The art of marriage; London wedding venues with artistic flair
27 Nov 2018
Take a look at these London wedding venues with artistic flair - perfect for art lovers or those looking for a beautifully unique setting in the capital city
Tramshed, a former East End tram-generator building in the heart of Shoreditch, boasts the renowned Cock ‘n’ Bull installation by Damien Hirst. The menu gives centre stage to Swainson House Farm chicken and Glenarm Estate beef, carved at the table and designed to share. HIX ART offers an ‘industrial-chic’ event space below Tramshed. With regularly changing curated exhibitions by emerging artists, HIX ART provides a unique backdrop for formal meals, drinks receptions or DJs and dancing.
Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square
Whether planning a wedding, a blessing in our chapel, a wedding party – or indeed all three, at the Charterhouse you will be surrounded by stunning architecture that dates back to the 14th century, as well as portraiture and décor that has all the pomp and splendour of the prominent Tudor mansion which once hosted kings and queens of England. With a highly experienced team and a host of diverse and trusted partners to hand, your wonderful day can be as relaxed, or as formal as you like, on a small or grand scale – but guaranteed beautiful, memorable and full of captured moments unique to you and the special history of the Charterhouse.
Foundling Museum, Bloomsbury
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury, the Foundling Museum’s elegant and romantic rooms provide a memorable setting for your special day. The Museum offers legal civil ceremonies and is a rare example of a unique venue in London offering exclusive hire.
Take your vows in the stunning Court Room with original Rococo interior, then enjoy a champagne reception while exploring the collection of historical and contemporary artistic treasures. Move through to the beautiful 18th century Picture Gallery for a seated wedding breakfast, surrounded by antique furnishings and large-scale portraits by some of the UK’s most celebrated artists.
The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Say "I do" on the site of this important historic institution. The Museum’s events team is delighted to assist you with all aspects of planning to create the perfect occasion for you and your guests.
The Golden Hinde, Bankside
The Golden Hinde is a unique historical venue in Bankside. An authentic reconstruction of Francis Drake’s famous ship, she’s nestled within modern architecture and overlooks the Thames to create a striking backdrop for a London wedding.
Constructed from oak, elm and fir, each area of the ship has been created with purpose for her voyage giving a different feel when moving from one to another. There are five decks providing intimate and atmospheric spaces for a memorable wedding ceremony and reception.
With The Golden Hinde's ceremony package you can say your vows in the beautiful Great Cabin, reserved for the officers and gentlemen on the original voyage, or in the hold where the vast amounts of treasure were stored. Every space aboard the ship has history and if you’re looking for a special and distinctive venue, The Golden Hinde is perfect. There is no better way to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
Rich Mix, Shoreditch
Situated in Shoreditch is Rich Mix, East London’s independent arts venue. Perfect for creative couples who are looking to express themselves in a unique way, the venue offers four licensed ceremony spaces under one roof. These include boutique cinema screens of different capacities, and a live music-cum-theatre venue space complete with stage and balcony.
Post ceremony drinks receptions can be held on the ever changing Mezzanine Gallery, home to art works from East London and beyond, and tucked away on the fourth floor are The Studio and The Mix, two blank canvas spaces ideal to continue to celebrations into the night.
With affordable packages to suit all budgets, and a team of experienced planners, you can be the stars of the stage and/or silver screen to create an unforgettable day. As a charity, all monies from venue hire go back into Rich Mix’s core purpose: their work with artists, young people and the local community.
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, Hampstead
Hidden among the picturesque cobbled streets of the quaint Hampstead Village, just steps away from the breathtaking views of the Heath, lies the Grade I listed Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, built in 1704. Steeped in 300 years of history and boasting plenty of character, this is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking to marry in a historic location with all the charm of a country village, with the convenience of the city.
Burgh House’s beautiful, historic panelled rooms provide an elegant backdrop for weddings and receptions. The traditional Music Room is ideal for weddings and receptions and the Library perfect for intimate ceremonies.
Whether you choose a lavish canapé reception, an elegant afternoon tea or a full sit-down wedding breakfast, our dedicated on-site catering team will devise the perfect menu just for you. The talented and creative team are also always happy to hear your own ideas, so If you have something in mind that would make your day, get in touch. The staff guarantee the highest level of service to ensure that your day is truly memorable.
Museum of the Order of St John, Clerkenwell
Tucked away in the heart of Clerkenwell, the Museum of the Order of St John is the perfect place for your London wedding. This 16th century gatehouse includes three unique spaces registered for marriages: The Prior’s Dining Room, The Council Chamber and the Chapter Hall (pictured below). You can toast your union with drinks and canapés served in the contemporary Museum Galleries, or the luscious Cloister Garden - an oasis of calm concealed from the busy city streets. Then retire to dine in one of the many beautiful rooms and, if you wish, dance the night away in the Chapter Hall.
Image: Charlotte Hu Photography
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
The Landmark Arts Centre is a Grade II* listed building, built in the 1880s as a magnificent gothic style church. With its soaring scale and striking architectural features, the Landmark is a magical space for wedding receptions and its unique setting will make your special day unforgettable. The character and history of the building will help ensure that you have beautiful memories of your celebration
The Landmark is set in a small wooded area very close to the River Thames and Teddington Lock, and within easy distance of world-famous attractions including Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace
Choose your own caterers, music and other suppliers for your dream event and the team are happy for you to decorate and customise the Hall to suit your requirements.
The Landmark is a small independent charity and hiring this venue for your event directly supports the Landmark's vibrant community arts programme and helps the team care for this historic building.
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