The Tower of London is a world-class historic wedding venue that leaves a lasting impression. Inside the castle walls, there are a variety of medieval wedding spaces and unique experiences including touring the crown jewels and watching The Ceremony of The Keys. The tower is also licensed for ceremonies, meaning you can legally marry surrounded by the thousand-year-old fortress.
The Tower of London provides endless versatility when it comes to weddings inside the castle grounds. Situated on the banks of the River Thames with commanding views over Tower Bridge, this unique wedding venue presents a rare opportunity to celebrate your ‘I Dos’ surrounded by an unrivalled medieval setting. From the moment your guests are welcomed in by a traditional Yeoman Warder, they will be swept away by the enchantment and mystery of this iconic London landmark.
Across the castle grounds, you can lead your guests on an unforgettable journey, from an intimate candlelit wedding ceremony in the Wakefield Tower to alfresco drinks on the ramparts, overlooking the glittering reflections on the River Thames. For larger guest numbers, you might be tempted to book the Jewel House or the oldest building on the site, the White Tower. Colour changing uplights will set a regal atmosphere and your guests will pass rows of shining jousting armour and gothic weapons on the walls.
Your dedicated Royal Historic Palaces wedding coordinator will guide you through the planning process from start to finish, from finalising your favourite castle wedding spaces to arranging group tours of The Crown Jewels, where your guests can marvel at the priceless treasures inside the tower’s vault. Given the number of potential event spaces, there are many ways to configure your event flow and the experienced team will help to bring your vision to life.
Top three things you’ll love about your Tower of London wedding:
- The Location. Looking for a memorable London wedding venue that’s easily accessible for your guests? The Tower is located right on the Thames next to Tower Hill Station.
- National Treasures. Not only is the Tower of London a world-class wedding venue, but it’s also a landmark of historical significance and home to the Queen’s Crown Jewels.
- Industry Leading Suppliers. The Tower of London has partnered with a range of the city’s top suppliers, including caterers, florists, production and entertainment companies.
Choose from a variety of event spaces at the Tower of London:
- Wakefield Tower. Treasured for its chapel interiors, stained glass window and symmetrical vaulted ceiling, it makes a beautiful space for intimate evening ceremonies
- Battlement Terrace. A spectacular open-air space for receptions, where you can sip cocktails on the ramparts overlooking the sparkling reflections on the River Thames.
- Edward I’s Bedchamber. A preserved bedroom in St Thomas’s Tower with a grand fireplace, four-poster bed and King Edward I's oratory. It can seat 20 or 40 standing.
- Martin Tower. A unique dining destination for just 12 guests, surrounded by glass cabinets containing retired state crowns and 12,000 priceless diamonds.
- White Tower. Dates back to 1080, the original banqueting hall features characterful exposed beams, wooden floors, and space for up to 80 dinner guests in various layouts.
- New Armouries. A versatile event space with charming ceiling beams that’s suited for any large reception. Its blank canvas interiors allow you to get creative with decorations.
- The Jewel House. Entertain your guests in the world-famous vault where the priceless collection of the Queen’s jewel-encrusted crowns and coronation objects are stored.
- Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. A prestigious setting where charming military oil paintings are displayed and large banqueting tables are laid ready for any celebratory occasion.
- The Reveller. A light and modern function facility with neutral interiors and state of the art event technology that’s perfect for wedding receptions with a lively dancefloor.
What the Tower of London wedding spaces are like:
- 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
- Unique wedding experiences including a private tour of the Crown Jewels, or watch the 700-year-old Ceremony of the Keys
- Due to the historic nature of the Tower, dancing is only permitted in The Reveller reception space.
- Some of the event spaces are only available for evening hire
- 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
Is the Tower of London a good place for a wedding?
Absolutely. The Tower of London is a unique wedding venue in central London that’s one of the best-preserved castles in England. Cherished for its remarkable heritage as a royal palace and infamous prison, couples can now marry and celebrate their wedding day in this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site.
First four gallery images by Two by Two Photography // @noahtwobytwo