Get hitched in the East End!
I lived in London Fields, E8 from 1997 - 2000 and every time I go back, I am blown away by the transformation which has occurred. I will always love the area; it's where I got married, bought my first house, and two of my children were born there. Artists were drawn to it because, at that time, it was relatively affordable as well as central and now it has emerged as one of the most creative and dynamic boroughs in London.
The four venues I am writing about today are all run by the London Borough of Hackney. There are two town Halls and two completely different types and they show off brilliantly the diverse nature of the architectural history of Hackney from the last 250 years. They each have a dedicated events team who can arrange everything for you and are on hand for guidance and advice. They work extensively with a range of fantastic suppliers including caterers, production, audio-visual and florists.
Hackney Town Hall (main picture) offers sumptuous grandeur for weddings in an Art Deco style. The graceful curved staircase leads to the beautifully restored Assembly Hall with a vast array of original features including the imposing 1930's chandeliers and sprung dance floor.
Click here to see Hackney Town Hall
Stoke Newington Town Hall - this is utterly splendid and, like Hackney Town Hall, is one of the best examples of Art Deco glamour around.
It is all wonderfully rich and sumptuous with its dark mahoganies, elegant marble and one of Europe's largest working mirror ball no less!! There are two main chambers; the Council Chamber and the Assembly Hall. Like Hackney, this also has the original sprung dance floor and makes the space a truly magnificent setting for any kind of wedding.
Click here to see Stoke Newington Town Hall
The next two are very different, but equally as fabulous: