The Honourable Society of Grays Inn

(34 reviews) 34 4.97
Banqueting and Private Events 8 South Square London West Central London WC1R 5ET
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About The Honourable Society of Grays Inn

Banqueting and Private Events, 8 South Square, London
West Central London, WC1R 5ET

If you are planning a central London Wedding and are looking for a traditional venue full of history, then the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn is the perfect venue for you. The building was founded over six hundred years ago and offers an exclusive and impressive setting for your wedding day.

When you book your wedding with us, you will have discussions with your dedicated wedding coordinator to explore the options available. Our superb menus, attention to detail and faultless organisation will allow you relax knowing that everything is taken care of. We would be delighted to create a bespoke menu and event for you. We can tailor to your budget requirments.

We have four event spaces available for you to choose from. Our impressive oak panelled Elizabethan Hall seats up to 170 of your guests for a seated wedding breakfast. 

The Walks are made up of five acres of beautifully manicured gardens; one of the largest private gardens in London. Steeped in historic value, the gardens are an idyllic spot for summer celebrations in a our Marquee, which seats up to 250 guests. 

If you would like to hold your wedding service at Gray’s Inn, we are licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships for up to 180 guests.  Wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place here all year round including weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. If a member of the Inn you can even get married in the Chapel here at the venue! 

Get in touch today to discuss the options available, Deanna our Special Events Coordinator would be delighted to help you plan your big day!


Contact us for our preferential rates and to create your bespoke wedding!

• Licensed for civil ceremonies up to 180 guests • Dedicated wedding coordinator here to help! • Available for exclusive use for your special day • Central location with free parking for guests • Garden location available for drinks reception, pictures and even the main reception in the Summer marquee • Two private rooms included to give both of you a space to get ready and relax!

Facilities at The Honourable Society of Grays Inn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the City
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Honourable Society of Grays Inn Reviews (34)

The results looked effortless!
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By Rachel and Mark, on 18 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

We were very pleased with the catering and service at Gray’s. The staff were very professional, efficient and friendly and you’d made the room look great. Thank you very much to you and the team for your work - the results looked effortless but I’m sure lots of hard graft goes on behind the scenes to make things go so smoothly. We very much appreciated it. Best wishes, Rachel and Mark

No stone was left unturned!
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By Clare and Phil, on 29 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

To George and the team at Gray's Inn, A huge thank you for making our wedding so memorable. George you were brilliant in all of the help you gave us in preparations and it was great to see you on the day. Simon, thank you too for all of your help and please thank the staff. George, no stone was left unturned; the furniture and flowers in The Walks, the table settings, the food and 'place cards' when I knew they were a challenge! Lots of Love, Clare and Phil xx

Thank you!
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By Timothy and Lydia, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

My wife and I (??) just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Gray's Inn. We had a such a lovely day, and our guests did too. The day went very smoothly and that is largely due to your hard work.

Best day of our lives!
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By Mariko and Mark, on 04 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2018

Dear George, Thank you very much indeed for your kind email. Thanks to you, Anthony, and the entire team, we had the best day of our lives. All of your arrangements were absolutely flawless and we can only say thank you so, so much for everything. You may have already heard, but we were so lucky with the weather which made the day even more perfect. All of our guests were very impressed with Gray’s Inn as a venue, and so many people came up to us to compliment the food – apparently it was the best food they’ve ever tasted at a wedding. This wasn’t a surprise to us having tasted it previously, but please pass on our compliments and sincere gratitude to chef and entire catering team. We were sorry to miss you but Anthony looked after us and he was absolutely brilliant. Please pass on our thanks to Anthony for an unforgettable day. Our only regret is not being able to afford to have a wedding at Gray’s Inn every weekend!! Thank you so very much again. We could not have had our perfect day without you. We’ve attached a little picture for you on the steps :) With very best wishes Mariko and Mark

Our Wedding
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By Alex and Lexi, on 16 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

Dear George, We wanted to write to say thank you for a fabulous wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, as did the guests. Thanks to all your planning and preparation. Please could you pass our thanks on to all the staff who worked wonders on the day to impress our guests. We were so proud to have your team and caterers. The food was delicious as expected, many congratulations to your chefs! Lots of love, Lexi and Alex xx

Exceeded expectations!
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By Jean Philippe and Anna, on 21 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2017

JP and I wanted to thank you, Yuri and your staff for the wonderful day we had at Gray's Inn. The service was impeccable (as I expected), the food delicious and the atmosphere intimate. Further, thank you for Yuri's history tour and the written French/English print out, which was a huge hit with our guests who were all suitably impressed. Overall, our high expectations were exceeded for which many thanks. JP & Anna

Fabulous - Everyone Had A Great Day
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By Elaine Jones, on 31 Jul 2014

Got married at Gray’s Inn in May 2014 and had an amazing day. Julie and Anthony did a fantastic job on the day and in the lead up to the wedding Julie was brilliant from providing lists of bands and florists to even collecting our Wedding Cake. The comments I have had back from my guests are fabulous, everyone had a great day and loved the location not only because it was so easy to get to but also because it was so tranquil for the centre of London. I would highly recommend Gray’s Inn as a venue, from start to finish my wedding preparation was completely stress free and the service provided was second to none.

Amazing day & amazing venue
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By Paul & Aida Fizia, on 15 Jul 2014

If you want the most amazing wedding experience look no further than the Honorable Society of Grays Inn From the first to last contact the entire team could not have been more helpful and gave us a day the nobody will ever forget. Everything was superb, the service, the food, the venue, the ambiance, the professionalism I cannot praise it highly enough. Special thanks to Julie, Anthony and Jari My only regret is that we can't do it all over again!

The perfect venue
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By Katherine Neuberger, on 23 Sep 2013

We had our wedding in Gray's Inn in August 2013 and it was absolutely perfect. The venue is beautiful with an array of stunning rooms to use and secluded gardens (the Walks) where we held our drinks reception and canapés. We used the Hall for the ceremony, dinner and for dancing afterwards. The team seamlessly changed it meaning that it felt like a different room and was perfect for each part of the event. The food was fantastic and the staff are incredibly attentive and really provide a fine dining experience for every guest. The wedding planning was handled incredibly professionally throughout, our friends and family were surprised by the lack of pre- wedding stress, but there was none thanks to the incredible work of Julie. On the day Anthony ensured that it ran to plan and we did not have to think about anything, he was fantastic, as was the Commissionaire. I have received so many compliments from guests on the location, food and service, I can not recommend Gray's Inn highly enough.

A dream day made possible
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By Gabriel and Rebecca Chan, on 07 Jun 2013

We got married at the Gray’s Inn in May. I think it’s fair to say it is the ideal venue! The great hall and pension room provide spectacular venues for hosting guests for dinner, and just right to have a dance venue with bar all in one area. Simultaneously the bride and groom are afforded some tranquillity in the associated green rooms. The food was excellent – each course brought more compliments and gushing statements of appreciation. The staff exceeded our expectations – discrete, accurate, thoughtful throughout. We had Anthony as the duty manager – if you get a chance, request him, he is excellent! Julie was brilliant at keeping us informed and asking all the right questions in the lead up to the day, so that everything went smoothly. We would highly recommend the Gray’s Inn for the level of service and quality throughout.

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By Kate & Richard Wallace, on 07 Feb 2013

This is my family's 5th wedding at Gray's (My parents in 1968 and 3 siblings!) We couldn't have been happier with how everything went. Nicola went out of her way to help and had some great ideas of her own. the food was delicious and service impeccable. Thank you all

Beautiful gardens in central London
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By Jemma & Tim, on 28 Aug 2012

We hired the marquee in the Walks for our wedding reception this summer. We loved the open space and tranquillity of the gardens at Gray’s Inn. The option to have a summer bbq menu also complemented our relaxed garden party style of reception. The food was delicious and was praised highly by our guests. The staff at Gray's were wonderful throughout, both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. Nothing was too much trouble and they made sure the smallest of details were perfect. We would recommend Gray's Inn.

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