The Ivory Vaults – A Fabulously Unique London Venue

by Michelle

If you’re searching for a stunning, absolutely unique central London wedding venue, then look no further than The Ivory Vaults, a beautiful hidden gem situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks.

Celebrate your big day in this 10,000 sq ft venue comprised of nine intimate vaulted private dining areas, interlinked by a vast open passageway. To add a super special dash of individuality and to give you guests some superb entertainment, why not arrange for the on site events and theatrical production team to put on one of their interactive shows for you all? Over to the Ivory Vaults team now to tell us more.

Tell us about your venue

The Ivory Vaults is an exclusive location situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Docks.

Nestled between the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Ivory Vaults are close to the city and benefit from fantastic transport links to central London, Excel, London City Airport, the 02 and London’s newest quarter, the East Village.

The 200 year old structure exudes charm and individuality, perfect for a bespoke event unique to your wedding.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

We do not have a ceremony license.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?


Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

The 10,000 sq ft venue is available for groups of 100 – 450, devised of nine intimate vaulted private dining areas, interlinked by a vast open passageway.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We provide all-inclusive packages for a hassle free wedding.

We have a selection of themed events to choose from, if you don’t find what you are looking for we are more than happy to discuss a bespoke themed option of your choice.

Wedding themes available include Medieval, Masquerade, Embargo Era, Alice in Wonderland, Viking, Oriental and many more.

The Ivory Vaults is also available as a dry hire option.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We have on site catering. Also, external catering is allowed.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

BYO is allowed

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

Our catering team, in house decorators and on site events and theatrical production team are experienced in delivering interactive and memorable events to a wide range of clientele.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

We do not offer accommodation on site, however, there are some great deals on hotels near Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

We have in house events team, we have over 40 years’ experience in providing immersive theatrical experiences.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

Providing we don’t have any events on site the day before, our team will decorate the venue to be ready on the morning of the wedding. And, of course, the bridal party can access the venue on the big day to add the last touches.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

The Ivory Vaults doesn’t have an outdoor area for wedding photos. However, we are just 5 min walk from Tower of London and Tower Bridge, where you can take fabulous pictures.

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

As a couple you need to choose the wedding venue that feels authentic to you two, and choose a design and theme that will give you and your guests the best memories of your special day.

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

One of my favourite moments is the first dance they share as a husband and wife, as it captures the joy and celebration of the wedding day.

All images courtesy of The Ivory Vaults


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