Monday 28 May 2012 9.39pm
Im also getting married and Ive just spent the last few months doing extensive research (ie going on lots of pub crawls) looking at venues. My circumstances were slightly different in that I was looking for a place to fit 100 150 people and I also needed disabled access/accessible loos etc which cut down our options, but in our travels the local ones we came across were:
The Draft House
(Tower Bridge Road
) downstairs room with low min spend
The Leathermarket (Leather Market Street) seemed nice, but room upstairs
) lovely upstairs room, but maybe a bit small for you
Bar whole venue available on weekends
you can hire out several rooms at once
The Southwark Rooms
looked promising on-line, but the bad attitude from the staff when we went to see it put us right off
The Bridge if my memory serves me right, this was just a mezzanine rather than a separate room
) Can hire several rooms together
The fine Line (Monument) whole venue for hire. Very helpful manager.
These were the only local ones I can remember off the top of my head, We looked at loads more, but drifted more towards the city as many of them let you hire out the whole pub as they tend to be closed at weekends. In the end, we went for The Distillers in Smithfield.
Good luck with our search. If you want any more info, feel free to PM me.