Natural History Museum

£9,250 - £26,750 for Venue Hire
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The unforgettable and world-famous Natural History Museum provides a magical setting for any wedding ceremony or reception!
Natural History Museum Pricing & Costs

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We work on a dry-hire basis, and are proud to work with the very best suppliers in the industry to curate your perfect day!
Natural History Museum Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities
Exclusive Use

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Natural History Museum Full Description
The Natural History Museum is not only an international leader in the study of the natural world, but for over 25 years we have also played host to some of London’s most spectacular weddings. We are able to offer couples the opportunity to say ‘I do’ in London’s most iconic venue. We are delighted to have licenced 12 of our unique spaces, which can be used for ceremonies alone, reception-only celebrations, or both. We offer exclusive hire of our magnificent spaces, sure to create a stunning backdrop for your special day. In our largest venue, Hintze Hall, the iconic Victorian architecture and soaring arches provide a remarkable setting for you to celebrate with your guests. Alternatively, dine and dance the night away in the celestial Earth Hall, raising a toast next to our resident Stegosaurus fossil. We also have a number of smaller galleries for those couples looking for a more intimate celebration. Our dedicated Venue Hire team has a wealth of experience, running over 150 events a year. From intimate ceremonies to grand wedding breakfasts, we are here to assist you with expert advice from your initial enquiry through to the final goodbye.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: NHM's Venue Hire Team
May we personally congratulate you on your engagement! We are delighted that you are considering our world famous, Natural History Museum for your wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Zac & Orly, Hintze Hall Wedding
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
‘Thank you for our dream wedding
‘Thank you for our dream wedding - it exceeded our expectations in every way!’
Priam & Priyanka, Hintze Hall Wedding
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
We were in safe hands from start to finish!
We were in safe hands from start to finish. I liked the NHM approach of the Event Manager taking our initial tour and walking the museum with us, through to being our point of contact to signing contracts and eventually being with us on the day! It’s a good personal approach and much appreciated.
lynn S
Happy couple married in November
April 2023
Reception it was magical round tables set for 10 guests with candleabra in the centre
Reception it was magical round tables set for 10 guests with candleabra in the centre. Beautiful lighting with two sets of steps each one for the bride and groom to walk down and meet each other make their enterance to their guests.The staff were excellent in every way . The maitre 'd was very very well spoken.
Nadeem M
Happy couple married in September
April 2023
I spent the evening at the NHM celebrating a wedding and without a doubt, the venue made the event what it is
I spent the evening at the NHM celebrating a wedding and without a doubt, the venue made the event what it is. The grand hall which we were situated in was absolutely beautiful where the scenic view such as the remnants of the dinosaur was something I just couldn't take my eyes off. A great event and an exceedingly fantastic venue.
A Happy Couple
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The venue looked spectacular!
We had an awesome evening and have had so many people get in touch saying what an amazing event it was. The venue looked spectacular and all the suppliers did an excellent job on the day. We really wouldn't change anything and are so happy we chose the NHM as our venue.
A happy couple
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
We had the most beautiful day!
Susie and Nikki at the museum, were all fantastic and supportive! Quick to respond to enquiries and problems and made sure we had the most beautiful day we could ever have hoped for!
Natural History Museum Location & Contact Details


South Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 5BD, England

Travel Notes

Only 5 minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station.

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

South Kensington Tube Station

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Natural History Museum?

Every wedding is the best wedding, we love welcoming couples who create a unique experience at the Museum!

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

Enjoy it!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

One of our happy couples gifted memberships to all their guests to enjoy the museum all year round!

Describe Natural History Museum in 5 adjectives

Beautiful, Grand, Spectacular, Wonderful, Iconic

Where’s the best photo spot at Natural History Museum?

Our grand staircase or beautiful bridge looking over Hintze Hall!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Natural History Museum?

Yes we have!

What’s your favourite canapé?

You can't go wrong with Arancini!!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We love a good paneer roll!

What is Natural History Museum most unique feature?

Hope, our beautiful whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling in Hintze Hall!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

By hosting your wedding at the Natural History Museum, you are directly supporting the Museum’s pioneering scientific work and helping us to keep admission free for all.

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