Welcome to Lauderdale House, a romantic and affordable wedding venue in North London. Located amongst the pretty gardens and green spaces of Waterlow Park in Highgate, Lauderdale feels like a country house while offering all the convenience of a London location. 


To find out more about venue hire at Lauderdale House, call us on 0208 348 8716 or complete the enquiry form below.

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Lauderdale House is a Grade II* listed building that dates back to 1582. Situated in Highgate’s beautiful Waterlow Park, the house offers several flexible spaces for hire for wedding ceremonies or receptions, with options to accommodate up to 130 guests.

Located a short walk from Archway tube station, Lauderdale’s attractive rooms open directly onto the beautiful terraced gardens of Waterlow Park; the perfect location for your wedding celebration (and a lovely backdrop for those all-important wedding photos!) Our historic gallery spaces are licenced for civil marriages and partnerships, and couples are welcome to host either their ceremony or reception – or both – with us.

The friendly and experienced events team will do all they can to help you plan the perfect wedding day and will be happy to put together a bespoke schedule suited to your budget and needs.

Want to hear more about room hire at Lauderdale House? Find out how we can help you plan the perfect wedding day or arrange to come and look around our events spaces by calling us on 0208 348 8716 or using the enquiry form below.

COVID-19 Update 

We are delighted that we are once again able to hold small weddings at Lauderdale House. In line with government guidance, we can now accommodate wedding ceremonies and sit-down receptions for up to 30 people (excluding venue catering staff and event stewards). To ensure the safety of all guests and staff, there are some standard guidelines that will need to be followed. Please get in touch with us for more details. 

Our Spaces

Lauderdale House has two lovely gallery rooms available to hire for wedding receptions and ceremonies:

The Lower Gallery / Entrance Hall is a flexible ground floor space which can be set up as two separate function rooms or opened up into one large reception space. Boasting original Tudor features, this light and airy room opens out through beautiful French windows on to the gardens in Waterlow Park via the picturesque side terrace.

The Long Gallery is on the first floor and has stunning views over the outside space, with easy access to the Park via the Tea Lawn Staircase. The period windows, wooden floors and wonderful ceiling details create a truly charming space full of character and atmosphere. A lift ensures this first floor room is accessible to all guests.

Both of these spacious and elegant function rooms are licenced for civil marriage ceremonies and offer flexible options to suit your wedding plans. The two spaces within the venue can be hired either independently or together.

A third room, the Conservatory, can be hired if you need additional space for your event - this bright, modern room has gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the park and can be used as a cloakroom, children's play area, or a break-away space from the main event.

Explore the house using our interactive floorplans here.

Food and Drink

Our Catering Partners, Pink Food, will work with you to create a tailor-made menu for your wedding day, perfectly suited to your requirements and budget. They have a thorough knowledge of how events at Lauderdale House are run and can offer an impressive variety of catering options suitable for all kinds of wedding celebrations, including champagne receptions, sit-down meals or informal buffet spreads.

Pink Food's catering approach is all about great food and high-quality local ingredients, with a focus on prioritising animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Pink Food can provide vegetarian, Halal or Kosher wedding food and can accommodate any specific dietary requirements and menu styles you have.

To find out more about Pink Food and to begin discussing your wedding catering requirements, get in touch with Kay Knowlton on kay@pinkfood.co.uk or 07917 620099. 


What do others have to say about Lauderdale House?

“Thank you so much for what can only be described as a bloody brilliant day!!! We were so happy with the full experience of having our wedding with you at Lauderdale House. From working with Kay to get everything into place, to Peter's warm and calming energy on the day, to the inpecable timing and staffing of the food and evening activities. It has been such a pleasure and we are so happy with every element of the run up and the day! Please pass on our thanks to David too - the pies and sticky toffee pudding were DELICIOUS!! and we have had a lot of comments on them."
- Sylvia and Oli

“A massive thank you for helping to ensure our wedding surpassed our own expectations. Everyone had a wonderful time... Every dish was exquisite in taste and presentation. Our guests were full of praise."
- Irene and Revantha

“Thank you for helping to make our wedding celebration on Saturday such a success. From the time we booked the venue I have found all the staff at Lauderdale helpful and professional. The two members of staff on duty that evening were extremely accommodating and efficient so we were able to relax and enjoy the evening!"
- Colette & John

“Thank you for all that you did to ensure that our wedding ran as smoothly as possible, and for all the advice and help in the lead-up/ aftermath! We couldn't have asked for a better day, or a better team to work with. Our guests raved (and continue to do so) about the venue and we are so appreciative that we now have such a beautiful venue assocaited with our lives!"
- Edie and Martin

“I’m still reeling from such a fantastic weekend. Everyone raved about the food, and the service was superb!"
- Kate and Matt

“Jon and I have been on a complete high since Friday. An enormous thank you for all your hard work making our day as perfect as it was.  We literally couldn’t have dreamt of having a more wonderful day and are hugely grateful to you for all that you did.  Our families and friends had a fantastic time too and many have commented on how lovely the venue, food, vibe and staff were.”
- Buffy and Jon

Enquire about a wedding

Want to find out more about hiring a space at Lauderdale House? Call us on 020 8348 8716. Alternatively, fill in the enquiry form below and someone from our team will be in touch as soon as possible.