BEST 6 WEDDING VENUES IN SOUTH LONDON
If you are reading this post you just got engaged and you are just starting planning your wedding.
So what to start with? And at the first point, there is obviously the location, which is one of the most important things for the success of the event. I am deeply convinced that the location should reflect the mood of the wedding and the personality of the couple: cosy and familiar, romantic or sophisticated, the venue has to fit your idea of a wedding.
My name is Francesca from Piccolino Weddings and I have been working for years as a documentary wedding photographer around London and Kent. In my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work in small and large wedding locations, luxurious or unformal, elegant or casual.
In this guide I will show you my 6 favourite wedding locations in South London (with one exception!), Indicating the most important features, such as the atmosphere of the location, the capacity of the rooms and the menu. Enjoy the reading!
1) Romantic vibes – Rosendale Pub
Imagine a fairytale wedding in the middle of the city: getting married in Victorian farmhouse furnished with a charming nineteenth-century taste. The Rosendale, historic pub in West Dulwich, is romantic and welcoming and features a small and pretty garden. The rooms – two private rooms, a bar, the dining room, plus three gardens – have a capacity of 120 seats. Hosting more than 50 weddings a year, the staff is very friendly and provides various additional services, including decorations and recommendation on various wedding suppliers. the gastro-pub menu is rich, based on seasonal foods. The Rosendale is equipped with a wedding license, and the ceremony can take place both in the East Room and in the West Room. I’ve posted some more photos of the Rosendale in one of my last blog post re a recent wedding fair at the Rosendale back in March
2) This party rocks! – The Bedford
This is what you will hear from your guests if you celebrate your wedding at The Bedford. One of Ed Sheeran’s favourite pubs, The Bedford is really spacious: in addition to the ballroom and cocktail bar, there is also a private dining room, a saloon bar, the club room, the pub, a mezzanine and the courtyard, for a capacity of over 400 guests. But The Bedford is also a hotel, and thanks to its 15 luxury hotel rooms it also offers a great option for the bride to get ready or overnight accommodation for your guests. Among the services, DJ facilities, HD TV screen and projector.
The Bedford has a wedding license, so it can host both the ceremony and the reception.
3) Perfectly informal – Honor Oak Pub
With its familiar and informal atmosphere, Honor Oak Pub is the perfect venue for pub lovers. Located in the beautiful Forest Hill neighbourhood, this venue offers two indoor spaces, the loft, the conservatory, and an outdoor courtyard. Among the highlights, the private bar, the inbuilt PA sound system and the LCD TV. The interiors are furnished in a Scandinavian style and the essentially British menu is delicious.
Unbeatable view – The Trafalgar Tavern Greenwich
Overlooking the Thames and situated in the heart of Greenwich, a legendary atmosphere hangs over this elegant Victorian pub – Charles Dickens sit at the tables of the Nelson room and he was a legendary visitor of the tavern.
In short, many consider this venue just for its stunning location! And everything else, from the furnishings to the service, fully satisfies even the most ambitious expectations.
The first floor of the Tavern can be hired out in its entirety exclusively for your wedding.
The Nelson Room can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down dinner, and 350 guests for a standing reception. This room is also licensed for civil weddings.
5) Chic and cosy – Artis
One step from Blackheath station, Artis offers a relaxing atmosphere and at the same time, it’s elegant and luxurious The menu – British, French and Italian – is at least as inviting as the furnishings, and sophisticated. Not to mention a wide range of sublime cocktails, from classic to more tropical. available The main room can accommodate 140 seated guests, while the private dining room has a total of 30 seats, 40 standing. The highlight of this venue is probably the staircase leading to the Grand Bar and Dining Room, lit by elegant vintage-style candlesticks.
6) The urban oasis – Barbican Conservatory
If you love green but can’t resist the charm of the metropolis, this location will simply drive you crazy. The Barbican Conservatory is a real indoor jungle, protected by floor to ceiling windows that offer a spectacular view of the city. Ok, it’s not South London, but I just couldn’t leave it out! The Barbican can accommodate 220 guests and host the ceremony too. The organization uses in-house caterers, who prepare a delicious and sophisticated banquet, with fresh and seasonal ingredients. In addition, each couple is assigned a wedding coordinator, who will assist customers in organizing the event. Watch out for promotions and offers on the page dedicated to weddings! If you fell in love with this venue, there is also a specific post about the wedding I shot there!
I hope I’ve been able to give you some useful tips if you are looking for wedding venues in South London, and if you are still without a photographer, well, have a look at my work and give me a call if you would like to have an informal chat!