On the lookout for a civil ceremony venue in London? Perhaps you’re planning an intimate event with your nearest and dearest, or maybe you’re organising a huge party so all your friends and family can be there. Aim to secure your civil ceremony venue as soon as possible, because the most popular spaces book out up to one year in advance! Add glamour to your event by holding your civil partnership celebration somewhere special, like a banquet hall or ultra modern city centre hotel, or choose a unique space that'll get your guests talking, like a garden, museum or historic home. Your dream civil ceremony venues are just a few clicks away!
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Some expert tips for organizing your civil ceremony:
allocate the bulk of your budget to venue hire, catering and drink, and entertainment
choose the date of the celebration carefully – sometimes it’s cheaper to book the venue midweek
consider whether to provide a dress code (like black tie, formal or fancy dress). You may also want to host a themed ceremony. In that case, think about a venue that suits the mood. How about country house wedding venue for a Downton Abbey-themed celebration or a railway arch for a more industrial feel?
plan early and with your purpose in mind because it's those personal touches that'll have your guests talking for years to come
Things to consider when hiring a space for your event:
whether you want to have the civil ceremony and reception in the same venue
whether it’s important to you to hire a venue with gay staff members or owners
the best seating arrangement for your needs
the venue's cancellation policy
see if the venue works with any recommended suppliers, like caterers
The cost of hiring a civil wedding ceremony venue in London ranges from £45 to £300 per hour. Daily rates start at £750 and can go up as high as £12000. Per person package rates start at as low as £30. If you’re looking for civil wedding ceremony packages, expect to pay at least £2400 per package. The package may include: room hire, per person menu, ceremony set up, and a welcome glass of champagne, but remember to enquiry the venue about the details. The final costs will depend on the number of people attending, the size of the venue, and whether the ceremony takes place during peak season or not. (All data from Tagvenue.)
The answer is: as soon as possible. The most popular civil ceremonies in London can be booked even up to two years in advance, so if you want to get married at a specific venue, it’s best to book it as early as possible. If you’re not set on a specific venue, then start your search around a year in advance. Remember, the earlier you book, the more options you will have, but here at Tagvenue, we can help you even with any last-minute searches!
Yes, you can have an outdoor civil ceremony in London. However, the ceremony must take place in an approved venue, and they must have a licence to hold this type of event. You can find more information on outdoor civil ceremonies here.
Although London is a pricey city, you can still find some great venues where you can hold your ceremony without breaking the bank. Some smaller venues offer affordable prices starting at as little as £30 per person. If you’re planning for a short ceremony, then hiring a venue on a per hour basis might be the most affordable option, with prices starting at £45. You can also find venues operating on BYO policy, where you can bring your own food and drinks, which might also be a more affordable option.
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