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Last update: January 2024

Battersea Arts Centre is a historic wedding venue located in South West London, England. If you've been searching for a one-of-a-kind setting nearby central London, admire this venue's breathtaking grand hall, full of Victorian-era style. Over the years, the space has won several high-profile awards for its architecture, including the prestigious RIBA Building of the Year award. It has also welcomed a host of famous faces over the years, including Fleetwood Mac, The Jam and Nick Cave.

Facilities and Capacity

Battersea Arts Centre boasts a versatile event space that can accommodate ceremonies with up to 600 guests, seated receptions for 350 and standing receptions for 800. You'll find everything you need for entertaining, including a large stage for live bands and DJs, a dance floor, and overhead lighting to set the mood. All hires include full access to the stunning Octagonal Hall, with its ornate stained-glass domed ceiling, mosaic flooring, and exclusive use of the private bar. Their team loves working with couples to make their special day unforgettable, so if you are looking for a creative and caring team, you've met your match.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Battersea Arts Centre are a wealth of information when it comes to wedding planning. They've hosted celebrations of all sizes and styles and truly believe that each evening spent there should be entirely unique. Beginning with a tour and consultation, their coordinators will walk you through their process and help you select the perfect layout and timeline for your big day. Their exclusive list of approved suppliers, including caterers, florists, and entertainment businesses will guarantee the best possible experience on the day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Landmark
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
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4.6 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
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92% Recommended by couples

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9 reviews
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Rick C. Sent on 17/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute stunning venue, expertly managed

We got married in April 2023, and everything in the build-up to, and on the day, was pretty much flawless. The venue itself is stunning and perfect due to it's different breakout areas; and the team are friendly, organised and very accommodating. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone that's looking for a London based venue.
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Rhian G. Sent on 02/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing, unique venue with enthusiastic, hard working staff

We had the most incredible wedding at the BAC. Naomi, Nas and their team were so friendly, enthusiastic & professional from our very first meeting.

The building itself is so gorgeous and such a unique venue, we loved that it looked so great we didn’t need to worry about decorating the room. The food was absolutely delicious & really generous portions, and compared to other caterers seemed really good value for money. Naomi and her team were on top of every detail and very flexible to a few last minute changes! On the day, they made sure everything ran super smoothly and took care of any issues which meant we were totally relaxed to enjoy our day.

The only thing I was surprised about was that we were expected to pay corkage on any alcohol that we didn’t end up drinking if it was leftover which I thought seemed a bit cheeky. But that’s only a small detail in an otherwise amazing experience.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the BAC as the perfect venue for a London wedding, we couldn’t have had a better day and only wish we could do it all again!
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Anastasia S. Sent on 06/02/2022
1.4 out of 5 rating

Stressful process and a thrown away cake!

We had our wedding at BAC in December 2021, we had a beautiful day and the venue was a stunning back drop.
However, the service was rather disappointing from the beginning. Email responses were very slow, even leading up to weeks before the wedding. Flexibility was challenging with a few hidden costs for extra features, which was frustrating considering the hire of the venue alone is quite pricey.
On the day of the wedding adults were served their food first, which left children waiting for theirs, this was quite frustrating because on the day of your wedding you just want everything to run smoothly. Also we paid for bread for the tables, but there was no bread.
At the end of the night the events manager ensured me that the rest of the cake would be in the fridge for us to collect the next day, as well as the rest of the flowers that we had paid a lot of money for. When my Dad arrived the next day to collect the flowers and the cake, they had been chucked away; which was very disheartening and upsetting. Following on from this the events team at battersea denied that they had thrown them away and accused us of agreeing to throw the cake away. I don't know anyone who would agree to throw a £500 cake away.
To add, I handmade table numbers by pressing flowers in small glass frames, at the end of the night whilst they were packing away, I walked into the back room to collect our things only to find all the table numbers I had spent weeks making smashed all over the floor :(
It is these reasons that I would not recommend battersea arts centre as a wedding venue, as the whole organisational process was very stressful and they were irresponsible with our cake and flowers.
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Lucy Sent on 26/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be - we couldn't have wished for a better day. You did an amazing job - it was really relaxed yet organised! And was just the atmosphere we hoped for.
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Jemma Sent on 20/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in helping us to make Sunday a very special day. It went so well, everyone commented on the venue, on how brilliant it was and how it worked so well for the kids. Your team were so on it on the day and the band also commented on how helpful all the staff were. Thanks for your professionalism and support and everything from the tastings, to table set up, video showing and sound. I would highly recommend it as a venue to anyone. Thanks for looking after me and calming my nerves! I’ve always loved coming to the BAC to see gigs and shows but now it has a special place in my heart.
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Martin Sent on 09/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Truly magnificent!

We had a truly amazing day, thank you! All our guests were blown away by BAC, from the building to the food to the friendliness of all the staff. Praise was also heaped on Frankie's food - particularly the homemade taste (that's a massive compliment) and the gigantic pavlova.
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Chris Sent on 29/04/2016
5 out of 5 rating

We loved having our wedding here! So special.

We had our wedding reception at BAC in October 2013; it was absolutely incredible! The venue was perfect for us; spacious (we had 300 guests for dancing!) and super-fun, but also had a really lovely homely, vintage feel which was perfect for us and our wedding's theme. The band looked and sounded incredible on the stage and we still get comments about how fun our day was. The staff were fantastic to deal with; we felt like we had a wedding planning team behind us! :) As locals, we absolutely loved having our wedding at such a special Battersea place, and we still walk past it and smile.
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Hazel Sent on 17/04/2016
5 out of 5 rating

August 9th 2014

The Council Chamber in the BAC was the perfect reception venue for our wedding. It's such a quirky, fun venue and we were able to achieve the exact feel we hoped for on our wedding day. We worked with several different staff over the course of the year leading up to our wedding day, they were all extremely helpful, prompt in replying to emails and took time to talk to us and understand what we were hoping for. We loved the long tables and fairy lights and they even provided us with a small stage for the band and funky armchairs from the cafe downstairs, which we had up on stage for us to sit in during the speeches. They were also very helpful when it came to the practical arrangements, like providing places to store our bags and reserving a parking space for our car and a disabled space for our Grandparent's car. It was almost 2 years ago now, but whenever we pass the BAC it brings back a special feeling as we remember a wonderful day. Thanks so much!
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Emily Sent on 13/04/2016
5 out of 5 rating

amazing and unforgettable

An amazing and unforgettable venue with fantastic staff - all of our friends and family commented on how unique and interesting our wedding was - all in all a perfect day - Emily and James
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