Wedding venue inspiration - Historic venues

Deciding on your ideal London wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in London including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these London wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

Historic venues: Rosewood London

Rosewood London

With the feel of a stylish London residence, this hotel wedding venue houses 262 rooms and 44 suites. Following an £85 million renovation to the 1914 Edwardian Belle Époque building, the original features were restored by an expert team of craftsmen, including the magnificent Grade II listed frontage and dome. Guests enter via a grand carriageway leading into a distinctive courtyard. Outside, The Terrace evokes an intimate English country garden.


Historic venues: Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Stepping through the blue doors of this 700-year-old building on Threadneedle Street is like stepping into a different world at this wedding venue. The stunning architecture and ornamental features tell a story of British history, while its Gothic window frames display a contrast against the contemporary London skyline. At the heart of the hall is the stone-flagged, fragrant Courtyard Garden.


Historic venues: Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace

This hidden gem of a wedding venue is found in 13 acres of grounds in South West London. The palace offers elegance and grandeur throughout, from its beautiful frontage to interiors packed with original features. Guests will love exploring rooms brimming with charm from the Tudor, Victoria and Georgian eras. From intimate to grand affairs, there are indoor and outdoor settings to suit.


Historic venues: Hackney Town Hall

Hackney Town Hall

Having recently undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment, this Grade II listed building's Art Deco-style interiors are not to be missed when looking for a wedding venue. Imagine polished woodwork, chandeliers and state-of-the-art glass-roofed atria. The venue boasts five event spaces, beautifully blending modern and period features.


Historic venues: Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House

With five acres of idyllic grounds to explore, the gardens of this Gothic house wedding venue are full of abundant plants, walks, lawns and woodland. Behind the building's stunning white facade, visitors find brightly coloured rooms, original features, stained-glass windows and a fascinating history.


Historic venues: Weddings at Queen Mary

Weddings at Queen Mary

Opened by Queen Victoria in 1887, this Grade II listed wedding venue was once known as the Albert Hall of East London. Built in Neo-Classical style with columns and a portico, visitors step inside to find an atmospheric space with book-lined walls and busts of eminent authors under a beautiful domed ceiling. Parties can spill outside to enjoy the Queen's Lawn and its Victorian clocktower, as well as the Regent's Canal running alongside.


Historic venues: St Ermin’s Hotel

St Ermin’s Hotel

Long known as the 'wedding cake' hotel for its opulent and romantic spaces, London's St Ermin's Hotel is a memorable big-day wedding venue. Distinctly individual, this Grade II listed gem boasts some of central London's most dramatic public spaces. A sense of occasion and beautiful backdrops are guaranteed, from the lush tree-lined courtyard to the beautiful white lobby with sweeping central staircase.


Historic venues: The Lansdowne Club

The Lansdowne Club

One of Mayfair's best-kept secrets, the Lansdowne Club is an architectural gem providing an oasis of luxurious calm and a quintessentially English ballroom at its heart. From the elegant frontage to the secluded courtyard, it oozes sophistication – perfect for a wedding venue setting. The building's rich history is reflected in the opulence of its interiors and its selection of captivating Art Deco function rooms. Outside, The Courtyard is a perfectly designed open space with a retractable roof and heating for memorable al fresco entertaining.


Historic venues: L’oscar London

L’oscar London

Located in one of the city's coolest districts, wedding venue L'oscar London is a boutique Baroque-style hotel inside a Grade II listed former church. The breathtaking historical features, such as the octagonal dome, blend seamlessly with the sumptuously decorated interiors, unprecedented levels of service and exhilarating dining.


Historic venues: The Old Finsbury Town Hall

The Old Finsbury Town Hall

This recently renovated landmark Grade II listed wedding venue exudes Art Nouveau elegance, from the glass and wrought iron canopy outside to the theatrical sweeping staircase. Stained glass and a majestic Ballroom with glittering chandeliers offer real wow factor.


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