If the recent celebrations of the Queen have made you want to have a patriotic styled wedding or perhaps opened your eyes for the possibility if tying the knot in London, chances are you’re now on the hunt for the perfect location.
London, with its many options and history, is one of my personal favourite destinations for weddings. And if not for its beauty and history, were else can you hire a classic Routemaster to drive your wedding party around in?
If history and London is what you’re after, there is few places more historical that the area around the Tower of London. The Tower itself may be off limits – although those crown jewels would add an unsurpassable amount of dazzle to your wedding – so what about Trinity House?
Located on Tower Hill, a stone throw away from the famous stronghold, Trinity House is located close to St Olave’s church, one of the oldest medieval buildings in the City. The venue itself is inherently opulent and offers views across Trinity House Gardens to the Thames.
The elegant interiors will add an impressive setting to wedding celebrations. What first meets the wedding party is the impressive neo-classical façade from 1794. Depending on where you go next, the banqueting rooms can fit wedding parties of 10 to 130. One particular striking feature is the sweeping, twin-curved staircase in the Reception Hall – destined to make any bride feel like a real princess.
The history of the House is omnipresent and throughout the building, valuable paintings and antiques bear out the nation’s remarkable nautical heritage. This chronicle began in 1514 when a young Henry VIII granted the charitable guild of mariners a Royal Charter to regulate the water traffic on the River Thames, their powers later extended by Elizabeth 1 to include the sea-markers around the English coastline.
For more information about Trinity House’s wedding packages please visit www.trinityhouse.co.uk/weddings.