8 gorgeous wedding venues with a late license around London - let's get your party started!

Regardless of how many guests you invite to your big day, from 20 to 200, it’s possible to throw yourselves a massive celebration. However, is anything worse at a wedding than the bar closing up shop just as the party gets going? A late license is what you need for the perfect wedding party, so you and your guests can celebrate your union well into the morning. The only difficulty now will be choosing which one of these venues with a late license around London is the perfect one for you – they’re all worthy of your big day!

1. Hadlow Manor

Hadlow Manor

Hadlow Manor is a beautiful 18th-century country house that has recently been fully refurbished and is now the perfect place to have your ideal day.

If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a traditional aesthetic, Hadlow Manor exudes elegance and more grandeur than it has in years. It is impossible to take a lousy photo against the beautiful backdrop of the manicured gardens, country views or cosy patios. In fact, the outside area is so gorgeous the hotel has a marquee for outdoor ceremonies!

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a blow-out celebration, with a late license and civil ceremonies license, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy every aspect of your wedding day under one roof and celebrate well into the wee hours of the morning. And at a venue like this, you’ll want as much time to bask in its welcoming atmosphere as possible.

2. Foxhills Club & Resort

Foxhills Club & Resort

This idyllic Surrey wedding venue has something few others can boast of – an on-site spa, make-up parlour and hair salon! Foxhills Club & Resort have taken the ‘all under one roof’ wedding day to a new level.

Now you know your look is well in hand at Foxhills Club & Resort, rest assured, so is your dream wedding day. This 400-acre estate and experienced staff (40 years of hosting weddings, don’t you know?) make for the event of a lifetime. No matter if your wedding party is small or on the larger size, your guests will enjoy their day with gusto, thanks to the award-winning culinary team, private bar with a late license, dedicated entrance, and enticing dancefloor.

And between the events that make up a wedding day, you and your guests can enjoy the stunning views of the club’s two championship golf courses.

3. The Mandolay Hotel

The Mandolay Hotel

Not to rest on the hotel’s luscious laurels, the staff at The Mandolay Hotel deliver exceptional bespoke service. Every couple is different and unique, and so should their wedding be. At The Mandolay, no couple’s ideas are diluted or forgotten; your day will happen your way, and that’s the only goal the ambitious and driven hotel staff have.

The beautifully decorated four-star venue is a superb place to bring your vision to life. It’s intimate in vibe yet large enough for up to 500 guests. Its muted colour scheme helps enhance whatever décor you have in mind for your big day. And the Surrey Terrace and Garden is a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos.

The Mandolay Suite comes complete with a sparkling fairytale chandelier, and it’s a good thing the late license allows you to party until 1am because you won’t want to leave once the party kicks off!

4. Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

Mercure Box Hill Burford Brifge Hotel

The Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is a beautiful, historic building filled with modern touches, so you don’t have to compromise between elegance and convenience. The barn wedding venue has its own wedding entrance and exclusive bar with a late license, keeping you partying until 1am! You and your guests can enjoy a self-contained soiree without worries or interruptions.

Inside the barn, you will find rustic oak beams and twinkling fairy lights, romantic in their own way yet waiting to enhance a couple’s own chosen colours and décor for their special day. Outside you and your guests can enjoy the stunning views of Box Hill. The area offers a beautiful backdrop through all seasons to make any wedding photo album enviable. And even on the most overcast days, there are still the exquisite hotel gardens surrounding the barn, which make for ideal Kodak moments.

5. Aubrey Park Hotel

Aubrey Park Hotel

A springtime wedding at Aubrey Park Hotel is a sight like no other. Imagine being a newlywed, taking your partner’s hand, and heading for a stroll through the meadow to the bluebell woods – isn’t that the most perfect woodland backdrop to your photos? It also gives you both a few moments of privacy together right after you say ‘I do’ to enjoy being a married couple before the shindig starts, and you are both inundated with congratulations and well wishes.

And Aubrey Park Hotel can even host an outdoor wedding reception, unique in its own right, which could only add to the perfect outdoor wedding. If you prefer, inside, the hotel has a selection of magical spaces, depending on the size your vision requires, for your ceremony, drinks reception, and party (complete with a late license, of course). Allow the wedding experts to create your perfect day.

6. Grim’s Dyke Hotel

Grimms Dyke Hotel

Grim’s Dyke Hotel is a hidden gem. It’s a peaceful oasis in the unsuspecting metropolis of North West London. And it’s the perfect wedding venue for foodies. Fine dining is paramount at Grim’s Dyke Hotel, and the talented and experienced chef offers mouthwatering dishes your guests will be talking about for years. The venue provides a wide selection of menus to suit all tastes. And taste you shall, for the locally sourced ingredients, often from the hotel’s own kitchen garden, are bursting with flavour. It is only right this beautiful 19th-century country house would offer a late license, as the food and nibbles can always be paired with the most exceptional wines and cocktails.

The wedding venue is situated within 40 acres of stunning gardens and woodland, which bring a level of perfection not just to any couple’s wedding photos but to one’s entire wedding day.

7. The Talbot Ripley

The Talbot Ripley

The Talbot Ripley has a history as a coaching inn but now plays host to love stories as a charming barn wedding venue. Whether your vision is an intimate day with hay bales under sparkling chandeliers, a vintage celebration with lace and flickering candlelight, or a Summer festival theme with wellies and a DJ, the staff at The Talbot Ripley are ready and waiting to give you your stress-free perfect wedding day.

Outside, the hotel boasts a red brick façade strewn with climbing ivy. Couples and their guests can enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens before heading inside to any of the magnificent function rooms for the celebratory wedding reception. Inside, you’ll find whatever your heart desires, as the staff will completely transform the space to bring reality to your dreams. And you’ll be able to enjoy your day well into the night, thanks to the late license.

8. Silvermere Inn on the Lake

Silvermere Inn on the Lake

Have you thought about a lakeside wedding for a touch of magic on your most romantic day? Water lapping against the lake’s edge. Plants swaying in the breeze. Birds soaring overhead. Silvermere Inn on the Lake has the most breathtaking lake views imaginable and is surrounded by perfectly landscaped golf courses – the finest in Surrey.

With a dedicated wedding coordinator on staff, you can be sure your waterside wedding will not only go off without a hitch but will be executed precisely as you envisioned – with ease and romance.

The finer details are just as important as the more significant decisions at Silvermere from the moment you arrive until the end of your night, everything will be taken care of for you and your partner. If a stress-free wedding day by the water is what you’re after – and who wouldn’t be – Silvermere Inn on the Lake is the venue for you.


Pam Ryan

Pam is a writer who just loves weddings. There isn't an aspect of prep and planning that she finds daunting. She's never even missed an episode of 'Say Yes to the Dress'!

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