- Wedding photoshoot in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding ceremony in the Picture Gallery © Richard Galloway Photography
- Wedding photoshoot in the Picture Gallery © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding breakfast in the Picture Gallery © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding breakfast catering by approved supplier Create © Create
- Wedding reception in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding reception in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding breakfast catering by approved supplier Table Talk © Table Talk
- Wedding photoshoot on the grand eighteenth-century staircase © Mark Bothwell
- Wedding reception party © Guy Collier Photography
- Wedding photoshoot in the Foundling Museum entrance © Mark Bothwell
Wedding ceremonies and receptions are not currently permitted under current restrictions. However, our dedicated events team are available to help you plan your future wedding or special day with us. To arrange a viewing with a member of our team, or to discuss options and availability, please contact us at email@example.com.
We understand that these are uncertain times for our clients and have therefore released a Covid-19 booking guarantee to protect you should your event be cancelled due to Covid-19.
Please note the current capacities listed may be subject to change in line with Government guidance.
Statement date: 21 December 2020
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and set in an elegant, Georgian-style building, the Foundling Museum is a beautiful wedding venue in central London.
From an intimate civil ceremony to a glamorous reception, the Museum is one of the most elegant and unique wedding venues in London, offering tranquillity and splendour away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take your vows in one of our stunning rooms, then relax and enjoy champagne in our historic interiors.
Are you looking for alternative wedding venues? With its beautiful eighteenth-century interiors housing a wealth of artistic treasures, the Museum is a stylish choice for a London wedding. As a licensed venue we can host wedding ceremonies or civil partnerships. Alternatively, the Museum is one of the few wedding reception venues in London offering exclusive hire so you and your guests can explore our Collection whilst enjoying drinks and canapes.
Ideal for both small or large weddings, our choice of rooms, both elegant and romantic, provide the perfect setting for your special day. Take your vows upstairs then descend the grand, sweeping staircase as a newly-wed couple. The Court Room is the ideal space for an intimate ceremony with sumptuous olive-green walls, Persian carpet and striking plaster ceiling. Alternatively, the grand Picture Gallery can accommodate larger ceremonies. With tall windows and filled with antique furnishings, a grand marble fireplace and large-scale paintings, the wood floored gallery is a remarkable space in which to say ‘I do’.
The Museum’s events team is delighted to assist you with all aspects of planning. We work closely with a carefully-selected list of approved suppliers from caterers, florists and production companies, to musicians and photographers, to create a unique and memorable occasion for you and your guests. All couples who book their special day with us are even offered lifetime membership of the Museum.
Hire is available from 16:00 Tuesday – Sunday and from 12:00 on Mondays. Earlier hires can sometimes be accommodated, please call to discuss your requirements.
Income generated from venue hire supports our vital and unique work with disadvantaged children and young adults.
See how the Picture Gallery can be set for a dining event in our timelapse video
Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. I loved every minute and was so happy that we had found such a beautiful venue. The Museum staff were so kind and pleasant to work with, the entire experience was a joy.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding so memorable. It was everything we’d hoped for, and more, and we are totally indebted to the Foundling Museum for making the evening go so smoothly. We had loads of positive comments from our guests about the venue, which is entirely down to your team.
Our son was married at the Foundling Museum last August. The ceremony took place in the beautiful Picture Gallery, with live music in a serene atmosphere. The Museum staff were discreet but wonderfully efficient, and very pleasant. The catering was superb. A very memorable occasion!
We were married at the Foundling Museum and could not have been more delighted with every aspect of the day. The setting is simply beautiful, and with flowers the romance of the Picture Gallery and the Court Room comes fully alive. The staff were exceptionally helpful throughout the process in all sorts of ways, making planning the day so much easier. We would unreservedly recommend the venue to anyone and were particularly pleased that our wedding could contribute to the charitable work of the Museum.
When we started to look for the perfect venue for our wedding, we had a clear picture in our minds of what we wanted: somewhere intimate and classically romantic, whilst at the same time interesting and unique. The Foundling Museum offered us all of these qualities. From the moment we stepped inside the Court Room on our first tour around the venue, we knew that we wanted to become husband and wife in that room.