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The London Canal Museum

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£300 - £2200 for venue hire
Up to 120
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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
Museum / Attraction
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
05:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Bridal Changing Facilities
City view
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and 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
Pricing & Costs
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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 Sach
    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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
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Accreditations / Associations (1)
Green Tourism Business Scheme: Silver
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • 12-13 New Wharf Road, London, Greater London, N1 9RT, England
    • Nearest Town
    • London
    • Nearest Train Station
    • King's Cross
    • Travel Notes
    • More Underground lines than any other London location, four stations within walking distance, more bus routes than we can count
    • Nearest Airport
    • London City
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All our weddings are the best wedding for the happy couple.
What’s your #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