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Get Married in a Mortuary!

A quirky, historic ‘village hall’ style venue in leafy Rotherhithe Village

At weekends, Time & Talents’ historic centre is available to be transformed into a magical wedding and events venue. It’s perfect for creative and quirky couples who want that ‘village hall’ feel, minutes away from Central London.

At the Old Mortuary, you can…

  • Have a right old knees up in the village-hall style Russell Hall, under oak beamed ceilings
  • Have a glass of champagne and take photographs on the Wisteria terrace, overlooking magical St Mary’s Churchyard Gardens and a view of historic St Mary’s Church
  • Opt for catering of your own choice, perhaps choosing from a range of local suppliers, from social enterprises, to gastropubs, to celebrity Chef restaurants
  • Decorate to meet your own personal taste – as traditional, or as quirky, as you like
  • Support an award-winning community charity and not a big corporate hotel

Time & Talents’ Old Mortuary wedding venue can be hired:

  • For a full weekend, from Friday night through to Sunday night, for a flat fee
  • All cleaning included
  • Two planning visits with our friendly venue staff included

Things to remember: 

  • By weekday, Time and Talents’ Old Mortuary is a lively, thriving community centre working with the people in need. Although it’s an attractive and historic location, it’s not a hotel or specialist wedding venue
  • The Old Mortuary is offered on a ‘space only’ basis. We’re not able to offer wedding planning services or wedding advice.
  • We provide a range of links to potential local and socially conscious suppliers online, with whom you can arrange support directly, from decor to catering and flowers. You are very welcome to use any suppliers you wish.
  • We include two x one hour planning visits before your wedding to discuss your needs with our staff and ensure you are all ready to go on the big day.

For a full guide of what we are able to offer, please download our Wedding information pack.



During the national lockdown, all face to face activities, groups and home visits are suspended.


The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.


The team is working as usual and we continue to adapt our services and activities so that we can work safely to support our community.


Current services include:


For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:


  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3


As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

11 January 2021