If the traditional Church wedding isn’t for you, then what are your in-city ceremony options? From iconic galleries to Georgian townhouses, we’ve compiled a hit-list of stunning, licensed venues where you can say I Do in style.
Has it been your childhood dream to be married like a Royal? At Kensington Palace, you can make that dream a reality and take your vows among over 500 years of British history. There are plenty of spaces to choose from depending on your tastes and guest numbers, find out more about the palace here.
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Chelsea not only have a civil ceremony license but also their own Chapel, where couples can also wed in the traditional way, giving ideal flexibility. The elegant setting offers both smaller areas and grander spaces, such as the Great Hall – ideal for a larger reception. Learn more about this iconic venue here.
The National Gallery are licensed to have celebrant-led weddings, so if you’re looking for a completely personal ceremony, this could be your venue. The setting couldn’t be much grander, with over 2,300 works and counting. Definitely a wedding you wouldn’t forget. Details can be found here.
Natural History Museum
We’re so excited to see this stunning venue gain a civil ceremony license. The Natural History Museum sings of grandeur and history, and of course the building itself is one of London’s finest. So whether you’re in their largest space, Hintze Hall, or the smaller Fossil Way, there is a something for everyone. See more here.
This Grade I listed venue is right in the heart of the capital. With two hireable spaces to choose from plus beautiful gardens ideal for some post-ceremony drinks, this is a real ‘all-in-one’ venue that allows for an easy transition from ceremony to wedding breakfast to reception with ease. Find out more about the venue here.
Two Temple Place
This riverside mansion is a real English gem. From the beautiful Victorian architecture, to the three licensed rooms where you can take your vows, this is a fabulous place to spend your special day. We particularly love how striking the Great Hall can look for your wedding feast. Discover the venue further here.
30 Pavilion Road
Just two minutes from Knightsbridge station, this Georgian townhouse has attracted numerous A-Listers and high society personalities with its period features and intimate feel. For the ceremony and wedding breakfast you have room for 120 guests, with scope for up to 240 for a drinks reception. Find further details here.
With majesty and timelessness aplenty, this is a real ‘wow’ venue to make you feel at your most regal while you walk down the aisle. With the choice of the Main Hall (400 guests) or The Undercroft (150) for your ceremony, you can then continue the celebrations in either space and enjoy the evening’s festivities in this unforgettable setting. Read more about it here.
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Once a working dock, today Trinity Buoy Wharf carries all the charm and character of its past into the present, making for a fabulously unique London venue. The two, quite stripped-back in style, spaces are both very much blank canvases, meaning there are so many ways to make this venue your own.