Unique London Wedding Venues

VENUE GUIDE

unique london wedding venues. Fine Art Wedding Photography London - a couple embrace at the Mandarin Oriental London

London – the ultimate location for a truly unforgettable destination wedding


Steeped in history and offering some of the most elegant wedding venues, whether you envision A grand affair or an intimate gathering, London will serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding. 

Amidst the iconic landmarks and vibrant energy, London offers extraordinary spaces that are ideal for luxurious and sophisticated affairs. As a London wedding photographer, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you some of my favourite wedding venues if you are looking to get inspired for your dream English wedding venue. 

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Kew Gardens

Kew
Richmond
London TW9 3AE

  • World class botanical gardens
  • Can cater for large parties
  • Excellent wet weather cover
unique london wedding venues. A Winter Wedding at Kew Gardens - a bride and groom stand together in the Temperate House after seeing each other for their first look on their wedding day

A beautiful GARDEN VENUE FOR ALL SEASONS

Nestled amidst 300 acres of breathtaking botanical gardens, Kew Gardens is a truly unique venue if you are looking for a romantic English Garden backdrop for your wedding.

Exchange vows in the light and airy 19th century Nash Conservatory, host your drinks reception in a towering glass house (Kew is home to the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse) and dance the night away at the Grade I listed Orangery surrounded by its grand architecture and stylish decor.

With exotic and lush flora, elegant glass houses, spectacular lakes, sweet cottages and even a Royal Palace, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to where to have your wedding portraits taken. Many of the indoor spaces are flooded with natural light, making Kew a truly wonderful choice for all seasons.

This iconic and popular wedding venue promises a wedding day that’s nothing short of magical.

Galleries FROM

Kew Gardens

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A Winter Wedding at Kew Gardens

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot at Kew Gardens, a couple stand under a tree with bright Autumnal foliage, the palm house in the background

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot at Kew Gardens


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The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 5BD

  • Spectacular space for creative designs
  • Can cater for large parties
  • West London location
unique london wedding venues. A Wedding at the Natural History Museum - the Hintze Hall decorated for a wedding breakfast

AN ICONIC and dramatic venue

For a grand and luxurious wedding that is full of drama, and opulent atmosphere, the iconic Natural History Museum is the perfect venue. With its awe-inspiring architecture (a combination of neo-Gothic and 12th Century Romanesque) the museum lends itself perfectly to large celebrations – if you want a statement backdrop for your reception then this is the place to be.

The museum is especially well suited to events with creative design and production budgets but each of the grand event spaces holds its own unique charm and majestic ambience.

The Hintze Hall can seat an impressive 450 guests under the spectacular suspended blue whale skeleton; for a more intimate celebration, the Images of Nature gallery, with its historic prints, watercolours and modern portrayals of nature, is a beautiful art gallery; whilst the Darwin Centre is a more contemporary space, designed with steel beams and reflective glass and lovely for a drinks reception.

In the heart of South Kensington, there are many nearby locations for wedding photographs if you would like to combine outdoor portraits with this spectacular venue.

Galleries FROM

The Natural History Museum

A Wedding at the Natural History Museum

A WEDDING AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM


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10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace

London
SW1Y 5AH

  • Can accommodate intimate weddings
  • Classic period details
  • Central location
unique london wedding venues. 10-11 carlton house terrace

georgian elegance in the heart of westminster

Overlooking the splendour of St. James’s Park, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, a Grade I listed Georgian Townhouse, exudes a sense of refined luxury. Once home to a Prime Minister, this elegant terrace offers a surprising haven from the busy streets of Westminster just outside.

Exchange vows in the stunning mirrored Music Room with its elegant light interiors, host your drinks reception in the venue’s very own private garden square, and your wedding breakfast in the lovely blue Wolfson Room with views of Whitehall and the Mall.

As a recommended supplier at this beautiful venue, I know just how to make the most of the Central London location to capture beautiful portraits at nearby iconic London landmarks without your needing to even miss a canapé from the fine dining catering partner, Searcys.

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An Autumnal Engagement Shoot at Kew Gardens

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Syon House

Brent Lea
Brentford
TW8 8JF

  • Idyllic sophisticated style
  • Glass House reception space
  • Marquee possibilities

the epitome of elegance and grace

Step back in time at the opulent and grand Syon House. This historic estate with connections from the medieval and Tudor past offers a variety of stunning spaces for your wedding celebration.

Interiors of the main house include the light and classical Great Hall – a favourite for ceremonies, and the majestic, Art filled Long Gallery – spectacular for indoor portraits. Beyond this, an elegant garden courtyard, is a lovely space for cocktail hour.

For a unique reception, why not use the enchanting Great conservatory for a truly magical experience? Bathed in natural light, botanical plants and plenty of space to add your unique design elements, this venue will be sure to make your wedding memorable.

With an additional 200 acres of breathtaking gardens, this is the ultimate venue if you want a timeless and classic wedding.

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Syon Park

a Mid-Summer Wedding at Syon Park, a couple embrace in the courtyard, holding a beautiful bouquet

a Mid-Summer Wedding at Syon Park


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2 Temple Place

Two Temple Place
London WC2R 3BD

  • Can accommodate late parties
  • Riverside views
  • Sumptuous interiors

A hidden riverside gem

Nestled in the heart of central London, 2 Temple Place offers a captivating mix of Victorian Gothic architecture and comforting warmth. This luxurious setting is overflowing with exquisite details and is a hidden gem that exudes luxurious charm and grandeur.

Overlooking the river Thames, with a sunny garden forecourt, this majestic mansion (which has been used as a stand in film-set for the Houses of Parliament) offers a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding day.

The ornate interiors include a central impressive oak staircase, covered by a square-domed, stained glass ceiling supported by ebony Corinthian columns. The Great Hall is beautifully panelled with mahogany and features a colourful stained glass window and gilded frieze.

Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a lavish party into the early hours of tomorrow, this unique London wedding venue sets the stage for a truly unforgettable celebration.

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A WEDDING AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot at Kew Gardens, a couple stand under a tree with bright Autumnal foliage, the palm house in the background

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot at Kew Gardens

an-engagement-shoot-at-somerleyton-estate-suffolk, a couple dressed in black recline on steps in front of dramatic pink roses

Roses & Rain, An Engagement shoot at Somerleyton Estate, Suffolk

A family shoot at Kenwood House hampstead heath, a family walk together down a tree lined path

A family shoot at Kenwood House, hampstead heath

a City Chic Wedding at 116 Pall Mall

a Mid-Summer Wedding at Syon Park, a couple embrace in the courtyard, holding a beautiful bouquet

a Mid-Summer Wedding at Syon Park

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There are many more amazing options for hosting your wedding within diverse London, so if you dream of a destination wedding here I heartily recommend seeking out a wedding planner to help you find the perfect wedding venue for your wedding. I hope that this list shows you some of the Unique Wedding Venues in London, and the styles and options available.

If you would like to know more about me and my fine art wedding photography style for your UK destination wedding, get in touch with me today.  

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I’ve lived in central London for over 20 years and in that time have discovered many wonderful locations for portraits, away from the hustle and bustle.

If you have booked a London wedding venue or if you are looking for a portrait session with iconic backdrops but away from the crowds and instagram hotspots, then I may be the perfect photographer for you.

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