Wedding Venues in London - Part 1

Wedding Venues in London – Part 1

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We are often asked to return our buses from the very capital which they were originally operated in service within. All our vehicles are ex-London and are very accommodated to the tight and busy London roads, as well as the hectic London traffic. The London Routemaster thrived within the capital’s roads and was used in service on Transport for London routes for over 50 years. It is no surprise that we are always happy to return our vehicles to wedding venues within their London origin, particularly if you want the perfect accompaniment to your perfect wedding day then try authentic vintage buses supplied by Victoria Events. This will be the first of our 3 part blog in which we will highlight various London wedding venues across all the boroughs of London.

Please note – the following blog is for promotional purposes, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to serve all of the advertised venues due to distance. Similarly, not all of these venues are vintage bus friendly! Some venues either have low trees or a tall iron gate upon the entrance. If this is the case the venue is not accessible by a double decker (e.g. a London Routemaster!). We do have a vintage London single decker bus to get to the less accessible venues but tight corners and narrow lanes can still prevent our tough little bus from entering the venue. Please make sure you check with the venue before booking. Browse our vintage buses here.


The Glasshouse on the Lock – Camden, London

“Make your wedding truly special at this spectacular waterside venue. Set within the heart of bustling and vibrant Camden Lock and overlooking the Regent’s Canal, it is the perfect venue to help organise your memorable day. The Holiday Inn London – Camden Lock is a modern and stylish hotel, ideal for any type of event from 10 to 300 guests. Our main venue, the Glasshouse on the Lock has floor to ceiling glass windows along one side of the room overlooking the Regent’s Canal, offering a stunning backdrop for your wedding. For those sunnier days, you can even enjoy the outdoor terrace area for beautiful photos overlooking the water. Located over three levels, The Glasshouse on the Lock is a truly unique venue spanning 15 metres and is able to accommodate up to 220 guests banqueting style or 300 for a standing reception. The waterfront level has beautiful wooden flooring making it perfect for a very large dance floor and flexible for your ideal set up. As well as a fabulous backdrop, we offer a superb choice of culinary specialties to accommodate all types of budgets and dietary requirements, plus a highly skilled team to ensure your day is perfect from the moment you walk into our hotel. We will tailor every detail of your wedding or engagement party creating a magical and memorable day for both yourselves and your guests. For more intimate weddings, we have the Camden Suite available offering events from 40 to 120 guests set on your own private level. Our exclusive wedding licence with Camden Registry Office provides you with the opportunity to get married all in one venue in truly stunning surroundings.”

London Zoo (ZSL) – Regent’s Park, London

“Marriage is the ultimate adventure, and there is no better place to start yours than London’s most exciting wedding location. ZSL London Zoo is a romantic alternative to the traditional venue and provides a magical backdrop for your special day. Two of our most elegant suites are the 260 guest Prince Albert Suite with it’s tranquil lawn and terrace, and the Grade II listed Mappin Pavilion which boasts 360 degree views and up to 90 seated guests can look out onto emus and wallabies in their homely Outback. There’s no experience that can compare to a reception in one of our animal houses. For an memorable drinks reception, our animal houses are available for guests to mingle over canapés and a glass of sparkling wine. Whether you want to enter the enigmatic world of our beautiful tigers or hit the beach with the adorable penguins, we’ve got an amazing setting to suit you and your guests. To further add value to your guest’s experience a live animal encounter is a wonderful way to create memories that will last a lifetime. Add an amazing animal to your guest list from a selction of our friendliest, funniest and most remarkable residents for a meet and greet, lasting around 25 minutes. The’ll bring their keeper along with them to  ensure you and your guests get the most out of their visit. By holding your event at ZSL London Zoo you will be directly contributing to the international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), supporting the global conservation of animals and their habitats.”


RSA House – City of London

“Located in the Heart of London, the RSA House offers Georgian grandeur with contemporary style to create a number of fabulous spaces under one roof. A short walk from the River Thames, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, it’s an unrivalled location in the heart of London. From the grandeur and impact of the Great Room to the unexpected delight of the intimate candle-lit Vaults, we have it all. Our talented and dedicated team will create your perfect day in a truly memorable setting. From flowers to music, lighting to photographers, our experienced team will guide you through the run up to your wedding and be on hand to ensure it all runs perfectly on the day. Each wedding we organise is bespoke and with very reasonable venue hire and catering rates makes us very affordable for a central London Weddings. The RSA House recently finished a £3million Refurbishment which made the venue even more spectacular than it ever was so please book an appointment as we do get booked up well in advance.”

One Whitehall Place – City of London

One Whitehall Place is the ultimate landmark location, boasting unbeatable views of the River Thames and the London Eye, this Grade 1 listed building offers wonderful services in a setting of unequalled grandeur, with no compromising on its architectural and decorative elegance. Adjoined by our 5 star sister property, The Royal Horseguards Hotel, which offers our Wedding Guests a wonderful place in which to relax and enjoy marvellous hospitality. Founded in 1887, by four times Prime Minister William Gladstone, One Whitehall Place became home to the National Liberal Club, other famous residents include; Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Kitchener and Grand Duke Michael of Russia, to name a few. Our stunning suites offer the ideal setting for those desiring a prestigious Wedding Ceremony, with many of its beautiful original features still visible, not to mention, playing host to Europe’s Largest, free standing, Sicilian marble spiral staircase. One Whitehall Place has so much to offer within its eight desirable suites, catering for up to 250 guests, as well as providing access to the enchanting Embankment Gardens from our Terrace Garden, with the spectacular Thames backdrop. Complimenting our sumptuous venue is our dedicated Weddings team whom strive to cater to all aspects of our clients needs, also offering tailor made, bespoke wedding packages to suit various personal desires. All in all we would consider ourselves as the perfect host for those who seek exceptional and specialised service, within the most luxurious and majestic surroundings. ONE Whitehall Place truly is the ONE for Weddings. Please note that we have special parking rates set up with Spring Gardens Q Park which is a 4 min walk away from One Whitehall Place based near Trafulger Sq”


Croydon Park Hotel – Croydon, Surrey

“At the Croydon Park Hotel we have an experienced and professional wedding team who are here to advise and help with all aspects of that special day. From the first consultation our expert co-ordinators will be attending to every detail making sure that the reception and/or civil ceremony is a truly wonderful experience for all.  And, our team of expert chefs are on hand to create a perfect wedding breakfast. We offer a wedding packages as well as a Self-catering package should you prefer to provide a caterer of your choice. To suit various tastes and budgets the wedding package can be tailored to best suit your requirements. We offer a multicultural cuisine including Asian, African and Caribbean options. Our Centennial Suite can host a wedding party, with a maximum capacity of 190 people for a seated meal.”

Oaks Farm Barn – Croydon, Surrey

“Unwind in the rustic tranquility that is Oaks Farm. Just 10 miles from London and a stone’s throw from Croydon and Bromley, this idyllic wedding venue is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and rural beauty. Wedding guests can enjoy fine champagne and canapes by the picturesque lily pond or stroll across the freshly cut lawns. The romantic oak-beamed Stable Barn, filled with glowing candles, is perfect for your special vows. The cosy Victorian Barn, decked with scented flowers is ideal as an atmospheric dining room.The elegant Orangery is also available for civil ceremonies and provides a delightful reception area with enchanting views across the picturesque gardens. We also hold garden ceremonies under our wisteria covered arbour.”


Ealing Town Hall – Ealing, London

“Built in 1887, and located in the heart of the thriving London Borough of Ealing, this dramatic Grade II listed building offers a diverse range of venues to suit all wedding requirements. With the advantage of being the home of the Ealing Register Office, Ealing Town Hall is ideally placed to accommodate your special day. The rooms present an exciting combination of original architectural features and contemporary facilities. From the grand gothic revival Victoria Hall to the contemporary split-level Princes Hall, there is certain to be a room to suit your needs. All six large venues in Ealing Town Hall are licensed for civil wedding and partnership ceremonies and can accommodate 50 – 250 guests. Whether you get married in the Register Office’s Ceremony Suite and then hire a room for your reception or you have all aspects of your wedding in one venue, you can be confident that the Hospitality & Events team will help you make your wedding day a special day to remember. We have a trusted list of caterers for you to choose from. To view the venues and discuss your event, please contact the Hospitality & Events Team.”

Kew Gardens – Ealing, London

“Kew Gardens, a World Heritage Site, has a variety of stunning wedding venues set within 300 acres of world renowned botanical gardens. A rural pocket in West London, Kew Gardens has excellent transport links to the centre of London and Heathrow Airport. Whether you are looking for a smaller, intimate service or to go lavish and large, your chosen venue in Kew Gardens is exclusive to you on the day of your event. For a quaint, boutique style wedding venue full of character and charm, Cambridge Cottage is Kew’s own elegant former royal residence, set within its own private gardens with two function rooms suitable for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Cambridge Cottage can seat 80 people for a civil ceremony in the Georgian Drawing Room or outside on the manicured lawns, 80 seated for dining, and up to 150 guests for the after dinner party. If you are looking for a larger guest number, you may be interested in our multiple venue hire package, which includes the Nash Conservatory for your civil ceremony, Princess of Wales Conservatory for your drinks reception and the Orangery for your dinner dance venue which all accommodate up to 200 guests. The Nash Conservatory, moved brick by brick from Buckingham Palace to Kew by King William IV in 1836, is a beautiful 19th Century glasshouse that provides a versatile event space for both daytime and evening weddings. For a truly unique event experience, enjoy a canapé reception in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, famed for its rare orchids and Chinese Water Dragons. The magnificent Orangery is ideal for large wedding receptions, with high ceilings and grand arched windows, overlooking the private terrace and lawn. Whichever venue you choose for your special day, your wedding will help Kew to continue our valuable plant conservation and life-saving research work.”


Royal Chace Hotel – Enfield, Hertfordshire

“Whether you’re looking for a fairy tale wedding; elegant, traditional and graceful or a truly individual wedding, the Royal Chace Hotel endevours to create the perfect day as you begin your journey together. Set in 6 acres of the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire counrtyside, the Royal Chace Hotel boasts beautifully landscaped gardens that are ideal for your wedding photographs. Our distinctive wedding suites, uniquely decorated blending the traditional and the contremporary, are an ideal setting for your wedding breakfast or evening celebration. after a sumptuous three course meal prepared by our Executive Head Chef, the dance floor looms, ready for you and your guests to dance the night away.”

West Lodge Park Hotel – North Barnet, Hertfordshire

“For over 60 years, we at West Lodge Park Hotel have entertained and looked after many Brides and Grooms on their very special day, creating the fairytale wedding and forging an everlasting bond between guest and hotel. With an ultimate memory of their most important day in mind, we see our friends returning to celebrate family christenings and anniversaries, and to this end we are blessed with the loyalty and trust that both local families and distinguished guests place in us to make their important occasion special. Your wedding is no exception!! From the moment you contact us you will feel confident in the fact that you will be dealing with professional individuals who have several years experience in looking after you; most importantly they will be friendly, down to earth and will be there for you.”


Stanmore Golf Club – Harrow, London

“An oasis in a London suburb…a unique venue for your special day. Ideally located within greater London, Stanmore Golf Club is a superb setting for wedding celebrations.  The Clubhouse is an attractive 100-year-old Pavilion that opens out onto a south-facing terrace overlooking the 18th green with a spectacular view over the golf course.  It’s simply delightful for pre-reception drinks and canapés. Fully licensed for Civil Marriage and Partnership ceremonies and can accommodate 60-120 guests for seated receptions or 150 if a Buffet is your choice.  Catering for your special day is our privilege. Feed your dreams from a variety of menus and wines that are available along with a well stocked and modestly priced bar.  All dietary and bespoke requirements can be arranged and our catering team will ensure that your wedding is one that your guests will talk about for years to come. From the moment you arrive, our discrete wedding team will ensure you are able to relax and enjoy your perfect day.”

Grim’s Dyke Hotel – Harrow, London

“Londons Romantic Country House, The Grim’s Dyke is a beautiful and unique 19th Century Country House surrounded by an oasis of tranquil landscaped gardens and romantic scenery. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and as you view the beautiful grounds and breathtaking architecture you can start to dream how special your day can be. Whilst you do, we would like to invite you to consider this; As you make your way down the tree lined drive, the picturesque country house comes into view, which is almost as beautiful as the stunning rose gardens and secluded stone bridge – all serving to create the perfect fairytale background for your wedding photos. Located just 12 miles from Central London and with the towns of Harrow, Stanmore and Watford close by; the hotel is serviced by good transport links, making the Grim’s Dyke an ideal venue for couples wishing to have their dream wedding in a picturesque country setting without the hassle of leaving the city! The magic of the Grim’s Dyke can be seen throughout the year. In Spring you will be treated with the stunning blossom trees that frame the croquet lawn. Should you decide on a Summer wedding your guests will be served drinks and canapés on the terrace which is framed by an archway of beautiful wisteria. During Autumn the house and grounds emit a rustic warm glow as the vibrant colours of summer are replaced with orange hues. Winter brings its own stunning images and with the grounds covered in a blanket of snow, your guests can be greeted with a warming mulled wine and dine in candlelight. We understand how important it is to make your day truly special for you and your guests.  Once you confirm your full wedding package with us, we guarantee that you will be the only wedding on the day! You will also have your own wedding coordinator on hand to help plan your day every step of the way.  From helping to decide on the best day and time, to choosing the best package and menu for you, we are here to help plan your unique and special day. As well as offering a variety of packages to suit all tastes and budgets. We are also able to provide a wide selection of menus that suit all tastes. Our experienced Chef offers exceptional dining using quality ingredients sourced locally and from our kitchen gardens wherever possible. All food is prepared on the premises with the high level of excellence and service that we pride ourselves on. The Grim’s Dyke is Harrow’s secret wedding venue waiting to be explored by you.”


Q Vardis – Uxbridge, Middlesex, London

“The Mallard Suite is the perfect place for informal & formal weddings. Set beside the river Frays and surrounded by lush green gardens making it a picturesque dwelling for that ever important day. Located within the grounds of Q Vardis Riverside a venue that is close to Heathrow Airport and easily accessible by either rail or road. Our wedding co-ordinator can help you to plan the most in-expensive to the most extravagant wedding depending entirely on the kind of day that will make it special to you. Let us do the work so you can sit back relax and look forward to your day, without the stress that such an occasion can bring. Superb Menu’s and buffets are part of a long list of things that we specialise in, you can choose from one of our packages to suit your needs or should you like to design a package of your own speak to our Co-ordinators and they can arrange this with you. We understand that everyone’s requirements are different and therefore we can adapt our menu’s to meet your expectations. Finally, we know that such an event has to be perfect and with a fantastic venue, beautiful surroundings and a team of experts on hand, we can create the most memorable wedding day ever.”

Buckinghamshire Golf Club – Denham, Buckinghamshire

“From the moment you and your guests arrive at Denham Court Mansion, we will do our utmost to ensure that the service given is indicative of the elegant surroundings in and around the clubhouse of the Buckinghamshire Golf Course. With our professional team of Catering and Private room managers, together with skilled staff, we are committed to making your day both relaxing and enjoyable and most of all, a memorable one. We have created a range of programmes, which we think will suit your needs. However, should you have any specific requests relating to your reception or civil ceremony, we would be more than happy to accommodate any ideas. If you are planning you wedding during the months of May to December, on a Friday or Sunday we do offer a 10% reduction on the package price. If your wedding is during the months of January to April we offer a 10% reduction on the package price any day of the week. We are also happy to announce that we now have the availability for Marquee Weddings for groups of 150+”


The Garden Room in Syon Park – Brentford, Middlesex, London

“The stunning Garden Room in Syon Park is a beautiful venue for weddings and special celebrations. Situated within the grounds of a private walled garden at Syon House, it combines all the luxury of a contemporary venue with breath-taking outdoor space and the fantastic backdrop of this historic setting. The neutral design of the venue allows you to put a personal touch on The Garden Room, by adding your own colours and decor. We can be involved as much or as little as you like assisting with everything from the floral arrangements to a master of ceremonies and on the day itself your dedicated venue manager will ensure all proceedings run in perfect order, allowing you to relax and make the most of this once in a lifetime occasion. In addition to The Garden Room, you may consider hiring the nearby Syon House for your wedding ceremony.  Just moments away from The Garden Room, Syon House can accommodate up to 120 guests for a Civil Ceremony. The Garden Room is ideal for large events and particularly Asian Weddings. Whether you have a traditional theatre style ceremony and formal wedding meal in mind, or would prefer a more relaxed, informal party, The Garden Room is ideal. Located in Brentford, and just a stone’s throw away from Richmond, Isleworth, Hounslow, Kingston-Upon-Thames and Central London, The Garden Room in Syon Park really is a must-see!”

Orleans House Gallery – Twickenham, Middlesex, London

“Situated within woodland overlooking the river Thames, Orleans House Gallery and stunning Octagon room provide the peace of the countryside within an urban landscape. Built in 1721 for Queen Caroline, wife of George II, the Baroque Octagon Room is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The room accommodates a maximum of 60 guests who are all welcome to meander through the grounds or view the gallery exhibitions.”

If your interested in vintage bus hire for your wedding day, whether its a London Routemaster double decker or a vintage single decker bus (see our bus gallery here) why not get in contact or request a quote. We offer vintage bus hire for weddings, parties, corporate events, private sight seeing tours, advertising, TV and film (for more info see our services page). We cover a large area including Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire and Bedfordshire. We also cover other areas, see our areas covered page or get in contact. For further info on Victoria Events check out our News and FAQ’s.