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The Horniman is home to three unique spaces available for event and private hire.

Whether you are planning a conference, special celebration, wedding or a corporate away day the Horniman has the ideal space for you.

The Horniman is a registered charity and by choosing the Horniman for your event you are also supporting the Horniman’s educational, community engagement, conservation and artist support programmes.

Download a copy of our venue hire brochure to discover what our spaces can offer you:


The elegant Victorian Conservatory stands within a stylish terrace and allows guests to enjoy easy access to the Horniman’s award winning gardens. The Grade II listed cast iron Conservatory was originally built by the Horniman family in 1894 and has recently been beautifully restored to its original splendour. A large open space, full of original features, it is regularly used for weddings, drinks receptions, photoshoots, and parties.


Standing – 150

Dinner – 120

Theatre Style – 120 


Set within 16 acres of landscaped gardens, the Pavilion is a calm and peaceful contemporary venue. It is a bright and airy space with floor to ceiling windows which fold back across the front of the building to give full access to a large private terrace overlooking the London skyline. Situated in a quiet corner of the gardens with hilltop views across the Horniman’s landscaped gardens, yet just a short train from the city, the Pavilion makes an idyllic space for a corporate away day, meeting, contemporary wedding or summer drinks reception.


Standing – 80

Dinner – 60

Theatre – 60

Boardroom – 30

Technical and AV:

Projector and screen

Blinds across all floor to ceiling windows

PA system 


The Bandstand is a totally unique feature of the gardens. Perfect for small, intimate occasions, for summer drinks receptions, or for photoshoots. Newly refurbished with all original Victorian features, the Bandstand offers a picturesque snapshot of a bygone era. With stunning views across the surrounding gardens to the skyline of the London landmarks beyond.


Standing – 60

Ceremony – 50


For more information and to contact a member of the Horniman Events team:


0208 291 8161