Claridge’s is the creme de la creme of London hotels. The hotel is so famous a documentary that followed the daily life inside its revolving doors a few years ago. Everyone in British high society, whether royalty or celebrity has stepped across the white and black chequerboard hotel. It’s been a landmark of London since 1812 and has the last remaining lift attendant looking after its heritage lift.
The Mayfair is such a popular place with British royalty that it’s been called an annexe of Buckingham Palace and old-fashioned courtesy and customer service shines through everything the hotel does. It’s a luxurious blast of Golden Age decadence.
In terms of getting married at Claridge’s, you’ll be joining a long list of A-listers and royalty who have used the high end hotel to tie the knot. The hotel currently has a range of ballrooms and events spaces which can be dedicated to your big day.
The hotel’s ballroom is English Heritage listed and can be accessed privately through its own entrance and reception and it can seat 240 for a wedding breakfast. For a more intimate event, the French Salon is a lesson in elegance. It has original Art Deco features such as the ironwork tassels by Basil Ionides and winged Renaissance-style cherubs and can seat around 80 for a meal. Each of Claridge’s rooms are drenched in history and style but the 18th century Drawing Room is another fabulous light filled choice for just under 100 people for a pre or post wedding dinner.
And you’ll be in good hands every step of the five star way. The hotel has its own florist team from legendary florists McQueens, plus its team can arrange everything from lighting and music to invites, the wedding cake and a wedding package also includes complimentary dance lessons. Or you can get help choreographing your first dance. The hotel also gives each couple booking a wedding here a nine week membership to it secret spa and health club, Cloud 9.