Searching for London wedding venues can feel like shopping on a hangover: everything looks the same, you can’t seem to afford any of it and you just feel queasy.
Which, of course, is totally mad, given that wedding planning should be just about the funnest thing you ever do. We asked venue experts Hire Space for five venues to give you some inspiration and to reinvigorate your hunt!
What’s trendier than a central London blank canvas space? A themed central London blank canvas space, of course. Carousel is new home of London’s most exciting adventures in flavour. Three stylish floors playing host to world-renowned chefs, innovative pop-ups and extraordinary events, right in the heart of Marylebone. Host your wedding downstairs and do what you whatever you choose within its walls – or pick one of the exceptional guests chefs they know so well.
‘Okay, so this one’s a little left field – but when it comes to your wedding, you’ve got to see the potential. These beautiful, Victorian railway arches in Old Street, with rustic, exposed brickwork, are usually the reserve of some of London’s most exciting club nights. But they’re also a gorgeous setting for a wedding reception.’
‘Your eyes don’t deceive you: that really is a cow in formaldehyde. Tramshed is totally unforgettable – a Grade II-listed, re-converted electricity generating centre for the area’s now defunct tramway system. But all that matters for you is the bizarre and brilliant setting that can be home to your wedding.’
‘Here’s a compelling, industrial option for all you smoked salmon lovers out there. Don’t worry, it’s not a fish factory: this is the beautiful and bold Forman’s Fish Island in Stratford, which specialises in world-class salmon and jaw-dropping views of the Olympic Park. With a massive summer terrace, this is perfect for a summer wedding.’
‘Sometimes you don’t need to scour the basements of Dalston or the lofts of Bermondsey – sometimes, the most mind-blowing venue is the crown jewel of the London skyline. So it is with Tower Bridge: London’s most extravagant and breathtaking venue, which you can hire out for your wedding.’
To enquire about one of these venues, or discover the rest of what’s out there, get in touch at Hire Space.