With lockdown officially over, there's light at the end of the aisle for anyone organising a wedding. Finally, venues can be booked, caterers taken care of, and table planning painstakingly deliberated over! But although restrictions on live events have been lifted, not everybody will be comfortable attending in person, or be able to make the journey if they live far away.
To make sure all your guests make it to your big day, why not consider adding a virtual element to the occasion? With hybrid events gaining traction, some of the best wedding venues in London offer the opportunity to professionally live-stream your event to remote guests, complete with filming and post-event editing so you can hold onto the memories forever.
We've put together a selection of the best hybrid-ready venues in London, to make sure you can celebrate with friends and family, near and far. Once you've found the perfect spot, all there's left to do is figure out how to stop the remote attendees drinking their champagne delivery before the big day!
Between its beautiful Georgian facade and elegant interior, it's not hard to see why award-winning RSA House is on our list of top wedding venues! What makes it really stand out, though, are the venue's top-notch tech facilities, including an AV technician to help with live-streaming, and a business-standard projector so you can share the reactions of guests watching from home. With a smaller cohort of in-person guests, you'll be able to take full advantage of the venue's beautiful, intimate spaces, while broadcasting every detail to an unlimited virtual audience (and avoiding awkward small-talk with distant relations!).
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 140 dining
With its old-fashioned charm and delicate colour scheme, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace might not come to mind for an event that calls for cutting-edge technology, but there's an impressively modern side to this stunning venue. The venue's event staff are well-equipped to provide impeccable tech support, with an in-house AV technician on hand to manage sound for remote attendees' benefit. And with natural lighting to spotlight the proceedings, and live-streaming available for both the ceremony and speeches, there won't be a dry eye in the house(s)!
Location: Charing Cross
Capacity: 70 dining
There's plenty in the Royal Horseguards Hotel for both remote and in-person guests to feast their eyes on, with sumptuous floor-to-ceiling panelling, and Victorian chandeliers overseeing the ceremony. And luckily, the venue's experience as a film set and conference setting gives its team plenty of expertise when it comes to setting up the virtual element for your big day. Opting for professional filming in this space will certainly pay off, with audiences at home being able to enjoy the full effect of the venue's grand, ornate decoration, and excellent acoustics. Just expect a little understandable envy from those tuning in from their sofas!
Capacity: 252 dining
If one of these virtually-flawless venues has caught your eye, get in touch with our venue experts today to put a ring on it! We're sure that each of these special spaces would add a smattering of sophistication to any ceremony, and make for a wonderful wedding, both for you and all of your guests, near and far.
If you're considering adding a virtual side to your wedding day, check out our complete guide to hybrid events or get in touch to arrange a consultation with one of our virtual experts. From remote catering to professional filming, a hybrid occasion has all bases covered to make the experience just as special for those watching from home: to see what could work for your wedding day, check out our virtual and hybrid wedding packages.