In its time, a few knots have been tied in London's Docklands. Mainly by sailors. But now, for the first time, the Museum of London Docklands — housed in a 200-year-old former sugar warehouse — is inviting couples to tie THE knot.
Up to 250 guests can be accommodated for both the wedding ceremony, and the reception. Spaces on offer include the Muscovado Hall (with its exposed brick walls and original pitch pine columns) and the 'sun drenched' Quayside Room with panoramic views of West India Quay (not sure they can guarantee it'll be sun-drenched, but anyway).
The museum will host both wedding and civil partnerships.
Says Sarah McQueen, the museum's Venues and Hospitality Manager, "Our aim is to help guests connect to the capital through the untold history of London's past and now, for the first time ever, couples will be able to add their mark to the rich historical tapestry of this great city."
We also noticed that the publicity shots include one in fake pub — and sometime haunt of our pals, Deserter — The Three Mariners. If they let every wedding party crack open a bottle of bubbly in here, to the bemusement of passing tourists, we're sold.
The question every couple/parents of the couple wants to know: how much? Prices start at £3,500+VAT. Our advice: if you want to cut costs, hold the reception at the Wetherspoon next door. Contact the Museum of London Docklands for more details on their wedding packages.