With the wedding season rapidly approaching, couples tying the knot in the capital have the pick of some of the UK’s finest marriage sites, not to mention unbeatable transport links and endless things for guests to do in this incredible urban playground, before and after the celebrations. (Not to mention there is no shortage of guest accommodation either.)
For those in the market for the upmarket, when it comes to luxury wedding venues, London has some very special places indeed.
Here are the top 10 luxury wedding venues in and around London as recommended by London wedding videographers HD Moments:
Founded some 260 years ago, these south-west London botanical gardens are the world’s biggest, and it's most diverse. This place offers an idyllic setting within striking distance of the city’s hustle and bustle.
Choose from the Grade 1 listed Orangery, or the stunning conservatory – or plan your day to encompass different venues for the ceremony and reception, without guests having to drive between the two.
With an unbeatable location close to Covent Garden and all of London’s key landmarks, the five-star Savoy Hotel makes a highly memorable backdrop for your nuptials.
Weddings here can be elaborate or intimate – take your pick from a ballroom accommodating 300 for a dinner dance, the River Room and its space for 400, or go for a much smaller affair from as few as 10 guests.
What could be more fun than a night at the museum for your wedding? This wedding backdrop has it all – mesmerising architecture plus the real USPs – the spectacular collections. After all, where else could you dine in the home of a massive Stegosaurus fossil? Choose from eight different spaces, including the Romanesque arches of Hintze Hall.
This romantic, historic venue offers bespoke packages allowing you to craft your perfect wedding in a stunning location near the British Library and King’s Cross station.
Lavish hospitality and breathtaking architecture combine to make this five-star hotel a serious contender for anyone’s wedding venue shortlist.
Based on Park Lane, this famous luxury hotel has one of the city’s most elegant addresses, and, for sheer swank and glamour, it is hard to beat. The ballroom incorporates a splendid banqueting space, while the Orchid Room offers gentle lighting and high ceilings for a peaceful, beautiful ambience.
The Gherkin is an iconic piece of modern architecture, and Searcy’s can create the perfect day whether you want a big party or a smaller dinner.
Enjoy 360-degree views and watch the sun go down over the city’s skyline, from the 39th and 40th floors.
Why not tie the knot in an amazing tropical oasis? London’s biggest conservatory houses more than 2,000 plant and tree species, in one of the capital’s most popular, best-known arts centres. And again, this venue has excellent transport links.
The London home of the Duke of Northumberland offers a lot within a comparatively small space, from its arboretum and gardens through to the water meadows (which are uniquely tidal) and parkland.
The Great Hall accommodates 120 guests, the state dining room seats 50. Enjoy drinks after the ceremony in the private inner courtyard, and maybe host an evening party in the conservatory.
For your very own Romeo and Juliet moment, few places could beat the Globe. There are sweeping views over the Thames from the extensive French windows of the Balcony Room, and you can enjoy the culinary delights of the Swan restaurant.
Meanwhile, the space below the theatre, The Underglobe, offers a sweeping staircase, down which you can make the most dramatic of entrances.
This stunning mansion was where Simon Cowell celebrated turning 50, and where Cheryl Tweedy (as was) and Ashley Cole tied the knot. It offers an impressive mansion and 300-acres of parkland within easy reach of the centre of town.
Celebrate with 120 in the main house, or book a marquee for a thousand guests. A bespoke marquee can be enclosed in the rear portico, for complete exclusivity.