FAQs and expert advice about venues

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your London Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourlondon.wedding


The perfect setting

The perfect setting

Q. We've been saving for a few years and have a decent budget for our wedding. When looking for a wedding venue what do you suggest we look for to maximise our budget and to make our day more than just the wedding itself?

A. Ed White says: It all depends on what setting you're looking for, but I'd always suggest that you opt for one with beautiful surroundings as a starting point. We're very fortunate that St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is steeped in British heritage but also provides a selection of diverse and dynamic spaces – providing options for weddings big and small. From Victorian grandeur and the world-renowned grand staircase where you can officially tie the knot to intricately carved arches, and grand French doors leading to an exclusive private terrace. There are backdrops here for all types of weddings, which is important to look for when looking at potential venues.

Some couples choose to spread their celebration over a few days and why not? At our venue, guests are invited to relax and unwind before the big day and enjoy a luxury Chambers Suite, pampering session in the spa and pre-wedding dinner in the Booking Office 1869.

Ed White, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel


The perfect setting

The perfect setting

Q. There are so many venues to choose from. How can we narrow down the search and find the one that's right for us?

A. Daniel Hunt Cortes says: - The setting.
Firstly, decide on the location and style of venue you're looking for. Draper's Hall is found deep in the heart of the City, and its elegant rooms and tranquil outdoor spaces make a very special exclusive-use setting for weddings.

- Packages.
Every couple is unique and your wedding should be too. We offer complete flexibility, with bespoke catering options and inclusive wedding packages that can be tailored to your taste.

- The little extras.
Find out what's included in your wedding – sometimes the small details are what make the day. Our couples benefit from a simple planning process with all the essentials included, from elegant table centrepieces and a dancefloor to a Steinway grand piano. Our team will help you at each stage to ensure that every last detail is perfect for you.

- Size.
Decide on your guest list so that you can find the most suitable setting for your numbers. Whether you choose a small, intimate wedding breakfast or the grandest of celebrations, our venue is available for just you and your loved ones.

Daniel Hunt Cortes, Draper's Hall