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The Dickens Inn

  • Wonderful wedding venue on the River Thames
  • Restyled and restored 18th century pub
  • Original features; exposed beams and high ceiling
  • Views of St Katharine Docks and Tower Bridge
  • Three floors of flexible hire space to suit all
  • Maximum capacity of up to 200 guests
  • Events coordinator on hand
  • Delicious and diverse in-house catering
  • Menu packages to suit all preferences
  • Tailorable wedding packages to suit all

Whether you're a city lover, a Charles Dickens fan or you're just looking for a venue with style and character, The Dickens Inn is the perfect venue to say 'I do'. Offering three floors of flexible and spacious areas to choose from and top-quality catering tailored to your preferences, you can expect your dream day at this wonderful venue.

Boasting historic features such as high ceilings and exposed beams as well as a beautiful balcony dining area overlooking the stunning St Katharine Docks, this is a picturesque city venue. Work with their experienced team and an event coordinator to plan your perfect day.

History

The Dickens Inn is an original warehouse building near three iconic landmarks in the city of London, including Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the Shard. The original building is thought to of housed tea or owned by a local brewery, in the 18th century. During the 1820's its timber frame was encased in a modern brick shell reflecting the style of the St Katharine Docks design by the Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford.

The building was moved from its original site and was re-built in its present site, using the original timbers, tailboards and ironwork. The pub was reconstructed in the style of an 18th century, three-storey balconied inn.

The inn was formally opened by Cedric Charles Dickens, the grandson of the famous writer Charles Dickens, who said that his grandfather would've loved the inn, knowing that he was extremely familiar with the East London and Thameside area.

Facilities

The Dickens Suite

With stunning high-ceilings, exposed beams and large windows, this spacious room offers a bright and airy celebration space. The room is stylishly finished and is perfect for ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening entertainment. With stunning views over the dock towards Tower Bridge.

Capacity - 200 guests; 150 seated

The Pickwick Room

Found on the first floor, this large room makes for a versatile space to host your celebrations. With a balcony dining area showcasing views of St Katharine Docks, you can either dine or dance in this wonderful space.

Capacity - 140 guests; 120 seated

The Copperfield Bar

Ideal for either a formal or relaxed gathering, this ground floor lounge area provides its own bar alongside comfortable seating. Perfect for smaller and intimate celebrations, the room has direct access to a large terrace area.

Capacity - 100 guests; 60 seated

Catering

With their experienced and talented in-house catering, you can enjoy a wedding feast perfectly suited to you and your taste buds. Offering set menus and varying menu packages each dish is made up of the finest ingredients and prepared to your preferences. The packages include Silver, Gold and Platinum and vary in content and price.

Offering classy canapés, hearty main meals and indulgent desserts, you'll be spoilt for choice when deciding on your first meal as a married couple.

Packages

The Dickens Inn offer varying packages to suit all couples and can be tailored to ensure every detail is perfect. Their experienced and friendly team are on hand to offer guidance and discuss your wishes for your big day.

Every package includes an event manager, waiting staff and a cloakroom as well as bespoke drinks and entertainment add-ons.

If The Dickens Inn looks like the perfect place to celebrate your marriage, click the buttons below and to the right to get in touch.

Address
Marble Quay
St Katharine's Way
London
E1W 1UH

Reviews

  • Chris & Hannah

    We had a fantastic day at the Dickens' for our wedding breakfast and evening reception, having got married in Bermondsey earlier in the afternoon (our guests loved walking over Tower Bridge to get to the Dickens' Inn!). The setting is beautiful and the room looked wonderful. We were really pleased with how the whole day went. There were no hiccups and actually the whole process right from first contact was fairly seamless thanks to Agata and the team. The food was delicious and great value, as you would expect from a brilliant restaurant. Everybody loved the whole day and we would highly recommend the Dickens'.

  • Shannon and Lawrence

    Well where do I start, the moment me and my furture husband viewed The Dickens inn we fell in love with the venue straight away.
    We loved the rustic feel low beams you honestly didn't need to add must decoration as its natural beauty made it look amazing.
    Then you looked out the windows to see the beautiful Views of st Katherine's dock.
    We were sold!

    From the day we made the booking right up to our special day we were looked after. They really couldn't do enough, nothing was too much trouble. I must of blasted them was 20 plus e-mails with questions I always got a reply or phone call the communication was spot on.

    They made us and our guests feel very welcome. The day before we were able to get everything dropped off set up for our special day the team helped too which was great. I was told there was no need for me to do this as they was happy to set up but I wanted to be apart of setting up the venue and they allowed me to do this.

    We would not of change a single thing about our day, the day ran so smoothly. The timings were perfect, we didn't have to prompt anything they were always one step ahead of us.
    We were always worried would there be enough food what if there are any hicks up, honestly speaking we had absolutely nothing to worry about The Team made sure our day was Perfect, it was even better then we could of ever imagined.

    We could go on forever speaking about our day, choose The Dickens Inn you will not be disappointed.

    Agata and her team did a fantastic job for our special day we can't thank them enough.

    Amazing Venue, Stunning Views, Brilliant team.

    Mr and Mrs Adrien

  • Cristal & Chris

    We had our wedding reception at the Dickens inn in May. We had the best night ever! We couldn't have picked a more perfect venue, all the staff on the night were so accommodating and joined in with our celebrations. Everyone commented on how nice the three course meal was & how tasty the 'beast Pizzas' were in the evening. On the build up to the wedding Agata & Sam (our event co-coordinators) helped us organise everything and thought of things we hadn't, offering us useful advise and helpful suggestions. They helped us set up exactly how we wanted too. The DJ (who we booked through the dickens inn) was fab too. Thank you everyone who was involved!

  • Paul & Oana

    The Dickens Inn gave us everything we wanted in a wedding venue. We had a Central London location, with beautiful surroundings, exquisite views, tasty food and helpful staff, all for an affordable price. We loved the venue so much, that we used it for our service, reception and evening celebration. For each part of the day the staff were able to transform the room to fit the vision we had, making it look elegant and inviting. In the run up to the wedding the Dickens Inn team were available to answer all our questions and help us plan the day. We're so grateful we chose the Dickens Inn, as it gave us a vibrant and unique background to our special day.

  • Ed & Jenni

    We had a wonderful wedding at the Dickens Inn. The setting is absolutely perfect and many of our guests commented on what a great venue it was. It was great to be able to have the marriage ceremony and the reception all in one place, with enough space for a Ceilidh band and dancing! The amazing location by Tower Bridge was a bonus and we got some brilliant photos there.

    The Dickens Inn were very helpful and flexible, allowing us to set up the day before the wedding, since the room wasn't in use. They were also very understanding when there was a problem with our payment!

  • Ziggi & Cristiana

    We had our wedding reception at The Dickens Inn and we absolutely loved it. It's been the best choice we made as we were torn between two venues. The Dickens Inn is an amazing place located in the most incredible area. St Katharine's Dock is beautiful and the surroundings were perfect for to take some lovely photos.
    The room that we hired was very rustic and spacious, overlooking The Tower Bridge. It looked very pretty even before we decorated it. The fairy lights in there were very nice but we brought more and turned the place into a fairy tale like setting.
    The food was delicious and the serving was impecable. After the meal the room was cleared up and turned into a dance floor. We opted for a ceilidh and it was super fun. All staff were very welcoming and so nice and helpful to us. From the booking process until the last arrangements after the wedding everything went very smoothly. It just couldn't have been less stress free. We are so so pleased we found The Dickens Inn and we would go back there anytime as it's one of the best places in London.

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