You know we love a city chic wedding here at Smashing the Glass. Industrial vibes? Love it. Exposed brickwork? Can’t get enough. Throw in a touch of history, and we’re sold.
That’s why we’re so delighted to be sharing one of our favorite London venues with you today: the Brewery. This awesome space (which was an actual brewery dating back to the 18thcentury!) is the perfect mix of sophisticated and quirky. And its location smack dab in the middle of the City of London is hard to beat. We featured this gorgeous interfaith Jewish Christian wedding a few years back, and we can’t wait to share our Real Blogging Bride Charlotte’s wedding at the venue just last month.
This onetime industrial space recast as an events venue offers a range of different rooms that can accommodate large parties (of up to 1,000 guests!). There are spaces to suit Jewish weddings of all stripes, and to accommodate each part of the day. We’re thrilled to share with you some of the Brewery’s most popular rooms for Jewish weddings, with a look into how each can best be incorporated into your day.
King George: Ideal for the Chuppah
The King George III (so named in honor of the king’s 1787 visit) is a versatile and adaptable space, large enough to host 400 ceremony guests. The King George III maintains an intimate atmosphere thanks to the exposed brickwork, barrel vaulted ceiling, and period lanterns. The layout of the room makes it ideal for the chuppah, especially as the King George III is connected to the matching Queen Charlotte and the Lower Sugar Room, two spaces that can be used for the tisch and the badeken.
Queen Charlotte: Perfect for the Tisch
The Queen Charlotte is a smaller room, but also one that’s full of character, featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling, warm exposed brickwork, and a hidden bar. Connected to the King George III, it’s the ideal setting for a tisch.
Lower Sugar Room: Great for the Badeken
Beautiful and full of light thanks to the elegant Georgian windows, this room is a convenient space to use for the badeken. Connected to the King George III, it will allow the bride and groom to walk straight down the aisle.
Marquees & Courtyard: The Place for Group Pictures
The Brewery also offers two marquees (available from June to August), located in the 18th– century courtyard, that can accommodate your guests for the drinks and canapes reception. The courtyard is a wonderful spot for group pictures before heading up to the wedding breakfast.
Porter Tun: Perfect for the Whole Wedding
Large enough to welcome 640 seated guests (or 900 for a reception); the Porter Tun is the Brewery’s most impressive room, and the perfect space if you’re looking to host the whole wedding in one single room. The large raised balcony, overlooking the main floor, is ideal for a reception area, allowing for a grand reveal of the wedding breakfast. With the original and exposed king post timber roof, it’s a true hidden gem of East London
In addition to this room, the couple will appreciate the availability of the Malt room, a smaller space located just next to the Porter Tun that can be used for the couple to take a few moments for themselves–just the thing if you’re following the tradition of yichud.
The Porter Tun is also connected to the Upper Sugar Room, which can be used conveniently as a crew room and ideal for storage.
** All the rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art sound system, Wi-Fi and fully integrated LED lighting system.
To find out more about how you can create your special day at The Brewery, please contact their in-house wedding planner Milena on:
+44 (0)207 065 5750
Facebook: @Proposal by The Brewery
Are you planning a wedding at The Brewery? If you are, tell us about it in the comments!