Here are five fabulous London venues where you can seal the deal in style
Where? Arcelor Mittal Orbit, Olympic Park
Why? Anish Kapoors controversial Olympic landmark reopens on April 5. Expect dramatic views over The Shard, Big Ben and Canary Wharf, and, at 114.5 metres high, the chance to tie the knot in the UKs tallest sculpture.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2SS, 0333 800 8099, arcelormittalorbit.com
250 standing, around 180 seated.
Where? Criterion Brasserie, Piccadilly
Why ? This beautiful Grade 11 listed, 19
224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP, 020 7930 0488, criterionrestaurant.com\weddings
Ceremony: 120 in the Main Hall, 50 on the Terrace. Reception: Seated150, standing 300
Where? The Shard
Why? The views, of course. Settings dont get much more spectacular than this. You could choose the brand new Shangrl- la hotel, opening in a few weeks, but our vote would be for Level 52 and the spectacular city skyline backdrop.
Shangri-La Hotel At The Shard, London, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU, 0 207 089 5513, shangri-la.com/london
Hotel: ceremony from 10 to 100.
Level 52: split into three chambers : cocktail bar, champagne bar and pool. The total capacity for the entire floor standing is 90
Where? Shoreditch Town Hall
Why? Ornate Victorian interiors and super cool locale make the perfect hipster wedding venue . Choose between the Council Chamber, above, ornate Assembly Room, Mayors Parlour, Committee Rooms, or, for a more Dalston vibe, the shabby-chic Basement. Best of all, with the acclaimed Clove Club inhouse, youll have some of East Londons finest catering on tap.
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT, 020 7739 6176, shoredtichtownhall.com
Holds 30 500
Where? The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Why? For a touch of La Cage aux Folles- flamboyancy it's hard to beat the Roof Garden. Think roaming flamingos, Alhambra- inspired Spanish Garden and a proper English woodland with full grown oaks and flowing stream.
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, ? ?London?W8 5SA, 020 7368 3971, roofgardens.virgin.com
Holds from 10 500.
The Roof Gardens are holding a wedding showcase on Saturday 12
And for more wedding inspiration, book your place at the largest gay wedding show in Europe, Gay Weddings Live, Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London, E1W 2SF, gayweddingslive.com, June 21 and 22. Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door, available via the website from early April .