Quirky Wedding Venues In London
Once upon a time, weddings were very simple affairs. The ceremony would take place in a church, and the reception in a local venue – perhaps a low key community hall or hotel event space. Nowadays, couples are looking to express themselves through their choice of venue: choosing a venue to encapsulate their personalities, and customise to their needs. To help you find some quirky wedding venues, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourites in London.
An Old Pub
There’s no better place for a good old knees up than a pub. By choosing an old pub as your wedding reception venue, you don’t need to compromise on style: in fact, it can act as a canvas to project your own tastes. The Roost – a former Victorian pub in Dalston – is as quirky a venue as they come. Now a four storey film and photographic location, it is available for hire for weddings. If you’re looking for an offbeat, memorable place to hold your reception, this is the place for you.
An Art Deco Hall
If you love architecture and big, open spaces, Lindley Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls provides a striking Art Deco backdrop for a dramatic wedding reception. Centrally located just a stone’s throw from London Victoria, the listed building lets in swathes of natural light through its beautiful, curved roof.
Located in the trendy Notting Hill area of London, The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising not only holds the world’s largest collection of commercial art in one building, but it can turn into a quirky wedding venue too. If you’re a wannabe Don Draper or Peggy Olson, this place is worth checking out.
An Arts Venue
If you envisage your wedding as the epitome of sophistication, upmarket Mayfair is a logical choice for your reception. The Arts Club is a members-only club, founded in the mid-19th century and doused in history. Its air of exclusivity is undeniably infectious, with uber-cool celebrities including Stella McCartney having a say in the design of the venue, and Mark Ronson acting as director of music.
A City Chapel
Centrally located in Little Venice, The Amadeus is a former Welsh Presbyterian Chapel, renovated as an events venue. A dramatic building, it is perfectly primed for decoration with your own quirky touches – including lighting, tables and props. The acoustics here are particularly impressive.
No matter what your personal tastes, there’s no doubt that London has a little something for everyone – especially if you’re looking for a quirky, offbeat venue. When it comes to music, it is important to find a DJ able to adapt to the location of your reception. Throughout my career as a professional DJ, I have worked at a whole host of venues, allowing me to tailor my services to a building’s setup and acoustics. To discuss music at your venue in further detail, please get in touch.