Searcys at The Gherkin

£15000 - £30000 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
Exclusive Use
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London’s beloved and Iconic Gherkin has remained a key feature of London’s modern and ever-changing skyline. Create long lasting memories with loved ones.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We also offer venue hire with a minimum spend, prices vary according to the time of year, please enquire to find out more. We be happy to help you plan your perfect day.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Choice of preferred caterers

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Exclusive Hire Wedding Package The following will be included from £215+VAT per person: • Exclusive hire of Helix and Iris (Level 39 and 40) of The Gherkin from 2pm - 11pm • Two glasses of sparkling wine on arrival • Five canapes per person • A three-course meal followed by coffee and petit fours • A Champagne Toast (soft drink alternative available) • Half a bottle of house wine per person • Half a bottle of mineral water per person • Event management, staff and security Minimum numbers apply. Minimum numbers: 110 | Maximum numbers: 130 All pricing is excluding VAT
What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Canapés included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

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


Exclusive Use
Water View
Disabled Access
City View
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
London’s beloved and Iconic Gherkin has remained a key feature of London’s modern and ever-changing skyline. Create long lasting memories and invite your guests to enjoy the sweeping skyline while sipping on Champagne as the sun sets over the city. Our Exclusive event spaces on levels 39 and 40 are licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 140 guests. This allows us to invite couples to say ‘I do’ over one of the city’s most impressive views. Dining at the very top, underneath the dome, surrounded by London’s night sky, Searcys creates a wonderfully warm and romantic atmosphere and if there’s one thing we’re passionate about it’s our food. Weddings at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke menus created by the Searcys at the Gherkin head chef. Each Bride and Groom will have the benefit of one of our experienced wedding Coordinators to assist them with all aspects of planning their special day. Our dedicated Teams will ensure that you receive the highest level of service at every step – so that you can enjoy your celebration as much as your guests. For a more intimate wedding, our newly opened private dining rooms are ideal for more smaller dining experiences and celebrations. Sitting high above London on the 38th floor, the rooms share the same incredible backdrop views are named after clouds: Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus. The cloud inspired rooms are perfect to hold a dinner for just 10 guests or a larger gathering can be held for up to 60 guests across the whole floor.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Holly
A huge thank you for considering our venue for your special day! May we start by wishing you a huge congratulations on your engagement! Why not book a virtual viewing, speak to our team and we can start discussing your initial ideas. We look forward to speaking with you.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ben & Kiru
Happy couple married in December
December 2020
My 'Groom-nerves' disappeared immediately!
Firstly a big thanks to you personally! Organising weddings is always tough, but we were so lucky that you kept it professional and always looked for solutions. We're fully aware how creative you and the team had to be with the circumstances and restrictions constantly changing - it was a very difficult balance to keep us happy and stay within the rules, and we will always remember the efforts you went to to put us first. We had such a lovely day! The build up had drained us, and Covid changes left us deflated occasionally (we almost called it off a few times!), but in the end our wedding was even better than we had hoped. The set up was brilliant. Tasteful, elegant and slick. When I came in to drop some stuff off in the morning, my 'Groom-nerves' disappeared when I looked around the venue and I instantly trusted that we were in good hands for the rest of the day. All of our requests were met, and you were able to fill in any blanks because you clearly had a good understanding of what we wanted. John had a tough job too - walking the tightrope between virus guidelines and keeping the guests happy - and we'd like to say thanks to him. The whole Searcy's team were excellent. Masked up the whole day, always available, always friendly. We could tell that there were big smiles behind those masks and we hope that everyone's jobs are safe as we go into a new lockdown. Out of everyone, I'd like to pay special thanks to Mehmet (I hope I spelt that right!). He was there at 9am, and still there at 10pm. He was attentive, prompt, gracious, effective and discreet. He engineered a smooth walk-down-the-aisle for Kiru which we will both remember forever. He double and triple-checked the food serving times and I even spotted a covert nappy removal which was beyond the call of duty! The food tasting session was really helpful, and an enjoyable memorable occasion in its own right. Thanks to the chef and his staff for adapting the menu and for accommodating each guest's individual requirements. We thought the food was scrumptious and all the guests agreed! I hope I've covered everyone and everything, and please feel free to use any of the above in your advertising. When the world gets back to normal, I'm sure many of our guests will be thinking of Searcy's when planning a big function, a posh lunch, or just a quiet drink.
Henry & Erika
Happy couple married in November
December 2020
It was truly the happiest day of our lives
I’d just like to say a big thank you for all your help these last 7 months we’ve spent planning the wedding. We enjoyed working with you and planning everything, it was personally satisfying to see it all come together. Erika and I had a wonderful day, it was truly the happiest day of our lives; everything was perfect. We’re so glad we decided to have our wedding at the Gherkin, it's such an incredible venue, all of our guests had a great time. I’d also like to provide some feedback on Mehmet: Meeting with us the day before, he took the time to take us through all of the details, explained everything clearly and put both of us at ease. We felt confident that the event would be a success in his capable hands. On the day of the wedding, Mehmet provided customer service at the highest level, going out of his way to look after all of the guests, co-ordinate all of the suppliers arriving and provide outstanding table service to everyone. I still have no idea how he managed to find the time to look after me, Erika, the registrars, the photographer, the guests and the cake delivery, all at the same time! He was able to handle high pressure situations calmly and professionally, and was directly responsible for the entire day being a huge success. His care and attention to detail ensured that everyone felt safe, and we were able to enjoy a wonderful celebration from start to finish. Our guests told us that the service was excellent, we are overjoyed that our guests still had a great time despite the difficult circumstances. It’s not an understatement to say that Mehmet went the extra mile for us, and that the day would not have been a success without him. More personally, Erika and I were both very nervous on the day, Mehmet spent time with both of us, helping to calm us down and re-assuring us. This was invaluable, so from both of us, thank you so much Mehmet, it was a day we will never forget.
Karen Ann & Stephen Josephides
Happy couple married in July
July 2018
All you need is love
All you need is love, and a fantastic venue for your wedding! The Events and Catering teams were exceptional, the views (both during the daytime and in the evening) were spectacular, and we had a truly magical day from start to finish. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Searcys at the Gherkin
Philip and Jonathan
Happy couple married in October
January 2018
Our guests agreed, best wedding ever!
Our wedding is one that our guests still talk about as being incredible and it was largely because of the venue. The views are breathtaking during the day - having our ceremony in the sky above london. The beautiful sunset and then at night the lights of central London that surrounded us through the 360° glass dome created a both a glamourous and magical atmosphere. All this in an iconic internationally renowned building. Couldn't recommend enough. The practical side is perfect too. No weather conditions affect the day, everything in the venue is taken care of by the staff centrally so we did not have any stress or organising to do with different service providers on the day at all and could take in every moment of an incredible day. No herding around our guests to different places which maximised our day. We are passionate about food and it was amazing! The menu was fantastic and the choices we made were delicious and like nothing our guests has tasted anywhere else. If you're reading this and wondering whether or not this venue is for you, so was I! Go see it, you will fall in love with it like I did!
Georgina & Tim
Happy couple married in April
April 2017
A brilliant evening
As we said on the night, it really couldn’t have gone any better for us. Everything was set-up as planned, everything went to schedule, the food and drinks were exceptional and both levels looked stunning all night. Unsurprisingly, all our guests seemed to have a brilliant evening, and – perhaps the best reflection on you and your team – so many people particularly commented on quite how slick the organisational side of things was. We’d love to have taken credit for this, but clearly that was all you and your team’s doing! Please pass on our thanks to everyone else who worked on the night. This, more than anything else, allowed us to really enjoy the day, the company of our friends and family and the amazing setting.
Sarah & Daniel
Happy couple married in April
April 2017
We had so many compliments
Just a quick message from Sarah and I to thank you and the team for Saturday. We had an incredible day and everything went perfectly. We had so many compliments on the venue, the food and the service which was so great to hear - thank you!
Location & Contact Details


30 St Mary Axe, London, Greater London, EC3A 8EP, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Train Station

Liverpool Street

Nearest Airport

London City

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What is your venue's most unique feature?

The very top of the Gherkin, level 40, boasts 360 degree views of London. A moment that offers a true wow factor.