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9 Quirky London Wedding Venue Ideas

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Wedding entertainment advice

From elaborate Art Nouveau to industrial East London spaces. Farms to floating venues. Here are some ideas to get you started.

9 Quirky London Wedding Venue Ideas

The Yacht London

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The magic of riverside London is inescapable at this floating venue. With heating for the winter months, and the option of a summer open-air wedding ceremony (with last-minute marquee side drops if weather dictates), this really is a flexible year-round venue with all the allure of the riverside. The Yacht is dedicated to personalising your event with tailor-made menus and the events team working closely with you to ensure your perfect occasion. With events running as late as 3am, this is an ideal place to hire a live band, and party 'till the early hours in the glow of London's iconic Thames skyline. One of our top wedding bands Rockit performed here last year for the GSMA Christmas party.

The Vinyl Factory

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A blank canvass with an industrial feel, The Vinyl Factory in the heart of Soho has a musical history and ongoing relevance for music-lovers. At what venue would it be more perfect to hire a live band than the place The XX had an album launch in the form of atmospheric audio-visual sculpture installation?! The main gallery holds up to 260 people (total venue capacity of 320) so there is plenty of space to make it truly yours.

Jacksons Lane

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With its high vaulted ceilings and original church windows, the stunning Studio 1 at Jacksons Lane is a dramatic event space. Tailor-made menus and striking lighting make this a great choice of venue for an evening of dinner and dancing. The caterers, Cafe Theadro, are at home with lavish and large scale events, and this setting is certainly fitting for such.

Frizzante at Hackney City Farm

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Amid the bustle of London's East End, Frizzante provides a charming oasis, and a little bit of Italy! The concept of the restaurant is 'passion for good rustic food' and its position in Hackney City Farm is perfect for the Italian agriturismo-inspired vibe. You are encouraged to talk to the chef to discuss your menu, whether it's a buffet and band affair or a 3-course candlelit feast with vintage vocal group. The garden and terrace are available with hire of the restaurant, for you and your guests to make the most of this green London space.

The Old Finsbury Town Hall

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The spectacular Great Hall at The Old Finsbury Town Hall simply demands an intake of breath on walking in. At the top of this ornate building the Hall is teeming with Art Nouveau and Baroque-inspired décor. There is a stage at the head of the room ideal for a band, and expansive dancing space. The elegant Council Chamber is often used for wedding ceremonies, with the evening reception taking place opposite in the Great Hall. The Wedding Room and Minor Hall are other spaces available, making this a very flexible venue, and just as suitable for an exquisite wedding as for an extravagant party.

Eight Members Club

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With a rooftop terrace looking out onto the London skyline, top floor members lounge, and private dining room, Eight Members Club Moorgate is a wonderful setting for a drinks reception and dinner. Looking out from the top floor and terrace, the Club makes the most of its location in the heart of London. The versatile members lounge is perfect for a wedding ceremony, champagne reception, or an evening of dancing.

The Star of Kings

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The Star of Kings in North London is spread over three floors, with private function rooms including the beautiful first floor function room. Imagine stylish parquet floors, open fireplace and lots of natural light. This is an intimate and atmospheric space for 10-60 guests. If a big party is what you're after, choose the Back Bar or the Basement. Both are fully set up with a purpose built sound system for live bands or DJs. The Basement has a stage area for bands and performers, and plenty of comfy seating for guests to enjoy it when they're not dancing the night away! The large bar in the Basement means it's completely self contained and set up for a great party.

Maida Hill Place

Maida Hill Place is a forward-thinking culinary hub, with a light and airy space for hire as well as extensive kitchens for the preparation of your scrumptious party food. With restaurant and bar area, or the option to use the space exactly as you'd like, the possibilities are endless at this relaxed West London venue.

Stationer's Hall

Surrounded by history and tradition, Stationers’ Hall offers an impressive and unique venue in the heart of the City of London. Situated right next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, it has four interconnecting rooms, each with their own individual charm and character, lending themselves to anything from exclusive dining to an elaborate wedding celebration. The magnificent Main Hall, with its exquisite stained glass windows, is the perfect setting for a wedding with plenty of space for a band and dancing, and a string quartet or harpist would be ideal for the beautiful secluded Stationers’ Garden.

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For advice and ideas on these or other venues, and your entertainment/music choices, do get in touch at info@functioncentral.co.uk or 0333 242 0560.


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