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 Dickens Inn Weddings Testimonials

I love this place. The facade is really beautiful, the interior is spacious and there is some extra exterior area as well. Overall, a great venue! I'd recommend it to anyone.

Reinaldo F

Nice location for this pub/restaurant in a 18th century building in a restored dock and shipping area. The food was good enough to bring us back a couple of days later for another meal and the service was prompt and attentive. Go there, you'll like...

Jack N

Food was great, staff really nice and a beautiful pub set in an old fashioned stone building.

Simone B

Cosy, characteristic pub in St Katherine's dock area, in the least crowded part of the city. Ideal for a quiet Saturday evening.

Rich V

An exceptional pub down by St Katherine's. Exceptional service in all parts of the business, the Grill restaurant is perfect for a celebratory meal out, and they are an amazing wedding reception venue!

Lee R

Lovely, historic and cosy pub, despite the huge size of it! Lovely afternoon/evening on a winter’s day!

Charlotte J

The staff were extremely helpful and arranged things in no time at all. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced, and the whole place was comfortable and cosy. Will be going back.

Damien D

I just love it. Great location lovely staff and really nice food. It's one of the best places around the Tower of London. Very picturesque :)

Matama F

Huge pub which has three floors! Great place to hold events. If your interested in boats there is always loads to look at and dream about! Great food, great staff, massive selection of drinks an honestly the best pub in London! A must go to!


Such a lovely venue! Having had our wedding reception at The Dickens Inn, we can't imagine having done it anywhere else. We had a large wedding (93 people), about half of whom came from the United States and had never been to London before. With it's...

Lee R

We had our wedding reception at the Dickens on 14 September this year and I cannot begin to thank the staff enough for making our day really special. From the initial enquiry right through to the day all the staff were amazing and did everything they...

Em D

What a lovely find. Gorgeous outside with all the flowers so pretty. Nice big seating area inside with a large choice of drinks.

Heather C

We had a late summer wedding with around 100 guests, spread across three events over the day. The Dickens Inn is nicely tucked away from busy roads, the front square was perfect for our guests with children to roam around, whilst the adults enjoyed ...

Francis Z

We were lucky enough to be able to book this wonderful wedding venue on a Bank Holiday Saturday in August for our wedding, and we are so glad we did! We had often visited the pub for dinner in The Grill, or a delicious pizza, or just a drink, as it is...

Liz M

We held our wedding party here for 100 guests. It was the best decision ever we made for our best day. First of all, Agata who is the even coordinators was absolutely amazing from the moment we contacted the venue until the wedding day (or even now!) ...

Akiko H

We had our wedding at the Dickens Inn back in Summer 2019. Everything about the experience from initial meeting to our wedding day was dealt with professionally, promptly and without any extra stress for us. Agata and her team were on hand to make sure...

Hobson C

We celebrated our wedding at The Dickens Inn in February 2019. We knew from our first visit to the venue and meeting Samanta that this was the venue for us. Samanta was friendly, professional and always replied promptly to emails. She went above and ...

Katie H

We had our wedding reception at The Dickens Inn in November 2018 and we could not have hoped for anything better – it was perfect! All of our planning was through Samanta who was incredibly helpful throughout and worked with us to create the day we wanted...

Andy I

We have had our wedding ceremony organised at Dickens Inn by Agata. Venue was great and we have had a great time. Even tough it was Agata's day off she did come in and made sure everything was working fine for us. I would strongly recommend this venue...

Chris G

Well where do I start, the moment me and my future husband viewed The Dickens inn we fell in love with the venue straight away. We loved the rustic feel low beams you honestly didn't need to add much decoration as its natural beauty made it look amazing...

Shanlaw S

We were delighted with our wedding reception at the Dickens Inn. Its a great space in an amazing central London location and reasonably priced. Agata and her team went above and beyond to help us in planning and delivering the event. We're very grateful...

Simon and Katherine K

We had a fantastic wedding at the Dickens Inn on 29 July 2018 and we are delighted to recommend this venue – unique, individual and truly memorable ! The old-world charm of The Dickens Inn provided a perfect setting with the boats of St Katherine’s docks...

Simon M

The Dickens Inn was the perfect place to get married they executed the most amazing wedding day we could have wished for. We would love to go back and do it all over again - it truly was the best day ever. The team were fantastic and every detail was...

Claire N

I had my wedding at the Dickens Inn and it was exactly what I wanted! We opted for late afternoon ceremony with a bbq style buffet in the evening! Ceremony was amazing and the party was a great night. The food went down a treat for everyone especially...

Antonia A

We had a fantastic day at the Dickens’ for our wedding breakfast and evening reception, having got married in Bermondsey earlier in the afternoon (our guests loved walking over Tower Bridge to get to the Dickens’ Inn!). The setting is beautiful and the...

Josie J

We had our wedding reception at the Dickens inn in May. We had the best night ever! We couldn't have picked a more perfect venue, all the staff on the night were so accommodating and joined in with our celebrations. Everyone commented on how nice the...

Cristal Dennis

Our wedding at the Dickens Inn was everything I wanted and more. As we were both born and raised in London it made perfect sense to get married here. We chose the Dickens Inn as St Katherine’s Dock is one of our favourite London spots. The docks and...

Marigold Russell

It is one of the most amazing venues. Tasty food (especially their massive pizzas), very helpful and lovely staff and such a beautiful location overall. Definitely recommend.

Jay J

My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Dickens Inn on October 7th 2017. What an incredible day! The Dickens Inn staff were ever helpful and offered professional service at every step of the way. Also, we were so impressed with how they used the...

James Skinner

We had a fantastic wedding at the Dickens Inn on 29 July 2018 and we are delighted to recommend this venue – unique, individual and truly memorable ! The old-world charm of The Dickens Inn provided a perfect setting with the boats of St Katherine’s...

Sophie S

We held our wedding at the Dickens at the start of April, and the staff really did make our day perfect. The staff were exceptionally helpful throughout, the food was delicious, and the room looked beautiful. We can not thank and recommend enough :)

Laura L

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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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