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Garden Museum

Situated by the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides the perfect location for wedding receptions, corporate events, parties and celebrations.

Situated moments from the River Thames and a short walk from Vauxhall underground station, the Garden Museum is housed in the deconsecrated church of St Mary’s-at-Lambeth. The Museum has been restored to house seven brand new galleries and two stunning garden spaces designed by Chelsea Flower Show garden designers, Christopher Bradley-Hole and Dan Pearson. As Britain’s only museum dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens, the Museum provides a completely unique space in the heart of London.

There are two main spaces available for venue hire. These are the Nave, a traditional space in the main church with soaring ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows that can accommodate up to 120 for a seated dinner or 250 for a standing reception and the brand new Dan Pearson Garden which balances the medieval surroundings of the main church tower with contemporary bronze and glass architecture. This space is a perfect location for a drinks reception for up to 120 or a smaller dinner event for 30 and provides a tranquil opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with the chance to use one of London’s newest event spaces.

Garden Museum

Lambeth Palace Road
020 7401 8865

Events & Capacities

Reception20 - 250
Lunch 0 - 0
Dinner 20 - 120
Dinner Dance 20 - 120
Meeting / Conference 8 - 120
Outside Space 20 - 120
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 0 - 0
Wedding Reception 0 - 120
Accessible AccessYes

Catering in Museums Conference - The Garden Museum

Monday 16 March, 10.30am - 5pm

In 1988 the V&A caused a controversy with its ‘ace caff with quite a nice museum attached’ campaign. But 40 years on, every Museum wants that ace caff. How do you do it?

The Garden Museum, whose in-house café won Leading Cultural Venues’ award for best café in the world in 2018, hosts this conference looking at the challenges of setting up a museum restaurant or café. With case studies and expertise from industry consultants, sessions will discuss how to tender and make the right choice for your business, venue hire and events catering, visitor services and just how important is good food?

Speakers will include:

Hamish Anderson (CEO, Tate Eats)

Fiona Boyd-Thorpe (catering consultant for museums and heritage, Boyd-Thorpe Associates)

Julian Saipe (former Managing Director, Zafferano)

Neal Trup (VAT Consultant and expert on community cafés)

Garden Café Head Chefs Harry Kaufman and George Lyle


£175 Standard

£150 UVL Members

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