Best Indian Wedding Venues in London
London is filled with unique Indian wedding venues which are dotted across the city. To help shortlist this we share the best Indian wedding venues in London, including those that bring the outdoors indoors, buildings that carry a wealth of history to those embodying opulent décor.
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Covent Garden
The world famous Hilton Hotel’s The Waldorf has encapsulated stunning Edwardian architecture since 1908, with its curving facade made of Aberdeen granite with a strip of cherubs showcasing the arts and sciences. The famous and mesmeric vintage style Palm Court has become increasing popular for Indian weddings catering for up to 400 guests. The Waldorf Hilton plays a charming back set to host a religious ceremony or reception.
Kew Gardens, Richmond
World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens is a magical backdrop as an Asian wedding venue within its world famous 300 acres of botanical gardens. Kew Gardens has had a strong legacy with royalty, where in the 18th century King William IV moved the building’s bricks from Buckingham Palace to Kew and has been residence to the royals too. With a variety of spectacular rooms including The Nash Conservatory, a 19th century glasshouse and The Princess of Wales Conservatory which is home to 1,500 species of tropical orchids and water lilies. Lastly, not forgetting The Orangery, an astonishing building featuring tall ceilings and magnificent arched windows overlooking the private terrace, with space for up to 270 guests for a dinner reception.
Royal Horticultural Halls, Westminster
The stately Grade II listed Royal Horticultural Halls embodies the graciousness of the Edwardian period. The iconic Lindley Hall opened in 1904 and is the ideal blank canvas to any wedding event (is fully licenced to host civil and religious ceremonies) for up to 700 attendees. Its’ breath taking glass-vaulted ceiling allows in natural lighting, however it can be full blacked out if required. Royal Horticultural Halls makes an impressive period venue that will leave attendees speechless.
Alexandra Palace, Wood Green
Award winning venue and Grade II listed Alexandra Palace, is a magnificent Victorian Palace set amongst 196 acres of parkland with stunning panoramic views of London. The palace initially opened in 1873 as an entertainments venue playing host to a mix of live music, sport, cultural, leisure events and wow-factor weddings. Alexandra Palace offers four key rooms with individual characteristics suitable for events such as the sangeet night or religious ceremony. Their largest eclectic West Hall can seat up to in incredible 1,800 attendees.
116 Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus
116 Pall Mall is a majestic Grade I Georgian listed building, which opened in the 1820s and is now known to be the home to the Institute of Directors. The building was originally designed by John Nash, the architectural mastermind behind Marble Arch and Brighton Pavilion. 116 Pall Mall will captivate guests with its luxurious décor, magnificent original features and heritage. Each versatile and regal room offers natural daylight in all spaces for both intimate and larger party sizes (up to 350 guests). The venue would play a phenomenal setting for a stand-out lavish wedding reception.
East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf
A hidden gem nestled in the financial district of London, East Wintergarden is the seamless setting for an enchanted city wedding. This venue has a striking skyline seen through the extraordinary arched glass atrium measuring 27 metres at its highest point, will blow guests away. With versatile function rooms, state-of-the-art facilities and being a beautiful blank canvas, this can ensure any wedding vision can be bought to life.
One Marylebone, Great Portland Street
Built in 1826 and designed by distinguished architect Sir John Soane, One Marylebone offer two remarkable and flexible wedding spaces and landscaped courtyard garden. Hailed as the jewel in the crown of One Marylebone, The Soane Hall is over 27 feet in height. The hall features mosaics and elegant stained glass windows, an opulent setting for a dinner and dance for up to 350 attendees. With Regent’s Park located minutes away, it makes the picturesque location for a couple shoot.
Natural History Museum, Kensington
The renowned Natural History Museum is a one of a kind backdrop with its articulate Victorian interiors and vast range of specimens on display spanning billions of years. The museum’s various spaces encompass remarkable features such as the celestial Earth Hall, where guests can dine next to the resident Stegosaurus fossil. Best of all in their world-famous Hintze Hall, guests can raise a toast underneath the breath taking blue whale skeleton, whilst being surrounding by Romanesque arches and grandeur stone staircase. With a capacity of up to 600 guests for dinner, this would certainly be ideal as a grand Indian wedding venue for a lavish affair.
The Grove, Watford
The Grove makes a contemporary setting with their vibrant suites, namely the Amber, designed by Martin Hulber, which caters up to 450 guests and opens out into with their private terrace and glorious gardens. Family and friends will be blown away by this fairy-tale historic 18th century mansion which was once home to the Earl of Clarendon. The Grove offers endless scenic photo opportunities within their incredible 300-acre grounds.
Sophisticated. Timeless. Majestic. Claridge’s 1920s and 1930s art deco incrusted hotel is located in the heart of Mayfair. With a history of playing host to society weddings, state banquets and dazzling balls, The French Salon, Drawing Room and the Ballroom were all restored by interior designer Guy Oliver. Claridge’s English heritage-listed Ballroom has its own private entrance via Brook Street, where up to 500 guests would step into a glam and ornate setting with its original period features, platinum leaf-covered pillars and hand-engraved mirrors. Best of all the Ballroom combines its’ antiquity with the latest cutting-edge technology to help deliver an immersive experience. Whether an intimate or big fat Indian wedding, Claridge’s caters perfectly for all.
Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge
The world class five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel is situated in one of the world’s most famous shopping destinations, and was selected as the venue to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s gala dinner before their wedding. The north side of the hotel overlooks Hyde Park, giving guests panoramic views and being stone throws away, makes for impeccable photo prospects. The Mandarin Oriental is the epitome of luxury with its Edwardian architecture, exquisite hanging chandeliers and marble lined floors.