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Hold your wedding in a lush tropical oasis in the heart of the City of London
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
The Barbican boasts one of the most unusual venues in London for weddings; the Conservatory. This lush tropical oasis is home to exotic fish and 1,800 species of tropical plants and is licensed to host wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. Once you have completed your wedding vows, let your photographer whisk you away to our secluded couple’s area, whilst we serve your guests with champagne and canapés. To complete the picture the adjoining Garden Room can seat up to 220 guests for your wedding breakfast. This newly refurbished room has floor to ceiling windows showcasing fantastic views of the city skyline as well as a state-of-the-art lighting system to create the perfect atmosphere for post dinner dancing. Catering is provided through in-house caterers Searcys who will create a delicious and innovative menu to match your requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Monica Castedo-Lopez
Congratulations on your engagement! Myself and the team would be delighted to welcome you to the Barbican Centre for your big day. The Conservatory is a truly unique tropical paradise in the heart of the city and provides a stunning backdrop for the most memorable moment of your life. Our team of experts have a wealth of experience in wedding planning and coordination and are here to guide you through every step of the way. We can't wait to hear from you and begin your wedding planning journey!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Emma & Robin
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
An incredibly special setting for our wedding
The Barbican Conservatory was an incredibly special setting for our wedding. We'd seen other potential venues but when we visited the Barbican, we knew we'd found our perfect venue. On the day itself, all our guests commented on what a unique and beautiful venue we'd chosen for our wedding. The food was excellent quality and delicious - from the canapés to start to our evening food at the end. The staff were wonderful and made sure that everything we'd planned went smoothly and were complete professionals in supporting us when a couple of surprises happened to! We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at the Barbican - I couldn't recommend it enough as a venue
Michael & Nick
Happy couple married in November
August 2016
The most perfect day
I just wanted to email, on behalf of Nick and myself, to thank you and everyone else in the Searcys team, for making sure that we had the most perfect day on Saturday. We could not have been happier with the way we were looked after or the venue itself. The Conservatory provides the most wonderful and unusual setting for a wedding.
Agnes & Ian
Happy couple married in November
August 2016
The whole day could not have been better
We loved every second of our wedding at the Barbican Conservatory. From the moment we first saw the Conservatory we knew that it would be the perfect place for us to get married and would give us and our guests a day that we would never forget – and we were right! Such an unusual venue, it looked fantastic both during the day and in the evening and we had so many compliments on it from our guests. The staff were brilliant – nothing was too much trouble for the events team, who were able to accommodate all our particular requests for the day so that we could make full use of the space. From the beautiful wedding ceremony in front of our family and friends among the tropical plants to live jazz and canapés on the mezzanine terrace, to a sit-down meal in the flower-filled Garden Room with food worthy of a five-star restaurant, through to dancing to a live band, an evening buffet and ‘one for the road’ in the fairy-lit Conservatory, the whole day could not have been better.
Pam & Dan
Happy couple married in September
August 2016
Absolutely perfect
Our wedding at the Barbican was absolutely perfect. The venue itself is stunning and like nothing else in London (or anywhere else!). From start to finish the whole team were really great to work with on planning our day. If you want a wedding with a beautiful setting, amazing food and drink and staff that take all the pressure off you then the Barbican is for you!
Location & Contact Details


Silk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London City Airport

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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Remember what matters to you! A lot of well meaning family and friends will have ideas and suggestions (some helpful and some not), ultimately this is your day so don't get blindsided or bogged down in keeping everyone else happy.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Tropical, Unexpected, Beautiful and Theatrical

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

If you are brave enough we can allow the wedding couple on to one of the fly tower balconies for a quick snap

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have entertained many famous faces at our events including actors, a TV chef and several royals

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The room hire generated from events and weddings is re-invested into the Barbican to help the continuation of the arts programming, so hosting your wedding here helps the arts come to life