We thought we’d seen every alternative wedding venue there was, but this one is something special.
Fortnum & Mason is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. With 313 years of history, any Londoner worth their salt has been inside and it’s a must-see for anyone visiting to the capital.
This year, the opulent department store is upping its game, offering the opportunity for happy couples, friends and even family members, to not only see, shop and dine in the intuition – but actually get married there.
Yep, you can make like Carrie Bradshaw and get wed in one of the city’s most recognisable sights (sure, hers was at the New York Public Library, but we think this has the same cosmopolitan vibes) – and you’d be one of the only people to do it, too.
You see, this offer only stands for the month of love. Their pop-up chapel will sit on the lower ground floor of the store, enticing customers throughout February.
Although Fortnum’s is already registered as a wedding destination, this has been expanded to include the atrium on the lower ground floor where the 14-metre installation will run.
The design of the chapel incorporates the iconic Fortnum’s clock, illuminated stained-glass windows and a chiming wedding bell, complete with a neon pink ‘Chapel of Love’ sign.
But you don’t have to be getting married or even in a relationship to see the chapel, the space itself is open to the public to take a look at throughout opening hours, so it could also make a fun day out with your pals.
If you do want to formally tie the knot there, first you’ll need to book a registrar and obtain a marriage licence in advance of the event date. Alternatively, you can hold a non-legal commitment ceremony in the Chapel of Love and marry your best friends – which sounds like even more fun to us.
To enquire/book a legal or non-legal ceremony or renewal at Fortnum’s please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images: Fortnum & Mason