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Last update: November 2023

The Museum of the Home is a wedding venue located in the City of London, England. The 300-year old Georgian almshouses and famous gardens are ensconced in the vibrant urban surroundings of Hoxton. You can plan each stage of your wedding day at a number of indoor and outdoor spaces, from heritage sites and scenic gardens to contemporary galleries, all within one historic venue.

Facilities and Capacity

To-be-weds can curate their dream day at The Museum of the Home, from intimate elopements and micro weddings to large-scale outdoor receptions for 250 guests. The Museum offers a range of spaces with traditional cosy atmospheres or light and airy spaces for personalisation, all of which are licenced for civil ceremonies. The picturesque grounds offer ample opportunities for photographs, from the tranquil gardens to the Georgian exterior of the original almshouses.

The Chapel: (capacity 20) A pivotal building to the historic almshouses, the Chapel is now located within the Museum Gallery and features checkered flooring and high ceilings to provide a classic, elegant backdrop in which to say 'I do.' Perfect for intimate occasions, step out the Chapel doors leading to the lawns for a drinks reception or photo session with your nearest and dearest.

The Georgian Suite: (capacity 40) Say your vows while overlooking the sweeping lawns of the Musuem, then step outside and weather a confetti flurry beneath our listed London Plane Trees. Host a boutique wedding breakfast and/or evening reception in The Georgian Room; a charming space characterised by traditional panelling, wooden floors and a rustic fire grate. Ambient lighting is provided courtesy of elegant chandeliers to provide a gentle and romantic atmosphere. The adjacent Plain English Kitchen provides a fully equipped domestic kitchen for catering.

The Pavilion: (capacity 60) One of the newest rooms at the Museum is full of natural light and thanks to long patio doors looking over the planted Gardens Through Time you'll have a stunning backdrop as you say your vows. Have exclusive access to the Herb Garden after your ceremony for toasts and photos, while the room is transformed for an intimate wedding reception.

The Studio: (capacity 80) A perfect space for personalisation, this space contains pillars, coloured lights and a separate lobby area leading to the Gardens Through Time. Fill it with flowers, drape the ceiling or adorn the alcoves with fairy lights - the Studio allows you to put your stamp on your wedding venue and shape your ceremony or reception in your image.

Garden Atrium: (capacity 150 standing, 100 seated) By day this is our Museum Reception, but by night this could be your ideal skylit annexe to dine and dance with friends and family.

Gardens: Newly licenced for outdoor civil ceremonies (2022), you can privatise the Gardens Through Time for an elopement, or the Kingsland Lawns for larger celebrations. Talk to our event coordinators for more details and seasonal availability.

Services Offered

The events team welcomes couples seeking an unusual and historic destination for their city wedding. The in-house coordinator collaborates with prospective newlyweds to bring their ideas and requests to life from your first enquiry, visit and on the day assistance.

We are a dry-hire venue so are able to offer tables, chairs and some extras to your day, depending on your guest numbers. The Museum has a carefully curated list of preferred suppliers whom we can recommend and we'll be more than happy to share this list with you.

History

The original almshouses were constructed in 1714 and 200 years later, the home and gardens were established as The Geffrye Museum. In the 1990s, contemporary exhibition and learning spaces were added and the gardens were opened to the public. The Museum of the Home is a charity and all profits from venue hire go directly to supporting the museum鈥檚 cultural programme, education, and outreach projects.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Lawrence
Lawrence B. Sent on 24/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book this place!

We booked our wedding reception in the Georgian room and it was excellent: good size for 40 ppl, intimate and stylish within this beautiful old building. Niomi was ever helpful and kind, clear on details and very professional. In the evening we partied in another room where Niomi and Emma were on hand throughout kindly guiding wandering guests. Loved this place and you will too. Lawrence and Vicente
Helen
Helen C. Sent on 11/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our day so very special

Due to the health of my mother we had to pull our wedding date forward and year and make it much smaller. The wonderful people at The Museum of the Home where FANTASTIC and so accommodating! There where so many options and each room/area has its on charm but the chapel was a no brainer! Super helpful, quick to respond and we where made to feel that they genuinely wanted our day to be special. Couldn't of asked for a lovelier day (the sun even came out for us!)
Sarah
Sarah Sent on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue - Best Day Ever!

We had our ceremony in the studio and then pictures and drinks on the lawn. It was an absolutely beautiful and very unique place to get married. Our photos in on the lawn are perfect because of the backdrop. The museum were very easy to deal with and we were so lucky to have them all helping us on the day to help everything run super smoothly!
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Ben F. Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful - couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything more

We were incredibly happy with our experience at Museum of the Home. From the first time we were shown around, and the care and attention to detail that they put into every step of the process. We had a lot of questions leading up to our wedding, and we always received replies promptly and with helpful solutions. On the day itself, things could not have gone more smoothly. Being able to relax and not having to worry about a thing went a long way to ensuring we both had a day we will always remember. We can鈥檛 recommend the Museum of the Home more highly.
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Jo Mcgowan Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an incredible wedding venue

We had a wedding for 100 people in the modern rooms at the back of the Museum - the Studio (used for the ceremony, and late for dancing) and the Pavilion (used for dinner in 2 sittings of 50 people each) and the 'gardens through time' in between these two rooms. In the gardens we had a BBQ, a brass band and garden games. It was a perfect venue for us - beautiful gardens that gave it all a clam feel even though we were in central London, and the rooms are a blank canvas but are well designed so can look great with just a few flowers. All the staff at the museum were lovely throughout but Niomi is incredible - calm, patient and so accommodating! She went above and beyond and was a big part of making our wedding a success. I wish I had better photos to share but we haven't got our professional ones though yet!
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Florence W. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

We had our civil ceremony with just 9 of us in total at the Museum of the Home in the Herb Garden and I honestly couldn't have dreamed of anything more perfect. From start to finish, the staff are lovely - they're kind, helpful and genuinely interested in you and making your wedding the best experience ever. The day was completely relaxed, nothing was a problem and precautions were taken in case of rain. Luckily, there wasn't any rain, so we were able to perform the ceremony under an arch of jasmine, amongst the blooming rose bushes, which made the most romantic setting. We couldn't have asked for more, and everything exceeded all expectations!
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Erika A. Sent on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue!

The Museum is a beautiful space, great location and excellent value for money. The team are super attentive and helpful and made our day perfect!
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Ellie J. Sent on 15/02/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Lovely city location with outdoor space

When we set out to find a venue for our wedding we wanted somewhere in the city where we could also have an outdoor reception straight after the ceremony but we had another location for the rest of the day. MOTH was perfect as it was in the city, but still with beautiful green grounds which were big enough for a champagne reception for our guests and perfect for group photos after. The Pavillion is a really modern light filled space - at first we were a bit worried about it looking a bit clinical but once we had the flowers and the chairs that we had hired, plus all the guests all dressed up, it was the prefect modern and clean space for what we wanted. All the doors open up on to the gardens so it almost feels like the outdoors inside.
Niomi was super responsive and really professional, and on the day everything was stress free and straightforward.
Would highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere a bit different in London.
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Owen A. Sent on 10/02/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Relax, flexible and willing

friendly, open and easy to work with, we asked lots of questions and most things were possible. Its a lovely space and not corporate feeling, just easy and fun
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Museum of the Home E2 8EA City of London (East Central London)
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