The Happenstance

1 5 5.0 (11 reviews) 
No. 1A, Ludgate Hill, London, Greater London
Business Hours
By Appointment
0203 740 1228

Dream wedding venue - ideally located overlooking St Paul's, an everyday escape that could be miles away.

Ideally located in Paternoster Square overlooking St Paul's, The Happenstance offers a peaceful escape from the buzz of the City and is close to a variety of hotels and transport links. It's a dream location for you and your guests – an everyday escapes that could be miles away.

Featuring an exclusive private dining room alongside the open plan main bar, as well as a gorgeous alfresco terrace overlooking the square, The Happenstance offers a variety of spaces that can be hired out as a whole or separated for smaller parties. The glamorous decor is softened by mood lighting while blankets and hot water bottles create a cosy sanctuary, day or night.

From 3 course menus to canapes and late night nibbles, you can choose from our set menus or develop your own with our chefs. We offer a complimentary tasting session so that you can ensure you're 100% happy with your choices.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 0 / Max 1000


5.0" 11  reviews Review this supplier
21 Oct 2016

We had our wedding at The Happenstance in October 2016. We chose this venue over others as, from the moment we met Will and Rhiannon, it quickly became clear that they were the people we wanted to manage our big day. We had numerous meetings with the team who were always professional and diligent, their attention to detail meant that we didn’t have to worry about anything on the day. From the moment we arrived at the reception we couldn’t have been looked after better, friends and family were all extremely impressed with how attentive and welcoming the staff were. The venue is in a perfect location, with St Paul’s in the backdrop and in the heart of the city. But, it was the hard work, thoughtfulness and friendliness of Edgar/Damian and their team who worked on the day that it made it even more special. We know they do a number of weddings at the venue but, despite this, it felt like the venue was completely transformed to suit us for the day and that’s not an easy feat to achieve in central London! I work near The Happenstance and whenever I walk by I always smile at the memories they created for us. Thank you again! Leon and Victoria xxx

26 Aug 2016

We celebrated our wedding day at The Happenstance with a group of around 125 adults and children and from start to finish we knew we were in safe hands! It was a fantastic celebration with excellent food, well served, in a fantastic setting. We would strongly recommend The Happenstance as a stunning central London venue (right next to St Pauls!) and we are hugely grateful to them for their attention to detail. Will and Rhiannon who orchestrated our event are hugely experienced and well-organised and we quickly felt at home with them. Menu tastings were very enjoyable (!) and even with our stream of elaborate decorations being delivered at the last minute - no requests were too much for them. Arrangements for DJ's, lighting, bands, late licences and cakes all perfectly co-ordinated without any fuss. Huge thanks to everyone at The Happenstance for making our day so special!

15 Apr 2016

From start to finish the experience with the Happenstance was great. Everything ran like clockwork, exactly how we'd planned and imagined it. The food was great the drinks were delicious and served imaginatively in interesting and good-quality glassware. The staff were excellent too!

16 Jan 2016

The Happenstance hosted our wedding reception in January 2016 - from the moment we met Will at the first venue walk round, we knew it was going to be perfect for us. We loved all of the quirky features around the venue and the atmosphere was cosy and friendly. The service we received was impeccable and Will was always on the end of an email to answer our questions. The chef was happy to create a bespoke menu for our big day and all our guests loved the food (and drink!). We have had non-stop compliments on our venue choice and would recommend it for anyone hosting a special event!

5 Sep 2015

We had an amazing day at the Happenstance, and would thoroughly recommend as a wedding reception venue. The food and wine was excellent (and really good value) and the service was outstanding. All the staff were personable, friendly and couldn't do enough to look after us. Will helped us plan our day long in advance and had loads of ideas, suggestions and contacts to help us make the day exactly as we wanted. On the day, Will and all the team at the Happenstance looked after us brilliantly and adapted to every last minute request. They made us feel relaxed and like part of The Team Butterfly family. We cannot recommend The Happenstance highly enough to any couple looking for a London reception venue. Thank you!!

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