Ahhh, Wimbledon. Summer just wouldn’t be the same without it. The ‘thock’ of bright yellow tennis balls against a backdrop of lush green courts and tennis whites, sunny afternoons, torrential downpours, and of course, the ubiquitous strawberries and cream. If this British institution has you picturing a quintessentially red, white and blue affair take a look at three superb wedding venues within striking distance of the Wimbledon Championships...
Located in West Kensington, under half an hour away, Queens Club dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria, its first patron. The iconic Clubhouse stands proudly amongst pristine lawns and is the perfect picture of classic English lawn tennis. There are several rooms available for banqueting; however, the elegant President’s Room has panoramic views of the lawns and French doors leading onto a balcony, the perfect place to enjoying a glass of Pimm’s with your strawberries and cream.
St James Club
St James Club is a boutique club and hotel in the St James district near Mayfair whose members have included the cream of London society for more than a century. Since its stylish refurbishment in 2006, the Club’s celebrity guests have included everyone from Robert Redford to Dita von Teese. As well as sumptuous guest rooms and lavish interiors, St James Club also boasts a Michelin star restaurant headed by award-winning chef, William Drabble.