Dry hire wedding venues in London are like empty shells that give you the freedom to make a space your own. If details are your thing, then adding a personal touch by sourcing your own caterer, tables, chairs and so on, will make your event really memorable. Dreaming of a bring-your-own-everything DIY wedding day? Don’t want to tie the knot in a venue where you’re obliged to use in-house catering, theming and decorations? Then a dry hire wedding venue might be right for you.
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Looking for a dry hire wedding venue in London but not sure where to start? Here at Tagvenue, we list hundreds of dry hire wedding venues, from cheap and cheerful spaces in north London to edgy blank canvas venues in east London.
Don’t want to say “yes” in a venue that urges you to go with their usual ideas? Do it your own way! Choose a unique dry hire wedding reception venue that'll wow your guests, like a museum, garden or charming country house. Sounds exciting? We love dry hire wedding venues too! Have a look at our favourite dry hire wedding venue types:
Photo studios. Seems boring? It’s far from it! Many photo studios in London boast interesting interior designs. Think of these set in railway arches, adapted warehouses or stunning historical buildings. These unique spaces make a wonderful backdrop for special celebrations – and obviously, as photo studios, they’re amazingly photogenic as well!
Community halls. A favourite for those on a budget, community spaces has great potential to be transformed into stunning wedding reception spaces. Most of these are conveniently located and can be easily customised according to your needs. Looking for a dry hire wedding venue that’s truly versatile and affordable? This is the perfect choice for you!
Outdoor venues. If you’re organising your reception in the summer, why not take advantage of the good weather? London is full of rooftops with impressive views, beautiful courtyards hidden within the city and secret gardens. We know where to find the prettiest ones – and get the best rates on them!
Organising a dry hire wedding requires a bit more effort, but it’s well worth it! To make it easier and less stressful for you, we’ve listed a couple of handy tips for you:
Start by figuring out what is (and what isn’t) included in the dry hire. Check which on-site facilities you’re allowed to use, for example, the furniture, A/V equipment or cutlery.
Don’t forget to check if the venue provides service staff. You’ll surely need some people to help you out!
From the decor ideas and canape menu to telephone numbers and expenses, write everything down. This will make it easier to keep track of all the planning.
Browse dry hire wedding venues on the #tagvenue website to get inspiration. We only list the best spaces in London, so we’re sure you’ll stumble upon some good ideas!
Dry hire wedding venues in London can be a great choice for couples who are on a budget but want to have their ceremony and reception in one place. The cost of hiring a dry hire wedding venue in London depends on several factors, especially the location’s capacity (how many people it can hold either standing or sitting). For example, if you want to host your wedding at a dry hire venue that holds 100 people, you could expect to pay between £850 - £2,000+ per session. If you want to host your wedding at a dry hire venue that holds more than 300 people, you will likely find prices between £4,500 and £7,000+ per session. (All data from Tagvenue.)
London is home to hundreds of dry hire wedding venues, so it can be a little overwhelming when you're looking for the perfect place to host your big day. The best way to find the perfect dry hire venue is by narrowing down your search based on your location. In London, we recommend starting with these neighbourhoods:
London is a beautiful city, but it can be very expensive. If you're planning a wedding there, it's important to keep your budget in mind. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can save money on your wedding in London! Here are some ideas:
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