• Civil ceremony in the Picture Gallery © Clean Slate PicturesCivil ceremony in the Picture Gallery © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Ceremony set up in the Picture GalleryWedding ceremony set-up in the Picture Gallery
  • Dining set-up in the Picture GalleryWedding breakfast in the Picture Gallery © Paul Clarke Photography
  • Wedding breakfast in the Picture Gallery
  • Catering by Create
  • Wedding reception in the Court Room © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Catering by The Admirable Crichton
  • Wedding reception in the Court Room © Clean Slate PicturesWedding reception in the Court Room © Clean Plate Pictures
  • Wedding at the Foundling Museum © Guy Collier PhotographyWedding party outside the Museum © Guy Collier Photography
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and set in an elegant, Georgian-style building, the Foundling Museum provides a beautiful, unique wedding venue in central London for your civil ceremony or wedding reception.

The Museum is ideal for both small or large, lavish weddings. Take your vows in one of our picturesque rooms, then relax and enjoy champagne in our historic interiors. The Court Room provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding breakfast with its sumptuous Rococo interior. Guests can dine amongst works by great British painters William Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough, with windows overlooking Brunswick Square. If you are looking for a larger space then dinner can be served in the Picture Gallery, which is well-suited for speeches and houses a selection of artistic treasures. The ground floor is ideal for dancing, or your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the Museum, exploring our opulent interiors whilst enjoying champagne and canapés.

The Museum’s interiors and adjacent Brunswick Square provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. We work closely with a selection of photographers and also approved suppliers including caterers, florists and musicians. See our Plan Your Event page for more details.

Our dedicated events team can offer a bespoke service to ensure you create your perfect day. We have dedicated staff to help you from the site visit of our exclusive wedding venue, administration and pre-planning through to on-site management of the event itself. 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.

  • 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 on Saturday so memorable. It was everything we’d hoped for, and more, and we are totally indebted to the Foundling Museum for helping to make everyone feel so welcome and for making the evening go so smoothly. We had loads of positive comments from our guests about the venue and the organisation, 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 in August 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, suggesting an amazing florist and photographer 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.


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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.