Newington Green meeting house Venue
A beautiful and historic Grade-II listed meeting house built in 1708. Known as 'the birthplace of feminism' due to its connections to activist and author Mary Wollstonecraft (mother of Mary Shelley). The meeting house is one of England's oldest Unitarian sites and London's oldest non-conformist place of worship still in use.
Features: Wifi, PA, grand piano, large stage, catering area, kitchenette
hours: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Newington Green Meeting House welcomes weddings with arms open. The main hall has the capacity for 150 people in the pews on the ground floor and 20 on the mezzanine floor. The mezzanine is a perfect spot for a small choir if you are planning on having one at your service. Lots of natural light, from the high set windows, gives the hall a bright and airy atmosphere; its decor adds warmth. The hall has a stage with a grand piano for your use. Please note that the pews are not moveable.
Length: 7.6 m // Width: 10.7 m // stage: 2.4 M by 3.6 M
Ideal for weddings, concerts, performances, rehearsals and film shoots.
Mary wollstonecraft Room (upstairs Space)
A casual and contemporary atmosphere with a warm, bright decor. The space has lots of natural light and comfy couches for when the serious work is done!
Length: 9.9 m // Width: 5.3 m
Ideal for a variety of meetings, workshops or training.
Downstairs School Room Space
This quiet, minimalist environment is well served by lots of natural light. The use of provided folding chairs and tables make it a highly adaptable space.
Length: 6.1 m // Width: 5.6 m
Ideal for small community meetings and gatherings, training, workshops, rehearsals and classroom-style learning events.
Main hall £100/hr + cleaning £19
Mary Wollstonecraft room £45/hr + cleaning £19
Downstairs school room £30/hr + cleaning £19
Whole venue £200/hr + cleaning £34
Other fees and charges
Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Steward £10 flat fee + £10.20/hr
Security Guard £12/hr + VAT
DJ deposit £200
Viewings are by appointment only
39A Newington Green, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9PR
Station: 10 minute walk from Canonbury (Overground)
Buses: 21, 73, 141, 236, 341, 476
About the Area
Newington Green is a residential suburb, which spans the London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington. The Green itself was renovated in 2005 and provided with a new play area and café.
The area was home to many English Dissenters during the 17th century. Arguably the most important resident of the Green was the early feminist, Mary Wollstonecraft. Newington Green had made its mark on Mary, and through her founding work of feminist philosophy (A Vindication of the Rights Of Woman), on the world.
Newington Green is a conservation area with a surprising wealth of historic architecture.
The Green and Newington Green Road to the south constitute the commercial and cultural centre of the district. This area is a glorious London mix of old and new, with gentrification sitting alongside longer established communities. Bordering Dalston, Islington and Stoke Newington you can expect cool bars and restaurants as well as old-fashioned local shops, including greengrocers, butchers and bakers. Green Lanes is well-known for its Turkish Cypriot community. You can buy some of London's best baklava here.