Breweries, secret gardens, old school movie theatres and world famous sporting grounds: 10 unique wedding venue ideas in London

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Forget cookie-cutter weddings. Following a confetti-littered road less travelled is easy with these unique London wedding venue ideas. Celebrity hangouts, lush gardens, sky-high restaurants and famous ships – we’ve got them all, including a wedding place fit for a queen.

The Crumbling Ceremony Venue: Asylum Chapel

Distressed interiors and natural acoustics make this atmospheric chapel one of London’s most popular alternative wedding venues.

Built in 1826, this Grade II listed diamond in the rough was partially destroyed by an incendiary bomb during WWII. Today, distressed interiors and natural acoustics make this atmospheric chapel one of London’s most popular alternative wedding venues.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies for up to 120

What we love
Asylum Chapel is community- and artist-led, so hiring it won’t blow your budget

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The Tropical Hideaway: The Barbican

This hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city is one of London’s most unique small wedding venues.

Tucked away in the heart of the city, this tropical oasis is one magical spot to say ‘I do’. Tie the knot surrounded by finches, quails, exotic fish and more than 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, then celebrate in the adjoining Garden Suite, which has fantastic views of the city and the Barbican Lakes.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies for up to 150, wedding receptions for up to 250

What we love
The covered roof, which means you’ll get all the perks of a garden wedding without the drizzle

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The Old School Theatre: The Screen on the Green

This old school movie theatre is one of London's most unique wedding venue ideas.

Theatre buffs and rock ‘n’ roll brides will love getting hitched in the exact place where the Clash and Buzzcocks supported the Sex Pistols in 1976. Saying your vows on stage in front of the big screen is sure to be a picture-perfect start to married life.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 125

What we love
Marrying at the Screen on the Green is a true cinematic experience, from seeing your name up in lights to home movies being shown to an audience of family and friends

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The Poshed-up Gastropub: St Bart’s Brewery

London wedding bloggers love St Bart’s Brewery for its lively atmosphere and large dance floor.

Is this the coolest wedding venue in town? London wedding bloggers love St Bart’s Brewery for its lively atmosphere and large dance floor. Flavour-packed dishes, like mini beef sliders and firecracker chicken wings, make this upmarket Farringdon pub one hell of a wedding venue.

Capacity
Wedding receptions for up to 125

What we love
The £4 midnight butties you can surprise your guests with after a long night on the dance floor

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The Celebrity Hangout: Bluebird

If you’d like to add a dash of red carpet glam to your wedding day, the swanky upstairs restaurant at Bluebird certainly fits the bill.

This West London institution is a favourite haunt of the Made in Chelsea cast. If you’d like to add a dash of red carpet glam to your big day, the swanky upstairs restaurant at Bluebird certainly fits the bill.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies for up to 230, wedding receptions for up to 650

What we love
There’s no venue hire fee so you can splash your cash on the extensive wine list and delicious modern British dishes

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The Sky-high Venue: Coq D’Argent

Lush rooftop gardens with sweeping city views make this classy restaurant one of London’s most romantic wedding venue ideas.

Lush rooftop gardens with sweeping city views make this classy restaurant one of London’s most romantic wedding spots. Regional French dishes and a private lift to ferry your guests up from Bank Station are the icing on the cake.

Capacity
Wedding receptions for up to 300

What we love
The chance to have your wedding photos taken against a backdrop of Square Mile’s famous landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House and the Bank of England

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The Former Royal Residence: The Queen’s House

Located in leafy Greenwich Park, this former royal residence is a masterpiece of 17th-century architecture.The most important day of your life will be off to a good start when you arrive in style via the grand Royal Gate. Conceived as a ‘House of Delight’ for James I’s Queen, this former royal residence will give your wedding day a real sense of occasion.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 120

What we love
The Tulip Stairs that spiral up through the Classical building – a wedding photographer’s dream!

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The Teeny-tiny Wedding Venue: Grubb Street Room at Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

Forget the registry office – this chic private dining room is perfect for very small weddings of up to 20.

Forget the registry office – this chic private room is perfect for an intimate wedding of up to 20. Located in the famous old Whitbread Brewery building (now the Montcalm five-star hotel), Chiswell Street Dining Rooms serves up the best in modern British food, guaranteeing love at first bite.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 20

What we love
The convenient location – nearby St Giles and Temple churches are great options if you’d like a religious ceremony

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The Iconic Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground

The world famous Long Room makes an unforgettable setting for a unique wedding ceremony or breakfast, offering uninterrupted views of the hallowed turf.

If you’re a sports-mad couple, why not get hitched at cricket’s grandest clubhouse? The world famous Long Room makes an unforgettable setting for a unique wedding ceremony or breakfast, offering uninterrupted views of the hallowed turf.

Capacity
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 250

What we love
Weddings at the home of cricket include a personalised scoreboard message!

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The Restaurant Ship: R.S. Hispaniola

What could be more memorable than a sunset wedding on the river before setting sail into your new life as a married couple?

Love the water? Permanently docked on the Thames, R.S. Hispaniola offers unbeatable views of London’s most famous landmarks, including the London Eye, Big Ben and St Paul’s. What could be more memorable than a sunset wedding on the river before setting sail into your new life as a married couple?

Capacity
Civil ceremonies and wedding receptions for up to 250

What we love
The pretty-as-a-picture location, which promises some seriously awesome wedding day pics

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