St John’s Waterloo

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73, Waterloo Road, England, SE1 8TY, United Kingdom


St John’s Waterloo London Events

Following a recent multi-million-pound renovation, St John’s Waterloo offers extraordinary event spaces for your next celebration. Brimming with character and charm, this unique Grade II* listed venue boasts stunningly light-filled interiors, a beautiful private garden area, and exceptional catering menus from the renowned Bovingdons team.

With ample indoor and outdoor space, there are endless possibilities to create the perfect celebration at St John’s Waterloo. Exclusive venue hire is available for larger events, giving you access to the spectacularly light-filled Nave, private garden, intimate Old Crypt, and the adjacent Forum space. The soaring Nave can play host to gala dinners, weddings, birthdays, awards ceremonies, and more, with an inbuilt raised stage under the impressive murals.

Conveniently located opposite Waterloo Station and London Bridge, St John’s offers easy access from all parts of London and the rest of the country if you have guests travelling to attend your event. Being in the heart of the city, there are also plenty of hotel options nearby to suit every budget. 

 

Highlights of St John’s Waterloo London Events:

  • Recently renovated to offer a spectacular setting for private events
  • Spacious and versatile function spaces brimming with character
  • Available for exclusive hire for up to 270 seated and 500 standing guests
  • Exceptional catering menus from the renowned Bovingdons team
  • Convenient location opposite Waterloo Station
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Capacity

dining Up to 270 Dining
standing Up to 500 Standing
theatre Up to 400 Theatre
cabaret Up to 200 Cabaret

Facilities

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

Spaces At This Venue

St John's Waterloo London Venue Hire

The Nave

Boasting soaring high ceilings, intricate decor, and large windows, the Nave is an impressive venue at St John's Waterloo. This beautifully refurbished, bright, contemporary and incredibly versatile space is perfect for hosting larger events like conferences, weddings, and gala dinners.

St John's Waterloo London Venue Hire The Old Crypt

The Old Crypt

This beautifully historic and intimate space adjoins the Forum and is an ideal setting for dinner parties, breakout areas, and late-night drinks receptions.

St John's Waterloo London Venue Hire The Forum

The Forum

Featuring striking restored brickwork and natural colour palettes throughout, the Old Crypt and adjacent Forum lend themselves perfectly to an array of events, including weddings, presentations, conferences, and corporate functions.

Location

The location of St John’s Waterloo

Nearby hotels:

  • The Hoxton, Southwark
  • Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Sea Containers Hotel

Attractions nearby:

  • The London Eye
  • National Theatre
  • Shakespeare’s Globe

Frequently Asked Questions

The venue hire fee for Monday to Thursday weddings starts from £2,000. Friday weddings start from £3,500, and Saturdays are priced from £4,500.

Capacity limits will vary depending on your chosen event space and are as follows:

  • The Nave: 270 seated, 500 standing, 400 Theatre, 200 Cabaret
  • The Old Crypt: 40 seated, 140 standing, 40 Boardroom
  • The Forum: 80 seated, 200 Standing, 100 Theatre, 50 Boardroom, 60 Cabaret

Weddings at St John’s should end by 11pm. Late licenses are available.

Weddings at this unique, historic London venue are nothing short of spectacular, with mouthwatering catering from the renowned Bovingdons team.

There are plenty of accommodation options nearby, including:

  • The Hoxton, Southwark
  • Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Sea Containers Hotel

There is no on-site parking at the venue. Southbank Centre Car Park and Waterloo Station are just a few minutes away.

St John’s is a Bovingdons venue, which means you can expect exceptional catering menus showcasing modern European and British cuisine.

Yes, a menu tasting for two people is included in your wedding package.

Yes, security is required and is charged at  £30 per hour per security guard.

Aneeza Qureshi

Contact Aneeza

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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