Choosing one of our free corkage wedding venues in London is a really effective way to cut down on reception costs. We know that there are venues that consider the corkage fee as something essential and sometimes these venues charge additional fees that are even higher than the cost of the bottle itself! To make it easier for you, we’ve created a curated list of no corkage wedding venues so you can enjoy your wedding day with no extra fees included. Sounds interesting? Then start browsing our list now!
1 of 22
So, why are wedding venues with no corkage so in demand, anyway? This solution gives you more flexibility and is, obviously, cheaper. For some occasions, a wedding venue that doesn’t charge a special fee for bringing your own drinks is particularly wallet-friendly. Need an example? Choosing a wedding venue without corkage when your guests drink quite a lot will help you reduce the expenses significantly. We’re in the know when it comes to the best no corkage wedding venues in London. To help you out, we’ve created a short list of tips and tricks.
Details of no corkage policy – Some no corkage wedding venues are kind enough to allow you to bring your bottles on the day before and store them in a chilly place overnight. You’re likely to get help from them when it comes to serving the drinks in a proper way. Ask the venue manager in advance whether they provide such services.
Menu and other suppliers – In most cases, wedding venues without corkage fees are self-catering venues (they don’t offer in-house catering). On the other hand, they’re usually happy to recommend some suppliers they usually work with, for example, caterers, photographers etc. Last but not least, remember to match your drinks (especially wines) with the bites and platters you’re planning to serve during your wedding reception.
Drinks reception setting – No corkage wedding venue managers are experts on organising memorable drink receptions. Ask them for advice when it comes to planning that part of the wedding reception. Another good tip is to make use of the venue’s outside area during the warmer months. Who doesn’t love a glass of Pimms in the sun?
Make it personal – Hiring a no corkage wedding venue opens a whole lot of creative opportunities. You can customise the drinks menu in any way imaginable. If there’s a drink that brings back special memories, why not include it on the list?
What exactly are you looking for? No matter if you’re interested in no corkage wedding venues in southwest London or maybe something outside the capital – at Tagvenue we’ve got it all covered. We’re experts on no corkage wedding venues in London. What’s more, our search engine makes browsing and booking the venues as easy as 1-2-3. So, what are you waiting for? Find the perfect no corkage wedding venue with Tagvenue today!
The good news is that you can find the majority of them in central London! Check the areas of Kensington, Knightsbridge, Westminster and Mayfair if you’re planning to host an elegant reception with some flair. These areas are full of beautiful venues in Victorian, Baroque and Neoclassical styles. If you’re looking for something less-traditional and modern, you should definitely look in the areas of the City of London, Covent Garden and Soho where you can find anything from stylish and modern wedding venues to hip restaurants and banquet halls.
Of course! Here are some of our favs that will definitely knock you and your guests off your feet!
The Conservatory at The Chesterfield Mayfair - This marble-floored venue with a deep green decor will be the perfect option if you’re looking for something that is both extremely elegant and intimate.
1901 at Andaz London Hotel - We can’t describe how stunning this venue is, you just have to check it out yourself! The stained glass dome is especially beautiful and will definitely add a luxurious feel to your celebrations.
Most wedding venues offer wedding packages, and in London, prices range from £65 to £175 per person, depending on which package you choose. Full buyouts are also common and cost from £2700 - £12000 per day. Some venues may charge on the basis of a minimum spend and they start from as low as £2500. Keep in mind that those are only general prices so it’s best to send an enquiry and ask for an individual offer that will be calculated on your guest list and other individual requirements. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)
You should secure your dream wedding venue no later than 6 months in advance. However, we suggest doing it even earlier. So try to start your search around one year before the wedding. Working on this timeline ensures that you will have many more offers to choose from and you won’t rush with the decision-making process. Also, you may catch an early-bird price and save some money that you can spend on other important wedding elements, such as decorations or wedding attire.
Found an amazing venue within 10 minutes of looking! Really happy :)
I came across Tag Venue completely by accident and Sarah was unbelievably helpful in saving me valuable time and conducting the search on my behalf. I would not hesitate to use Tag Venue again.
It was really easy to find a wide range of potential locations, and I could contact many different venues with ease. Tagvenue allowed me to be very dynamic when organising my event. Would definitely use again!