Stylish London Rooftop Wedding Venues
Planning a chic city wedding? Look no further than this range of rooftop reception spaces with epic views of the London skyline.
Nothing beats London in the sunshine, and as we move towards warmer days, we’ll all make a beeline for the urban rooftop scene to spend our weekends sipping on chilled rosé and soaking up the long-awaited rays. If this speaks to you, then why not host an open-air reception for the city wedding backdrop of your dreams? With 360-degree skyline views, unbeatable photo opportunities and unlimited hotel hospitality to keep you and your guests topped up, we’ve listed our favourite sky-high venues to take your wedding reception to new heights.
The Stratford Hotel London
Raise the bar with a spectacular rooftop celebration at The Stratford, a design hotel next to Stratford International in East London. Set within the vibrant community of Manhattan Loft Gardens, the Allegra terrace is decked out with lush botanicals, wraparound views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and sun loungers that circulate the edge to catch every last minute of sun. Following the hotel’s effortlessly cool theme of old-school New York mixed with Scandi minimalism, you’ll soar up the seven levels above the triple-height lobby to enjoy drinks, live music and canapés with up to 150 standing guests in the large al fresco garden.
One Hundred Shoreditch
Tying the knot has never looked so stylish than here at One Hundred Shoreditch. This high-rise haven is made for modern-day couples who want to celebrate their love in style. Opening its doors in 2021, this stylish new independent hotel allows you to book out the whole rooftop so you can soak up the bird’s eye city views and laid-back vibe from your own private area. The Californian-style One Hundred Room and Rooftop are complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, trailing cacti, retro furniture and a sweeping blush-hued bar to bring a pop of Palm Springs to the heart of East London. Get ready for a night of music, margaritas and tasty taco sharers for up to 250 standing.
South Place Hotel
South Place Hotel is a vibrant, cosmopolitan hotel in The City with not just one terrace but two! One of our favourite spaces, The Secret Garden, is an intimate open-air bar for 80 guests with quirky interchangeable décor and a retractable roof so you can party come rain or shine. The second more classical space on the top floor, Angler, is a Michelin-starred seafood restaurant that can be booked for banquets and standing receptions for up to 200. The breezy light-filled room sparkles beneath a mirrored ceiling and the wall of windows on one side leads to the Angler terrace, where pretty floral installations frame the London skyline views.
Set in the soaring Heron building, a London skyline icon, SUSHISAMBA spans the 38th and 39th floors at 110 Bishopsgate with awe-inspiring views of the capital. The transparent glass elevators will whisk you up to the sleek Asian-inspired restaurant that offers a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine. At the heart of the wedding space, a theatrical live sushi bar leads onto the highest outdoor terrace in Europe, where the canopy of a blazing orange tree sculpture looms over the circular bar. This rooftop venue in central London certainly has the wow factor, and your guests will be impressed by the world-class sushi too.
The Hoxton, Southwark
An oh-so-cool London rooftop with the cosy feeling of home, The Hoxton, Southwark is the newest member of the Hoxton Hotel collection. With an industrial warehouse aesthetic close to South Bank and some of London’s best galleries and theatres, the design team have made all 14 storeys feel full of warmth and character. The 12th Floor is a key event space when it comes to a stylish indoor-outdoor feel, with a fully stocked bar, DJ equipment and a tropical outdoor terrace, plus comfy lounge areas for any guests who want to take a break from the dance floor. Up to 130 people can enjoy epic views from the open-air patio, sample Seabird restaurant’s Sky to Sea dishes and toast to your happy ever after with a freshly shaken cocktail in hand.
Ham Yard Hotel
For a central London rooftop wedding with a leafy garden atmosphere, head to the Ham Yard Hotel for a reception to remember. On the 4th floor, the large tiled roof terrace has a stylish easygoing ambience, with wicker lounge sofas, apple green cushions and woven lampshades overhead that gives a warm glow to the area come evening time. Up to 100 lucky guests can enjoy an outdoor wedding celebration here, surrounded by fruit trees, seasonal wildflowers and even a kitchen garden that serves up the restaurant’s daily specials. For couples who want a country aesthetic in the heart of London, the Ham Yard Hotel’s terrace is a breath of fresh air.
This botanical sanctuary in Belgravia could be the rooftop venue you've been looking for. Set in an iconic 19th century arts and crafts centre that was once used to house residents' keepsakes from their travels around the world, the building is now a six-storey dining destination that celebrates Nordic and Japanese style and culture. On the top floor, The Roof Garden is an exclusive light-filled space to host your wedding reception with a capacity for up to 60 seated inside and 40 on the outdoor heated terrace, or 160 standing. We love how you can get creative in this space, filling it with plants, themed décor and ambient lighting to reflect your personalities as a couple.
Sea Containers London
The vibrant 12th Knot event space on the rooftop of Sea Containers London gives you the ultimate view of the River Thames on your wedding day. Situated on South Bank with panoramic outlooks of the city skyline, not only is its location iconic, but the wide selection of ingredient-led cocktails, champagnes and live music possibilities will make it a party you'll never forget. The chic rooftop lounge features bright velvet furniture, sleek wooden floors, lush foliage and a dazzling cluster chandelier that adds to the cosmpolitan vibe. 12th Knot is available for exclusive hire for up to 108 seated and 300 people standing, with plenty of room to dance the night away.
Wondering what to wear to your London rooftop wedding? Take a look at our chic city wedding fashion article to plan your dream bridal capsule wardrobe, and for more wedding venue inspiration, visit our Venues page.
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