Top Alternative Wedding Venues In London (And Outfits To Match!)

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Top Alternative Wedding Venues In London (And Outfits To Match!)

Every love story is unique, so it's no wonder so many couples are looking for an equally unique venue to celebrate their wedding. Shunning more traditional ceremonies, many brides-and-grooms-to-be are opting for a venue that reflects their interests or relationship. Stuck for ideas? Put some fun into formal with the most unusual venues we could find in London and the low down on the dress codes to do them justice!


For a laid-back location to celebrate your love, London offers some top spots where fun is the main factor. The Depot is a venue where barn house meets city centre chic. The trendy venue has long wooden tables and benches with booths available to wind down after dining. However, why not surprise your guests with a trip upstairs to their mystery Escape Rooms, for entertainment there’s no running away from! If you give your guests advance warning, they’ll know to leave the tailcoat at home. A smart casual dress code will keep guests comfortable and make sure no one backs out of the post-wedding bash! Alternatively, you could have some flip flops at the ready so the ladies have no excuse not to join in the fun!


Is your love story like a movie? See your name in lights with a cinema setting at the Everyman Screen on the Green, to celebrate your happy ever after. Whether your journey has been a classic romance or a rom-com, this unique setting will give guests a night to remember. Your guests should look red carpet ready for the premier of your new lives together! We’ve chosen our favourite looks to keep the kids coordinated!


Were you bowled over when you met the one? Then this venue will be right up your alley! The Ham Yard Hotel offers the perfect package; think luxury hotel ceremony meets quirky bowling alley! Following the formalities, the guests can unwind with a friendly (or competitive!) game of bowling. If you’re keeping the games on the down-low, a classic dress code would work as bowling shoes are on hand at the venue for hassle free fun!


If your journey’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride, then why not tie the knot on a slide? Love (and the bride and groom) would be in the air at 262ft as the couple say their vows on the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Following the ceremony, the couple can begin their next chapter by taking the tallest slide down to their ceremony. What better way to take your love to new heights?! For the dress code, anything goes! We’ve picked our favourite fun looks for your younger guests.


If a riverside wedding floats your boat, getting married aboard the Cutty Sark ship will no doubt wow your guests. Say 'I do' on deck and choose from  different decorated spaces below board to enjoy your wedding breakfast. For any infants in the wedding party, try some of these adorable nautical outfits. How a-boat it?

If any of these venues take your fancy we’d love to feature your wedding in our blog. Or if you’re getting married at another alternative venue, please get in touch at

For our top tips on styling your younger wedding party, check out our Wedding Edit for the lowdown on the latest looks.