Take a Virtual Tour of London’s Best Wedding Venues

Written by Emma Hla
You’ve found ‘the one’ – now let’s find you the other one!

Next week you can join a Virtual Wedding Showcase, and take a tour of London’s best wedding venues, with expert industry advice and access to special booking offers.

Over two evenings, eve have curated a showcase of unique and truly inspiring venues all across London. You’ll discover what makes these spaces special and the stories behind them; from smart Georgian townhouses like RSA House and 41 Portland Place, to their very own Mayfair mansion; Dartmouth House, and the iconic Painted Hall at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich – there is something for every taste and budget.

They’ve also teamed up with some of the most celebrated industry experts to lend their advice on locating the perfect venue (*ahem*, that’s me!), wedding planning, floristry and of course, finding the dress.

Now we know planning a wedding right now feels a little tough. If you’re newly engaged and are yet to start anything but are desperately wanting to move forward during lockdown then this could be just the thing to kick start your journey! Drop in and out for venues and expert sessions, make plenty of notes, sip some Champagne and most importantly GET EXCITED and motivated about your wedding plans.

We hope you are able to join us on one or both evenings. Tickets are completely free and by attending you will also receive special booking offers in the eve digital goody bag.

Wednesday 27th January

Agenda

17:30 – An introduction to planning your Covid-secure wedding

17:35 – 41 Portland Place

17:45 – Grays Inn

17:55 – Emma Hla – Founder, Coco Wedding Venues

18:05 – RSA House

18:15 – Rita Colson – Bridal Couture and evening wear designer

18:25 – BMA House

18:35 – Stuart Cooper, Executive Head Chef at CH&CO

18:45 – Plaisterers’ Hall

18:45 – 19:00 – Q&A

Guest speakers

Emma Hla, founder of Coco Wedding Venues

Coco Wedding Venues is the first place to kickstart your wedding planning. The UK’s original style-focused wedding venue directory, showcasing a carefully curated selection of the very best wedding venues in the UK and beyond.

Conversation topic – ‘What questions to ask when viewing your wedding venue / what to consider when booking your wedding venue’

Rita Colson, Bridal Couture and Eveningwear Designer

Rita Colson is a London based fashion designer in the heart of West London, specialising in Bridal Couture and eveningwear. Her unique style uses vintage lace and silk to create contemporary and bespoke pieces with an ethical twist. All materials are sourced ethically and sustainably, creating pieces fit for a variety of occasions.

Conversation topic – ‘The search for THE dress … where to start!’

Stuart Cooper, Executive Head Chef at Prince Philip House (CH&CO)

Before joining the team at Prince Philip House, Stuart spent several years fine-tuning his trade at Michelin stared restaurants. A regular on eve’s foodie Instagram masterclasses, Stuart loves to create innovative menus using local suppliers.

Conversation topic – ‘Selecting the right menu for your day’

Thursday 28th January

Agenda

17:30 – An introduction to planning your Covid-secure wedding

17:35 – Prince Philip House

17:45 – RIBA

17.55 – ByChenai, Luxury wedidng planner

18:05 – The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

18:15 – Ironmongers’ Hall

18:25 – Joanna Rhodes, Managing Director at Hayford & Rhodes

18:35 – Dartmouth House

18:45 – 113 Chancery Lane (The Law Society)

18:45 – 19:00 – Q&A

Guest speakers

ByChenai, Luxury Wedding Planner

Named one of the Top Planner’s in the world by Harper’s Bazaar, ByChenai Events is a luxury wedding planner, creating sensational weddings and parties.

Conversation topic – ‘So you’re engaged? Top 10 tips on where to start with your wedding planning journey’

Joanna Rhodes, Managing Director at Hayford & Rhodes

Hayford & Rhodes’s design-led, creative approach and ability to produce timeless, beautifully styled wedding florals is a testament to their heritage as one London’s most established florists.Flowers are their first love and this is reflected in the quality of the floral designs they produce for each and every wedding. They have a quintessentially English, contemporary style, led by their clients brief and inspired through those little details that breathes personality into such a joyous occasion.

Conversation topic – ‘How to style your wedding flowers throughout all seasons at London Venues’

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