Searcys at the Gherkin

(3 reviews) 3 5
30 St Mary Axe London East Central London EC3A 8EP
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About Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London
East Central London, EC3A 8EP

London’s beloved and iconic Gherkin has remained a key feature of London’s modern and ever-changing skyline. Create long-lasting memories and invite your guests to enjoy the sweeping skyline while sipping on Champagne as the sun sets over the city.

Our exclusive event spaces on levels 39 and 40 are licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 140 guests. This allows us to invite couples to say ‘I do’ over one of the city’s most impressive views. Dining at the very top, underneath the dome and surrounded by London’s night sky, Searcys creates a wonderfully warm and romantic atmosphere and if there’s one thing we’re passionate about it’s our food. Weddings at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke menus created by Searcys at the Gherkin head chef, Daniel Loftin.

For a more intimate wedding, our sky-high private dining rooms are ideal for smaller dining experiences and celebrations. Sitting high above London on the 38th floor, the rooms share the same incredible backdrop views and are named after clouds: Alto, Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus and Nimbus. The cloud inspired rooms are perfect to hold a dinner for just 10 guests or a larger gathering can be held for up to 60 guests across the whole floor.

Each Bride and Groom will have the benefit of one of our experienced wedding coordinators to assist them with all aspects of planning their special day. Our dedicated teams will ensure that you receive the highest level of service at every step – so that you can enjoy your celebration as much as your guests.

• Exclusive use of the iconic Searcys at the Gherkin venue for your special day! • Stunning 360 degree views of London • Dedicated and experienced wedding planner • Amazing 5 star cuisine and outstanding service • Licensed for ceremonies for up to 140 guests • Available for drinks reception up to 260 guests

Facilities at Searcys at the Gherkin

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities

Searcys at the Gherkin Reviews (3)

Wedding feedback
Venue Service

By Fiona and Dean, on 01 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

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.

Truly Incredible
Venue Service

By Philip Adlem, on 09 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

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!

Thank you!
Venue Service

By Andrew Griffith, on 08 Apr 2015

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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