The Crypt at Bleeding Heart


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The sense of history lies heavy in the Crypt of St Etheldreda’s. Its foundations date back to the 6th Century; its rough stone walls, eight foot thick in parts, and its heavy blackened beams to the 12th Century when Ely Palace was constructed above The Crypt by the Bishops of Ely as their London Bishopric.

The magical medieval Crypt in Ely Place, adjoining Bleeding Heart Yard, is the perfect central London venue for a special Private Event for 50 to 120 guests – be it a Wedding Reception or a City Banquet.

With its History of Celebration and Celebration of History, the 600 year–old Crypt at St Etheldreda’s has been hosting celebrity parties in the heart of London ever since King Henry V111 held his three-day wedding feast there in 1531. Today The Crypt offers the same superb food, wine and service as the legendary Bleeding Heart French Restaurant.

St Etheldreda’s is one of London’s hidden gems, a beautiful and historic building and the oldest Roman Catholic Church in England.

Email The Crypt Events Team on [email protected] or call 020 7242 2056/8238

The Crypt at Bleeding Heart at a Glance

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£750 - £2
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City Centre
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Up to 120
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Up to 200
The perfect central London venue for a special Private Event. Capacity for 50 to 120 guests Foundations date back to the 6th Century The impeccable food service at The Crypt is provided by the famed Bleeding Heart Restaurant next door. Romantic Historic Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120HistoricCity Hotel / City VenueNumber of People In Team : 2 View More
No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CityNearest Town : LondonNearest Airport : London City AirportNearest Train Station : Farringdon, Chancery Lane, Holborn, King CrossChurch Within Walking DistanceAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueIntimateIn House DancefloorAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListHalal CateringWestern European CuisineClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available PackagePublic Liability InsuranceExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingRomanticRusticStylish View Less

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Deanne G Mother of Bride
Perfection from start to finish
I organised a wedding at the Crypt of St Etheldreda’s church having looked for unusual wedding venues in London. From the very start, the Crypt Team went out of their way to help us to organise the right food and wine. They were patient with regard to our changes of mind, and provision of alternatives for dietary quirks. We then commissioned a flower and lighting team that spent time and effort to enhance the special features of this lovely venue. On the day itself, the food was cooked to perfection, and the service was second to none. We hardly saw the staff who went about their business quietly and efficiently. The bar staff were friendly and cheerful, and they helped us to clear up at the end of the event despite it being well past closing time. I am pleased that we chose the Crypt for our wedding and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a romantic and impressive event.

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Noreen Blair
The Wedding of our dreams
hat a beautiful venue and wedding you gave us. We had 122 very happy guests. The food, drinks and service - all absolutely top class. We don’t believe anywhere else in London could have outshone The Crypt and Bleeding Heart for our wedding. We are so grateful to you all for giving us the wedding of our dreams. It was truly magical. Noreen xx

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Ray Pagden
Stunning Gothic Venue
A year ago today I was a newly married man and walked through the entrance of the Crypt and just froze – I was totally stunned and lost for words. To this day I still cannot find the words to describe the just how beautiful and magical it was to see this amazing venue glowing with candlelight and subtle lighting highlighting the great features of this gothic crypt. Catering for our guests was never going to be easy, but with the amazing selection of food available from the Bleeding Heart restaurant, who run the events here, made satisfying even the fussiest of eaters a piece of cake. They coped with our many special requirements with ease with children’s options, vegetarian option, gluten free options and more. Every one of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Aurora, the events supervisor, was a delight to work with planning our big day. She made everything really easy for us. The staff on the night were very professional and well-presented and I know there was a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make everything perfect. The resident DJ, Dave, is great. Our music selection was incredibly varied from pop to metal. He totally got the vibe of the event playing the family friendly pop early in the evening and then cracking up the metal towards the end of the night for me and my friend to rock out to! He also provided the amazing up-lighting that made to room just come to life. Every time I think back to that day I am filled with joy, remembering the amazing day I got to spend with friends and family at such an amazing venue. I can’t wait to return to the Bleeding Heart restaurant to celebrate by 1 year anniversary.


Bleeding Heart Yard, Off Greville Street, London, Greater London, EC1N 8SJ

The Crypt at Bleeding Heart

  • Bleeding Heart Yard
  • Off Greville Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC1N 8SJ
  • United Kingdom

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Thanks so much for checking out our venue, we hope you love it as much as we do! We would be delighted to show you around at any time and talk to you more about how we can host the perfect wedding for you!