8 Northumberland Avenue

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8, Northumberland Avenue, England, WC2N 5BY, United Kingdom

8 Northumberland Weddings

Moments from Trafalgar Square is a central London wedding venue of epic proportions. 8 Northumberland Avenue is a Grade II listed Victorian hotel and events venue that is full of all the grandeur typical of a luxurious fairytale wedding. 

The Scene at 8 Northumberland Avenue London

Stunning classic Victorian architecture. A ballroom described by English Heritage as ‘the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence’. Impeccable events and catering specialists with decades of experience. Integrated modern tech for creative lighting and effects: 8 Northumberland Avenue London has it all. 

This Grade II listed wedding venue is truly stunning. The architecture is classic London elegance at its finest, and the large Ballroom, which can hold hundreds of guests, is one of the most impressive in the city, if not the country. Grand chandeliers, high ornate ceilings, and towering columns make a beautiful backdrop to your wedding day. The Old Billiard Room with adjoining Annex is another option for large weddings. Or, opt to use all three, with exclusive hire available.

8 Northumberland Avenue has a strong partnership with AlchemyLive, event and catering specialists with decades of experience, who can see to every element of your big day. With exceptionally high standards and attention to detail, they’ll ensure your wedding surpasses every expectation. 

This venue is also available for dry hire, with a list of approved outside caterers the team can recommend. 

8 Northumberland Avenue London Wedding Ceremonies

8 Northumberland Avenue has two rooms that are licensed for wedding ceremonies: the Ballroom and the Old Billiard Room. 

The Ballroom is a striking, opulent space, where couples can say their vows surrounded by ornate Victorian detailing, romantic chandeliers, and hundreds of guests.

The Old Billiard Room is slightly smaller but still perfect for a lavish ceremony. Ornate detailing gives this space a sense of grandeur, while clean white walls provide a blank canvas that’s yours for styling.

8 Northumberland Avenue London Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at 8 Northumberland Avenue can take place in the Old Billiard Room, which comes with an adjoining Annex that’s perfect for pre-dinner drinks, or the Ballroom. For smaller, more intimate receptions, the Salon is a beautiful venue that includes space for dancing. 

Events and catering specialists AlchemyLive can work with you to create bespoke styling, including moody lighting that sets the scene for that all-important party once dinner is over. This team is all about creative menu presentations too, tapping into the latest food trends and bringing drama to the table think dry ice and enchanted themed dinners. 

8 Northumberland Avenue is also available for dry hire. Approved caterers include kosher caterers Tony Page and Jason Millan, creative specialists Rhubarb and Bubble, Asian Laguna, and Ruby’s.

Wedding Photography Near 8 Northumberland Avenue London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near 8 Northumberland Avenue London are:

  • Trafalgar Square
  • The National Gallery
  • Whitehall Gardens
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theatre Up to 420 Theatre
standing Up to 700 Standing
dining Up to 400 Dining

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations Q Park Trafalgar Spring Gardens (discounted rate)

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine
 African Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

The Ballroom

The large and stunning Ballroom is perfect for opulent events on a grand scale. The high ornate ceiling dotted with chandeliers, large columns, and stained-glass windows make this room a sight to behold.

Old Billiard Room

With crisp white walls and a large space to decorate, the Old Billiard Room is a true blank canvas with a large capacity that makes it great for bespoke events. Original Victorian detailing throughout.

The Annex

Next to the Old Billiard Room, the Annex can be used as a breakout space or event venue in its own right. Columns and ornate detailing give a sense of grandeur, while clean white walls make this a great blank canvas.


The location of 8 Northumberland Avenue

Nearby Attractions:

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Great Scotland Yarrd
  • Whitehall
  • St James’s Park

Nearby Hotels:

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Wild Honey St James
  • Roux at Parliament Square
  • Ikoyi Restaurant St James

Venue Testimonials

It was the best decision we made. The venue is so beautiful!!! the lighting, incredible and the staff there, amazing! This venue will always hold a special place in my heart, anyone looking to host an event, 8 Northumberland Avenue will not disappoint. From the wall tvs which you can personalise along the corridor, to the cloak room and its amazing staff, to the lighting production team (Blue Hut!, also amazing!) to the Chivari ghost chairs, everything spot on!!! We will forever be grateful for the service we received at this venue.

Sarah A ·

It was fantastic. The lunch that was served was absolutely first class, and served by staff who never put a foot wrong. Serving so many people didn't look like any trouble at all and the staff were lovely. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful, refurbished but keeping all of its old world charm, we couldn't stop looking around us, wonderful place. Located just off Trafalgar Square, so very easy to find. First class venue with first class staff, 10 out of 10.

Brian C ·

The wedding was made possible due to the amazing events team. They gave me endless support in the lead up to, and on the day, of the wedding! Cannot thank you enough. Pleasure to work with such a fantastic team at such a beautiful venue! xx

Hajarah C ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding pricing with AlchemyLive as your caterer starts from £148.50 INC VAT per person.

Exclusive venue dry hire rates start from £16,000 with event management or £12,950 without event management.

When hired exclusively, 8 Northumberland Avenue can hold up to 1000 guests depending on the layout and which spaces you use.

The Ballroom is the largest room and can hold up to 700 guests, the Old Billiard Room can hold up to 500, and the Annex has space for 220. 

Weddings at 8 Northumberland Avenue usually last until midnight. An extended late license may be obtained via an application to Westminster Council for an extension to 2am (£250).

Due to sound restrictions in the Ballroom, bands must finish by 10:30 in the ballroom but may continue to 11:45 in the Old Billiard Room. A DJ may continue in the Ballroom until 1:45am at the venue manager’s discretion. 

Weddings at 8 Northumberland Avenue are grand, opulent and luxurious. The dedicated and experienced events team can create truly bespoke experiences, and the catering from AlchemyLive is delicious and creative. There’s also the option to dry hire the venue.

Nearby hotels include:

  • 8 Northumberland event guests receive discounted rates at Club Quarters Hotel
  • The Grand at Trafalgar Square, with rooms from £100 per night
  • Corinthia London, with rooms from £466 per night

There is no parking on site, however, discounted parking spaces are available for guests at the nearby Q Park Trafalgar.

The food at 8 Northumberland Avenue is supplied by catering specialists AlchemyLive, who use quality British produce to create bespoke menus. They specialise in creativity, tapping into food trends and give events an immersive dining experience.

You’ll also have the option to dry hire the venue and bring in a catering team from a list of preferred caterers.

Yes, dry hire is available. The team at 8 Northumberland Avenue has a list of approved external caterers, including kosher and Asian options.



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