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Brunel Museum

London - South East, South East London View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 3 reviews
Starting at £880
2 to 200 Guests

About

Brunel Museum is a unique wedding venue located in South East London, England. Couples can celebrate their special day in a Grade II listed building that was founded in the 1800s by the Brunels, a renowned engineering family.

This industrial-chic destination gives you the opportunity to curate your dream day according to your tastes and preferences. Exposed concrete, original brick walls, various artworks, and cultural exhibitions lend distinctive character to both The Grand Entrance Hall and The Engine Room. The Bothanica Roof Garden and courtyard are ideal for welcome or post-ceremony drinks and photo opportunities. Rotherhithe Underground station is conveniently located just a short walk from the museum.

Facilities and Capacity

Brunel Museum can accommodate elopements, micro weddings, and parties of up to 200 guests. The underwater tunnel shaft has been reimagined as The Grand Entrance Hall and is entered via an elegant staircase that will take your guests towards an underground adventure. It was the first underground theatre in the world and over 150 years ago acrobats, tightrope walkers, and entertainers performed here. Needless to say, it is a fitting location for unconventional, vibrant parties and memorable occasions. This venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and couples may liaise with Southwark Registrar to arrange legal formalities. The Engine House’s cellar stone walls celebrate Brunel’s final projects with prints, posters, and paintings that lend a cultural aesthetic. To-be-weds can opt for exclusive hire of the museum for their milestone celebration. You can make use of the mixer deck, amplifier, powerfull projector, cinema screen and speakers for your evening entertainment. The gobo LED coloured lights at this venue will no doubt elevate the party atmosphere and aesthetic of your special soirée.

Services Offered

Brunel Museum offers three wedding packages, with afternoon, evening, or all-day hire options available. You can acquire the assistance of an on-site wedding coordinator for an additional fee or choose to oversee and manage your day independently. The events team collaborates with trusted suppliers for all your decor, catering, and entertainment needs. Midnight Apothecary partners with the museum to provide upscale beverage packages.

History

Brunel Museum is a charity organisation with a focus on education and history. The director and board of management are passionate about celebrating the legacy of the Brunel dynasty. Volunteers oversee the running of the museum and gift shop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking
Pets Welcome
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    Christian L. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Perfect informal cozy outdoor venue

    As residents of the Rotherhithe neighbourhood, we were so grateful to have our reception dinner at The Brunel Museum around the Ship-Shaped Table. The lights in the trees and the beautiful seats and backdrop really set a cozy scene for the 25 of us. The Events Co-ordinator was unmatched in both her communication and friendliness. The Midnight Apothecary's cocktails were surprisingly even better than I expected, unrivalled even at the finest bar you've ever been to. The shaft tour is a must, and our guests loved it. Would highly recommend this venue to be included in your wedding day plans if you can.
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    Freya N. Married on 07/08/2021
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    A very special venue and a brilliant team!

    The museum staff were incredibly helpful in the lead up to and throughout our event. They were really flexible and thoughtful, allowing us to plan out the day exactly as we wanted it to be, including last minute rain cover solutions! We couldn't have been happier on the day and our guests were full of praise for the venue and staff team.

    Brunel Museum's reply:

    Hi Fraya,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! It was such a pure pleasure to host you at the Museum for the special celebration. We are glad that you and your loved ones enjoyed so much.

    Wishing you all the happiness in the world for your future together.

    Best wishes,
    Brunel team
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    Catherine Married on 10/07/2021
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    We had our wedding ceremony in the tunnel shaft. The guests were blown away by the unusual venue and we still receive compliments about it. The space is easy to work with and the staff were fantastic, especially the Midnight Apothecary staff who set up the after ceremony drinks. Couldn't recommend it more. Also, there are some excellent places to get wedding photos, both on the rood garden and further up by the river with St Paul's and Tower Bridge in the background.
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Unusual and quirky wedding space in the heart of London Rotherhight. We are licensed for wedding ceremonies. If you are looking for the most unique and unforgettable experience - get in touch! Our team will take you on astonishing journey around the grade II structure.

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Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, SE16 4LF SE16 4LF London - South East (South East London)

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