LAST UPDATED: 13 May 2015 at 2:57pm

Views don't come better than the ones at the 308-metre- high Shard, which opened last summer amid much hype. We love, love, love the grand staircase and double-height windows, which offer the opportunity for an entrance and photo backdrop that pack a punch.

LONDON WEDDING VENUES WE LOVE

Have a cocktail reception in the Asian-influenced Gong Bar on the 52nd floor, or hold a champagne and canapé hour by the sleek pool. 'Wow' doesn't even come close.

Outside catering permitted; Package cost per head: £190; www.shangri-la.com

LAST UPDATED: 7 July 2014 at 4:56pm

You can't miss The Shard - all 72 floors of it, towering over London - and we wouldn't miss the chance to marry there, either.

THE BEST CITY WEDDING VENUES

Recently opened this year (and confirm pricing soon), it's the highest venue in the capital and its views are a checklist of the top sights - St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge.

A dip in the pool on the 52nd floor is a must.

Ceremony capacity: 110; www.shangri-la.com