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The Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre

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The Barbican Centre

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  • One of the most unusual London wedding venues
  • Home to exotic fish and 1800 species of tropical plants
  • Bursting with innovation, originality and nature
  • Provides fantastic views of the London skyline
  • Licenced to host civil ceremonies and partnerships
  • Prestigious Searcys in house catering team
  • Range of package options available
  • Accommodates up to 650 reception guests

Home to beautiful exotic fish, serene fish ponds and 1800 different species of tropical plants, this unique wedding venue is a place of innovation, having been named one of the modern wonders of the world.

Boasting the second largest conservatory in London, the tropical oasis is an alternative backdrop to any wedding celebration, whether that is an intimate gathering or lavish occasion.


The Barbican is one of the world's leading arts and learning centres. The Grade II-listed building is one of London's most iconic, taking over a decade to build before being opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it one of the modern wonders of the world.

Although home to two art galleries, two theatres, three cinemas and a concert hall, it's the spectacular Barbican Conservatory, Terrace and Garden Room that plays host to weddings of the most magical nature.


The perfect hidden oasis within an inner city location, this unique venue offers a number of magnificent spaces for your special day.

Barbican Conservatory

A hidden gem in the heart of the city, this impressive and tranquil space is home to an immeasurable amount of tropical plants, rock pools and fish. Perfectly suitable for all weathers, it is protected by its high glass roof.

With new coloured lighting having been incorporated into the planting, this venue is a sight to behold when the sun goes down.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 60 guests
Reception Capacity - 150 guests

Garden Room

With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Barbican Lakes and the London landscape, this large space provides an excellent, flexible blank canvas for any wedding theme and décor preference.

Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 180 guests
Wedding Reception Capacity - 300 guests

Conservatory Terrace

A picturesque space for a drinks reception, the Terrace sits at the top of the Conservatory, under the glass roof.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 150 guests
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 120 guests
Wedding Reception Capacity - 200 guests

The Conservatory, Garden Room and Conservatory Terrace are all adjoining and can be combined to accommodate up to 650 guests for a large wedding reception celebration.

Please note that Ceremony only weddings can not be accommodated at The Barbican Centre.


One of the most prestigious hospitality companies, Searcys have been the in house caterers at Barbican for over 20 years.

Always using locally sourced, sustainable ingredients of the highest quality, your first meal as husband and wife is guaranteed to be delicious.

They provide some excellent three course wedding breakfast packages to choose from, but if you did want something a little different or have specific dishes in mind, the team are more than happy to work alongside you to create something bespoke.

Couples are invited in for a complimentary private tasting to sample their menu choices and wines, and of course all dietary requirements can be catered for.


Choose from their comprehensive packages or opt for a bespoke proposal. Weekend venue hire is from £3500 + VAT with a minimum spend of £8000 + VAT.


This package is £135 per person + VAT with a minimum number of 100 guests.

  • Venue hire from noon to midnight
  • One hour Prosecco and sparkling elderflower reception
  • Three canapés per person
  • Three course wedding banquet
  • Half a bottle of house wine
  • Unlimited filtered water with the banquet
  • Coffee and petits fours
  • One glass of Prosecco for the toasts
  • PA and microphone for speeches


This package is £165 per person + VAT with a minimum number of 100 guests.

  • Venue hire from noon to midnight
  • Champagne and cocktail reception (2 glasses per person)
  • Four canapés per person
  • Three course wedding banquet
  • Half a bottle of Searcys recommended wine
  • Unlimited filtered water throughout the banquet
  • Coffee and petits fours
  • One glass of Champagne for the toasts
  • Evening street food station
  • PA System and microphone for speeches

For more information, contact the Barbican team directly via the contact buttons below and to the side of the screen.

Barbican Centre
Silk Street


  • Emma and Robin

    The Barbican Conservatory was an incredibly special setting for our wedding. We'd seen other potential venues but when we visited the Barbican, we knew we'd found our perfect venue.

  • Chris and David

    Working with the Barbican in the run up to our wedding was a total pleasure. The entire experience remained relaxed and stress-free... it felt very special.

  • Oliver and Truly

    The venue was the perfect setting for our wedding, and all of our guests were very impressed by the space. A large number of guests have commented to us, on the day and since, how impressed they were.

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