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Christchurch Spitalfields

Christchurch Spitalfields

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Christchurch Spitalfields

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  • Central London wedding venue
  • A grand Baroque Anglican church
  • Built in 1700s by Nicholas Hawksmoor
  • Religious wedding ceremony in the Nave
  • Host up to 600 guests for evening reception
  • Up to 200 reception guests in the Crypt
  • In-house catering from Graysons
  • In hands of dedicated events manager

The grand and historic Christ Church Spitalfields is a wedding reception venue like no other. With unrivalled curb appeal, the striking white Portland stone will reflect the true beauty and elegance of your wedding.

Caterers Graysons will cook up something special using fine local and seasonal ingredients to make your wedding breakfast a hit for all. Then, retire to the Crypt where you can dance until midnight in a fine, large space, all encompassed in one simple package.

History

Christ Church Spitalfields was built between 1714 and 1729 as part of the "Commission for Building 50 New Churches" act of parliament. It was designed by leading baroque architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, and altered by Ewan Christian in 1850. Extensive cleaning in 1999 revealed the striking white Portland stone and the church was restored to its former glory.

No longer reserved solely for the congregation, Spitalfields now acts as a venue to host parties, meetings, dinners, and of course weddings.

Facilities

The venue of Spitalfields offers a range of spaces for your reception party, to be used as you feel best, though they recommend a hearty breakfast in the Nave before retiring downstairs to dance all night long in the Crypt.

If you would like to hold your religious wedding ceremony here too, get in touch with the venue.

The Nave

Hawksmoor's bold baroque design is open, bordered by tall pillars and two mezzanine galleries. Chandeliers cast light to the space which is perfectly symmetrical save for the floral design on the ceiling, where every flower is unique.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 250 guests
Evening reception capacity - 600 guests

The Crypt

The Crypt runs under the entire length of the church upstairs and is ideal as a spot for music and festivities until midnight.

Wedding breakfast capacity - 80 guests
Evening reception capacity - 200 guests

Catering

Grayson's caters Spitalfields, using fresh and local ingredients to prepare dishes you and your guests are sure to drool over. All menus are seasonal so it's best to get in touch to find out what you could be supping on for your special day, but some example dishes are:

Starters
English tomatoes, hay smoked burrata, basil, pomegranate
Pressed chicken terrine, pickled winter vegetables, toasted brioche

Mains
Seabass fillet, baby potatoes, savoy cabbage, lemon and parsley sauce
Slow cooked venison, celeriac puree, carrots, cabbage and crisp shallots
Garden vegetable salad, smoked yoghurt, wild herbs, orange dressing

Desserts
Lychee and raspberry coulis, raspberry crémeux
White chocolate and raspberry delice

Complimentary menu tasting is included in hire of the venue so you get a sneak peak of what's to come. As well as three course fine dining, they can also provide canapés or bowl food.

Canapés
Honeycomb of goat's cheese, rye crisp bread, fig purée
Stilton beignet, walnut ketchup, celeriac
Duck breast, green onion, puffed rice, pickled mushroom
Squid and mackerel burger, confit peppers
Jam doughnut, wild strawberry preserve, lemon sherbet

Bowl Food
Sweet potato gnocchi, salsa verdi, parmesan
Potage of vegetables, confit egg yolk, thyme, crispy shallots
English duck, hog's pudding, savoury granola
Saffron lamb tagine, Israeli cous cous
Langoustine, galangal, fermented soya bean broth
Rare tuna, slow cooked egg, black olive
Mandarin brûlée, curd, jellies
Bitter chocolate mousse, frosted peanuts, coffee cream

Packages

Spitalfields Venue offers everything you could want for your wedding in one handy package, which includes:

  • Exclusive hire of the venue from 12pm until midnight
  • Two glasses of Prosecco for your drinks' reception
  • Three course fine dining with coffee and petit fours
  • A complimentary menu tasting for the wedding couple
  • Half a bottle of house wine with the meal
  • A glass of Prosecco for toasting
  • All staffing, service, security and equipment
  • PA system with microphone
  • Dedicated events manager

To book Spitalfields for your wedding, use the contact details below and to the right to get the process started.

Address
Spitalfields Venue Christ Church
Commercial Street
London
E1 6LY
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