Get married in one of the 12 best wedding venues in London


Searching for the wedding venue of your dreams ahead of your big day? We’ve put together a guide to the best wedding venues in London, featuring a dozen of the capital’s finest spots. From world-renowned museums and grand palaces to an infamous ship and an iconic skyscraper, there’s a venue to suit everyone among London’s variety of unique and extravagant wedding venues.

Whether it’s an ornate Westminster chapel, a smart hotel or a former British Prime Minister’s home, this list contains 12 of the capital’s best wedding venues to tie the knot at. 

1. Natural History Museum

Amaze guests young and old by booking your wedding at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. The museum offers 12 different awe-inspiring spaces in which to tie the knot.

The Darwin Centre courtyard is ideal for summer nuptials. While the spacious, Victorian Hintze Hall, with its breathtaking arches, can accommodate up to 450 of your nearest and dearest in style. Or opt for the Images of Nature gallery, a more intimate setting already decorated with glorious flora. 

2. No. Fifty Cheyne, Chelsea

Chelsea has long been favoured as a wedding location by the smart set, and No. Fifty Cheyne is certainly one of the most stylish wedding venues in London. The restaurant is a study in classical elegance, with a cocktail bar as well as the main dining room. 


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No. Fifty Cheyne also boasts a gracious drawing room with views over Chelsea Embankment Gardens and the Thames. This can seat up to 38 guests for a very personal service with a snug, clubby feel. 

3. The Royal Exchange at Fortnum & Mason

Dedicated foodies will be delighted to learn that you can indeed make your vows within this iconic Piccadilly venue. The space offers a truly unique wedding venue that your guests will love as much as you will.


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You can pick between a wedding for 200 guests at The Royal Exchange, go for the cosier drawing room or make an impact by booking the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

4. The Ned, Bank

Set in the heart of the financial district, The Ned is housed in a former Midland Bank building dating from 1924. It’s the brainchild of both the Sydell Group of New York and Soho House & Co of London.


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It’s a glamorous venue, with glittering chandeliers, original parquet flooring and rich wood panelling. Think bright, white table linen topped with rows of sparkling crystal glasses, flickering candles and the clink of silver on fine china. 

5. The Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury

Leafy, well-heeled Bloomsbury is home to The Foundling Museum, an exclusive venue for an elegant city wedding. Lifetime membership is included, so you can retrace the steps of your special day at any time you like. 

Couples can exchange vows in the Rococo-style Court Room or the larger Georgian Picture Gallery, before taking to the magnificent staircases to take the grandest possible entry into married life. 

6. Kew Gardens, Richmond Upon Thames

The 320 acre site of Kew Gardens in Richmond makes a gorgeous setting for a wedding that every guest will remember. Couples can pick between numerous outdoor spaces as well as a snug cottage and a smart orangery. 


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The majestic Victorian glasshouse can also be booked, providing plenty of space for even the longest guest list in the biggest Victorian glasshouse on earth.

7. Fulham Palace

With its waterside setting on the banks of the Thames, Fulham Palace offers a range of Georgian rooms, a Tudor courtyard and 13 acres of garden for your perfect day. 


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The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony and there is even a private chapel on site for those who wish to give a religious blessing to their union. Options include the Great Hall or an outdoor marquee in the picturesque grounds.

8. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

There are few modern structures as instantly recognisable as The Shard. Those choosing the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard as their wedding venue can tie the knot within this iconic building and enter married life in style.

The views over the Thames and surrounding areas are unparalleled. At the Shangri-La Hotel, there are two dining rooms and a ballroom to choose from. The latter can accommodate up to 140 guests for cocktails, with floor-to-ceiling panoramas to enjoy while you celebrate. 

9. The Fitzrovia Chapel

The Fitzrovia Chapel is a hidden gem of a venue, concealed within the bustling Westminster district. Step inside and you enter another, more magical world, complete with a star-spangled, vaulted ceiling, pastel-hued marble mosaics and colourful stained-glass windows.


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Imagine the pictures you could capture for posterity at this Grade II listed chapel dating from the nineteenth century. You can certainly prepare to wow up to 80 guests when booking this unique luxury wedding venue in London. 

10. 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s

Once home to former Prime Minister William Gladstone, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace comprises two elegant Georgian London townhouses in an incomparable location by The Mall and St James’ Park. 

One or both houses can be booked, and venues include the opulent Music Room, the Lecture Room with its frescoed ceiling or the Wolfson Room offering remarkable city vistas. 

11. Cutty Sark, Greenwich

This is definitely one of the best wedding venues in London if unique is what you’re looking for – it’s one of the only places on the planet where you can exchange vows beneath the hull of a ship.

Permanently berthed in Greenwich, the nineteenth century Cutty Sark has been raised by several metres so you and your guests can even walk beneath. The last remaining Tea Clipper was one of the fastest vessels of its time, and now provides one-off photo opportunities for those who commit to one another beneath her hull.

12. The Dorchester

Of all London’s prestigious five-star hotels, The Dorchester is one of the most exclusive of all. This esteemed property is one of the most luxurious venues you’ll find anywhere, complete with that exclusive Mayfair address.


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From the Ballroom on Park Lane or the Penthouse roof garden to the contemporary sweeping staircase of the Crystal Suite or the light, airy Orchid Room, The Dorchester proves to be the Grand Dame of London when it comes to stunning wedding settings. 

Whether you’re the one getting hitched or are attending a London wedding as a guest, you can count on Secret Spa to make you look and feel your absolute best – all at your hotel or in the comfort of your own home. We offer bridal consultations in which to experiment with your ideas, so you can make sure you feel your best on the big day, including hair styling and make-up services.

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