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Cecil Sharp House

So tell us a little bit about Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated historic music and dance venues in London. Situated near Regents Park and Primrose Hill, our iconic Grade II listed 1930s building is the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society and is a world-class dedicated folk arts centre.  Alongside folk education classes we host concerts, lectures, rehearsals, private events and of course, weddings!

Are you licensed for Ceremonies?

Yes we are. Our two main spaces, Kennedy and Trefusis Halls are licensed for civil weddings, meaning you can have both your ceremony and reception here. 

What are your capacities?

The main hall can be arranged for a sit down meal for up to 150 guests on round cabaret tables, 200 guests refectory style or up to 300 guests for a standing evening reception.

Do you have outside space?

Yes, we have a really lovely walled garden which is the perfect setting for hosting drinks receptions and for taking wedding photos. We also have some off-street parking available.

What do you really like about the space?

It feels like a very unique place to hold your wedding in.  The main space, Kennedy Hall, has a beautiful mural by Ivon Hitchens on one of the walls and the whole room looks absolutely magical when it’s been decorated with lights and flowers.   

We’re also conveniently located  just 10 minutes from Camden Town, yet we’re outside of the congestion zone and near some really lovely green spaces. You definitely get the best of both worlds here. 

What special things do your couples do?

As we are a well-known folk venue a lot of our couples choose to have ceilidh dances as part of the evening celebrations.  That can be really fun and we’re always happy to recommend ceilidh bands and callers to couples.

Any downsides?

Because we’re the home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, we have a lot of our own activity happening in the building which means that our wedding spaces often get booked up quickly. We definitely recommend that couples book early to avoid disappointment! 

Can I come and visit?

  • Of course, we’re always happy to show people round – just drop us a call or an email.

How do I get in touch?