The Buffini Chao Deck , National Theatre

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£3000 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
London’s skyline and the Thames provide the perfect photographic backdrop for couples seeking a ‘city chic’ wedding venue with a difference. Taking bookings from 6th August onwards..
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Room Hire is £5,000+vat for 5 hours and includes 2-hour set-up and 1 hour breakdown, Our normal event hours run from 9:00am - 11:30pm. You can extend your event up until 1:30am at an additional cost of £600+vat per hour which includes security.
What is included in this pricing:
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wedding coordinator available on the day

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Our packages cover everything you would need for your big day and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. Room hire is charged separately to our package prices which include: Starter, main course and dessert After dinner tea and coffee 1 hour sparkling wine reception 4.5 hour House wine, beer and soft drinks package Dining tables and chairs Crockery, cutlery, glassware Linen to include napkins and table linen Food and beverage staff Fully staffed cloakroom Dedicated event manager
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

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


Exclusive Use
Water View
Disabled Access
City View
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
The newly refurbished Buffini Chao Deck is a stunning events venue situated on the roof of the iconic National Theatre. Offering breath-taking panoramic views across London, The Buffini Chao Deck combines a riverside outdoor terrace with a large flexible event space. The building is wrapped in glazed panels which can be retracted on warmer days, so the uninterrupted view is preserved no matter the weather. The Buffini Chao Deck is licensed for weddings, with London’s skyline and the Thames riverscape providing the perfect setting to say ‘I do’. The space is able to cater for up to 100 people for a seated ceremony followed by dinner and dancing. For more information and to check availability please call 020 7452 3999 or email [email protected]


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


National Theatre, London, Greater London, SE1 9PX, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

London Waterloo

Nearest Airport

London City Airport

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

Don't be afraid to stray from tradition and embrace something unique

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

One mother of the groom hand made bunting to decorate the venue with, it took her months but it looked great and meant to much to the couple!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

City-Chic, Iconic, Stunning, Beautiful and Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the corner of the balcony with the City of London as the backdrop

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

Yes! We have get actors, sports stars and even members of the royal family at our events

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The stunning roof and the exclusivity of being on the roof of the National Theatre

What part of your business are you most proud of?

As a charity the money we make goes back into the National Theatre and helps to fund future shows here