The London Canal Museum

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£400 - £2350 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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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 https://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/venue/liveonlinetour.htm
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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£400
Maximum Price
£2,350
Prices stated exclusive of VAT for venue hire only. We host a range of wedding events from small ceremony-only occasions to ceremony or reception followed by dinner and dancing. You can book "dry hire" or we provide a range of optional extra services (e.g. lighting, bar staff, furniture, equipment) but we do not offer food or food-handling services - you are free to choose any caterer you like for those. A typical wedding costs under £3500 but it all depends on what your detailed requirements are. Our prices are completely transparent and if you can tell us your requirements in detail down to the last napkin, we can give you a quotation to the last penny! Note that VAT is not included in our prices.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
05:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1992
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
50
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Location & Contact Details

Address

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

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

King's Cross

Nearest Airport

London City

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Green Tourism Business Scheme: Silver
FAQ
(9)

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