Proposing marriage to your one true love is an occasion not to be underestimated. You can’t just turn up with a bunch of daffodils and pop the question while you’re watching Coronation Street, now can you?
No, in order to do justice to the momentousness of the occasion that will be the foundation stone to guide your both through the rest of your lives together, you need to pick yourself the perfect venue.
- The Electric Barge
Moored only minutes from London’s Paddington Station, the wide beam Electric Barge offers something completely different. The barge cruises the Regents Canal, Camden Lock, and the Hertford Union Canals, taking in the scenery of the beautiful countryside.
With two large open decks and a fully heated interior, it can seat up to 60 guests in comfort, while a formal dining setting can accommodate up to 22 people.
The barge has large windows, comfortable seats and an integrated sound system that plays great music. Unlike other boats the Electric Barge runs on electric batteries as opposed to diesel engines, so she’s greener, cleaner and runs ever so quietly.
In winter, she’s a warm, cosy space, which makes for a fun, romantic experience. Why not book the Electric Barge and while friends and family are all sipping on chilled champagne, you could surprise everyone by popping the big question.
- The Cuckoo Club
If you’re looking for a contemporary boutique venue, where everything from the lighting to the décor and furnishings are in a class of their own, then you should hire the Cuckoo Club. Once voted the best club in London, Cuckoo is a unique destination in an ideal central location with fabulous cuisine and great service.
With a capacity of 450 and 5,000 square feet spread over two beautifully decorated floors, this is where you can host all your friends, family and then some! And the top floor can be transformed at the drop of an engagement ring into an ultra-modern restaurant.
- Battery Events
With spectacular views of the Thames and the City, Battery Events is a wonderful space for hire in Canary Wharf. It’s on the top two floors of a magnificent glass lighthouse-style building designed by Philippe Starck, and the unique river location makes it a wonderful romantic venue for hire.
Furnished with a colourful mixture of contemporary and vintage classics, the 4th floor lounge has remarkable views. On the 3rd floor, a tin-plate ceiling and elegant, extra-long bar and atmospheric lighting, make it the perfect space for an intimate, romantic event.
- The Chapel Bar
This stylish, private bar in Islington could be your very own chapel of love. The building has been lovingly restored and now provides a wonderfully elegant space for private dining and events. Hire the Chapel Bar for a dinner to remember, and be sure to pack it with close friends and family so they can witness your romantic proposal.
The Terrace Room, on the first floor, is a large open-plan space, with its own fully stocked bar. It provides casual seating in a covered and heated terrace and there’s also a garden. It’s the perfect venue for smaller private parties, accommodating up to 22 seated guests. If needed there’s audio equipment, WiFi and an LCD screen.
- The Old Church
The Old Church is a unique venue in North London’s Stoke Newington available for hire for a range of events that include wedding receptions, special evening dinners, product launches, charitable events, and more.
This beautiful, one-of-a-kind London renaissance church is 450 years old, and provides the perfect atmosphere and old world romantic charm for a quiet get together of family and friends … and a future bride and groom!
- The Connaught
If you want to make a five-star impression, then gather a few close friends and family together at the Connaught in Mayfair. This ultra-modern hotel has the refined elegance you’d expect after its £70 million restoration and refurbishment in 2010. The addition of a serene Japanese garden and a new wing, the Aman Spa, make the Connaught something very special.
At the Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans in 2010, The Connaught Bar was named the World’s Best Hotel Bar. The ultra-stylish décor, with its textured walls, shimmering in platinum silver leaf, overlaid with pink, pistachio and lilac, together with their incredible cocktails put the Connaught Bar up there with the very best in the world.