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Grand venue for a grand wedding. The high ceiling and the echo in the main hall made it a magical experience for me and for the 500+ guests that were in attendance.

Sultan A

Really impressive, a beautiful space with a wide range of artifacts from all around the world - some of the large architectural pieces are incredible, and the garden space is delightful as well. Recommended.

Tim N

A very beautiful museum built in Victoria[n] times, finished in marble, stocked with collections from the world.

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Wow what a venue for an evening event! Magnificent surroundings and the food and service was amazing.

Sam J

Just amazing. There are no words to describe this amazing building and its interior. And wheelchair friendly with ramps . Food was excellent.

Christine B

Incredibly large museum, beautiful location, helpful staff, [...] so impressive and the cafe food was scrumptious.

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    About Us

    Celebrate your wedding day surrounded by friends, family, and world-famous works of art spanning centuries at Victoria and Albert Museum London. The ‘world’s greatest museum of applied and decorative art and design’ is available for after-hours wedding receptions and dinners and is one of the most magical, intriguing wedding venues in South Kensington. 

    The Scene at Victoria and Albert Museum London

    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are oft-quoted as the most famously in love of the royal couples. So where better to celebrate your wedding day than the very museum that’s named after them, Victoria and Albert Museum London. In the picturesque South Kensington, the V&A is a sight to behold: a large, majestic building of classical and decorative architecture, dating to the 1850s, with marble, elaborate tiling, and stained-glass windows. Inside, fashion, jewellery, art, photography, and design fill the rooms and galleries, creating a unique setting for any wedding.

    The V&A isn’t licensed for civil ceremonies so once you’ve said your vows and the crowds have cleared, have your run of the museum and soak up the magic of this setting while you enjoy your wedding reception. Couples can choose between nine different venues within the museum, from grand rooms to galleries, and an outdoor space – or combine a few to experience different areas of this striking location.  

    With a dedicated wedding manager and a choice of approved caterers – including Asian and Kosher options – you can put your own personal twist on one of London’s most iconic venues. 

    Victoria and Albert Museum London Wedding Ceremonies

    Victoria and Albert Museum isn’t licensed for civil ceremonies. Nearby ceremony venues include St John’s Church Hyde Park, Kent House Knightsbridge, and Dartmouth House. 

    Victoria and Albert Museum London Wedding Receptions

    With multiple venues inside Victoria and Albert Museum as well as one outdoor venue, couples can have their choice of where they hold their reception. The Dome is a large, stunning space with marble floors and a central glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly that creates an impressive backdrop. To be surrounded by famous artworks while you celebrate your nuptials, consider the grand Dorothy and Michael Hintze Sculpture Galleries or the Raphael Gallery. Outdoor celebrations can be held in the elegant John Madejski Garden, which is particularly beautiful when lit up at night.

    Couples can hire a few venues for their wedding reception – consider drinks in the John Majeski Garden, followed by dinner in the Raphael Gallery and dancing in the Dome to make the most of this entire venue. For dinner, there’s no in-house catering but couples can choose from a list of approved suppliers. 

    Wedding Photography Near Victoria and Albert Museum London

    Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Victoria and Albert Museum London are:

    • Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park
    • Kensington Garden, Hyde Park
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    FAQ

    Weddings at Victoria and Albert Museum London start at £10,000.

    Capacities for events at the V&A vary throughout the venue. The smallest room, the Morris Room, can host a dinner for up to 40 guests. The Dome is the largest indoor venue and can host up to 600 for a reception or 250 for dinner, while the John Madejski Garden can host a reception-style event for up to 600 people.

    Weddings at the V&A are luxurious and spectacular. Each venue within the museum provides a striking backdrop, with works of art and Victorian architecture that create a sense of awe and wonder. A choice of top external caterers brings your wedding to life.

    Meetings and conferences are not suited to Victoria and Albert Museum London, however other corporate events and functions are catered to, including awards nights, networking event, gala dinners, and corporate parties.

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    There is no parking available at Victoria and Albert Museum London, however, metred parking is available nearby.

    Victoria and Albert Museum London is a dry hire venue, with a list of approved caterers available. Options vary, with Kosher and Asian catering available, making this a perfect venue for Jewish and Asian weddings or celebrations.

    No, fireworks and flames are not allowed anywhere in the museum.

    Brittany Smith
    Brittany Smith
    Your Venue Specialist at Victoria and Albert Museum
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