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Quirky Venues in London Where We’d LOVE to Film a Wedding (and Soon Will)

Choosing the perfect wedding venue is one of the most important parts of planning your ultimate wedding ceremony.

With over 10 years’ experience, we’ve had the opportunity to film occasions at some truly stunning venues – both throughout London and across the UK.

However…

There are, certain venues that have caught our eye.

Venues that we havent had the opportunity to film at. Yet.

From their stunning views, lush scenery, and breath-taking history, these venues would truly make for the ULTIMATE wedding day, unforgettable memories, and of course a wedding film so crisp and picture-perfect that any wedding videographer would almost certainly drool over.

So we just had to create this list.

Fancy having the first wedding we film at the London Eye, the Kensington Roof Gardens, or Kew Gardens?

Maybe you want to say your vows somewhere more unusual, like the Sea Life London Aquarium surrounded by underwater beauty, or in the Natural History Museum amongst the astonishing discoveries of the past.

Whatever the choice, these five amazing London spots would make great settings for your own wedding blockbuster movie.

London Eye

Situated on the bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is a world-renowned tourist attraction that provides far-reaching views of the beautiful city. Though the pods may be small, imagine an intimate ceremony where you take your vows 135 metres above the city skyline. It would certainly be memorable for everyone present!

The Eye offers two different wedding packages: Classic or Celebration. The Classic package includes flowers, an hour on the Eye, a civil ceremony officiant and a glass of champagne for all guests. The slightly upgraded Celebration package includes all this, plus canapes, bouquets and arrangements for your first wedding anniversary. All of this would make for an incredible wedding video, and we’d be honoured to film the occasion!

Capacity: Private capsules can fit up to 15 adults.

Price: Classic Package starts from £2,802.00; Celebration Package starts from £3,600.00.

Kew Gardens

The expansive grounds of the incredible Kew Gardens offer three venue choices for the botanical ceremony of your dreams. You can even arrange a package which includes multiple venues across the grounds! No matter the size of your wedding or how many guests you choose to invite, there is a venue a Kew that is perfect for you.

For a large wedding, the Orangery is the perfect venue. The Grade I listed stately building has amazing high ceilings and arched windows, with a view that you won’t find anywhere else. This stunning building will make for lovely photographs and film.

For a smaller, boutique style wedding, the Cambridge Cottage is an excellent choice. The Cottage fits up to 80 guests for a seated dinner ceremony, and up to 120 guests for a full evening celebration. Part of the Cottage opens up into the secluded and beautiful Duke’s Garden for outdoor photographs.

Another great option is the Nash Conservatory, a glasshouse with amazing natural lighting for daytime ceremonies. With floor to ceiling windows, the views of the Gardens will blow your guests away and make for incredible film surrounded by rare plants and trees.

Capacity: The Orangery holds up to 200 guests (only available for evening hire)

The Nash Conservatory holds up to 200 guests.

Cambridge Cottage holds up to 80 guests for dinner, 120 for full evening.

Price: Multi-venue package starts at £8,500 on weekdays, £9,500 on Fridays, and £11,500 on weekends.

The Orangery starts at £7,000, Monday-Thursday.

The Nash Conservatory starts at £4,500, Monday-Thursday.

Cambridge Cottage starts at £2,000 Monday-Thursday, £2,500 on Friday, £3,500 on Saturday, £3,000 on Sunday.

Natural History Museum

London’s Natural History Museum has a variety of amazing spaces for both ceremonies and receptions. Hiring the museum for your wedding ensures that your photographs and film will be beyond compare – not just for the gorgeous building, but its unique contents! Getting hitched among ancient dinosaurs is sure to be a talking point for years to come!

The largest venue, Hintze Hall, is full of beautiful Victorian architecture and stone arches, and is a perfect spot for weddings and receptions. If you are looking for a smaller space, consider the more intimate Romanesque North Hall, which can be combined with the Darwin Centre courtyard for an outdoor space. The Images of Nature is a beautiful and intimate gallery space for a dining experience surrounded by art.

There is also the Earth Hall, which has an entirely unique centrepiece in Sophie, the world’s “most complete” stegosaurus. Fossil Way is another choice, with terracotta stone work and beautiful Romanesque arches, as you eat beneath sea fossils and creatures of legend. Each and every one of the NHM’s venues will be an incredible marriage setting and will make for Hollywood-worthy videography.

Capacity: Hintze Hall is available for up to 600 guests for dinner, or 450 for dinner/dance.

Earth Hall holds up to 200 guests.

Images of Nature Gallery holds up to 150 for a reception, or 80 for dinner.

The Darwin Centre and North Hall hold 150 for dinner or 350 for a reception.

Fossil Way holds 200 for dinner and 500 for reception.

Price: Hintze Hall starts from £18,000.

Earth Hall, North Hall, and Fossil Way each start at £9,950.

Images of Nature starts from £7,900.

The Darwin Centre starts from £6,500.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Not only are the sights within the London Aquarium truly amazing to behold, but just imagine the stunning interior as the light reflects off the water. Envision how beautiful and breath-taking that would be for your wedding venue, not to mention on film, for you and your loved ones to cherish forever.

The Aquarium has different rooms with different exhibits for your party, be it for dinner, a dance, or both. Depending on the size of your reception, you may find yourself surrounded by water and marine life, or a stunningly lit hall. Either way, this will make for a magical marriage location, and is sure to be a hit with all guests, especially children!

Capacity: Dinners can be arranged for 50-200 guests.

A party can be for 50-750 guests.

Dinner/dances from 50-180 guests.

Price: Dinner/dance starts at £187/person.

Parties and dinners each start at £174/person.

The Barbican

The Barbican is considered one of the iconic jewels of London’s architecture, and is host to many amazing spaces.

The favoured spot within the Barbican is the Conservatory, the second largest in all of London and one of the most beautiful spots to host a wedding within the city limits. With beautiful flora and fauna and a tropical oasis, the Conservatory makes for one of the most scenic backdrops for your wedding footage and photographs without ever leaving central London.

An added bonus of hosting your nuptials at the Barbican is the knowledge that your hiring fee will help support the arts and learning programs within the historic building and theatre.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests for a drink reception, or 100 for a fork buffet.

Price: All packages start at £3,500 for venue hire plus a minimum of £8,000 in catering.

Our Verdict

Wherever you host your wedding, it should be unique, beautiful, and special to you. Whether it be one of these gorgeous, quirky venues or somewhere else, we can help you capture your special day on film exactly how you want it.

Contact us today – perhaps your wedding will be our first filmed event in one of these amazing venues!

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