Horniman Museum and Gardens

£28,000 for a package
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.
Horniman Museum and Gardens Pricing & Costs

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Horniman Museum and Gardens Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
01:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension

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
Horniman Museum and Gardens 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: Alex
Thank you for thinking of the Horniman for your special celebration, do contact us with any questions and we would be delighted to help!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Red Door
Wedding: October
October 2023
Stunning buildings and incredible grounds
Andy and Briony got married last winter at the spectacular Horniman museum, which is a stunning Victorian conservatory in Dulwich, and had their ceremony at their local pub, East Dulwich Tavern, which was a bus ride away. They chose The Horniman museum because it was just the right level of grandeur, but still had a really relaxed vibe and they fell in love with it. I love shooting weddings at The Horniman museum because the building is completely stunning and the grounds are just incredible.
Jamie and Eva
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
The best day!
The wedding itself on the day was absolutely incredible. We loved every minute of it. The food was fantastic. The venue, The Horniman Museum Bandstand/Conservatory was out of this world and so beautiful. All the details including recommended suppliers who knew the venue came through and delivered on the day adding to such a perfect day for us!
Keiron and Catherine
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
Highly recommend!
Beautifully taken care of for our wedding at the Horniman Museum bandstand with efficiency, care and attention, friendliness and a little bit of love. Highly recommended!
Oluwatito & Edward
Happy couple married in June
October 2023
Amazing service!
We had our wedding last week and Suzanne James were both the caterers and wedding planners for the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill. Both the planning and service during the wedding were impeccable and James made sure that we were looked after at the reception. We received so many compliments from our guests both for the food and the service. Special thanks go to Suzanne for the wonderful food, James for making the day an absolute breeze, Megan and Claire for looking after all our friends and f
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Incredible food
We got married at the Horniman in July and Suzanne James were our caterers and wedding planners. They were incredible. The food was sublime - how they produced such beautiful, tasty food out of a tiny tent for 110 people is a mystery! - and the day ran so smoothly. Thank you so much for everything.
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
Outstanding service
Suzanne James hosted and catered for our wedding ceremony at the Horniman Museum in April 2018. Their service was outstanding! They were always on hand to ease my worries about the day and listen to my ideas. They really went above and beyond what was expected. The food was delicious and drinks were delivered with a smile! Everyone commented on how great the staff were and how they helped to make the day extra special.
Horniman Museum and Gardens 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 Motorway & Junction

South Circular

Nearest Train Station

Forest Hill

Nearest Airport


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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe Horniman Museum and Gardens in 5 adjectives

Quirky, unique, beautiful, elegant and distinctive.

Where’s the best photo spot at Horniman Museum and Gardens?

The Horniman has a beautiful Sunken Garden full of 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 Horniman Museum and Gardens?

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 Horniman Museum and Gardens most unique feature?

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