Venues and engaged couples alike are welcoming the latest news on the lifting of restrictions on weddings just in time to celebrate the glorious summer wedding spaces on offer.
As of the 21 June, the guest limit of 30 people has been relaxed, and wedding attendee numbers can now reflect the safe capacity of the venue. To celebrate this exciting change in the wedding sector, we have compiled a round-up of the very best summer wedding venues that Westminster has to offer.
Regent’s Conferences & Events
A summer wedding at Regent’s Conferences & Events is everything you’d expect and more. The ivy-covered Edwardian venue becomes embellished in an iconic wisteria in the early summer months with a spectacular splash of purple against the vibrant greenery. The longer, lighter days mean guests are able to make more use of the versatile grounds into early evening. From Aperitivo style dining to buffets, BBQs or more traditional fine dining, the summer catering options at Regent’s are endless. The requirements for social distancing are made much easier with the expansive outside space available on four acres of landscaped gardens. Optional marquee use for large outdoor weddings on the lawns mean the benefits of summer onsite are unaffected if the weather doesn’t entirely play ball.
“Honestly I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for all that you did for us. The venue was stunning, the food was amazing (everyone raved about it) and your staff were hands down the best. They were so friendly and helpful and everyone gave a special mention to Kieron behind the bar and how lovely he was. I was completely blown away with everything and couldn’t stop smiling all day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My mother-in-law said it was the best day of her life and that her wishes came true with it all and seeing as her time her with us is limited, that in itself is priceless so thank you for helping to make her dream come true. Everyone from young to old had a brilliant time and I honestly cannot thank you enough.” June 2021 wedding.
For more information on wedding packages, contact Regent’s here: https://regentsevents.co.uk/contact-us/
116 Pall Mall
116 Pall Mall is a popular wedding venue in the heart of St James’s and with the added bonus of the beautiful, secluded Waterloo Gardens and Terrace that leads directly from the Carlton Room, it makes the ideal summer wedding venue. 116 has hosted a number of micro weddings over the last year due to the restrictions, but this hasn’t made the day any less special. This was a testimonial from a recent couple:
‘The staff were absolutely brilliant and provided such calm to the whole planning process, especially during a pandemic & while living in a different country. It truly felt like we had a partner through the whole process who wanted us to have the most wonderful wedding. Our wedding was simply stunning & absolutely magical. The venue is breath-taking, so stunning (as is the surrounding London area!) and the staff were professional & extremely helpful.’ Jack & Erica Foley
View the wedding packages here
Church House Westminster
The beautiful architecture of Church House Westminster creates the perfect setting for any dream wedding and guarantees an unforgettably captivating celebration.
For a unique twist, Church House suggests a 1920s themed wedding, incorporating stylish elements of the Roaring Twenties such as the stylish black, white and gold colour scheme of the Art Deco craze. There are so many sources of inspiration for dressing your venue when planning a 1920s themed wedding: why not have a cocktail bar for your pre-dinner drinks? Classic cocktails of the era include the sidecar, the Tom Collins, and of course, the gin fizz. When it comes to music, there’s simply nothing like a live jazz band if you’re looking to recreate the authentic style of those great New York parties. Church House works with happy couples to provide bespoke details including menu and decoration to create a beautiful, distinctive wedding.
Find out more about weddings at Church House here: https://churchhouseconf.co.uk/contact-us/
Set within an eleven-acre estate; a tranquil enclave through the ages, Lincoln’s Inn provides a delightful backdrop for summer weddings, and it was with great anticipation we welcomed back our first intimate wedding in June.
“We honestly had the best day and can’t thank the staff enough for all the effort put into making it such a special occasion. We were saying recently that the wedding day we ended up having due to the restrictions was actually better than the one we had originally planned. To be able to have the blessing ceremony outside and make use of the Members Common Room was better than anything we could have imagined, so thank you again for making it possible.” Camilla, Bride.
With a variety of internal and external spaces now licensed for civil ceremonies, we look forward to turning those long-awaited dreams of the perfect celebration into reality.
Please contact the Events Team on [email protected] to discuss your 2021 or 2022 wedding.
For a full list of Westminster wedding venues: https://www.venues-london.co.uk/venue-collection/weddings/