The Savoy still conjures up Art Deco glamour and high society elegance even nearly 130 years after it opened its doors on the edge of Covent Garden on The Strand. The sweeping River Thames views and old world charm mean it’s a permanent hot spot for weddings.
And weddings here are incredible. Royalty to A-listers have swept through the separate and discreet River Entrance to tie the knot in stunning white and blue Regency style Lancaster Ballroom (which sits 300 for a wedding breakfast) or in the intimate chandeliered River Room that overlooks the Thames. The ballroom when full of blooms is a magical fairytale of a location.
Then there’s the Abraham Lincoln room which can accommodate up to 120 seated for a breakfast plus six further private dining rooms which are perfect for pre-wedding family events or post-wedding get togethers.
All weddings at the Savoy are masterly planned by Bruce Russell and his team, with endless options (including a bespoke menu) making each wedding here a unique gem. Stay on post-nupitals in one of the famous suites. The Savoy Suite is where Claude Monet stayed when he was in residence, and from where he painted a series of London bridges.
The Savoy has always attracted the creme de la creme of society - from Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward before the war to Bette Midler and Marilyn Monroe after it.
Toast your upcoming nuptials in London’s oldest cocktail bar, the famous American Bar (it’s Savoy Cocktail Book is still a much loved bartenders’ guide) or relax into a grand afternoon tea in the Thames Foyer, truly one of the beating hearts of high society London. The Savoy is now owned by Fairmont but its charm and sophistication remains firmly British.
The Savoy continues to be one of London’s finest luxury destinations, where history is made and innovation happens