The London Canal Museum

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Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
Whilst we are temporarily closed we'll be back and we have launched live online show-round tours for people planning weddings in the autumn and next year. On Skype or Zoom have a live chat as you go through a tour in the same order as during an in-person visit with 60 pictures getting you as close as we can to being there. Details at
London Canal Museum is a place of character where you can arrive by boat, choose your own caterer, pay no corkage, and enjoy our unique surroundings as you celebrate with up to 200 guests.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
05:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM


Bridal Changing Facilities
City View
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
London Canal Museum is a unusual and attractive place for your wedding or wedding reception. There is something about water that adds extra romance to the most romantic day in your life - your wedding day! You can arrive by boat for an extra special touch. Even if a cruise won't fit into your schedule, the attractive, tranquil urban beauty spot that is Battlebridge Basin is a great setting. Choose a place to celebrate your wedding which will be interesting for your guests, and memorable for life. Book a lasting memory. The ground floor is ideally suited to receiving your guests. There is ample circulating space and plenty to look at. Conversation between guests who have not previously met will be encouraged by our exhibits and the spectacular opening in the floor which reveals the preserved Victorian ice well below. The rear windows look out onto Battlebridge Basin with its colourful canal boats. In good weather guests will be able to take in the view and some fresh air by strolling out to the waterside. The first floor is the area where the ceremony, if held at the museum, and the main party happen. There is room for 120 people to be seated at tables or in theatre style to watch a ceremony (up to 140 for the ceremony). If you opt for a buffet style unseated meal up to 200 guests can be accommodated. Typically a reception-only celebration starts with a champagne reception on the ground floor, then guests move upstairs to eat. After the meal, space is cleared for dancing. However there is a great deal of flexibility - you can plan the event in accordance with your own preferences. If the ceremony takes place at the museum this is usually held on the first floor at 1700 (small-scale ceremonies can be held on the ground floor) followed by the reception, but we also do ceremony-only hire.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Martin
We offer "dry hire" and a range of additional services and staff if wanted, including lighting, audio-visual equipment, staff for set-up and bar staff (not for food service). Our hallmarks are a venue with character and our flexibility to let you customise your special occasion.


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


12-13 New Wharf Road, London, Greater London, N1 9RT, England

Travel Notes

More Underground lines than any other London location, four stations within walking distance, more bus routes than we can count

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

King's Cross

Nearest Airport

London City

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Green Tourism Business Scheme: Silver

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are the best wedding for the happy couple.

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

When you book anything, be sure you know what's included and what is not included.

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

Sing a song to your guests

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique waterside historic characterful experienced

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Alongside the colourful narrowboat

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

We do not publish the names of guests or clients

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chocolate cake

What is your venue's most unique feature?

A waterside museum in central London where you can arrive by boat

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our track record of hosting so many weddings and other celebrations