Winter can be an incredibly magical and romantic time of year, which is why it has become so popular for weddings. If you are planning your own big day (or have taken the reigns on behalf on someone else), take a look at these wonderful venues, ideal for the occasion.
Just imagine the charm of 16 acres of beautifully manicured grounds coated in crisp frost or freshly fallen snow. Horniman Museum and Gardens could well offer you exactly that in the winter months, but regardless of the weather, it’s sure to impress. Aside from the gardens, other spaces at your disposal include the Grade II listed Victorian conservatory, the contemporary Pavilion and the intimate Bandstand, all of which benefit from lovely views of London’s skyline.
As a private members club found in the heart of London’s West End, The Lansdowne instantly comes with the burden of a certain level of quality that it is expected to live up to. Thankfully, it is more than up to the task, featuring the very best of 18th century glamour and stunning art deco touches throughout that combine to make for a wonderful backdrop for any special occasion. There are several private function rooms to choose from and good transport links nearby, making things that much easier when the big day comes.
Another offering that has several different spaces to choose from – 10 to be precise – is Carlton House Terrace in Westminster, Central London. Each of these private rooms is finished in an elegant and traditional manner, with lots of natural daylight and lovely views out onto The Mall and St James’s Park. Its great location keeps it at the hub of the city, with the likes of Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross within easy walking distance should guests be travelling from throughout London.
Discreetly tucked away on Shaftsbury Avenue, Century is another of London’s best private members clubs, also perfectly in-keeping with the reputation of top quality and sophistication that such a venue demands. There are certainly plenty of spaces throughout the five floors to contend with, including a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a screening room, a meeting room and even a generous rooftop terrace – the largest in all of Soho, in fact. Altogether, you can expect to invite up to 200 guests to a reception held here.
Humble Grape Fleet Street is set within a beautiful building that houses many striking features, thought to be the original design of none other than Sir Christopher Wren. The interior celebrates these features by letting the charm and character of them speak for themselves, though it has been sensitively updated to still function as a stylish and contemporary venue. Specialists in wine (hence the name), they source their drinks from sustainable, independent vineyards, meaning drinks are sure to flow.