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11 London warehouse wedding venues

A non exhaustive list of my favourite London warehouse wedding venues…

Warehouse wedding venues are pretty in-demand and I’m not surprised – they are some of my favourite places to photograph weddings and they somehow also feel like they really encapsulate true London style, especially if you’re a creative couple looking for a wedding venue where you can really show off your personality.

Many of these industrial wedding venues operate on a dry hire basis – unlike a ‘traditional’ venue, you must supply everything from tables and chairs to forks to glassware and everything in between. Don’t let that worry you though, as there are plenty of businesses who will take care of that for you too – from on the day wedding co-ordinators like The Wedding Arrangers, to catering companies that are familiar with the venues and even complete planning services who’ll take care of everything for you the upswing is you an run the day exactly as you want. No sit down dinner, drag bingo and a ceiling covered in flowers? Street food vans and bands playing all afternoon – no problem.

So I’ve collated a list of some of my favourite urban wedding venues, arranged by area (because I know how tribal you can all be!) and a little bit about why I like it so much. Enjoy this list of 11 Best London warehouse wedding venues – I’m quite certain there’s some gems I’ve missed out!

Other ideas

If you’re still daunted by the idea of a dry-hire wedding, or maybe looking for something a tiny bit more intimate, but you like the Warehouse style, there’s plenty of other venues with a similar look and feel to some of these; keep your eyes out for a blog post on stylish wedding venues that aren’t dry hire soon!

East London warehouse wedding venues

It feels like there might just be more warehouse venues in East London than anywhere else – that’s probably right… East London’s history as a centre for textiles, its position on the Thames and the fact it’s far less polished than some of London’s other neighbourhoods also means that it has plenty of awesome venues

Hackney Coffee Co

Starting with one that isn’t actually dry hire – and is fairly intimate – a relatively new discovery for me is the awesome Hackney Coffee Co – situated just off the Hackney Road, it’s central enough for ceremonies at Town Halls like Hackney, Islington and Stoke Newington. It’s also full of plants already, so you don’t need to go wild on florals. That said Victoria and Alex did just that and it looked absolutely sensational.

Clapton Country Club

Also not dry hire – but a super stylish East London wedding venue that’s full service – they even have a super cool space to stay over the night before and get ready in. They have multiple spaces too – including the Department of Life, which is a licensed space for ceremonies, and the Opium Den which is the ideal spot for late night merriment. Another fave.

Trinity Buoy Wharf

Possibly my favourite venue in the whole of London. In some ways it actually feels like a country wedding venue, by which I mean that it has an impossible amount of space, it’s fairly private, there’s loads of places to take awesome photos. But for me it’s all about the sense of space – the terrace looking straight at the o2 and the Canary Wharf skyline really is pretty special. Throw in London’s only lighthouse, and the opportunity to take your guests for a cruise down the Thames. I don’t think it can be beaten really. I have a whole page dedicated to weddings there.

Core Clapton

Interior Styling at Core Clapton

Yoga studio by day, really huge blank canvas space by night. Great if you really want your decor to shine. Little bit of a hidden gem. Check out Lucie & Tommy’s Core Clapton wedding here.

Shoreditch Studios

A photo studio during the week, they run all kinds of awesome events here ‘out of hours’ – another venue I like so much I’ve devoted a dedicated page to it and all the lovely weddings I shot there. A great space, hidden away in central Shoreditch, so whilst they have a license for civil ceremonies too, it’s also not that far from some of London’s most iconic town halls or churches. They also have a little courtyard, which makes it perfect for Summer, or for street food trucks or a barbeque or any of those lovely things.

South London warehouse wedding venues

These tend to err more towards the South East side, again primarily because of the geography of SE London v SW.

100 Barrington

Formerly know as Brixton East, this is a great space under a Railway arch on the Camberwell side of Brixton. It was sold a few years back and they’ve made it even better, creating some outdoor space. Check out Hollie & Luke’s wedding.

One Friendly Place

Oh wow – this place is an absolute Cornucopia of Delights. Situated between Greenwich and Lewisham, it’s actually a multi floor photo studio, but converts amazingly into a wedding venue, and you can flit between the various floors absolutely seamlessly as the day progresses. Full of curios that make for a rather awesome portrait location. This place is going to totally wow your guests.

Tudor Barn Eltham

Ok hear me out because this one is a bit of a wild card – it’s strictly a barn, well actually a restaurant, and maybe isn’t quite as cool as some of the other places I’ve mentioned but I was pleasantly surprised by it’s white washed brick walls, and just how light and industrial their upstairs space felt. They also handle the catering etc. It’s also situated on Well Hall Pleasaunce down in SE9, which is… pleasant. It’s a good solution if you want an urban, industrial look but some of the bigger, better known warehouse wedding venues are out of budget.

West London warehouse wedding venues

Beautiful, genteel West London. Still got some cracking industrial style wedding venues, particularly as you reach the edge of the suburbs. Here are some of my favourites

Sunbeam Studios

I guess not technically a warehouse, but it still fits the bill as it’s a working photo studio – in fact i think it has London’s largest infinity cove, it was actually an old car factory. Now it has a little garden for drinks, a huge light-drenched space downstairs for you to do with as you wish and a space upstairs that’s perfect for a ceremony – a little further up Ladbroke Grove than Portobello, it’s still really central and one of my favourite West London urban wedding venues. Check out Hannah & Dan’s Sunbeam Studio’s wedding here.

Loft Studios

This is another incredible wedding venue – set sort of inbetween Kensal Rise and Park Royal, in an industrial no man’s land – nethertheless, this is a venue that your guests will adore. With separate, awesome, spaces for marrying, drinking and dining; the team that run the venue can also create all kind of fun theming to suit your day. There’s airy, white spaces for ceremonies, bricky industrial spaces for eating and gold shiny spaces for incredible couple photos. Check out Claudia and Patrick’s wedding there.

North London warehouse wedding venues

West Reservoir Centre

Absolutely adore this place for a wedding – the space is an old pumping hose – exposed walls, hugely high ceilings with big steel girders and a view over the West Reservoir in Stoke Newington with floor to ceiling windows. This space works especially well if you really want to lean into the decor – go wild for neons and botanical table arrangements etc.

If you found this guide helpful, and you’re looking for a wedding photographer who loves urban, and will do your warehouse wedding justice, then why not get in touch for more info. Or if you’re not at that stage, why not use Instagram to ‘bookmark’ me for later.



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