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Restaurant for small wedding reception in SE London?

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Hessy Mon 30-Dec-13 22:41:43

Dear all,

DP and I are both from South East London and live here currently. I want a small family registry office ceremony in either Lewisham, Greenwich, possibly Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark (narrowing that down will depend on next part).

I'd love then for everyone to then pile into taxis and head to a lovely, (family-run?) restaurant for a big lunch. Then we all bugger off home.

But I can't find that restaurant. I want it to be special, but still be 'us'. It would need to accommodate toddlers too. Seating twenty.

Anyone any suggestions?

MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 08-Jan-14 20:44:22

How about the Hornimann museum conservatory in Forest Hill? It has landscaped gardens for your photos, a conservatory big enough to hold the ceremony, meal & dancing. So no need to move locations.

MsAspreyDiamonds Wed 08-Jan-14 20:45:21

There is a kids play area for the toddlers smile

BonaDea Wed 08-Jan-14 20:49:31

Not sure if already suggested up thread but how about Franklins in East Dulwich?

nessus Wed 08-Jan-14 20:56:31

I am sorry but there is only one place to consider grin And that is Chapter One. And yes, I am pushing the edges of south London there but its clearly in Bromley, so from Lewisham or Croydon it is just down the road!

Dear friends had their registry ceremony at Croydon Registry and we then piled in car and off there we went.

p.s congratulations and hope you have a fabulous day!!!!!

Confuseddd Wed 08-Jan-14 20:57:41

Rocca in Dulwich Village - Italian and family friendly. Dulwich wodhouse in Sydenham.

SuperDuperJezebel Wed 08-Jan-14 21:02:44

Oooh i love Rocca!

Hessy Thu 09-Jan-14 19:42:33

These are all fantastic - thank you! So many great excuses for lunches out to check these places out.

I'm so inspired I'm going to have to start a thread about finding the dress.......! wine

Monty27 Wed 26-Feb-14 01:57:16

Have you booked Hessy ? smile

ThePartyArtist Mon 14-Apr-14 17:37:46

Hope you don't mind me jumping in but I am planning a family meal of a similar style after my wedding. Did you do a seating plan or does it not matter at this scale?

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