Battersea Arts Centre

(6 reviews) 6 5
Lavender Hill London South West London SW11 5TN
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About Battersea Arts Centre

Lavender Hill, London
South West London, SW11 5TN

Couples looking for a unique wedding venue in South London will find an array of beautiful spaces within our authentic Victorian Town Hall building. Filled with history and creative flair, we are an ideal venue for couples wanting to tie the knot somewhere a little different. Our Council Chamber at the front of the building, accessed via our opulent marble staircase, is a timeless event space. Light, spacious and versatile. Whilst our Grand Hall, restored after a devestating fire in 2015, boasts a private entrance, stunning lattice ceiling and mosaic-domed entrance hall.

We offer a personal approach when it comes to planning your wedding. Our experienced team are on hand to help manage your big day from start to finish. Our in-house caterers pride themselves on creating lovingly prepared menus to fit with the vision and feel of your special day.

The Ceremony

Our Grand Hall, Octagonal Hall, Council Chamber and Members’ Library are all licensed for civil weddings and ceremonies.

The Foyer at the heart of the building is also popular for couples wanting an unusual wedding venue where they can get married on the beautiful marble staircase before their reception in the Council Chamber or Grand Hall.

Ceremony Capacities

Grand Hall – 600 seated

Octagonal Hall – 50 seated or 85 standing

Council Chamber – 120 seated ceremony

Members Library – 40 or 60 standing ceremony

Staircase– 118 seated ceremony

The Reception

Either hold your wedding ceremony offsite or get married in one of our beautiful spaces, before arriving in style at your destination reception.

Both Council Chamber and Grand Hall come as a package including adjacent rooms which allow couples to be creative with where they dance, drink and dine.

Reception Capacities:

Grand Hall - up to 300 seated and 600 for a standing reception

Council Chamber - up to 120 seated and 200 for a standing reception

Council Chamber and Members' Library – up to 180 seated and 260 for a standing reception

Wedding Whispers:

“Thank you for providing us with an incredible day. It was great to be so flexible and reasonably priced especially for London”- Cate and Chris

 “One month on and we still can’t stop smiling about it, and those memories are forever. We are so so glad we booked our wedding at BAC. The whole day was absolutely magical, the place looked incredible and everything went so smoothly. The staff were attentive, friendly, and bent over backwards for us, so thank you!!” Jemma and Matthew

"We had the best day, even better than I thought it would be and all your hard work was very much appreciated. The food was perfect, the drinks wonderfully timed, all in all flawless!" - Andy and Laura 

"The room looked amazing - you'd set it up exactly as we'd imagined. The food was very tasty, the pudding was a hit. We had specific compliments about how well the bar was run, and we'd agree. All very slick." - Jon and Suzie


Nothing beats seeing a venue first-hand, so if your wedding venue search has begun then please get in touch with us today.

• A unique and historic city venue in South West London • Theatrical flair combined with historic architecture • Superb professional catering for events • The Council Chamber is perfect for weddings and can host 200 standing and up to 120 dining • Make your entrance down the impressive marble staircase • The light and airy Member's Library is ideal for small drinks receptions of up to 50

Facilities at Battersea Arts Centre

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities

Battersea Arts Centre Reviews (6)

Perfect day
Venue Service

By Lucy & Will, on 26 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Sep 2016

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.

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Jemma and Aiden, on 20 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Sep 2016

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.

Truly magnificent!
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By Martin & Hellen, on 09 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

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.

We loved having our wedding here! So special.
Venue Service

By Chris & NJ, on 29 Apr 2016

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.

August 9th 2014
Venue Service

By Hazel and Dave Underwood, on 17 Apr 2016

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!

amazing and unforgettable
Venue Service

By Emily and James, on 13 Apr 2016

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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