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Set the scene for your perfect event by booking one of 148 unique and historic venues near Dartford, Kent which are sure to wow your guests!
#1

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, London, South East London, SE10 9HT, London, Greater London
Up to 400 guests
Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four unique venues available for hire. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich – Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory Greenwich offer an epic backdrop for events.

This historic collection showcases pioneering architecture, British art and tales of exploration. The venues are an ideal setting for large gala dinners and awards ceremonies, inspiring daytime conferencing, epic product launches as well as intimate private dining and luxury hospitality.


Conveniently located in Zone 2, Royal Museums Greenwich is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, the Excel Centre and Central London with excellent connections from DLR and mainline rail stations. With Greenwich Pier just a stones throw away from the iconic Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum, see the sights of London from the River Thames on a leisurely cruise to our venues.


• World's most famous sail ship, last surviving Tea Clipper

• Easy to reach, London location in Greenwich

• Licensed for civil ceremonies on the Tween Deck and Dry Berth

• The Tween Deck and Dry Berth are also striking backdrops for your reception

• Stunning, unique location if you want something different from your venue

• One of a kind photography opportunites
#2

Cutrry Sark

King William Walk,, SE10 9HT, London, Greater London
£9000
Up to 450 guests
This historic collection showcases pioneering architecture, British art and tales of exploration. The venues are an ideal setting for large gala dinners and awards ceremonies, inspiring daytime conferencing, epic product launches as well as intimate private dining and luxury hospitality.

Conveniently located in Zone 2, Royal Museums Greenwich is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, the Excel Centre and Central London with excellent connections from DLR and mainline rail stations. With Greenwich Pier just a stones throw away from the iconic Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum, see the sights of London from the River Thames on a leisurely cruise to our venues.
#3

The Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich London, South East, SE10 9NN, London, Greater London
Up to 150 guests
Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO).

We can cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate – whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.


The Admiral’s House is your own secluded hideaway, with tranquil Thames views and a regal yet intimate atmosphere. Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, commissioned by Charles II as his new royal palace in 1660. The house can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room; it is ideal for all kinds of events, including dinners, receptions, meetings and weddings.


Alternatively, our Queen Mary Undercroft can accommodate weddings, conferences and receptions for larger numbers. With high vaulted ceilings and use of the Colonnades outside for your drinks reception when weather permits, this venue captures guests imagination on arrival.


Reopening in January 2019, The Painted Hall is Sir James Thornhill’s master work and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”, and so confers abundant prestige and elegance to the weddings, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions held within its walls. This outstanding space is supported by a pair of arresting vaulted undercrofts, available day and night, for hire alone or in conjunction with the Painted Hall. Hire the Queen Mary Undercroft and your guests can even try their hand at skittles in our genuine Victorian Skittle Alley!Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO).


We can cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate – whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.


The Admiral’s House is your own secluded hideaway, with tranquil Thames views and a regal yet intimate atmosphere. Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, commissioned by Charles II as his new royal palace in 1660. The house can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room; it is ideal for all kinds of events, including dinners, receptions, meetings and weddings.


Alternatively, our Queen Mary Undercroft can accommodate weddings, conferences and receptions for larger numbers. With high vaulted ceilings and use of the Colonnades outside for your drinks reception when weather permits, this venue captures guests imagination on arrival.


Reopening in January 2019, The Painted Hall is Sir James Thornhill’s master work and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”, and so confers abundant prestige and elegance to the weddings, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions held within its walls. This outstanding space is supported by a pair of arresting vaulted undercrofts, available day and night, for hire alone or in conjunction with the Painted Hall. Hire the Queen Mary Undercroft and your guests can even try their hand at skittles in our genuine Victorian Skittle Alley!


• Say your vows in the breathtaking Painted Hall or romantic hideaway of the Admirals House

• For intimate weddings in the Admirals House or grand affairs in the Painted Hall

• Endless photo opportunities both inside and outside
#4

Maylands Golf Club

Colchester Rd, RM3 0AZ, Romford, Essex
Imagine holding your special day in a 200-year old barn, with its original exposed beams, large open fireplace, many other original features, and beautiful fairy lights, which gives that extra special and romantic touch.

At Maylands’ Golf Club, we understand every wedding day is different; therefore we have a full time, experienced Wedding Co-ordinator to assist with your planning and help build the perfect package created just for you. We can help you select everything from your food, to your photographer, flowers and much more.


Whether you would like to keep things traditional or would prefer to host a more relaxed affair, we have packages and prices to suit your requirements. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, enabling us to host every aspect of your day, from start to finish.
#5

Museum of London Docklands

No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, East London, E14 4AL, London, Greater London
£1800 
Unique settings
The Museum of London is a stunning venue, with a selection of beautiful and unique settings for your wedding. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a large-scale reception we can assure that you and your guests will have a truly amazing experience.


Civil ceremonies

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of London is licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Wedding couples can now exchange their vows in the tranquillity of the Garden Room, the splendour of the recreated 18th century Pleasure Gardens or the modern Sackler Hall with its incredible 360 degree digital ellipse.


Wedding breakfasts and parties

We have a fantastic range of options to offer for your wedding breakfast and evening party, suitable for guest lists of 10 to 350.


The Museum of London not only offers the most amazing backdrop for your special day, but also a team of wedding co-ordinators who will make sure that every detail of the venue is perfect.


Entertainment

We can help guide you to choose the right catering and entertainment, as well as other suppliers to add those important finishing touches.


• Incredible historical backdrop for your wedding in Docklands

• The museum of London Docklands can be booked for Wedding Breakfasts or receptions

• Fantastic catering options from on-site partner Ampersand, who can create bespoke menus for your special day

• Perfect for both intimate wedding breakfasts and larger receptions

• Private outdoor spaces with incredible views over the Canary Wharf sky line

• Late licence options until 1am
#6

The Albany

Douglas Way London, SE8 4AG, London, Greater London
Up to 150 guests
You can choose from three unique and welcoming sites at the Albany or Deptford Lounge in Deptford or at Canada Water Library in Southwark.

Each site has its own unique character, atmosphere and benefits so you can find the perfect fit for your event.


Whether you’re looking for a meeting or conference room, to take centre stage in one of our fantastic performance spaces or to throw a big party, we can offer bespoke packages to meet your needs. And if you’re looking for something a bit different, we might just have that too, for example we have great outdoor spaces including a large and beautiful garden at the Albany to a rooftop ball court at Deptford Lounge.


We’re a registered charity and an award-winning social enterprise – any income we generate is reinvested into our work. When you choose us and our spaces you’re investing in our local community.


All our spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users with disabled toilets on all sites. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.


You can browse the types of space we have available and individual rooms below, or get in touch to find out more. To learn more about our venues, go to Visit us.
#7

Weddings at QMUL - Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road, London, East London, E1 4NS, London, Greater London
£90
Up to 200 guests
Our unique venue creates the perfect backdrop...

Let us help you wow your guests by providing a unique setting for a wedding day like no other! We offer flexible spaces for the perfect wedding in London. Our Senior Common Room is able to host an intimate ceremony before progressing to the stunning Octagon to enjoy a sit-down wedding breakfast with your guests.


Dining in the Octagon is an unforgettable experience. This extraordinary Grade II listed venue provides a truly atmospheric setting for your special day. The Octagon was originally the College library, the shelves are still lined with brightly coloured books and busts of eminent authors which compliment the beautiful domed ceiling.


• A hidden gem in the heart of East London

• An extraordinary venue for up to 220 guests

• Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests

• Dedicated contact to ensure the success of your day

• Brand new wedding packages

• Located in the heart of the East London (E1)
#8

Asylum Chapel

Caroline Garden's Chapel, SE15 2SQ, London, Greater London
£1200
Up to 120 guests
Asylum Chapel is a Grade II listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. The Chapel is 2 minutes away from Queens Road Peckham Station which has a train 10 minutes away from London Bridge Station. Asylum’s Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies.

Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible project space.


The venue has three Wedding Coordinators who can guide you through the logistics of using this ‘dry hire’ space. Asylum does have a select list of Caterers that they personally recommend for their originality and excellent service, however you are free to use your own suppliers for the occasion. They just need to be approved by the Asylum team! Capacity is for 120 and dressed with candles, flowers and festoon lighting, this romantic chapel is really quite special for your London ceremony.


If you love this space then you need to be quick, Asylum books up in advance so plan ahead folks!
#9

Mile End Park Gallery

Clinton Road, Mile End Park, London, East Central London, E3 4QY, London, Greater London
Up to 260 guests
Tower Hamlets has a vibrant arts scene, a host of festivals, family and community events, activities for the young and old, and cultural events for all.

• Stunning lake view venue located in the heart of London’s East End

• Remarkable views

• Can hold up to 260 guests

• Blank canvas so you are free to create your own special day

• A short walk from Mile End Underground Station

• Outside caterers welcome no corkage charged
#10

Alfred Le Roy

Canalside Mooring 7 Queens Yard, White Post Ln, E9 5EN, London, Greater London
£600
Up to 60 guests
Alfred Le Roy is a classic British wide beam canal boat.
Named after a famous Belgian pub landlord back in the 70s,

Alfred is distinctly different from most other boats on the canal.

Step inside, and once onboard you’ll find yourself in a surprisingly

spacious and beautifully lit cocktail bar with tables and warm comfy

booth seats, playing the perfect soundtrack from the onboard

sound system. There are windows throughout the whole cabin

so everyone gets a view of whats happening on the canal side.
#11

Cooling Castle Barn

Cooling Castle, Cooling, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8DT, Rochester, Kent
£6000
Up to 250 guests
We are a family owned and family run venue. That’s not to say that we do it all ourselves, we have loads of lovely people that work alongside us to make sure that we are the best that we can be. Everyone here has a very very important role in making sure that we deliver what we say we will. We don’t just employ seasonal people on a seasonal basis, the great thing about being busy means that in the main our staff are permanent and have been with us and stay with us for a long time.

Staff training is paramount and every member of the team is well trained and has a huge sense of pride in our offerings.


We have our own kitchens and are proud of the fact that we don’t provide processed food and everything that we can, we make from scratch. No microwaves in our kitchen! We have an in house laundry to ensure that we have control over the quality of our bed and table linen. We have our own bore hole to ensure that we always have beautiful lawns, flowers and hanging baskets. Even in the rare event of a drought. We even dare we say it, pump our own waste water – being out in the county you can’t be too sure. We feel very strongly about our environment and recycle as much as we can.


Finally, we have a strong sense of fairness and value for money. We wouldn’t provide anything for our guests that we wouldn’t use ourselves and aim to provide excellent service for a fair price.


• Exclusive use available with the choice of inside or outside ceremonies

• Beautiful backdrops for photographs

• Seated wedding breakfast for up to 160 guests in the Tithe Barn and up to 250 evening guests

• Fantastic menu choices - three-course meal prepared by in-house chefs

• Resident DJ included in all wedding packages

• On-site accommodation, plus our honeymoon suite
#12

Trinity House

Tower Hill, London, East Central London, EC3N 4DH, London, Greater London
Up to 200 guests
Trinity House on Tower Hill is a beautiful location for your wedding. The building design and layout is especially sympathetic to wedding celebrations.

History and grandeur

Civil wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions can be held in the spacious Library, with its beautiful stained glass windows, delightful views of the Tower of London and River Thames, and Minstrels’ Gallery which can accommodate a small chamber orchestra.


Along the corridor from the Library is the Court Room where guests can enjoy pre or post ceremony drinks and the Pepys Room, perfectly proportioned for a dance floor and large enough to stage a band.


And, of course, Trinity House provides stunning photo opportunities – the elegance of the sweeping staircase lends itself perfectly to wedding party portraits as do the attractive gardens of Trinity Square.


Trinity House, overlooking the Tower of London and the charming Trinity Square Gardens, offers an uniquely historical and quintessentially English wedding venue in the City of London

The Library, the largest of the House’s reception rooms complete with Minstrel’s Gallery, boasts particularly attractive views of the mellow stonework and turrets of the Tower and provides an exceptionally elegant space for weddings.


• Maritime theme throughout including Brass Bell of Royal Yacht Britannia

• Get married at the venue for up to 130 (seated) guests in one room

• High tromp l'oeil ceilings with south-facing sash windows allow maximum natural light

• Convenient transport links - metres from and direct views of historic Tower of London

• Photogenic setting on sweeping staircase or in Trinity Square Gardens in front

• The Library + minstrels' gallery with adjoining Pepys Room for evening dance
#13

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road, London, South East London, SE21 7AD, London, Greater London
Up to 250 guests
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public gallery and home to one of the finest collections of Old Master paintings in the world.

Within easy reach of central London, Dulwich Picture Gallery is a stunning setting for entertaining and can host a variety of different events. The grand Soane Gallery and contrasting contemporary event spaces and gardens make Dulwich Picture Gallery the ideal venue for corporate events, private parties and bespoke weddings.


Our Events Manager and list of approved suppliers will help to create a truly unique occasion that you and your guests will remember for years to come.


Why Dulwich Picture Gallery?


- Marry in the world’s first purpose-built art gallery


- Beautiful landscaped gardens & architecture


- 200 years of history


- An oasis of greenery & tranquillity just 15 minutes from central London


- Licensed for civil ceremonies
#14

Addington Palace

Gravel Hill, Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5BB, Croydon, Surrey
PALACE IS A STUNNING GEORGIAN MANSION, AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU. MAKE YOUR DREAM OF A PALACE WEDDING VENUE BECOME YOUR REALITY.

As part of our exclusive wedding venue hire you and your guests can also have access to a further ten grand, impressive rooms within the Palace as part of the Gold Package or tailor your hire to reflect your needs on the day with either the Bronze or Silver Package. Such options allow you to create your own personalised Wedding – unique to you!


“The Great Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for wedding receptions complete with a stunning French chandelier and spectacular Italian marble fireplace.”


Addington Palace has two truly unique, exclusive wedding venues, the Palace itself and the Royal Pavillion


You have the flexibility to hire each Venue individually or collectively. Surrounded by 163 acres of undulating Surrey countryside both wedding venues offer a fantastic setting for your big day and exclusive use of the grounds for photographs.


• Historic grade II listed building

• Set within 163 acres of beautiful grounds

• Available for exclusive use

• Can accommodate weddings from 100 to 900 guests

• Hire only options available

• Catering for Asian, European, Caribbean & African cuisines
#15

Studio Spaces

110 Pennington Street, East London, E1W 2BB, London, Greater London
Up to 300 guests
High specification finishes and stunning architectural features bring the character while 7000 sq ft of space brings the flexibility. Shows, launches, on-trend conferences, parties and weddings – Studio Spaces has played host to them all, either in one studio or all three. Our suppliers and producers make it happen here, our own team of event producers offer support, produce and manage the entire experience.

Studio Spaces is rapidly becoming the venue of choice for creative corporate clients. Its handsome industrial character and inherent versatility make it a spectacularly unique venue.


We host meetings; large-capacity conferences, seminars and summits; training events; brand experiences; awards ceremonies; gala dinners; and private parties. Studios can be used as standalone rooms or united for an immersive experience in one vast space with breakout areas.


We also provide a comprehensive range of facilities to support your event. And our experienced production team can tailor every detail to your specific requirements.


• Located in East London

• High spec finished and beautiful architectural features

• 7000 square foot of space

• Situated on a traditional cobbled street

• Steeped in history

• All Studios come complete with a 1am license
#16

Spitalfields Venue

Christ Church, Commercial Street, London, East London, E1 6LY, London, Greater London
£50
Up to 400 guests
Our unique venue offers versatile and flexible spaces for conferences, corporate dinners, wedding receptions, community meetings, social gatherings, lunches, press events and more.

With innovative menus tailored to each individual event, our team prides itself on delivering an outstanding dining experience every time. The emphasis is always on food quality and provenance, with a nod to the Shoreditch vibe. Our expertise stretches from elegant canapés, à la carte fine dining and bistro style buffets to casual coffees, fresh bakes and salads at Café in the Crypt.


Spitalfields Venue is ideally situated in the bustling Shoreditch area of London, within a stone’s throw of Spitalfields Market, historic Brick Lane, and the Square Mile. We are within easy reach of Liverpool Street and Algate East Underground Stations, as well as Shoreditch High Street Overground Station.


• Located in London's vibrant East End

• Inspiring location

• Unique collection of venues

• Unforgettable venue

• Can accommodate both large and small events

• Sumptuous food freshly prepared by chefs
#17

The Marble Floor, V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA, London, Greater London
£4000
Up to 350 guests
The V&A Museum of Childhood is one of London’s best-loved museums and offers a unique and historical venue on the edge of the City. The Museum is a magnificent, grade II listed Victorian building, boasting remarkable spaces and many original 19th century features, including the elegant and historic Marble Floor laid by female prisoners from Woking gaol. The Marble Floor is surrounded by the collections creating a memorable backdrop for any event.

Marble Floor


This is the main space in the building and houses the famous fish scale pattern marble floor laid in 1872. This space is well suited to both seated dinners and standing receptions. The Marble Floor accommodates up to 300 for a dinner and 900 for a standing reception.


The galleries housing the museum’s collections can be opened up for your guests to view creating a truly unique event experience.


There are also two versatile lawns located on either side of the Museum available for drinks receptions.
#18

LSO St Luke's

LSO St Luke's, UBS and LSO Music Education Centre, 161 Old Street, East Central London, EC1V 9NG, London, Greater London
Up to 220 guests
An impressive and stylish building in the heart of central London, LSO St Luke’s offers flexible contemporary spaces to hire for arts, corporate and private events.

Located on Old Street, at the heart of the City, LSO St Luke’s is arguably one of the most striking event spaces in London. With its blend of 18th-century architecture and contemporary features, this Grade I-listed church creates a beautiful setting for any event. From award ceremonies and wedding receptions to conferences, dinners and standing functions, the Jerwood Hall is a highly versatile space able to accommodate up to 450 guests. At LSO St Luke’s, our team will ensure your event runs smoothly from beginning to end.


Wedding Receptions


YOUR WEDDING OR CIVIL PARTNERSHIP RECEPTION SHOULD BE PERSONAL, INTIMATE AND MEMORABLE. WITH ITS BLEND OF 18TH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND CONTEMPORARY FEATURES, THIS GRADE I-LISTED CHURCH CREATES A BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY.


Just yards from the bustling Old Street roundabout and within walking distance from the Barbican and Moorgate, LSO St Luke’s offers the convenience of a City location with the beauty and intrigue of a unique, heritage space.


Entering through the building’s elegant façade, guests will find themselves inside a contemporary interior with fascinating hints of original 18th-century architecture. The Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke's, flooded with natural light, is a highly versatile space able to accommodate up to 220 guests for seated dinners or 450 for standing receptions. Celebrate your day in this Grade I listed venue that has played host to the likes of Sting, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown.


• Nestled in the heart of the City

• Modern meets heritage

• Grade I listed building

• Suitable for up to 220 seated guests

• We will deliver an event to impress your most discerning guests

• Inclusive venue hire and lighting package until midnight from £8,000+VAT
#19

The Trading House

89-91 Gresham Street, London, East Central London, EC2V 7NQ, London, Greater London
Up to 450 guests
The Trading House offers a venue of grand splendour; suited for such an extraordinary celebration. Available for exclusive hire with a seated capacity of 60 people, we will craft and create your perfect wedding with a bespoke package to ensure a day to remember and a lifetime of memories.

• No venue fee! Just a minimum spend on food and drink plus service charge

• Seated capacity of 60 people, 450 for standing

• Available for exclusive hire

• Within a short walk from Bank tube station

• Experienced and personable wedding team

• Licensed until 2am
#20

Little Ship club

Bell Wharf Lane, Upper Thames St,, EC4R 3TB, London, Greater London
£1000
Up to 150 guests
What better place to celebrate your special day than at the Little Ship Club, overlooking the Thames?

Our club is licensed for weddings, and we offer a full wedding package to make it a beautiful, memorable event.

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