Lauderdale House is an arts and education centre based in a historic house in Highgate. A Grade II* listed building with beautiful rooms and scenic views of neighbouring Waterlow Park.


Can I use an external catering company?

Pink Food, our catering partners based on-site, provide wonderful catering for all functions taking place here at Lauderdale House, so external catering via a company or hirers is not permitted. Pink Food are extremely professional, experienced and will work with you to create a delicious offering of food and drink for you and your guests to enjoy.

Is there parking?

Lauderdale House does not have any parking, but we do have a side vehicle entrance where deliveries/collections can be made, and disabled guests dropped off and collected. We can also arrange for your bridal party to be dropped off here. Highgate Hill (The road directly outside the House) and several other roads in the immediate area have on-street parking which is free after midday on weekdays and free all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Pay and display is in operation outside of these times in some of the areas. However, please always check signage before you park your vehicle. There is a single on-street disabled parking bay outside the front of the building for Blue Badge holders.

Can I decorate the venue?

Due to our Grade II* listed status we can’t have anything attached to the walls in the venue, so it is best to plan your decoration around free-standing or table-top pieces, such as flower arrangements. In our Lower Gallery we have a series of hooks which can be used for bunting. Battery-powered fairy lights can be used to decorate the railings along the side terrace. No naked flames are permitted in or around the building, but battery-powered LED candles etc. are of course fine. If in doubt, please check with us before making a decision on your decorations.

Do you have disabled access?

We are fully accessible for disabled persons. We have a lift to the first floor and two disabled toilets located on the ground floor. Please do let us know in advance if you are expecting any disabled guests to give you guidance on entrances and to ensure staff are on hand to assist on the day if required.

Can I book the outside spaces in the park?

Lauderdale House is situated in Waterlow Park, which is a public park owned by Camden Council. Until the Park closes, which is at dusk, your guests are free to be anywhere in the Park. While there is no private use of any areas in the Park during its opening hours, we have been hosting weddings here for over 25 years and have always found other visitors to the space very respectful and happy to give wedding parties plenty of space and privacy. When the Park closes at dusk you and your guests may continue to use the side terrace by the French windows and the Tea Lawn at the back of the House. To confirm dusk closing times or to have the use of the Park explained in greater detail please ask us.


Thank you so much for all your help at our wedding on Saturday & for helping every step of the way with making it all come together! We had such a lovely time as well as all of our guests & the day went so smoothly! We really appreciate you making our day so special for us! We'll be sure to recommend Lauderdale House to everyone we know as a venue for any future events!

Kathryn & Imran

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 Peters warm and calming energy on the day, to the impeccable 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!

Sylvia & Oli

We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for us leading up to yesterday. We had the most special day and are so grateful for your help. Everything with food, service, venue etc was perfect - we’ve sent messages to Kay and her team and Peter saying how wonderful they were. The venue is beautiful and special, but having people like [Stuart], Kay, David, Peter involved makes the venue even more wonderful.

Atul & Ale

Now that we have had the chance to rest after the wedding and take care of the last-standing guests, I wanted to say thank you for your help with our wedding. Your help was most precious and it was reassuring to have someone with experience to talk to when we planned it all. Everything was perfectly arranged and went very smoothly - it wouldn’t have been possible without you! A big THANK YOU from both of us.

Ivan & Laura

I just want to say that this is the most worthy invoice I have ever paid in my life, you can quote me! Kay and her team were phenomenal, I’m still reeling from such a fantastic weekend, so I haven’t quite got around to thanking Kay personally, but everyone raved about the food, and the service was superb!! Every penny on that corkage was worth it. Thank you so so so much. We had the best day of our lives.

Kate & Matt

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