Parties with Music
Weddings, parties, dancing
Dine and dance with culture and character
We host wedding and civil partnership receptions, birthday and Bar Mitzvah parties, anniversary parties, Christmas and corporate parties and events with a disco or live music. Dancing can continue until 0100 on some dates. Most events start with a drinks reception on the ground floor, using the attractive canalside outdoor area as well in good weather. You can arrive here by boat with your guests on the Regent's Canal.
Following the reception phase guests go upstairs for a meal, which can be as formal or informal as you wish. After the meal, we've got the perfect memorable locations for that cake-cutting photograph and some tables can be moved to make room for dancing. Live music that's not too loud is permitted until 2300, disco music can continue at reasonable volume until 0100 on limited dates. Your guests will love the building, which is full of character and interest, as the backdrop to your celebrations, and our long experience of hosting private functions will help you plan the perfect occasion.
You have a free choice of caterer and we don't charge corkage. Our charges are reasonable too! Celebrate your special day in an atmospheric venue that's full of history and interest, colour and character.
A typical timetable for a wedding or civil partnership reception and many other types of celebration is:
- Friday: Deliveries by caterer and client, e.g. catering equipment, decorations, wines
- Saturday lunchtime: caterer arrives and prepares behind-scenes, flowers delivered
- 1630 museum closes to public, exhibits moved where needed, caterer begins setting up tables etc.
- 1700 guests begin to arrive. Drinks, coat rails, already ready
- 1800 guests go upstairs: dinner. By now this has been turned into a dining room and tables are laid
- 2030 guests descend for cake-cutting, or coffee, whilst tables are cleared by caterer and space made for dancing
- 2115 guests go back upstairs - now ready for dancing. Bar available
- 2300 Time to go home! Taxis may pick up guests from outside the door or there is excellent 24h public transport
- 2300-0100 A limited number of private functions can continue to 2400 or 0100