If you’re getting married this year and are looking for a unique setting to make your celebration truly unforgettable, look no further than London’s South Bank. A London wedding offers everything: breath-taking views of the city skyline – the perfect back drop to your wedding photos – world-class catering and luxury hotels, plus excellent transport links. So forget the twee country weddings of yesteryear, check our guide to the South Bank’s stunning venues and tie the knot in metropolitan style.
For a dramatic start to married life, step into the spotlight and declare your vows onstage at the Royal Festival Hall. St Pauls & Weston Roof Pavilions, on level 6 of the Southbank Centre are perfect for more intimate celebrations, offering private facilities and stunning views across the Thames to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. For the ultimate spectacle, join the Big Wedding Weekend and get hitched alongside hundreds of other lovebirds as part of the annual Festival of Love.
What could be more memorable than the chance to sip champagne in the atrium of the IWM London beneath a hanging display of aircraft, including a Battle of Britain Spitfire and a Harrier Jumpjet? With a range of reception spaces and galleries, and event management by exclusive caterers Peyton & Byrne, weddings at this iconic London institution are sure to go with a bang!
The stage is set for a special occasion if you say your vows at The Deck at National Theatre, with the London skyline as your backdrop. Celebrate with a champagne reception or informal barbecue at the National Theatre’s stylish rooftop venue, then continue the party downstairs as you dance the night away in the Terrace Bar.
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Take your vows 135m above the streets of London with an exclusive ceremony in a flower-bedecked capsule on the Coca-Cola London Eye. After you’ve tied the knot, you and your guests will be served Brut Pommery Champagne as you drink in unparalleled views of the capital over two leisurely rotations aboard this world-famous attraction.
Located on level 2 of the iconic OXO Tower, OXO2 is a flexible, contemporary event space offering floor-to-ceiling views straight across the river to St Paul’s Cathedral. The minimalist interior provides the perfect canvas for you to make the space your own, and it’s licenced for ceremonies and partnerships – perfect for chic couples wanting to marry in style.
Skylon is an award-winning restaurant located within the Royal Festival Hall, where vast bronze chandeliers and mid-century inspired furnishings compete for attention with the city skyline and South Bank Riverside Walkway, visible through floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a centrepiece bar serving legendary cocktails, and a range of spaces available for parties of all sizes, from intimate dinners to exclusive hire of the whole venue.
Park Plaza have several hotels in the South Bank area, offering a dazzling choice of spaces for ceremonies, receptions and parties. The stunning Ballroom at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge can seat over 1000 guests for a vast wedding breakfast whilst Park Plaza Riverbank offers a contemporary function room and catering options from themed menus, to canapes from Chino Latino, the award-winning pan-Asian restaurant.
From grand receptions to small intimate ceremonies, the team at London Marriott Hotel County Hall can make your wedding fantasy a reality. As well as rooms licenced for partnerships and ceremonies, this riverside hotel can offer fine dining in the wood-panelled splendour of Gillray’s Steakhouse or relaxed drinks in the understated elegance of The Library Lounge.
Find all info about South Bank wedding venues on South Bank Venues official website.