Commanding some of the capital’s most stunning Thames side views and offering an enviable mix of neo-classical architecture Somerset House represents a wedding venue to remember.
Alongside the dress, cake and caterer wedding photography is one of the most significant aspects for a couple’s big day. Couple’s strive to find a venue which will act as a beautiful backdrop and help to create unique lasting memories. Licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies Somerset House accommodates up to 80 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 150 guests for an evening reception with dancing. Somerset House offers a multitude of event spaces all guaranteeing exquisite settings for unforgettable wedding photography.
The elegant Portico Rooms offer a particularly idyllic location for a picturesque wedding ceremony and reception. Two striking balconies, located either side of the room, allow guests an exceptional choice of views across the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court or the River Thames and other famous city landmarks.
Dating back to the 18th Century the current Somerset House was constructed on the site of an earlier Royal Palace by Sir William Chambers in 1776. The building is renowned for its Palladian style and neo-classical architecture. Emma Barrow, Head of Events said: “For Brides and Grooms looking for a picturesque venue in the heart of the city we really believe Somerset House stands above the rest. The unique cultural history of our venue means the photographic opportunities are endless and we’re very proud of the event space on offer for both wedding ceremonies and receptions.”
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