Garden Museum

5, Lambeth Palace Road, England, SE1 7LB, United Kingdom


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Garden Museum London Events

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum London is a unique, spectacular venue nestled next to Lambeth Palace and with views across the river to the Houses of Parliament. The museum is dedicated to the art, history, and design of gardens, and occupies a formerly abandoned medieval church full of stunning original and restored features.

Guests are welcomed into the leafy surrounds before making their way into the two event spaces: the Nave, a dramatic space within the former church, complete with vaulted ceilings, looming pillars, and stained-glass windows; or the newer Sackler Garden, an outdoor area designed by the award-winning Dan Pearson, with a contemporary glass-lined and bronze cloister that circles the garden.

The Garden Museum is a versatile space, with a dedicated team of in-house experts on hand to help you host corporate events, wedding receptions, parties, and even fashion shows and large presentations. 

Blending contemporary and medieval design alongside luscious greenery and food from London’s top caterers, the Garden Museum is sure to impress. Take advantage of the late licence option to make the most of this beautiful venue. 

Highlights of Garden Museum London Events:

  • Unique medieval former church
  • Stunning gardens designed by award-winning Dan Pearson
  • Suitable for large and small events
  • Iconic central London location 
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standing Up to 250 Standing
dining Up to 120 Dining
dinner Up to 120 Dinner & Dance
theatre Up to 120 Theatre


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

  • Garden Museum The Nave

    The Nave

    Soaring pillars, large vaulted ceilings, beautiful stained glass windows, and the marriage of traditional and contemporary architecture complete the iconic setting of The Nave.

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  • Garden Museum Sackler Garden

    Sackler Garden

    The Sackler Garden is inspired by the long history of plant hunters and collectors, and perfectly complements the traditional architecture of the main church and the contemporary cloister of bronze and glass.

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Nearby Hotels

  • Hotel Novotel London Waterloo
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
  • Novotel London Blackfriars
  • The Hoxton, Southwark

Nearby Restaurants

  • Tsunami
  • Afandina Lebanese Cuisine
  • La Rueda
  • Boqueria

Nearby Attractions

  • London Eye
  • SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium
  • The Dungeons London
  • The Graffiti Tunnel

Nearby Parks

  • Brockwell Park
  • Kennington Park
  • Archbishop’s Park
  • Vauxhall Park

Venue Testimonials

Garden Museum is amazing venue when it comes to wedding in London. From outside you got beautiful view on the Westminster and Big Ben. Inside you got access to massive hall which on the evening turn to be dance floor. Fabulous place for wedding in London.

Miracle M

The museum has been beautifully integrated into the redundant church building, and its spacious layout allows a certain spirituality to remain. [...] All the staff I spoke to were helpful, above and beyond the usual.

Martin M

Lovely rooms for events and conferences, there is even a kitchen and a modern concept cafe. Beautiful courtyard where the rain garden has been designed by Dan Pearson.

Sara D

Frequently Asked Questions

The dry hire venue rate starts at £5,500 + VAT for weddings in 2021 or £6,000 + VAT for weddings in 2022 . Catering is handled by the catering partner of your choice. 

Download a brochure to see what’s included.

Partners include Suzanne James, Bubble Food, Food By Dish, By Word of Mouth, William Norris and Company, Zafferano Catering Ltd, and the museum’s own Garden Café.

Civil ceremonies may not be held at Garden Museum, but there are various options nearby, including Marylebone Town Hall, Kensington and Chelsea Register Office, and Tower Bridge.

Humanist ceremonies can be held on-site if reception is also hosted at the venue.

Garden Museum comfortably accommodates 120 seated dinner guests with a band incorporated into the floorplan or 140 guests with a DJ for entertainment.



12 am, but there’s an option to extend to 1am for £750 + VAT.

Weddings at Garden Museum are stunning, with a mix of old and new in central London. It’s not licensed for ceremonies, so couples get married elsewhere before having their reception in the museum. The beautifully designed garden and restored medieval Nave allows couples to choose a wedding that’s both indoors and outdoors. 

Yes, corporate functions can be held in all event spaces at Garden Museum London. The dedicated Clore Learning Space is perfect for presentations and day events, and full AV and catering packages are available. 

  • Hotel Novotel London Waterloo
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
  • Novotel London Blackfriars
  • The Hoxton, Southwark

There is a pay-and-display car park in the Novotel opposite the Garden Museum.

No naked flames are permitted, however, battery-operated candles can be used. Only paper or degradable confetti is allowed. 


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