Grand Ceilings and Staircases
Wedding Venues with the WOW factor
There are so many things to consider when choosing a venue for your wedding and normally staircases and ceilings aren't on the list…. however the photo opportunities for a dramatic image with the backdrop of a fabulous staircase are endless!… Here are three of our venues which have jaw dropping features we love...
We have mainly concentrated on municipal buildings - it really is quite remarkable how many of them have such wonderful staircases and ceilings. Our leader image is of the staircase of Greenford Hall in Middlesex. The Hall was built after a 12-year campaign by the people of Greenford to obtain a public hall for the town. It was officially opened on 16 April 1966 and is by far the youngest of our chosen venues.
We absolutely love the Staircase at Ealing Town Hall in West London. Built in 1888 in the "Revived Gothic" style with Kentish ragstone walls, the staircase has been described, 'sumptuous imperial stair with iron balustrades.' From this picture you can see that it divides and one side leads to Victoria Hall with it's unusually beautiful ceiling (pictured)
The Staircase at Ealing Town Hall
The amazing ceiling at Ealing Town Hall
Our second civic building is the glorious Stoke Newington Town Hall in North London. Dark mahoganies, elegant marble and one of Europe’s largest working mirror balls makes it impossible for us not to include it in our amazing ceiling blog! We adore the mahogany and walnut panelling - the warm tones of the wood provide an excellent backdrop for a wedding.
Stoke Newington Town Hall Ceiling
Stoke Newington staircase
And finally, we felt we couldn't exclude this one - it definitely isn't a civic building - but just look at the marvellousness of the staircase and ceiling of the Grand Connaught Rooms. Just incredible. Situated in London's Convent Garden, the palatial surroundings – the elegant arched ceilings, exquisite wood paneling and crystal chandeliers - make this venue the ultimate luxury wedding venue.
Magnificent staircase at The Grand Connaught Rooms
Entrance and Stairs at the GCR
Ceiling at the GCR
To find out more about these venues, please go to their listings on the site: