With so many wedding venues in London, it can be difficult to find ‘the one’ that will make your day stand out. We’ve put together a list of London’s most unique wedding venues, to suit celebrations of all shapes and sizes.
Old Royal Naval College
Often described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’, Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College is one of the most impressive venues London has to offer.
As a British landmark it can’t be closed to the public on the day of your wedding, but the historic architecture, iconic location and masterpiece of the Painted Hall – which was 19 years in the making – make it well and truly worth it.
It’s licensed for weddings and can accommodate up to 300 guests, provides tranquil green space just 20 minutes from Central London and boasts riverside views that create simply unbeatable photos.
Elegant, ornate interiors alongside neoclassical architecture make this Central London venue special. Glittering chandeliers and lavish décor throughout ensure that Plaisterers’ Hall oozes 18th century opulence – but all the tech facilities are modern, state-of-the-art amenities.
Lighting is customisable and sophisticated audio-visual systems help to bring your day to life, whichever of the venue’s spaces you choose.
The venue is licensed for wedding ceremonies and just a ten minute walk from St. Paul’s, Moorgate and Barbican Tube Stations, Plaisterers’ Hall is a slice of 18th century luxury in the heart of the city.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Stepping into the Royal Institute of British Architects is like taking a step back in time, making it one of the most unique wedding venues that London has to offer.
The Grade II listed venue located on Portland Place – an avenue known for decadent Georgian architecture – features Art Deco and original 1930s fixtures throughout including floor-to-ceiling windows and a triple height atrium, plus a leafy first floor terrace.
Licensed for wedding ceremonies and located in historic Marylebone, RIBA is the ideal choice for couples on the hunt for a venue like no other that your guests are likely to have seen!
Richly decorated in gold leaf and featuring a grand, impressive staircase, Goldsmiths’ Hall is a Grade I listed venue with original period features. Each of the venue’s four event spaces are majestic and unique, including stained glass windows, Corinthian columns, sparkling chandeliers, impressive paintings and walnut panelling.
Goldsmiths’ Hall is the epitome of luxury (it was used as the set for Buckingham Palace in Netflix’s hit series, The Crown) and situated just two-minutes away from St. Paul’s on foot.
Another of London’s twelve livery halls, Clothworkers’ Hall is a historic, period venue with a grand marble staircase, five stained glass windows, a regal glass dome and a private courtyard.
The Art Deco entrance hall makes for a remarkable first impression and sets the tone for the rest of the venue – which is well-connected, just a five-minute walk from Monument.
The Vaults at RSA House
The Vaults, set beneath RSA House, are a subterranean hidden gem behind the Strand. Exposed 18th century brickwork and excellent acoustics make a unique setting for weddings for up to 220 guests and, with a private entrance, The Vaults can be exclusively hired.
With its own cloakroom, bathrooms and a built-in sound system, The Vaults are well-equipped for self-contained weddings that are far from the traditional London venue, and close to the city’s transport links.
Despite its central location, Gray’s Inn is home to one of the largest private gardens in London: this isn’t your stereotypical city venue.
This hidden treasure is licensed for wedding ceremonies and doesn’t need much help to look and feel magical as a wedding venue. The main space, the Hall, features a vaulted ceiling, wood panelling and large stained-glass windows which date back to the 15th century, whilst the Walks (the garden space) consists of five acres of peaceful oasis close to Chancery Lane Tube – plus, it has its own marquee.
A home away from home, Dartmouth House isn’t the type of venue you’d expect to find in London. Once a private residence, the Georgian townhouse has maintained its stately home feel with a grand marble staircase, private courtyard, original fireplace, piano and luxurious Mayfair postcode to match.
Elegant interiors and calming blues fill the elegant mansion, decorated in 18th century style will full-length sash windows and rococo coving on high ceilings.
It’s licensed for wedding ceremonies, and 30% of event proceeds go to the English-Speaking Union.