Natural History Museum

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Cromwell Road, England, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom


The Natural History Museum Weddings

The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the study of the natural world and has played host to some of London’s most spectacular weddings for more than 25 years. This world-famous museum offers exclusive hire of its magnificent spaces for weddings and is now fully licensed for civil ceremonies, meaning you can legally marry surrounded by fascinating dinosaur skeletons, prized collections, and ornate architecture. 

From your initial enquiry until the last drink is poured, the Natural History Museum’s dedicated venue hire team will be on hand to ensure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. They will help you pick top-notch suppliers from their accredited vendor list and assist in transforming your chosen event space into the wedding venue of your dreams.


The Scene at The Natural History Museum London

We can’t imagine a more breathtakingly unique setting for your wedding celebrations than London’s iconic Natural History Museum, where intriguing specimens, ornate architectural details, and prized scientific collections await your discovery around every corner. Picture yourself dining on long banquet tables next to the world’s most complete Stegosaurus fossil or dancing the night away with your loved ones beneath a gigantic suspended whale skeleton.

The museum’s largest and most dramatic wedding venue is the magnificent Hintze Hall, home to soaring Romanesque arches and a grand stone staircase. The focal point of Hintze Hall is Hope — a spectacular blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling. Hope is complemented by a fascinating range of new specimens in the bays to the sides of the hall, creating a truly unique setting for wedding receptions at the Natural History Museum London.

The Earth Hall is another remarkable space for weddings at London’s Natural History Museum. Guests enter beneath the pillars of the impressive Exhibition Road Entrance to be seated around Sophie — the world’s most complete Stegosaurus. The giant suspended globe sculpture and dramatic lighting evoke an otherworldly feel that’s sure to leave your guests in awe as they celebrate your wedding day in the museum’s incredible Earth Hall.


Natural History Museum London Wedding Ceremonies

Having recently been granted a licence for Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships, the Natural History Museum offers couples the opportunity to say ‘I do’ in London’s most iconic venue. Choose from twelve spectacular ceremony spaces for your nuptials at this London landmark, ranging from intimate galleries to the celestial Earth Hall.

In the spectacular Earth Hall, you can exchange vows in front of the enormous suspended globe as your guests sit around Sophie — the world’s most complete Stegosaurus. Fossil Way is another stunning ceremony space at the museum, home to original Waterhouse architecture, terracotta stonework, and fascinating fossils.


Natural History Museum London Wedding Receptions

No matter which unique event space you choose, you can expect an unforgettable experience for your wedding reception at the Natural History Museum London. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal from one of the museum’s world-class accredited caterers before dancing the night away with your loved ones as a talented live band or DJ sets the mood.


Wedding Photography Near The Natural History Museum London

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

  • Kensington Palace and Gardens
  • Serpentine Gallery
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Capacity

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

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor

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 and is delighted to host wedding ceremonies in a number of their unique event spaces.

Weddings at the Natural History Museum 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 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. If combining Hintze & Earth Hall, the event spaces can accommodate up to 650 guests.

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.

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