Senate House, the art deco centrepiece of the University of London offers brides and grooms a unique backdrop for a truly memorable wedding.

Situated in the heart of the capital, Senate House’s stunning 1930’s architecture is regularly used as a high profile film and fashion show location. The venue has been featured in many blockbusters including Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang as well staging Antonio Berardi’s autumn/winter 2012-13 collection during London Fashion Week.

At 209 ft, the venue was London’s first skyscraper and has been an iconic presence on the capital’s skyline since 1936. The building’s elegant spaces hidden behind the Portland Stone façade of this London landmark all boast original architectural features showcasing the venue’s illustrious past and understated elegance.

Seeped in culture and history, Senate House represents an exquisite space for couples looking for a venue to host their wedding from start to finish. The venue offers a multitude of event spaces; couple’s have the option to take vows in four of the venue’s opulent spaces. The Beveridge and Macmillan Halls can seat up to 350 and 250 guests respectively while the Chancellor’s Hall and the Court Room are more suited to smaller ceremonies of up to 150 people.

Charlie Vernon, business development manager at Senate House, comments: “At Senate House we are very proud to be regularly used as a backdrop for product launches, films and fashion shows. Our distinguished grade II* listed building also includes four private Georgian Garden Squares, all of which can be hired for a memorable alfresco wedding reception.

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Notes to Editors:

  • Twitter – @Senate_House
  • Senate House is the heart of the University of London’s administration. The building was designed by Charles Holden who was awarded Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal for architecture in 1936.  He is widely recognised for his designs for London Underground and Senate House’s landmark art deco tower. During World War Two Senate House was taken over by the Ministry of Information.
  • Senate House has 29 venues available from Charles Holden’s stunning architecturally significant Beveridge Hall and Crush Hall’s to private Georgian Garden Squares.
  • Senate House’s grand 1930’s proportions are married with progressive technology and AV in line with today’s demands.
  • University of London, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU
  • Tel: +44 20 7862 8127/8
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