Weddings and private events

Dinner in Hintze Hall

The Museum's spaces offer a sublime backdrop for a romantic wedding or memorable private party at any time of year.

As one of London's most iconic venues, we have a grant of approval to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships in 12 of our galleries. They can be used for ceremonies alone, reception-only celebrations or both.

Hintze Hall is our largest venue, which can seat an impressive 450 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast. With its beautiful Victorian architecture and soaring arches, it provides the perfect setting to dance the evening away.

For a more intimate celebration, mingle with your guests in the beautiful Images of Nature Gallery. For additional outdoor space, the tranquil and contemporary Darwin Centre courtyard is ideal for a summer wedding or drinks reception.

Earth Hall provides a striking space - guests enter through the pillars of the impressive Exhibition Road entrance, to be seated around Sophie, the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton, before you say your vows in front of the suspended globe.

For a perfect finishing touch, choose from an extensive range of gifts in the Museum Shop.

Download our brochure for more information about our wedding options.

Contact us

Get in touch today to discuss hosting your special day or private party in one of the Museum's iconic spaces.


Hintze Hall

Hintze Hall, our single largest venue, boasts a dramatic sense of place and Victorian architecture.

Museum of the Moon at the Jerwood Gallery

Museum of the Moon at the Jerwood Gallery offers a unique space for an out-of-this-world event.

North Hall at the Natural History Museum dressed for an event

North Hall

North Hall, a more intimate setting, is the perfect place to soak up the Museum's grandeur.

Waterhouse Way at the Natural History Museum

Fossil way

Fossil way, part of the Waterhouse building, contains some of the most complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals in the world.


Images of Nature

The Images of Nature gallery, with its historic prints, watercolours and modern portrayals of nature, is a beautiful and intimate space.


Earth Hall

Earth Hall, with its resident Stegosaurus fossil, offers a grand and spectacular backdrop.

The Natural History Museum's Earth's Treasury venue area, ready for an event

Earth's Treasury

Earth's Treasury, elegant and glittering, places you amongst gold nuggets, Stonehenge rock and the Museum's very own 'kryptonite'.

The Volcanoes and Earthquakes area at the Natural History Museum, ready for an event

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes, featuring the famous earthquake simulator, is a fascinating gallery setting.


Darwin Centre and courtyard

The Darwin Centre, with spacious courtyard, is a tranquil and contemporary space. 

Our suppliers

Our suppliers deliver truly dynamic and creative events and we are proud to work with the very best in the industry.

Price list

Pricing for each venue is based on capacity and we offer competitive weekday and weekend rates.

Our team

Our dedicated team will work with you to create a truly memorable event, whatever the size.

Get in touch today to discuss your event