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Design Museum

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Design Museum
Shad Thames

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Venue type: Museum

Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3

Function room names and capacities:

Design Museum Space - 200 for standing receptions, 70 for dinner, 150 seated theatre style
Riverside Hall - 250 for standing receptions, 120 for dinner
Contemporary Design Gallery - 120 for standing receptions, 30 for dinner

Local accommodation: The Bermondsey Square Hotel
Guoman Tower Hotel

Choice of wedding breakfast menus - Yes
Alcohol License - Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Yes
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted - Yes
Dance Floor - Yes
Evening Reception Facilities - Yes

Wedding services provided: We offer various wedding packages including ceremony, drinks reception, breakfast and dancing. Weddings can be held exclusively in the Design Museum Space or can be spread over all floors.

Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: The river front with views of the gherkin and Tower Bridge. Private balcony in the Design Musuem Space with the same views but from two floors up.

Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Throughout the exhibitions

Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Tower Bridge

Venue special features: The Design Museum makes the most of its riverside views to create a space that is simple, dramatic and beautifully detailed

Venue History: The Design Museum was founded in 1989 in a banana warehouse close to Tower Bridge. This simple and beautiful Modernist building is 10 minutes walk east of London Bridge tube station. Described by fashion designer Paul Smith as the natural home for everyone who has ever enjoyed or appreciated design, the Design Museum is an ideal location for the wedding of a couple looking to convey a sense of refined style

Wedding Trivia:
The term originates from the sixteenth century. At that time a small piece of bread would be placed in a goblet of wine. The goblet would be passed from guest to guest until it reached the person being honored who would drain the goblet and eat the morsel of bread in the bottom. This tradition is practiced at weddings today - usually in the form of one or more champagne "toasts". The best man has the honor of giving the first toast. Usually the bride and groom remain seated for the toasts while all the guests are usually standing to honor them. The couple may then make a few remarks thanking their families, wedding party members, and guests. They may also "toast" each other or share a "toast" together. Often special glass or silver goblets are used by the bride and groom.

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