Wedding season is upon us. Cue brides-to-be poring over mood boards like serial killers or renegade cops, with every potential look, style, and moment mapped.

Whether you’re planning sophisticated city nuptials, a whimsical garden reception, or a laid-back pub knees-up, there really is a wedding venue that’ll fulfill any of your childhood dreams. Here’s our guide to the best wedding venues in London and beyond, from Hyde Park to the New Forest.

The Royal Horseguards Hotel

Grade II-listed Royal Horseguards Hotel offers a choice of four beautiful rooms, which cater for 72-250 guests and weddings of any size, each room offers its own unique charm and ambiance. The rooms licensed for civil ceremonies are The Meston Suite which is flooded with natural daylight with floor-to-ceiling windows, The Gladstone Library with original, magnificent tiled pillars and fireplaces, the Reading & Writing Room which boasts high ceilings and The Whitehall Suite with glittering chandeliers and other period features.

As well as providing the perfect venue, the attentive team will work alongside the bride and groom to bring their vision for the big day to life, promising a memorable experience with a real sense of occasion. The Royal Horseguards Hotel offers a range of exquisite wedding catering options, from cocktail receptions with hors d’ouevres to multi-course formal dinners or casual buffets, and the team will work tirelessly to design a perfect menu to complement the wedding celebration.

Where: 2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ
Website: guoman.com

The Lanesborough

Celebrating your wedding at The Lanesborough means enjoying in a style of vibrant and elegant English Regency. With Hyde Park as your front garden, and the Household Cavalry passing by in an honorary salute, there are few more historically significant options.

Host your celebration amidst classic period elegance, mixing in some contemporary party culture.

Where: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Website: oetkercollection.com

One Aldwych

With the capacity to host weddings with up to 80 guests, One Aldwych has a number of private event spaces and suites to fit any specific need.

They also offer the chance to create a personalised wedding menu with their team of chefs, meaning you can tailor it to reflect your own tastes and preferences.

WHERE: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
WEBSITE: onealdwych.com

 

Great Fosters

Originally built as a royal hunting lodge in the Tudor era, The Great Fosters Estate has a long and illustrious past and now hosts the most stylish of weddings.  Just outside London, the hotel is set in 50 acres of iconic gardens and parkland, which include a listed topiary, a Saxon moat with a Japanese bridge, a lake & sunken rose garden (all just dreamy for photographs).  The instantly recognisable red-brick facade and chimney tops are a sight to behold as you drive up to the front door.

The hotel hosts weddings for up to 180 guests, with a choice of private rooms, terraces, and outdoor spaces to choose from.  The Orangery is the perfect choice for a sun-drenched celebration. The tall, arched windows ensure that there is plenty of natural daylight whilst the Garde II listed Tithe Barn features stunning exposed vaulted English oak beams, eight light casement windows with stone mullions, and a roaring open fire.  And with 55 bedrooms there is plenty of space for guests to stay

There are no packages here –  everything is bespoke so that your wedding day is truly personal and an expression of your style and taste.

Where: Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9UR, UK
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

Kimpton Fitzroy London

Abrim with intimate spaces and ornate features, the Kimpton Fitzroy London makes for the perfect venue for those wanting a little city romance. The hotel’s Grade II listed ballroom can hold up to 200 guests and is home to its very own private entrance on Bernard Street and plethora of stained-glass windows too. 

For those wanting to keep things intimate, Kimpton Fitzroy London also offers micro weddings for 15, which are just as special as a wedding for 150. From an intimate ceremony and candlelight dinner in their heritage-listed ballroom to stand-up cocktails and canapés in their tree-lined Palm Court, or one of the eight unique event spaces – the choice is yours.

Where:  1-8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Website: www.kimptonfitzroylondon.com

The Connaught

With a specialised coordinator bringing even the smallest detail to life, with the capacity for wedding sizes ranging from 10 to 200. 

From its romantic position at the heart of Mayfair Village, The Connaught is a stepping stone to the designer stores on Mount Street. A short stroll away you’ll find dresses and diamonds, invitations and accessories – for every element of your celebration.

Where: London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7PB
Website: www.marriott.com

The Langley

The Langley in Buckinghamshire offers several stunning wedding venues within the picturesque Langley Park, as well as catering for outdoor weddings.

 The Winter Garden at The Langley offers the perfect backdrop for events, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the beautiful countryside. Meanwhile, for a more intimate wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, The Lake Room and Wine Cellar are perfect for guests wanting to enjoy a sit-down meal with exquisite wine and dishes curated by The Langley’s expert chefs.

Also on offer are the services of Marriott Certified Wedding Planners, who are qualified to coordinate weddings of all types and execute the finest of details for customers. 

Where: Avenue Dr, Uxbridge Rd, Iver, Slough SL3 6DU
Website: www.marriott.com

Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London

Weddings with a view don’t come much better than this. From intimate civil ceremonies to receptions for up to 100 guests, celebrate your special day in the clouds with the enchanting backdrop of London at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London.

From day to night, watch the magical sights of the city unfold from the grand staircase and double-height windows, providing the perfect setting for wedding photographs.

WherE: 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Website: www.shangri-la.com

Barnett Hill

Set in the heart of the Surrey Hills, this mansion house has 46 bedrooms and is perfect for exclusive use. All weddings at Barnett Hill are bespoke and individual and their experienced wedding team loves nothing more than helping couples to bring their dreams to fruition.  When taking over the whole of Barnett Hill the possibilities are endless.

The house is blessed with numerous elegant entertaining spaces where all shapes and sizes of weddings fit beautifully. The Drawing Room, with its distinctive wood panelling, can accommodate intimate occasions for up to 40 guests, whilst the light and charming Garden Suite is perfect for up to 80 guests. Their 44 rooms & suites will accommodate all of your wedding guests in style with of course a full recovery breakfast the morning after.

Where: Blackheath Lane, Guildford, GU5 0RF
Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

Kew Gardens

What could be more picturesque than being surrounded by every plant under the sun? Choose from one of Kew Gardens’ two options dotted throughout their premises, depending on pricing and capacity. 

Couples can choose from the bright, airy Nash Conservatory with a capacity of up to 200 guests, or for a more intimate affair, Cambridge Cottage is a classic setting with space for 80 guests. Alternatively, couples can celebrate alfresco and exchange vows outside Cambridge Cottage by the French doors of the Drawing Room while guests look on from the lawn of the Duke’s Garden.  

Where: Kew, Richmond
Website: kew-gardens.com

Corinthia London

For a luxurious wedding to remember, you’ll want to celebrate the day in one of Corinthia’s four unique settings. Their grand ballroom has been meticulously restored to its Victorian splendour, evoking the era when aristocrats, debutantes, and the crowned heads of Europe made it a prime London destination.

Nothing here is overlooked – you can even request to use the penthouse suite as the setting for your photos. Sweeping views of London and first-class service – what’s not to love?

Where: Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

The Carlton Tower is all about embracing the past but looking to the future, inspired by the fashion, music, and design of the 60s.

For weddings, it offers an array of event rooms and locations to suit any occasion. From The Garden Rooms overlooking Cadogan Gardens with floor-to-ceiling windows to the hotel’s large ballroom which can accommodate over 200 guests in one sitting, these rooms set the stage for unforgettable occasions.

Where: 1 Cadogan Pl, London SW1X 9PY
Website: jumeirah.com

Home House 

Live out your period drama dreams and organise your wedding at Home House. The Portman Square venue is home to beautiful ornate interiors, from the Front Parlour and Eating Room that are perfect for evening receptions or lunches, to the Octagon Room designed with intimate wedding ceremonies in mind and looks out into their courtyard garden.

Where: 20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW
Website: ​​www.homehouse.co.uk

Claridge’s

Wedding venues don’t come much dreamier than Claridge’s. The Mayfair institution has a certain magic to it, from the charming doormen to that iconic sweeping staircase, and the famous chequered floor entrance to the stunning ballroom.

But you don’t have to be hosting a 200+ guest list, the five-star hotel have a wealth of options, from the intimate and charming Highgrove Room for a modest group of 16 to the fairytale-like ballroom and the utterly romantic Drawing Room.

Where: BROOK STREET, MAYFAIR, W1K 4HR
Website: WWW.CLARIDGES.CO.UK

The Swan at Streatley

Offering sweeping lawns, weeping willows and the gently flowing river, set on the banks of the River Thames in the picture-perfect Berkshire village of Streatley is Coppa at The Swan.

Laid back by nature, The Swan is nestled within 17 acres of beautiful riverside grounds. It looks out onto one of the most stunning stretches of The Thames and has been recently restored to offer thoughtful spaces for your special day.

Where: High Street, Streatley-on-Thames, RG8 9HR
Website: www.theswanatstreatley.com

Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa, New Forest

Nestled between the New Forest and the Solent, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is the perfect escape for a pampered getaway in the countryside. Located in Brockenhurst, the stunning manor house offers 18th-century grandeur with traditional charm. Suited to every season, the Victorian manor house with its grand oak staircase and quintessentially English gardens, is the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.

From intimate weddings with 30 guests to larger celebrations for up to 100, Careys Manor offers a variety of packages and a dedicated team of wedding experts to ensure every detail is taken care of. From an all-inclusive package, through to al-fresco wedding ceremonies in the Cedar Garden, or a Platinum Celebration – a three-day party complete with spa treatments, wine tasting, and archery – Careys Manor will help guests plan their special day, from the moment they arrive, until the last guest leaves the dancefloor.

WHERE: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH
WEBSITE: careysmanor.com

The Gore

For the unconventional “I do”, there is no better place to host a city wedding than at The Gore London. The boutique hotel, founded in 1892, exudes the charm of an English manor, decorated with antique furniture, grand oil paintings, and ornate detailing that will transport your special day back in time.

There are plentiful unique venues within the hotel to serve as grand backdrops throughout the day, from the spacious wood-panelled tapestry room adorned with French verdure tapestries to the effortlessly glamorous Bar 190.

WHERE: 190 QUEEN’S GATE, SOUTH KENSINGTON, SW7 5EX
WEBSITE:COLLEZIONE.STARHOTELS.COM

Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel

Whether you’re after a ceremony, a small intimate reception, or a large dinner dance, you’ll find a space that suits you at Andaz London Liverpool Street. Formerly the iconic Great Eastern Hotel, the building dates back to 1884 so it’s filled with rich history and a mix of modern and classic Victorian interiors. 

They offer a bespoke and personalised service when it comes to planning, with their dedicated Wedding Manager on hand every step of the way.

Where: 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN
Website: www.hyatt.com


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