A 'unique' or 'unusual' venue is something we're asked for more than anything else when it comes to any event - but particularly when it comes to weddings.
If you're looking to break away from the usual cookie-cutter white wedding, you're looking for an alternative to a church or you want something totally out of the box, then these venues are for you. Enjoy exquisite dinners, stunning views, and beautiful interiors at each of these venues: here are the top spots to have a truly unforgettable wedding day in London!
Famed for its Brutalist architecture, The Barbican Centre is home to an entirely unique wedding venue in London. The conservatory is decked in greenery and is the perfect setting for those wanting an unforgettable wedding in London (in fact, our CEO got married here this year - that's how much we love it!). Tie the knot under the glass roof amongst 2000 different species of plants and hundreds of different kinds of fish. Say your vows in this hidden oasis in the heart of London and it's guaranteed to be a wedding no one will ever forget! Go on, say I do!
Capacity: 120 ceremony; 150 reception
Home to the British Fashion Academy, [10-11] Carlton House is located in one of the most fashionable postcodes in London. This beautiful Grade I-listed building was built in the 1820’s, and features ten different unique spaces, each and every one perfect for an intimate wedding, or altogether for those looking for a larger than life celebration.
All the event spaces are beautifully decorated, with intricate white wall panelling, natural light, and French panel windows - this spot is a truly romantic setting for an unforgettable wedding in London!
Location: The Mall
Capacity: 200 reception
3. RSA House
Situated in central London, RSA House is a beautiful venue in an unbeatable location. With stunning spaces such as The Great Room, which features a skylight and 360 degree mural, and The Vaults, with their brick archways, guests are sure to be inspired by the backdrop to your special day. And with the option of hiring the venue exclusively, you can have the run of this beautiful space - which makes for anything but a run-of-the-mill wedding!
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 200 reception
If you're looking for something seriously impressive, Searcys at The Gherkin is a beautiful, sky-high spot for a ceremony and celebration. Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city, and sleek, stylish decor, it's a venue that's bound to leave your guests' jaws on the floor. And with Searcys' famous in-house catering, and plenty of space for a boogie, you'll be able to spend your first evening as a married couple watching the sunset over London and dancing the night away with friends and family. What's not to love?!
Capacity: 140 ceremony; 260 reception
Nestled in the heart of the city, on the south bank of the river, OXO2 offers a unique and elegant ambiance, with an incredible view across the city making it the ideal setting for creating cherished memories. Accommodating up to 200 seated guests, the venue is versatile enough to be used for both a ceremony and reception. And with a panoramic balcony boasting unbeatable views - as well as a pier just below the venue - the venue's surroundings create an enchanting backdrop for one-of-a-kind wedding photos!
Capacity: 180 dinner dance
If you've found the perfect spot for your wedding, don't leave it too late to snap up the venue of your dreams! Get in touch below to kick off your celebrations, or keep browsing our other top unusual wedding venues for more fairytale spots!
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Jessamy channels her passion for sustainability and cultural events into shining a spotlight on innovation and inspiration in the events world, and heading up Hire Space's sustainability committee.