II listed offering, 21 Arlington Street dates all the way back to 1740, when it was built for Richard Boyle, the last Viscount Shannon, making it a lovely little slice of London’s history. The 3 private rooms found here are full of ornate details and period features that perfectly encapsulate the building’s heritage and sense of elegant, timeless beauty. Meanwhile, Green Park tube station can be reached in just 2 minutes, keeping it well connected to the rest of the city.
If you’ve got a big guest list to cater for, fear not, as The Lindley Hall at Royal Horticultural Halls can hold up to a very generous 700 people. With all the grace of the Edwardian era, including a high arched ceiling and understated elegance, this flexible, open space is free to put your own unique stamp on. Being just 10 minutes from Victoria train station, it’s conveniently located for those travelling from further afield as much as it is for those already within London.