SHOREDITCH WEDDING VENUE BLOG
Welcome to the Shoreditch London wedding venue blog. Our wedding ceremony and reception venues Shoreditch Studios and Kachette are unique blank canvas spaces with beautiful exposed bricks, a perfect setting for your dream East London wedding. We give you the freedom to book the venues dry hire or we can advise on every step of your wedding planning and venue hire process. We are here to help couples like yourself to plan your wedding, your way.
In this blog you will find a range of helpful wedding planning tips including our dry hire wedding planning guide, a comprehensive 12 month wedding planning checklist, couple testimonials, our guide to the best London wedding blogs and 40 featured galleries of weddings in our venues. We also feature a series of in-depth Q&A’s with London wedding industry experts including one with the founder of the hugely popular wedding blog Love My Dress. Enjoy!
It's an honour to be trusted by so many couples to host the most important and exciting day of their lives. We work hard to ensure couples who get married in our venues are not only satisfied with the venue, but that we exceed any expectations they may have.
"We were so pleased when we found Shoreditch Studios for our wedding. We wanted to find a dry hire venue that allowed us to get creative. The exposed brick, arches and white walls provided the perfect blank canvas and the two studios gave us the flexibility we needed without interrupting the day by ‘turning over’ the rooms. We had the most amazing day- thank you!"
"We met in London and have lived our entire relationship here so we always knew there was no where else we could get married. We were recommended Kachette by a close friend. It ticked all the boxes. Located in an old Underground station with two amazing exposed brick arches in the middle of Shoreditch."
"We wanted to have a non-traditional wedding and loved the vaulted studios, exposed brickwork and steel trusses at Shoreditch Studios. The Victorian feel courtyard is surrounded by the city’s skyscrapers.
Being able to get married and have the reception at the same venue was great and having the use of the two arches and courtyard made it easy to create a different feel to the space throughout the day."
"We knew we had to find a London venue, being from here. When we walked into Shoreditch Studios with its exposed brick, we were immediately sold. We had been to an event there years ago, but seeing it completely clear, we knew we had so much space to work with! It also had a courtyard, which we loved, as it can be hard to get outside spaces in London venues.”
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"After looking at many unsuitable London venues, Shoreditch Studios was our saviour. It ticked all boxes. We loved the urban industrial feel, combined with its location and the outside space. The staff were brilliant, really responsive with plenty of advice and contacts for putting on a brilliant day."
"We wanted a central London wedding, somewhere easy for our guests to travel and somewhere different to the weddings we had been to in the past. Shoreditch Studios definitely offered this.
We had so many comments about the venue, food and service. Everyone has just bombarded us with messages saying what a fantastic day it was so thank you so much!"
“We chose Shoreditch Studios because we wanted to legally marry in an urban space we could really put our stamp on. We dressed the space simply and stylishly with strings of festoon lights.
For our wedding favours we gave everyone a 7” vinyl. We set up a listening station so that guests could listen to their records and have their own silent disco!”
“Shoreditch Studios looked great as a blank canvas. We received a lot of comments about the individuality of the day, the warehouse venue, the black dress, the dining arrangement, the mass-karaoke sing-a-long in the evening. Many people said they’d never been to a wedding like ours.”
"We both live in Hackney and felt very strongly we wanted to get married somewhere close to home and we really didn’t want people to have to travel far and spend money on accommodation. We both really like industrial architecture, so we were looking at warehouses. The venue was a blank canvas and we didn’t need to do much to make it look amazing.."
"We wanted to find a venue where we could hold the ceremony and reception. A blank canvas to make our own and found this in Kachette. The venue is the former ticket hall of Shoreditch Railway Station. An industrial, gallery-like space, it has an incredible simplicity and modernist aesthetic. Just irresistible."
“Shoreditch Studios fitted exactly what we wanted as a reception venue; it had a lovely courtyard space as well as a cool interior, exposed brickwork, under the railway arches- it has an edgy feel and was a great space.
We didn’t want somewhere that “did” weddings, we wanted a blank canvas we could make our own.”
“In terms of our wedding venue, we wanted somewhere a bit unconventional with both character and history. Peter and I were both keen to have quite an industrial feel to the reception and loved Shoreditch Studios as soon as we went for a viewing. Andrew and Dan were awesome throughout; easy-going, responsive and incredibly helpful.”
"We have lived in Shoreditch for years and the venue is only 5 minutes from our flat. It’s a photography studio so provided a perfect blank canvas for us to do what we wished. The venue is split into two studios, we had the drinks reception and dancing in Studio 2 decorated in an Indian style, lots of beautiful draping and wonderful lighting."
"Attended Shoreditch Studios for Laura & James wedding ceremony and reception. Unusual and characterful venue, very industrial chic if that's your thing. A surprising amount of space spread out across several areas. Wedding was lovely, and the day/venue had obviously been quite heavily tailored to the bride and groom's specs. All staff were very friendly yet professional." Via wedding guest Ben Rush
Need some inspiration for your Shoreditch wedding? See how other couples celebrated their big day in our unique East London wedding venues. Take a look at 40 of our favourite Shoreditch weddings or view a selection of featured weddings below. Each featured wedding includes a link to the full photo gallery and a link to the wedding photographer.
Q&A’s WITH WEDDING INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Read in depth interviews with London wedding industry experts Annabel Beeforth, founder of Love My Dress and Beth Wright from Bridebook. We also feature Q&A’s with some of our favourite wedding suppliers including Greg Tuvey, from one of our most popular wedding caterers Cater London. We also interviewed our favourite wedding photographer Heather Shuker and Shoreditch London’s general manager Andrew Clawson. Enjoy!
Explore our London Wedding Ideas board for a diverse range of lighting, industrial furniture, floristry and wedding decor ideas and inspiration for your wedding. Feel free to share your own wedding planning Pinterest board with our team too so we can help you transform our blank canvas warehouses into your dream wedding venue.
Follow our new Street Art Inspired Weddings Pinterest board for wedding shoot inspiration in and around our Shoreditch wedding venues. Shoreditch is home to some of the best street art and graffiti in the world. The streets of Shoreditch and railway bridge walls are covered in street art and constantly changing to offer a unique and colourful canvas for your wedding photos. All photos in this gallery are taken outside or in close proximity to our unique East London wedding venues.
READY FOR A SITE VISIT ?
The best way to decide on a venue that is perfect for your wedding is to come down for a site visit. Even if you are in the early stages of wedding planning, a site visit is a great opportunity to see the space, meet our team and tell us more about what you are looking for in a wedding venue.
Wedding viewing appointments take place weeknights at 6pm Kachette and 6:30pm Shoreditch Studios and are subject to availability. Weekend viewings are not possible at either venue due to weekend events, weddings and photographic studio bookings.