Young V&A

Cambridge Heath Road, England, E2 9PA, United Kingdom


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Young V&A London Weddings

Step into a world where history meets modern elegance at Young V&A, formerly known as the V&A Museum of Childhood. Nestled in the heart of East London, this iconic heritage-listed venue has been a part of the community since 1872. Today, it stands as a beacon of design, creativity, and youthful energy, making it the perfect setting for your special day.

The Scene at Young V&A London

At Young V&A, your wedding experience is yours to customise. The neutral colour palette of the museum’s stunning event spaces serves as a blank canvas, allowing you to infuse your personality through lighting and décor. But that’s not all – the surrounding galleries are bursting with personality, creating a dynamic and exciting atmosphere for your guests.

At the heart of the museum lies the spectacular McLain Hall, a space steeped in history and charm. The original mosaic marble floor, laid in 1872, serves as a testament to the museum’s enduring legacy. Lit by magnificent half-moon windows, this spacious hall boasts wrought iron architecture, lofty arched ceilings, a newly installed dramatic spiral staircase, and a built-in bar.

Young V&A London Wedding Ceremonies

Young V&A is licensed for Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies, giving you the opportunity to exchange vows and celebrate your love in one incredible East London location. You might choose to host your ceremony in the newly-opened Community Hall — a bright and airy blank canvas space with a versatile open-plan layout.

Young V&A London Wedding Receptions

Wedding receptions at Young V&A are nothing short of spectacular, with every detail tailored to your exact vision and executed flawlessly by a team of hand-picked supplier partners. Whether you envision a lavish banquet with guests seated on long tables or a fabulous cocktail reception with roaming canapes and live music, this endlessly versatile dry-hire venue can accommodate your needs.

Wedding Photography at Young V&A London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Young V&A are:

  • Bonner Gate
  • Victoria Park
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standing Up to 600 Standing
sitting Up to 300 Sitting
dinner Up to 250 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


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

Spaces At This Venue

  • Reception Space At Young V&A

    The McLain Hall

    This magnificent venue features soaring high ceilings, wrought iron architecture, intricate mosaic marble flooring, a built-in bar, overhead balconies, and a dramatic spiral staircase. The hall is perfectly suited for larger events, easily accommodating up to 300 seated or 600 standing guests.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Tower of London
  • The Shard
  • The British Museum

Nearby hotels:

  • Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
  • Mama Shelter London Shoreditch
  • Ibis budget London Whitechapel – Brick Lane
  • YOTEL London Shoreditch

Venue Testimonials

Had a party here, great venue!

Jamie R

Was here for a wedding recently - it might be the greatest little museum I'd never heard of! Spectacular Victorian architecture and really well thought out exhibits.

Kevin D

Attended a wedding here which was a huge surprise. Really made the place look alive and now a recommended venue for a big occasion!

Ace S

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue hire is priced from £6,500 + VAT.

The venue hire fee includes exclusive use of the agreed event spaces, a dedicated Event Manager, security staff, cleaning staff, an electrician, and a floor manager.

  • 600 guests standing 
  • 300 guests seated 
  • 250 guests seated with dancefloor

Weddings at Young V&A should end by 11pm. Late license extensions are available.

There are plenty of hotels near the museum, options include:

  • Mama Shelter London Shoreditch
  • Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

There is no on-site parking available, but the venue is easily accessible from Bethnal Green tube station or Cambridge Heath overground station. The nearest accessible parking spaces are at Parmiter Street.

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