The Dickens Inn

5.0  ( 31 reviews ) · Marble Quay, St Katharine's Way, Greater London · Show Phone · View Website
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Nestled on the serene water’s edge at St Katherine Docks in Tower Hamlets, spending your wedding day at the Dickens Inn is an 18th century time capsule in the present day. Remarkably restored and restyled for weddings, this timber framed pub restaurant has a distinctive character and enjoys a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the Thames and the neat rows of yachts moored in the marina.

Wedding Venue Snapshot:

- Unique and historic waterfront wedding venue in Tower Hamlets
- Just a ten minute walk from Tower Gateway tube station
- Licensed for wedding ceremonies in the barn style function room on the first floor
- Packages from just 65 GBP per head, excluding venue hire 
- In-house wedding coordinator to assist with you plans and preparations
- Capacity for 150 guests seated in the first floor function space, and 120 in both restaurants
- 12am late licence with the possibility to extend
- Corkage options available and dry hire is negotiable
- Full disabled access to all event spaces

Situated on the northern bank of the River Thames, immediately downstream from the iconic Tower Bridge and the rich history that surrounds the medieval Tower of London, The Dickens Inn is a charming pub restaurant with a fairy tale feel. Approaching this desirable wedding venue is a picturesque moment; it’s a beautiful setting for couple photographs, with the original timber frames and cascading plants visible behind. On arrival, you and your guests can enjoy the gastropub’s warm alfresco terrace with a Pimms in hand in summer, or a cosy up inside sipping mulled wine if you’re opting for a winter wedding. Whatever, the weather, The Dickens Inn has a timeless character all year round.

It’s often difficult to find such a historic pub style wedding venue of this size, and with enough room for 150 seated guests in the main function space, there is the flexibility to configure the room in any way you please. The soaring ceilings and wooden beams complement the heritage of the venue itself, and form a natural nave under which to exchange your vows. Whilst the room is turned over for your celebratory wedding breakfast, you are able to utilise the alfresco terraces and restaurant spaces to toast to the happy couple.

The Dickens Inn is steeped in history and is named after the legendary writer Charles Dickens’ grandson, who reopened the venue after the Second World War. Antiquity breathes through its timbers, and it makes the ideal setting for a modern day love story. With catered packages starting from just 65GBP on top of venue hire, The Dickens Inn is an affordable and unique venue to consider when planning your dream London wedding. VISIT WEBSITE

Venue Features

Indoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 150 Reception guests

Price per head: Low £65 / High £ 95

Min 20 / Max 150 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

Nearby Accommodation

31 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

January 2020

Food was great, staff really nice and a beautiful pub set in an old fashioned stone building.

Simone B.

January 2020

Cosy, characteristic pub in St Katherine's dock area, in the least crowded part of the city. Ideal for a quiet Saturday evening.

Rich V.

January 2020

What a lovely find. Gorgeous outside with all the flowers so pretty. Nice big seating area inside with a large choice of drinks.

Heather C.

January 2020

We had a fantastic wedding at the Dickens Inn on 29 July 2018 and we are delighted to recommend this venue – unique, individual and truly memorable ! The old-world charm of The Dickens Inn provided a perfect setting with the boats of St Katherine’s docks and Tower Bridge providing a beautiful backdrop. The events manager Sam and the team at The Dickens Inn were a delight to work with as we planned the event. Their experience and wonderful approach helped us at every step, with great attention to all the small details. The organisation on the day itself was highly professional and everything proceeded exactly as planned. The venue was beautifully decorated for both the ceremony and the banquet and the quality of the food and drinks and the service provided was fabulous. It was truly an unforgettable occasion and we cannot thank the team at the Dickens Inn for all their hard work to make our day so special! We could not have asked for a better day!

Simon M.

January 2020

We had our wedding at the Dickens Inn back in Summer 2019. Everything about the experience from initial meeting to our wedding day was dealt with professionally, promptly and without any extra stress for us. Agata and her team were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly - liaising with our photographers, DJ and providing exacting food for our guests. All our 100 guests commented on how amazing the venue was. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much!

Hobson C.

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