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Top 10 Best Restaurants for Wedding Venues in London

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Weddings receptions and wedding parties in London: are you a bride to be or groom in waiting? Are you looking to book a restaurant for your wedding reception in London this summer? Whether you’ve got a small wedding party planned of only a few dozen guests or a huge wedding party with all your aunties, uncles and distant cousins in attendance, there is a wedding venue to suit your needs in London. And plenty to choose from too. Here is a guide to the best wedding venues in London, taking in aspects regarding Champagne and wine requirements, set meal plans, live music and entertainment, beautiful locations, private rooms, dancing, drinking, eating and generally enjoying your special day.

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Tags: Weddings, Hen's & Stag's

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Cheneston's Restaurant
Kensington / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British

The Grade II, 5-star Milestone Hotel in Kensington is the place to book for any bride and groom couple that want a small wedding. The chapel here can fit just 8 people and is apparently the smallest licensed wedding venue in London. As there's a whisky bar, a gorgeous conservatory, the elegant Park Lounge, plus Kensington Palace Gardens over the road for photo opportunities, this place is perfectly set up for small weddings. Plus, there's rooms upstairs so nobody has to leave! Contact Cheneston's Restaurant directly

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Beaufort House Chelsea
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: Modern European

Beaufort House Chelsea is a unique venue set over 3 floors in an iconic building on the corner of the Kings Road. The creative events team will manage every detail of your perfect wedding day, and handle any special requirements. They can accommodate all types of wedding celebrations, whether a drinks reception for up to 120 guests in the stunning Penthouse Champagne Bar, a sit-down dinner for up to 100 guests in their stylish Members Lounge, or for smaller weddings they can offer their beautiful Club Room for up to 22 guests for an intimate wedding breakfast. Find out more info. Contact Beaufort House Chelsea directly

Palm Court & Adelphi Suite
West End / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: International

Situated on the tree-lined thoroughfare of Aldwych, The Waldorf Hilton enjoys a fabulous Covent Garden location in the heart of London's theatreland. Check out the wedding brochure. Whether it's a red carpet wedding reception with accompanying band, or an intimate dinner and cocktails, the elegant surroundings of The Palm Court - the ballroom setting in the film A Night to Remember - make for a spectacular and memorable event. Contact Palm Court & Adelphi Suite directly

The RIBA
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European

This Art Deco restaurant in central London is located within the Royal Institute of Architects, so chances are, the building is going to be impressive. Perfect for a dream wedding or civil partnership. A glamourous setting comes courtesy of high ceilings, large windows, semi-circular banquettes and conventional dining tables in the restaurant, and an alfresco terrace for reception drinks. There are various rooms and options available to brides and grooms, including holding the ceremony at the RIBA, to the sound of live grand piano music, followed by dinner, or cocktails and canapés. Check out the weddings brochure. Contact The RIBA directly

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Searcys | The Gherkin
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European

City of London - St Mary Axe, The Gherkin, whatever you want to call it, it's easily one of the most recognisable and impressive shapes on the London skyline. Imagine the outstanding 360-degree panoramic view from the top of this iconic building as the backdrop for your wedding or civil partnership. This two-level bar and restaurant under The Gherkin's glass dome (180m from the ground) is available, exclusively, for weddings and wedding receptions. There are different areas for wedding breakfasts, dinners and dancing. Socially and environmentally conscious couples will take comfort from the fact that the Head Chef uses locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Contact Searcys | The Gherkin directly

Kettner's
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French

This gorgeous Grade II listed building in central London - which has 7 adaptable private rooms - is steeped in history and glamour and offers a variety of stunning spaces for your perfect wedding. Brides and grooms will be guided through every step by the dedicated Kettner's wedding coordinator. Intimate ceremony? Wedding breakfast? Evening canapé and champagne reception? The team and the Kettner's wedding pack, can provide it all, including assistance with photographers, florists, cakes, hotels, stationary, make-up and dress hire. Contact Kettner's directly

Lutyens
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French

This restaurant, bar and private members club offers the ultimate City wedding experience for couples seeking a contemporary setting. St Bride's Church, The Guild Church of St Dunstan, St Andrew's Vicarage, St Mary Abchurch, Temple Church and St Paul's Cathedral are all very close by. The venue can comfortably accommodate up to 130 seated guests and the bar is a suitable location for Champagne receptions. There are also smaller, more intimate private dining rooms downstairs, next to the members bar which doubles as an overflow quiet room for elderly guests or as a playroom for very young guests. Contact Lutyens directly

Wunderlust at The Big Red
Deptford / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British

This is the London wedding venue that is for brides and grooms who are looking for something a little quirky. No, it doesn't have a rolling hills vista or a babbling brook running through it for your wedding photographer to take advantage of; what it does have though is an old double decker bus as the restaurant, a bar stocked with lovely organic wines and local beers, plus a DJ decks set up and a dancefloor for the first dance. There's also a little cinema where you can keep the little ones entertained whilst the grown ups act silly. Contact Wunderlust at The Big Red directly

The Criterion
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: European

Piccadilly Circus - This elegant restaurant in the West End is a Grade II listed space steeped in history and romance. The arches, marble walls and gold ceiling provide a lavish backdrop for your wedding day photos, the Terrace is great for reception drinks, and the main floor can seat up to 150 people. Various wedding packages are available and can include entertainment depending on your requirements (the drinks and live music licence goes until 1am). The wine list offers plenty of options, including a reasonable Sauvignon Blanc for £20 a bottle. Canapes, bowl food are available as well full sit-down dinners that include the likes of roast veal loin wrapped in truffle and Parma ham. Contact The Criterion directly

Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar
Clapham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European

Metro Garden Restaurant is a magical venue, offering guests the space to drink, dine and celebrate their special day. An oasis tucked inside the bustle of Clapham Common, the sizeable garden boasts intimate seating areas and is nestled between St. Mary's Church and the monastery, underneath the beautiful stained glass window. The marquee area is the perfect setting for lunch or dinner and regularly hosts private events, weddings and receptions. The kitchen serves specially designed menus from sit-down 3 course meals, to canapés and bowl food. The Metro team offer a selection of affordable wedding packages including flower arrangements and cake. Contact Metro Garden Restaurant & Bar directly

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