[Skip to content] [Skip to main navigation] [Skip to user navigation] [Skip to global search] [Accessibility information] [Contact us]

All three of our private hire spaces are licensed for wedding ceremonies, the Conservatory, Pavilion and Bandstand.

Our weddings are all managed and booked through Suzanne James, award-winning caterers of distinction and dedicated caterers for Horniman events.  

If you would like to discuss hosting your wedding at the Horniman, check availability for wedding dates, or obtain a quote please contact Suzanne James:


0208 693 6331


The beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Conservatory is a bright and elegant space full of original character. It stands on a stylish terrace area adjoining the award-winning Gardens.

Capacity – up to 120 guests

Find out more about weddings in our Conservatory.


The Pavilion sits deep within the 16 acres of landscaped Gardens, and is surrounded by breathtaking skyline views of London. A contemporary, sleek and bright space with floor to ceiling windows, one wall opens out to a private terrace overlooking the Gardens.

Capacity – up to 80 guests

Find out more about weddings in the Pavilion


The original Victorian Bandstand is a perfect small for small, intimate outdoor ceremonies. It offers stunning views across the surrounding gardens and the horizon of impressive London landmarks beyond.

Capacity – up to 60 guests

Find out more about weddings in our Bandstand.

Useful information

  • The Horniman sits within the borough of Lewisham. To book a registrar for your wedding please contact register.office@lewisham.gov.uk or phone 0208 690 2128.
  • There is free parking available for guests on nearby residential streets adjacent to the Museum.
  • The nearest train station is Forest Hill, which is just a 10-minute walk away.
  • Forest Hill station is a direct 13-minute train journey from London Bridge station and a 25-minute train journey from Victoria.
  • Several taxi companies operate in the area.
  • Live and amplified music is permitted in all venues.
  • An extension until midnight is available in the Conservatory and the Pavilion.