Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

THE MITRE 020 8979 9988 | This Grade II-listed property dates back to 1665 and is steeped in history, having originally been used as ancillary accommodation for guests of King Charles II at Hampton Court Palace. Set on the banks of the River Thames, if you want to arrive in style, The Mitre has its own riverside jetty equipped with a boat available for hire and beautiful riverside terrace decorated with twinkly lights and Parisian style furniture, perfect for Thameside weddings. Interior designer Nicola Harding is the creative lead behind the transformation of the hotel, which combines quirky British sensibility with elegant authentic luxury. The Orangery provides a picturesque backdrop for your reception with walls lined with live plants and impressive lights and housed on the ground floor, you’ll have access to the entire private terrace and boat jetty. This space can cater for 50 guests. FORTY HALL 020 8363 8196 | Located on the edge of London, Forty Hall’s perfect for couples looking for an idyllic countryside setting yet near to the city. The Grade I listed Jacobean manor house boasts exquisite architecture and stunning views over its ornamental lake, medieval fishing ponds and streams, walled garden and pleasure grounds. There’s a selection of period rooms to choose from in which to host your day. The Long Gallery boasts brick walls, high windows and its ceiling beams give a quirky and country feel to the room. Ideal for larger celebrations, this room can seat 80 guests for a ceremony and 120 for an evening reception. Welcome drinks are served in the Inner Courtyard with its white walls, interior windows, glass doors and a contemporary glass roof allowing natural daylight to flood the space. Located on the ground floor, the Great Hall is one of the most opulent and highly decorated rooms, boasting an exquisite fireplace as its focal point. With rich wooden paneling, Jacobean-style ceilings and large bay windows offering views across the estate, these stunning period rooms are perfect for more intimate gatherings of 40 guests. 25 WATERSIDE VENUES CROWNE PLAZA LONDON DOCKLANDS 020 8055 2000 | Boasting views of Canary Wharf, the O2 and the docks, this Docklands hotel features a host of memorable photo opportunities on its doorstep, including the Emirates Air Line cable cars and Dockers Statue. The modern design and outside terrace makes the building a striking feature in London’s historic docks. The spacious, modern hotel has 210 bedrooms, a restaurant and a vibrant bar. Ceremonies are held in either The Victoria Suite or Docklands East that accommodate 50 and 120 guests respectively. There are a number of reception spaces to choose from for up to 220 people, but the most popular choice is the Docklands Suite, which caters for 160 guests but can also e divided for more intimate gatherings. All packages include a menu tasting and overnight stay for the newlyweds.