London wedding venue
If you’re looking for a venue of distinction for your London wedding then you should definitely pay a visit to the South London Gallery which offers a distinctive and unique setting for private functions, receptions and corporate events.
We went there recently and were treated to a private tour by events manager Georgina Davey and assistant Liz, who not only gave us some great details about the building’s amazing history (it opened in 1891 and was conceived as a ‘free gallery for the people of South London, which it still continues to be) but also took us round the Victorian main gallery with its beautiful high ceilings. Together with the contemporary design of the gallery’s new extension, they offer a range of spaces for many types of events. Regarded as one of the most elegant art spaces in London, the Main Gallery is only available to hire on occasional days and evenings throughout the year. This is the space where artists such as Tracey Emin launched their careers and with capacity for 150 seated and 200 standing, the main gallery is an ideal space for a wedding or civil partnership reception, awards ceremony, photo shoot, fully catered dinner or Christmas party. We were taken through a windy path through the centre of Victorian-designed garden, up to the Clore Studio which opened in June 2010 and has capacity for 60 people. This is great space - its contemporary skylight and fully pivoting doors into the gallery’s rear garden make this fresh, light and airy, and entirely suitable for an urban wedding. We loved the juxtaposition of the old and new elements which run throughout the whole building – a mix of old floorboards and rickety carpentry rubbing shoulders with clean modern lines.
There is a further space – the stunning Double Height Room in the gallery's' new extension which overlooks the beautiful Fox Garden. The upper walls of this space currently display artist Paul Morrison’s exquisite gold leaf work Asplenium. This would be great for an intimate wedding with capacity for 18 seated or perhaps a small champagne reception. One of the great beauties about SLG is that you can customise your use of the spaces. Georgina Davey is flexible and can accommodate most requests and will also recommend SLG’s accredited caterers. We urge to visit this gem in South London – and do take a look at the café where we had a delicious lunch after our visit!
T: 0207 703 6120
T:0208 693 6331
Registry Office (opposite the gallery)
34 Peckham Road
London SE5 8QA
T: 0207 525 7651
For more details about the South London gallery click here