London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and home to some of the most sought-after Wedding venues, that will most certainly need to be booked well in advance to guarantee your chosen venue and date. Below you will see a list of only the best venues to hold your wedding day.
Top of my list must be Kensington Palace
Why- Who would not want to get married in Kate Middleton and Prince William’s backyard?
You can tie the knot on the grounds of London’s Kensington Palace, which houses the apartments the Royal couple and Prince Harry call home.
Its main wedding venue, the Orangery, is located inside the adjacent Kensington Gardens, which was once private but is now a Royal park that is open to the public. The venue is licensed for civil weddings and partnerships. They hold Up to 50 events every year. Nicky Hilton Rothschild and James Rothschild got married at Kensington Palace.
The Orangery was built in 1704 and was originally intended for Queen Anne to use to house her collection of exotic plants and orange trees. Now it serves primarily as a tea restaurant, which is closed on one weekend day every month for weddings.
Price- Starting from £12,000 (dry hire)
The Royal Opera House
Why- Because they only host 2 weddings a year at this in-demand venue, so if you are lucky enough to have secured one of those dates then you are in for the most amazing experience. The magnificent glass Paul Hamlyn Hall on Bow Street is an iconic building that can be adapted to suit any couple with grand plans.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, at the site of many of the world’s most famous performances, ceremonies are held in the magnificent glass atrium of the Paul Hamlyn Hall.
Price – Purely on application
Why- Part private members’ club, part restaurant emporium, part five-star hotel, The Ned is one of London’s most talked-about new venues and has the entire sixth floor dedicated to private events – ideal for hosting a stylish city wedding. It can cater for up to 120 guests across six rooms and two outdoor terraces.
Guests can take advantage of The Ned’s 250 bedrooms should they wish to book a stay, which will give them access to the Ned’s Club rooftop pool, gym, spa, hammam and late-night lounge bar.
Located in central London a short walk from Bank station
Price- Purely on application
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Why- You can wander the famous halls of the V&A in daylight or after dark, with exclusive access to explore the galleries.
The building doesn’t just play host to an exhibition of royal wedding gowns, it can also be the backdrop of your own wedding nuptials and reception, for a bride and groom looking for a unique slice of history to be part of.
The V&A is not licenced, but I can recommend a few nearby venues for your wedding ceremony.
Located in the exclusive area of South Kensington
Price- Starting from £12,000
Above is only a taste of the cities most exclusive wedding venues, watch this space for more future venues to appear.