• Wedding photoshoot in the Court RoomWedding in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • Wedding ceremony in the Court RoomWedding ceremony in the Picture Gallery © Richard Galloway Photography
  • Wedding reception dining in the Picture Gallery © Mark Bothwell & The Admirable CrichtonWedding breakfast set-up in the Picture Gallery by The Admirable Crichton © Mark Bothwell
  • Drinks reception catering by approved supplier CreateCatering by Create © Create
  • Wedding photoshoot in the Foundling MuseumWedding photoshoot in the Museum © Mark Bothwell
  • Wedding breakfast catering by approved supplier Table TalkCatering by Table Talk © Table Talk
  • Wedding photoshoot in the Picture GalleryWedding photoshoot in the Picture Gallery © Mark Bothwell
  • Wedding drinks reception in the Court RoomDrinks reception in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • Wedding drinks reception in the Court RoomDrinks reception in the Court Room © Mark Bothwell
  • Wedding reception party at the Foundling MuseumWedding reception party © Guy Collier Photography
  • Wedding photoshoot in the Foundling MuseumWedding photoshoot in the Museum © Mark Bothwell
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and set in an elegant, Georgian-style building, the Foundling Museum is a unique licensed wedding venue in central London.

The Museum can be exclusively yours for the most special day of your life. Take your vows in one of our stunning rooms, then relax and enjoy champagne in our historic interiors. From an intimate civil ceremony to a glamorous reception, the Museum offers tranquillity and splendour away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Our venue is a stylish choice for a London wedding or civil partnership, with its beautiful eighteenth-century interiors housing a wealth of artistic treasures. 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 so you can make the most of our unusual wedding venue. 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. We also offer a selection of packages designed to take the stress out of planning. Choose from an intimate reception or a sumptuous wedding breakfast from some of London’s award-winning caterers. We even offer lifetime membership for all couples who book their special day with us.

Hire is available from 17:00 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.

    Madeleine Morlet
  • 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.

    Andy Patterson
  • 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!

    Claire Parker
  • 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.

    Eamon McCrory
  • 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.

    Natalie Turner

Enquire now

Should you wish to hold your wedding in one of the most unusual wedding venues near Russell Square and King’s Cross St Pancras, discuss your special day with our dedicated events team on +44 (0)20 7841 3616 or fill out the enquiry form below.