Garden Museum Weddings

(39 reviews)
5 Lambeth Palace Road, Bishop's, London, Greater London
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The Garden Museum wedding venue is situated on the banks of River Thames in Lambeth and boasts views of the Houses of Parliament. A looming medieval tower has been artfully joined with contemporary landscaped gardens and a modern outdoor structure, creating an unforgettable and surprisingly tropical wedding venue location in the centre of London.

Wedding Venue Snapshot:
- The Nave can comfortably host 120 guests on round tables for dinner or 200 guests for a drink reception
- The Sackler Garden offers alfresco dining for 30 guests or is perfect for pre-dinner drinks for 120 guests
- The venue is available for evening hire from 4pm to 1am
- The Garden Museum is situated on the bank of the River Thames and boasts an outside reception space with landscaped gardens and tropical plants
- Exclusive venue hire including The Nave and The Sackler Garden starts from 5500.00 GBP VAT
- Due to the nature of a Grade II* listed building, the Garden Museum requests that you select your favourite suppliers from their accredited suppliers list
- An event manager and event stewards will be on hand to usher guests and assist throughout the wedding day
- A PA system for wedding speeches is included in the venue hire 

The Garden Museum is an unsuspecting yet delightful mix of old and new. What was once a pre-17th century church due for demolition, was reborn as a museum in the late 1970s, dedicated to the art, history, and design of gardens.

Situated on the banks of River Thames in Lambeth and with unrivalled views out over the Houses of Parliament, the Garden Museum is now home to two event spaces, The Nave and The Sackler Garden. The original church and main event space, The Nave, is a traditional Grade II* listed medieval tower with soaring pillars, vaulted ceilings and glorious stained-glass windows. A simple staircase runs down one side of the room, which makes a grand entrance for the couple as they descend to dine with their guests.

Original stone bricks ground the cavernous space inside the church and fairy lights can be crisscrossed overhead to illuminate divine stained-glass features and towering columns. The Nave is a truly versatile space in terms of the styles that complement it, and it’s natural aisle is often selected for fashion shows alongside weddings.

The modern addition to the Garden Museum and a key deciding factor for most couples is The Sackler Garden. The adjoining outdoor space is filled with tropical plants and leafy trees ensconced by a cloister fashioned from glass and bronze, curated by award-winning garden designer, Dan Pearson. The contrast between the contemporary structure and the exquisite historical architecture is striking, making for an outstanding location to host a pre-dinner drinks reception for 120 guests, or a very intimate alfresco dinner for 30 guests.

The Garden Museum is a unique and surprising wedding venue, ingeniously marrying the past with the present and creating a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding day.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 120


(39 reviews)
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20 Dec 2019

Very cute museum. It has great views.

29 Nov 2019

Fantastic "hidden gem" museum on the Southbank! Also hosts special events.

22 Nov 2019

Museum in a beautiful barely modified church.

19 Oct 2019

Beautifully done and full of excellent little details.

5 Oct 2019

The garden around is lovely, the museum very interesting. An elegant place with nice staff.

4 Oct 2019

Very lovely place, charming nice outside courtyard with stunning plants.

12 Sep 2019

The staff were helpful and charming.

6 Sep 2019

The museum has been beautifully integrated into the redundant church building, and its spacious layout allows a certain spirituality to remain. All the staff were helpful, above and beyond the usual.

5 Sep 2019

Excellent small museum. Very high standard.

24 Aug 2019

A little gem in the heart of LONDON.

17 Aug 2019

Small but a lovely little museum dedicated to gardening housed inside a beautiful church. You can also walk up a steep spiral staircase to get a London view. The courtyard garden is stunning with tomb stones. The food was delicious and rustic in style.

19 Jul 2019

Beautiful and peaceful space. Friendly, thoughtful staff.

18 Jul 2019

Very nice venue, the staff were all polite and friendly.

25 May 2019

A lovely oasis find in London. The food was really lovely, A wonderful experience.

10 May 2019

What a hidden gem in Lambeth. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful. The staff here were so polite and efficient. This is highly recommended.

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