Looking for a spectacular backdrop for your upcoming nuptials? Heading to the city to tie the knot is becoming more and more popular with modern couples who are looking to break with tradition and get hitched somewhere other than the town the bride was born in.
On any day of the week, you can see happy couples locked in an embrace outside many of the wedding venues in London, so if you are thinking of choosing the capital as the location to say 'I Do', here is a handy guide to planning your city wedding from afar.
Choose your accommodation carefully
If you and your wedding party will be travelling to London to join in with the celebrations, then you’ll need to look at accommodation for all guests. A key criteria should be that it isn’t too far away from your chosen wedding venues in London.
No bride or groom wants to be travelling on the Tube in their bridal attire, so make sure that you select a hotel which ensures quick and easy access to the venue, church or registry office where you’ll be getting married.
The Montcalm hotel offers the perfect location for couples getting hitched as it is within easy reach of many of the capital’s wedding venues in London. Plus, our concierge and reception staff will be happy to help arrange private transport for you and your guests to and from the venue.
There are plenty of room types to choose from at the Montcalm hotel too, with the opulent and stylish sky suites making the ideal post-wedding place to relax for the happy couple.
For the rest of the wedding party, we have a wide range of excellent quality rooms to choose from, including deluxe rooms for two, twin rooms for friends to share and rooms suitable for families.
Getting to the city
No bride or groom wants to be worrying about making it to their wedding on time, so many couples choose to arrive in London the day before. This allows you time to enjoy the sights and spend your last day as a singleton in the beautiful, vibrant capital before tying the knot.
With excellent road and rail networks connecting the city to all major UK airports and the rest of the country, it is easy for your guests to make their way to the city too. Many choose to extend their stay at our Montcalm hotel to enjoy a few extra days discovering everything the capital has to offer.
With so much to see and do, it’s a question of finding enough time to pack it all in! There are plenty of great attractions easily reached via the extensive Tube network from the Montcalm hotel including the glittering West End, beautifully maintained parks perfect for a moonlit stroll or even a sunset flight on the London Eye with a glass of champagne in hand.
Get ready for the big day
As one of the happy couple, you can be forgiven for feeling a little anxious the day before you say “I do”. To help you relax, why not take advantage of our Montcalm spa deals? This is a great way to chase away any last-minute nerves and treat yourself to a pre-wedding pamper.
With a team of highly-skilled, professional therapists on hand to offer a plethora of wellbeing, relaxing and beautifying services to the bride, bridesmaids and even the groom and his party, a trip to the spa is an excellent way to unwind before the big day.
Choosing one of our Montcalm spa deals is also a great way of keeping the wedding budget in check too. Many couples opt to enjoy a trip to our spa the following day to kick off married life before going home or jetting off on their honeymoon from one of London’s international airports.
The finer details
Not only will our staff be able to provide you with the local knowledge you'll need when planning your big day, but they will also be able to provide you with several options for your wedding breakfast at our sleek and contemporary Plate restaurant nestled within the hotel.
Our wedding organisers will work with you to create a space that fulfils all of your wedding dreams and will work on your behalf to source the best photographers, florists, hair stylists and make-up artists that the city has to offer. You can sit back safe in the knowledge that all of the finer details are being taken care of.
We can arrange for wedding breakfast menus and wine pairings to be made available to you before your special day so you can choose from a masterfully created selection of dishes and drinks to be served to you and your guests to complement the celebrations.
Great Photo Opportunities
London is filled to the brim with dramatic and romantic backdrops for any wedding album, and this is one of the reasons that tying the knot in the city has become so popular. In fact, couples travel from all over the world to say “I do” in the capital.
From the lush greenery of Hyde Park and Serpentine boating lake to some spectacular views of the city from Primrose Hill, there are plenty of excellent photography spots that will help you capture your special day and create memories to last a lifetime.
Our professional team of wedding organisers will also be able to suggest some slightly more quirky spots for a few unique snaps from your big day including Little Venice with its quaint waterways that seem a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the incredible Japanese gardens at the iconic Kew Gardens.
With so many amazing outdoor spaces dotted all over the city, you’ll be able to create a unique album filled with unusual photos that you’ll both treasure for a lifetime.