Ever fancied saying ‘I do’ under the light of the moon?
The Natural History Museum have made all our fantasies come true with a unique new wedding venue space that doesn’t require you to venture out into the cold and dark night.
Their stunning Jerwood Gallery is now home to Luke Jerram’s spectacular Museum of the Moon artwork, a six metre-wide hanging installation covered in detailed NASA imagery to perfectly recreate the moon’s surface.
By day, the moon will be on display to visitors of the Museum, which sits in London’s chic South Kensington neighbourhood.
After hours, you can hire out the Gallery for your wedding and mesmerise guests by either reading your vows to each other or just throwing the party to end all parties in the most Instagrammable venue we’ve ever seen.
Not only can you get amazing pictures in the 19th century Jerwood Gallery, with its amazing Alfred Waterhouse-designed gothic ceiling, but also in the lush Darwin Centre courtyard where you can host your drinks reception.
This unique space can seat up to 300 guests for dinner or 350 standing. It’s available from 6pm-midnight (with possibility to extend to 2am) so you guests can leave the lunar light of Jerram’s fake moon and step out into the real moonlight.
Embrace the moon theme and have a glitter station giving your guests a subtle sparkle; have musicians taking centre stage underneath the moon; and serve lunar-inspired food and cocktails. Full Moon Martini? Blood-y Moon Mary? We’re having too much fun with this.
You can host your ceremony or reception under the Museum of the Moon exhibit under January 1st 2020.
The Natural History Museum is an iconic venue in its own right, with plenty of spaces available for you to hire.
Hintze Hall – the Museum’s largest space – features the skeleton of a 25m blue whale diving through the centre. Its surrounding galleries, all in the museum’s instantly-recognisable terracotta architecture, are available in addition to Hintze Hall or as a venue in their own right.
With its grand Stegosaurus fossil welcoming visitors, the Earth Hall provides a distinctive wedding setting. Travel through the huge mixed-metal globe to Volcanoes and Earthquakes and the stunning Earth’s Treasury gallery.
The Darwin Centre – which features Museum of the Moon – also houses the Cocoon and many of the Museum’s historic collections. In contrast to the 19th century design of the main building, this is a modern event space with a large, landscaped private courtyard – so there really is something for everyone.
Find out more information about the Natural History Museum’s wedding venue hire here.