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The Golden Hinde is a magnificent wedding venue in Southwark, East London, located on the popular bankside near the River Thames. This authentic reconstruction of Francis Drake's 16th-century galleon comes brimming with history as the first English ship to sail around the globe. One of the city's unusual venues, the entire boat will be yours to explore for an unforgettable milestone celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can say your vows in The Hold of the ship or The Armoury, both unique and atmospheric spaces that can host up to 60 guests. Rich wooden interiors and warm earthy tones make each room a welcoming setting for timeless photographs and cherishable memories. The ship can welcome up to 120 loved ones for a lavish reception with your choice of dining and musical entertainment. During your stay, you can explore the historic Gun Deck, where 14 canons offer a striking backdrop for wedding photos. Soak in the wisdom of the Great Cabin, where decision-making and voyage planning once took place. Boasting five decks of ambient spaces, The Golden Hinde is a versatile venue ideal for couples who wish to immerse themselves in a bygone nautical era for their momentous occasion.

Services Offered

The experienced team at The Golden Hinde will assist with organising your special day, from the first enquiry right through to the departure of the last guest. Designed for intimate ceremonies and offering bespoke catering, the team will ensure a personalised celebration that reflects your romantic story. The dedicated staff will happily accommodate your desires to design your perfect day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
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St Mary Overie Dock Cathedral Street SE1 9DE Southwark (East London)
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