We took a long time finding a reception venue. For a classy affair, you could try Burgh House in Hampstead, or Lauderdale House in Highgate.
Although Kentish Town is blessed with great pubs, we couldn’t find one that would squeeze 200 guests all on one level. Our church was in Clerkenwell, so we settled on The Butchers Hook and Cleaver, a beautiful venue nearby with accommodating staff and a very relaxed atmosphere.
Then for a sprawling family lunch in Kentish Town the following day, we booked upstairs at The Vine, as their sharing plate cicchetti menu offers something for everyone, and it’s a great jumping off point for a triumphant walk on Parliament Hill.