This dreamboat of a venue doesn't just offer views of the Thames, it sits right on top of it. Three, versatile decks with stunning riverside vistas ooze sophistication, and can host up to 200 guests between them. Plus, if the weather's on your side, marquee sides make open-air ceremonies a breeze.
The Yacht, Temple Pier Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN
Torn between country retreat, or something right in the heart of it all? Why not have both? This stunning Grade II listed Georgian mansion is only a stone's throw from central London, yet peers over 11 acres of landscaped gardens. It's the only venue licensed to marry in one of London's Royal Parks, too.
Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, TW10 5HX
Bulbous scraper The Gherkin is a mainstay on London's skyline, and the view from inside is just as impressive. Step out of the high-speed lifts at the 39th floor, and you're met by a panorama few buildings in London can rival; its vaulted glass dome means you and your guests can ogle the rest of the city in full 360-degree splendour.
The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
Tie the knot in this sky-high venue and you'll be walking on clouds — literally. Situated on the 34th floor of London's tallest building, Shangri-La's double-height windows provide ample opportunity to marvel at the city, while its picture-perfect grand staircase calls out for a feature in those wedding snaps.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Clasped at the top of Anish Kapoor's twisty, steely sculpture lies this versatile space with one heck of a view. As the (slightly unconventional) jewel in the crown of London's Olympic Park, this unique east London vantage point offers sweeping views across the city, as well as the world's longest tunnel slide to bring you back down to earth. That's one for the memory books...
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2AD
WWT London Wetland Centre
Getting hitched at the London Wetland Centre is wild in more ways than one — there are more than 100 acres of lakes, pools and meadows to explore. Located just 10 minutes from Hammersmith, the reserve's bucolic lakeside venues feel an absolute world away, with ample opportunity to take in the surrounding flora and fauna.
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
The Petersham Hotel
From grand Portland stone staircases to ornate chandeliers, this historic venue — perched on the side of Richmond Hill — is full of Victorian character. Built in 1865, its cosy interior is complemented by sweeping views over a picturesque stretch of the Thames.
The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
OXO2’s minimalistic interior is the ultimate blank canvas for a chic celebration, but it’s the venue’s riverside views that’ll really steal the show. Mammoth folding windows welcome the bright lights of the city, for a stylish backdrop that’ll keep you partying into the night.
OXO2, OXO Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH
No. 1 Poultry's unique architectural style divides critics, but it's still a great place to bring the family together. It's one of the youngest listed buildings in England, and its manicured rooftop gardens and toasty heated terraces (home to the stylish Coq d'Argent) boast some of the best skyline views in the City.
Coq d'Argent, No. 1 Poultry, EC2R 8EJ
St Pancras by Searcys
With buckets of natural light and that beautiful recognise-it-anywhere latticed ceiling, it's no wonder couples are eager to have their wedding ceremonies on the Grand Terrace of St Pancras Station. Added enticements come in the shape of a Champagne fountain at the St Pancras Grand Brasserie and Champagne Bar, and the nearby Eurostar waiting to whisk you away on a European honeymoon.
St Pancras by Searcys, Grand Terrace, St Pancras International Station, N1C 4QL.
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