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All three of our private hire spaces are licensed for wedding ceremonies, the Conservatory, Pavilion and Bandstand.

Our weddings are all managed and booked through Suzanne James, award-winning caterers of distinction and dedicated caterers for Horniman events.  

If you would like to discuss hosting your wedding at the Horniman, check availability for wedding dates, or obtain a quote please contact Suzanne James:

info@suzannejames.co.uk

0208 693 6331

Conservatory

The beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory is a bright and elegant space full of original character. It stands on a stylish terrace area adjoining the award-winning Gardens.

Capacity – up to 120 guests

Find out more about weddings in our Conservatory.

Pavilion

The Pavilion sits deep within the 16 acres of landscaped Gardens, and is surrounded by breathtaking skyline views of London. A contemporary, sleek and bright space with floor to ceiling windows, one wall opens out to a private terrace overlooking the Gardens.

Capacity – up to 80 guests

Find out more about weddings in the Pavilion

Bandstand

The original Victorian Bandstand is a perfect small for small, intimate outdoor ceremonies. It offers stunning views across the surrounding gardens and the horizon of impressive London landmarks beyond.

Capacity – up to 60 guests

Find out more about weddings in our Bandstand.

Useful information

  • The Horniman sits within the borough of Lewisham. To book a registrar for your wedding please contact register.office@lewisham.gov.uk or phone 0208 690 2128.
  • There is free parking available for guests on nearby residential streets adjacent to the Museum.
  • The nearest train station is Forest Hill, which is just a 10-minute walk away.
  • Forest Hill station is a direct 13-minute train journey from London Bridge station and a 25-minute train journey from Victoria.
  • Several taxi companies operate in the area.
  • Live and amplified music is permitted in all venues.
  • An extension until midnight is available in the Conservatory and the Pavilion.