Anchored along the iconic sweep of the River Thames, the Tower of London is a world-class historic wedding venue that leaves a lasting impression. Inside the world heritage listed castle walls, there are a variety of medieval wedding spaces on offer, and now that the tower is licensed for ceremonies, you can legally bind your marriage surrounded by the thousand-year-old fortress.
Wedding Venue Snapshot: - Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies - Tower Hill tube station is a five minute walk away - Unrivalled outlooks over the River and Tower Bridge - Dinner reception capacity from 12 to 240 seated - Drinks reception capacity from 12 to 300 standing - Some of the function spaces are for evening hire only - Unique wedding experiences including a private tour of the Crown Jewels, or watch the 700-year-old Ceremony of the Keys - Preserved heritage artefacts inside the wedding spaces - Due to the historic nature of the Tower, dancing is only permitted in The Reveller reception space. - There is no disabled access into the White Tower or Medieval Palace, but the New Armouries and The Reveller are accessible. - Experienced wedding coordinator who can bring your vision to life
The Tower of London provides endless versatility when it comes to weddings inside the castle grounds. The magnificent Wakefield Tower is treasured for its chapel interiors, stained glass window and symmetrical vaulted ceiling. Couples have styled the space for intimate evening ceremonies with flickering LED candles, a cascading floral chandelier, and faux fur blankets to complement the authentic atmosphere.
Small evening drinks receptions can continue outside on the Battlement Terrace, overlooking the sparkling reflections on the River Thames, or inside in the remarkably preserved King Edward I’s bedchamber. The Martin Tower provides another unique dining experience for 12 guests, surrounded by glass cabinets containing retired state crowns and 12,000 priceless diamonds. Whichever wedding spaces you decide on, you can create an unforgettable event flow that journeys through time.
For larger wedding parties, couples gravitate towards the central White Tower, the castle’s oldest building that dates back to 1080. Inside, the breathtaking original banqueting hall features characterful exposed beams, wooden floors, and enough space to accommodate up to 80 dinner guests in various layouts. Why not match the historic surroundings with dramatic royal colours, ambient up-lighters and long feasting tables fit for a king.
The New Armouries is another historic wedding reception space on the grounds that suits up to 240 seated guests. It’s the largest function space available for day hire, alongside The Reveller, a light and modern function facility that’s positioned between the tower’s moat and the shores of the River Thames. Their adaptable neutral interiors are laced with state of the art event technology and are perfect for grand wedding celebrations in the heart of the city.
Once you step inside The Tower of London, you’ll experience a wedding like no other, and contribute to the upkeep and protection of this timeless historic royal palace. Follow the Yeoman Warders into London’s medieval past, discover Her Majesty’s breathtaking Crown Jewels, and create memories that last a lifetime.
First four gallery images by Two by Two Photography // @noahtwobytwo