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Weddings at QMUL - Queen Mary University of London

London - East, East London View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
12 reviews
Menus from £125
80 to 240 Guests

About

**Venue unavailable due to refurbishment works from May 2023 - end of 2024***

Weddings at QMUL - Queen Mary University of London allow you to tie the knot in a historic hidden gem. This East London, England venue was originally built in 1888 as the Queen Mary Library. Today, it continues to house numerous volumes of literature, which line the walls and add to its unique and breathtaking atmosphere. A dedicated events team will work closely with you to deliver a beautiful and relaxing celebration in the heart of the city.

Facilities and Capacity

Weddings at QMUL - Queen Mary University of London are held in The Octagon, which can accommodate up to 240 guests for a sit-down dinner. This stunning space has cathedral ceilings that reach three storeys tall and are topped by a glass dome that showers the room in natural light. All around, you will be surrounded by shelves of brightly-coloured books and busts of the great English literati, including Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Wordsworth. The Octagon is also licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 200 people. After tying the knot, you can step outside to the foyer, courtyard, or front lawn under the Queen's Clocktower for your drinks reception. The Octagon will then be flipped and set for your wedding breakfast.

Services Offered

Weddings at QMUL - Queen Mary University of London offers brand new event packages that can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Menus are also flexible and can include a formal multi-course meal or a hot fork buffet. The hospitality team will walk you through your catering options. You will also receive a dedicated contact who will help ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome

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    Louisa Married on 05/05/2018
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    Wonderful day thanks to the QMUL staff

    Leaving a gushing review is the least we can do in return for the wonderful hospitality you provided us and our guests with. The food and service both got rave reviews and the brickwall guestbook (jonnyconcrete.com) you recommended was the most amazing hit - so East London! QMUL couldn't have done more for us. Thank you!
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    Vanda, Married on 19/08/2017
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    I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and hard work. We are all shattered but grateful that everything went so smoothly. Please thank the chef and catering teams for excellent food which was thorough enjoyed by all.
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    Katie Married on 10/06/2017
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    Thank you so much for all that you did to help our wedding go so smoothly! We had a wonderful day and we're so glad that we picked the Octagon!
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    Katie Married on 10/06/2017
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    Thanks again for everything on Saturday, it was the most amazing day! We had a brilliant day and it was certainly in no small part down to your amazing background work to keep the show running. So excited to receive the professional pics!
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    Emma Married on 12/11/2016
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    Our guests were amazed at what the Octagon looked like! It looked lovely and the whole day was great.
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    Deborah Married on 11/06/2016
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    Thank you very much for a great experience and helping us have the best day of our lives! The staff were there throughout the whole day to make sure everything was set up and running smoothly and we loved the atmosphere, efficiency and freedom to relax.
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    Ruth Married on 09/01/2016
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    We chose the Octagon because of the ambiance and the beautiful room. On the day everything went smoothly and according to plan.
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    Lindsey Married on 03/10/2015
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    Loved the beautiful venue and we were really happy with the waiting staff. Best thing about Saran was that she was really thorough and very chilled out, never stressed and kept us calm.
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    Thanks so much to you and your whole team for all your efforts towards the big day. Feedback from the guests has been really positive and we were certainly really pleased with everything.
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    The day ran smoother than we could ever imagine thanks to you and your staff. So we will be forever grateful for the part you all played.
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    Thanks a million for all of your hard work in making sure we had an wonderful wedding day and the card we found upon return from honeymoon. We were so happy with how everything came together and had a great day. We haven't had the official photographs yet but our friends have taken loads of pics and the Octagon looks great in them.
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    ‘Thank you so much for your help, support and patience with us and for us. We really couldn’t have pulled it all off without you. We can’t believe how quickly the day disappeared but we’re reminded how good the venue and food looked in the amazing photos.’

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Offer

Once you’ve chosen your 2022 wedding date with us, then why not take a look at our special offers to decide which one you would like to add to your package. We have curated a selection of discounts, upgrades and enhancements specially designed for weddings in the Octagon. The best part about them, you get to choose!


CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OFFERS:

•Party the night away on us - Usually priced at £375

Extend your hire of our beautiful venue until midnight, giving you and your guests an extra hour to dance your socks off.

•Choose your favourite wines - Saving you up to £6.30 per person

Upgrade your wine selection for your wedding breakfast to ANY wine on our menu! From our indulgent Chablis to our delectable organic Bordeaux, the choice is yours.

•Calling all champagne lovers! - The biggest saving option, £9 per person

Upgrade your reception and toast drinks from Prosecco to our specially selected Rimbaud Brut Champagne.

•Evening food to keep you partying - Saving £3.25+VAT per person

We all need something tasty after a few hours of drinking and dancing. Keep your guests going with our complimentary evening buffet.

OR...Have 5% off your package on us

Looking to simply save a few pennies instead? Take 5% off your per person package.

*Terms and conditions apply to all offers above.

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