Natural History Museum Weddings, Kensington, London

The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most iconic venues, with magnificent architecture and intriguing collections providing a stunning backdrop to your reception.

  • One of London’s most iconic venues
  • Get married under Hope, the resident Whale or have your guests greeted by our Stegosaurus fossil welcoming visitors to your ceremony or reception
  • Magnificent architecture
  • Space to suit you
  • Dedicated and experienced team
  • Fabulous event spaces
  • Unique photo opportunities

An Iconic status, the Natural History Museum is available for hire for your wedding. For your wedding the NHM can be designed with the most spectacular décor.

A fantastic venue choice for science lovers, those looking for a truly unusual wedding reception venue, or for corporate events centering around anything green-fingered such as conservation or environmental protection, The Natural History Museum can also provide you with a range of menus and drinks packages.  Both diverse and delicious, anything from kosher to kebabs, buffets to banquets can be arranged here, and the venue boasts pop-up bars to you can configure your events space in the layout you prefer.

Venue Features

Natural History Museum Wedding Reception Venue

Hintze Hall

The unforgettable and world-famous Hintze Hall provides a stunning backdrop to any wedding reception with its iconic entrance on Cromwell Road, leading to soaring Romanesque arches and a magnificent stone staircase. The centrepiece to the space is Hope the blue whale skeleton, suspended from the ceiling she is complemented by a fascinating range of new specimens in the bays to the sides of the hall.

From its iconic venues to the fantastic suppliers and its dedicated event management team, the Natural History Museum is the perfect setting for your event. Fantastic for  weddings of all types and sizes. Imagine your guests’ reaction as they ascend the grand steps of the Waterhouse Building. Greet them with canapés, drinks and entertainment. Then, serve dinner in the magnificent surrounds of the Central Hall, under the watchful eye of our resident Diplodocus. What other venue can offer that?

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Our exquisite, historical wedding reception venue will provide a remarkable setting for you to celebrate with your guests.


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Weddings @ Natural History Museum

The Museum’s spaces offer a sublime backdrop for an unforgettable wedding at any time of year!

The Natural History Museum is not only an international leader in the study of the natural world, but also plays host to some of London’s most spectacular weddings. We offer exclusive hire of our magnificent spaces, sure to create a stunning backdrop for your special day.

In our largest venue, Hintze Hall’s iconic Victorian architecture and soaring arches provide a remarkable setting for you to celebrate with your guests. Alternatively, dine and dance the night away in the celestial Earth Hall, raising a toast next to our resident Stegosaurus fossil, before ascending through the mixed-metal Earth sculpture into one of our fascinating spaces.

For a more intimate celebration, mingle with your guests in the Romanesque North Hall. For additional outdoor space, you can combine the North Hall with the tranquil and contemporary Darwin Centre courtyard – ideal for a summer wedding or drinks reception.

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Rave Reviews

Absolute fantastic night at an exceptional venue! Everything was first class and run perfectly. If you are considering this as a wedding venue you would be hard pushed to find better.

Elijah E

We recently held our wedding reception at this magnificent venue. It was the most beautiful experience in this grand Victorian building. It was totally transformed from its day time glory to an amazing well lit Royal enclosure. The staff very very cooperative...

Alicia A

Wow.. what a venue for a wedding! The exhibits are magical and the venue is truly magnificent.

Alex A

High class venue for a wedding and the museum is awesome.

Ken K

An amazing wedding reception venue, simply awesome.

Lucy L

The wedding reception in the Hintze Hall, complete with a dinosaur skeleton as the centerpiece, was spectacular.

Holly H

They do dress it up fantastic for weddings, venue looked absolutely amazing.

Viv V

The venue was stunning!! Excellent for a wedding!! So different and very spacious.

Pauline G

We used this venue for a wedding reception. The turnaround is very fast and often the guests are sitting by 7.30pm. The whole of the main hall is transformed by huge hanging screens and back drops and stunning lighting.

Richard P

If you’re searching for the ‘wow factor’, there's no better venue in London to have your special day. Such a breathtaking venue deserves a first class photographer to do it justice.

Ian N

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Phone: 0203 740 1228

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