With 73% of UK weddings taking place during the warmer and drier months, it's safe to say that summer venues are on the radar of any happy couple. If you're looking for the perfect spot for your al-fresco nuptials, look no further: London boasts a plethora of stunning spots to complement your summertime celebrations.
Without further I-do, here are Hire Space's top 6 summery outdoor spaces for your wedding!
The Barbican Centre's Conservatory is a slice of the tropics in the heart of London, a lush oasis that's perfect for saying 'I do'. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by exotic plants and cascading foliage, adding a wild twist to your special day.
This glass-roofed Eden brings the outdoors inside, letting you bask in the glory of nature without fretting over the fickle London weather!
Capacity: 150 reception
Stationers' Hall and Garden is a venue that marries the grandeur of a bygone era with the enchantment of a secluded garden. Nestled in the heart of London, this historic hall offers a romantic backdrop with its beautiful private garden where you can toast to your future beneath the shade of ancient trees.
With its stained glass windows and wood paneling, Stationers' Hall is a venue that promises a wedding day filled with timeless elegance, right in the centre of London.
Location: St Paul's
Capacity: 200 reception
41 Portland Place is one of our favourite central London venues for weddings, and for good reason. Situated in the heart of Marylebone, this private Georgian townhouse is a stone's throw from Regents Park and is one of the few central venues with a private outdoor space.
Available for exclusive hire for intimate wedding celebrations, this Grade II* listed venue oozes period grandeur and provides a beautiful setting to celebrate love. The Ann Rylands Room and Terrace can accommodate up to 30 wedding guests for an intimate celebration with loved ones.
Capacity: 120 reception
Home of the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace is a Grade I listed venue in the heart of one of the most sought-after postcodes in London. Built in the 1820s and overlooking the Mall and St James' Park, the venue boasts event spaces across not one, but two original townhouses, providing an impressive experience for your guests.
Enjoy a luxurious ceremony in one of the beautiful, light-filled spaces such as the Music Room or Council Room, followed by a sun-soaked celebration in a private gated garden accommodating up to 150 guests.
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 200 reception
If you're on the hunt for an outdoor space straight out of a Disney fairytale, the Courtyard at BMA House is the one for you. Ideally located in the heart of the capital, this spectacular building offers a magnificent setting for a wedding of dreams. Situated behind impressive wrought iron gates, the Courtyard is a truly beautiful space complete with a four-statue fountain as the centrepiece.
Accommodating up to 320 wedding guests, this is a wonderful space to entertain guests, serve delicious canapes and toast the happy couple. The Courtyard is typically hired in conjunction with the equally impressive Great Hall or one of the other suites for an indoor option, but there's also a charming garden for an alternative, more intimate outdoor space.
Brace yourself for this one! How would you like to tie the knot in the heart of of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Ideally located in charming Greenwich, this former Royal Palace is the epitome of elegance and the perfect location for an impressive summer wedding. The sprawling 10,000sqm South Lawns boast stunning views over Greenwich Park and is a gorgeous spot for a sun-soaked day surrounded by family and friends.
Able to accommodate as many guests as you need (up to 5000!), the gardens offer plenty of space for whatever your heart desires, and also offers a marquee option should the weather not play in your favour. This beautiful venue is an iconic piece of British history - fit for a royal wedding!
Capacity: 120 dining
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