Another iconic department store joins our list of favourite venues as you can now get married at Selfridges.
A couple of years ago we brought you the exciting news that couples could tie the knot at London’s famous Fortnum & Mason department store, which was surely welcome news to lovers of luxury hoping to secure an unique wedding venue in the heart of London. Well, you can call us the wedding gift that keeps on giving as we’ve heard through the grapevine Selfridges, another iconic department store in the capital, will be hosting weddings this summer.
Couples on the hunt for a chic city wedding venue can rejoice, as you can now get married at Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street. The London department store has acquired a license to host weddings and will be offering a series of ‘wedding packages’.
Following reports that 220,000 weddings were unable to take place in 2020 and a further 100,000 have had be cancelled in the first half of 2021, there’s a backlog of weddings and bookings to contend with, with some venues unable to cater the rush of future bookings. This has called for new venues to and prompted other business and to obtain special licenses to hold weddings.
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Selfridges has set up a dedicated ‘Wedding Suite’ on the fourth floor of the iconic grade-II listed building standing at the centre of Oxford Street. Couples will be able to choose from three tailored wedding packages.
‘Just-the-two-of-us’ weddings at Selfridges
The ultimate micro-wedding experience with a maximum of four guests. This wedding package includes beauty and grooming appointments, a ‘low-key’ exchanging of vows, a wedding breakfast hamper and a reception in the store’s in-house cinema with popcorn and champagne.
The ‘Earth Lovers’ package
The ‘Earth Lovers’ can host up 20 guests and includes an appointment to find vintage or rented wedding outfits and a locally-sourced three-course meal at the store’s Brasserie of Light restaurant.
‘All-Out Extraordinary’ wedding package at Selfridges
For those couples wanting to really stand out from the crowd and host a party their guests will never forgot, it’s got to be the ‘All-Out Extraordinary’ package. This allows for up to 20 guests and involves a ceremony officiated by comedian and drag queen Jonny Woo and a three-course meal in a private dining room followed by a set from a choice of one of Selfridges in-house DJs.
Speaking about the new wedding offerings at Selfridges Rebecca Warburton, director of events and customer experiences, says: “We’re driven by making our customers’ worlds brighter through unforgettable experiences.
“For those looking for a truly unique way to get married this summer, we’re excited to launch weddings at Selfridges. Bringing together some of our amazing experiences, we can’t wait to create custom packages in celebration of people’s love for each other.”