Are you searching for Luxury Mayfair Venues you can hire? We are confident you will have selected the perfect venue by the end of this post!

"It was here in Mayfair, that adjectives such as gracious, elegant, sophisticated and sublime trip off the tongue like coins into a parking meter."

Tyne O'Connell

Did you know that the Egyptian sculpture above the door of Sotheby’s in Mayfair is the oldest man-made object in London dating from 1600 BC? The little black artefact is carved from igneous rock. Some believe it to be still older – perhaps dating back 5000 years.

Sotheby’s Sekhmet
Photography: Rob Wilkinson

Luxury Mayfair Venues You Can Hire - But Remember To Look Up!

Mayfair is one of those areas in London that breathes luxury and elegance in equal measure, full of some of the capitals most treasured restaurants and famous art dealers. You will find yourself traversing the streets of Mayfair, with its private townhouses soaring above your head, amongst the hustle and bustle of London’s most well-turned-out professionals.

It is quite easy to get lost amongst its winding roads, all very similar in character and appearance. How often do we walk with our eyes to the floor, missing hidden details on the streets – you wouldn’t find that Egyptian sculpture easily unless you went looking for it, and certainly if your eyes were glued to the floor! They say it is vital to stare up in London to ensure you witness the abundance of architectural splendour.

Thankfully there are many beautiful treats in the area that are easy to spot. Mayfair has some of the most spectacular, luxury hotels and venues in London. It is a fantastic place to host any event, bringing a sense of charm, long-standing heritage and elegance to experiences.

Our Top 10 favourite Luxury Mayfair venues to hire:

1. Saville Club, W1K 4ER

One of the most notorious members' clubs, the Saville Club has played host to some of history’s most famous literary names including Robert Louis Stevenson, HG Wells, Rudyard Kipling and Yeats, whilst enjoying the musical delights of William Walton and Edward Elgar. This is a venue reaped in British history, offering event spaces including the famous ballroom adorned with a lighthearted manifestation of Louis XVI. This venue is ideal for private parties and for couples who are considering intimate, prestigious weddings venues in glamorous Mayfair.

Address: 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4ER

Luxury Mayfair Venues To Hire
Photography: via https://www.savileclub.co.uk/

2. Dartmouth House, W1J 5ED

Dartmouth House is a venue of national importance, once famous for its collection of Louis IV furniture and object d’art, through to the residence of Lord Dartmouth (6th Earl of Dartmouth) until the war, and more presently as the premises of the English-speaking Union. This venue can accommodate both private and corporate events within its intimate rooms, offering privacy and a great sense of occasion, at one of London’s most respected addresses.

Address: 37 Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5ED

Dartmouth House
Photography: via http://dartmouthhouse.co.uk/rooms/

3. The Dorchester, W1K 1QA

The Dorchester is one of the world’s most cherished hotels, known for its association with the royals, celebrities and important figures of historic significance. The venue itself has charming resplendent interiors, with art deco period features running throughout. The ballroom at the hotel is considered one of the prettiest in London and the facilities within the hotel continue to surpass guests’ expectations on every visit.

Address: Park Lane, London W1K 1QA

Luxury Mayfair Venues You Can Hire
Photography: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/london/the-dorchester/weddings/

4. Royal Academy of Arts, W1J 0BD

The Royal Academy of Arts is one of London’s most cherished venues, housing some of our greatest artistic treasures, regularly showcasing the most respected exhibitions. Burlington House, situated on Burlington Gardens is an elegant venue space that can be hired in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts.

Adress: Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD

The John Madejski Fine Rooms, Burlington House
Photography: via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/entertaining-and-event-hire-at-the-royal-academy
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5. Sketch, W1S 2XG

Sketch is a venue like no other, centered on a myriad of food, drink and entertainment, curated by the culinary genius Gagnaire. Opened since 2002, Sketch has been known as the go-to place for innovative entertaining, often pioneering new ways of thinking about evening hospitality. The cocktails are to die for!

Address: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG

Sketch London
Photography: via https://sketch.london/

6. The Connaught, W1K 2AL

At the heart of Mayfair lies The Connaught Hotel, a venue reaped in English charm and refined elegance. Built by The Prince of Saxe-Coburg, the original hotel opened as an offshoot of Grillon’s Hotel, owned by the Duke of Westminster. Known for its association with many royals and the famous tenure of Michel Bourdin, Head Chef for 26 years, this hotel will always be one of London’s most cherished.

Address: Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL

Wedding at The Connaught Hotel
Photography: via https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/meetings-events/weddings/

7. Sexy Fish, W1J 6BR

Mayfair’s coolest venue and the place to be seen at is Sexy Fish, the latest addition to the Caprice Holdings portfolio. Designed by Martin Brudnizki Studio and adorned with artwork from the likes of Damien Hirst, this glamorous venue has a mid-century feel to it. The menu and extensive cocktail list, including the world’s biggest Japanese whisky collection, can be explored at the venue.

Address: Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, W1J 6BR

Sexy Fish London
Photography: via https://sexyfish.com/

8. One Mayfair

Opulent grandeur awaits you at One Mayfair, punctured in the Greek Revival style with a charm that rivals any venue in London. This spectacular space is perfectly located in the sophisticated area of Mayfair, placed as a hidden gem a stone throw from vibrant Oxford Street. This magnificent venue is full of character, historic elegance and has a range of spaces to offer truly unique experiences.

Address: 13A N Audley St, Mayfair, W1K 6ZA

Photography: via One Events

9. Ham Yard Hotel

London’s new kid on the block is the Ham Yard Hotel, a contemporary and very elegant option that offers a range of spaces, beautifully dressed with interesting interiors. This hotel comes with an array of exciting facilities, including The Croc Bowling Alley and their very own theatre. It’s an incredibly exciting venue full of character and charm, situated in the vibrant area of Soho.

Address: 1 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT

Bowling at Ham Yard Hotel
Photography: via https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/ham-yard-hotel/

10. Claridge's

Claridge's Hotel has a history spanning 1800 to the present day and is famous for its elegance, premium service and historical significance. As a popular destination for royalty, heads of state and socialites, this hotel is riddled with character and luxury. Known for its impeccable standards, you can ensure that an experience at Claridge's will be truly spectacular, perfectly serviced and at all times in fashion. The ideal venue to organise a fairytale wedding in the heart of the city!

Address: Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR

Bride and Groom
Photography: ©John Nassari Photography | ©TheEventsMill

To discover more venues that we love, please visit our destinations pages for lots of inspiration. If you would like to discuss a private event or wedding, we'd love to hear from you. You can email us at info@theeventsmill.com or call 02037230195 to arrange a free consultation.

Art galleries in London ideal for a wedding reception? Yes! We hear you, and we dream the same dreams and have you covered, hence why we have written this post just for you.

Continue reading if you have you ever considered hosting your wedding breakfast and reception at one of London’s beautiful art galleries. We really are spoilt for choice with a whole range of permanent and temporary collections, from medieval to post-modern and from cubism to impressionism – there really is something to satisfy any sophisticated bride or groom in the search for their perfect wedding venue.

Most of the galleries in London offer intimate spaces for entertaining where it is possible to combine tours of the artwork during the reception, followed by a seated meal under some of the world’s most spectacular masterpieces. From Cranach’s Adam and Eve at The Courtauld Gallery to Leonardo Di Vinci’s Madonna on the Rocks at the National Gallery, it is no wonder that this option for a wedding reception has always been (and will always be) a popular choice.

Are you considering Mayfair as a destination for a party? We have you covered! Read more here. 

Art galleries in London ideal for a wedding reception

Here are some recommendations out of multiple options for you to choose from. Our wedding planning team are on hand to help guide you through the process of choosing the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception, but for now, happy browsing!

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery, situated in the vibrant area of Aldgate, East London is the perfect venue choice for brides and grooms looking for larger gallery spaces. Known for its critically acclaimed temporary art exhibitions, Whitechapel Gallery is the cool kid on the block. With clean lines and bright gallery spaces this venue is a fantastic choice for both larger dinners and lively parties.

Capacity: The Whitechapel gallery can host a gathering of 10 guests or a reception of 250 people.

Art galleries in London ideal for a wedding reception
Whitechapel Gallery, Gallery 2. Photography by Faruk Pinjo, 2019.

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery contains some of the most prominent faces that have ever lived in British History. From a world-class collection of Tudor portraits to the celebrated celebrity culture of today, the National Portrait Gallery is one of those spaces that is guaranteed to have instant appeal for any visitor. The entertaining spaces within the gallery are effortlessly beautiful, complemented with exquisite mosaic floors and decorative features. This is one of the most interesting and important galleries in the UK.

Capacity: The National Portrait Gallery can host parties between 80 and 400 people.

Dinner in Tudor Gallery National Portrait Gallery
Photography: ©NationalPortraitGallery

Serpentine Gallery

Perhaps you might prefer the surroundings of Royal Hyde Park as a backdrop for your wedding celebration? The Serpentine Gallery is an incredibly important collection of contemporary exhibitions and a representation of all that is celebrated in modern art culture. Depending on the time of year that you are considering for your wedding there are reception and dining spaces available in the main galleries, or perhaps the world famous Serpentine Pavilion is more appropriate as the trendiest option for summer celebrations.

North Gallery Serpentine Gallery
Photography: ©SerpentineGallery

Tate Britain

Tate Britain can be found on Millbank near the bustling area of Pimlico. This gallery is known for its collection of British art from the 16th Century to the present day. Artists such a Turner, Reynolds and Bridget Riley adorn the walls at Tate Britain where the artwork becomes part of the celebration itself. With an abundance of spaces available Tate Britain is a sophisticated and popular choice to celebrate your special day.

Capacity: Tate Britain can host up to 300 people for receptions.

via Tate https://www.tate.org.uk/

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the hidden gems on London’s art scene situated in Dulwich Village, South East London. This venue is one of the most popular amongst brides due to its beauty, privacy and elegant art collection. Be inspired by the many portraits on offer within the gallery’s collection, complemented by exquisite gardens that are ideal for a spring or summer wedding party.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests for a wedding reception.

Wedding Couple at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Photography: ©DulwichPictureGallery

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is home to London’s most beautiful collection of interiors, armour and 18th Century French and Dutch masterpieces. This is a bright, colourful gallery with spaces that appeal to those that have an appreciation for luxurious beauty and artistic finesse. Perfect for intimate wedding breakfast or standing receptions, The Wallace Collection will literally take your guest’s breath away.

Capacity: Up to 140 guests for dinner & dancing.

via Wallace Collection https://www.wallacecollection.org/

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery is famous for its collection of contemporary installations and thought-provoking work. Situated in the beautiful area of Chelsea, the venue itself has a fantastic balance of intimacy with bold contemporary design qualities. This a venue where it is possible to stage the most refined, luxurious wedding breakfast in one space and then an entirely different contemporary design in another.

Capacity: Dinner and dance for up to 600 people.

Saatchi Gallery
Photography: ©SaatchiGallery

National Gallery

One of the most visited galleries in the world, London’s National Gallery is a real haven of spectacular treasures. The collection is vast and houses some of the most important pieces of art in existence, representing most of the Master painters throughout history and the present day. The National Gallery is a must see and boasts numerous spaces for entertaining – this is a guaranteed favourite for any bride or groom that is in love with the arts.

Capacity: It can host events and drinks receptions for up to 500 people.

Central Hall National Gallery
Photography: ©NationalGallery

The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery, situated on the Stand at Somerset House, is considered one of the most intimate spaces for art in the world. With a collection of some of the world’s most famous paintings and a sublime collection of impressionist works, this remarkable gallery is the ideal venue to host small sophisticated luxury wedding breakfasts. It really is utterly sublime and it has just had a complete transformation renovation.

Capacity: It can host events and drinks receptions for up to 200 people.

Great Room Courtauld Gallery
Photography: ©HuftonCrow

Discover our destinations portal here full of other wonderful places to get married or if you'd love to chat through your plans over a glass of fizz then simply give us a call on 0203 723 0195 or email info@theeventsmill.com

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