Wedding Venues & Wedding Reception
Imagine getting married in one of the most famous buildings in the world. The House of Commons awaits your request…
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE HOUSE OF
COMMONS forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Steeped in history, there’s no beating the sense of drama and occasion at this extraordinary landmark – and guess what, you can get married here! A truly one-in-a-million venue, licensed ceremonies (for up to 150 guests) take place in the Members’ Dining Room overlooking the River ‘Thames – or for something more intimate, there’s the oak-panelled Jubilee Room with enough room for 60. Afterwards, your elegant celebration can take any form you choose – the venue can cater everything from a lavish afternoon tea fit for the Queen to a five-course seated wedding breakfast. Prefer to keep things simple? How about riverside drinks in.
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Parliamentary party favours
Bridesmaids arrive by the Cromwell Green entrance
For more information about the venue, visitparliament.uk/venue. Contact the events team on 020 7219 3090 or email email@example.com to check availability
Either the ‘Thames or Terrace Pavilion – both are light-filled, airy, chic spaces overlooking the water.
All those in favour, say ‘aye’…
Why did you choose the House of Commons for your special day?
The venue is simply stunning and so iconic that we didn’t feel anywhere else compared.
How many guests did you have?
92 in the day and an additional 32 in the evening, so 124 in total.
Where did you say your vows?
We had a civil ceremony in the beautiful Members’ Dining Room surrounded by family and friends.
Which room did you have the reception in?
We had the wedding breakfast in the Members’ Dining room. The evening celebrations continued with a night of dancing in the Terrace Pavilion with amazing views of the River Thames and the London Eye!
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The House of Commons team is used to organising glittering State affairs, so they know their way around a wedding. Why not have the House of Commons’ famous racing-green logo emblazoned on your name cards and menus?
Why not treat your wedding guests to a g uided tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords’ debating chambers on the big day?
What could be more fun than heading to the Houses of Parliament for tastings with their award-
As party favours go, they don’t get more elegant than these. Brides’ favourite are the mini bottles of House of Commons Speaker’s whisky and the House of Commons chocolate mint creams. How elegant!
Katie and Oliver outside the grand Colonnade
What was the food like?
In a word, delicious! Beautifully presented with modern twists like pea ice cream.
The finishing touches were my favourite part of the wedding. We chose a vintage theme for the day with an old map of London for the table plan, old postcards of London landmarks in frames for the table names, vintage tea lights and books for the postcards to stand on.
What’s special about the House of Commons?
The staff are amazing and our guests were completely in awe of the venue. We still have to pinch ourselves sometimes to remind us that we actually got married in the House of Commons.