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On since 2022

Last update: June 2023

In the City of London, East Central London, Searcys at the Gherkin is a landmark building and unique wedding venue destination. The beloved and iconic Gherkin has remained a key feature of London’s modern and ever-changing skyline. Here, you and your guests can create long-lasting memories while enjoying sweeping views and sipping on Champagne as the sun sets over the city.

Facilities and Capacity

You will find the venue’s exclusive event spaces on levels 39 and 40. Searcys creates a wonderfully warm and romantic atmosphere while your function dines beneath the magnificent glass dome surrounded by London’s night sky. For a more intimate wedding, the sky-high private dining rooms are ideal for smaller gatherings and celebrations. Sitting high above the city, these 38th-floor event spaces are named after clouds: Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus.

Services Offered

Weddings here are lavishly catered for with bespoke menus created by Searcys at the Gherkin head chef, Daniel Loftin. This expert and his team will work alongside you to curate a fully personalised menu that suits your preferences and dietary needs. You will have the opportunity to choose between seated meals or buffet-style catering. Furthermore, the venue possesses an alcohol license and will gladly serve your various beverages of choice alongside each gourmet dish. To help with planning your wedding, the venue will assign one of its experienced wedding coordinators to assist throughout the entire process. The property is wheelchair accessible, making it easy to navigate for each and every guest in attendance.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

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
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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Wedding feedback

From the moment we first saw The Gherkin we knew it was the perfect venue for us. Sophie made us feel assured and confident in our decision and was very helpful and assertive in taking on board our ideas and requirements. The run up to the wedding was flawless, from wine tasting to food tasting it went so well and was a wonderful experience. All the suppliers who Sophie recommended were outstanding and made our wedding so perfect. We cannot recommend a wedding at The Gherkin enough, all the staff from bar staff, security, cloakroom staff to waitresses and chefs were professional and personable and all the comments from all of our guests were amazed at how wonderful it all was. Thank you again to Sophie and all the team and if I had one wish it would be to do it all again.
Philip Sent on 09/01/2018
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Truly Incredible

Our wedding is one that our guests still talk about as being incredible and it was largely because of the venue. The views are breathtaking during the day - having our ceremony in the sky above london. The beautiful sunset and then at night the lights of central London that surround you through the 360° created a both a glamourous and magical atmosphere. All this in an iconic internationally renowned building. Couldn't recommend enough.

The practical side is perfect too. No weather conditions affect the day, everything in the venue is taken care of by the staff centrally so we did not have any stress or organising to do on the day at all and could take in every moment of an incredible day. No herding around our guests to different places which maximised our day.

We are passionate about food and it was amazing! The menu was fantastic and the choices we made were delicious and like nothing our guests has tasted anywhere else.

If you're reading this and wondering whether or not this venue is for you, so was I. Go see it, you will fall in love with it like I did!
Andrew Sent on 08/04/2015
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Thank you!

Dear Jo Thank you for your follow email and more importantly for all your help in arranging what was a wonderful day for us - your work (and Kenan's) was faultless. Wish you luck in your career with Searcy's, you're a real credit to them!
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The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe EC3A 8EP City of London (East Central London)
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