Weddings: need to know

Getting married involves a huge amount of planning (we don’t need to tell you that!), but to help you we have put together some commonly asked questions.

key information
Who is the Registrar for Southbank Centre?

You need to contact the Superintendent Registrar at Lambeth Council to arrange for a registrar to be present at the ceremony.

Lambeth Register Office
Redfearn Centre
329 Kennington Lane London
SE11 5QY

Telephone: 020 7926 9420


How do we (and our guests) get to Southbank Centre

Our central location makes it very easy to reach us - we are walking distance from several stations. We encourage the use of public transport wherever possible

Nearest Underground stations: Waterloo (Northern and Bakerloo lines), Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo and Circle & District lines).

Nearest National Rail stations: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. To plan your journey, please visit the Transport for London site:

Parking is very limited at Southbank Centre but is available for guests with mobility issues. Please contact your event manager to discuss arrangements. Please note that Southbank Centre is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

Can you help us with a delivery/collection?

We will do all we can to accommodate deliveries and collections before and after your wedding. Please discuss this with your Event Manager, who is able to advise.

Is there somewhere to leave bags and coats?

We can offer a fully-staffed cloakroom facility within your venue hire.

Can we bring children?

Of course, we're very happy for children to attend your ceremony and/or reception.

Can we smoke?

Southbank Centre is a non-smoking venue, including the balconies and courtyards.  We ask that guests wishing to smoke leave the building.

Do you have disabled access?

Southbank Centre prides itself on being a place of inclusivity and diversity and we maintain a high level of accessibility for guests with mobility issues.  All of our licensed spaces are accessible and we have disabled toilets available across the site.  If you have any specific questions or concerns, your event manager will be able to discuss these with you.

personalising your day
Can we dress the rooms?

Absolutely, we offer our spaces to you as blank canvases, so let your imagination go wild! We do have some minor restrictions, which your event manager will be able to advise on.

Can we throw confetti?

Certainly! We do ask that this is limited to the room in which your ceremony takes place, and that you advise your guests not to use confetti that may stain floors, for example fresh rose petals.

What about music?

Southbank Centre is fully licensed for live and recorded music. Please discuss all requirements with your event manager. As a civil venue, we do request that any music during your ceremony is secular.

Southbank Centre is primarily an arts venue and on occasion we may need need to impose restrictions on loud music so it does not disrupt artistic performances. Your event manager is happy to advise.

Do you provide furniture?

Use of Southbank Centre’s furniture is included in the venue hire fee, subject to availability.  If you have a particular aesthetic or style in mind for your big day, then you are more than welcome to hire in your own furniture – your event manager can coordinate delivery.

What are the venue hire fees?

View our fact sheets to find out package inclusions, extras and prices.

download 2018/19 wedding production package

download 2019/20 wedding production package