Hackney,
21
August
2015
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12:30
Europe/London

Clissold House named as one of top ten best wedding venues in London

Clissold House has been named as one of the top ten best wedding venues in London by the UK’s number one bridal brand.

The fully-restored Grade II* listed 18th century mansion house, in Stoke Newington’s beautiful Green Flag-winning Clissold Park, took the sixth spot in the 43-venue run-down by top magazine and website, You and Your Wedding.

The article praised the venue’s “tranquil surroundings” and “exceptional views of the lake [the New River] and greenery.” It added: “Original features such as marble fireplaces and the iconic spiral staircase will make your wedding photographer jump for joy.”

Clissold House opened to the public in 2011 after a £9m, 18-month restoration project jointly funded by Hackney Council and the Heritage and Big Lottery Funds.

As part of the renovation work, original period features such as cornicing, fireplaces and skylights were restored to their original condition and sit alongside modern facilities and equipment.

Its five refurbished function rooms, and outdoor terrace, are available for hire by community, business and educational groups as well as for private parties, wedding receptions and celebrations.

The Council’s events team can help with all pre-planning and set-up, and to provide support on the day.

 

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
Clissold House is a magnificent venue in beautiful surroundings. For it to be named as one of the top ten best wedding venues in London is an incredible honour, given the level of competition, and is down to the hard work of GLL, which manages the house on the Council’s behalf, and our venues and parks teams.

The investment into the house is certainly paying off and we hope to see plenty more wedding parties enjoying the house and grounds for years to come.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

In the last five years the Council has opened or restored four of its five key venues. Aside from Clissold House, the Council’s venues are:

  • Hackney Town Hall, in Mare Street. The borough’s iconic Art-Deco focal point has seen its Assembly Halls undergo repairs and reopen in 2013.
  • Stoke Newington Town Hall, in Church Street. Another of the borough’s best Art-Deco buildings, set in the picturesque town, and which re-opened in 2010.
  • Hackney Marshes Centre, in Homerton Road. The RIBA-awarded building, which sits on acres of green space, was completed in 2011.
  • West Reservoir, in Green Lanes. The industrial-chic former pump-house overlooks a magnificent water body.

If you’re interested in holding an event at one, and for more info on them, go to: www.hackneyvenues.com