Very Spectacular Venues…
London is brimming with gorgeous venues in which to get married from the unique and glamorous One Marylebone to the stylish and sophisticated Claridges. However, if you’re getting married in 2011 and are looking for something different; a venue that your friends haven’t been to and you’re colleagues haven’t married in, and somewhere which hasn’t already graced the pages of the bridal magazines, then look no further.
Next year, London will be welcoming a number of cool, stylish and luxury new hotels into the capital, many of which will provide great locations for civil ceremonies or receptions…whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner for 40 or a lavish party for 400.
Here’s our run down of some of the best…
The W – Opening February 2011
Wow…slap bang in the heart of London in Leicester Square, The new W Hotel is stylish, chic and cool and will provide the perfect wedding reception for an urban and fashionable party couple looking to dazzle their guests with glitterballs, high-end furnishings and an eclectic atmosphere. The hotel opens on Valentine’s Day so it could make the perfect proposal spot or even a place to celebrate an anniversary.
The Corinithia – Opening April 2011
Situated on the site of the former Metropole Hotel near Trafalgar Square, the Corinithia oozes style and glamour. With 45 suites (some within the building’s turrets), sweeping staircases and glistening chandeliers, and not forgetting views of the London skyline and River Thames, The Corinithia will appeal to city couples who appreciate high quality, opulence and exclusivity. The hotel will be taking bookings from December 13th for 2nd April 2011 onwards.
Montcalm Hotel – June 2011
Situated on the doorstep of the Old Truman Brewery in the heart of London’s cool east end, The 5 star Montcalm hotel will be opening mid-2011 and will offer over 230 king-size bedrooms as well as amazing new event spaces for weddings, parties and all-round celebrations. If location, history and experience are anything to go by, this hotel is going to be a popular choice for London’s cool crowd so keep your eyes peeled for more news on the opening.
Firmdale Hotel – TBC
Now this one I am really excited about…situated in the heart of Soho, boutique hotel operator Firmdale are adding to their already successful stable of hotels with their new Soho offering. The new £90m hotel will boast 90 deluxe bedrooms, a restaurant, spa, state-of-the-art cinema and private event rooms. So if you like The Covent Garden Hotel or The Soho or any of the others for that matter then do consider the new kid on the block as its sure to become a firm favourite for Londoners wanting a unique city wedding experience.
And don’t forget…if you’re looking for help finding your dream wedding venue in London or the South East then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and consider using our Tailored Consultancy Service which provides a bespoke Venue Search and Selection service for couples.
Have a lovely weekend!
Top left: The W Hotel
Top right: The Old Truman Brewery
Bottom left: The Corinithia Hotel
Bottom right: The Haymarket Hotel