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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Situated in the Cambridge Heath neighbourhood of East London, England, The Hackney is a unique and stunning place to host your wedding. This one-of-a-kind venue features gorgeous industrial details, hanging greenery, and lots of natural light. Over the years, it has welcomed product launches, corporate Christmas parties, big birthday parties, and special occasions of all kinds. When it isn't moonlighting as an event space, the building is a chic cafe-bar.

Facilities and Capacity

TheHackney.co is an intimate venue that is perfect for small weddings. It can accommodate between 20 people seated and 100 for standing celebrations. No matter the size of your event, the decorations are guaranteed to take your and your loved ones' breath away. The interior boasts exposed and painted white brick walls and large windows that bathe the cement floors in sunlight. Above, a trellis hangs, from which drapes greenery, Edison bulbs, and pampas grass. The company works with some of London's best florists, who have set the room with exotic tropical plants that add to the air of romance. A private sun-lit courtyard garden will also be at your disposal for al fresco drinks receptions.

Services Offered

The experienced events manager at TheHackney.co will work closely with you to take care of all the wedding details. This way, you can relax and enjoy your day with friends and family. Among the services included are custom cocktails from the bar, bartenders, bespoke table setup, and recommendations for top caterers. The venue has a range of food and drink menus, or you can bring in the caterer of your own choice.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Landmark
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for The Hackney

4.8 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
56 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Murial
Murial Sent on 26/11/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Cosy Venue with Exceptional Service (From the Groom)

We had our reception in July. The venue was cosy and comfortably fit 30 people without feeling too crowded or too empty (we were worried it might be too empty). We managed to fit a band in, arranged mini-golf in the venue after dinner, and customize the cocktail menu with custom recipe (that we provided before hand).

One of the biggest highlights was the food. The crispy roast pork got so many complements and indeed it was tasty. But really, all the dishes were amazing (we had a tasting session prior), it was hard to choose, but the taste of each dish was still top notch on the day itself too. I heard that the supper snacks we ordered were great too but alas, I was too busy and they were snapped up instantly!

Some other details:
* We were allowed to use the small room downstairs as a private space to put our stuff. Very handy to not mess up items.
* We went with a bar tab and kept increasing the budget each time till the end of the night instead of the all-you-can-drink. From our rough calculations, it worked out about the same going for all-you-can-drink. Of course, certain folk were heavy weights and more than made it up will be different for each crowd.
* Lighting for photos came out excellent (combination of photographer and venue lighting).
* You can adjust air conditioning to suit the weather (we had ours on the warm side due to older folk not dealing with cold too well).
* Outdoor space was a pleasant change in atmosphere for those who wanted some fresh air.

What about the review from the Bride? Bride approved this review.

Fran
Fran B. Sent on 05/11/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

The Hackney is a gem of a venue

Jon and the team were absolute superstars, hosting the perfect wedding day for us. The space is beautiful, the decor is modern and perfect. They were so accommodating for any request or question we had which we really appreciated. Guests commented on how great the cocktails were! The day ran so smoothly and we had a fantastic time.
Molly
Molly A. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Would like to get married once a year to re-live our party at The Hackney

From the initial phonecall to the warm welcome we got when we first visited The Hackney, we knew we were in safe hands and that we’d made the perfect choice. The venue offers the most beautiful interiors - the perfect mix of cosy, intimate and modern industrial - exactly what we were looking for!

Our entire experience with The Hackney was an absolute dream -we loved the mega organised approach to planning. Something that could have been incredibly intimidating was made so straightforward with the amazing support of Hugo the General Manager who embraced all our weird and wonderful suggestions and gave expert advice on what we could do to make things even better. We left every meeting buzzing with ideas and even more excited to welcome our closest friends and family to the big day.

The quality of the food and drinks is impeccable - every single one of our guests (even the fussiest!) has commented on how much they loved it. We absolutely loved the menu tasting, even though it made the decision even harder as everything was amazing. What makes it even better for us is living close by and being able to pop into our wedding venue for a coffee or a cocktail!

I couldn't recommend The Hackney enough - I just wish we could go back and do it all again!
Luisa
Luisa D. Sent on 12/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Excellent Venue to get married

The Hackney provided everything for a wonderful wedding celebration. The venue is stunning, especially in combination with flower decorations from RebelRebel. The whole day went smoothly and everything was well thought through. Would highly recommend to others.
Joel
Joel A. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just perfect

We were so lucky to have our wedding at The Hackney. Hugo is amazing- so kind and efficient, and he instantly made us feel at ease, and like nothing was too complicated. All of the staff were lovely, and everything was so easeful. It really was a pleasure, and we are so grateful- it was the best day of our lives!
Alexandra
Alexandra S. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible venue!!!!

We chose The Hackney for the absolutely beautiful and intimate space in the bustling streets of East London. The team there were really flexible and accommodating. Hugo was organising it and he was very friendly and relaxed. Our wedding was perfect and I couldn't recommend it more highly!
Jess
Jess T. Sent on 23/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable wedding

We had the most fun and unforgettable wedding with Hackney Coffee Company. Their service was so details and Hugo was helping us from planning the wedding until the last day. Very wholesome team and I can't thank you enough! Appreciate all your help and we will come back for the coffee ( which was amazing btw) xx
Jess and Justus xx
Nik
Nik Sent on 09/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible-looking venue, great service, great time

We LOVED this venue for our wedding. All the guests were super impressed too. James and the team have been very engaged throughout the process and helped make sure that logistically everything worked out on the day. And they took care of a lot of "annoying" chores, like printing stationary, working out seating plan etc. - which was very appreciated. We loved our wedding day and THE HACKNEY definitely contributed to it!! Thanks, guys :)
Shakira
Shakira K. Sent on 29/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect!

The Hackney were simply amazing. The team took what should have been a stress day, and turned it into something so beautiful and seamless. They handled everything so professionally yet with such warmth. 10/10 - definitely recommend. Special thanks to Hugo - General Manager, who really went above and beyond.
Lydia
Lydia P. Sent on 31/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

Hugo was super helpful and flexible with our requests and changes we made last minute. The space was so beautiful and we received many compliments about the awesome space and service. I wish we could do it again!
Ila
Irina Sent on 18/02/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and experienced team

Had a wonderful experience with organising and celebrating our wedding at the Hackney.
Both Hugo and James were super helpful with helping us to think about every little detail and making the right choices with regards to the day schedule, catering, drink packages and all the other arrangements. They were also very flexible with accomodating our wishes and details of the day even when it required some additional work.
Both Hugo and James, as well as other the Hackney staff member were a pleasure to interact with and helped us to keep the usual stress around the big day at a low level.
I should also note that we definitely felt like they had a lot of experience with organising the event like that and knew how to plan everything and what needed to be agreed in advance. We got lots of great advice.
On the actual wedding day everything went super smoothly and we and our guests were absolutely blown away how magical the venue loooked.
We also had a great experience with the recommended caterer - the Banquet - they created a great menue for us that accomodated all the various dietary requirements (and we had plenty). The dishes were delicious and were presented beautifully. It was also super easy to interact with Dave and Tor from the Banquet.
So, in summary can highly recommend the Hackney team for anyone looking for a great and stress-free weeding reception.
Rianna
Rianna E. Sent on 27/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

As a wedding planner working on behalf of my couple who are based in the US, the team at Hackney Coffee were professional, friendly and dedicated from initial enquiry until the wedding date. The venue team go above and beyond, taking into consideration our clients were based abroad, they were flexible and provided all the information we required. Arranging Zoom calls to match our clients diary. The venue itself is beautiful, urban with a cosy, intimate atmosphere. The in-house cocktails are delicious and the approved suppliers were fantastic. Overall a venue I would come back to and recommend to clients again and again.
Mariya
Mariya S. Sent on 03/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond outstanding

Hugo went above and beyond to help us organise our day. He helped us shape and structure our day based on our wishes and preferences. When we needed to make changes, it was accommodated without any problem.
Hugo and all the staff let us enjoy our day without having to worry about anything at all. It was very well organised. The service was exceptional.
The communication was tremendously easy and smooth. All our guests loved the venue and how calm and professional staff was. We worked with Banquet, for our dinner, which was recommended by the Hackney Coffee Company. David was really kind and easy to work with. He served us one of the most delicious dinners we had. He also catered for our vegan guests impressively.
The venue is very easy to access.
Rebecca
Rebecca A. Sent on 23/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect from our first meeting with Hugo to the morning afterwards picking up our decorations. Our guests loved the venue and a couple have even been for coffee a few times since. It was fantastic. Thank you to the whole team
Rachael
Rachael Sent on 23/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service and the best east london venue!

We honestly couldn't recommend the Hackney more! We had our wedding there in August, and it was the perfect day. The space is stunning, high ceilings and beautiful hanging plants everywhere, it's perfect for both the dinner reception and dancing into the evening. Hugo was our event manager, he was brilliant all the way through, and on the day he was so welcoming to our all guests, nothing was too much and everything went perfectly. 5 stars, 10/10 venue :)
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503 Hackney Road E2 9ED Hackney (East London)
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