£640 - £4000 for Venue Hire
Up to 90
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Standing proudly in Central London for over 200 years, Toynbee Hall is a community-loved venue, with heaps of character that will surely make for a picturesque backdrop to your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Various room hire rates, exclusive use is also available on weekends. External caterers permitted or choice of venue's preferred caterers.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Toynbee Hall is a unique Grade II listed building, nestled in the heart of London's Whitechapel, built to resemble a manorial residence in Elizabethan style. Although much of the original site was destroyed during World War II, both of our stunning halls remain and we have recently undergone redevelopment to add fresh & modern accents to the building's historic charm. We are a licensed venue for Civil Marriages & Partnerships in Tower Hamlets and, ordinarily, are able to accommodate ceremonies for up to 90 guests. For those hoping to arrange a smaller wedding affair, in line with national wedding restrictions, we will be pleased to work with you in planning a safe yet intimate ceremony. Couples preparing their nuptials for a date beyond current restrictions are also encouraged to get in touch with us early, our spaces have been beautifully designed in a way that allows a smooth flow from ceremony to reception. View the venue virtually here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=CdDQ3Np9HS6


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
No. of People In Team
Aimee Hardaker
Wedding: December
May 2021
"The events team were very helpful"
Whitney and the events team were very helpful on the night - providing more support than I was expecting which was lovely! We really enjoyed being able to have the event at a mission aligned organisation,
Kristen Stockdale
Wedding: October
May 2021
"Ben and Whitney have been brilliant"
Ben and Whitney have been brilliant. They're super friendly, always happy to help, and brilliantly accommodating. Will definitely be using Toynbee in the future and already looking forward to working with their team again. (The space itself is also beautiful)
Tom Potter
Wedding: July
May 2021
"Nothing but brilliant!"
My experience at Toynbee Hall was nothing but brilliant! From my first conversations with Ben he was welcoming and accommodating to all my needs for my event. The event space we used was the Lecture Hall and it was perfect for our event. We were also equipped with AV systems which were at a high spec and exactly what we needed. Ben and Whitney are a fantastic team and they were so supportive on the day of our events, nothing was too much to ask!
Location & Contact Details


28 Commercial Street, London, Greater London, E1 6LS, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11 Junction, M1 Junction, M4 Junction

Nearest Train Station

Aldgate East Tube

Nearest Airport

London City

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Well, the current events team joined Toynbee Hall as part of a major 4-year redevelopment of the site that was completed early 2020. We haven't seen a wedding just yet but overjoyed to be welcoming our first few couples in Autumn 2021.

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

Ben: Be sure to delegate tasks! Whitney: Create a dedicated email address for all wedding communications that you and your partner have access to - then link it to both your calendars.

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

Ben: Someone brought in a tree that guests could add supportive messages to the couple Whitney: One Father-in-Law repaired an old family bicycle to gift to the happy, bike-enthusiastic couple to use as a guest board. Fairy lights were weaved into the spokes and a craft station with; pegs, decorative card and instant cameras was set up nearby for guests to use.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Charming Historic Socially-Driven Homely Open

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Under the original arched doors, particularly in the Spring when the greenery is in full bloom.

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

We have an incredible history, spanning nearly 140 years, as a community hub fighting against social injustice. In that time we have welcomed many well-known individuals, including; social innovators, royals and artists under our roof.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Ben: Beef & Horseradish with Yorkshire Puddings Whitney: Almost anything on a blini tastes delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ben: Some bacon sandwiches :) Whitney: Is 'a clear view of the full moon' cheating?

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Ashbee Hall - Toynbee Hall's original dining room - has golden rondels, depicting 'The Tree of Life' motif, all across it's walls. The entire room was designed by C. R. Ashbee, an Arts & Crafts designer famed for setting up the Guild & School of Handicraft in 1888.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The frontline work that our charity is involved in, working towards creating a fairer and happier East London.

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