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Nine Unique Wedding Venues in London

30 Jan 2018

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. There is an abundance of features to plan in the run-up, and you want to create a day that is both memorable to your guests, yet personal to you and your betrothed.

Finding the right venue can achieve this, yet with such a range of possibilities in London, where do you start the search? Here is a list of the most unique wedding venues in London.

 

  1. London Zoo

Seating Capacity: Between 45 and 80 in the Mappin Pavilion, or 80 and 240 in the Prince Albert Suite.

Wow your guests with a wedding in one of London’s most unusual wedding venues. Whether you choose to overlook the kangaroo’s, wallabies and emu’s in the Australian Outback, or a view of Penguin Beach and Regents Park, there is something for all couples looking for a day with a difference.

  1. House of Commons

Seating Capacity: 60 in The Jubilee Room, or 150 people in The Members’ Dining Room.

Certainly a ceremony venue to impress your guests, the House of Commons offers two spacious rooms steeped in history.

  1. Shakespeare’s Globe

Seating Capacity: Up to 70 guests in the Balcony Room, or between 100 and 350 seated in the Underglobe.

A wedding venue for the couples with a love of literature. Very few venues can boast of the romantic history Shakespeare’s Globe has. From Romeo & Juliet to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, instil the romance of the world’s most beloved playwright into your big day. A truly breathtaking venue.

  1. Queen Mary University of London

Seating Capacity: Between 100 and 220 guests in The Octagon for a sit-down dinner.

A stunning octagon-shaped library could be the backdrop to your wedding reception. The Grade II listed building creates a beautiful atmosphere, filled to the brim with colourful books reminiscent of its days as the College library.

  1. Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

Seating Capacity: Anywhere between 20 and 110 guests.

Celebrate your wedding in style, with amazing views from the highest wedding venue in London. Based on level 34, whatever the weather, you are guaranteed 360° views of the London skyline, presenting unbelievable photo opportunities for you and your guests.

  1. The Barbican Conservatory

Seating Capacity: 250 guests maximum.

One of the most unusual wedding venues in London, The Barbican Conservatory is home to exotic fish and 2,000 species of tropical plants, presenting a wedding day with a difference. With the inclusion of a special secluded area for couples to take photographs, The Barbican Conservatory promises to create memories which will last a lifetime.

  1. The Soho Hotel

Seating Capacity: 50 guests seated.

A venue for a more intimate wedding, The Soho Hotel only seats 50 guests. However, there is the option of two state-of-the-art screening rooms in which you can invite up to 100 guests to watch speeches, dance, and celebrate the rest of your evening with you. With each room decked out in different décor, the Soho Hotel could give your wedding a unique twist.

  1. The Ivory Vaults

Seating Capacity: Up to 450 guests across 9 vaults.

For an atmospheric wedding, try The Ivory Vaults, which is situated within Ivory House at St Katherine Docks. Spread across 9 immersive vaults, the venue offers over 40 years experience in private event hire, ensuring that your wedding day will be extra special.

  1. Searcys at The Gherkin

Seating Capacity: 140 people dining, or 260 guests for standing receptions.

Based in one of the capital’s most iconic buildings, Searcys at The Gherkin provides astonishing views of London. The events space covers the top two floors, and the restaurant has an experienced events team on hand to ensure that your day is stress-free and planned to your personal preferences.

With such an array of unique venues available in London, you are going to want to get to your venue in style. Contact Us today to book a Smart City Wedding car.

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