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On since 2023

Last update: May 2024

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Where old London meets new beginnings...

The Old Timber Store is a historic railway arch in Bermondsey's best-kept secret: Maltby Street Market. The cobbles of the ropewalk are host to weekly street food fusions from all over this wonderful world. Still, this dedicated arch for wedding ceremonies and private events is like stepping into 19th-century London, a true hidden gem.

Get whisked away from the bustle of the big smoke and experience old London meeting new beginnings, in this exposed, antiquated space.

The venue itself has been on a bit of a journey. The story of The Old Timber Store began back in the 1800s when horse and carriage would trot through the railway arches, a construction wonder of the world at the time. Since the 1990s, the magnificent brick viaducts have hosted LASSCO's flooring yard. A sensitive renovation to keep the essence of the space alive has now transformed the arch into a unique space to host intimate wedding ceremonies.

The Old Timber Store can now be hired exclusively for ceremonies.

Additional features and details:

  • Exclusive use for wedding ceremonies
  • Proudly support LGBTQ+ couples
  • Arch ceiling
  • Exposed brick walls
  • PA system
  • A local florist a couple of doors down
  • Local vegan cake baker
  • Fairy lights complement the rustic feel
  • Close to 2 well-connected stations (London National rail and Underground and Bermondsey Underground)
  • Authentic, unique flag-lined ropewalk (Photo opportunities)
  • Licensed for marriage: Yes
  • Ceremony capacity: 60
  • Receptions: No
  • Disabled facilities
  • No amplified music

It's a beautiful, enchanting space that welcomes people from all backgrounds, and we are sure it would be the perfect backdrop for your celebrations, whatever the occasion!

SUPPLIERS: We currently work with Jemima in the woods for all our event and wedding florals. Get in touch at

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Old Timber Store

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Matt M. Sent on 18/05/2024
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Wonderful venue and team!

We loved working with Sonya, Ian and the team at Old Timber Store for our civil partnership party.

The venue was really flexible, open, collaborative and fun to work with - they made what could have been difficult conversations very easy, were very straightforward, and were very committed to us having the experience we wanted to have.

The venue is beautiful - lots of our guests commented on the fun, unique set-up in the market, the quality of food and drink, and the wonderful atmosphere.

The team were really generous with us, gave us lots of their time, and we had a great, stress-free, fun process and a wonderful day. We couldn't recommend them enough.
Amanda Sent on 05/11/2023
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Truly Magical Experience

We were incredibly privileged to be the first wedding at Matlby Street Market. Working with Ian was such a fun and easy experience. All of our ideas and suggestions were accommodated which meant the day was incredibly personal. Nothing was off the cards and we were offered some fantastic suggestions along the way to make the day run smoothly. Our guests commented that it was the most romantic and fun wedding they had ever attended. We also worked with Jemima (Jemima in the Woods) for the flowers which were very beautiful. Our guests ate an a fun wedding breakfast from various market traders including Duck Frites, Amen Ethiopian, Bangers Bros, Bar Tozino and Bon Vino. The food was stunning and the traders a real pleasure to work with. The venue itself, a busy London street market, was truly unique; an eclectic and vibrant mix of colour and charm allowing us to have the most beautiful photography and cherished memories for a long time to come.
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Arch 52 - Ropewalk, Maltby St, London SE1 3PA SE1 3PA London - South East (South East London)
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