Getting married in the city? Here are our two favourite London venues for summer weddings
The Mitre, Hampton Court
This 36-bedroom boutique hotel down by the river is a fantastic location for a glamorous summer wedding. It was the first to be unveiled from the new The Signet Collection and established its status with a Sunday Times Best Hotel 2020 award. Founded by Hector Ross (mastermind behind the Beaverbrook and Bel & The Dragon), the gourmet hangout is set to be a fantastic wedding venue. You’ll find a light-flooded orangery and large terrace looking out over one of the nicest bits of the River Thames, with the world’s first Whispering Angel Boat House Bar offering stunning views to the water. The jewel in The Mitre’s crown is, no doubt about it, Culinary & Operations Director Ronnie Kimbugwe, a foodie extraordinaire with a clear culinary vision. Wedding packages include Espresso Martinis for the toast, a beautiful bridal suite and munchy midnight feast.
Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden
A summer wedding needs fabulous flowers, and there’s no better display than at Petersham Nurseries. The family-owned business started out as a greenhouse in Richmond in 2002 and has organically grown into the Instagram-famous brand it is today – known for superb food and a perfect garden setting. The second location in Covent Garden is a welcome green oasis for bespoke weddings in the heart of the capital’s historic flower-market quarter. The Victorian light-flooded gallery space has twinkling Genoese Chandeliers with modern artwork lining the walls. There’s a beautiful courtyard for alfresco drinks and the in-house florist will ensure The Petersham’s signature wild flowers take centre stage. Always mindful of the Slow Food philosophy, menus are seasonal with an Italian twist, ingredients coming straight from the family farm.