The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

(7 reviews) 7 5
14 Ely Place Hatton Garden London East Central London EC1N 6RY
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About The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

14 Ely Place, Hatton Garden, London
East Central London, EC1N 6RY

For an exceptional setting The Crypt in Ely Place is a intimate venue for a wedding for between 50 to 120 guests, and 200 for a standing reception.

This 600 year old Crypt in St Etheldreda’s, located in Hatton Garden - London's famous jewellery quarter, has a history of celebration and has been holding celebrity parties here ever since King Henry VIII held is three day wedding feast here in 1531.

In a truly historic atmosphere, the Crypt provides you with a wonderfully unique combination of magical ambience, delicious food, impeccable service, and the finest wine selection in the City.

Adjoining the renowned Bleeding Heart Yard Restaurants, the venue also plays host to stone floors, beamed ceiling and decorative stained glass windows that dates back to the 12thcentury, providing you with a wonderful location for stunning photographs.

The room hire for use of the Crypt goes directly to St. Etheldreda’s Church. Catering is served by the talented restaurant team at Bleeding Heart, and whilst we may not promise you a three day feast with Swans stuffed with larks stuffed with Sparrows - we can offer you a wonderful selection of seasonal dishes tailored by our Exec Chef Julian Marshall. 

If your numbers are on the lower end, you may find the Bleeding Heart Restaurant more suitable, with arrival drinks hosted in the Terrace Room opening out onto the cobbled yard.

We offer bespoke catering packages or leave you to be flexible with menus from £45 per person.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements with our experienced events team.

• Centrally located in London’s famous Hatton Garden, with close links from Farringdon and Holborn • Delicious food and impeccable service courtesy of the renowned Bleeding Heart Restaurants • Stunning photograph opportunites with stone floors, beamed ceiling and decorative stained glass • Sits on Ely Place, the last privately owned gated street in London surrounded by stunning townhouses • Cermonies can be held in St Etheldreda’s Church located above the Crypt • Can hold from 50 to 120 guests in one room.

Facilities at The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
DJ Facilities
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests

The Crypt at Bleeding Heart Reviews (7)

Stunning Gothic Venue
Venue Service

By Ray Pagden, on 06 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2018

A year ago today I was a newly married man and walked through the entrance of the Crypt and just froze – I was totally stunned and lost for words. To this day I still cannot find the words to describe the just how beautiful and magical it was to see this amazing venue glowing with candlelight and subtle lighting highlighting the great features of this gothic crypt. Catering for our guests was never going to be easy, but with the amazing selection of food available from the Bleeding Heart restaurant, who run the events here, made satisfying even the fussiest of eaters a piece of cake. They coped with our many special requirements with ease with children’s options, vegetarian option, gluten free options and more. Every one of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Aurora, the events supervisor, was a delight to work with planning our big day. She made everything really easy for us. The staff on the night were very professional and well-presented and I know there was a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make everything perfect. The resident DJ, Dave, is great. Our music selection was incredibly varied from pop to metal. He totally got the vibe of the event playing the family friendly pop early in the evening and then cracking up the metal towards the end of the night for me and my friend to rock out to! He also provided the amazing up-lighting that made to room just come to life. Every time I think back to that day I am filled with joy, remembering the amazing day I got to spend with friends and family at such an amazing venue. I can’t wait to return to the Bleeding Heart restaurant to celebrate by 1 year anniversary.

The Wedding of our dreams
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By Noreen Blair, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

What a beautiful venue and wedding you gave us. We had 122 very happy guests. The food, drinks and service - all absolutely top class. We don’t believe anywhere else in London could have outshone The Crypt and Bleeding Heart for our wedding. We are so grateful to you all for giving us the wedding of our dreams. It was truly magical. Noreen xx

Perfection from start to finish
Venue Service

By Deanne G Mother of Bride, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2018

I organised a wedding at the Crypt of St Etheldreda’s church having looked for unusual wedding venues in London. From the very start, the Crypt Team went out of their way to help us to organise the right food and wine. They were patient with regard to our changes of mind, and provision of alternatives for dietary quirks. We then commissioned a flower and lighting team that spent time and effort to enhance the special features of this lovely venue. On the day itself, the food was cooked to perfection, and the service was second to none. We hardly saw the staff who went about their business quietly and efficiently. The bar staff were friendly and cheerful, and they helped us to clear up at the end of the event despite it being well past closing time. I am pleased that we chose the Crypt for our wedding and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a romantic and impressive event.

Three years on and people still talk about it.
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By Cam, on 26 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Sep 2013

We had our reception here when we got married nearly three years ago. I am only getting round to writing this. What a magical place. The staff and Jean-Louis were fantastic. They helped in every way possible and I am so glad for the guidance and service. We had drinks in the courtyard followed by the reception. The food was fantastic and friends who are vegetarian were so impressed with the veg option. As I said.... People are still talking about this venue today.

Thank you for everything!
Venue Service

By Nicola & Lee, on 23 Mar 2009

You and your staff made our wedding day very very special. And of course the food was fantastic aswell. And when the sun did come out everyone spilled out from the dance floor and there was almost a mediterranean feel to the evening. Perfect in every way and we could not have wanted to be anywhere else.

Fantastic and attentive
Venue Service

By E Blyth, on 23 Mar 2009

I just wanted to say thank you to you and all your staff at Bleeding Heart for making our wedding day at The Crypt spectacular. We had the most memorable day and cannot thank you all enough for helping to make it so special. A number of our guests have said how fantastic the venue was and how attentive the staff were.

A perfect day
Venue Service

By Rob and Charlene, on 23 Mar 2009

The Crypt looked so beautiful as we walked in and it really was amazing amd their management and staff looked after us so well. We had so many letters for guests. It was a beautiful ambiance, with superb food, service and of course delicous Trinity Hill wines.

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