Celebrations in the Coal House at Woodberry Wetlands

Celebrations in the Coal House at Woodberry Wetlands

Drinks reception Woodberry Wetlands

About The Coal House

Coal House Cafe at Woodberry Wetlands

Credit Penny Dixie

This lovingly restored 19th century Grade II Listed brick building features contemporary interior design, muted tones and bespoke handmade furniture and fittings. Its rooftop patio with panoramic views over both East and West Reservoirs is the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst watching birdlife pass overhead. Bright and open, the interior space is well suited to moderately sized receptions & parties, private dining, launch events, talks and meetings.

The Coal House Capacity & Specifications


Coal House

Standing reception         80 guests

Private dining                   50 guests

Theatre style                     80 guests

Ceremony                          80 guests

Rooftop patio                    20 guests

Grounds (West side of site)

Seated Marquee              150 guests

Standing Marquee          240 guests


Hire Times

Coal House & Grounds

Monday to Sunday:  7:00pm – midnight (Timings guests present)

Extensions to 1am are available, subject to a late license.

Full Day Hire

Monday to Sunday: 12:00pm – midnight

Extensions to 1am are available, subject to a late license.

Includes Coal House closure to public, with exclusive access to West side of reserve, available only on 6 occasions per annum.

The Coal House is a fully licensed as a restaurant/ bar and for live and recorded music, sound limitations do apply.
The Coal House is also licensed for marriage ceremonies.


Staff, Facilities & Access Times

Staff:  Venue manager, bar staff and event steward included in the hire fee. Any additional staff required may be provided at an additional charge.

Bar & Kitchen: Our open plan kitchen transforms into a stoked bar for your celebrations, including a selection of responsibly sourced wines, beers, soft drinks and a range of quality spirits

Furniture: The venue interior features bespoke handmade tables and seating for up to 40 persons which may be utilised by clients as well as outdoor seating for a further 30 persons. Additional furniture may be hired upon request.

Toilets: There are two modern unisex toilets which feature baby changing facilities and disabled access.

Access Times: Clients may access the venue to set up from 5:30pm or one hour prior to hire free of charge. For events which require longer set up time, special arrangements may be made upon request.

Additional Exterior Structures & Facilities HireFor larger events, the hire of additional facilities such as marquees and other external structures, furniture, sound equipment, lighting and toilets may be required; at an additional cost.

Catering & Bar Services

Table settings at The Coal House

Table settings The Coal House


The Coal House Café at Woodberry Wetlands is able to provide catering services for small parties through our in-house team. For larger events and weddings, we work exclusively with a hand-picked selection of catering suppliers providing delicious bespoke menus and specialising in seasonal, locally sourced produce. Our approved suppliers offer a wide range of cuisines and service styles, from four course banquet to casual buffet or barbeque, to suit any budget. If you are interested in catering services please contact us to receive further information.

Bar Services

The Coal House Café operates a fully stocked bar including a selection of responsibly sourced wines, beers, soft drinks and a range of quality spirits and provides trained bar staff for your event. Bar packages are available to meet the specific requirements of your event. If you are interested in bar services please contact us to receive further information.

Location, Transport & Local Amenities


The Coal House is located at 226 Lordship Rd, London N16 5HQ and accessed via Woodberry Wetland’s main entrance on the New River Path where it meets Lordship Rd  MAP



Underground – The closest tube station is Manor House on the Piccadilly Line which is an 8 minute walk from Woodberry Wetlands’ main entrance. From the tube station exit, follow Seven Sisters Road in an easterly direction to Woodberry Grove which is the next traffic light.  Turn right on Woodberry Grove and the New River path and Woodberry Wetlands’ main entrance is on your left hand side just past the shops and high rise buildings.

Bus – The nearest bus stop is  Woodberry Grove (Eastbound Bus Stop G and Westbound Bus Stop V) served by the following bus routes:  253, 254, 259 and 279.

Parking –  There is no public parking at Woodberry Wetlands. The closest unrestricted street parking is on Bethune Road atthe East side of the reserve. Metered street parking is available on the surrounding streets and controls are in operation 8:30am – 6:30pm. Be sure to check the Arsenal Football Club home schedule as additional parking restrictions may apply on these days.

Local Hotels:

Best Western (0.5 mi)

United Lodge Hotel & Apartments (0.6 mi)

Pembury Hotel (0.7 mi)

Queens Hotel (0.7 mi)

Finsbury Park Homes (0.7 mi)

Cash Point Locations:

Post Office

Sainsburys Local 

Nearest Shops:

Gold Star

Sainsburys Local

Private Dining

Private dining at WoW

Private dining for parties of between twenty and sixty is available at the Coal House between 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Contact us for more information or to make a booking:  events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk

Wedding at Woodberry Wetlands

Wedding at Woodberry Wetlands

Enquire / Arrange a viewing

If  you would like to discuss your options for venue hire, and potentially arrange a viewing, please email us events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk  and we can send further hire detail for your perusal.

Please note that during busy periods it could take up to 2 weeks to gain a response from our small team as they are out of the office running the events, thank you for your patience.