28th September 2016

If you’re planning on saying your vows in London, you’re in luck, because the capital is home to all manner of beautiful, quirky and varied venues in which to tie the knot.

But with so much choice, your only difficulty might be whittling them down! To help you out, here’s the Event Washrooms guide to 25 of the very best wedding venues in London.

The Gherkin

Kicking off with one of the more spectacular venues in the capital, you can’t get much more iconic than getting hitched atop this London landmark, surrounded by some truly breath-taking 360 degree views of the city.

The 39th floor of the building is available for the ceremony, while the glass dome at the very top of the building, 180 metres above the ground, will host dinner afterwards.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

If you’re getting hitched in the summer, this venue in south east London is perfect, with its three ornate greenhouse buildings, the Conservatory, the Pavilion and the Bandstand.

The impressive glass rooves are fantastic on a warm summer’s day with views over the museum’s award-winning gardens.

One Canada Square

This Art Deco skyscraper in the heart of Canary Wharf is also an impressive wedding venue, with luxurious leather furnishings, an impressive grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows offering your guests views over the city.

And with a 2am license and a meal prepared by Jamie Dobbin, ex-head chef at the exclusive Ivy Club, the party will continue well after the ceremony has finished!

The Roof Gardens

Did you know that high above Kensington you can find a secluded one and a half acres of beautiful gardens and wildlife?

The Roof Gardens are home to all manner of flora and fauna including flamingos and the staff will take care of everything from the cake and decorations to the photography and, of course, the flower arrangements!

Syon Park

Syon Park is another spectacular venue, with acres of land providing the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Ceremonies take place in the Great Hall or Great Conservatory, with capacity for as many as 600 guests.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens are home to a number of traditional and modern wedding venues, such as the Princess of Wales Conservatory to Cambridge Cottage, former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge.

The gardens are a truly elegant venue to tie the knot, and what’s more, you know that you’ll be supporting a good cause, because they carry out lots of good work regarding botanical research and conservation.

Strawberry Hill House

This Gothic villa from the 18th century has been painstakingly restored and was reopened to the public back in 2010.

Now you can tie the knot in the ornate Gallery, with its impressive golden curtains and crimson red walls and capture some memorable wedding snaps outside in the grounds.

Dartmouth House

Outdoor venues in the centre of London can be quite hard to come by, but that’s what makes Dartmouth House so special.

With an enclosed courtyard, you’re unlikely to find a better outdoor location in the city centre, with elegant fountains and a marble staircase.

Fortnum & Mason

You might not have known that you can get hitched within the iconic Fortnum & Mason’s store, but there are actually nine rooms which you can get married in.

All are stunningly decorated and have an intimate feel, but the real appeal might come in having your big day catered by the folks are Fortnum & Mason!

Hampton Court Palace

This stunning venue has as many as 10 choices of ceremony locations, each with their own character.

For example, you could have a lavish affair in the ballroom, or a Medieval-style banquet in Coningsby Hall.

Natural History Museum

While a museum might not be the first place you’d think to get married, the Natural History Museum has numerous galleries in which you can tie the knot.

It’s certainly a quirky way to tie the knot, and will be a day that you and your guests will never forget.

The Globe

For Shakespeare lovers, there really is only one venue! The Globe is an iconic feature of the South bank of the Thames and also a great place to tie the knot.

Situated right on the river, the venue boasts views of St. Pauls and the City and can host as many as 450 guests.

London Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side for your big day with a wedding at London Zoo! It’s home to the Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion and the Prince Albert Suite, both of which can be hired out for your wedding.

It’s certainly a unique place to say your vows, and all of the profits from the ceremony go back into the zoo’s work to help endangered species.

Kensington Palace Orangery

At Kensington Gardens you’ll find this perfectly romantic venue for your special day, with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows which offer a great view over the gardens themselves.

And with the palace being a royal residence, there’s no better way to feel like a princess on your wedding day!

Bumpkin Chelsea

If you fancy an intimate wedding in the centre of London, why not try this renowned restaurant in Chelsea?

A favourite with foodie couples, you’re guaranteed that the catering will be second to none, with ethically sourced and organic options.

The Thames

If you simply can’t choose one wedding venue, why not take in numerous locations with a cruise down the Thames?

Companies such as the Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company have a range of vessels which cruise the Thames and can host as many as 110 guests!

Blakes Hotel

For an intimate ceremony there are a number of boutique hotels such as this one in Kensington.

And as winners of the ‘Sexiest Bedroom Award’, it could even make the perfect place to spend the wedding night!

Daphne’s Restaurant

This Kensington restaurant creates a brilliant Mediterranean feeling right here in England, and is a great wedding venue for smaller ceremonies.

The Ivy

The Ivy is one of London’s most exclusive and iconic venues, and you can either book out your own private room or the entire venue for your big day.

One Horse Guards

For such a historic building, One Horse Guards makes for a surprisingly contemporary wedding venue, with high ceilings and spectacular views over the London Eye.

Wellington Arch

You might recognise Wellington Arch as one of Hyde Park’s most iconic landmarks, but did you know that you can actually tie the knot there too?

The nearby Burton Room can also host dinners and drinks, although it is a tight squeeze!

Dulwich College

Set amongst gorgeous green lands, this venue is perfect for those looking for a more traditional and elegant ceremony, with room for as many as 350 guests.

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

For a slightly quirkier venue, try out this hip bar in west London. Often frequented by the rich and famous, it has a number of eclectic touches and a really fun atmosphere, perfect for a more laid back and intimate wedding.

Caroline Gardens Chapel

For the ultimate ‘shabby-chic’ wedding, how about this old chapel in Peckham? It’s a little bit ‘out there’ but it’s certainly a unique way to tie the knot!

Maybe one to avoid if you like everything prim and proper though!

Sunbeam Studios

During the day this Edwardian venue in Notting Hill is a chic photography studio, having hosted everything from fashion shoots to TV shows, but at night it becomes a cool wedding venue that’ll make you feel like a true A-lister.

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