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Venue hire at Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard

Three women looking at a table in a panelled room in Sutton House, London, which is decorate with a wedding register, champagne cooler and flowers.
Wedding preparation at Sutton House | © National Trust Images/Lydia Evans

Looking for a unique wedding venue? What about hosting a meeting, launching a project, or performing music in the special atmosphere of a panelled Tudor room? Sixteenth-century Sutton House, the oldest house in Hackney and nestled in a vibrant, urban garden, is easily accessible from all over London. With a great selection of historic rooms holding up to 120 guests, open fires and a wisteria-adorned courtyard, Sutton House is the perfect backdrop for events of any kind.

Venue hire

Please note, our Venue Hire programme is temporarily paused and will resume in the summer.

Weddings at Sutton House

Sutton House has a unique choice of beautiful spaces for hire, and its historic oak panelling, open fires and large barn make it a spectacular setting for weddings.

Couples and guests can either enjoy a two-hour ceremony and drinks reception or may wish to hire the whole house for the evening, bring in caterers and have a celebratory party.

The Great Chamber

The Tudor oak-panelled Great Chamber is the most popular choice for ceremonies at Sutton House, with capacity for 50 guests plus the registrars and happy couple. It includes a smaller ante-chamber known as the Little Chamber, where a replica harpsicord can also be hired to play during the ceremony.

After the ceremony guests often have a drinks reception in the Little Chamber or tranquil courtyard, with photographs throughout the house.

Prices begin at £1,000 for a 2-hour ceremony and drinks reception. Please note that the Great and Little Chambers are on the first floor and are not wheelchair accessible.

The Wenlock Barn

This Edwardian Arts and Crafts-style barn is the largest capacity space for a wedding at Sutton House and can host up to 100 guests for a ceremony. The bright space leads onto the peaceful and leafy courtyard.

Prices begin at £1,200 for a 2-hour ceremony and drinks reception. Situated on the ground floor, it is fully wheelchair accessible.

The Linenfold Parlour

The Linenfold Parlour gets its name from its rare floor-to-ceiling wooden panelling, in which intricate patterns are carved to look like draped cloth. This intimate space is perfect for smaller ceremonies of up to 14 guests, and an open fire can be arranged for ambience and warmth in cooler months.

The Linenfold Parlour is on the ground floor and close to the secluded courtyard, which is an ideal spot for drinks and photographs after the ceremony. Prices begin at £800 for a 2-hour ceremony and drinks reception. With level access from the entrance, this room is wheelchair accessible.

Evening receptions at Sutton House

The full wedding package includes use of the Great Chamber or Wenlock Barn for a ceremony followed by a drinks reception in the Little Chamber or courtyard, then dinner and celebrations in the Wenlock Barn.

The barn can comfortably seat 60 people for a formal dinner and accommodate up to 120 people for a party. Sutton House does not have an on-site caterer, but our kitchen may be used by a caterer of your choice.

Prices begin at £3,700 for a ceremony and reception, and £3,200 for a reception only.

Rooms at Sutton House

Take a look at some of the rooms available to hire at Sutton House

A group of people with notes stand chatting at the front of room set up for a presentation.
Sutton House is the perfect venue for a range of events | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Presentation and meeting space

We can provide a projector, set up our sound system for amplification and provide technical support depending on your requirements. Tables and chairs will be provided for you to arrange the room in whatever way you would like for your day with us.

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Meeting spaces and away-days

Sutton House is a unique location for meetings and away-days. We can provide a blank canvas, with a series of special and historic rooms, allowing you to take full creative control of your event.

Wenlock Barn is the top choice for large meetings and presentations. This brightly lit Edwardian Arts and Crafts space can seat up to 120 people in theatre style or up to 60 seated at tables cabaret-style, and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Each of our historic rooms can be used, from a flexible front room to a brickwork gallery or the wood-panelled Tudor Great Chamber. Your team is welcome to use the space that best fits your requirements, depending on availability.

Facilities and equipment

We can provide a projector, set up our sound system for amplification and provide technical support depending on your requirements. Tables and chairs will be provided for you to arrange the room in whatever way you would like for your day with us.

We have limited availability for meetings and away days, due to the house being regularly open to the public and our own community events, but we’re always excited to host groups and organisations when it is possible.

Contemporary music performances

Sutton House is an inspirational venue for contemporary music and sound-based performance of all genres. We are partnered with local contemporary music programmer, Luis Carvajal of IDA Projects.

For all enquiries regarding hosting a contemporary music event at Sutton House please email Luis on, copying in

Catering at Sutton House

Sutton House is a dry-hire venue with a premises licence, so you might like to hire in a bar to be run as part of your event, or to bring your own drinks. There is no onsite caterer, however our well-equipped kitchen can be hired out and used by external catering teams to provide your choice of food.

Booking and further information

For more information on hiring Sutton House for your meeting or other event, please email, or for more information about weddings please email

Request our venue hire brochure for more information about what we can provide and the associated costs. We offer discounts for charities and recurring events.

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