Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, England, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom


Natural History Museum London Events

If you’re on the hunt for a truly one of a kind event venue in London that’s guaranteed to blow your guests away, the Natural History Museum is the place. The museum’s striking architecture and world-class collections form a dramatic backdrop for prestigious events and luxury weddings in London’s South Kensington. Venue options include the spectacular Hintze Hall which is hired alongside the impressive Fossil Way; larger affairs can add the magnificent North Hall so to accommodate 650 dinner dance. For intimate celebrations, the celestial Earth Hall is the perfect choice.

As night falls and the doors close to the general public, this iconic London museum comes to life for show-stopping weddings, private parties, corporate events, and gala dinners. Offering exclusive venue hire of their magnificent spaces, you’ll enjoy total privacy and seclusion at the Natural History Museum as you celebrate with your guests surrounded by precious exhibits and stunning architecture. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate soiree or a lavish wedding reception for hundreds of guests, the museum’s dedicated venue hire team will use their expertise to ensure your vision is brought to life effortlessly. As a dry hire venue, the Natural History Museum’s team will supply you with a list of accredited suppliers for your event, including some of the industry’s finest caterers, florists, entertainers, stylists, and production specialists

 

Highlights of Natural History Museum London Events:

  • Host a spectacular event surrounded by world-class exhibits and ornate architecture
  • Choose from an array of magnificent event spaces, ranging from intimate to grand
  • Licenced for ceremonies
  • Late licence available until 3am, subject to availability. Additional charges apply
  • Maximum seated dinner dance for 650 guests when opting for all event spaces
  • Dedicated venue hire team with a wealth of planning experience
  • Create your dream event with an approved list of exceptional suppliers and caterers
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Capacity

dinner Up to 450 Dinner & Dance
dining Up to 650 Dining

Facilities

Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Spaces At This Venue

Hintze Hall

Hintze Hall is the largest venue at the Natural History Museum, hosting up to 450 guests for dinner and dancing. Features of this breathtaking venue include a magnificent stone staircase, soaring Romanesque arches, and a spectacular blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling.

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Earth Hall

This jaw-dropping, celestial space is home to the world’s most complete Stegosaurus fossil and a giant suspended globe structure. Earth Hall can accommodate up to 200 guests for dinner and dancing and is sure to impress with its ethereal ambience.

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Fossil Way

Hired in conjunction with Hintze Hall, Fossil Way is perfect for hosting romantic wedding ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks. This stunning space has the capacity for seated ceremonies of 170 guests and boasts beautiful Romanesque arches and terracotta stonework.

Darwin Centre and Courtyard

With its soaring glass atrium surrounding the breathtaking Cocoon Gallery, the Darwin Centre is a striking contemporary space and the Museum’s newest wing. Seating up to 150 guests, you can say ‘I do’ with a twilight ceremony before celebrating with drinks in the adjoining landscaped courtyard.

Location

The location of Natural History Museum

Nearby hotels:

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London
  • The Kensington Hotel
  • The Queen’s Gate Hotel

Nearby attractions:

  • Kensington Palace and Gardens
  • Serpentine Gallery

Venue Testimonials

Attended a wedding here at the weekend and I have to say, it was amazing. Not a venue I would've previously thought of but something about having a wedding reception under Hope the Blue Whale in the centre of the Natural History Museum is an experience I will never forget.

Adeline L ·

The Natural History Museum is absolutely breathtaking. We were fortunate enough to attend a wedding reception in this spectacular place and the views and the environment were out of this world. The iconic dinosaur skeleton 'Dippy the Diplodocus' looked amazing.

Rak S ·

The Natural History Museum has always been a childhood (and adulthood!!) favourite of mine. I was thrilled when a dear friend's wedding reception was held here. The catering, service and setting were absolutely superb!!!

Amber G ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the museum is licensed for Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships; choose to host wedding ceremonies in a number of their unique event spaces.

The Natural History Museum’s venue hire start at £9,000. 

Additional costs you need to factor in include basic sound & lighting, furniture etc. varying between the £12k – £20k+ mark, depending on the space chosen.

The magnificent Hintze Hall, hired alongside Fossil Way, can accommodate up to 450 seated guests with space for a dancefloor. Earth Hall has room for 170 ceremony guests or 200 guests for dinner and dancing. For larger affairs, hire of the Hintze & North Hall can accommodate up to 650 guests dinner dance.

The museum is licensed until midnight, with the option to extend to 3am for an additional fee.

Weddings at the Natural History Museum are nothing short of spectacular. Each venue within the museum provides a striking backdrop for your wedding celebrations, surrounded by iconic architecture and priceless collections. 

  • The Mandarin Oriental
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, London
  • The Kensington Hotel
  • The Queen’s Gate Hotel

There is no parking available at the Natural History Museum London; however, metred parking is available nearby.

The Natural History Museum is a dry hire venue with a list of approved caterers available. There are plenty of exceptional catering options to suit all tastes and budgets, with Kosher and Asian catering available.

Aneeza Qureshi

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Aneeza started in the event industry in 2011 and has since worked with many recognisable FTSE companies and brands on the planning and operational side for private events and corporate functions. She brings a passionate spirit and unwavering eye for detail to our London team. She's also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to give tips on the best bars and restaurants in town.

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