St Bart's Brewery Weddings

66 West Smithfield EC1A 9DY

  • Pub wedding reception venue in the City of London's thriving urban quarter of West Smithfield
  • Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls tube stations are a five minute walk away
  • Seasonal in-house menus, and a fully stocked bar with real craft ales
  • Capacity for up to 130 seated and 200 standing in the restaurant
  • Intimate private dining room for 25 seated and 40 standing
  • Available for private wedding hire on weekends
  • Unique inner city courtyard opposite the venue for drinks receptions
Characterful City of London Weddings at St Bart's Brewery

Characterful City of London Weddings at St Bart's Brewery

Lashings of personality and charm are guaranteed at any St Bart’s Brewery wedding in the City of London. Located in the convenient central east location of West Smithfield, this endearing pub wedding venue overlooks the historic Smithfield market and an inviting green space over the road, which can be used for alfresco drinks receptions.

Inside St Bart’s Brewery, its versatile auditorium style space with an upper mezzanine level creates an instant social atmosphere. Up to 130 wedding guests can dine on long rustic tables or elegantly dressed rounds, with additional seating available on the gallery above. As you enter, to the right, the raised platform is also perfectly suited to position a high table or a live band and DJ set as the venue transitions from day to night.

At St Bart’s Brewery, the traditional wooden flooring, iron mezzanine railings and fully stocked bar combine to make the ideal wedding reception and party space after marrying at a nearby licensed venue or church. Ultramodern modern AV facilities and TV screens have also been woven into the event space to amplify any speeches, and fairy lights can be crisscrossed overhead to set a romantic scene as the newly married couple begin their first dance.

Unique features of St Bart’s Brewery

The Main Bar at St Bart’s Brewery

The Main Bar

There aren't many bars or pubs in London with such an enchanting and welcoming feel. The Main Bar in St Bart's Brewery is an open plan space with high ceilings and an attractive balcony feature for to fit additional seated guests. The large street side windows bring in plenty of natural light and are bedecked with glittering fairy lights in the winter months. The industrial metal light fixtures that hang overhead give the space a chic urban edge, and they naturally complement the wooden rustic features around the room.

  • Seated 120 on round tables / 130 on long tables
  • Standing 200
The Mezzanine at St Bart’s Brewery

The Mezzanine

Positioned at the top of an attractive metal staircase that flanks the left side of the room, this sweeping balcony mezzanine frames the interior and can be used as a dining or standing reception space. This characterful addition to the pub gives an instant atmosphere, and allows your capacity to expand by a further 40 seated guests. The platform features plush bench seating and can be fitted with long rustic banqueting tables if desired. Photographers enjoy capturing the action from this charismatic birds eye view.

  • Seated 40
  • Standing 80
The Balfour Bar at St Bart’s Brewery

The Balfour Bar

Tucked away behind the upper mezzanine level, the Balfour Bar is a handsome space for a private wedding dinner for up to 25 lucky guests. The small proportions of the room and comfortable furnishings give it a homely ambience, and it even has a private bar. Alternatively, The Balfour Room can be used as a childrens' creche, and its soundproof curtain allows you to play their favourite movies on the television whilst the adults party on the lower dance floor. Its a cosy haven that makes a great break out space during the main event.

  • Seated 25
  • Standing 40

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Wedding Photo Opportunities at St Bart’s Brewery

St Bart’s Brewery is surrounded by a mesmerising range of backdrops for your wedding day photography. Positioned on a characterful corner of West Smithfield, many memorable frames have been captured outside the charcoal grey doors as wedding guests shower the couple with confetti or light up the evening air with sparklers. Across the road, a secluded garden can also be used for pre-dinner drinks receptions, providing further outdoor wedding opportunities. It’s a natural oasis amid a chic urban setting, where candid shots can be taken of guests mingling and catching up with one another.

Of course, the iconic Smithfield Market is also few strides away, and its lime green domes, intricate purple wrought iron gates and traditional clock beneath the colossal arched atrium could feature in the background. Positioned to one side of the market, four quintessential London telephone boxes also create a charming symmetrical setting for couple photographs. As for the wedding reception venue itself, St Bart’s Brewery’s rustic staircase is a great spot for a picture of the bride descending down the steps, or the unique upper mezzanine works well for aerial shots of the couple dancing in the heart of the room.

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Refined Pub Classics at St Barts Brewery

Refined Pub Classics at St Barts Brewery

Hearty and nutritious cuisine is served at St Barts Brewery weddings, and the high standards are continually maintained by the talented Head Chef. Not only is he committed to sourcing fresh local ingredients, but he enjoys experimenting with new ideas and creating evolving seasonal menus. From classic pub staples and relaxed bowl food, through to formal a la carte feasts, the in-house catering can create a bespoke menu that suits your vision, dietaries and individual palette.

At your personal wedding menu tasting with the in-house team, you can discuss your ideas and trial some of the delicious options on offer for your guests. Each gourmet dish is beautifully presented and delivered with flair. For a showstopping centrepiece, the team are also well known for their succulent charcuterie boards and tantalising cheese towers for guests to nibble on later in the evening.

Additionally, given that St Bart’s has a fully stocked bar, the resident mixologist can whip up a handcrafted cocktail to suit the theme of your occasion. Another popular idea for a pre-wedding family celebration is a group tasting tour of St Barts Brewery’s award winning vineyard, Hush Heath Estate, in Tonbridge. It’s a great way to get both sides of the family together to enjoy an interactive experience together ahead of the big day.

St Bart’s Brewery Wedding Catering London
St Bart’s Brewery Wedding Catering London
St Bart’s Brewery Wedding Catering London

St Bart’s Brewery Testimonials

Big open spaces with a little touch of class. Highly recommended the food as well.

Brett B

Just been to a wedding reception. Absolutely wonderful experience from the doorman to the bar staff. Thank you.

Ang E

Such an excellent place. But don't tell anyone!

Kev D

Came back to celebrate Valentine's Day 3.5 years after getting married here. We weren't disappointed. Such lovely staff and delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere, reminded us of why we chose this special place for our wedding reception.

Lucy E

The open room with the mezzanine above is fantastic for high energy weddings and a band on the stage makes for one hell of party! Super friendly and helpful staff too. Also great location for photos outside with the park and Smithfield's market right...

Matt B

My brother hosted his wedding here. Best wedding ever! Good size venue for our crowd and flexible space for the band and dance floor.The staff were incredibly attentive, patient and friendly. Food was on point. Pam the events organiser was fantastic ...

Vince C

It's a great place, the Italian lady who looked after us was fantastic (grazzi senorina), food was spot on.

Crick E

Lovely food, nice service and was a very pretty venue to have a wedding.

Rita L

A very cool pub with wonderful staff and a great selection of beer and food. Also hireable for events too!

Phil M

Excellent service.

Samir S

Good size space, located a short walk from Farringdon station and a good selection of beers.

Krishna M

Great pub. Great food.

Debbie O

Was there for a wedding. Excellent food and excellent service. Had a great time.

Vince G

Went here for a wedding. Food and service was great.

Joanne M

Had a superb wedding here and we're brilliantly looked after. Will visit again when in London. Thank you.

Robert R

Oh my god!! The canapes are amazing!!! We went for a wedding reception and could not stop eating the food, the scotch eggs...wow!!! You must must must go!! Staff are really friendly and i loved the vibe of the place!

Emma L

Fabulous British Pub. Great atmosphere. Fab staff. Great venue for events.

Tracey T

We attended St Barts in July for my son's wedding. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The food was some of the best, if not the best, we've had at a wedding. And the staff were fantastic, really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. I could not find...

Steve P

Fantastic environment, even better staff. Pam and her team were welcoming and couldn't do enough to host us and our guests. Food is lovely, drinks are reasonably priced. Exactly the place I have been looking for in London.

Jason L

Beautiful decor, excellent service, great food, great British & beyond wine list.

Bertie .

Amazing venue for our wedding!!

Abs R

There are not enough words I could use to say how fantastic the staff were, how delicious the food was or how perfect the venue. I would give them a 5 star rating, well done to the whole team, cannot recommend highly enough.

Tricia B

Great venue with good food. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Claudia M

We have held an event at St Bart's Brewery and they have been nothing short but exceptional! Right from the early stages of planning the event to the day of the event, the team are very helpful and responsive. We received positive feedback from those...

Jonathan R

The layout of this venue is sublime, you have stacks of space to enjoy an intimate meal. The menu is small but that is a positive in my opinion because it meant the quality of the food was phenomenal. They could charge more and you'd still feel like ...

Stu L

Attended a wedding night party on the 27th April & thought it was excellent. The staff were all friendly & helpful. I would like to mention Sara an Italian girl who went above & beyond her role. We were a party of 7 and a little bit worse for wear she...

Carol B

Very open plan with lots of more private areas too. There is a balcony like upstairs seating area which is really nice.

Jack L

I think it's my favourite London pub wedding venue. It's big enough to hold a good number of people but small enough so that it feels intimate. Most importantly the staff are super friendly and the food and drinks are fantastic. Highly recommended!!

Winston S

A lovely venue, lots of space for DJ, band, and guests and kids room too. Perfect get together.

Tania G

Went there for an event. Staff were amazing. Sara was a star, so knowledgeable about the English sparkling wine we were all enjoying, thank you for adding enjoyment to our evening.

Lorraine S

I had my wedding reception here and have been back a few times since. Lovely place with lots of natural light, good ambience and well-sourced food.

Laurence P

Excellent venue for special occasions with good craft beers & lagers.

Paul F

Great atmosphere, great food and value for money.

Bhumika M

Nice venue and great food. Would recommend.

Angela T

St Bart's is the ultimate party venue. From start to finish the service was nothing short of superb. Pam, Daria & Tom who looked after us during the whole process couldn't have done any more to make the night a perfect success. All the staff were nothing...

Goe W

Great attentive staff. A mezzanine is always a plus. I thoroughly recommend.

Dai T

Nice, comfortable place. Good food, and great location. Highly recommended.

Mark S

Nothing but good things to say! Grace made the entire booking and planning process so easy and seamless. She was extremely helpful throughout and our event for 50 people was a great success!

Bj C

We recently held an event at St.Barts that had been a few months in the making and from start to finish, the entire thing couldn't have been made easier for us.No request was too big or wild for these guys and they went above and beyond to ensure our...

Faye T

We had the most amazing wedding reception at this fab pub in the city. Right from the start Grace was fantastic at helping us bring our ideas together and the whole team was really flexible with what we wanted. On the day the whole team were amazing, ...

Emma E

It really couldn't have been any better and was exactly how we'd hoped it would be. The whole team at St Bart's were amazing and lots of our guests commented on how nice and helpful everybody was, what a stunning venue it was, and how delicious the food...

James B

We had our party at the Balfour room, a lovely secluded private dining area. The food, atmosphere and staff were fantastic. Sara who looked after us for the afternoon/evening was class act and an asset to St Barts. She ensured the day ran smoothly and...

David M

Quite simply, wonderful. It was incredible! Staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Food amazing (even for 80 people!!). They were all so lovely. Whoever owns it should be incredibly proud of your staff, they could not have done more for us. ...

Shelly W

From the moment we made the initial enquiry Grace was so helpful and accommodating to every request we made. We had a lot of fussy eaters in our party and St Bart’s were more than happy to accommodate these. The spare is absolutely perfect, it has a ...

Thea F

Gem of a place near Smithfield market. This turned out to be a superb choice which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Service was excellent and would thoroughly recommend this hidden gem.

Alex C

We can’t recommend this place highly enough. We had the most amazing wedding reception here as did all of our guests! Grace, Pam and the team were so brilliant. Things ran so smoothly and made it the perfect wedding for us. Great food, service and such...

Louise B

It went exceptionally well. The team were extremely helpful and the canapés and finger foods were delicious. A big thank you and would recommend to others.

Qazika .

We had our wedding reception at St barts in October. From the moment we booked everything was great - minimum fuss (ideal for me!), open to amendments to menu, good communication and a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure we had a great day. ...

Scarlet J

Food and drinks were well presented and delicious, but it was the service that stood out. One member of staff noticed that my blazer had a ripped sleeve, and she took it away to sew up there and then! Absolutely amazing. Will certainly be back soon.

Poppy M

My wife, Clair, and I were married on 26th August 2018. I had been to a friend's wedding reception at St Bart's a year and a half previous and was so impressed with the decor and layout, the friendly, yet professional, nature of the staff and was blown...

Ben F

We had our wedding reception at St Bart's Brewery on Saturday, 25 August and it was honestly the best day. We had a relatively short lead up time of 7 months to plan and organise everything but Grace Ryan, our reception planner at the venue, was amazing...

Margot W

My partner and I had an amazing wedding reception at St Bart’s Brewery in June. In the run up to the day Grace was very helpful and informative and helped us to plan our day. Grace was very quick to respond and flexible with our wishes. We very much ...

Jin -

Everything went perfectly. Food was amazing, and really well presented and tasted great. Staff was excellent and catered to our every need with no problem. Good looking space and plenty of room for a good time.

Scott S

Good atmosphere and selection of beers.

Chris C

We celebrated our wedding reception at St. Bart's, and couldn't be happier with the attentive service we received. Every touchpoint underscored how well-suited they are to events and how committed they are to customer loyalty. Each interaction was beyond...

Freya D

St Barts hosted our wedding party, and we couldn't have asked for a better venue or more helpful team. We took over the place, decorated it, and set up quite an elaborate night. Throughout the St Barts team were on hand to help, and we have absolutely...

Beth S

St Barts hosted our wedding party, and we couldn't have asked for a better venue or more helpful team. We took over the place, decorated it, and set up quite an elaborate night. Throughout the St Barts team were on hand to help, and we have absolutely...

Borg E

We hired St Bart's out for our wedding in September 2017, and it was the perfect day. The communication was excellent in the lead up to the wedding, nothing was too big a problem and everything was very clear. On the day, it was amazing. The place looked...

Dave T

We hired St Barts for our wedding in August 2017 and couldn't have been happier with our choice! The staff took charge of decorating the venue so we didn't have to do anything on the day - it looked great. And they added extra touches which we wouldn...

Aimee B

Fabulous venue, and the staff were so friendly and helpful, ensuring we all had a great night!

Agnes J

We did a wedding celebration here and the venue was absolutely spot on! Everyone loved the food, the decor and the staff were lovely. A number of guests asked us how we found the place as they loved it so much. The mezzanine is great if you want seating...

Matthew C

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The Vibrant Surrounds of Smithfield and Beyond

Surrounding St Bart’s Brewery, West Smithfield is a thriving hub of cultural explorations, and your guests will be non-stop entertained. Known for its eclectic nightlife scene, including the world famous Fabric nightclub, all party goers will love the range of resident and guest DJs playing the very best drum and bass, house and techno sets. Above this underground disco destination lies the historic Smithfield Market, a Grade II listed London icon that has been a social hub since the 10th century. Now known as the largest wholesale meat market in the UK, it was once the centre of sporting competitions and jousting duels in medieval London. Another interesting attraction within walking distance is the Museum of London at Barbican. This emporium of artefacts tells the story of the city from prehistoric to modern times. With all of this and more, there are plenty of bucket list activities to enjoy near St Bart’s Brewery. On weekends, this central London district becomes a tranquil urban oasis, void of all busy weekday commuter traffic. You can savour city surrounds and feel uninterrupted as your wedding day unfolds.

 

St Bart’s Brewery is not licensed for ceremonies so it is recommended that couples choose a local chapel or Registry Office to say their vows. The grand dame of all churches in the local Smithfield area is the majestic St Pauls Cathedral, which can conduct private ceremonies for those with unique family connections. For those who are lucky enough to be granted access by the Archbishop of Canterbury, they are able to marry in the Chapel of the Order of the British Empire in the crypt of St Paul’s. Its a sacred and private place of worship for an intimate ceremony, that’s just a 9 minute walk from St Barts Brewery. Another historic jewel in West Smithfield is St Bartholomew The Great, that’s located less than one minute’s walk from the venue. Its striking black and white exterior you might recognise from famous films including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love and a Sherlock Holmes movie.

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