Garden Museum

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


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Garden Museum Weddings

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum is dedicated to the art, history, and design of gardens, making a spectacular setting for an iconic London wedding.

The Scene at Garden Museum London

With views across the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament, the Garden Museum is in one of London’s most iconic and awe-inspiring locations but step into the Dan Pearson-designed garden and it feels as though you’re in a private oasis in the city. 

Dedicated to garden design, this museum is a creative and artistic venue to host your wedding and has stunning features throughout – from the plants and greenery through to the restored medieval church with vaulted ceilings and stained-glass windows, and the contemporary glass-walled extension.

Garden Museum London weddings can be held in the Nave, the grand indoor space, or the Sackler Garden, or both, to make use of each unique space. Enjoy drinks alfresco before heading indoors to sit down to dinner from a caterer of your choice and dancing the night away on your own medieval dance floor in the heart of the city. Garden Museum London venue hire comes with a late licence. 

Garden Museum London Wedding Ceremonies

The Garden Museum is not registered for wedding ceremonies. Some nearby options for ceremonies include:

  • Marylebone Town Hall
  • Kensington and Chelsea Register Office
  • Lambeth Register Office
  • British Airways London Eye
  • The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall
  • Oval Events – The Brit Insurance Oval
  • Old Library (Dulwich)
  • Kingswood House Community Centre
  • The Golden Hinde
  • Jerwood Space
  • HMS Belfast
  • Vinopolis
  • Oxo Tower Restaurant
  • The George Inn
  • Tower Bridge
  • Glaziers Hall Ltd
  • Delfina
  • The Deck

Garden Museum London Wedding Receptions

There are two options for hosting your wedding reception at Garden Museum: the Sackler Garden and the Nave.

The Sackler Garden provides a stunning, intimate outdoor space amongst the leafy garden and comes with use of the contemporary glass cloister.

The Nave is the medieval former church with soaring vaulted ceilings and original features. It’s perfect for holding a large wedding breakfast followed by dancing, and comes with use of the Sackler Garden. 

We love the idea of hosting pre-dinner drinks in the garden before moving indoors for the main event. 

Wedding Photography Near Garden Museum London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Garden Museum London are:

  • Lambeth Palace
  • Albert embankment path
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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

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony


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. 

  • 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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