In the market for a London wedding venue with a view? Well, if you live in the city (or you’re hoping to get hitched there) you’re in luck. Whether you want something way up above the city streets, on the River Thames or surrounded by beautiful buildings and green spaces, London has plenty of event spaces with a seriously stunning backdrop.
Here are 10 London wedding venues with a view.
Tie the knot 34 floors above the city streets in one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Shard. Its ultra chic interior is definitely wedding-worthy and, so long as you’re not afraid of heights, you’ll love the amazing views from its giant floor-ceiling-windows (they make for awesome wedding photo backdrops). It’s licensed to host both ceremonies and receptions and can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 110 guests.
Searcys at The Gherkin
This is another London landmark well worth considering for your big day. Its restaurant, Searcys at The Gherkin, occupies the 39th and 40h floors of the skyscraper, and is licensed to host both ceremonies and receptions. As for design, the interior is sleek and modern with huge windows that really showcase the city’s beauty. It can accommodate groups of up to 120, so you should be able to fit all of your nearest and dearest on your guest list.
The London Eye
If you love the idea of a spot with a city view, but are dying for a truly unique London wedding venue, this might be the one for you. You can rent out your own private capsule for your big day, so you can say your vows as you enjoy the ride around The Eye in true VIP form. It’s licensed for civil ceremonies and receptions and can accommodate up to 19 guests (including the guests of honour). Bonus: the staff will take care of food, flowers and champagne, so all you need to do is dress to impress.
Want to celebrate your marriage in a real London landmark? Head to Tower Bridge. While the North Tower Lounge and Engine Rooms are available for private hire, you’ll get the best views from the Walkways that span the North and South Towers. They can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner or 250 for a reception-style event. P.S. if you want to get married here, you can, but you’ll have to host your ceremony in the North Tower Lounge.
If ground-level venues are more your cup of tea, you don’t have to kiss the idea of an amazing view goodbye. OXO2 is located right on the banks of the River Thames, so you can see the skyline and water from its windows. It’s licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships and can take care of your reception, too. The space can fit up to 180 guests, so go ahead and add a few extra plus ones to your list.
Westminster Boating Base
The Westminster Boating Base is another stellar London wedding venue with a view for aquatically-inclined couples. Its pavilion extends over the River Thames and is equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving lovely views of the water and city skyline. Need even more space? Book the Edgson Room, too. It has a full length covered balcony and all the bells and whistles you need for a brilliant reception. Together they can accommodate up to 150 of your friends and relatives.
Rooftop terraces more your thing? Eight Moorgate has two! The Manhattan loft-style lounge boasts sleek modern furnishings and plenty of indoor and outdoor space for your celebration (enough for 300 guests). It may not be as high up as some of the other spots on this list, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have stunning city views - you can see London’s landmarks and more from its terraces. The venue is licensed for ceremonies and receptions, so you don’t have to worry about booking two separate spots.
The Boundary Project
This adorable boutique hotel is the perfect East London wedding venue with a view for those who want something hip and cool. It’s not the tallest structure in the city, but you can still see for miles from its terrace. Still not sold? The rooftop is also home to a small orangery, so you can party among greenery and blooms without spending a fortune on flowers. The space can hold up to 150 guests.
Grange St. Paul’s Hotel
If you’re looking for a more central hotel wedding venue, head to the Grange St. Paul’s. The 5-star luxury hotel is the perfect place for a reception and offers dazzling views of the London skyline through its massive floor-to-ceiling windows. It largest space can accommodate over 1000 guests, so you should have space for all your friends, family members and followers.
If you’ve been dreaming of a restaurant wedding venue, Madison is definitely worth looking into. The beloved modern eatery sits on the top floor of One New Change and offers panoramic views of the city that can’t be beat. For receptions, you can rent out the restaurant, lounge and lower terrace, so you’ve got plenty of space to work with. It can accommodate small events and large parties of up to 500 guests.