Your wedding venue at Royal Museums Greenwich
Royal Museums Greenwich is proud to offer a stunning collection of venues available for hosting memorable weddings. All our venues are located at the heart of the celebrated and beautiful UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. Weddings are a unique and romantic experience, each with their own distinctive personality and we have a range of venues that can reflect your own personal style and deliver a day special to you. Whether you are looking for a venue to simply hold the ceremony, reception or the evening party, or all three, Royal Museums Greenwich has it covered with a choice of five iconic and historic venues which include:
Licenced for ceremonies and receptions:
Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous ships, the last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time. In admiration of her beauty and in recognition of her fame she has been preserved for the nation and is now available as an unforgettable location for your wedding. Cutty Sark is the only place in the world where you can entertain beneath the gleaming hull of a ship. The Tween deck and Dry berth are both licenced for ceremonies so can provide a flexible and memorable backdrop to licenced ceremonies as well as evening receptions.
The Queen’s House (closed till July 2016 - see note below). Built in the 17th century and steeped in history and Palladian romance, the Queen's House is a perfect wedding venue licenced for civil ceremonies and receptions. Designed by Inigo Jones for Queen Anne, wife of James I for hosting sumptuous parties, it was the first wholly Classical building of its kind in England. This former royal palace offers a variety of flexible spaces for you to create your perfect wedding. Bathed in southern light and Palladian Romance the Orangery and South Parlours are ideal for intimate ceremonies and wedding breakfasts up to 50 guests, where the Great Hall on the house’s north side provides views over the river and its original black and white marble floor provides a striking backdrop to ceremonies and dinners up to 120 guests.
Please note: In 2016, we will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Queen’s House. As part of our preparations, the house is currently closed as of 27 July 2015 and will reopen, transformed, on 4 July 2016. In the meantime, the House is temporarily unavailable for event hire. Find out more about the refurbishment project.
Available for receptions only:
The Peter Harrison Planetarium: Set atop the hill within the leafy Royal Greenwich Park, the Peter Harrison Planetarium is a modern, versatile venue with contemporary lines and abundant light. Guests are treated to a Planetarium show with each event booking. There are two courtyard areas where guests can enjoy warm summer evenings and are ideal for photography, while the Astronomy galleries provide a captivating indoor area for pre-dinner drinks. After being led through the secrets of the universe during a private planetarium show your guests can dance the night way under the stars in the adjacent Glass foyer.
Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory Greenwich: Also set within the beautiful Royal Greenwich Park is the historic Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Within the house is the charming Octagon Room, the last surviving interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This elegant venue is ideal for intimate wedding breakfasts. Guests can enjoy spectacular views across London and gaze at the stars with a private telescope viewing after dinner. Explore the history of time in the galleries or stand on the Meridian Line while enjoying a drinks reception at this fabulous historic venue. Please note because of the delicate world famous Harrison timepieces housed within there is no amplified music or dancing allowed however the Octagon Room can be hired in conjunction with the Planetarium where you guests can dance the night away.
Neptune Court within the National Maritime Museum: your wedding reception with up to 400 guests could begin with drinks being enjoyed on the lower deck where your guests can view the varied exhibits the Museum has to offer. Should the weather permit there is the possibility to enjoy drinks outside along the Colonnades. The Wedding Breakfast would then follow on the spectacular Upper Deck, which may be dressed in the style of your choice by your chosen accredited caterer. The Upper Deck is a spectacular space with high ceilings and a unique blend of old and new architecture. After dinner guests can retreat to the Sammy Ofer Wing to dance the night away.
Your wedding co-ordinator
You will receive the personal attention of an events co-ordinator who will guide you through all aspects of your wedding arrangements. Your co-ordinator will work with you throughout – from your initial enquiry to being on hand on your day to ensure everything runs perfectly.
Your wedding ceremony
Bathed in southern light and Palladian romance, the Orangery and its parlours offer an intimate setting for ceremonies for up to 50 guests, and receptions for up to 120 guests. The Orangery and south lawns afford inspiring views across London's oldest Royal Park and up to the world-renowned Royal Observatory. A magnificent setting for your wedding photography.
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