In the heart of London's bustling urban landscape lie wedding venues in London that resonate with the city's rich tapestry of culture and tradition, ideal for couples planning a small wedding. 

As a London wedding photographer, there is nothing that brings me more joy than this city and what it offers couples looking to plan a modern wedding celebration.

Join me as I tell you about the 10 best venues for a micro wedding in London — some of the city’s most distinguished spaces, where history, architecture, and elegance converge in perfect harmony.

10 Venues For a Micro Wedding in London

  • Chelsea Town Hall
  • The Old Marylebone Town Hall
  • Orleans House Gallery
  • Hackney Town Hall
  • Islington Town Hall
  • Corinthia London
  • The Hoxton 
  • Morden Park House
  • Wandsworth Town Hall
  • The Barbican

Chelsea Old Town Hall

Chelsea Town Hall provides a range of alternatives to help make your wedding day unforgettable, whether you're planning the ceremony, reception, or both for your micro wedding in London.

The Orangery in Holland Park is a great option for a lovely champagne and canape reception on the grass following a romantic summer ceremony.

Chelsea Old Town Hall is ideal for a grandiose reception in the Main Hall with a live band or DJ to keep your guests amused long after the ceremony concludes in the Small Hall.

The staff will collaborate closely with you to make sure your wedding day is everything you had dreamed of, no matter what your style may be.

For portraits, I love to take my couples on a small walk around the venue, along some cool London street crossings and ending with a moment of peace by the Albert Bridge.

The Old Marylebone Town Hall

The Old Marylebone Town Hall is a magnificent structure with beautiful details in every corner.

Everything from the front steps to the hallways and iconic alcoves is photogenic – a timeless space to photograph your micro wedding in London.

Old Marylebone Town Hall is a grade II listed building on Marylebone Road that was built between 1914 and 1920. Its grand front is embellished with columns inspired by classic Roman and Greek architecture, providing some lovely photo opportunities.

As well, the venue is located across the street from Regents Park, making it ideal for a romantic stroll and those post-registry photos.

This is one of my favourite town halls for couples portraits, with an abundance of cool London streets and private mews to capture your romance!

A micro wedding in London at The Old Marylebone Town Hall

Orleans House Gallery

Orleans House Gallery hosts Bridgerton-inspired, romantic weddings.

The Octagon room is an awe-inspiring location to get married, and was designed by architect James Gibbs in the early 1700s. The grand windows enveloping the room provide the perfect warm light for a ceremony. The baroque-era details make this room perfect for art and history lovers alike.

Couples can soak in their confetti shower on the steps outside of the venue and the lush grassy area directly next to the venue can be used for a post-ceremony drinks reception.

Hackney Town Hall

Hackney Town Hall is close to Hackney Central Station and London Fields and has five distinct spaces for a micro wedding in London, each with a unique blend of modern architecture, natural daylight, and vintage details.

One of the best examples of civic art deco architecture in London is at this venue, created by Lanchester & Lodge and inaugurated in 1937.

Now in its 82nd year of operation, this operating town hall is home to the old Assembly Hall, which has the convenience of a separate entry with two exquisite curved stairs that bring guests to the sophisticated space. The stairs are perfect for group portraits and dramatic couples portraits! 

The original 1930s structure has been updated to bring it into the twenty-first century. It now includes two cutting-edge glass-roofed atriums that give you the feeling of being outside in any weather.

A micro wedding in London at Hackney Town Hall
A micro wedding in London at Hackney Town Hall

Corinthia London

The five-star Corinthia London is a timeless luxury hotel with stunning views of the most iconic buildings in the capital, all just a short distance from the River Thames.

Corinthia London is a master of pure British hospitality, perfect for couples seeking a centrally located classical ballroom micro wedding in London with all the facilities you could want.

The entire wedding planning process will be simple thanks to their in-house coordinator, who will help you with every aspect, including choosing table arrangements and communicating with all suppliers.

Morden Park House

Morden Park House, the Merton Council's register office and a wedding venue, is situated in South West London.

Since 2000, the Registrar's Office has been housed in this majestic property, which is classed as a Grade II building. John Ewart constructed the Georgian manor in 1770, which makes a breathtaking venue for micro weddings in London.

It is a timeless and romantic location thanks to its elegant fusion of historical and modern decor.

There are several ceremony halls where you can exchange vows. The Sheridan Room is ideal for the most exclusive ceremonies. Large French windows in this room contribute to its upscale appearance.

You can even choose the Gazebo for your ceremony in the summer to take full advantage of the lovely grounds.

The Hoxton 

The Hoxton is a 14-story warehouse-style hotel wedding venue just a short walk from the South Bank.

It is also within walking distance of some of the best theatres, galleries, and food markets in the city – ideal for those post-wedding activities! 

The hotel is intended to be warm, cosy, and inviting meaning your micro wedding in London will feel like a truly intimate celebration.

Couples and guests are not so much escaping the city as they are embracing its best, most vibrant qualities – joy and community. London is a wonderful, thriving city, and the Hoxton is an important part of its history.

Islington Town Hall

Islington Town Hall is a lovely option if you're looking for a stunning venue for your micro wedding in London.

The Town Hall, located on the beautiful Upper Street, is where the ceremony rooms and registration service are located. It can accommodate up to 85 guests for a wedding or civil partnership. 

With its stately facade and sweeping marble staircase, this magnificent listed building offers a sophisticated venue for your ceremony as well as a striking backdrop for your wedding photos.

Whether you are organising an elegant or laid-back day, their registrars with a wealth of expertise will offer an extra dimension of warmth and celebration!

Wandsworth Town Hall

Queen Mary first opened Wandsworth Town Hall in 1937 and is a Grade II listed structure known for its original art deco design and grand marble hall.

It is the ideal setting for your micro wedding in London, with a choice of five rooms of varying sizes and styles for your ceremony.

Following the ceremony, there are incredible photo opportunities in the art deco marbled hall with its sweeping stairway.

There's also a garden and a secluded courtyard with its own fountain, as well as an imposing main entrance with a stepped approach – this space is ideal for those looking for a stylish space that will complement their love story.

The Barbican

With a licence to conduct civil partnerships and wedding ceremonies, The Barbican Conservatory is the ideal location for your micro wedding in London.

After exchanging vows, transport yourself away to the venue’s private couples area while they serve champagne and canapes to your guests.

The adjoining Garden Room, which is an ideal space for your wedding breakfast, completes the image.

This renovated space features cutting-edge lighting to provide a lovely ambience for after-dinner dancing, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the metropolitan skyline – you can’t go wrong!

Are You Ready To Plan Your Micro Wedding?

From the timelessness of Chelsea Old Town Hall to the creative heartbeat of The Barbican, each of these 10 best venues for a micro wedding in London offers a unique tale.

It is time for you to explore these venues and decide which one best aligns with your wedding vision. 

If you’re ready to enquire about your London wedding photography then get in touch with me today – I can’t wait to hear about your story and the day you’re planning!