The Deck at the National Theatre | London

  • Capacity: 80-100
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Event
  • Accomodation: There are plenty of hotels in London – simply tell us your requirements and our travel partners, les Deux Messieurs, will find you a place to stay in London.
  • Hire From Price: £99pp
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: No

Imagine saying your vows against the backdrop of London’s skyline and the River Thames, in one of London’s best loved theatre venues – The National, on the Southbank. The Deck is the only licensed area for ceremonies at the Southbank’s National Theatre. What’s more, The Deck offers you the flexibility to choose to use your own suppliers or to use suppliers from their preferred supplier list.

New Space Coming Soon

The Deck is closed for the installation of a brand new, contemporary rooftop venue at the National Theatre designed by Haworth Tompkins Associates

The new space will open in Summer 2018 and replace the current venue, The Deck, and is being developed to cater for the growing demand for events, private parties and weddings on the South Bank. All of the revenue generated by the new event space will support the work of the National Theatre.

During this refurbishment The Deck will not be able to host events in its dedicated events venue, however, if you would like to book one of the meeting rooms at the National Theatre please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To receive updates about these exciting plans and new packages for the 2018 summer season in our brand new venue please email thedeck[at]


The Deck offers three new ‘I Do’ wedding packages to suit your budget and style:

  • Modern Minimalist, £99pp, available from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 3pm.
  • City Chic, £179 pp, perfect for evening summer wedding celebrations between April and September from 5pm and 11pm.
  • Elegant and Artistic, £215pp, for an extra theatrical touch, available from Monday-Saturday from 5pm-11pm.

For celebrations later into the night, hire of the Terrace Bar is available between 10.30pm-2am for a £1,800 minimum spend.

Bespoke packages are also available on request. Hire includes your personal wedding manager to plan and co-ordinate your entire day, exclusive use of both The Deck and the Terrace Bar (costs vary depending on hours of hire), and:

  • waiting staff
  • cake stand and knife
  • chairs
  • registrar’s table with white linen
  • one glass prosecco per person
  • unlimited soft drinks
  • one glass of wine and one glass of beer per person
  • white cube seating
  • photobooth
  • outdoor white furniture
  • sound system and plasma screen use

The National Theatre’s Hospitality Events team will manage your day from beginning to end to ensure that everything is perfect and will assist you with all of your pre-wedding planning.


Hold your wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast on The Deck before heading out to the Terrace Bar for drinks, dancing and plenty of magical moments you and your guests will remember forever.


Depending on the package you take, The Deck has plenty of little extras for you to enhance your celebrations – style the venue withy white drapes and fairy lights, for example, host a slap-up barbecue, choose to have unlimited wine and beer (for up to 4.5 hours), canapes, a three-course dinner, floral centrepieces, interactive food stations, afternoon tea, and even entertainment from one of the National Theatre Talent agency’s specialist acts.


The Deck
National Theatre
South Bank

t: 020 7452 3796
e: thedeck[at]

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This fabulously unique wedding venue in South London has capacity for the following:

  • Ceremony 100
  • Seated Dinner 80
  • Standing BBQ 120

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