The award-winning Museum of London Docklands,
located on the banks of the River Thames in Canary Wharf, has announced that
the venue is now licensed to host weddings and civil partnerships.
2019 will see the converted Georgian sugar
warehouse host wedding ceremonies for the first time in its 200 year history
and means that couples are able to set both their ceremony and reception to the
striking backdrop of Canary Wharf’s only Grade I listed building.
The museum is licensed for evening weddings of up to 250 guests and offers a range of distinctive
spaces. From the exposed brick walls and original pitch pine columns of the Muscovado
Hall, to the sun drenched Quayside Room with its panoramic views of West India
Quay, each space provides a stunning setting in which to tie the knot.
Couples looking for the added wow factor can
include exclusive use of the museum’s inspiring
galleries. Each gallery offers an ideal setting for
pre-dinner drinks and photography, allowing guests to take an atmospheric
stroll through the mysterious winding streets of the museum’s recreation of
Victorian Wapping, or to explore the museum’s fascinating objects, which date
from the 1600s to the present day.
Sarah McQueen, Venues and Hospitality Manager
at the Museum of London commented, “We’re delighted to now be able to offer couples
the ultimate setting in which to exchange their vows. Our dedicated spaces will
continue to provide the perfect setting for reception celebrations, with the
added benefit of now being able to host an entire wedding celebration onsite.
“Our aim is to help guests connect to the capital through
the untold history of London’s past and now, for the first time ever, couples
will be able to add their mark to the rich historical tapestry of this great
city. We can’t wait to host our first wedding for what will truly be another
historic moment for the museum.”
Room Hire for weddings at the Museum of London
Docklands starts from £3,500+VAT.