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Luxury wedding venues in London with celebrity sparkle

Planning an elegant wedding and want that celebrity feel to it? There are many luxury wedding venues in London that have played host to popular show business names on their big day. Let’s look at a select few within London and the surrounding areas.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens offers a  number of options for where to tie the knot, both indoor and out. Choose from venues Cambridge Cottage for between 80-120 guests or, for larger parties, the Nash Conservatory for up to 200 guests standing, or 120 for dinner or the Orangery (up to 400 guests standing or 200 for a dinner dance). 

Did you know that Kew is London’s biggest UNESCO World Heritage site? Understandable when you take into account the absolutely stunning landscapes and architecture as well as the large collection of ornamental and formal gardens. It truly is a venue that allows you to connect with nature, without leaving the busy city. 

You wouldn’t be the only person to opt for Kew Gardens as your wedding venue, as the fiery Ferne Cotton had the same great idea when she decided to host her wedding reception in the Grade 1 listed glass house with her husband, Jesse Wood. 

Old Marylebone Town Hall

Another very popular wedding venue in the celebrity world is this classic central London location, Old Marylebone Town Hall. The catalogue of big names to have tied the knot here include Jude law, Antonio Banderas, and Claudia Winkleman. Plus Paul McCartney and Liam Gallagher enjoyed the venue so much, they both decided to get married there twice!

This location has seven rooms to choose from depending on how many guests you want to attend.The largest room is The Westminster Room with a 100 seated guests capacity, and the smallest is the Paddington Room which is for intimate weddings with no more than eight guests. For a much more intimate affair you also have the ‘You Plus Two’ option for just the happy couple and two witnesses, but you do not have the option of which room your ceremony will take place in. 

Kensington Palace

Not many people can say they got married in a real life Palace. But you could follow in the footsteps of American socialite, Nicky Hilton or model Poppy Delevingne. Kensington Palace, home to royalty, is available to hire for weddings, with three rooms: the King’s Gallery, the King’s Drawing Room, or the Palace Pavilion which overlooks the stunning Sunken Garden where Prince Harry and Megan Markle had pictures taken after their engagement announcement.

Westminster Boating Base

If you’re looking for a picturesque wedding reception with panoramic views of the Thames, the Westminster Boating Base will be ideal for you. The main room is open and spacious with floor to ceiling windows and has the capacity to seat up to 150 people for a silver service dinner. There’s a full length balcony extending over the river, equipped with lights and speakers for music and dancing. 

The venue also includes a pier and pontoon, making it perfect for guests arriving or leaving by boat. It can even give the happy couple the option to romantically cruise off into the night from the venue to add an element of magic. 

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews decided to host their second wedding at this venue.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

This iconic location appeared in the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ music video as well as playing host to former Strictly star Flavia Cacace and Jimi Mistry’s wedding where they posed for their wedding photos on the stunning grand staircase. The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel offers only the best with five-star amenities and service. There are twelve event rooms to choose from so you can choose the perfect setting for you and your partner.

It is ideal for guests travelling from all over as it’s on top of St Pancras Station and directly next to King’s Cross Station. 

Spencer House

Spencer House is located in Westminster and one of the last private palaces in London, this 18th century mansion can host a generous 450 guests, with a choice of different rooms. For a more intimate affair you can have your wedding in Lady Spencer’s room or make use of ‘the Great Room’ for ceremonies with up to 100 people. 

Socialite Chloe Delevinge held her second wedding ceremony to Ed Grant at Spencer House. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch also had their nuptials at this elegant location back in March 2016.

Stationers Hall

For Kate Silverton, former BBC News presenter and respected journalist, Stationers Hall was the dream spot to tie the knot. The venue itself is close to St Paul’s Cathedral and is a historic 16th century building. The hall has four rooms to choose from as well as its own private secluded garden which is ideal for wedding photos as well as a wedding reception on a nice day. 

A touch of magic!

If you’re considering one of these luxury wedding venues in London, why not also consider adding an element of surprise and awe to your special day with a professional wedding magician. Chris Whitelock has wowed big name celebrities in the past such as Stephen Fry, Rod Stewart, Hugh Grant and Sir Paul McCartney with his skills in the illusion arts. So both your venue and entertainment will have that star-studded feel to it. 

No perfect day would be complete without a Wedding Magician, find out more about the type of magicians there are here.

Get in touch for more information and to find out if Chris is available for your wedding. 

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