Cutty Sark

King William Walk, England, SE10 9HT, United Kingdom


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Cutty Sark Weddings

Say your vows and celebrate with family and friends onboard one of the world’s most famous and beautiful ships, Cutty Sark. Permanently suspended in the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site against the backdrop of the River Thames, this one-time fastest ship in the world is a breathtaking and unique wedding venue in Greenwich. 

The Scene at Cutty Sark Greenwich

In 1869, the Cutty Sark was built to transport tea from China to Britain – and soon became the fastest in the world. Today, that same ship is docked in the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, drawing visitors from all over the world to explore the ship and bask in all its glory. At night, when the visitors leave, the Cutty Sark turns into a river wedding venue that is truly awe-inspiring and perfect for an evening celebration.

Start your celebrations early with a river cruise from Westminster, Embankment or Tower Hill as you make your way to this wedding venue in Greenwich. There are four spaces to choose from to host your wedding, with two rooms licensed for civil ceremonies. On the Weather Deck, the ship’s three famous towering masts and overhead rigging create a beautiful and historically authentic area to enjoy drinks and views out across London. The Master’s Saloon and ‘Tween Deck are spaces full of original features that are perfect for smaller weddings and further below is the Dry Berth, where the 963-tonne ship has been lifted three metres into the air, allowing couples to have their wedding day beneath the striking copper-clad hull of the Cutty Sark.

Work with your dedicated wedding manager and choose from an approved list of some of London’s finest external caterers, florists, stylists, and entertainers to turn this unique wedding venue into something even more magical. 

Cutty Sark Greenwich Wedding Ceremonies

The Dry Berth and ‘Tween Deck are the only spaces in the Cutty Sark Greenwich able to host ceremonies. Uniquely located underneath the copper-clad hull of the ship, the Dry Berth is a large area that is truly breathtaking and can host hundreds of guests for your ceremony – and is the only place in the world where you can say ‘I do’ under the hull of a ship. A glass canopy surrounding the ship brings natural light into the space – add a stunning floral arrangement from the list of approved suppliers to make this space even more romantic.

For small wedding ceremonies, consider the ‘Tween Deck. The space originally used to store cargo is now a light and bright space with original teak planks and iron frames, allowing you to say your vows surrounded by history. 

Cutty Sark Greenwich Wedding Receptions

Whether your wedding reception is large or small, there’s a beautiful space to choose from at the Cutty Sark. Following your wedding ceremony, enjoy drinks and photographs amongst the towering masts and rigging on the Weather Deck, where you and guests can look out across London. For an intimate dinner with just a few friends and family, the Master’s Saloon is a stunning private space with rich mahogany panelling and deep brown leather furnishings – and looks almost the same as it would have done 150 years ago.

The ‘Tween Deck can hold mid-size receptions and is an atmospheric spot to celebrate. For large ceremonies, the Cutty Sark’s Dry Berth has the wow factor, with space for a large dinner, drinks, and dancing under the copper-clad hull of the ship, as the city of London lights up above you. Dinner comes from a list of approved external caterers who offer everything from street food and casual options, fine dining, as well as a number of Kosher and Asian catering options. 

Wedding Photography Near Cutty Sark Greenwich

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Cutty Sark Greenwich are:

  • Old Royal Naval College
  • The Old Royal Observatory Garden
  • Greenwich Park
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standing Up to 400 Standing
dining Up to 240 Dining
theatre Up to 300 Theatre

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
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  N/A

Spaces At This Venue

  • Cutty Sark Corporate Venue, Under The Hull

    Under The Hull

    Under the Hull is the Dry Berth, where the Cutty Sark is suspended three metres in the air to create an awe-inspiring feature in the middle of a large space. This is the biggest of the rooms and can host large dinners, galas, conferences, and dancing.

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  • Main Deck

    The Main Deck – also known as the Weather Deck – is a stunning space to host a drinks reception. Three towering masts and overhead rigging create a dramatic and historic backdrop to your event, with the River Thames and London skyline beyond.

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  • Cutty Sark 'Tween Deck

    'Tween Deck

    The ‘Tween Deck is where the ship’s cargo used to be stored and is now a light and bright space that can host dinners, wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. Original teak flooring and iron frames add a sense of history to this room.

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Nearby Hotels

  • De Vere Devonport House
  • The Admiral Hardy
  • Innkeeper’s Collection London, Greenwich
  • ibis London Greenwich

Nearby Restaurants

  • Sticks’n’Sushi Greenwich
  • Bill’s Greenwich Restaurant
  • Bianco43 Greenwich
  • Rivington Greenwich

Nearby Parks

  • Greenwich Park
  • The Old Royal Observatory Garden
  • Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
  • Central Park

Nearby Attractions

  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Greenwich Foot Tunnel / River Thames

Venue Testimonials

What a superb place. What a buzzing atmosphere in the bows of The Cutty Sark, it holds 100 people in one theatre & 300 in the other. The bar area is directly under the ship, just Wow ! Plus the staff are very friendly & helpful to.

Adam M

Seriously, this venue really is unique – on the banks of the river with the masts rising to the sky and a copper plated hull under which to feast. As a Londoner its always such a magic moment to discover new places and especially wedding venues like this.

Natasha H

An excellent place [...] The ship is beautifully restored and presented.

Martin B

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Cutty Sark Greenwich cost from £7,000 + VAT.

The Cutty Sark can host up to 400 guests for weddings and events. The Master’s Saloon is the smallest venue, holding up to just 12 guests for dinner.

Weddings at the Cutty Sark end at 11pm, with extensions available.

Weddings at the Cutty Sark are unique and full of rich, historic detail. They can be small and intimate with just a handful of guests, or large and grand with dancing and entertainment. Cutty Sark can be hired exclusively to make use of all four venues.

Hotels near Cutty Sark Greenwich include:

  • Admiral Hardy, London, with rooms starting from £87 per night
  • De Vere Devonport House, with rooms starting from £92 per night
  • InnKeeper’s Collection London, Greenwich, with rooms starting from £49 per night

There is parking available at Cutty Sark Gardens, which is free from 6:30pm – 8am. 

Food at Cutty Sark comes from an approved list of external caterers, ranging from street food to fine dining, and bespoke options available. There are also several Kosher and Asian caterers to choose from.

Yes, however for fire evacuation purposes, Cutty Sark Greenwich can accommodate a maximum of three wheelchair users.

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