A Guide To Having A Brunswick House Wedding & 5 Reasons Why It’s One Of My All Time Favourite London Wedding Venues

 

Brunswick House is a cozy and intimate space packed full of character, making it ideal if you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding celebrations.

Brunswick House’s multiple rooms are covered in beautiful and interesting antiques. At a closer look you will notice that all the items have paper price tags as the venue serves as an antique shop during the day. These fascinating spaces are perfect for hosting intimate wedding celebrations for fun loving couples looking for something a bit different.

Over seven years of photographing weddings in and around London I’ve seen some fascinating wedding venues, yet Brunswick House remains one of my favourite, for 5 good reasons.

Covid19 Update

Brunswick House is currently hosting intimate weddings for up to 30 (per government guidelines). This is an opportunity to enjoy Brunswick House’s specialty long feasting menus beautiful private rooms with your closest loved ones. The late license until 1am is currently not being offered.

5 Reasons Why I love Brunswick House Weddings

 

1. Brimming With Character and History

As an 18th century Georgian mansion Brunswick House feels at odds with its neighbouring skyscrapers, but this is part of its charm. It feels like an escape from city, like you’ve walked into a magical world while the rest of city continues to rush by outside. Thanks to its listing in 1973 as a protected building, it won’t be going anywhere soon.

Each room is brimming with character! From portraits, furniture and cupboards filled with trinkets, to chandeliers and a grand piano. From the classic to the slightly odd. Every item holds a story.

The warmth offered by its large log fires and homely vibe is probably why Brunswick House weddings are especially popular in the winter.

If you’d like to learn more about Brunswick House’s fascinating history then this article is a must read.

guests raising their glasses to toast during a Brunswick House wedding

2. A Late Licence

Want to dance the night away with all your closest friends and family until the early hours? This can sometimes be a challenge when having a London wedding as lots of venues have to cut off the music by 11pm or 12am because of licence restrictions. Brunswick House on the other hand comes with a 1am late license. This makes it a perfect venue for those that love a good party.

Bride and brother on the dance floor at her Brunswick House Wedding

3. Incredible Food & Amazing Staff

Having photographed over 150 weddings in nearly as many venues, I’ve been lucky enough to sample an abundance of mouth watering delights. Still, Brunswick House stands apart in this area. After photographing 5 weddings at this amazing venue I can confidently say that their food is consistently some of the best I’ve ever enjoyed at a wedding.

The range of flavours are simply divine. I guess it must help that Brunswick House has a “critically acclaimed, produce-led modern British restaurant” attached to it. With generous portions you also don’t have to worry about your guests going hungry.

Their staff, led by Jo is also one of the most friendly, accommodating and hard working I’ve had the pleasure of working along side at a wedding. This can have a big impact on your enjoyment of both planning your wedding and the day itself.

4. So Many Rooms!

Spread across 3 floors you have a total of 5 rooms and cellars. This offers a curated journey round the house for you to enjoy with your guests. The Brunswick House team can offer great advice on how to make the best of each room.

Your guests to welcome drinks in the Parlour/Library and Study, followed by your ceremony in the library, then move up to the Saloon/Smoking Room for your wedding breakfast and then dance the night away in the Cellar Rooms. Each room has its own unique vibe and character. Even in the cellar you have 3 main rooms which can be split as you wish.

With all the different rooms in close proximity, the energy of your celebrations remains high (sometimes an issue with larger venues) and any guest you look for is just around the corner.

A photo from inside wedding venue Brunswick House

5. A Central London Location

An important factor of planning your wedding is where will your guests stay and how will they reach your venue. With its central London location Brunswick House makes this part easy. There’s a range of hotels within walking distance and if your guests want to stay a little further away, they have the option of Uber/taxis or the Vauxhall Underground Station which is only a 3 minute walk. This provides lots of options for guests who want to enjoy themselves without the burden of driving later.

While Brunswick House does host wedding ceremonies, if you’d prefer to have your ceremony in another location this is possible too. There’s an abundance of London’s top wedding venues within a short drive of Brunswick House. One the most popular of these is the Asylum (a ruined chapel) in Peckham. As a very popular alternative wedding ceremony venue in London it’s recommended you book them early.

A photo of the outside of Lassco Brunswick House Wedding venue in London at night

FAQs for getting Married at Brunswick House


What is the capacity at Brunswick House?

While perfect for intimate celebrations, Brunswick house also offers itself to larger wedding parties. It has a seating capacity of 110 and a standing capacity of up to 250 guests.


What is the pricing for a Brunswick House wedding?

Brunswick House can be hired by the room or exclusively. The venue hire prices start at £250 plus VAT to hire a small intimate room to £3750 plus VAT for exclusive hire of the whole house. Catering packages can be found here.


Are Pets welcome at Brunswick house weddings?

Absolutely! I’ve photographed a couple of weddings at Brunswick House where pets have been guests of honour on the day, including the adorable Pugs (photo below).



What are the bar and catering options at Brunswick House?

Most the menus at Brunswick House include reception drinks and wine during the meal. In the evening they have a bar in the cellar which has a number of options to fit your preferences. You can also bring in your own alcohol if you have some personal favourite, although a corkage fee will apply.


Can you get legally married at Brunswick House?

Brunswick House does host legal wedding ceremonies, however celebrant led or non legal ceremonies can be accommodated. It is worth noting that the law in the UK requiring venues to hold marriage licenses for ceremonies to be legally binding is currently under review and may be changed as early as 2021.


photo of a dog as a wedding guest

Brunswick House Contact Details

Phone: 020 7501 7775
Email: [email protected]
Address: LASSCO Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Rd, Vauxhall, London SW8 2LG
Website: www.lassco.co.uk/venues

Photos of Weddings at Brunswick House

By London Wedding Photographer Matt Badenoch

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