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7 Dreamy UK Wedding Venues

It’s that time of year again! The skies are blue, flowers are blooming, and venues across the country are dusting off their finest crystal. It must be wedding season!

With 73% of UK weddings taking place during the warmer and drier months, it’s safe to say that summer venues are on the radar of any happy couple. No doubt you will be weighing up your options: buffet or catered? Indoors or outdoors? There are no wrong answers when planning a wedding – the right thing to do is the right thing for you! But there’s no harm in doing some research to scope out what’s on the market.

Whether you’re looking for your own dream venue or helping someone else find theirs, Hire Space’s list of 7 Dreamy UK Wedding Venues means you’re sure to secure a picture-perfect spot.

An iconic building in the heart of the City of London, the Barbican Centre is an incredible location for your big day, with its plant-filled rooftop conservatory offering a totally unique setting for a ceremony and reception. Seriously, how many venues offer an indoor rainforest for your guests to explore and marvel at??

Best of all, the photos you take here are guaranteed to be stand-out successes, with tropical plants galore making up an incredible backdrop like no other (not to mention the tropical fish!). All in all, this beautiful oasis is one of the most memorable spots for a wedding you could hope to find in the capital!

Capacity: 150 reception

Location: Barbican

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Barbican Centre
The Conservatory at the Barbican Centre

As one of the most fashionable postcodes in London, {10-11} Carlton House Terrace is a must-have on the list of anybody considering a London-based wedding. The whole venue is on offer for exclusive hire, which is plenty of space for a large wedding party!

If you’re planning small but don’t want to go the registry office route, the Wolfson Room is an idyllic suite perfect for an intimate gathering. Not only does this room seat up to 120, hiring the Wolfson Room also comes with the Gallery for a drinks reception. This beautiful classically decorated space is frequently used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but can be used for wedding breakfasts too!

Capacity: Up to 200 guests

Location: St James’

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Wedding set up at Carlton House Terrace
Wolfson Room at {10-11} Carlton House Terrace

If you’re looking for a venue with versatility, RSA House has it in spades. Whether you are looking for a traditional or modern space, you’ll find it here.

Fans of Georgian London’s romantic charm will be bowled over by spaces such as The Great Room and The Benjamin Franklin Room. Both rooms boast traditional Georgian decoration and architecture, with muted palettes to suit any wedding’s theme. The Great Room is especially awe-inspiring, as its original James Berry Mural is the perfect accompaniment to any formal wedding breakfast.

As RSA House has multiple awards to its name, including its status as a finalist for the UK Wedding Awards, you’ll know that your wedding will be in safe hands.

Capacity: Up to 220 guests

Location: Charing Cross

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The Great Room dining set up
The Great Room at RSA House

BMA House is a unique option for couples seeking a classic London backdrop on their special day. With a whole host of stunning event spaces available, the Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bloomsbury offers an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere to host your celebrations, thanks to its beautiful high ceilings, grand staircases, and gorgeous entry courtyard.

The outdoor garden and courtyard both provide great spaces for alfresco drinks and canapés, as well as an ideal backdrop for wedding photos, while the beautifully-appointed indoor spaces ensure your guests won’t forget your big day!

Capacity: 320 reception

Location: Bloomsbury

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BMA House

OXO2 is the perfect venue for couples who are looking for something more modern. This contemporary riverside venue offers a chic atmosphere in a blank canvas space, boasting panoramic views of the Thames and iconic London skyline. With top of the range production and event management services, this is an ideal location for couples looking to create a truly memorable occasion.

Whether you’re looking to host an intimate ceremony or a large wedding with all your loved ones, the venue’s partitioned areas mean it can be tailored to accommodate up to 180, with a private outdoor balcony and separate ceremony and reception areas. Plus, with award-winning catering, and versatile event styling and décor, OXO2 will enable you to create a wedding day to remember!

Location: Waterloo

Capacity: 180 dinner dance

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If you’re looking for something one step away from Buckingham Palace, this is it. As a former palace, the iconic Queen’s House fits the bill perfectly. It boasts not only a royal title, but beautifully ornate rooms and breath-taking vistas across Greenwich Royal Park.

Make your big day unforgettable with a ceremony and reception in the Great Hall, complete with its original marble floor, brilliant views towards the Thames, and high gilded ceilings – truly a backdrop fit for a queen! Intimate ceremonies won’t miss out on this marvellous space, as the Orangery and South Parlours offer an elegant and intimate setting which opens on to house’s pristine South Lawns for drinks and canapés.

There’s a wealth of beautiful backdrops to discover at this sovereign-standard venue, and we’re confident that you and your guests will be royally delighted with it!

Capacity: Up to 120 guests

Location: Greenwich

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Wedding at The Queen's House
The Great Hall at The Queen’s House

For couples looking for something a little bit different (but equally dreamy), Searcys at The Gherkin might just be the venue for you.

Pairing classy and modern aesthetics with high-end design, you’ll wow your guests with an unusually contemporary wedding locale. Treat your guests to vintage wines paired with a gorgeous 360 panoramic view of London’s iconic skyline. You’ll adore Searcys’ modern menu, which will be all the more special for dining in one of London’s most famous landmarks. What guest is going to forget a ceremony set to London’s remarkable sunset skyline?

For dancing, dinner, and drinks with a view, Searcys at The Gherkin is the perfect spot. Oh, and it goes without saying that your guests will have no excuse for running late – the Gherkin is fabulously well connected.

Capacity: Up to 260 people

Location: Central London

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Dining set up at Searcys at The Gherkin
The top of Searcys at The Gherkin

You’ve made the Pinterest boards and set the date, now it’s time to book your perfect venue! We know that so many people dream of their perfect wedding day, and here at Hire Space we are determined to help you make that happen. If you’ve spotted a venue in this list that you’d like to know more about, or want some more inspiration, don’t hesitate to contact our venue experts or submit an enquiry below.

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