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    Dec 19, 2014

    17 Absolutely Dreamy Wedding Venues In London

    Spend your day in the city.

    Ian Baker / Rik Pennington / Ann Kathrinkoch; Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

    1. The Royal Exchange

    An airy and glam location, right in the middle of the city. They're licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and can cover the entire party from start to finish.

    Find out more here.

    2. Chandos House

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    A Georgian townhouse, just off Oxford Street, with a secret garden too. They're licensed for civil ceremonies, and have 17 bedrooms, in case you'd like your wedding party to stay over.

    Find out more here.

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    3. Wilton's Music Hall

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    The oldest surviving grand music hall in world, and the perfect spot for an arty east London wedding. You can hire it for ceremonies as well as receptions.

    Find out more here.

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    4. St Stephen's Hampstead

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    This beautiful deconsecrated church is available for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions. And as the night falls, the space lit with candles is truly magical.

    Find out more here.

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    5. Islington Town Hall

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    With four rooms to choose from, this gorgeous 1920s town hall can cater to parties of all sizes. It's licensed for marriages (including same-sex marriage) and civil partnerships.

    Find out more here.

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    6. The Decorium

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    An Edwardian swimming pool in Wood Green, transformed into a neo-classical beauty. The venue is licensed for civil weddings, and also holds a full entertainment licence.

    Find out more here.

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    7. Hampton Court House

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    An incredibly classy venue, a stone's throw from Hampton Court Palace. They're licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and have seven acres of gardens perfect for photos.

    Find out more here.

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    8. Ironmonger's Hall

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    This Tudor-style building near the Barbican feels like a hidden country estate. Licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, it gives you the full use of the venue, including a courtyard and a drawing room.

    Find out more here.

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    9. Battersea Arts Centre

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    A Grade II-listed Victorian town hall? How delightful. The lower hall is licensed for wedding ceremonies, and other parts of the centre can be used for a reception.

    Find out more here. However, note that they're not taking bookings until spring 2016 due to renovation works.

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    10. Trinity Buoy Wharf

    Make a venue connected to London's only lighthouse your destination for a very special party. It's licensed for wedding ceremonies, and if you want to be really flash, you can arrive by boat!

    Find out more here.

    11. Osterley Park

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    You can go big in the entrance hall of this west London National Trust property, or opt for a more intimate affair in the Temple of Pan. They're licensed for civil marriages and partnerships, and if you're a Batman fan, you should know that this is the setting for Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises.

    Find out more here.

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    12. Institute of Contemporary Arts

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    Have an effortlessly stylish affair, right by Buckingham Palace. They're licensed for weddings and civil partnerships. They've got quite a pretty Pinterest too.

    Find out more here.

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    13. Asylum Arts

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    A jaw-dropping Grade II-listed building, this project centre has quite the history. They're licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, and you can take a virtual tour if you like.

    Find out more here.

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    14. Village Underground

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    A versatile warehouse space in Shoreditch with some excellent photo opportunities. They are in the process of applying for a wedding licence, and hope to be able to host ceremonies from mid-2015. In the meantime, they can "facilitate blessings for couples and guests arriving from the registry office and/or religious ceremony", a spokesperson told BuzzFeed Life.

    Find out more here.

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    15. MC Motors

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    A stunning warehouse venue in Dalston with an abundance of props. However, it's only available for receptions at present. (Stoke Newington Town Hall is the probably the closest ceremony venue.) The best bit? You can have your name on the marquee.

    Find out more here.

    16. Hackney Reservoir

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    The fantastic light in this 1930s building is the real selling point. However, bear in mind it's only available for receptions at present. (Stoke Newington Town Hall is the probably the closest ceremony venue.)

    Find out more here.

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    17. Stoke Newington Town Hall

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    A gorgeous art deco venue with two perfect spaces to choose from. It's licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships, and as a bonus, it's got one of Europe’s largest working mirror balls.

    Find out more here.

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