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The Gun

The Gun

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The Gun

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  • Grade II-listed pub wedding venue
  • In the Docklands area of London
  • Views across the Thames to the O2 Arena
  • Dating back to the early 1700s
  • A range of spaces for your reception
  • A dedicated events manager
  • Delicious menus from in-house chefs
  • A hidden gin garden for up to 150 guests

Once in the beating heart of London's centre of trade, The Gun offers a traditional pub atmosphere with cosy and characterful rooms, ideally suited for a close-knit wedding reception. Nautical themed rooms would be perfect for any seafaring couple, and the idyllic Thames views make it a sure bet for anyone.

Happy couples have plenty of choice over the room for their reception, with an array of spaces both inside and out to host a spectacular wedding day. The dedicated events team can help you build your own wedding day, including a wonderfully prepared menu from the in-house chefs who'll aim to make every moment of your day a success.

About

There are many historical spots up this stretch of the Thames, and The Gun does not disappoint with adding its own entry to the history books. It was built as a pub in the early 18th century. Lord Horatio Nelson bought a house nearby in the latter part of the century and used the pub as a rendez-vous with his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton.

The Gun acquired its name in 1802, after the cannon fired at the opening of the West India Import Docks. Since then the pub became a key bolthole for smugglers, using the spy-hole on the staircase to watch for the customs officers! Nowadays, this rich history is celebrated in photography and artwork throughout the building, which can be an interesting talking point at your wedding.

Facilities

The Gun has an array of rooms, each with a unique style and vibe, perfect for hosting your celebrations.

The River Room

The scene of many lovers' meetings between Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, The River Room can sit 16 guests around a large oak table. The bright yellow painted walls bounce natural sunlight around the space.

The Dining Room

The largest of the rooms, The Dining Room is suitable for up to 80 guests to dine, or for 120 guests at a standing reception. Photography and paintings on the walls reflect the building's history.

The Cabin Room

The oak-panelled walls give The Cabin Room a level of refined class, and further character can be seen in the hundreds of antique tankards hanging from the ceiling. Recessed shelving holds some treasures from the past. There is also access to the riverside terrace, which itself is heated with retractable walls and a roof, with uninterrupted views across the Thames to the O2 Arena.

The Gin Garden

Celebrate your reception in the Gin Garden with 150 guests. This secret space has a marquee to protect from the British weather, but also garden games for when the sun comes out - including table tennis and giant Jenga. There is a bar with six beers on tap, and also a wide array of gins are available. The garnishes all come from the herb garden!

Catering

Fuller's pubs pride themselves on their catering, using high quality ingredients from local sources. They get their seafood from Severn & Wye Smokery, their dairy from Laverstoke Park Farm, and their meats from Owton's Family Butchers. Start your wedding breakfast with duck liver pâté with carmaelised onion jam and toasted sourdough, before the main course of pan-fried salmon, leek and potato cake and a dill cream sauce. Find the menu that works best for you, including vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free dishes on request.

Packages

Instead of rigid pre-built packages, The Gun prefers to mould your day to suit you. The experienced dedicated events team will help you decide if you need an evening buffet, additional drinks packages or even a children's meal, in addition to welcome drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast and wine for you and your guests. They will ensure the planning stages, and the big day itself, runs smoothly.

If The Gun seems like the venue for you, get in touch using the contact buttons below and to the right.

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The Gun
27 Coldharbour
Docklands
London
E14 9NS
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