Chelsea landmark, No Fifty Cheyne is delighted to announce that it has been newly appointed as a wedding venue. The endlessly picturesque & photogenic restaurant, which recently reopened, is the ideal location for intimate and timelessly romantic ceremonies followed by sophisticated receptions, with thoughtfully catered food and drink options overseen by executive chef Iain Smith (Social Eating House, Berners Tavern and La Chapelle).
Located in a unique position overlooking the River Thames, with sweeping views over Chelsea Embankment Gardens and onto the iconic Albert Bridge, the dining rooms and bar can be used as a full serviced wedding venue, for ceremonies and receptions alike. At the same time, its proximity to a handful of local churches and Chelsea Town Hall means No. Fifty Chelsea is also ideally suited to host receptions & sensational wedding breakfasts.
Taking place in the utterly enchanting, first floor Drawing Room (which underwent a series of tasteful renovations in 2020) ceremonies are overseen by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea appointed registrars and can accommodate 40 seated guests seated either side of the sky-blue carpeted aisle.
The reception can be hosted in an array of private and semi-private dining spaces, and for weekday weddings the ground floor Dining Room is also available. Perfect for an intimate London wedding, a venue-takeover will see the lucky couple able to host 44 seated in the Dining Room, increasing to 66 when using in the adjacent Vineyard, with formats allowing for a seamless transition from drinks reception to dinner service and of course a wedding dance or two. For those looking to extend the celebrations, late licences can also be applied for and entertainment such as bands from sister venue Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.
Packages for weddings vary from a drinks reception for 55 guests in the first floor Drawing Room with a selection of canapes and champagne, to packages for the entire ceremony, wedding breakfast (lunch or dinner) as well as a reception before and drinks into the wee hours. For those looking to go above and beyond with an exclusive hire, head chef Iain Smith is excited to work with the happy couple to create an entirely bespoke menu, based on their personal favourites. “Making memories from our plates to proposals is what we love to do” says Iain “we’ve seen an amazing uptake for our weekday wedding, Wednesday seems to be the new Saturday!”
Culinary offerings are overseen and curated by critically acclaimed Head Chef Iain Smith and his brigade. For those hosting a reception dinner or drinks reception No. Fifty Cheyne’s seasonal set menus will be on offer with dishes including; Chilled asparagus dressed with saffron cream and pickled hazelnuts to start, Roasted lamb rump and shoulder with goat’s curd, baby carrot and herb infused broth for main and Salted caramelised milk tart with yoghurt ice-cream and berry compote for pudding.
Creating an atmosphere imbued with intimacy and romance is what the team at No. 50 Cheyne does best. This extends from the backdrop of the fabulously floral facade outside (and inside) to the additional services on offer to make the wedding day a memory to cherish.