Caroline Garden’s Chapel London SE15 2SQ

Asylum Chapel is licensed by Southwark Council for weddings and civil ceremonies. We welcome same sex partnerships.   The chapel is a Grade II listed building, built in 1826 by the Licensed Victualers Benevolent Institution for use by the residents of Caroline Gardens. These residents were made up of retired workers of the alcohol trade. Bombed in WWII, the present use of the chapel is as a flexible space which can be hired for photographic and film shoots, exhibitions, theatre, weddings and funerals. The Chapel is suitable for up to 120 guests.   The Chapel is a ceremony only venue, so you are welcome to have a toast and some canapés after your service but no sit down meal, buffet or food trucks; your full reception would need to be taken offsite.


Following advice from our funders, we are happy to announce that the Chapel will not be closing from January – May 2021. We are open for bookings as usual. Please email to pencil in a date.



Open Viewings

We have currently running individual viewings at Asylum. Please get in touch at to arrange a time to visit.

Caroline Gardens estate has many elderly and vulnerable people living their and we do not want to cause them undue stress at this time so please do not linger on the estate before or after the viewing. Please ensure you head straight to the front entrance of the chapel via the road and do not use the narrow paths in front of the houses.



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