Kathryn & HughTuesday, 20th February 2018
One Great George street was the perfect location for our wedding. Described by more than one of our guests as 'magical' the evening went off without any hitches thanks to the tireless work of the staff and the tenacious planning and support by Gabrielle. The pre-wedding support was detailed (perhaps more than we expected) but critical for the seamless execution on the day. The food was delightful and everyone complimented the spread. I can't thank the team enough. Anyone who can marry at this location is lucky and in for a great time. If we could award 6 stars, we would. Perfect.
One additional, but important note, is that the venue is fantastic for those with disabilities, with great access, hearing loop support and staff support throughout.
Louise and NickWednesday, 17th January 2018
We only had to view three venues. We were so blown away when we saw One Great George Street that we went for it straight away.
This is an old building, but maintained to an immaculate standard, probably due to its working role as the Institute of Civil Engineers. The whole venue is for hire and you can use as many or few rooms as you see fit. We had 180 guests and we chose to use the main atrium, and one of the rooms off the atrium, which had seating and could be used for photos in case of bad weather. We use the great hall for the dinner. The entire room is elegant and has an impact on anyone walking into it. This meant that we did not have to spend lots of money decorating – the room spoke for itself. Gabrielle is full of great advice if you are unsure about how to lay out the event.
We were so excited to see that OGGS had been featured in a number of TV programmes since we had been there! e.g. The Night Manager and The Crown!
The Wedding Package & Food
- There were a number of options included in the wedding package, but we were able to change specific details if required. It was always ensured that costs were made clear to us from the outset, ensuring there were no surprises.
- Being unapologetic foodies, we were very worried that the quality of food would depreciate when being cooked for 200 people. This was absolutely not the case. All of the food was of excellent quality and many of our guests commented on the deliciousness!
- Originally we had decided not to have a Master of Ceremonies and having the two best men to undertake the role. However, we wanted them to enjoy themselves on the day, and decided to go with the Master of Ceremonies. We would highly recommend this, as he managed to take control of the ‘crowd’ and get everyone where they needed to be e.g. for photos, getting the guests into the main room and announcing us in etc…
- The whole team is so accommodating, and they will bend over backwards to ensure that you have the perfect wedding day. What’s more, they will always give really useful and timeless advice, being well aware that you are unlikely to have any expertise in wedding planning!
- Even with the beautiful venue, amazing food and incredible location, the single best thing about the venue is the events manager Gabrielle. She was the glue that held the entire day together, and she will ensure your day passes flawlessly.
- Gabrielle was incredibly responsive throughout the process, and was always happy to assist if we had any queries. Anything she was unsure of, she double checked and got back to us very quickly. She was also extremely adaptive to change, and seemingly unflappable. As an example:
o Westminster Council changed the rules on how duck had to be cooked within the area two weeks before the wedding. Since we did not want to serve ‘well done’ duck, Gabrielle offered a free tasting, so we could try other available main courses, and covered the cost of the re-printing of our menus.
- Gabrielle liaised directly with all of our suppliers to ensure delivery dates / times were handed seamlessly. e.g. Cake maker, cheese cake maker, photo booth, florist, band etc. She will steer the entire day, ensuring that you are able to relax.
The Day Itself
- The two of us were also given a room where we could freshen up, I could change my dress for the rest of the evening. When the guests were enjoying canapes and pre-drinks, we were also given a bottle of champagne in our room and some canapes just for us, before we were announced in.
- The day itself ran so smoothly, we really felt like we could relax and enjoy the day, leaving the organisation to Gabrielle, our Master of Ceremony and the rest of the staff.
- Without sounding too clichéd, the day was perfect from start to finish, and One Great George street was the perfect place to celebrate it. Every aspect ran smoothly, in the most glamorous location for a wedding reception in London. If you are in two minds about where to hold your wedding reception, just book One Great George Street, sit back, and enjoy the best day of your lives!
Sumaya & BrianThursday, 11th January 2018
From start to finish the venue has been a delight to work with. Their guidance throughout made the process so much easier. Every detail was thought of, for you and for your guests, all the small touches that really made the difference! Having the trust in them made the day so much more relaxed for us too.
The venue, the food, the service, the logistics, the people...everything was just so elegantly done! Our guests have not stopped talking about it!
Thank you again Gabrielle, Shelly and One Great George Street!!
John & DianaMonday, 4th December 2017
Once you see One Great George St, everything else pales into insignificance.
You then book it and see your guests enter the building with their mouths wide open before their jaws hit the floor when they see the Great Hall.
Amazingly, the service and attention to detail matches the venue - everything is delivered with military precision but in the most subtle way.
Gabrielle and the team go above and beyond, leaving you at total ease.
Caroline & JonathanMonday, 30th October 2017
From the gorgeous setting to the delicious menu, One Great George St gave us the wedding reception we wanted rather than the one they provided. We chose the venue principally because of the wedding planner Gabrielle whose assistance is included in the package. She is completely charming and totally unflappable and her guidance and organisation in the run up to the day helped us navigate our way through all the details. The food and beverage manager Shelley and the chef couldn’t have been more helpful either when it came to choosing the food and drink. The meal was superb as was the service and everything ran like clockwork. We used OGGS’s suggested florist Toby Roberts and booked the DJ through Nathan Hasssall, another recommended supplier, and both met the high standards of the venue. Everyone said how much fun it had been and many that it was the best wedding they’d ever been too; that in a large part was down to Gabrielle and her team. Their efficiency and professionalism allowed us to relax and enjoy our day and we can’t thank them enough.
Chloe & KenSunday, 29th October 2017
We happened to stumble upon One Great George Street when searching for a wedding venue and couldn’t be more thankful that we did. Located in central London, this understated building is absolutely stunning on the inside. From the very first meeting, Gabrielle, our events coordinator was truly amazing. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, patience and prompt responses to all queries was superb. She is truly a great asset to the venue. The wedding day itself was a dream, we got so many compliments from our guests about the service and food which were both first class. I don’t think words can explain how great the venue is. There isn’t anything we would want to change about our experience and we recommend this venue 110%!
Marine & Shaady HusseinWednesday, 25th October 2017
We can’t say thank you enough to Gabrielle and her team for making our wedding day run so smoothly and beautifully, from day one of planning to long after the wedding day itself. We spent a lot of time looking for a venue that could cater to our needs and we’re so grateful we found One Great George Street for our special day, which really has it all: great central location, beautiful setting, delicious catering, capacity for large numbers and a late license that kept us all dancing well into the night. Gabrielle went above and beyond to help us plan the details of our day, which was invaluable considering we were planning our wedding from abroad, and she did it all with a smile and really made us feel that our day was important to her, and no email or question too much or too trivial! The food tasting in particular was a real pleasure and, on the day itself, we didn’t have to worry about a single thing, all the suppliers came together seamlessly and all of our guests had nothing but praise for the whole day. We can’t recommend OGGS enough as a venue for any event, we will always have such lovely memories of the time we spent there both during the wedding and over the course of the year planning it with Gabrielle and her team.
Amanda and Tom Sin-WardSunday, 17th September 2017
We had a wonderful wedding experience at One Great George Street on 2/09/2017. We originally planned to have our wedding at a London hotel however this place had privacy (rented the whole venue) which the hotels could not offer. There isn't any private outside space however the iconic Westminster buildings e.g Big Ben are easily accessible.
Gabrielle, Shelly and the rest of the team were incredibly helpful and provided excellent service during the lead up and on the day. Their recommendations for their in-house florist and DJ were very useful. Also the wedding menu tasting was exquisite!
We have had numerous compliments and frankly couldn't think of any thing that should have been done differently.
Sarah HillyerFriday, 9th June 2017
The best part of this venue was the wedding co-ordinator Gabrielle. From start to finish she was amazing. Her level of professionalism and attitude towards even the simple of questions was outstanding. She was always a phone call away whenever we needed information or guidance. She was incredible on our day and made sure everything was set up to the standard we wanted and ensured everything ran smoothly. On the day, all the venue’s staff were excellent including the toastmaster that comes with the wedding package who was exceptional. The only thing to consider when booking this venue (and other similar venues I’m sure) is to fully understand ALL possible costs at the outset. When we did the original booking, it worked on a dual-price basis- a fixed fee for the venue hire and then a per head cost for food and wine as it was not possible to use external caterers. However, as the planning went on towards the wedding day, we found there to be numerous additional costs which when added up, added a significant premium onto the original quoted price. Of course, these were for extra things we wanted and not forced upon us. However, some of these additional costs were verging on the ridiculous and certainly felt like they had a “wedding” premium. For example, if you have more than 4 suppliers needing to be served food, there would be a c. £100 charge for staff to serve them this food (as we had 5 suppliers, this seemed excessive). Ideally, the venue ought to provide a full menu of these extra costs at outset so you know what they will be before you’ve committed yourself. But this aside, we were extremely happy with the venue and were pleased to say everything went without a hitch. Sarah and Ruban
Ruth RoodFriday, 19th May 2017
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Nicole, Gabrielle, Shelley and in fact the whole team at One Great George Street for the most amazing wedding for my daughter and son-in-law. The whole day was perfect and I lost count of the number of people who said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to - including their own! The ladies are charming and professional, a complete delight to work with. The hall was stunning, the food delicious and our guests completely wowed.
James & Sonia PetersMonday, 8th May 2017
If you are thinking of having a wedding, One Great George Street must be your number one option. After seeing what must have been 25 venues we were sold the moment we walked into the building. You have to see it to believe it. With St James’s park on your doorstep, you are unlikely to find a more romantic place to get married. The wedding venue planners, Nicola and Gabrielle are two of the nicest and most professional people you will ever meet. They made the whole planning process seem so easy. They were always happy to help from the moment we decided on selecting One Great George Street. Many of our friends said it was the best wedding they have been to. The service was impeccable, the waiting staff were incredible and the food delicious. There is nothing ‘my wife and I’ would change. To put it simply, it exceeded all our expectations. I know everyone writes something similar and that there wedding was the best. All I would say is, go to the venue, meet Gabrielle and Nicola, stand in the middle of the main hall and imagine your first dance with the love of your life. After that experience, you will not want to get married anywhere else.
Elaine & Richard - parents of the BrideSaturday, 12th November 2016
Just a note to thank you and your excellent team for making Sophie and Omar's dreams come true.
From beginning to end your professionalism and charm won us over and we could not have been happier with the end result!
The kids were over the moon and that was our aim and you made it happen! The canapés, food and of course setting were fab.
Sophie & OmarSaturday, 12th November 2016
We just want to thank for you an amazing day, which we all thought was run so well logistically from start to finish.
Great food, great service both on the day and in the run up to the event.
We had an amazing time.
SOPHIE LOIZOUMonday, 10th October 2016
From our initial meeting when we first went to recce this gorgeous venue, to the day itself, the service at One Great George Street was absolutely faultless. I usually find something to moan about but on this occasion, I couldn't!
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and ran like clockwork thanks to Gabrielle and her team who are meticulously organised! Every detail was listened to and more importantly adhered too and nothing was ever too much trouble. Everything was laid out just as we'd discussed and looked even better than we could have hoped for.
The in-house catering superseded our expectations, as did the wine (we were totally prepared to upgrade from the house wine but after the tasting realised that there was absolutely no need). The service on the day was fantastic (and prompt) and ran like a swift military operation. We've had so many messages from guests commenting on the venue and how brilliant the food and the service was, it's actually overwhelming.
The other great thing about this venue is that most of the things you would normally have to hire separately were all included in the package eg. Up lighting, chair covers, cake knife etc. Small things you would think but actually really helpful. Not only that, its such a beautiful venue that it needs very little in terms of decoration to make it look special.
Daniel & RebeccaSaturday, 24th September 2016
Daniel and I truly cannot thank Gabrielle and all the team at One Great George Street enough for all their hard work in making our wedding day so special, calm and relaxing. We say this because the organisation is to such a high standard that everything run like a swiss clock, there was not one hiccup all day and Daniel and I were able to completely immerse ourselves in to our wedding day knowing that everything was being taken care of.
It was wonderful to see all our plans and visions unfold before our eyes. We booked One Great George Street for our weeding 3 years before we got married and for 3 years Gabrielle and all the team were there for us to answer every question and talk out every idea with us, it really was like we were the only people that mattered a truly wonderful experience from beginning to end and would not hesitate to recommend one great George street to anyone! We will be back soon for a visit haha.
We really cannot thank you enough,
The new Mr and Mrs Carter.
Manel & NeilSaturday, 3rd October 2015
On behalf of Manel, her parents and I, we would like to record our thanks and deep appreciation to all the team at One Great George Street for the professional care and attention we received prior to our wedding and on the day itself. We have received numerous compliments from all our family and friends concerning the spectacular venue, it's facilities and ambience. In particular, please extend our thanks to Joao and his staff for their excellent service, superb catering and attention to detail during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. We would not hesitate to recommend the venue to others. Once again, thank you for making this a very special and memorable day for us both. Warm regards,
Eleanor CallaghanMonday, 19th January 2015
It's a month since our wedding at One Great George Street and everyone is still talking about it! The food was unbelievable, the venue looked absolutely stunning, the waiters and staff gave impeccable service and the whole day ran like clockwork. So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and that they would never go to one like it again!! (And we had to agree!!)
If you are looking for a beautiful building in the heart of London with fantastic, (included) wedding planning advice from their resident wedding coordinator, One Great George Street is your venue. We had our dream Christmas wedding, nothing was too much to ask and they were incredibly flexible with menu and drinks options. Our photographs on Westminster Bridge and in St James' Park meant that we utilised their incredible Westminster location as well.
We can't recommend this venue highly enough.
Eleanor and Peter (20th December 2014)
Naomi GoldmanWednesday, 14th May 2014
We celebrated our wedding at One Great George Street last month and had the most magical wedding. Everyone raved about the location (we had many people from overseas), the building and the rooms (especially the Great Hall). An undiscovered gem. Huge thanks to the event organisers Gabrielle & Perry for their professionalism - they went out of their way to ensure we had the wedding of our dreams!