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.
Reviews for The Crypt at Bleeding Heart
Recommended by 100% of couples
Ray Pagden · Married on 06/09/2018
Stunning Gothic Venue
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.Sent on 06/09/2019
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.
Noreen Blair · Married on 01/09/2018
The Wedding of our dreams
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.Sent on 17/09/2018
We are so grateful to you all for giving us the wedding of our dreams. It was truly magical.
Deanne G Mother of Bride · Married on 31/08/2018
Perfection from start to finish
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.Sent on 17/09/2018