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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: July 2024

Lauderdale House is a historic wedding venue in Camden, North West London. Dating back to 1582, this impressive Grade II* listed building is known for its vibrant gardens and green open spaces. The perfect place to exchange your vows, it offers a tranquil and restful atmosphere while remaining close to local tube stations and public transport.

Facilities and Capacity

Rich in history and culture, Lauderdale House counts Nell Gwynn, John Wesley, and Samuel Pepys among its distinguished visitors. The venue is licensed for civil marriages and partnerships, with ample room for ceremonies and receptions. Here, with the terraced gardens of Waterlow Park forming a scenic backdrop, you can focus on celebrating your special day with loved ones. Once you have said 'I do,' you can take photos on the grounds and create lasting memories to cherish forever. Inside the property, you can enjoy luxurious interiors, such as ornate ceilings, historic features and tasteful furniture. As you dine and dance the night away, you can soak up the unique atmosphere of this fabulous estate.

Services Offered

By choosing Lauderdale House as your wedding venue, you can expect a high level of service from the experienced events team. They will help you put everything in order for your big day, paying attention to the smallest details for a seamless experience. Lauderdale House is also a registered charity and runs as an arts and education centre for the local community. The income made from weddings is invested back into the House to preserve its unique heritage, offer low-cost and free creative activities for the local community and run our weekly youth programme.

Cuisine

Lauderdale House partners with Pink Food, an in-house catering company, to deliver a delicious culinary experience. These talented experts can tailor each menu option to suit your palate for fully personalized service. Using top-quality ingredients and trusted techniques, they aim to prepare a tempting array of dishes for you and your guests.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Historic
Landmark
In the city

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Lauderdale House

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Liz
Liz P. Sent on 06/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing wedding venue

From start to finish our experience with Lauderdale House was nothing less a pleasure. Their team are incredibly responsive via email which was really helpful with all of the big and (many!) little questions which popped up as we planned our wedding. On the day the staff were amazing, there is someone on site all day to ensure the day runs smoothly and we couldn’t have been happier with how the day went. We would definitely recommend Lauderdale House, a beautiful venue in north London with fantastic staff!
Cheryl
Cheryl P. Sent on 31/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

Location fantastic - room looked so beautiful on the day (barely needed to add any flowers or decorations), and gardens perfect for photos outside. Staff were a pleasure to deal with throughout - made the whole process enjoyable and took the stress out of the day too. Fews photos I've seen already I'm so glad I picked Lauderdale House - it just looks beautiful - so many friends and family were impressed with this "hidden gem" in Highgate!
Pink foods (catering company located at Lauderdale House) provided Prosecco drinks reception after ceremony in adjoining room -which all went very smoothly and professionally - staff were very accommodating and friendly.
Highly recommend both!
EastLondonBride
Ali G. Sent on 04/01/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous historical venue in central London

We got married at Lauderdale House in August 2020 and couldn't have been happier with our experience. We picked the venue because we wanted a historical building and love the Highgate area. The photos taken in the park after the ceremony could have been taken at a stately home in the countryside but with the advantage of being in central London. There is a really wide variety of photo locations for both the group and couple shots in Waterlow Park. The team at Lauderdale House couldn't have been more helpful, especially as we had to rearrange 3 times due to covid regulations. They were also great allowing us to visit several times and answering all of our questions, especially the chap who runs things on the day. One of my favourite parts memories is the confetti line that they suggested and helped organise after the ceremony. Although we had our reception elsewhere we were really impressed with the canapés and Prosecco that Pink Catering provided after the ceremony. We had a bus to take guests to our second venue and we had no problems parking on Highgate Hill. All in all it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this venue.
Eljay
Eljay C. Sent on 15/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Eljay Cotterell

After three cancellations our wedding finally happened. Hannah, Kaye and their team were fantastic. We could not have had a more sympathetic, kind and efficient group looking after us. The food was superb and the service was faultless. We handed over our worries and knew everything would work out fine. Professional to the end they made our day a wonderful experience. Everyone said it was the best wedding ever. Thank you.
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Dee Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hired for Wedding ceremony only

From my initial enquiry at Lauderdale House the staff have been professional and very supportive and responding promptly to all questions asked. My husband and I searched, and visited many venues in London and including the surrounding areas. Lauderdale House was chosen for our wedding ceremony due to its aesthetics of the grade ll house and including being located within the beautiful grounds of Waterloo park. The whole setting brings about romanticism to our wedding.
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Becky Sent on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, very helpful

We loved our evening karaoke wedding reception! Didn't need much decorating as it's gorgeous! Lovely staff helped organise and set up perfectly. They guided us on what lighting we needed to get. They helped me move my decorations in and let me park temporarily next to their side entrance to offload, all which made it smooth and stress free. Catering manager was so lovely. Communications with the office team and pink food were fast, responsive and helpful. Huge thank you to the team.
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Elizabeth C. Sent on 25/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream venue

Lauderdale house is such a special place to us so we had always wanted to get married here. The venue is stunning and the staff are so helpful and friendly. The caterers attached to the venue, pink food, were also excellent. A really magical day for us. Highly recommended.
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Caroline D. Sent on 19/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding day!

Thanks so much to the team at Lauderdale House for a most wonderful and memorable wedding day.  We couldn't fault the service we received from the venue from the moment we made contact with Hannah to the end of our big day. We had numerous phone calls and meetings to go over logistics and we were delighted that everything went so smoothly on the day. Peter was a fantastic host and Kay and her team at Pink Food were amazing. The venue was beautiful, both inside and out, and the gardens looked magical in the wintry mist that day.  We highly recommend using Susannah Fields Photography and Jo Loraine from Floral Design House both of whom were recommended by the venue.
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Aimée A. Sent on 13/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for our amazing wedding

Thanks to everyone at Lauderdale House for our amazing wedding in August. Special thanks to Peter on the day who make sure everything went perfectly. Everyone absolutely loved the ceremony and celebration at Lauderdale House, including the wonderful food. Many happy memories and highly recommended!
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Kj Perry Sent on 15/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue & stunning gardens

The Long Gallery (upstairs) was a stunning venue for our ceremony. The gardens are lovely, perfect for photos! Staff were so helpful, really supportive during the planning & ceremony. Excellent value for money - so worth it!!
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Joel B. Sent on 15/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A great day

We wanted a relaxed wedding for 60 to 80 people and Lauderdale House was perfect for the event. The team at Lauderdale and the associated Pink Foods were all friendly, responsive and flexible. I would recommend the venue highly
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Kate Sent on 13/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

I wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Pink for making our afternoon so wonderful. The food was fab and Sue and her team were fantastic. Sue was so helpful and showed great initiative throughout. Please pass on my thanks to her and the others. Thanks also to Kay who helped me prepare for the event. It really couldn’t have gone any smoother.
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Kate Sent on 13/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives!

I just want to say that this is the most worthy invoice I have ever paid in my life, you can quote me! Kay and her team were phenomenal, I’m still reeling from such a fantastic weekend, so I haven’t quite got around to thanking Kay personally, but everyone raved about the food, and the service was superb!! Every penny on that corkage was worth it. Thank you so so so much. We had the best day of our lives.
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Buffy Sent on 13/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful

Jon and I have been on a complete high since Friday and wanted to email you an enormous thank you for all your hard work making our day as perfect as it was. We literally couldn’t have dreamt of having a more wonderful day and are hugely grateful to you for all that you did. Our families and friends had a fantastic time too and many have commented on how lovely the venue/food/vibe/staff etc. were. Please pass on our thanks to all of your team.
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Annetap72 Sent on 11/04/2001
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful 16th century London mansion

Set in the parkland of Waterlow Park in Highgate. Beautiful building and grounds. We had the lower gallery which seated about a 100
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