Weddings are as individual as the couples getting married. From grand showstopper venues fit to host hundreds of guests to gathering your nearest and dearest, finding ‘the one’ can be as hard as – well, finding the one you’re walking down the aisle with! For those looking for a cosy, intimate wedding venue in London, we’ve got you covered – here are five of our favourites…
Want your wedding venue to ooze boutique luxury?
If you’re looking for sumptuous luxury and sheer charm, The Zetter Townhouse in the East End’s Clerkenwell is the spot for you. Its opulent, quirky atmosphere can accommodate everything from micro-weddings (in their Dining Room, with a capacity for just 12 people) to mid-size nuptials. Expect quirky taxidermy, exceptional service and highly-recommended menus – not to mention their signature cocktails.
If you want a wedding fit for a foodie – we know just the place…
No problem, Hawksmoor (yes, that Hawksmoor) at St Paul’s has you covered. The brilliantly central location is the ideal spot for an intimate city wedding, but it’s the award-winning food that really shines here. If your idea of true romance is enjoying the perfect steak and some perfectly paired wines with your closest loved ones around, Hawksmoor Guildhall can accommodate everything from tiny parties up to 60-plus guests, so you’ll be catered for in more ways than one.
An atmospheric spot for a traditional yet intimate ceremony
If you want an intimate wedding that still has that traditional feel, why not check out The Nave at St Ethelburga’s Centre? A beautiful combination of traditional church architecture with sleek modern glass, The Nave is beautiful, central, and ready to host your big day. With high arches and stained glass, you get plenty of grandeur – and if you’ve been searching for wedding bands in London, your chosen band is sure to get everyone on the dancefloor, their clever lighting and in-house Bose sound system are on hand to get the party going.
Is countryside charm more your style?
Fear not, you can still have a small wedding in London without sacrificing the beautiful scenery. The WWT London Wetland Centre is easily accessible from the hustle and bustle but provides abundant greenery, flower-filled meadows and over 100 acres of lush wetland to grab those all-important wedding photos. Their smaller function room, Wetland Living, is a charming thatched building that can hold up to 42 guests for an intimate wedding with plenty of nature to enjoy.
Industrial, laidback cool? We’ve got you covered
For something low-key, take a look at 100 Barrington, in the heart of the ever-trendy Brixton, this former furniture factory now boasts beautiful brick archways, original steel beams and the perfect spot for a relaxed wedding party to dance the night away. It’s gorgeously designed, with a Scandi feel, and has spaces to suit even the most intimate of wedding parties.
So what takes your fancy – rolling meadows or a chic hotel ceremony? Whatever your plans for your intimate wedding, London has the venue to suit your personality (and your dreams for a picture-perfect ceremony) just waiting to be discovered.