£3500 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
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With its central London location, riverside setting and unique cultural history, Southbank Centre is an ideal location for your wedding or civil partnership ceremony.
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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Features & Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
External Catering Permitted
***We are delighted to offer a 15% discount on venue hire of our beautiful roof pavilions in January and March 2018*** For couples looking for an affordable venue with stunning London views and unique atmosphere, Southbank Centre is the perfect choice. The Royal Festival Hall, one of the masterpieces of post-war British architecture, has several licensed spaces for ceremonies up to 180 guests. With its central London location, riverside setting and distinctive cultural history, this is an ideal location for your wedding or civil partnership. Located on Level 6 of the Royal Festival Hall, our St Paul's and Weston Roof Pavilions are suitable for both ceremonies and receptions and our couples have the option of hosting the whole day in the one venue. These fabulous spaces feel relaxed, contemporary and romantic and boast plenty of natural daylight. These glass sided rooms provide a picture-perfect backdrop for your vows, with stunning views over iconic London or the City. Following your vows, your guests can celebrate with you while taking in a view of either the Houses of Parliament, Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben, or The Shard and City of London. For slightly larger ceremonies and receptions, we also have our outstanding Level 5 Function Room - a bright and airy space with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering standing room for up to 300 guests. Included in the venue hire fee is exclusive use of the room during your hire times, use of any furniture on site (subject to availability), Visitor Services Hosts for the cloakroom, support of our front-of-house team including a duty manager, 24 hour onsite security, cleaning and porterage. One of our dedicated event managers will work with you and your chosen caterers to make sure that both your ideas and guests are looked after right from the first visit to the very end of your day. We would love to give you a show-round so you can see how your big day would feel in our venue so please do get in touch.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Julia
Congratulations on your engagement! We are always absolutely delighted to host such happy occasions. We’re proud to be a unique and exciting venue, right in the heart of the city. With three stylish and contemporary spaces to choose from, offering romantic views of the Thames, we think you’ll be impressed by what we have to offer. We’d love to show you around and discuss your plans - we hope to see you for a viewing soon.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Ana Maria Cherez & Peter Smith
Married in October 2016
"The venue is stunning"
We are delighted to have chosen to have our wedding reception at the Royal Festival Hall (Weston Roof Pavilion). The venue is stunning, with amazing views over the Thames...
Rebecca and Laura
Married in June 2016
"We can't believe your energy"
Just a quick note when we can to thank you so much for Saturday. We had the most amazing day and we know it couldn't happen without you. Thank you so much. We can't belie...
Christina Strupinska and Philip Brown
Married in October 2016
"A great view in an iconic building"
We were delighted with our experience from start to finish. Our Events Officer could not have been more helpful and made the whole process trouble-free - in the planning ...
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We worked with a bride who was a theatre producer - she had met her fiancé at Southbank Centre and, as someone used to working on set designs, she wanted to completely transform the space, giving it a rustic, countryside feel. This culminated in the Weston Roof Pavilion being, for one day only, carpeted in real grass!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A table plan made of Scrabble tiles, with more tiles scattered over the banqueting table - quirky and fun!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Stylish. Artistic. Diverse. Welcoming. Timeless.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
The Level 5 balcony, overlooking the Thames - it’s a real hidden gem, and the views are second to none.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
A little-known fact about the Royal Festival Hall is that it’s intended to resemble a mid-century ocean liner, hence the spacious foyers and winding staircases. That’s pretty unique!