The Museum Of The Order Of St John

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Up to 120
On-site
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
This Tudor gatehouse, still used by the Knights of the Order of St John, is an architectural jewel with a peaceful garden.
Features & Capacity
Overview
Venue Type
Museum / Attraction
Guests
120
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Yes
Venue
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Dancefloor Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
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Full Description
  • Standing at the edge of the City of London, the Museum of the Order of St John offers eight stunning rooms dating from the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries, and a secluded garden. It is steeped in History; From the 1140s until 1540, the Gate was the entrance to a vast priory, the English seat of the Knights Hospitaller. After the Reformation, it passed to the crown, and 30 of Shakespeare's plays were licensed in the Gate when it was the office of Elizabeth I's Master of Revels. In the 18th century, painter William Hogarth's father opened a coffee house here, and Dr Samuel Johnson later frequented it when the Gentleman's Magazine operated from its offices in the rooms above St John's Lane. Charles Dickens was a regular was the gate housed the Old Jerusalem Tavern in the latter part of the 19th Century. Two of the rooms are available for Civil Ceremonies - the Council Chamber, an intimate, ancient room, and the grand Chapter Hall. All spaces are available for hire as part of a reception,* and an impressive array of the finest caterers ready to help plan your perfect wedding breakfast. *With the exception of the Crypt of the Priory Church.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1140
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    4
Press & Awards
(1)
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Unique Venues of London
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Saint John's Lane, London, Greater London, EC1M 4DA, England
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Farringdon
    • Nearest Airport
    • Heathrow
FAQ
(3)
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Historic, Elegant, Intimate, Timeless, Unique
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The Gate is one of the last of its kind in London - you won't find any in Central London outside the Tower!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
We'e a small team that prides itself on being as accommodating as possible