Weddings and private events

Dinner in Hintze Hall

The Museum's spaces offer a unique setting for romantic weddings and exclusive private parties.

As one of London's most iconic venues, we have a grant of approval to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships in twelve of our galleries. The spaces can be used for ceremonies, 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 or enjoy the contemporary Darwin Centre, ideal for a drinks reception.

Explore our varied venues below or download our brochure for more information about our wedding options.

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


Our venues

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.

North Hall

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

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.

Earth's Treasury

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

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.

Get in touch with the team

Still got questions? Contact the team to find out more about venue hire at the Museum.