The Middle Temple

 

One of the four ancient Inns of Court, Middle Temple has been at the heart of the legal system since the sixteenth century. Situated on the banks of the Thames, moments away from the busy central London streets, the secluded grounds create an oasis of peace and calm. Stunning architecture and ancient artefacts give this unique venue a wonderful sense of history and a dignified, stately atmosphere. The majestic elegance and secluded beauty of Middle Temple creates the perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding, a unique space that leaves guests awe-struck and with lasting memories of a day of wonderment.

From the towering splendour of the Hall to the tranquillity of the gardens, wedding parties will walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest names in history – Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake, Charles Dickens, amongst others – and dine at the 29-ft High Table that was a gift to the Inn from Elizabeth I, made from a single oak from Windsor Forest that was floated down the Thames to the doors of Middle Temple. Surviving the Great Fire and two World Wars, the table has never left the building and has been dined at by every monarch since Elizabeth I herself. The very first performance of Twelfth Night was played in the Hall in 1602 with Shakespeare and the Virgin Queen in attendance.

The Inn is licensed to hold ceremonies in all of its rooms including the Prince’s Room and Elizabethan Hall. The venue can be hired exclusively, or The Hall, garden and Bench Apartments can be hired individually.

In 2019, we formed a partnership with one of the UK’s best wedding planners – Love Lydia Weddings – and we can now offer our couples a guiding hand along every single step of their fairy tale journey to married life. We have also strengthened our in-house catering team that has created a truly delectable fine dining and banqueting menu packed full of locally sourced, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, working hand-in-hand with the best suppliers in London and across the UK. As a fully-inclusive venue we also continue to welcome many same sex marriages and partnerships. With an historic venue of great importance, first-class cuisine, excellent customer service, full inclusivity (yes the dog can be in the wedding party), and an excellent, creative and engaging events team, Middle Temple is the all-rounder for a luxurious wedding in the city.

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