London's Swankiest Hotels for Your Wedding
The fabulous thing about choosing a hotel as a wedding venue is they do this literally every weekend, and often on weekdays too, quite like our bands. That means these hotels have got the staff, catering, and decor covered. Each hotel comes with it's own team of wedding coordinators or event planners. They will ensure your day runs smoothly by going through all the details with a fine toothed comb in the run up to the big day and and they'll be there on the day to ensure everything goes exactly to plan.
From a band's perspective these venues are great fun to play in because they always have a spare room for the band to change, get ready and get hyped up for the performance in. They always supply a really delicious meal, and the staff are always super friendly. Some of the rooms are absolutely huge, which means we need to bring our bigger PA system with us to make sure the band are amplified enough. We don't want Nanny in the back trying to make out what song we're playing! We want her boogieing on down with the rest of her family and friends. :)
The following venues are gorgeous places for a wedding, tried and tested by us. We've been there, seen it done, and can 100% vouch that they'll absolutely blow your guests away.
Le Meridien PICCADILLY, London
Located on the hotel's ground floor, The Oak Room is one of London's most prestigious banquet halls. This listed ballroom is detailed in original oak panelling and chandeliers that match the grandeur of your wedding. With a total of 207 square meters, the hall accommodates 150 people for dinner and dancing or receptions of up to 220. The Oak Room Lounge, directly connected to The Oak Room, is ideal to use as pre-reception area or break out room.
The Savoy, London
The Lancaster room is the largest of The Savoy’s banqueting rooms. It has a completely clear floor space with no obscuring pillars, perfect for dancing. Uniquely for London it also has its own stage. Named after the Duchy of Lancaster, this is one of London’s prime spots for grand receptions, weddings, conferences, luncheons and dances. The Lancaster Room is often used in conjunction with the adjoining Parlour Room. Designed by René Sergeant after an 18th century Parisian salon, the Lancaster Room officially opened in December 1910. Anna Pavlova danced here as part of the entertainments at a costume ball held a year or so later, and it soon became the venue of choice in London.
The Dorchester, London
Perfect for more intimate affairs or grand receptions, The Dorchester wedding experience is as luxurious as they come. With in-house floristry, hair stylists and one of the best spas in the city, there’s even a complimentary wedding night accommodation. Everything here is designed for the most grown-up and glittering celebration of your life.
London Marriott Hotel, London
Licensed for civil ceremonies, this welcoming boutique hotel is situated in the heart of London, world famous shopping on Oxford Street and the theatres of the West End. The London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch offers a casually elegant setting and comes with superb staff and excellent facilities. Boasting a superb location just moments from the beautiful Hyde Park, you can capture your wedding memories in the stunning surroundings of London's largest park.
The Sheraton Grand, London
Immerse yourself in the magic of their 11,000-square-foot ballroom. With a separate dedicated entrance, this Grade II listed ballroom is one of London's finest examples of Art Deco architecture, and includes the use of the Silver Gallery, balcony, staffed cloakroom and ballroom foyer spread over three floors. Welcome up to 500 guests for dinner and dancing, or 1,200 for a cocktail reception, with a sprung maple dance floor and built-in stage to make your wedding complete.
The Ritz London, London
Declare your love in the most exquisite of settings – their most impressive William Kent House, a Grade II listed mansion, which adjoins the hotel. Glide down the sweeping staircase while romantic notes rise up from the piano in the Grand Hall below. Enjoy a sparkling Champagne reception or a banquet fit for couple in love in one of their elegant rooms, which can accommodate up to 100 guests for a standing reception. William Kent House, which adjoins The Ritz, can accommodate 200 guests. They have a licence for wedding ceremonies so you really can say, “I do” when it comes to tying the knot at The Ritz. You can also celebrate the happy occasion in their elegant private garden with up to 100 guests. This spectacular outdoor space provides a tranquil oasis for a pre-dinner drinks reception as well as a perfect location to pose for wedding photos.
The Waldorf Hilton, London
Set in the heart of London’s theatre district amongst the buzz of Covent Garden, The Waldorf Hilton London is one of the capital’s most iconic hotels. Steeped in history, the Waldorf Hilton’s style and elegance takes you back to the twenties jazz-era. You can have a fabulous banquet in the historic Palm Court, or their beautifully restored Aldephi Suite which can accommodate up to 380 guests. They are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 300 guests allowing you to spend your whole wedding day in the luxury and elegance of the Waldorf Hilton. With the capacity to hold 360 people for a sit-down meal and 500 guests for an evening reception, it is an ideal venue for a large celebration. Experience faultless service, fine wines and champagne and delicious food, with the help of our skilled wedding planner.
The Landmark, London
Celebrate your moment and let The Landmark's dedicated wedding specialists help you create a wedding celebration that is distinctively “you”. As one of the foremost luxury wedding hotels in London, The Landmark London will provide you with a dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly wedding manager who will be on hand to advise on menus, decorations, photographers and entertainment to suit your needs. We will take the pressure away, leaving you free to enjoy one of the most memorable days of your life. For weddings or civil partnerships of over 100 people held at The Landmark London, you will receive a complimentary overnight stay for you wedding night in one of their stylish and opulent suites. All of the banqueting rooms at The Landmark London are licensed for wedding ceremonies. The Hotel is also within a few minutes’ walk to the beautiful Regent’s Park, providing a perfect backdrop for your wedding photography. Additionally, with their accessible location, it will be easy for your guests to get to the hotel. Plus, with 300 bedrooms, they can certainly accommodate your guests too.
Grand Sapphire, London
Grand Sapphire is a wedding venue with a different approach, it's totally flexible to your unique ideas. There are four different suites to choose from to hold big and small weddings. Their versatility is only limited to your imagination, we can bespoke your marriage day to your exact specifications. Grand Sapphire is the most stylish and luxurious choice for wedding venues in London. Grand Sapphire can host lavish wedding breakfasts to small and intimate receptions: the only focus will be on you and your guests. Let them take all the stress out from planning your marriage day without going over your budget. Intimate winter weddings take place at Grand Sapphire as our banqueting suites can host up to 800 people. Choosing your civil ceremony venue is a big decision as it is where you will enjoy the best day of your life. They will make sure all the elements are incorporated to mesmerise and create a magical and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Even if you are self-catering on the best day of your life, they can make it a memorable experience.
Radisson Blu Portman Square, London
When planning a wedding, every minor detail will be important. Plan a London wedding at the venues at the Radisson Blu Portman for a touch of elegance at the heart of The City. When choosing a London wedding reception venue, whether an intimate affair or a gala crowded with family and friends, the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London has the facilities to take care of everything. This hotel in London can provide everything from a champagne arrival for your guests to full catering for the whole evening. There are many things to consider when choosing wedding venues. These include venue capacity, entertainment facilities and how the venue will accommodate decorations and place settings. Venues at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London can hold up to 500 guests, but can also be arranged in a number of different ways. Wedding planners should also consider lighting for photography, ensuring better pictures on the day. For posed shots, Hyde Park, located just a few minutes from this London hotel, could be just the place. And many of the hotel's wedding venues flood with natural light, making for good candid shots.