tel:- 020 794 08 766
web address:- designmuseum.org
Design Museum :-
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
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.