Two Temple Place – A stunning & Exclusive London Venue

by Michelle

Two Temple Place is one of London’s finest hidden architectural gems. Nestled in the centre of London overlooking the Thames, its fantastic location and stunning interiors combine to make it an absolutely perfect wedding venue for couples looking for an opulent central London venue minutes from the City.

A beautiful late-Victorian architectural hybrid, the house offers the grandeur and majesty of a fine London mansion with the intimacy of a private home. The interiors are adorned with mahogany, marble and stained glass and create a sumptuous  yet intimate setting for your wedding.

Two Temple Place, a member of Britian’s Finest Weddings portfolio offers fantastic flexibility for your big day across three fabulous main event spaces and several additional smaller rooms.

Standing majestically at the centre of the house is the grand oak and mahogany staircase adorned with literary and historical carvings, creating both an ornamental centrepiece for your day and a spectacular space for your wedding photos.

We’ll hand toy straight over to the wedding team at Two Temple Place now to guide us through their splendid venue.

Tell us about your venue

Two Temple Place is one of London’s most exclusive and well-kept wedding venue secrets. The venue was built in 1895 and is a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. Built for William Astor, then the richest man in the world, it was primarily used as his estate office. Currently owned by registered charity The Bulldog Trust, the house is available for exclusive hire and is an opulent yet intimate space in which to hold your event.

This elegant and unique riverside mansion house will become your home for the perfect wedding celebration for you and your guests.  Sip champagne in the former private Library of William Waldorf Astor and surprise your guests with a journey through the secret door in the wood panelled walls and into the majestic Great Hall for your wedding breakfast.

Later into the evening, you and your guests can dance the night away in the grand Lower Gallery overlooking the Thames at Victoria Embankment.  With a beautiful garden forecourt which acts as a suntrap in the summer months, celebratory drinks and canapés can be served outside in fine weather, British summertime permitting.

The sweeping staircase, colourful stained glass windows and ornate marble fireplaces of Two Temple Place will wow your guests as they have done for generations!

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

We have three licensed ceremony rooms at Two Temple Place which are The Great Hall, Library and Lower Gallery.

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Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes we operate our venue hire on an exclusive hire basis.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

The maximum for a ceremony with a seated dinner is 120 guests. Should you wish to invite guests after dinner then the standing capacity for the Lower Gallery is 150.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

Two Temple Place is an exclusive dry hire venue with a versatile list of approved suppliers. Our highly dedicated events team along with our approved suppliers will guide you through every aspect of the planning process, ensuring an unforgettable day for you and your guests.

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Our venue hire rates for weddings are dependent on your format and timings therefore please get in touch with the events team at events@twotempleplace.org to find out more.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We have an approved suppliers list that we are very proud of. With 10 professional caterers, 5 experienced productions companies, 4 stunning florists and 2 unique entertainment companies we are confident that we will find the right fit for you and your special day. All of our suppliers have gone through a long and detailed process to be on the Two Temple Place approved suppliers list therefore we would confidently recommend any of them for your wedding day.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

This can be discussed with your chosen caterer.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

We have a list of entertainment suppliers however if there is a specific type of entertainment you would like to have, our events team would be happy to discuss this further with you.

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We do not have a PA system on site however this can be brought in via one of our experienced production companies.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

We do not offer accommodation on site, however, due to our central location means that there are plenty of hotel options in close proximity to Two Temple Place.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Our dedicated and experienced events team along with our fantastic suppliers will be with you every step of the way during the planning for your wedding.

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If you are looking for a specific wedding planner to take on the wedding planning for you then we have a number of great relationships with these professionals that we could happily recommend to you.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

As part of the venue hire we include set up time for suppliers which is usually two hours. If you wish to extend this then this would also be possible, however our experienced suppliers are used to setting up beautifully detailed weddings during this time.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

We have a beautiful and intimate courtyard at the front of the house which is a beautiful spot for wedding photos. We also have our grade II listed steps which have a beautiful backdrop of the entrance to the house behind them.

Due to our central location, couples have also wandered into Temple Gardens or the grounds of Middle Temple for additional and private wedding photos if they wish.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

It’s your day so follow your heart and do it your way. Be realistic and have a budget in mind before visiting venues, there’ll be nothing more disheartening than visiting your dream venue only to find its way out of budget because nowhere else will live up to the dream.

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Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

Hearing the house full of laughter and watching how relaxed the guests become is the highlight of every wedding here. The house really does become a couple’s home for the day and it’s simply wonderful to see.

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All images courtesy of Two Temple Place

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