About Shoreditch Studios
Shoreditch Studios is East London’s original warehouse wedding venue.
At Shoreditch Studios, you can choose every aspect of your wedding day, including working with any caterer or BYO drinks. The venue also offers wedding planning support, trusted catering and bar partners and a curated selection of local and independent wedding suppliers including florists, desserts, fromage, DJ’s, bands, videographers, photographers, custom signage, Routemaster buses and local hotels.
Licensed for civil ceremonies and perfect for late night wedding receptions with 80 to 165 seated guests or 220 standing.
Unique venue features include two connected Victorian-era railway arch studios with stunning exposed bricks, high ceiling with industrial trussing, white infinity coves, sound system and iPad’s in both studios, two green rooms, ample bathrooms, a mezzanine lounge with spiral staircase overlooking Studio 1 and a huge courtyard space with city views.
The venue is a popular photographic studio by day so is perfect for your wedding photos all year round with floor to ceiling white coves as the backdrop for your ceremony, speeches and reception. You can also capture Shoreditch street art as a backdrop for your wedding photos too with 100’s of unique art walls surrounding the venue and local streets.
How much is it to hire Shoreditch Studios?
Venue dry hire from £7200 (including VAT) or create your bespoke wedding package. Wedding ceremonies and receptions at Shoreditch Studios with 100 guests spend between £27,000 and £33,000 on their weddings inclusive of food, drinks, staff, decor, furniture, lighting, security, registrar DJ, photographer and late licence.
Prices from 7200
- Ceremony capacity165
- Reception capacity165
- Suitable for multi-day weddings
- LGBTQIA+ Friendly
- In-house catering
- External caterers
- Licensed for weddings
- In-house bar
- External bar
- Exclusive use available
- Suitable for wedding
- Suitable for reception
- Outside space
- Suitable for Marquee
- Disabled Access
- Late License
- Honeymoon Suite
- Confetti Permitted
- Sound System Available
Food & Dietary
- Fine dining
- Locally sourced
- Sharing platters
- Street food
We had our wedding reception at Shoreditch Studios, it's an amazing venue. It's a blank canvas so you can really personalise your decor - although, at the same time, the space itself is so striking (exposed brick, metal spiral staircase) that it already looks stunning without much decoration anyway! Andrew, Travis and Tom were super helpful throughout the whole process. The team is professional and accommodating (we had quite a few separate site visits with various suppliers), and you can tell they're really experienced with the ins and outs of putting on weddings in the space. We were thrilled with the space and the experience. It's led to amazing wedding photos and many compliments from our guests on the day! Highly recommend if you're looking for an unusual and easily customisable venue in central London.
Connie & Matt
We recently got married at Shoreditch Studios and the whole experience from start to end was great. Andrew and his team were brilliant and always on hand to help and answer questions and there were loads of those! Weddings can be quite overwhelming and the devil is in the finer details. We were firing over a lot of questions, often questions we had already asked and the venue team remained patient with us which, under the stress of an impending wedding, was welcome. The venue is great and a great blank space for those who want to make a space their own. Wedding venues can be cheesy but Shoreditch Studios allows a couple to be original and creative. All in all, it was a great experience.
Mary & Will
We were so pleased when we found Shoreditch Studios for our wedding. We wanted to find a dry hire venue that allowed us to bring in our own suppliers and to get creative. The exposed brick, arches and white walls all provided the perfect blank canvas and the two studios gave us the flexibility we needed without having to interrupt the day by ‘turning over’ the rooms. It was a bonus that the Studios are regularly used for events, meaning that their team managed the process with ease and were very accommodating with our often strange requests and with all our suppliers. We had the most amazing day- thank you!
Lorna & Liam
After looking at many unsuitable London wedding venues, Shoreditch Studios felt like our saviour. It ticked all boxes. We loved the urban / industrial type feel, combined with its location and having outside space. The fact that it is licensed for ceremonies was a massive lure for us as we are non religious but didn't really like the old fashioned registry office look. The staff were brilliant, really responsive and had plenty of advice and contacts for putting on a brilliant day.
Hannah & Chris
We knew we had to find a London venue, both of us being from here. The other main requirement was that it needed to be a black canvas space, where we could do dry hire and supply everything ourselves. We viewed a couple of beautiful spaces, but they were a bit too prim and proper for us, so when we walked into Shoreditch Studios with its exposed brick and archways, we were immediately sold. We had actually been to an event there, years ago, but seeing it completely clear, we knew we had so much space to work with! It also had an outside courtyard, which we loved, as it can be hard to get outside spaces in urban London venues
Lucy & Michael
We are so pleased we chose Shoreditch Studios to host our wedding. All our guests commented on what a great venue it really was! We really can’t thank you guys enough. Fab venue, fab team!!
Lauren & Chris
Shoreditch Studios fitted exactly what we wanted as a reception venue; it had a lovely courtyard space as well as a cool interior, exposed brickwork, under the railway arches- it has an edgy feel and was a great space. We didn’t want somewhere that “did” weddings, we wanted a blank canvas we could make our own.
Kate & Richard
We knew Shoreditch Studios fitted the bill perfectly. Dan, Andrew, Maree and the whole team were open to all of our ideas (even the crazy ones!) and were incredibly flexible and supportive.
Anne & Chris
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost for our wedding at Shoreditch Studios?
Every wedding is different in a dry hire venue so costs vary according to food and drinks spend, lighting package chosen, decor spend, opening hours and your total guest numbers.
Venue hire and dry hire set up costs are generally around £11,000. This includes the venue, lighting, furniture, late licence and security
Costs for food & drinks, set up staff, bar staff, entertainment (DJ / Band) and other optional external suppliers (photographer / videographer / florist) are variable so based on your own supplier choices and budget. All external suppliers are additional costs on top of the dry hire set up costs mentioned below.
Weddings with 100-150 guests tend to spend between £27,000 and £33,000 on their wedding. Higher food and drinks spend or opening late would push your budget closer to £30K.
How much you spend on external wedding suppliers, food and drinks is up to you.
Venue hire £7200
Exclusive venue hire of Shoreditch Studios which consists of two rooms, sound system, huge outdoor space open to guests until 8pm, mirror ball and pin spotlight, wifi, Ipads in both rooms to load up your Spotify playlists.
Wedding Public Liability Insurance £110
Late licence (standard licence is until midnight) £300 per hour after midnight.
Wireless Microphones for speeches x2 (if required) £120
DJ booth and DJ equipment hire (if required) £350 (DJ costs extra or BYO)
Security guards (prices vary based on opening hours and guest numbers) £350 - £500
Furniture Hire (for ceremony & reception inclusive of delivery, after hours collection. £1200 to £1800 for 120 to 150 guests.
Set up of furniture (+ ceremony decorations & table decor) is usually managed by your catering service staff and your wedding day manager.
- Folding chairs (can be used for ceremony & reception) £200 - 8ft rustic tables, banquet (long) style: £1200
- Chesterfield / boho lounge seating set: from £300
- Poseur tables (wine barrel style) x 3: Add £72
- Table plan easel board: £20
Lighting packages (dependent on preferences) £1900 - £2200
Shoreditch Studios has no natural light so all the lighting looks you see on LMD are lighting packages chosen by the couple. A comprehensive lighting package professionally rigged, set to dimmers is an essential part of a dry hire wedding. Lighting setting the mood for the day and helps create a party atmosphere for your reception. When couples choose our best lighting package and hire a great wedding photography, the results are spectacular as you can see from the stunning weddings featured on LMD. Bespoke lighting packages are also available on request. We also welcome candles in the venue and you can work with an external lighting supplier too so you are welcome to find a cheaper / alternative lighting set up too if you wish.
Option staffing costs if required:
Wedding day manager £600-£800 - Recommended if working with an external caterer or if you have many elements to your wedding that need planning and setting up. Some caterers (including our recommended caterer include a wedding day manager with their quote or recommend staff that can help with managing all your external wedding suppliers.
Set up staff are usually included in your catering quote but if your caterer does not provide staff, we can help you hire staff to set up your wedding.
These costs are just a guide. More information is available on our wedding brochure and will be explained to you once you enquire for your wedding.
Can we BYO drinks?
Yes. As a venue we don't charge you a fee for BYO drinks. However, some caterers may charge a corkage or service charge if they are providing your bar, glassware and bar staff.
Can we work with any caterer?
Yes. You can work with any cater you like. There is no buyout for working with external caterers of your choice.
Our recommended caterer 'Cater London' manage around 70% of our weddings. They don't manage the lowest budget DIY weddings or the really high budget weddings that have a wedding planner choosing all their suppliers but most couples choose to work with Cater after shopping around for catering options. Cater London are very flexible, can create bespoke menus, allow BYO alcohol and offer a range of menus from street food to gourmet 3 course meals.