Asylum Chapel in Bermondsey
Asylum Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. The chapel is a grade 2 listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. These residents were made up of retired workers of the alcohol trade. Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theatre, weddings and funerals. The Chapel is suitable for up to 120 guests.
The Chapel is a ceremony only venue, so you are welcome to have a toast and some canapés after your service but no sit down meal, buffet or food trucks; your full reception would need to be taken offsite.
Orleans House Gallery
The Baroque room was built in 1721, holds up to 60 guests and is a beautiful location for cool summer or cosy winter ceremonies. Ceremonies take place in the Octagon Room; a baroque garden pavilion designed by the renowned eighteenth-century architect James Gibbs, and set in wooded parkland by the River Thames in Twickenham.
Kew offers a number of impressive wedding venues for your ceremony and reception, providing an idyllic garden setting in easy reach of London.
The Nash Conservatory
With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides the Nash Conservatory provides an abundance of natural daylight for your wedding ceremony and is licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests. The Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew and is of major historical and architectural importance making it a unique venue for your event. Originally built in the grounds of Buckingham Palace the Nash Conservatory was moved brick-by-brick to Kew in 1836.
The large, open plan design of the Orangery makes it the ideal venue for both weddings and private events. With high ceilings and grand, arched windows, the room is filled with natural light. The 18th century building was originally filled with citrus trees. During the summer months guests can enjoy the large terrace with its spectacular views of the landscape, with lights illuminating the surrounding trees at night
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Its possible to marry in the world’s first purpose-built art gallery! Choose to host your celebrations in the magnificent Soane Gallery, surrounded by our stunning collection of Baroque masterpieces. This unique and unforgettable venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding reception.
For a more intimate setting, the Gallery Café can be hired privately for evening receptions for up to 50 guests. Surrounded by extensive gardens, Dulwich Picture Gallery also provides an idyllic backdrop for marquee receptions for up to 400 guests. Dulwich Picture Gallery is licenced for civil ceremonies in both the Soane Gallery and Linbury Room, which can accommodate between 10 and 150 guests.
Located near the river by Richmond, the Petersham Nurseries glasshouse can be hired for weddings. During the summer months, drinks & canapes are served outside around the courtyard fountian beneath wisteria, vines and roses. Either lunch or dinner will follow in the elegant glasshouse draped with Indian blinds and decorated with antique furniture, mirrors and paintings. Al fresco dining is also possible if the weather is guaranteed to be fine and warm. They can accomodate up to 150 guests inside and up to 85 outside.
The Garden Museum
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, the Garden Museum is dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens and is available for wedding receptions. Events usually start the space featuring the Sackler Garden which can be used in both dry and wet weather and can take up to 120 people for a standing reception. As the day progresses they suggest moving into the Nave, where dinner can be served at your choice of round or banqueting tables, followed by an evening bar with dancing.