Price includes: Ceremony – Asylum Chapel hosts morning ceremonies between 9am – 2.30pm (suggested ceremony time 11am/12pm) and afternoon ceremonies between 3.30pm – 8.00pm (suggested ceremony time 4/5pm).
Each slot allows time for setting-up, the service, post ceremony drinks and canapés (from one of their partners or an agreed caterer) and photos only. Prices are inclusive of chair hire, lighting and candle decoration.
They also have five trestle tables onsite you can use for signing/serving drinks (68.5cm x 182cm x 70cm high) however you will need provide your own cloths. No reductions are made for not using these services.
Asylum Chapel is a Grade II listed building built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. The Chapel is 2 minutes away from Queens Road Peckham Station which has a train 10 minutes away from London Bridge Station. Asylum’s Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies.
Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible project space.
The venue has three Wedding Coordinators who can guide you through the logistics of using this ‘dry hire’ space. Asylum does have a select list of Caterers that they personally recommend for their originality and excellent service, however you are free to use your own suppliers for the occasion. They just need to be approved by the Asylum team! Capacity is for 120 and dressed with candles, flowers and festoon lighting, this romantic chapel is really quite special for your London ceremony.
If you love this space then you need to be quick, Asylum books up in advance so plan ahead folks!
The chairs, candles and lights will be set up for you for both slots. You are welcome to add flowers/extra lights etc. but bear in mind these have to be put up/taken down in an hour. The hour between slots will be spent cleaning and resetting by Asylum staff. In the past couples have shared flowers for ceremonies on the same day which has worked really well.
You can view our online calendar on the How to Book page of our website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Please contact Southwark Registrar if you need to be legally married – this is a separate cost from the hire of Asylum and we would not organise on your behalf.
If you have booked this service we will send you a form via email that will ask for all the details of your day and introduce you to your coordinator. Feel free to add in more info if you think it is important (the more info the better). Once completed send this back to your coordinator and they will arrange to meet with you. It is best to arrange to meet once you have as many of the details your day confirmed!
You should only book once you have a confirmation email from us that the date you want is free. Then use our online booking form, this is found on the how to book page. Items like the number of chairs can be altered nearer the date.