Gorgeous Gray’s Inn: The Glorious Venue for Your Grand Wedding

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Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but it’s also an exciting time in your life. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want everything to be perfect. That’s why at Camden Weddings we’re here to help! We’ve scoured the London Borough of Camden to find the best wedding venues, photographers, caterers, suppliers and more. Our goal is to make your wedding planning process as easy and stress-free as possible. In this latest blog post, we’re going to showcase one of our favourite wedding venues in London – The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. This stunning venue is located in the heart of London and offers a unique and historic setting for your special day.

So, let’s dive in and see why Gray’s Inn is the perfect venue for your wedding!

Gray’s Inn Wedding Venue is an exceptional location for your special day. Set in stunning, peaceful grounds, moments from the bustle of Bloomsbury, the venue is located in the heart of London – Chancery Lane – 2 mins walk | Holborn – 7 mins walk | Farringdon – 9 mins walk; and offers a unique and historic setting for your wedding. With a variety of event spaces and rooms to choose from, you can ensure that your wedding day is perfect.

Founded over six hundred years ago and steeped in centuries of tradition, Gray’s Inn is one of London’s hidden treasures. As one of the four Inns of Court, it has a rich and colourful history in maintaining the independence, quality and integrity of the Bar and the Judiciary in England and Wales. Gray’s Inn offers a peaceful and intimate setting for your special day, with two licensed rooms for ceremonies as well as a breathtaking private five-acre garden, tucked away in the heart of Central London. Their expert events team of planners, operators and chefs offer a professional yet personal approach when helping you plan your wedding; and will ensure you receive service tailored specifically to you and your partner, helping to make it the day you have both dreamed of.

The venue features a stunning Great Hall, which can accommodate up to 180 guests. The hall is adorned with beautiful stained glass windows, oak paneling, and a magnificent double hammer beam roof.

Encapsulating the true nature, life and history of Gray’s Inn, the Hall manages to effortlessly combine intimacy, tradition and grandeur for any occasion. Captivating in its traditional surroundings, the Hall is decorated with historic paintings and heraldic shields. Several of the exquisite stained-glass windows date back to 1462. The historic Armada screen is believed to be made of oak timbers from a captured ship of the Spanish Armada, gifted to the Inn by Queen Elizabeth I. The balcony above this screen acts as a great vantage point for your photographer to snap some great photographs of the day. The Hall is the perfect centrepiece for your wedding day and requires minimal decorating, some simple yet elegant flowers or stunning silver candlesticks are all it takes to really elevate the space.

The venue also has a picturesque garden, which is perfect for outdoor receptions. The garden features a beautiful fountain and a variety of flowers and trees, providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Gray’s Inn gardens are known as The Walks and were originally laid out in 1608 by the then Treasurer, Sir Francis Bacon, whose statue can be seen in the South Square. The Walks remain among the largest private gardens in London: five acres of perfectly maintained park entered through a pair of impressive iron gates. The gardens provide a peaceful oasis amidst the busy streets of Central London and are available throughout the year for drinks receptions and a picturesque spot for your wedding photos. During the June-July months the Walks are equipped with a luxury marquee structure, perfect for a summer wedding reception and entertaining guests in beautiful surroundings.

In addition to the Great Hall and garden, the venue also offers a variety of smaller event spaces and rooms. These spaces are perfect for more intimate ceremonies and receptions, and can accommodate up to 80 guests. The venue also has a team of experienced wedding planners who will work with you to create the perfect wedding. From catering to decorations, the team will ensure that every detail is taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy your special day.

You can find out more and book a tour here or get in touch with Ruta and her fabulous team: venue@graysinn.org.uk

A heartfelt thank you to all brides and grooms for sharing their special day with Gray’s Inn and to the incredible photographers who contributed their beautiful work: Daniel Jones, Kirsten Mavric and Liam Collard.