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Dominating the banks of the River Thames, the Palace of Westminster’s resplendent façade heralds this UNESCO World Heritage site as one of the most iconic in the world. Over the centuries the Palace has evolved to become the historical heart of the country, and home of the United Kingdom’s Parliament. Steeped in history, the Palace of Westminster provides a unique setting for your

wedding celebration. Your guests will experience a dramatic sense of occasion as

they enter Westminster Hall and pass through the stunning Central Lobby before

arriving at the House of Commons. Our impressive venues are exceptionally versatile and ideal for any wedding occasion, from a civil ceremony to an intimate reception or lavish wedding breakfast, we have the facilities to suit.

Using the skills and experience acquired from hosting glittering State occasions our team of co-ordinators are able to offer you advice and inspiration for your special © Jakob Appel Gronkajer, Danish Apple Cover photo © nickrayphotography.co.uk

day making the planning process enjoyable and stress free. From your initial visit,

planning the details and menu, right up to your special day, your event co-ordinator will be with you every step of the way.

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CO N T EN TS

T H E CER EM O N Y

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T H E CEL EB R AT I O N

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T H E F I N A L I N GR ED I EN T

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T H E F I N ISH I N G TO U CH ES

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GE T I N TO U CH

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“A truly picture perfect venue for our special day”

“The Palace is breathtaking. Everything you could want in a wedding venue!”

THE CEREMO N Y Celebrate your vows with up to 150 guests in the grandeur of the Members' Dining Room overlooking the River Thames, or with up to 60 guests in the beautiful oak panelled Jubilee Room. Both venues are licensed with Westminster Council for civil ceremonies. Ceremonies can take place between 10.30 and 16.30 on Saturdays and Fridays when neither House is sitting. The latest ceremony can take place at 16.00

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The Westminster Registry Office accepts provisional bookings and will also allow you to give formal notice of your ceremony up to 12 months before the day.

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THE CELEBRATION

MEM BER S’ DI N I NG ROOM

JU BI LEE ROOM

The Members' Dining Room creates a historical backdrop for your nuptials, seating up to 150 guests and overlooking the River Thames.

The Jubilee Room provides an intimate setting seating up to 60 guests, perfect for an intimate ceremony.

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CEREMONY SEATED

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Room Dimensions: 21.8m x 8.0m x 6.05m (71’5” x 26’4” x 19’8”)

Room Dimensions: 10.75m x 5.35m (35’3” x 17’6”)

Area: 181.1m2

Area: 59.3m2 © Lyndsey Goddard Photography

CEREMONY SEATED

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MEM BER S’ DI N I NG ROOM

S TR A NGER S’ DI N I NG ROOM

The Members' Dining Room is adorned with beautiful flock wall paper, wooden relief sculptures and fascinating paintings. This splendid room with exquisite detailing is sure to impress your guests.

The Strangers' Dining Room is decorated with intricate wood carvings and the elaborate red flock wallpaper – designed and favoured by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) providing an elegant setting for your special occasion.

SEATED

CHURCH I L L ROOM

This relaxing space provides an idyllic setting with wonderful views of the Thames and is the perfect venue for an intimate reception. The large gilt brass and crystal chandelier which commands the room is a piece that was initially commissioned by the Earl of Shrewsbury by Pugin.

The Churchill Room, renamed in honour of the formidable ex-Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965). With an abundance of natural day light and views of the River Thames this room provides a wonderful backdrop for your wedding reception.

RECTANGLE

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SEATED ROUNDS

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SEATED RECTANGLE

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SEATED RECTANGLE

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ROUNDS

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E-SHAPE

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ROUNDS

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ROUNDS

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STANDING RECEPTION

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STANDING RECEPTION

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STANDING RECEPTION

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STANDING RECEPTION

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PUGI N ROOM

Room Dimensions: 21.8m x 8.0m x 6.05m (71’5” x 26’4” x 19’8”)

Room Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3m x 6.05m (33’7” x 27’2” x 19’8”)

Room Dimensions: 8.3m x 6.9m x 6.05m (27’2” x 22’6” x 19’8”)

Room Dimensions: 15.15m x 7.6m x 4.17m (49’7” x 24’9” x 13’7”)

Area: 181.1m2

Area: 90.8m2

Area: 57.9m2

Area: 127.9m2

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THE FINAL INGREDIENT

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“We would never in our wildest

T ERR ACE PAV I L I O N

T HAM ES PAV I L I O N

A purpose built marquee provides an ideal venue for all weather conditions. The panoramic glass doors offer uninterrupted views of the River Thames and open out onto the Terrace. The oak wooden flooring and drapery offer a perfect Tabula rasa for your special day.

Situated on the lower ground floor, this newly renovated marquee boasts light wooden flooring, neutral décor and access out onto the Terrace. With uninterrupted views of the River Thames this venue provides a great backdrop for an intimate reception.

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STANDING RECEPTION

high quality in every area”

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Room Dimensions: 28.5m x 5.65m (93’6” x 18’6”)

Room Dimensions: 11.3m x 5.6m (37’ x 18’3”)

Area: 161m2

Area: 61.9m2

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STANDING RECEPTION

dreams have anticipated such

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THE FINISHING TOUCHES

CAT ERI NG Our award winning kitchen team take as much pride in catering for your wedding guests as they do for State occasions hosted here at the House of Commons. Creating seasonal menus with quality ingredients and impeccable attention to detail you can be assured that your guests will be wowed at every course. From canapés to a six course banquet, we have a variety of catering options to suit your timings and budget. Our selection of venues offer the perfect setting to suit your menu; a Champagne reception in our riverside Terrace Pavilion, a traditional ‘British’ afternoon tea in the elegant Churchill Room, an intimate dinner in the opulent Pugin Room or the grandeur of a six course seasonal wedding breakfast in our historic Members' Dining Room.

“It seems ‘thank you’ is too little but on behalf of my husband and I ‘Thank you All ’ from the bottom of our hearts” 14

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You and your guests can relax in the knowledge that our team will deliver a sumptuous menu with exemplary service.

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FLOR A L ARR A NGEMEN TS

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Our florist will work with you to infuse the venue with character and emotion inspired by you, providing bespoke designs for your special day. From breath taking bouquets to sensational floral centre pieces our florists will guide you through the design process.

GET IN TOUCH

S TAT I O N ERY

T HE GI F T SHOP

From order of services to place cards our in-house print team can provide stationery and print services for your wedding. We can supply menu cards and place name cards with the House of Commons Crowned Portcullis. Badged menus can be provided ready printed or blank for your own printing.

The House of Commons Shop offers an exclusive range of high quality gifts suitable for all occasions and events. The range includes confectionery, wines, spirits, glass, china and stationery. Gifts and favours can be pre-ordered through the events team or arrangements can be made for you to visit the House of Commons Shop. If you require a large quantity of a particular item a minimum of four weeks’ notice will usually be necessary.

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To view the products available please visit the Houses of Parliament Shop website www.shop.parliament.uk

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Our quick and easy printing service delivers high quality printed table menus direct to your special day. Speak to our event co-ordinators for further information and prices.

CONTACT US

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THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

CURTIS GREEN ENTRANCE No1 DERBY GATE

HOW TO FI N D US The Houses of Parliament are located in the heart of Westminster in the centre of London (postcode SW1A 0AA), and are well served by all forms of public transport, most of which is wheelchair accessible. Arriving by rail

The nearest stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria (15-20 minutes walk).

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Arriving by underground

Westminster Station (Circle, District and Jubilee lines).

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Contact For further information please contact the Facilities Events Team using the details below, or visit our website at www.parliament.uk/venue

Arriving by bus Numbers: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87,88, 148, 159, 211, 453, N2, N11, N87, N136, N155, N159 and N381 all stop nearby. Accessibility We welcome all visitors to Parliament and continue to work to improve accessibility. All our venues are accessible by wheelchair users.

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“To say you made the whole experience a pleasure is an understatement to the roles that you all played”

Facilities Events Team T: 020 7219 3090 F: 020 7219 4944 E: [email protected] HoCEventsUK

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MY W EDDI NG N OT ES...

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Item

Price

No of people

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Ceremony Venue Hire

Reception Venue Hire

Catering

Reception catering

Wedding breakfast catering

Evening reception catering

Floral arrangements

Stationary

Favours

Final total

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“I just cannot begin to express how good

it has been to do all of this with you – strange

as it might be it seems like we have actually been able to share the day with all of you – although we appreciate it is your job you have made us feel as if we were the only people you had to look after – and look

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after us you most certainly did”

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