Some kind words from our couples


"I can not thank Saran and her team enough for all the support and effort they put in to help our wedding run smoothly. From the start they were so helpful, really quick to respond and nothing was too much effort. From recommending florists, lighting, chairs and helping with a last minute table planning disaster the were brilliant! I can not recommend this venue enough- I just can't believe how reasonable it is for such an amazing service!!! I almost want to do it all again:)" 

Jasmin and Kieran


"The staff were fantastic from the start, really accomodating an helpful. Our day had a couple of hiccoughs and all was dealt with professionally and quickly, with a huge amount of understanding from QMUL. The Octagon room itself is truly beautiful and gave us room to have a real party without losing any of the wow factor. We would choose QMUL again in a heartbeat and I know several of my guests have recommended it to their friends based on their night."

January 2018 ~ Samantha Myers


"We had an amazing day celebrating our 'For Life Party' at Queen Mary University of London. We chose QMUL because we live locally and wanted to pick somewhere that felt special but that was in keeping with our lives. The venue worked perfectly for holding the ceremony, drinks and reception all in the same place, with a great flow between the different spaces. The Octagon is a fantastic space for the reception, not only is it a beautiful room, but it also has plenty of space for dancing and games and for the kids to run around! We really could not have been more impressed by the catering team. Having shown lots of flexibility in working with us to design the menu, on the day everything was executed to perfection. All of our guests raved about the food, with many saying it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! Finally, it was great working with Saran, who was super responsive throughout the process, very patient with our specifications about lots of little details and a calm and reassuring presence on the day. A massive thank you to the whole team for making the day run so smoothly!"

Helen and Daren


"We had our Asian Wedding Reception here and the venue was perfect. It was a stunning backdrop for our wedding, the lobby for drinks and canopés, the grounds for photos and the beautiful Octagon library itself with its amazing ceiling was a wonderful place for our reception. The team were fantastic in organising our day and made everything stress free. Has everything you need such as onsite parking and excellent public transport links too! This place definitely had the wow factor!"

Susannah and Deano


"Thank you so much for all that you did to help our wedding go so smoothly! We had a wonderful day and we're so glad that we picked the Octagon!"

Katie and George

"I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and hard work. We are all shattered but grateful that everything went so smoothly.  Please thank the chef and catering teams for excellent food which was thorough enjoyed by all."

August 2017 ~ Vanda (Mother of the Bride)

"Thanks again for everything on Saturday, it  was the most amazing day! We had a brilliant day and it was certainly in no small part down to your amazing background work to keep the show running. So excited to receive the professional pics!"

June 2017 ~ Katie & Robert


"Thank you very much for a great experience and helping us have the best day of our lives! The staff were there throughout the whole day to make sure everything was set up and running smoothly and we loved the atmosphere, efficiency and freedom to relax."

June 2016 ~ Deborah and Joel

London Bride Magazine

Deborah and Joel also shared the story of their special day in the 'Your Wedding' feature in the 2017 edition of London Bride magazine.

Read the London Bride article

"Thanks so much to you and your whole team for all your efforts towards the big day. Feedback from the guests has been really positive and we were certainly really pleased with everything."

September 2015 ~ Helena and Dave

"The day ran smoother than we could ever imagine thanks to you and your staff. So we will be forever grateful for the part you all played. It’s the perfect venue for a traditional wedding."

August 2016  ~ Paul and Theresa

"Thanks a million for all of your hard work in making sure we had a wonderful wedding day and the card we found upon return from honeymoon. We were so happy with how everything came together and had a great day. We haven't had the official photographs yet but our friends have taken loads of pics and the Octagon looks great in them."

July 2015  ~ Karen and Tola

‘Thank you so much for your help, support and patience with us and for us. We really couldn’t have pulled it all off without you. We can’t believe how quickly the day disappeared but we’re reminded how good the venue and food looked in the amazing photos."

September 2015  ~ Lynsey & Tom

"Loved the beautiful venue and we were really happy with the waiting staff. Best thing about Saran was that she was really thorough and very chilled out, never stressed and kept us calm."

October 2015 ~ Lindsey and Richard

"We chose the Octagon because of the ambiance and the beautiful room. On the day everything went smoothly and according to plan." 

January 2016  ~ Ruth and Phillip

"Our guests were amazed at what the Octagon looked like! It looked lovely and the whole day was great."

November 2016  ~ Emma and Stuart