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April 7th, 2017 | by

Our Guide to the Best Wedding Venues in South Bank

The question has been popped, you've told your friends and family and now you are ready and excited to start planning.  As we approach the high season for weddings, aka ‘the summer’, we’ve produced a handy guide of all the places you can tie the knot on South Bank, and all the best locations to celebrate your day.  There’s an iconic venue to suit every personality, from the cultural couple, to the traditionalists, adventurers, creatives and the super stylish.

  • The Deck, National Theatre

    With breath-taking views of some of the most iconic sites in the Capital, the National Theatre rooftop venue The Deck is the perfect place to say ‘I do’. The Deck offers immense versatility as a wedding venue. The glass walls can be adapted to embrace the ever-changing British weather, while inside, the fresh and modern white space offers a perfect blank canvas for your own decoration. The Deck is also a licensed wedding venue, so couples can tie the knot with awe-inspiring views of the River Thames.

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Ceremony: 100 max
    • Seated dinner: 80
    • Standing BBQ: 120

     
    Find out more here

  • London Marriott Hotel County Hall

    Embrace the romance and enjoy truly memorable moments in this unique location on the River Thames. Let London Marriott Hotel County Hall help make your wedding dreams a reality. Every detail is addressed and every wish is accommodated in their quest to ensure that your special day is nothing less than 5* perfect.

    • Civil Ceremony | Dancing | Accommodation 
    • Drinks reception 100 max
    • Wedding breakfast 72 max


    Find out more here

  • Coca-Cola London Eye

    The Coca Cola London Eye is rich with symbolism, like the wedding ring it stands for eternal love and represents the circle of life.  The ceremony takes place over two rotations – one hour - and the capsule can accommodate 21 guests.  

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Capsule Ceremony:  21 max


    Find out more here

  • Park Plaza London RIverbank

    The venue offers two large licensed function suites with contemporary décor, which can be styled to your preferred theme, and boasts separate kitchens adjacent for private catering. The Ballroom can also be split into two rooms and features a private cloakroom and foyer. In addition the Plaza Suite holds 340 people for a dinner dance or can be set for a wedding ceremony to hold up to 500 people. 

    • Civil Ceremony | Dancing | Accommodation
    • Reception: 650 max
    • Dinner: 540 max
    • Dinner dance: 490


    Find out more here

  • IWM London

    Having undergone a recent renovation there are a variety of reception locations, from the atrium space - complete with historic aircraft suspended overhead to more intimate settings such as the Orpen Room.

    IWM London has a partnered with Peyton Events who currently provide catering to some of the capital’s most iconic venues and have over 20 years’ experience in creating bespoke corporate and private events.

    Peyton Events brings a superior level of creativity, innovative food and event design, complemented by impeccable service.

    • 50 - 270 dinner
    • 50 - 340 reception


    Find out more, here

  • Southbank Centre

    The Royal Festival Hall can host your ceremony, wedding breakfast and after party and you can do it all with one of the most iconic skylines in London as your back drop. With our late licence you can walk home as Ben Big strikes midnight to one of the many hotels in the local area.

    • Civil Ceremony | Dancing 
    • Ceremony: 15-2,500
    • Dinner: 15 -160
    • Drinks reception: 15-250


    Find out more here

  • Skylon

    With stunning views over the Thames and its own beautiful interiors, Skylon is the ideal wedding venue for the stylish couple. Executive Head Chef Tom Cook delights in creating bespoke menus featuring his British cuisine with a classic French twist to suit the big day.

    • Dinner - <220
    • Drinks recepton <550


    Find out more, here

  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

    This licensed wedding and events venue offers two large function suites with contemporary décor, which can be styled to your preferred theme. Separate kitchens are located adjacent to the suites for outside catering. The stunning Westminster Ballroom provides a flexible space for up to 1,350 guests for a wedding breakfast or reception. Alternatively, choose the Plaza Suite for up to 400 guests. All suites offer a private cloakroom, bar and foyer.  As night falls, the bride and groom can escape to the tranquility of a luxurious suite with iconic city views.

    • Civil Ceremony | Dancing | Accommodation
    • Wedding breakfast or reception (Westminster Ballroom): 1,350 max
    • Wedding breakfast or reception (Plaza Suite): 400 max


    Find out more here

  • OXO2

    Located on Level Two of the Iconic Oxo Tower, this chic and contemporary space makes for a romantic setting, with extensive views across the River Thames.  With an Event Manager on hand to see you through the planning, to being there on the day, you will have a truly memorable experience. 

    • Civil Ceremony | Dancing
    • Standing reception: 400 max
    • Dinner: 180 max


    Find out more here

  • Park Plaza County Hall

    The perfect setting for smaller receptions of up to 100 guests, this venue provides the perfect backdrop of the famous London Eye.  The hotel's 399 spacious and modern bedrooms are available for guests who wish to stay over, and the bride and groom can return to the fourteenth-floor Penthouse Apartments at the end of the day. The Executive Lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows is ideal for cocktail parties and drink receptions, with the adjacent Urban Garden terrace for post-event barbeques.

    • Dancing | Accommodation
    • Reception: 100 max


    Find out more here

  • MBNA Thames Clippers

    Let the river be your “something blue” with MBNA Thames Clippers.  With enough space for up to 220 of your guests and a beautiful river view as you travel; their wedding transfers will make your special day truly memorable for all involved. From champagne wedding receptions, afternoon tea cruises and private charters, travel to and from all major piers on the River Thames. for a truly luxurious experience for the bridal party, choose Orion Clipper, their VIP executive launch.

    • Drinks reception: 220 max


    Find out more here

  • Key information

    To arrange for a registrar to be present at your ceremony, you need to contact the Superintendent Registrar at the local Council. Staff at the Register Office will be able to advise on this. Please note that all the venues above which are licensed for civil marriages/partnerships are in the borough of Lambeth, with the exception of the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie which lies in Southwark.

    Lambeth Register Office
    Lambeth Town Hall
    Brixton Hill
    London, SW2 1RW
    020 7926 9420

    registeroffice@lambeth.gov.uk

    Southwark Register Office
    34 Peckham Road
    London, SE5 8QA
    020 7525 7651

    registrars@southwark.gov.uk