Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

(3 reviews) 3 5
21 New Globe Walk Bankside South East London SE1 9DT
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About Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
South East London, SE1 9DT

Shakespeare’s Globe is London’s most romantic and iconic wedding venue, with unrivalled views of the River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City. Swan has designed and hosted weddings exclusively at the Globe Theatre since 2007 and have a wealth of experience organising stylish and unique celebrations. From your initial enquiry through to the big day; our wedding planners will arrange every last detail, from bespoke cocktails and floristry to exquisite cakes and décor, to ensure you have the perfect London wedding.

What’s more, money spent at your wedding is contributed to the Shakespeare Charitable Trust.

For weddings of up to 70 guests seated and 120 standing, the Balcony Room is an elegant and bright space to celebrate your wedding. With stunning views of the River Thames, wooden floors and large French windows opening onto a private balcony, the room is available for wedding ceremonies, with a choice of the Globe Theatre or St Paul’s Cathedral as your backdrop. The room will then be reset for your wedding breakfast or standing reception.

If your wedding is a bit larger than that, our Underglobe can take up to 350 guests seated or 450 standing. The Underglobe is located beneath the Globe Theatre with a dedicated Bankside entrance. This stunning reception venue includes a private mezzanine level for arrival drinks, sweeping staircase, high ceilings, built-in stage for your DJ or live band, dance floor, in addition to surround sound and an elegant lighting system. White drapery provides an optional blank canvas for your celebration. The Underglobe is equipped with a fantastic level of basic AV, provided by our in-house suppliers, Event Ops.

The Underglobe is only available for evening weddings.

• Restaurant-quality dishes delivered from our dedicated events chefs and in-house kitchen • Stunning riverside views of the River Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London • A friendly and dedicated events team with a wealth of experience organising stylish and unique celebrations

Facilities at Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities

Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Reviews (3)

A Night to Remember
Venue Service

By Sara DePerro, on 13 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

Our wedding day was perfect in no small part because of the wonderful job done by the team at the Globe. Our wedding was small affair with about 30 people but they took care of us like we were special guests. The food was outstanding and the service and communication leading up to our special day could not be beat. Their team made sure our every wish was accomplished. The location could not be beat with great views from the Balcony Room as well as the near by Millennium Bridge. Our day was a dream come true! If you want a signature location with fair pricing and outstanding customer service the Globe is for you. Ask for Lizaan. She was a marvellous representative of their team.

It was perfect
Venue Service

By Gary & Rose, on 28 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

“Gary and I had a truly fantastic day on Saturday. All our guests had an amazing time. The food was beautiful; all the guest chefs loved it! You have gone so far out of your way to make our day a success and we are so grateful for everything you and the staff have done. We would not change one thing about our wedding. It was perfect.”

very slick and beautifully produced
Venue Service

By Paul Abbott, on 28 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 23 Dec 2016

“With my Head of Events hat on, I wanted to drop you a line to congratulate you on a very slick and beautifully produced event and to thank you all for making me feel so welcome from when I arrived at 11am right through to the early hours of the morning. I was incredibly impressed with you and all your staff and the efficiency which you all brought to every aspect of the wedding. I wanted to make particular note of one member of staff, Kevin who was there when I turned up to rehearse and was still there right at the end of the night working the bar in the Underglobe. My department manages 1000 events each year, including a couple of serious concert venues and the bars that go with them, so I am acutely aware of how difficult it can be to find those team members who are not only brilliant but become the jewel in the crown. Kevin was just that- a shining light in the team and I found myself wishing I could poach him for my own operation (don't worry we are in Leeds). He was smiling all day and came across so genuine, caring and interested in his customers at all times. Not just a nice lad but a real star. I am sure that he will continue to excel in customer service but shows so much promise for a bright career, whatever he turns his hand to. I do hope that you will be able to congratulate him on his efforts, but also pass this comment on to the top of the organisation so he can receive appropriate recognition from senior management. “

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