Sunbeam Studios combines the very best of Edwardian refinement with a fresh modern vibe, offering a fabulously flexible blank canvas central London wedding venue.
The interior spaces available at Sunbeam Studios all have that luxurious expansive feel. Offering three large halls which all connect via a mezzanine level, together with grand staircases descending into Main and Rootes Halls, both of which open onto beautiful private gardens, you certainly won’t be short of stunning photo opportunity.
The most stunning feature about such impressive halls is that they look gorgeous when flooded with natural daylight and magical in the evening when cleverly lit.
Sunbeam Studios flexibility is it’s great strength and their spaces can be tailored to your needs with capacity for up to 230 for reception and 180 for a sit-down dinner.
The experienced team at Sunbeam offer a selection of special celebration packages, with your dedicated events manager on hand to create the wedding of your dreams. Over to the team now to tell us more.
Tell us about your venue
Sunbeam Studios is a one of a kind blend of Edwardian elegance and modern aesthetic. Sunbeam is made up of three large halls. Talbot Hall, Main Hall and Rootes Hall all connect via the mezzanine level, with grand staircases descending into Main and Rootes Halls, both of which open on to our beautiful private gardens. Sunbeam is a flexible venue that can be tailored to your needs with capacity for up to 230 for reception and 180 for a sit-down dinner.
Sunbeam Studios offers inclusive packages for your special day. These packages not only offer clients exceptional value for money but most importantly they provide a stress-free option for those new to event planning. Whilst our packages give you a head start in planning your party, there is plenty of space for your creative vision; making your wishes come to life in this unique venue is our goal.
Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?
We are licensed to host Civil Marriage/Partnership Ceremonies by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?
This depends on their budget and guest numbers. Sunbeam offers two hall and three hall wedding packages. Three hall wedding hire is exclusive use of the venue, excluding a couple of smaller spaces in the building which must be hired separately if required.
Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?
Our capacity for ceremonies in Talbot Hall is 160, and we can host up to 180 for ceremonies in Main Hall. Capacities for the wedding breakfast are 180 on banqueting tables and 168 on round tables. The evening reception can then be up to 200 guests.
Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer
Sunbeam offers two hall and three hall inclusive wedding packages, dependent on guest numbers. Two hall packages have a maximum of 120 guests. These stress-free packages include event operations and service staff, canapes and three course dinner, furniture and a professional lighting package.
Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?
We have a full in-house catering service, with a professional team of chefs and luxury menu on offer. We are happy for couples to bring in their own catering if only for religious reasons, such as kosher catering as we cannot provide this ourselves.
Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?
Couples can supply their own wine and bubbles for the wedding, however there is a corkage fee on this. All other drinks including softs, beers and spirits are always supplied by Sunbeam. We however pride ourselves on our bespoke service and so the drinks on offer can be tailored to specific needs of the couple.
Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?
Sunbeam has it’s own speaker system with wireless mics available.
Couples can select their wedding entertainment from any supplier, as long as this is cleared with the events team prior to booking, as there are guidelines for the venue.
Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?
There are no accommodation facilities on site. However, there are plenty of nearby hotels, including the Hilton Kensington which you can receive a discount with when booking through Sunbeam.
Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?
The Sunbeam events team are happy to have an active role in planning the big day. This is included in the wedding package events service.
How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?
Wedding suppliers and couples have access to the venue from 12pm as standard in the wedding package. However, if more time for set up is required the venue hire can be extended.
Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?
Sunbeam has two garden spaces accessed from Main Hall and Rootes Hall. They are perfect for wedding photographs, as well as their canape and bubbles reception in the warmer months. The gardens do close at 8.30pm.
What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?
Give yourself plenty of time to enquire and visit as many venues as you can. It’s like the wedding dress, your instinct will kick in when you see the right venue and you get a feel for it’s style and atmosphere. You will know in your gut that it’s the right venue for you.
Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?
Our favourite wedding moment that initial few steps out of the ceremony, where the bride and groom take their first stride as husband and wife. The looks on their faces says it all.
Also, you can’t not love the first dance, you really get a feel for the couple’s style in their first dance. The way they dance and of course the song selection.
All images courtesy of Sunbeam Studios