If the venue search is on your ‘to do’ list and you are looking for a flexible venue in the heart of the city, One Weddings offer a number of elegant spaces to hold your ceremony and reception in the beautiful iconic buildings.
Hands up who’s back to the wedding planning after a little break with the festivities? If you’re at the start of the planning or newly engaged, then no doubt you will be searching for your wedding venue. It’s important to find somewhere that not only ticks off most (if not all!) of your ‘wish list’ requirements but also somewhere that feels right and that has the flexibility to suit your style.
One Weddings have two beautiful London wedding venues that could well be worth considering, each offering flexibility and something slightly unique, whether you are looking for a ‘dry hire’ venue or a fully bespoke service.
It also has a huge benefit of having a number of spaces that can all be hired individually or all together for a wedding, plus a private off-road entrance and two versatile outdoor courtyard garden spaces, which is very rare to find in a venue in London. It is a licensed venue so can host a civil ceremony here.
For a very exclusive wedding, you can arrange full use of all the spaces, so that the venue is entirely yours for the duration of the event.
We love the idea of holding the ceremony in the romantic and bright East Gallery dressed with striking floral displays and afterwards everyone heading out to the private garden for a Champagne and canapé reception to make the most of the amazing outdoor space! Otherwise a good plan B is to hold the reception in the inviting South/West Galleries with comfy lounge seating and live music should the Great British Weather not be so kind!
After you’ve mingled with guests and had your photographs, guests will be wowed as they enter the very grand Soane Hall, which in itself is impressive, or can be styled with atmospheric lighting, decor and flowers to work to your vision. Here you can enjoy your wedding meal and evening celebrations that can continue late into the night amongst a magical setting.
The benefit of having One Marylebone as a ‘dry hire’ is you can use the spaces however you like, whether you’d prefer your ceremony in the Soane Hall and dining in the Galleries to suit your requirements, and depending on if it’s an intimate gathering of 50 or a grand dinner for over 300 guests, the spaces are really flexible.
A view of Buckingham Palace Gardens, flooded natural light, chandeliers, high ceilings… One Belgravia ticks every box for an elegant London wedding venue, plus it’s located just moments from Hyde Park so a convenient location for a London wedding!
We love the grandeur of the typical historic townhouse with U-shaped Grand Gallery with it’s crystal chandeliers, parquet flooring (we LOVE!) and ornate architecture, and the contrast of the cosy and full of character wood panelled Oak Room on the ground floor and the sweeping staircase to take you there, is the perfect whisky den.
Again, as a ‘dry hire’ venue couples have the flexibility to use the blank canvas spaces as they wish. Whilst the Oak Room can accommodate for ceremonies (capacity 60) it’s also perfect for drinks receptions or an intimate dinner.
The Grand Gallery works beautifully with either more formal round tables or elegant long tables for a wedding breakfast and with the unique U-shape, can also host dancing afterwards for up to 150 guests. The neutral backdrop and beautiful wood floor means you can go with any colour scheme, and dress the space as you wish!
All the venues have the offering of in-house catering from their division, One Dining, specialising in delicious seasonal menus, using the best of British produce. The executive chef has a passion for sourcing new ingredients from independent local suppliers to ensures his menus continue to surprise and delight. They’ll also be happy to create a bespoke menu if you have specific requirements.
One Weddings also offer support and project management with the wedding planning with their expert knowledge and guidance on the venues and various spaces and have recommended production suppliers that can create a day to your vision and style.
Visit the One Weddings website for more information or to make an enquiry for One Marylebone or One Belgravia. Wishing you good luck with the venue search and finding the ‘One’!
This is a post in collaboration with One Weddings.