The Dickens Inn Weddings

Marble Quay, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1UH, UK

  • A charming reconstructed 18th Century warehouse in St Katherine Docks
  • Beautiful barn style venue with exposed beams and large windows overlooking the River Thames
  • Tower Hill and Tower Gateway stations are just a five minute walk away
  • Prime waterfront photo opportunities along the Thames waterfront, featuring Tower Bridge and The Shard
  • Maximum capacity for up to 140 seated and 200 standing
  • Fully licensed for wedding ceremonies in the Dickens Suite
  • Open air terrace adorned with seasonal flowers and hanging baskets
  • High quality in-house wedding menus starting from £65 per head
  • Dedicated Dickens Inn Wedding Coordinator
  • Late licence until 12am
Waterside Weddings at The Dickens Inn

Waterside Weddings at The Dickens Inn

This riverside restaurant guarantees you wedding day that will stand out from the ordinary. Located in an enchanting corner of St Katherine Dock in Tower Hamlets, The Dickens Inn looks as though it has been plucked from the pages of a fairy tale. Bedecked with trailing blooms and terraces overlooking Tower Bridge, this East London wedding venue offers couples the peace and tranquillity of a waterfront village, on the banks of vibrant East London.

The quaint wooden barn style of The Dickens Inn creates an endearing and homely atmosphere on your wedding day. The primary event space, The Dickens Suite, is a romantic and rustic room that’s accessible via a picturesque timber staircase. Not only is it fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, but it also features attractive exposed beams that can be entwined with twinkling fairy lights.

The tranquil laidback character of The Dickens Inn flows through all of its wedding spaces, including the Pickwick Room on the first floor. This spacious and versatile restaurant that can be cleared to make way for any event arrangement and decor vision. Similarly, the Copperfield Bar on the ground floor is a cosy lounge area with its own built in bar. It even has a secluded terrace next to the docks, so you can toast to the newly married couple and spill out onto the sun drenched decking.

Unique features of The Dickens Inn Weddings

The Dickens Suite at The Dickens Inn Weddings

The Dickens Suite

The Dickens Suite is the primary wedding space on offer at The Dickens Inn, with a full licence for civil ceremonies. Most who step on foot in this room feel enchanted by its barn style features, and the rooms composition transports them to the rural English countryside. The darkened wooden beams emphasise the historic warehouse structure of the building and they contrast beautifully with the widened windows which, being just outside of London, depict the city skyline perfectly.

  • Ceremony 150
  • Standing 200
  • Seated 150
The Pickwick Room at The Dickens Inn Weddings

The Pickwick Room

Also located on the first floor, opposite The Dickens Suite, is a large and versatile event space that works beautifully for your wedding breakfast. The light wooden panels crisscross along the ceiling and lead out onto an open air balcony terrace, laden with trailing flowers. The Pickwick room looks beautiful with matching antique chairs for that desirable rustic touch to your wedding day. All the furniture in the room can be moved and replaced with the guidance of your experienced wedding coordinator.

  • Ceremony NA
  • Standing 140
  • Seated 120
The Copperfield Bar at The Dickens Inn Weddings

The Copperfield Bar

This cosy event space is as atmospheric as it comes. Located on the ground floor, The Copperfield Bar has direct access to the outdoor terrace, so you and your guests can freely flow in and out in the summer months, or enjoy the comforts of the indoors on wintry evenings. It's a great room to enjoy as a post-ceremony drinks space whilst The Dickens Suite upstairs is swiftly turned over for dinner. The heavy beams, leather lounge seating and built in bar with shiny craft ale taps give it the air of a traditional old English pub.

  • Ceremony NA
  • Standing 100
  • Seated 60

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Wedding Photo Opportunities at The Dickens Inn Weddings

In summer or wintertime, The Dickens Inn is a dream backdrop to wedding photographs, and there are plenty of London landmarks located nearby to feature in your images. Stroll along the riverbank and absorb the beauty of the city surroundings, overlooking the iconic Tower Bridge and the soaring Shard building.

Then, whilst your guests snack on sumptuous canapes and sip bottomless bubbles, you and your significant other can take a private walk around the St Katherine Docks with your photographer to capture timeless frames. Dance across the decking, hold hands over the bridge and look out over the luxury yachts to create an album of stunning portraits in an utterly unique setting. The Dickens Inn itself is also a captivating background to your marriage photographs; the charming wooden balconies burst with colourful flowers and set the stage for a special photo moment.

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Mouthwatering Menus for your Dickens Inn Wedding

Mouthwatering Menus for your Dickens Inn Wedding

The Dickens Inn is an excellent pub and restaurant wedding venue for couples who appreciate high quality gourmet food, quality craft ales and a great atmosphere to match. To maintain the spotless reputation that the restaurant upholds, The Dickens Inn is proud to provide in-house menus that impress every bride and groom.

There really is nothing better than tucking in to an expertly prepared dish by a restaurant team who have years of event experience. The friendly waiting staff will deliver heart helpings of British cuisine to the schedule set with you and your dedicated wedding coordinator. So whether that’s a smorgasbord of tasty canapes and bowl food for a standing reception, a delicious array grazing platters for a casual evening soiree, or a traditional three course dinner with bubbling champagne for the toast, the Dickens Inn are highly trained to ensure you enjoy a celebration without a hitch. All the more tempting are the tiered price packages, that start from an affordable £65 per head.

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The Treasures of Tower Hamlets

The Dickens Inn in Tower Hamlets is a totally unique waterfront wedding venue, with a Pandora’s box of treasures to discover on its doorstep. Strolling the picturesque decking and bridges around the St Katherine Docks unveils an impressive working marina with 185 berths of magnificent yachts and boats from around the world.  The glistening vessels form a thriving community of seafarers, surrounded by a vibrant restaurant scene with direct views towards the iconic London landmarks of Tower Bridge and the Shard. Spending the day at St Katherine Dock feels a world away from the chaos of central London, making it East London’s best kept secret. Downstream, the majestic Tower of London takes precedence, an official Royal Palace and Fortress of Her Majesty The Queen. Here, your wedding guests can marvel at the sparkling Crown Jewels and learn of the fascinating history that shaped the ancestry of the British monarchy. All who visit Tower Hamlets on the North bank of the River Thames are blown away by the diversity of this London area, from the century old castles to the hip and happening street scene of Brick Lane.

The Dickens Inn is licensed for wedding ceremonies in its rustic barn-like Dickens Suite, but the events team understand that some couples may want to host their ceremony elsewhere in a local place of worship prior to the reception. St Katherine Dock is very close to a number of churches, that are all reachable within walking distance. The Roman Catholic Church of the English Martyrs (10 minute walk away) is an ornate parish church with attractive stained glass windows that could work well for your ceremony. In the other direction, St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wapping is a 12 minute walk away, and its elegant serene interior is popular for wedding ceremonies. Another option is St Peter’s London Docks (14 minute walk away).  This Grade I listed Anglican church in Wapping has a beautiful beamed ceiling and offers a welcome place of refuge away from the hectic buzz of London’s city centre.

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