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Quirky Places To Get Married In London
Big white dress, church and marquee - it might seem that there's a protocol when it comes to getting married, but these quirky wedding venue hires in London are about to change your mind. From saying 'I do' surrounded by tigers and lions, through to making speeches in a brewery, there's shed loads of unusual places to celebrate your big day. Read our recommendations for quirky places to get married in London and get ready to start the rest of your married life off with a bang.
Ditch the boring and traditional for a truly unique London wedding venue as The Barbican allows you to say your 'I dos' in there iconic building. The art centre is a tropical haven slap bang in the middle of the city, with more than 2000 plants, balconies and space to show off for up to 150 guests.
From the same team behind the renowned Nightjar, Oriole is their second venue and is just as sleek and seductive. Located in East London, the restaurant and bar has themes from around the world incorporated with a '20s vibe, along with one of London's most revered cocktail lists.
Grade-I listed, The Parcel yard at King's Cross mixes industrial steel with old-fashioned cute charm. The venue has several rooms available for something a little different when it comes to London wedding hire, from a The Waiting Room which fits 102, through to The First Class Lounge for an intimate 42 people.
If you're looking for a laid-back and retro wedding venue, Coin Laundry is always a good bet as the two-storey venue oozes East London charm. Located near Exmouth Market, the venue is stripped back and intimate with exposed brick walls, neon signs and unique pieces of art.
London wedding reception hires don't get much more quirky than at London Zoo. Toast Champagne overlooking the lions, nibble canapes with Dana the lemur and enjoy your big day as you help support conservation efforts around the world.
With five acres of gorgeous gardens, grand dining rooms and country house vibes, this quirky wedding venue is bringing all the style of the countryside to the heart of the city. The Honourable Artillery Company (better known as HAC) is located close to Old Street station and has a variety of rooms available for private hire, meaning you can tailor your day to your specific desires.
The Gun has always been a place for lovers, from secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, and now you and your spouse. Along with views of The Thames, this quirky place to hire for a wedding has a range of rooms and an outdoor terrace.
Having started life as a popular pop-up, The Dead Doll's House bring Roald Dahl-esque charm to their three storey townhouse in Islington. The unique wedding hire venue has several rooms, from a library through to the upstairs ballroom, each with gorgeous stencilling details and quirky design features.
Step into an oasis of dreamy interiors, leafy green foliage and hearty, homecooked meals at the Bourne and Hollingsworth Building in London. Located in Islington, the entire venue is available for a quirky wedding in London, with several rooms including a Green House and secret downstairs club.
Located in West London, The Elgin is a large open plan space with exposed brick walls, simple interiors and lots of natural light, which is perfect for planning a quirky London wedding. As well as having a selection of more than 40 beers, the venue has a fresh and fail-safe menu that will please even the fussiest of guests.
If you want your unusual wedding venue on the swanky side, then Victorian Bath House will deliver. Located moments from Liverpool Street, the secretive basement bar is Grade-II listed, full of gorgeous tile details, intimate corners and velvet interiors as well as a seductive cocktail list.
Part warehouse, part restaurant, Tanner Warehouse can cater for up to 450 guests at their London Bridge location. As well as stripped back and low-key interiors which make a perfect blank canvas, the venue also has an outdoor area for when the weather is kind, along with an open plan kitchen that whips up delicious restaurant classics.
If you've got a thing for the beer-y side of life, then St Barts Brewery makes an excellent choice for a quirky London wedding venue. As well as brewing Meantime beer, the venue is also a stylish pub with double height ceilings creating lots of natural light, a dance floor and wines sourced from their vineyard in Kent.
The Princess of Wales is taking things west when it comes to cool wedding venues in London. Located in Primrose Hill, the gastro pub has a Banksy garden, more than 150 years of history and three floors available for private hire.