Chic in the City - 5 Stylish Wedding venues in the square mile
The Ned - Bank - The Ned, sophisticated, stylish and glamorous ex - Midlands Bank which doubles as a private members club stands proud in the centre of the city. This beautiful venue offers so much in the way of character and I am sure many a naughty story. On entering the main banking hall you are greeted with miles of marble green pillars (as well as a multitude of fabulous bars, dining restaurants and a live band) inviting you through the hoards of city dwellers.
On arrival you are scooped up at reception to begin your wedding journey. Amongst the art- deco and the plush carpets you and your partner are ushered into an elevator to be whisked up to the reception floors. Everything here is luxe, from the decor, the champagne, the glorious high ceilings. The Ned offers two main spaces for your ceremony and dining/dancing - The tapestry room, classic dark oak features, which begs for candle light and dusky hues and the breezy Saloon, white ceilings and wooden floors perfect for filling with your loved ones, and to dance the night away. Available also to hire is an additional pick and mix of rooms to add to your day. The secret gem? You can book the terrace which overlooks the city, an oasis of calm above the hustle and bustle of the finance district below.
Skinners' Hall - Cannon Street - Romantic and charming, Skinners' Hall is hidden on just opposite Cannon Street station. The venue has 7 spaces all classically furnished, with two stunning courtyards, one on entry and one a hidden whimsical roof terrace. The history of the hall is evident throughout and the pride of those who manage the venue is apparent. Classic British fare is on the menu here, with hearty canapes and options to host 3 course wedding breakfast in front of a roaring fire should you hold your wedding at the more festive end of the year or you could opt host a more seasonal bbq inspired feast in the summer months.
The Curtain Hotel - Shoreditch - Trendy, chic and fun is the best way to describe Shoreditch's The Curtain Hotel. A warren of rooms available to party the night away. This contemporary venue has fabulous options for both smaller and larger ceremonies, the boutique New York feel follows you through out while the roof terrace boasts a Lido and Mediterranean feel perfect for a balmy summer's eve. With the decadent DJ room in the basement, promising you the celebration of a lifetime. The hotel has 120 luxe rooms available for when your ready to kick of your dancing shoes and for friends and family to crash in when the night (or early morning!) draws to a close