Your London Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 87)

HACKNEY TOWN HALL 020 8356 5505 | The striking architecture of Hackney Town Hall makes quite an impression, it is a Grade II Listed building in the heart of Mare Street E8. With its symmetrical main frontage built with Portland stone, the borough’s coat of arms is centred proudly above the front balcony. Not forgetting the iconic Town Hall Steps, it’s everyone’s favourite confetti photo spot. The Town Hall Square surrounding the front of the town hall boasts palm trees and well tended gardens. It is a perfect spot to meet for some picturesque photos before you enter the town hall and a welcomed resting spot for many. Hackney Town Hall offers stunning Art Deco Glamour from the moment you step through the door. You’re welcomed by the grand entrance hall and staircase boasting original 1930’s features. With magnificent sash windows in the assembly hall and the incredible glass roof in the Atria, light floods in abundance creating the perfect backdrop. Ceremonies of 200 guests take place in the North Atrium. There’s also the Council Chamber with Regal fixed seating for 120 – a grand town hall ceremonial space – and also the Committee Rooms seat 100 guests and boast a classic Art Deco 1930s-vibe. Receptions of up to 250 guests are hosted in the Assembly Rooms, which offers a separate entrance with grand staircase, original 1930s dancefloor and sash windows throughout as well as LED lighting and it includes the lavish Bridgetown bar. The North Atrium accommodates 100 loved ones and boasts a state-of the-art glass roof to create the ambience of dining alfresco whatever the weather. SHOREDITCH STUDIOS 07824 643 133 | Located in the heart of Shoreditch and nestled under Victorian railway arches, Shoreditch Studios is a beautifully converted and historic space that’s perfect for your East London nuptials. The warehouse-style venue consists of two interlinked studio spaces as well as a spacious outdoor area, and as one of London’s leading photographic studios for fashion shoots; benefits from crisp white infinity coves which provide a stunning and picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony and reception. The interconnected studios offer seamless changeovers throughout your day from your ceremony and cocktail hour to your wedding breakfast and reception party. Outdoors your guests can make the most of the huge courtyard during the afternoon and early evening and you have the option of dry-hire DIY or bespoke wedding planning and catering packages so there’s something for everyone here. The largest space here can host 170 guests for your ceremony and up to 200 for your evening celebration with ample space for a dancefloor. 20