10 Unique Wedding Venues in Islington

London is brimming with luxury hotels, sophisticated banqueting halls and contemporary restaurant venues. Finding your perfect wedding venue is much easier when you have a specific area to focus on.

A popular London borough that couples often opt for is Islington, one of London’s central districts with a cosmopolitan appeal. Islington brims with a myriad of lively bars, restaurants and markets. Plus, the scenic barge-lined Regent’s Canal runs through its vibrant centre.

A range of small, medium and large event spaces are scattered across the neighbourhood, meaning that there is something for everyone. We’ve handpicked a list of Islington wedding venues to help you streamline your search.

1. Andaz London Liverpool Street

Andaz London Wedding Venue, Ballroom, Photography by Owen Billcliffe

Andaz London Liverpool Street is an eclectic Islington wedding venue that sits on London Liverpool Street station’s doorstep. It reflects the creative vibe of its immediate surroundings. The 5-star hotel boasts an artistic mix of original characteristics and new renovations, and it’s a gateway to a labyrinth of unique event spaces both large and small.

Check out the beautiful 1912 Masonic Temple, encased in marble, with a gilded ceiling and charismatic leather seating. Or, feast your eyes on the Grade II listed 1901 ballroom, with its stained-glass dome that has stayed intact through both World Wars. Andaz London Liverpool Street has is an exciting canvas to make your own; it’s where history comes to life in the present day.

These function rooms are just a flavour of what’s to come on your venue viewing. It’s worth seeing Andaz London Liverpool Street in person to see how versatile as is offers packages and is perfect for that London Asian Wedding, it could be for your one of a kind Islington wedding.

Event Spaces

The Masonic Temple. A unique and historic space to share with your nearest and dearest. It has a capacity of 44 for a banquet and 60 for a drinks reception.

The 1901 Ballroom. This decadent ballroom boasts Victorian glamour in abundance. It’s a magnificent marble masterpiece with a capacity of 180 for a banquet, 150 for a dinner dance and 180 for a drinks reception.

The Great Eastern Room. A flexible multifunctional canvas with bright natural light. And customisable ceiling LEDs. It has a capacity of 220 for a banquet, 160 for a dinner dance and 300 for a drinks reception.

Bishopsgate. This traditional Victorian space has beautiful high ceilings and the smaller adjoining Chancery Room, which is useful as a breakout area, or for ceremony registration. It has a capacity of 70 for a banquet and dinner dance, and 100 for a drinks reception.

Fenchurch. This elegant suite boasts feature fireplaces and sizeable floor-to-ceiling length windows overlooking the vibrant city surrounds. It allows up to 60 for a banquet, 40 for a dinner dance and 100 for a drinks reception.

Key Features

  • Proximity to London Liverpool Street Station
  • The dedicated wedding planner will guide you through planning from start to finish
  • 267 rooms for your guests to retire to after dancing the night away
  • An accomplished team of Andaz chefs who will deliver you a bespoke menu
Visit Andaz London Liverpool Street’s Website

2. The Brewery

The Brewery is a vast, former beer factory that has been transformed into a superlative celebration space to host up to 600 guests. Its colossal capacity, characterful interiors, and expert events team combine to create the perfect dry hire space for large Asian and Jewish weddings.

Located in Islington’s cosmopolitan centre of Liverpool Street, the archway entrance creates a sense of occasion from the get-go. In the cobbled Courtyard, a glass-walled marquee appears during the summer months.

Indoors, the 18th-century brewing and storage rooms now still have the 225-year-old beams and factory windows intact. Its country barn atmosphere and flexible event spaces make The Brewery unique. There aren’t many Islington wedding venues quite like this.

The Brewery Social Gathering, Glass Marquee

Event Spaces

The Porter Ton. This colossal function room boasts a raised balcony area and a beamed ceiling that you can illuminate with colour changing LEDs and fairy lights. With effective production, you can completely transform this space to suit your theme.

The Sugar Rooms. Both of these former brewing rooms boast large factory-style windows that flood the spaces with natural light. The Upper Sugar room also has a rustic exposed beamed ceiling, which forms a beautiful setting for both ceremonies and receptions for 120 guests.

King George III Room. This excellent event space commemorates the King, who once visited the Brewery. It can host up to 300 seated guests, beneath its barrel-vaulted ceiling and historic lanterns. It’s adjacent to the Queen Charlotte Room, which also makes a great break out space.

The Smeaton Vaults. With a hint of imagination, you can bring these basement rooms to life with mood lighting and white painted walls. They initially stored beer up to the ceilings, and the copper pipes and suspended iron walkway remain installed to recall their brewing past.

Key Features

  • 5-10 minute walk from London Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations
  • The nearby car park offers special discounted rates for your wedding guests
  • The award-winning chef, Tom Gore, will design a bespoke menu for your wedding day.
  • Capacity ranges from 110 to 600 seated, and there is a ceremony license in all rooms
  • Cobbled courtyard for outdoor receptions, with a glass marquee during summer
  • Wedding packages start from 130.00 GBP per person
  • Fully integrated LED lighting system
  • Montcalm London City hotel opposite with negotiable rates for your guests
Visit The Brewery’s Website

3. Devonshire Terrace

Devonshire Terrace, Amy B Photography, Terrace

Devonshire Terrace has a delightful setting with an indoor-outdoor appeal as you enter its large industrial courtyard with a glass atrium roof. This Islington wedding venue was built in the 1800s as a warehouse to store shipped goods like silk and mother of pearl. It now holds a rare outside ceremony licence, so guests can watch you tie the knot come rain or shine under the weatherproof glass ceiling.

The restaurant has a trendy and casual a la mode style, with velvet accent chairs, wooden floors and a fresh open-plan layout. The talented chefs will serve up modern European cuisine, and a bespoke menu suited to your taste and style. The restaurant also has four unique private dining rooms that can be hired alone as part of the exclusive venue. They make useful break out spaces for those wanting a moment of calm on your wedding day.

At Devonshire Terrace, there is an unmistakable chilled-out charm about the place. It’s easy to feel at home and the wedding team are on hand to make things as seamless and straightforward as possible. They’ll work tirelessly to create a wedding with a lasting impression.

Devonshire Terrace, Teddy Pig Photography, Devonshire Square

Event Spaces

Exclusive use of the venue. Devonshire Terrace’s beautiful industrial features are evident in both the courtyard and contemporary restaurant. The glass roof makes a real statement feature and floods light into the venue. From intimate to grand gatherings, Devonshire terrace has you covered. There’s a capacity for 160 seated or 400 standing in the restaurant and 200 for outdoor ceremonies.

Key Features

  • Extensive wine list and contemporary cocktail makers
  • Spectacular views of the iconic Gherkin building
  • The nearby car park offers special discounted rates for your wedding guests
  • The dedicated wedding team will guide you through planning from start to finish
  • Many dining options are on offer, from three-course seated mals, creative canapes, innovative bowl foods and sharing platters
  • You can bring in external Kosher and halal caterers
  • Packages start from £80, and a minimum spend applies
Visit Devonshire Terrace’s Website

4. Drapers’ Hall

Drapers Hall Wedding Venue, Livery Ha

History seeps through the walls at Drapers’ Hall. If age and character are what you are looking for in your Islington wedding venue, this could tick all the right boxes. Drapers’ Hall is in the heart of the City of London, and its royal and majestic interiors are enough to take your breath away.

In Tudor times, this was once the site of Thomas Cromwell’s palace in the 1530s. The Guild of Drapers subsequently bought it in 1543, and the building has been preserved ever since. This historic venue’s beauty is owed to the careful restoration that has taken place over the centuries.

All of the original features are kept in immaculate condition, and you’ll spy them in films such as The King’s Speech, The Apprentice and the Great British menu. Drapers’ Hall has a unique ambience that has stood the test of time.

Drapers Hall Wedding Venue, Livery Hall, Photography by Gomes

Event Spaces

The Livery Hall. This exquisite banqueting suite is worthy of royal attendance. The dramatic ceiling paintings, rich gold leaf details and regal marble pillars depict Buckingham Palace in many films. Dine-in splendour and seat up to 276 guests in The Livery Hall.

Court Dining Room. This is the oldest room in the venue, dating back to the 1660s. It’s a magnificent suite that overlooks the private Drapers’ Garden. The rich decorative setting is perfect for drinks receptions or a banquet, and it’s often used alongside the Drawing Room.

Drawing Room. This quiet room is next to the Court Dining Room. The 19th Century decor and Victorian chandeliers make an opulent backdrop to a champagne reception before guiding your guests to the Livery Hall for a royal banquet.

The Drapers’ Garden. This hidden corner of the city is a peaceful escapade away from the city’s hustle and bustle. It’s an idyllic setting to welcome your guests on a beautiful summer day, and its large size allows for 180 guests to mingle.

Key Features

  • Dramatic 16th-century architecture
  • A quiet courtyard for alfresco receptions
  • Capacities of up to 400 standing and 276 seated
  • A famous film set for quintessential British period dramas
  • Classic Grand Piano, dancefloor and stage included in venue hire
  • The dedicated Events Team will guide you through planning from start to finish
  • All packages include all necessary staffing and the use of our in-house AV, including staging, lectern, PA system and microphones, silver candelabra table centres, cake stand and knife, dancefloor, and use of our baby grand piano in the Livery Hall.
Visit Drapers’ Hall’s Website

5. Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle Wedding Venue, Bar

There aren’t many skyscraper venues in Islington quite like this. Duck and Waffle rises above the rest and has a dazzling view of the London skyline by day and night. The exotic, vibrant energy of the interiors will infuse your reception with a contemporary buzz.

The large restaurant area is versatile and flexible, given that you can move all of the seating fixtures to transform the space into a layout that suits your vision. The yellow rippled ceiling and open-air kitchen add other theatrical elements to your reception, and the food does the talking at this extraordinary Islington wedding venue.

The prolific playful menu is impressive with its unusual yet ingenious food pairings and exciting cocktail combinations. The buzzy atmosphere and chic urban style are sure to get the party started at your London wedding reception.

Duck & Waffle Wedding Venue, Whole Venue 2

Event Spaces

Exclusive restaurant hire. Duck & Waffle is one of the most sought after and critically acclaimed restaurants in London. Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, this contemporary sky-high restaurant will make your wedding reception stand out from the crowd.

Key Features

  • Situated close to Liverpool Street Station
  • Exclusive hire is dependent on a minimum spend of £30,000
  • The lift will transport your guests at incredible 5 metres per second
  • Unrivalled views of the Olympic Park, the Tower of London and the Gherkin, plus the floor-to-ceiling windows flood the restaurant with light
  • Experience artful reinventions of British classics and refreshing cocktail concepts from award-winning chefs and bartenders
  • Theatrical open-air kitchen, inside-out bar and social booth seating
  • The restaurant is home to the highest private dining room in the UK
  • Event space for up to 250 standing and 120 dining
  • Capacity rises to 650 guests if combined with sister restaurant SUSHISAMBA
Visit the Duck & Waffle Website

6. Humble Grape Fleet Street

Humble Grape Fleet Street Wedding Venue, Main Dining Room, Photography by Greg Coltman.3jpg

Celebrate your nuptials in a world of wine. When it comes to pairing food with premium labels and bottles from around the world, there aren’t many places like The Humble Grape Fleet Street. They’ll match your wedding day menu note by note, with the help of their excellent in-house sommelier. Plus, you can directly import artisan wines to avoid extra margins from agents and distributors.

The in-house chefs can tailor the menu to suit your taste, as everything is freshly prepared and sustainably sourced for your wedding day. This Islington wedding venue is very atmospheric, with its double-vaulted crypt ceilings beneath the ancient St Bride’s church.

It’s a hidden secret in the heart of the city, and a place you’ll likely to revisit for anniversaries to come. The in-house wedding and events team are hugely passionate about the venue. They make sure that every Humble Grape wedding one to remember.

Humble Grape Fleet Street Wedding Venue, Main Dining Room, Photography by Greg Coltman

Event spaces

Exclusive hire of the venue. Tucked beneath a historic church, Humble Grape Fleet Street has a cosy atmosphere and a sense of occasion. Featuring exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings and distinct areas for a standing reception and dining, you can layout the room in any way you like.

Key Features

  • Trendy yet historical setting, with a capacity for up to 80 seated guests
  • Customisable British menu using fresh, sustainable ingredients
  • Humble Grape Fleet Street has been an independent wine-merchant since 2009, importing handcrafted wines from around the world
  • The in-house wine experts deliver an outstanding wine experience, paired to your wedding day menu
  • Dedicated events team to ensure everything runs smoothly and effortlessly
Visit the Humble Grape Fleet Street’s Website

7. Ironmongers’ Hall

Ironmongers Hall Private Party, Banqueting Hall

Ironmongers’ Hall has seen centuries of charity balls and stately functions. Your wedding day could be the next exclusive event to become a part of its history. The striking architecture is regal yet not stuffy, and the warmth of the interior is inviting in all seasons.

Built in the Jazz Age, Ironmongers Hall is decorative in style. Still, it’s not overbearing, so you can add your florals and decorations to give it a personal stamp. What’s more, with exclusive hire, you’ll have the entire venue at your disposal, including the charming courtyard which is a rarity given its central location.

Ironmongers Hall is fully licensed for ceremonies and makes a stunning backdrop to weddings for up to 150 guests. The grand staircase, the fountain in the courtyard, and the four unique function rooms provide a magical setting for a memorable London wedding.

Ironmongers' Hall Wedding Venue, Banqueting Hall, Photography by Damian Mower

Event Spaces

The Banqueting Hall. The large, beautiful room will capture your imagination and send you back to the 1920s. Its impressive high ceilings, stained glass windows, opulent chandeliers and Minstrels gallery look like they’re from the scene of a fairy tale.

The Drawing Room. This elegant room on the first floor is one of the most versatile for up to 60 people for wedding receptions. It’s proud to be the home of the largest William Morris tapestry in the country, as well as a historic fireplace and bookcases displaying unique heritage artefacts.

The Court Room. This ground floor events space for up to 60 guests boasts an abundance of natural daylight that floods through the magnificent stained glass windows. The decorative plasterwork on the ceiling is another characterful feature, and it was featured in Harry Potter.

The Luncheon Room. This atmospheric room showcases wooden panels, an antique Turkish carpet and classical regency furniture. The enormous stained glass windows add further light and impact, and they look over the quaint courtyard outside.

Key Features

  • Excellent audiovisual equipment and desirable acoustics for speeches and music
  • Room for 60 to 150 seated guests
  • Exclusive use of the entire venue
  • Private outdoor courtyard space
  • Dedicated Events Team to guide you through planning and decision making
  • A wide range of menus and catering options are available
Visit the Ironmongers’ Hall Website

8. The Kitty Hawk

The Kitty Hawk Wedding Venue, Top Floor

Rustic yet refined, The Kitty Hawk is an inviting Islington wedding venue that welcomes artistic couples who prioritise great food and an unfussy social ambience. This restaurant venue in the heart of the city is easy to get to, and it has a fabulous in-house wedding team to help you plan every detail.

The interior is the epitome of laidback luxury, where guests can mingle and move freely amongst the atmospheric open-plan space. The glamorous bar and warming fire pit will introduce your guests to the distinctive Kitty Hawk vibe as they walk in.

To the right, your intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast can take place. With an elegant curtain to divide the venue, the events team can subtly transform the space whilst your guests are enjoying custom cocktails in the bar area.

The Kitty Hawk Wedding Venue, Lower Floor

Event Spaces

Exclusive use of the entire venue. This versatile space offers couples a contemporary and slick interior where decor and wedding design options are limitless. The Kitty Hawk can prepare weddings of all sizes, from 250 guest standing receptions to seated banquets for 80.

Key Features

  • Located in Liverpool Street
  • Capacity for up to 80 seated and 250 standing
  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies
  • Atmospheric fire pit and flexible floor plan
  • Delicious and bespoke in-house menu freshly prepared using the finest ingredients
  • A dedicated events team to bring your wedding day dreams to life
Visit The Kitty Hawk's Website

9. The Ned

The Ned Corporate Dining, Tapestry Room

Iconic in name and location, guests travel the world over to visit this magnificent members’ club in the heart of the city. Conveniently located mere moments from Bank station, this former Midland Bank is now a stylish oasis with nine restaurants occupying the banking counters and an array of private function spaces on the sixth floor.

The acclaimed architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, designed The Ned, and its name is an ode to his legacy. The interiors have been miraculously restored to respect the Grade I listed features, making it a unique and timeless setting for a wedding. The glamorous Art Deco design is ever-present, and each function room is steeped in historical significance.

There is also a beautiful outdoor terrace with a spectacular view of the Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral. What better setting to kick off an unforgettable Islington wedding? With an expert team at your disposal, they’ll bring the creativity, experience and passion needed to make your wedding day a real success.

The Ned Wedding Venue, Corridor, Photography by Jessica Williams

Event Spaces

The Tapestry Room. This jaw-dropping restored space feels as though time has stood still. It’s a timeless and atmospheric room with polished walnut panelled walls, Herringbone floors, and a remarkable tapestry that encases the entire upper walls. It fits 120 seated guests.

The Saloon. This was initially the Director’s meeting room and its decadent in every detail. The regal pillars, high ceilings and feature fireplaces make it a remarkable and tasteful space to host your ceremony for 70 guests. The natural light glitters on the opulent chandeliers.

Key Features

  • One minute walk from Bank Station
  • Licensed for ceremonies
  • Event spaces with the capacity for 70 – 120 seated guests
  • Private dining area in the original bank vaults
  • Late licence until 1am or later (DJ must finish at midnight)
  • 252 hotel rooms for your guests, with walk-in rainforest showers and beautiful interiors.
  • The Ned exudes a 1920s Jazz Age appeal
  • The Ned Spa offers massages, beauty treatments, male grooming and hairdressing
Visit The Ned's Website

10. Plaisterers’ Hall

Plaisterers Hall Private Meetings, The Livery Hall

History, prestige and old-world glamour make Plaisterers’ Hall a unique wedding venue in Islington. This ancient Livery Hall is a custodian of heritage and tradition and forms a stately backdrop to any wedding day celebration.

Located at One London Wall, between the City of London and the West End, Plaisterers’ Hall is the largest remaining Livery Hall in central London that boasts original neoclassical architecture. The opulent chandelier speckled interiors combine with integrated AV equipment and customisable LED lighting to give the venue a touch of the old and the new.

The transport links are just as desirable too, with Moorgate, Barbican and St Pauls stations a short walk away. It’s an accessible venue in Islington that’s worth checking out if you’re after a versatile yet historical setting.

Plaisterers Hall Wedding Venue, Great Hall

Event Spaces

The Great Hall: Majestic and impressive, The Great Hall will bring lasting memories on your wedding day. The room is licensed for ceremonies and can also accommodate up to 550 standing and 374 seated. The neoclassical interiors make an extraordinary backdrop.

Livery Hall: Adjacent to the Great Hall, The Livery Hall is perfect for pre-dinner drinks receptions, ceremonies or dancing for up to 70 seated guests and 220 standing.

Humber Room and Mott Room: These smaller rooms are tucked away from the main event spaces, making them the ideal break out area, bridal changing room or kid’s creche. They can fit up to 22 seated guests, or you can remove the seats to store more belongings.

Key Features

  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies
  • Proximity to Moorgate, Barbican and St Pauls stations
  • Dedicated wedding specialists to guide you every step of the planning process
  • Mouthwatering menus and diverse dining packages by the trusted Create caterers
  • The nearest parking is at Aldersgate Street Carpark, 158-170 Aldersgate Street
  • Plaisterers’ Hall have an accredited list of Asian and Kosher caterers who regularly work at the venue
Visit Plaisterers' Hall's Website

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