Weddings are expensive - that's a fact, but with these delightful venues, they needn't be so pricey. James Roche presents his three favourite affordable wedding venues in London.
It's not often that the words 'London' and 'affordable' are mentioned in the same sentence. Add 'versatile', 'spacious', 'flexible' and 'inviting' to the mix, and we're bordering on the realms of fantasy, right? Wrong. At Central London's Clerkenwell Centre, you can also include 'prime location' to the list of descriptors used when reviewing this splendid wedding venue.
270 guests, 20 guests or any number in between – at the Clerkenwell Centre, there's a pristine space available for almost any type of celebration. Renowned for attention-to-detail and highly personalised service, the team at the Clerkenwell Centre will work tirelessly to ensure your big day is celebrated in true style (but at an amazingly low cost).
The Best Western Palm Hotel
First-class service, a brilliant location AND terrific hire rates - there's got to be a catch, right? Nope. The Best Western Palm Hotel is exactly what it appears to be: a fantastic North London wedding venue. From a small gathering of friends to a reception catering for up to 300 guests, this Hendon favourite will pull out all the stops to make your big day as special as you deserve it to be.
The Hampstead Suite is the largest function suite at the hotel with an internal bar facility, private reception and buffet area, separate WC, stage, wooden dance floor, step-free entrance and easy access to the kitchen facilities. After something a little smaller? Why not book The Churchill Suite? This cosy space is ideal for events hosting up to 75 guests.
The Nave at St Ethelburga's
Intimacy meets grandeur at this stunning, multi-purpose space - one of our best value-for-money venues and an ideal location for your wedding celebration. Benefiting from an integrated professional sound system, DVD player, digital audio recording facilities, a data projector, Wi-Fi and laptop, St Ethelburga's also boasts stunning views of The Gherkin and Heron Tower.
A well equipped, centrally positioned events space available to mould to your exact specifications (and at a low, low price)? Book today!
As you can see, when it comes to our venues, 'affordable' doesn't mean 'cheap'. And equally, marrying your life partner doesn't mean spending a small fortune. For more information on these or any of our other fantastic spaces, check out our website.