There’s something so intimate and romantic about a micro wedding. It’s just you and your closest friends and family, coming together to celebrate love. A micro wedding tends to be under 50 people, which has the added advantage of opening up more venue options for you – not to mention it can be more affordable.
Although I’ve only moved to London recently, I’ve quickly fallen in love with the charm, history, and elegance of the city. As a wedding photographer, I am seeing more and more couples opt for micro weddings, as smaller events can often be more romantic and easier to organise than a huge affair. It’s such an honour to be there with you, capturing the fun and excitement of your day.
To help with your planning, here are the best wedding venues for micro weddings in London that I’ve found – you’re sure to love them! These ten venues stand out because they’re quintessentially London, with stunning design, architecture and hospitality. They all cater to smaller, intimate weddings too.
If you and your partner have been thinking, ‘Stuff it, let’s get married’, then the Hoxton in Shoreditch might be the perfect venue – they have one of the best micro wedding packages in London.
I love this creative, industrial spot for weddings since they offer seven rooms and spaces, all in varying sizes – each with charm and personality. If you love the energy and vibe of East London, the Hoxton is for you.
The Birch Hotel in Cheshunt is an absolutely stunning venue. Although it’s advertised as a meeting room and co-working space, the grand halls of the Birch Hotel are ideal for wedding receptions – think grand, ornate ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, aged hardwood floors and delicate pastel walls.
As a micro wedding photographer in London, I love the versatility and personality the spaces here create for wedding photos. With grand, spacious rooms, there’s a lot we can do in terms of creative wedding photos.
If you’re looking for traditional, intimate wedding venues for hire in London, I am in love with Old Marylebone Town Hall. Some of the rooms here really feel like you’re stepping back in time, with oak walls, parquet flooring and ornate fireplaces. I love capturing ethereal romance in my photos for couples, and we can definitely do that here.
If your tastes run more old-fashioned than modern, the understated glamour of Old Marylebone could be just what you need – plus, it’s easy to access via public transport.
For micro weddings in London, especially in summer, check out Chiswick House. From a photography perspective, this stunning 18th-century villa has plenty of outdoor locations that will make for gorgeous photos, including the Garden Pavilion and the Italian gardens around the conservatory, dripping with wisteria and packed with roses and blooms.
Chiswick House can accommodate larger weddings too, in case you decide a micro wedding is a little too small.
From the moment you arrive at Brunswick House, you’re instantly drawn to its beauty. It’s a landmark in central London and a Grade II-listed Georgian mansion, tastefully decorated in period antiques.
Enjoy a cocktail in the parlour before moving into the Saloon & Smoking Room for a decadent meal of modern British cuisine – you’ll feel like you’re in Downton Abbey. Every care is taken at Brunswick House to make your wedding day perfect.
If you’re dreaming of a wedding in a secret garden, there’s really nowhere else quite like Hill Garden & Pergola, near Hampstead Heath. This garden is available for outdoor garden ceremonies, and I think it’s one of the most gorgeous small wedding venues for 20 guests London has to offer (or even fewer people).
Imagine Roman marble columns, floral archways, ivy-covered walls, and gorgeous sunlight streaming down as you walk down the aisle – so picturesque! This spot is managed by the City of London, with capacity for a limited number of weddings each year. Book early so you don’t miss out!
I love RSA House for its heritage charm. This Georgian townhouse also offers packages specifically for small weddings, which is helpful. It was voted one of London’s best wedding venues by the Evening Standard, and with spectacular spaces like the Great Room and the exposed brick walls of the Vaults, it’s easy to see why!
For a chic, modern wedding, I love the South London Gallery. It’s an architecturally unique space, with multiple wedding venue options that blend both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces.
It really stands out for its gardens, stylish stonework, and clean architectural lines, making it one of the top small wedding venues in the UK.
The Hollywood Arms, in Chelsea, is so stylish and posh that you might not want to leave! I love the modern decor, rich in colour and texture – it will feel like you and your guests are stepping onto a movie set.
They offer an in-house wedding coordinator to help with planning and have several private spaces that work well for small weddings.
Set in the heart of Soho, the House of St Barnabas offers a chapel, serene garden and indoor space, making it a perfect wedding location. It’s tastefully decorated with art by contemporary British artists, including Banksy, and the stylish charms of the venue give us ample locations for wedding photos.
Proceeds from events here also go towards a charity that works to end homelessness, so it’s a lovely feeling to know that your wedding day is directly helping others in need.
There is so much to love about these micro wedding venues! They provide the perfect setting for honouring and celebrating your relationship. As one of the top micro wedding and elopement photographers in London, I’ll be with you every step of the way, capturing those candid moments – the toasts, the smiles and the love.
If you have any questions about planning your micro wedding or are looking for more venue ideas, please let me know. I can also help you plan an engagement shoot, which is a fun way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. I would love to work with you to plan your wedding photos and bring your dreams to life, leaving you with lifelong memories from your special day.