Built in 1894, the Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands is a unique heritage destination recently redeveloped to combine its original architectural features with modern amenities. Situated on Europe’s largest urban wetlands reserve, the Engine House can host spectacular weddings with stunning views across the reservoirs of Walthamstow Wetlands and the London skyline.
Couples can enjoy a breath of fresh air in nature whilst only 15 minutes from central London with several transport links to their doorstep, such as Tottenham Hale Station.
Surrounded by wildflowers and reservoirs, this architectural gem is locally listed and bursting with industrial heritage character. The Engine House is the perfect location for wildlife lovers looking for an enchanting venue to say ‘I Do’.
Begin your wedding day in the light-filled Turbine Room, where they are fully licensed to host weddings and civil partnerships. The sunbathed room displays subtle hints of character with some original features and machinery still on display.
Once your ceremony has finished, head up to the Mezzanine to enjoy a glass of bubbles and some canapes. The balcony offers stunning and unobstructed views of their incredible nature reserve and the London skyline. This is also a great time to sneak off around the hidden paths of the nature reserve to capture your special moments as newlyweds.
Make a spectacular impact with dinner in the Triple Engine Room, framed by the heritage wooden panelling and coloured glazing. Indulge in delicious food from some of London’s best caterers on their approved supplier list. For larger numbers, guest seating can be extended onto the external terrace.
Once dinner service has finished, the Boiler Room is the perfect space to dance the night away with your nearest and dearest.
Combining the industrial feel of the Engine House steeped in history with reservoirs surrounded by blooming wildlife, Walthamstow Wetlands is the perfect place to start your new chapter together.
We encourage all guests to go out and enjoy a walk on the beautiful nature reserve. We recommend making time for this in the wedding schedule before or after the ceremony. This allows time for you to take pictures too! However, once your drinks reception commences or the reserve closes to the public (whichever is first) for security reasons, any guests will have no further access to the reserve.
Guests may only use dried flower petals, but we request that this be thrown outside the building.
You can decorate the interior with flowers, candles (in holders), fairy lights, bunting and free-standing props. For environmental reasons, we do not allow balloons, fireworks or glitter.
No speakers or music systems are built into any of the rooms. You may provide your own, but please check on your showround the nearest available plug sockets.
We allow live bands and DJs but ask that they kindly adhere to the sound limit policy, which is 85 decibels, to protect the surrounding wildlife. Bands should not include drums; heavily amplified instruments and brass bands are not allowed onsite. The event coordinator will monitor levels during the night.