The Ultimate City Wedding Venue: A Stylish Wedding Showcase at The Ned
Hello everyone! I’m beyond excited to be joining Sonia and the awesome Want That Wedding community as an event blogger – and I’m even MORE thrilled that the first feature I have the joy of sharing with you is the first ever wedding showcase hosted by The Ned, in Central London.
Just to give you some background: The Ned was recently restored by the design teams from Soho House & Co and Sydell Group, and opened its doors last summer as part private members’ club, part hotel, part restaurant collection, and fully one of London’s most exciting new venues of 2017. For us in the wedding industry, it’s a perfect combination of luxuriously grandiose, city-chic trendy, and carefully curated – which meant I absolutely couldn’t wait to have a look at their wedding offering.
On January 26th I was very lucky to join the hotel for their special invitation-only press lunch prior to the wedding showcase itself, which included a three course meal which was as delicious as it was meticulously served – the synchronised waiters were quite a sight to behold!
We were then escorted to the two larger spaces of the fully-restored private events floor, the iconic Tapestry Room (for up to 120 people seated and 200 standing) and the swish Saloon (which fits up to 70 people seated and 120 standing). The Tapestry room is full of jaw-dropping period features, with walnut panelling, crystal chandeliers, and pastoral tapestries wrapping around the upper walls. As you step inside the Saloon, the story unfolds into a very different, bright, airy space. This room’s pièce de résistance is the 18th-century chandelier, shimmering with reflections of the natural light streaming in from the large domed windows. As I explored the floor I discovered four more small rooms, each with their own character and historic features (all Grade-I listed!), and two outdoor terraces, perfect for drinks on a summer evening.
While tucking into the chef’s mouth-watering canapés, and waiting for my manicure slot at the pop-up Spa (!), I had the pleasure of getting to know some of the venue’s hand-picked wedding partners, including the floral artists at Grandirosa and Grace & Thorn, breathtaking styling by Studio Sorores, the cake delights by Cakes by Krishanthi and Peboryon, and the completely bespoke gifting of Prezola’s Platinum service – all to the tunes of the awesome Wedding Smashers. I was very excited to discover that, though the venue does have some fabulous talent on their books (for example their in-house chef Ian Daw, formally executive chef at Rocket Food), they also welcome external suppliers, which is wonderful news for couples looking for some extra personalisation options.
Also great to know: the hotel has none fewer than 9 restaurants and 252 gorgeous bedrooms for you and your guests to enjoy during your stay, each one adorned with 1920s design, with Brass and mahogany furniture, vintage chandeliers & richly patterned furnishings. And that’s not all – overnight guests also have gain access to ‘Ned’s Club’, which includes a rooftop pool, gym, spa, hammam and late night lounge bar in the original bank vault. City breaks do not get any cooler than this!
Here are the packages available at this stunning London venue:
(1) A £30,000 wedding at The Ned includes:
- Menu tasting for the wedding couple
- Reception, including a selection of canapes, prosecco, cocktails and soft drinks
- Three course wedding dinner, including tea and coffee
- Half bottle of wine per person with dinner
- Unlimited mineral water
- Prosecco for the toasts
- After dinner drinks reception with beers, house wine, house spirits and soft drinks
- DJ Equipment
- Evening munchies
- A medium bedroom for the wedding couple the night of the wedding
(2) A £50,000 wedding at The Ned includes:
- Menu tasting for four guests
- Four weeks temporary membership to Ned’s Club Active
- Champagne breakfast in the suite for one half of the wedding party and pre-wedding drinks for the other half of the party
- Seasonal flowers to decorate the Saloon and Tapestry Room
- Entertainment for reception (violinist or harpist)
- Welcome reception, including a selection of canapes, champagne, cocktails and soft drinks
- Four course dinner menu, tea and coffee, petit fours, personalised menus
- Wine during dinner
- Champagne for the toasts
- After dinner drinks reception to include beers, house wine, house spirits and soft drinks
- Selection of evening munchies
- DJ Equipment for the after-dinner party
- Two nights’ accommodation for the wedding couple in the Terrace Suite
- Eight Medium rooms for two nights for the wedding party
- Late check out at 2pm for the wedding couple
We loved getting to know this fabulous venue, being welcomed by the absolutely superb staff, and seeing a glimpse of the wedding stories that will come to life in this historical building. We really hope this overview has been helpful – for any questions about the venue, do reach out to the wonderful weddings team at the hotel, and for any help with your wedding planning, I’m here for you ♡