Our five month search is over! We've found the perfect wedding reception venue and I'm breathing a sigh of relief.
I completely underestimated how hard it would be to find somewhere in London with a lawn for a large marquee, but thankfully we found The Hempel. This little gem of a hotel is hidden in a quiet residential area of Bayswater and has its very own Zen garden that can accommodate a marquee for up to 200 guests. It's where they filmed a scene from Notting Hill.
The minute I stepped foot on the manicured lawn, I knew it was where I wanted to celebrate with my new husband, family and friends.
The Gallery Space in the hotel is the perfect place for late night dancing after the wedding breakfast with plenty of room for a DJ and bar. It's a blank canvas so can be decorated just as we please and since we'll have exclusive use, it'll be like having our very own private nightclub.
Next on the list? Choosing a first dance.