LSO St Luke’s – A Beautiful Grade I Listed Venue with a Modern Twist in the Heart of London

by Michelle

LSO St Luke’s is such a fabulous wedding venue hosted by the London Symphony Orchestra. The beautiful Grade I listed venue offers the wow factor that you would expect of a prestigious heritage space combined with contemporary features that will really elevate your big day celebrations. They certainly know how to throw one heck of a party that will leave everyone talking about your special day long after the confetti has settled.

With flexible layouts, first class catering and of course state of the art lighting and sound systems all offered as standard, holding your wedding reception in the imposing double height Jerwood Hall gives you the most inspiring and exciting blank canvas with almost limitless styling possibilities to create your day your way.

 With a super experienced dedicated team who believe that attention to detail is the key to a successful event, you can rest assured that they will work with you from your very first look around right through to the end of your fabulous day. So it’s our pleasure to pass you over to them now to tell us so more more about this gorgeous venue.

Tell us about your venue

With its blend of 18th-century architecture and contemporary features, this Grade I-listed building creates a beautiful setting for your special day. Just yards from the bustling Old Street roundabout and within walking distance from the Barbican and Moorgate, LSO St Luke’s offers the convenience of a City location with the beauty and intrigue of a unique heritage space.

Entering through the building’s elegant façade, guests will find themselves inside a contemporary interior with fascinating hints of original 18th-century architecture. The Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, flooded with natural light, is a highly versatile space able to accommodate up to 200 guests for seated dinners or 425 for standing receptions. Celebrate your day in this Grade I listed venue that has played host to the likes of Sting, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown.

With the creative experience to ensure your reception is truly unique, a selection of top-class caterers, in-house technical support and an affiliated bespoke event management service, LSO St Luke’s is an unparalleled choice for your celebration.

LSO St Luke’s is available for late-lunch, afternoon and evening receptions, with extensions available for set-up, sound checks and rehearsals.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

LSO St Luke’s is able to offer receptions for marriages and civil partnerships, but does not have a licence for ceremonies.

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

Every couple and their party is given exclusive use of the building on their special day, including use of the beautiful Jerwood Hall, two dressing rooms, and the optional use of the stunning garden and smaller rooms in the venue.

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

The Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s is suitable for up to 200 seated guests or 450 standing reception.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

You can rest easy with LSO St Luke’s wedding package, knowing that every element of your reception will be expertly cared for. The package includes:

–          A dedicated Events Manager to be with you from start to finish

–          Access from midday to midnight (special extension to 1am available)

–          Use of LSO St Luke’s staging (built to your requirements)

–          A microphone for speeches

–          CD or iPod playback

–          A tailor-made internal and external lighting package to make your day extra special

–          Experienced Front of House team

–          Dressing rooms

–          Private ensuite room for you to use throughout your day

–          Bespoke quotes from approved suppliers

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

LSO St Luke’s understands that catering is fundamental to your day, which is why they work with some of the most established and innovative caterers in London. Their catering partners have an extensive knowledge of the venue and will help create bespoke dishes that suit your appetite down to the final detail.

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

Couples are welcome to provide their own beverages, and there is a corkage fee for this.

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

Couples are completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment. LSO St Luke’s experienced in-house technical and events team can work with your entertainment suppliers to create a magical experience. As a professional music venue and home to the London Symphony Orchestra, LSO St Luke’s boasts an impressive d&b sound system.

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

On-site accommodation is not available, however LSO St Luke’s convenient City location means there are plenty of extraordinary hotels – to fit any budget – just a stone’s throw away.

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

LSO St Luke’s has a dedicated events team who can work with the catering, floristry, and entertainment partners to coordinate your big day from the beginning of the planning process to the night of the reception.

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

LSO St Luke’s factors time into its wedding package so that couples aren’t rushed for time on the day. Suppliers are given early access from midday to the venue to get everything ready in time (earlier extensions are available).

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

The venue has a stunning 18th-century backdrop which is perfect for wedding photographs, taken in the gorgeous gardens that border LSO St Luke’s.

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

It’s so important to select a venue with experience of planning a diverse range of events – that way you know they can bring creativity, experience and energy to your dream day. A venue like LSO St Luke’s can offer a knowledgeable in-house events team, technical team and flexible caterers who can work to your ideas.

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

Too many to mention! A 90 year old grandmother getting involved in a Ceilidh sticks in the mind. As does traditional Lithuanian bride-carrying!

All images courtesy of LSO at St Lukes

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