One of my favourite tasks as a laid back luxury planner, is sourcing intimate wedding venues in London for my clients. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult year for us all. With tougher lockdown restrictions, a new three-tier system in England and another national lockdown looming (November 2020 – December 2020). Those of you considering getting married in London during COVID-19 may feel as if you are stuck in limbo! Especially when guidelines relating to wedding ceremonies and receptions in the UK can change with very little notice. 

Unfortunately, the uncertainty is ongoing and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Whether you’re re-planning your big day, had to postpone or taking your first steps to planning a wedding during COVID-19, my heart goes out to you. 

Small Intimate Wedding Venues in London

Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I can only assume that you are reading my blog because you had your heart set on a big wedding with a huge party. And, the thought of a small wedding ceremony, followed by dinner with friends and family isn’t your idea of a wedding at all! Compromising your original plans is all to overwhelming to say the least. 

It’s been many months since the pandemic changed the way we live and work, and nothing feels more important than staying connected to our friends and family. As a laid back luxury London wedding planner, I’ve handpicked a selection of intimate wedding venues in London, that are sure to steal your heart and have you tie the knot sooner rather than later. From Michelin-starred restaurants located in the sophisticated City of London to grand hotels in Mayfair. You’re sure to fall in love with at least one of these venue spaces and warm to the idea of a intimate ceremony followed by dinner with close friends and family. 

6 Intimate Wedding Venues In London You Shouldn’t Overlook

So, whether you’re planning a grand showstopper reception with a high number of guest (when it’s safe to do so), or a sophisticated intimate celebration with close friends and family. In no particular order as they are all so fabulous, I present to you…a handful of luxury intimate wedding venues in London for your consideration. 

South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel excludes both elegance and style. I first visited South Place Hotel in Spring 2020. And, immediately fell in love with the contemporary variety of luxurious, stunning and unique social spaces. For example, you could choose to celebrate your micro-wedding against the romantic backdrop of London’s sweeping city views. Chill-out at the incredible outdoor terrace or you could treat you and your guests to a world-class dinning experience on the stunning rooftop terrace at their Michelin-starred restaurant Angler. Finished off with an overnight stay in one of their luxury hotel rooms. Put simply, South Place hotel brings everything together under one roof.

RSA House 

I also fell in love with RSA House during summer 2020! This beautiful standout city venue is full of Georgian architecture and modern facilities. The art-lined Great Room is one of my favourite rooms here. It may come as a surprise to you,  but the Great Room at RSA House isn’t just for huge wedding parties. The Great Room is full of rich history and is a must see. The clever lighting instantly makes this space into something more intimate. The lofty high-ceilings paired with the stunning dome’s skylight will have you dining under the starts in style. RSA House definitely has the wow factor.

10-11 Carlton House Terrace 

I had the pleasure of visiting this spectacular Grade I listed Georgian Townhouse, summer 2020. This beautiful Central London venue offers private hire of 10 different rooms, each with their own character and charm. For an intimate wedding in London, I’d highly recommend the Music Room, the Lee Library or a personal favourite of mine the Cornwall Room. They are the perfect match for civil or religious ceremonies, non-religious wedding blessings & elegant private dining functions.

The Landmark

One of London’s most sought-after private dining rooms: The Tower Suite at The Landmark. This unique private dining room offers classic style and elegance. The sky really is the limit here! The stunning glass roof offers a fantastic view over the stunning winter garden. The private dinning room creates the perfect ambience for an intimate wedding celebration in West London. Plus, you could always stay the night – the executive corner suite is a family favourite of ours.

The Biltmore Mayfair

Located in London’s prestigious Grosvenor Square, The Biltmore Mayfair will not disappoint the modern day independent bride. It’s both modern and sophisticated. Surrounded by gardens and greenery the hotel offers a seamless balance of distinguishing character and unrivalled service for the modern busy bride who needs to keep both her loved-ones and business associates in mind when planning her big day. 

You can unwind with mum at the Tea Lounge and enjoy one of London’s finest afternoon teas. Let your hair down with your bridal squad at the sophisticated Pine Bar.  Enjoy a world-class meal with your business associates at one of the capital’s most sought-after restaurants: the Betterment. Or simply enjoy sweet delicacies and a moment to yourself in the Writer’s Corner (I’d recommend the Dorset spice apple cake). 

So whether you’re thinking micro wedding or exuberant party, pre-wedding or post-wedding celebrations you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Biltmore Mayfair. They have it all: expansive ballrooms, exquisite intimate private dinning rooms, an all year round terrace and more.

Clissold House 

As a Hackney based wedding planner, my blog wouldn’t be complete without the mention of Clissold House. This grade II listed venue provides a stunning setting for an intimate wedding in North London. The large ornate windows flood the space with ample natural light and boasts exceptional views across Clissold park.

You’ll be spoilt for choice here. The house offers two main rooms on the first floor with an outdoor terrace. The Drawing Room, Dining Room and adjoining Hallway are perfect for the most stylish of weddings. The original features such as the iconic spiral staircase ensure breathtaking photo opportunities for you and your guest. A fantastic choice for an intimate celebration in North London. 

What Did You Think About The Intimate Wedding Venues I Mentioned Today?

So that’s it. A small selection of intimate wedding venues for your consideration. In summary, we first had: South Place Hotel. Second, RSA House. Third, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace. Fourth, The Lamdmark, fifth Clissold House and last but not least, The Biltmore Mayfair.

Let’s Connect?

I really hope you enjoyed reading my blog. Please feel free to contact me, if you’re fed-up of waiting to tie the knot and have changed your mind about having a big wedding. I can help you plan an intimate wedding in London, safely reuniting your closest friends and family.

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I’m Still Not Sure If A Small Intimate Wedding Is For Me!

If you feel the intimate wedding venues i’ve shared today are not quite what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I’m always keen to utilise my little black book of wedding venues for my couples. In other words, I’ll handpick the best small intimate wedding venues in London for you, and have you saying yes to the venue in no time.

Marsha Mollineau-Griffiths

Laid back luxury wedding planner in London.