Popular department store Selfridges has now been granted a license to host weddings this summer.
The newly-acquired license is a temporary one which will allow the London Oxford Street store to host “micro weddings” of up to 20 guests for a limited time. The ceremonies will be held in a suite on the fourth floor and will also be available for civil partnerships.
Selfridges will offer couples a variety of packages; from the ‘Just-the-two-of-us’ package with up to four guests and beauty and grooming appointments, to the ‘All-out extraordinary’ package which allows up to 20 guests and includes a three-course meal in a private dining room and a ceremony officiated by comedian and drag queen Jonny Woo.
Other add-ons include use of a private cinema and a four-hour DJ set.
Rebecca Warburton, Selfridges director of events and customer experiences, said: “For those looking for a truly unique way to get married this summer, we’re excited to launch weddings at Selfridges.
“Bringing together some of our amazing experiences, we can’t wait to create custom packages in celebration of people’s love for each other.”
Alison Cathcart, superintendent registrar at Westminster City Council, said: “We’re delighted to have another venue to add to our extensive list and to give more choice, especially during the backlog as a result of Covid.
“In Westminster we’re lucky we can offer destination weddings so it’s about offering a choice, and offering another option that’s interesting and different.”