Our unique railway arch warehouse venues Shoreditch Studios and Kachette are licensed for civil ceremonies and receptions. We welcome weddings and humanist ceremonies for all couples regardless of ethnicity, religion or sexual preference. Explore our venues below to find the space that works best for you, fill out our wedding enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly to help plan your dream wedding!
With exposed Victorian brickwork, high ceilings, a large courtyard and a mezzanine lounge, Shoreditch Studios is a premium East London location to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Studio 1 is a spacious 2000 sq ft warehouse with room for 170 guests banquet style or 120 guests cabaret style. The mezzanine lounge and spiral staircase entrance is perfect for wedding speeches overlooking the main studio space. Studio 1 features a floor to ceiling white infinity wall which can be utilised for projections or screening films. The adjoining space Studio 2, can be used for pre and post diner receptions and can be closed off during dinner in Studio 1 while setting up for the evening's entertainment. The venue includes PA's in both studios, heaters, cooling fans, a small kitchenette, green rooms and ample bathrooms. Shoreditch Studios is also equipped with industrial lighting trusses which can be utilised to hang lanterns, fairy lights, disco balls and various lighting configurations to set the perfect mood for your wedding and ensure your wedding photos look great too.
Shoreditch Studios dry hire rates from £6,000 (+VAT). Enquire for our full rates card.
Kachette is a perfect wedding venue for couples seeking a unique railway arch warehouse in Shoreditch. Housed in the former ticket hall of the old Shoreditch railway station, Kachette has vintage charm with exposed brickwork, polished concrete floors and exposed rigging. The venue is also fitted with sound systems in both arches. With 3,000 sq ft space available across both railway arches, the versatile dry hire venue can be configured to accommodate your wedding ceremony, seated banquet dinner and/or standing reception. Arch 2 can be set up for a formal seated banquet dinner for up to 115 guests. Wedding ceremonies can accommodate 60 seated guests in Arch 1 or 115 seated guests in Arch 2. Standing receptions can accommodate up to 180 guests in Arch 1 or up to 330 guests across the whole venue. If you are looking for just a wedding reception venue, Arch 1 can be also hired separately. We are always open to trying something different in our venues and look forward to working with you to create your dream wedding.
Kachette dry hire for Arch 1 starting from £3,500 (+VAT) or £5,000 (+VAT) for the whole venue. Enquire for our full rates card.
Please complete this enquiry form and our team will get back to you with venue rates and availability for your wedding.
BOOK A SITE VISIT!
Viewings at Shoreditch Studio are available weekdays between 1:30pm and 2:00pm for restricted lunchtime viewings or at 6:30pm weekdays for unrestricted viewings subject to venue availability.
Viewings at Kachette are available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:30pm subject to venue availability.
Please note, weekend viewings are not possible at either venue due to event and photographic studio bookings.
CONTACT THE TEAM:
020 7033 9006
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can we come and have a look at the venue?
Shoreditch Studios viewings are available Monday to Friday at 1:30pm for restricted lunchtime viewing, or at 6:30pm for a full viewing. The venue is not available for viewings at other times due to photographic shoots taking place in the venue. We highly recommend a full viewing at 6.30pm.*
Kachette viewings are available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 6:30pm subject to venue availability.*
*Please note weekend viewings are not possible at either venue.
How long can we provisionally hold a wedding date?
We can provisionally hold dates until another client enquiries about the date. When holding a date we will inform you whether you are the first pencil (1st option), or second pencil (2nd option) on that date. We operate a first-come, first-served policy with regards to putting any pencils on dates. If you are 2nd option on a date and ready to put down a deposit and sign a contract, and the 1st option cannot do so within 24hrs, then you can secure the date.
What deposit do we have to pay when I confirm a date?
To secure your booking we will require a signed contract and 50% of the dry-hire fee. The dry-hire balance will be required one month before your event. Any production costs (security, waste collection, refundable damage waiver) need to be paid 14 days before your wedding day.
Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on our wedding day?
Yes, all wedding bookings at our venues are exclusive and we never double book dates.
How many guests can we invite for a civil wedding ceremony?
Shoreditch Studios and Kachette are both licensed for civil ceremonies.
Shoreditch Studios can accommodate up to 150 guests seated theatre style in Studio 1.
Kachette can accommodate up to 60 guests seated theatre style in Arch 1, and up to 110 guests seated theatre style in Arch 2.
Do we have to pay any extra for the civil wedding ceremony?
No, Shoreditch London does not charge extra for hosting civil ceremonies. You will be required to pay Hackney Council registration fees for conducting the ceremony.
Do we have to book the registrar separately?
Yes, it is a legal requirement that you contact the Hackney Council registrar and ensure they are available to conduct a Civil Ceremony on the date you have chosen. It is recommended you apply with the Registrar at least three months before your ceremony.
More information can be found on Hackney Council’s website
Booking a Civil Wedding Ceremony.
Contact our event team to check venue availability, discuss your wedding needs and budget, and make a provisional booking of the venue.
Complete and submit a Hackney Concil registrar booking form via email email@example.com or mail it to Registration Services, Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY.
What does a humanist ceremony involve?
A humanist ceremony is a celebration rather than a legal ceremony. If you choose to have a humanist ceremony you will also need to arrange to be legally married with the Hackney Council Registrar.
What is the maximum capacity of guests we can have for a reception?
Shoreditch Studios can accommodate 170 guests banquet style (150 guests if you would like a top table) or 120 guests cabaret style (100 guests with top table).
Kachette can accommodate 115 guests banquet style (cabaret style not suitable). Kachette can accommodate 180 guests for an informal standing reception (Arch 1 only).
CATERING AND BAR
Can we bring our own caterers?
Yes, we allow external caterers at both our Shoreditch venues.
Shoreditch London also work with a range of preferred suppliers who regularly cater for our weddings at Shoreditch Studios and Kachette, and understand the spaces. Our caterers offer a wide range of options; from sharing platters and street food, to more traditional 3-course sit down meals.
Is there a corkage fee or a minimum spend on food or beverages?
We do not charge any corkage or buyout fees for external catering. Catering terms are subject to the conditions of your caterer.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Yes, it’s possible to provide your own alcohol. Please note the provision of alcohol on the day must be managed by someone with a Personal Licence (bar staff, not a guest).
What times does the venue’s premises licence allow the consumption of alcohol?
Shoreditch Studios is licensed from 9am until midnight.
Kachette is licensed from 10am until midnight.
It is possible to extend the licence after midnight by applying for a Temporary Event Notice up to 3am for £300(+VAT) per hour. Please note we only have a limited amount of these applications per year.
Can we use candles in the venue?
Yes, candles can be used as long as they are in a jar, which is higher than the tip of the flame.
Can we have confetti or rose petals?
Yes, we allow both in our venues.
Can we have helium balloons?
Yes, although they must be secured and weighted. It is your responsibility to ensure all balloons are removed from the venue.