10 Unique Outdoor Wedding Venues in London
Published date: 25th August 2020 | Author: Molly Malsom
The English capital is a huge city, so it comes as no surprise there are many wedding venues to choose from. And if you are searching for an outdoor wedding venue, it can be difficult to find the perfect place for you. We’ve rounded up 10 unique outdoor wedding venues in London to help you filter through all the spectacular locations the big city has to offer.
1. Kew Gardens
There is no better way to be close to nature on your wedding day than celebrating in botanical gardens. During the summer months you can have your wedding ceremony outside at Kew Gardens’ Cambridge Cottage. Say I do with your guests seated on the lawn in front of the beautiful French doors of the Drawing Room. And of course, the picturesque surroundings aren’t just to admire, but serve as the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
2. Fulham Palace
What better excuse than your wedding to take over a palace for the day? A unique country house in the heart of West London, Fulham Palace offers a tranquil escape from the city without travelling across the country. Their marquee is a fantastic option for an outdoor wedding, with a capacity for 180 people and a perfect view of the palace. Or perhaps you’d prefer to say I do in front of the main doors, with your guests seated around the fountain? Whatever you choose, your wedding is bound to be unique to you and your partner.
3. Tudor Barn
Steeped in history and home to 13 acres of parkland, Tudor Barn is a beautifully unique venue for your outdoor wedding. The only existing Tudor barn in London, you will feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of London life. Boasting a medieval moat, the venue offers outdoor weddings for 160 guests from 2020 on their picturesque front lawn. Tie the knot surrounded by natural scenery and a stunning background. It’s a day you and your guests won’t forget in a hurry.
4. Kenwood House
Marrying outdoors doesn’t mean mansion house venues are out of the question. A neoclassical Georgian villa, Kenwood House’s white Stucco exterior combined with the surrounding grounds and parkland make for a fantastic wedding location. Choose between the Kitchen Garden and the lawn of the Flower Garden to host your outdoor marquee wedding, perfect for larger guest lists. And don’t worry, the lawns are adjacent to the main house so you will still be able to see the magnificent architecture and include it in your photos.
5. Grange Country House
Although it’s just outside of north London, we couldn’t not include Grange Country House. Self-described as Northwoods best kept secret, this 14th century house is the oldest of its kind, making it truly unique. Romantic and luxurious, the beautiful grounds and woodlands are exclusively yours on your wedding day, so you can spend some quality time celebrating with your closest friends and family.
6. Oaks Farm
Rolling hills and countryside surroundings, Oaks Farm is a great location for your outdoor wedding. They have a few outdoor ceremony spaces for you to choose from. Whether you want to marry on the wooden steps of the summer house or beneath gorgeous wisteria covered arbour right next to the pond, the grounds are exclusively yours as you tie the knot.
7. Regent’s Conferences and Events
Tucked away in the heart of the city, Regent’s University offers breath-taking surroundings to host your wedding day. With 11 acres of private grounds and gardens, you can host up to 500 guests in the marquee on the York Lawns, the perfect safety net if the weather changes. The marquee looks lovely in the background of phots, as do the greenery covered walls of the main building.
8. The Lensbury
Not many venues can say they are located next to a river. And combined with 25 acres of fantastic grounds and views of the Thames, The Lensbury is certainly a special spot for your wedding. An outdoor ceremony here includes the river as a backdrop, and if you fancy a few moments together as newlyweds, why not take a rowing boat out on the water? You are bound to get some unique wedding photos here!
Wedding photography at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London
9. Woodhall Manor
Natural landscapes and an abundance of private grounds, Woodhall Manor is a beautiful manor house wedding venue. Its peninsular location is the perfect countryside escape from everyday life, so you and your guests can enjoy your wedding day with no interruptions. The Dovecote is a couples’ favourite for outdoor ceremonies, nestled withing the Walled Garden, providing an enchanting backdrop as you exchange vows.
10. The Deck
Looking for something a little bit different? No problem. The Deck in South Bank is a fabulous venue on the roof of the National Theatre. Think panoramic views of the city skyline and a riverside terrace. Is there anything more picture-perfect? The Deck is a large and versatile event space, both licenced for your wedding ceremony and a brilliant location for your reception.