Where to Get Married in London

They say, “Life without love is like a year without summer.” As summer is now officially upon London, it is the best time to get married if you are smitten by love. London is no doubt an obvious choice for your wedding location. Not just because the balmy sunshine, but the sheer romance the city exudes. It has Thames to romanticise it, aesthetic old-world architecture, and a wealth of wedding venues to host your special occasion. Thinking where to get to married in London? Here are the different choices you have.

Lavish Livery Halls
Nothing can match the elegance of a wedding in a plush livery hall. Domed ceiling, marble pillars, floor-to-ceiling windows, silk curtains, and glittering chandeliers, these livery halls seem worthy enough to host Great Gatsby soiree. Any elite bride dreams of being hitched at such a place. London has a lot of Livery Halls in store for you. Here are some:

A 13th Century Venue
The mere fact of it being that ancient makes it a sublime choice for brides looking to add that vintage flavour to their nuptial. One of the oldest livery halls in the heart of the city, Carpenters Hall was opened to host events in 1960 and since then, it has borne witness to quite a few high-end social gatherings. Hosting a wedding here is truly a privilege. Hiring this historic venue doesn’t mean that your wedding will be short of modern features. The venue boasts best catering, theming, decoration, and of course, personalised service.
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A Venue Steeped in History
Richly decorated, Drapers Hall is home to outstanding works of art, creating a distinct ambience here. Boasting an unrivalled grandeur and opulence, its magnanimous interior makes it fit for royalty. It is easy to imagine Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet in Titanic) descending its marble and alabaster staircase. Hire any of the event spaces within this venue and you will get access to its lush garden and courtyard too.
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A Grade II listed Building
A versatile venue, Guildhall is ideal to arrange a lavish reception for up to 900 guests. Its large seating capacity makes it ideal for grand and glorious weddings. Guests often admire and appreciate its high arched ceiling and Gothic style architecture featuring stained glass windows. The Livery Hall is truly a masterpiece of Victorian art and style. Give your wedding an unusual feel by hiring one of its event spaces.
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From 1426 Until Today
It is rightly said that old is gold. Grocers Hall is a perfect wedding venue. And what makes it perfect is not just its historic architecture or classic style and heritage, but the level of service it offers. The team of professionals here takes care of all your requirements and help you make your dream wedding come true.
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Civil Wedding Venues in London
The last thing that the bride wants on her D Day is to travel a long distance from the registry office to the reception venue. And, not every venue has a civil wedding licence in London. But there are some that allow you to arrange both wedding and reception at the same place.

An Elegant Hall in Central London
How about having an elegant civil ceremony in the grand main hall and then head to the outdoor garden for a fun reception? It is like getting the best of both words. With best interior to feast your eyes on, delicious food, and quality service, you and your guests are sure to have a wonderful event experience here.
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One of the ancient Inns of Court
Inner Temple is a prestigious historic venue with civil licence. Arrange your civil ceremony in one of the Georgian wedding halls adorned with paintings dating back to 473 years. And it’s criminal to not use its award-winning garden as a backdrop for those wow-worthy wedding photographs.
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A Luxury Hotel Venue
A lavish 5 star London hotel, Grange St. Pauls Hotel is a luxurious venue to arrange your civil wedding. Located a short stroll from St Paul’s Cathedral, this lavish venue can hold up as many as 800 guests for reception, making it perfect for grand galas. You can also book rooms here, enjoy a pre or post wedding pampering spa session, or relish a delightful post wedding meal at its “Benihana" Japanese restaurant.
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Boat Weddings in London
It’s the dream of every bride to get married on a cruise with stunning scenery on the backdrop and romance in the air, isn’t it? If that is the kind of wedding you’re after, London has plenty of floating venues that are ready to host your wedding.

An Ex-Royal Navy Cruiser
Along with spectacular views of Thames River, HMS Belfast adds a naval charm to your D Day too. Exchange your vows on board, enjoy your first dance on the deck, and relish a delightful first meal in the dining hall. Evening receptions can be held here on the Quarterdecks in the warmer months so feel lucky if you are a June bride.
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A Royal Cruiser on Thames
Another cruise floating proudly on Thames, HMS President is moored amidst famous London landmarks like London Eye, Tate Modern, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Arrange a one of its kind ceremony and reception here with assistance of the highly qualified and experienced event management team. Your wedding here is sure to make your friends feel envious.
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A Stylish Boat with Alfresco Quarterdeck
Anchored in the heart of London against the Temple tube station, HQS Wellington will definitely add a wow factor to your event. Alfresco Quarterdeck offer unrivalled views of the city and the river whilst the function rooms boast a unique character of their own. As the day winds away, get Fireworks display arranged to end your big day with a bang.
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Historic Landmarks
A city rich with a history of more than 2000 years, London has a fair share of historic venues that have opened their doors to arrange events. It was never so easy to have a magical fairy-tale wedding that you always dreamt of in childhood. From stately homes to fortresses and towers, London has it all.

Historic Tower
Here is an iconic London landmark awaiting your guests’ arrival. Tower Bridge and Walkways is a spectacular place to exchange your vows. Hire its Victorian Engine Rooms that retain their original historic charm or the walkways bridging the south and north towers. Situated 45 metres above the river, the walkways offer a glimmering panorama of London. Vibrant ambient lighting allows you to create the right mood you want.
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An Ancient Fortress
A historic fort straight from Cinderella’s fairy tale, Tower of London is a renowned tower steeped in history. You can hire the White Tower to entertain your guests amidst historic artefacts or the Medieval Palace offering unrivalled views of Thames and the city. Hire this venue and make your fairy tale wedding come true.

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Other Unusual Venues
If you are still unsure what do you want, do not lose heart. Along with all these, there are plenty of unusual places where you can tie the knot.

A Tropical Oasis
One of the most popular wedding venues in London, Barbican Centre boasts a wonderful Conservatory available for hire to host weddings. Home to 2000 species of flora and fauna, many brides have exchanged vows in this tropical wonderland.
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A Penthouse with 360 Views
Located on top of Gherkin, the 180 m tall skyscraper, 40|30 is an iconic landmark in London. Your guests would love to have a delicious meal at level 39 & 40 overlooking the panorama of the city through the glass dome.
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Outdoor Venue Overlooking Medieval Piazza
How about getting married at an outdoor venue overlooking the medieval piazza and 200 years old Roman Wall? Grange Wine Bar and Medieval Piazza promises a magical outdoor wedding reception for up to 80 guests.

If you still have not found your dream-wedding venue, do not worry. Simply fill in the enquiry form and leave the rest on the dedicated team at the City Collection.

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