The Happenstance

10, Paternoster Square, England, EC4M 7DX, United Kingdom


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The Happenstance by Drake and Morgan London Events

Drake and Morgan’s The Happenstance is a stunning restaurant venue located beneath the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square. With unrivalled service and a beautiful terrace overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, this stylish venue offers a spectacular setting for inner-city weddings and private parties in Central London. The Happenstance is also renowned for its distinct food and drink offerings, including handcrafted cocktails and innovative event menus with an array of options.

The options are endless when choosing a location for your event at The Happenstance. Host an incredible dinner in the glamorous private dining room or celebrate in style with a fabulous cocktail soiree on the open-air terrace. No matter which space you opt for, you’ll be blown away by the impeccable service from The Happenstance’s dedicated events team. These experienced professionals know how to throw a party and will go the extra mile to ensure your wedding or event is an unforgettable affair.

Highlights of The Happenstance London Events:

  • Unrivalled location near London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Stylish restaurant space with subtle rustic features and soft lighting
  • Stunning open-air terrace overlooking Paternoster Square
  • Mouthwatering event menus with an array of options
  • Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and weddings
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dining Up to 130 Dining
standing Up to 350 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
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    The Restaurant

    The Happenstance’s main restaurant is a rustic space featuring speckled concrete floors, ambient soft lighting, and a curving wooden bar painted in a funky herringbone pattern. Use a mixture of their solid wood tables and playful round booths to seat up to 130 guests for dinner in the restaurant.

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Nearby attractions:

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Millennium Bridge
  • Museum of London

Hotels nearby:

  • Club Quarters Hotel, London, St Paul’s
  • The Ned London
  • Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s

Venue Testimonials

Great bar with wonderful staff. We had our own room with food and drink set out and attentive staff that came through regularly to tidy up and take drinks orders from those of us that wanted drinks other than the pre-ordered ones. The venue is lovely and in a wonderful spot. The food was really nice and the service was great. Would definitely visit again.

Gemma H.

We were in a lovely private room on the side of the restaurant for a wedding reception. Plenty of seating, lovely candles and a bar. It's a shame the weather was so awful that day, otherwise, we could have spilled out onto Paternoster Square and enjoyed the October sunshine. Instead, we enjoyed the lovely room, with its fur throws on some of the seats and its cosy ambience. Great place for a private celebration.

Sally S.

Will and his team hosted our wedding at The Happenstance last year, we had the most wonderful day and cannot thank the team enough for their hospitality and attention to detail. The venue was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble! Thank you Happenstance for being a huge part of our incredible day!

Sally G.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Happenstance is exclusively yours on a minimum spend basis ranging from £12,000-£14,000, depending on the day/season. Wedding packages range from £110 per person, depending on the inclusions.

The Happenstance can host indoor weddings for 130 guests or standing occasions for up to 350 guests.

Enjoy the celebrations all night long with their 12am license, with late extensions until 3am available upon request.

Yes, you will receive complimentary food and drink tastings for up to four people as part of your wedding package, so you can try a range of options before making your final selection.

With such versatile spaces in and outdoors, striking views of St Paul’s Cathedral and a stylish modern interior, The Happenstance in Paternoster Square is a must-see wedding venue.

  • Club Quarters Hotel, London, St Paul’s
  • The Ned London
  • Leonardo Royal London St Paul’s

There is street parking nearby, and St Paul’s tube station and the City Thameslink are less than a five-minute walk from the venue.

Modern British cuisine is paired with expertly crafted cocktails and a large variety of local beers and ales.

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