When you’re getting married, choosing a venue is one of the first items on the “to do” list.
That said, it can be difficult to narrow down the options in London, as there’s so much on offer. I’ve shot many Indian weddings throughout the city, and can tell you for a fact that there’s no shortage of fantastic Indian wedding venues from which to choose. We all know that Indian weddings tend to be big – we’re talking long guest lists, spectacular décor and an unforgettable party! I’ve compiled a list of my favourite spots in London and surrounding area’s that are not only suitable for the challenge, but that also provide an incredible backdrop for your wedding photographs…
One of the most prestigious event venues in London, Claridges is the perfect blend of sophistication and modern convenience. The picturesque ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests, and sets the scene perfectly for your stylish wedding ceremony.
2. CLIVEDEN HOUSE
Nestled in the Berkshire countryside, Cliveden House has welcomed many famous guests over the years, from actors to musicians and politicians. In addition to the stunning interiors, the house is also home to grade I listed gardens, and over 376 acres of immaculately manicured land.
3. GROSVENOR HOUSE PARK LANE
Conveniently located opposite Hyde Park, the Grosvenor House Park Lane Hotel provides a stunning backdrop for Indian weddings. This historic five-star venue will create a lasting impression on guests while you’re photographed within the hotel’s pristine grounds.
4. INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL | LONDON
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with plenty of modern-day elegance, this is the perfect spot. This cosmopolitan hotel is centrally located, so it’s easily accessible for guests, and the wealth of first-rate amenities will help your day go off without a hitch.
5. THE FOUR SEASONS MAYFAIR
The world-famous Four Seasons is a distinctive choice for many couples, and for many a good reason. You can unwind in the spa leading up to the big day, and along with your guests enjoy the dazzling suites for which this five-star hotel is renowned.
6. LANDMARK HOTEL LONDON
The Landmark Hotel has been around since the Victorian Era, making it a prestigious and historic venue for your wedding. It rose to prominence again in late 1980s/early 1990s, and is now one of the most sought-after venues in London.
7. MANDARIN ORIENTAL
This luxury hotel is in the trendy Mayfair district, and is an ideal venue for hosting lavish, extravagant affairs. Not to mention that every couple can spend their first night together as man and wife in the Junior Suite – courtesy of the hotel!
8. THE DORCHESTER
A stone’s throw from Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus and Marble Arch, The Dorchester is a central, iconic hotel. And with a banquet hall that can seat 500, you’ll have no trouble accommodating all of your wedding guests here.
9. ONE MAYFAIR, LONDON
One of London’s most illustrious event venues, One Mayfair offers loads for the couple looking to splash out on their big day. The heritage exterior combined with the lush interior makes this venue truly stand out from the crowd.
10. PARK PLAZA | WESTMINSTER BRIDGE | LONDON
This modern day gem located in the heart of the city offers something for everyone, starting with views of Big Ben and the London Eye. The contemporary hotel features world-class dining on site, as well as luxurious facilities to help you relax including a 15m indoor pool and the Mandara Spa.