Trinity Buoy Wharf

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Why I love photographing weddings at Trinity Buoy Wharf

  • Two venues both with a very different vibe
  • Fantastic outdoor space to explore, which is great for photos
  • Amazing colours and textures which helps create dynamic and interesting photographs
  • London’s only lighthouse!
  • Great riverside views and sunsets
  • A blank canvas so couples can dress the venue as they please and really inject their personalities into everything from the decor to the catering

Trinity Buoy Wharf comprises two separate venues: The Chainstore and The Electrician’s Shop. Both have a different vibe, decor and feel, although they both share the same amazing riverside location. Couples getting married at either can take advantage of the fact that their venue has London’s only lighthouse. Having some pics taken up there is a must and, if you’re lucky, you can time it around sunset. The three images below are all photographed at the top of the lighthouse.

The Chainstore is a huge, light and airy industrial building, and the massive doors open up onto the riverside terrace. It works really well as a spring or summer wedding venue, as the drinks reception takes place on the terrace with views overlooking the Thames. It’s an ideal venue for a big wedding. With direct access to the pier, you can arrive by boat, James Bond style. It works really well to have a drinks reception on a boat before arriving at Trinity Buoy Wharf for more drinks then dinner. (The Thames Clipper is quite fast, and can be a bumpy ride. Private hire companies are available so you can go for what suits you best).

Some useful information for weddings at The Chainstore

  • Price – POA
  • 70-600 capacity, depending on activity
  • The venue is ‘dry hire’, meaning you get the room empty, and there is no in-house catering.
  • Full in-house planning service (if required, more info below)
  • The area is not residential so great for late-night partying
  • Licensed for weddings (Tower Hamlets registrars)
  • Licensed til 1am

The Electrician’s Shop is a cosy, twinkly basement venue, with an industrial feel. It’s perfect for an autumn or winter wedding as the whole place is lit by gorgeous fairy lights which makes it very magical. Of the two venues, I’d say this one is more suited to smaller, more intimate wedding weddings. It consists of two rooms. The first of the two rooms has limited light, exposed brick work and steel pillars. The second room is a long and light space painted white. The rooms have interconnected doors. This venue works really well for a winter wedding; it’s lit almost solely by candles and fairy lights and has lovely warm tones.

Some useful information for weddings at The Electrician’s Shop

  • Price – POA
  • 30-200 capacity depending on activity
  • Wedding transport can drop you off right outside
  • Licensed for weddings (Tower Hamlets registrars)
  • Licensed til 1am
the electrician's shop

An industrial riverside London wedding venue, a blank canvas ready for you to put your stamp on. A playground for your imagination to create a unique wedding day.

Both The Chainstore and The Electrician’s Shop are run by Urban Space Events. A great bunch of people who make sure the event on the day runs like clockwork. They can provide a full planning service and a 6 weeks planning service (to help you pull everything together and check you have all bases covered). Both these options include an event coordinator on the day. They also offer a one-off consultation at the start of your planning, as well as a production team that can supply lighting, bars, foliage etc. Basically, they can do anything and everything. Invaluable if the idea of a dry hire venue fills you with dread and you need some expert input to plan your dream day.

Thank you so much for the photos. They are just stunning and capture the feel of the day so well. We keep looking at them and can’t decide which is our favourite! The day goes so quickly but your photos totally brought it all back though, wow!! We must have watched the slideshow about ten times! You captured so many little moments and not just the obvious ones! Thank you so much! 

Laura & Matt – married at Trinity Buoy Wharf

Contact details and address for Trinity Buoy Wharf

How to get to Trinity Buoy Wharf

The closest tube station is Canning Town or East Indai on the DLR. You can plan your journey or check pubic transport on TfL. You can use this handy map, too.

See some weddings I have photographed at Trinity Buoy Wharf and the Electrician’s Shop here

If you’re planning a wedding at The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf, or at The Electrician’s Shop, I’d love to hear from you