Horniman Museum and Gardens

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Moderate (££)
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is home to three unique spaces all licensed for weddings, situated within 16 acres of stunning gardens. A Victorian Conservatory, Garden Pavilion and Bandstand.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The elegant Victorian Conservatory stands within a stylish terrace and allows guests to enjoy easy access to the Horniman’s award winning gardens. The Grade II listed cast iron Conservatory was originally built by the Horniman family in 1894 and has recently been beautifully restored to its original splendour. A large open space, full of original features, it is a beautiful and unique space for weddings. The Pavilion is a calm and peaceful contemporary venue. It is a bright and airy space with floor to ceiling windows which fold back across the front of the building to give full access to a large private terrace overlooking the London skyline, a wonderful contemporary wedding venue. The Bandstand is a totally unique feature of the gardens. Perfect for small, intimate wedding ceremonies, the Bandstand offers a picturesque snapshot of a bygone era. With stunning views across the surrounding gardens to the skyline of the London landmarks beyond. Our weddings are all managed and booked through Suzanne James – award winning local independent caterers and events company.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Horniman Events
Thank you for thinking of the Horniman for your special celebration, do contact us with any questions and we would be delighted to help!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


100 London Road, London, Greater London, SE23 3PQ, England

Travel Notes

We are situated just a short hop from the the centre of London, just 15 minutes from London Bridge, and within easy access from the M25.

Nearest Town

Forest Hill

Nearest Train Station

Forest Hill

Nearest Airport


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Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, unique, beautiful, elegant and distinctive.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Horniman has a beautiful Sunken Garden which is updated every year with fresh new flowers in all colours. If you're looking for something romantic, amongst the foliage outside the Clock Tower is the spot for you and if you're looking for something very quirky, in front of the Horniman's overstuffed Walrus is sure to be a stand out photo.

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

We can't name names but being situated in South East London means we do get to host some local celebrities. In the past we've welcomed podcasters, radio hosts and well known dancers.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Definitely the rose harissa chicken skewers with lime yoghurt, rose petals and sumac. Or the tofu with gochujang glaze with spring onions and onion seeds for vegan weddings! Ask for our list of canapes and you will be spoilt for choice.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory, its grand elegance requires minimal decoration to enhance an already distinctive space.