Top Best Wedding Venues in London UK
So, you are at the critical stage of looking at wedding venues in London. However. you realise not much can be finalised until you have a date and location in the diary. With so many London wedding venues to choose from, where do you start? How do you both sift through the options and settle on your venue of choice? My advice would be to begin your search as early as possible. This may be as much as 24 months in advance (especially for the sought after locations). There is a lot to consider! However, I have put together a list below which outlines some of my best London wedding venues that I have covered as an Asian wedding photographer and why you may want to add them to your wish list.
Grosvenor House London
If you want to impress, it’s worth putting Grosvenor House on your viewing list. This hotel is one of the most sought after destinations in Europe for weddings and special occasions.
Grosvenor House is one of the Asian wedding venues worth considering if you are struggling to keep guest numbers down. In fact, the renovated Great Room can easily accommodate up to 2000 guests – perfect for those larger Asian wedding celebrations.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, you will be in one of London’s prestigious locations where Indian and South Asian wedding events are regularly hosted.
The Dorchester London
The Dorchester is the perfect choice for accommodating a variety of celebrations. It houses some stunning event spaces at one of London’s most elegant 5-star locations for weddings in particular.
It is located in a superb setting in the centre of London. More specifically, in between Hyde Park and the historic streets of Mayfair. The Ballroom benefits from its own private Park Lane entrance. It presents itself as the perfect choice to be able to welcome your guests with charm and extravagance.
The building boasts over 10,000 square foot of space. This is great for accommodating up to 500 dining guests and 1000 for reception. It therefore presents itself as one of the Asian wedding venues of choice in this guest range. It’s worth nothing that there was a large restoration programme that occurred in 2011. This not only looked to address the interior upkeep of this historic building, but also to introduce new lighting and technology to bring the venue in line with modern expectations.
In-house catering and bridal changing facilities are also available. There is also the added benefit of available on-site parking. It is one of those Asian wedding venues that receives recognition on an international scale for its elegant and understated style.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel London
Whatever sized wedding you are planning the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel is certainly note worthy. It’s an Asian wedding venue that is very popular with couples all year round. The venue benefits from spectacular views of the capital and also has access to private gardens. The garden provides a fantastic backdrop and expands your couple portrait shoot options.
The exclusive Knightsbridge location sits perfectly for those who want to exercise a little retail therapy. The venue is a short walk from the world-famous Harvey Nichols and Harrods department stores. The Jumeirah is licensed to hold weddings and civil partnerships and will comfortably host up to 400 guests. Therefore, it is ideal for those larger capacity occasions. There is also a private entrance to the venue that allows you and your guests exclusive access to the venue rooms.
Another benefit to mention (and what makes this one of the ideal Asian wedding venues) are the wedding photo opportunities. Feel free to take a wander around the London sights to have your photographs taken with some iconic attractions. If you choose to host your wedding celebrations here, it will be one to remember for all the right reasons.
Mandarin Oriental London
The Mandarin Oriental is a luxury hotel that resides in the Mayfair district. You will find this to be an ideal venue to host a lavish wedding. This Edwardian-styled establishment originally opened its doors to the general public as the Hyde Park Hotel in 1902.
This hotel features a dining capacity of 240 guests. It can also host a reception capacity of 400 for those that wish to party the night away. The venue benefits from large rooms which is ideal for wedding photography.
Being at the heart of the West End means access to Harrods and neighbouring restaurants is possible. Overall, this is a beautiful venue! It’s certainly worth including on your visit list should you be looking for a location such as this.
Stockley Park Golf Club London
Often when searching for Asian wedding venues, guest number capacity usually influences the final decision. Stockley Park is one of West London’s newest venues that offers a lot of versatility in this area.
The venue overlooks a scenic lake, which provides an ideal setting for evening drinks and canapés. The main part of the venue comfortably hosts up to 600 guests. For Indian weddings there is space at the opposite end for a Hindu Mandap arrangement.
Due to the large offering of space, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to interior planning. If you have seen your dream wedding design online, chances are that this venue could make it a reality.
Free car parking is also available. With so many factors working in its favour, it is no wonder that this venue has reached much popularity. It’s the ideal location for many seeking a location to host their wedding celebrations.
The Grand Connaught Rooms London
This is one of the other sought-after Asian wedding venues located in the West End. It remains as one of London’s most stylish and lavish wedding locations. The Grand Hall offers detailed arched ceilings and striking chandeliers that provides the wow factor most are in search of.
There is enough room for up to 750 seated guests. This number increases to 1500 for a standing drinks reception. The hotel benefits from a professional in-house AV team a location a stone’s throw away from Covent Garden.
Northbrook Park London
Situated in Farnham, Surrey, this stunning Northbrook Park country estate is a beautiful space to host your wedding celebrations. This venue allows the flexibility to create your own bespoke day. This is ideal if you have you already selected your favourite vendors.
The venue is an eighteenth century manor house that is set within 120 acres of beautiful countryside. It offers a selection of unique settings to truly customise your day. The building itself is capable of hosting up to 250 guests, so great for small to medium-sized wedding celebrations.
This truly beautiful establishment also features an Orangery and enchanting Vine Room. It is also complimented by picturesque grassland that would lend itself perfectly for wedding photos. The grounds are even graced with majestically striking peacocks whom roam freely. This is a wonderful venue that deserves a strong recommendation (and it definitely receives one from me).
Sattavis Patidar Centre London
This venue is a popular choice with the Indian and South Asian community and is located within Wembley Park. Due to the ample natural light available, it is possible to achieve very natural looking wedding photos. There are a total of three areas available, with the Mostyn Suite being the largest. It offers a seating capacity of 500 for formal dining or 700 in a theatre style arrangement. With such vast capacity options, it’s easy to understand why this venue is a popular choice amongst the Asian community.
The facilities on offer as well as the room flexibility means that hosting cultural pre-party events is also possible. The distinctively designed establishment is only a short walk away from Wembley Stadium and Wembley Park Station. Therefore, commuting to and from London is not an issue. On-site car parking is available as well as wheelchair accessibility within. As far as Asian wedding venues go, it is a great location to consider.
Guoman Tower Hotel London
This venue is located beside the River Thames and boasts some of the finest views of London. The hotel was constructed in such a way so that you have the very best view of the capital. Your guests will be spoilt for room availability with over 800 suites on offer. Not only that, but it also offers nearly 20 meeting spaces with a hosting capacity of up to 500 guests. It is one of the more popular Asian wedding venues that benefits from great connections to public transport. It provides a quick and convenient way to experience some of London’s most popular attractions.
The Guoman Tower is really worth considering if you are after stunning views on your special day. As a licensed venue it means that you can host your wedding without issue. The hotel benefits from exceptional service with the option of dedicated wedding planners to help you create your dream occasion.
The Gallery Room is perfect for smaller, more intimate ceremonies, wedding and receptions, comfortably hosting up to 130 guests. There is no shortage of natural light here thanks to the floor to ceiling windows.
The Tower Suite is able to cater for larger occasions, boasting a total hosting capacity of 550 people. It is also possible to divide this into smaller sound-proofed rooms. The choice is yours!
The Copthorne Hotel London
This is one of the most popular Asian wedding venues on the wedding circuit. Set in 40 acres of beautiful parkland, the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick provides the ideal venue for your wedding festivities. It has dramatic and sweeping draping that impressively suspends from the ceiling. This look can particularly emphasise a Hindu mandap setup with the correct complimentary lighting. Your Indian wedding photographer will be in for a real visual treat when it comes to capturing your photos!
As an Asian wedding photographer, I have witnessed large crowds of people attending events here in the past. The main banqueting area can comfortably accommodate around 750 guests. It is certainly one of the asian wedding venues to consider for those looking to entertain larger crowd numbers. There are no less than 13 suites for you to select from to host your events in this hotel.
The Copthorne Hotel has everything from gorgeous backdrops to self-catering facilities. Not only that, but it is also only a 10 minute drive from Gatwick International Airport. It’s one of those Asian wedding venues that’s worth considering if you are expecting guests from abroad to attend.
Hilton London Wembley
This hotel is another popular one on the list of Asian wedding venues. It’s in a location that overlooks the iconic Wembley Stadium and has great transport links into Central London. The venue offers a modern look that is in-keeping with today’s expectations of what a modern hotel should represent.
The Grand Ballroom will provide the perfect surrounding to conduct your wedding celebrations. Easily hosting up to 600 guests it’s naturally popular amongst Asian wedding venues. The pre-function area next to the Ballroom benefits from natural light as well as an outdoor terrace.
Being a large hotel means you can get ready on site for your celebrations. Furthermore, your guests can reside in one of the many available rooms. Therefore no excuses for any party goers to leave your wedding reception early!