The Ginstitute - Weddings in Surrey

The Ginstitute: Make Your Own Wedding Gin

Prepare for a ‘make your own wedding gin heaven at The Ginstitute.  Learn about the history of gin and the blending techniques in how to make your own gin in a masterclass experience. Make your own wedding gin to be served at the wedding itself, miniature favours for your guests, or as a bespoke gin for you as couple to enjoy through the years.  Introducing The Ginstitute situated at 186 The Distillery – home of the Uk’s largest independent premium gin, Portobello Road Gin. Hidden in the lower floor of ‘The Distillery’.

Make Your Own Wedding Gin - Weddings in Surrey

The Ginstitute’s bespoke wedding package takes engaged gin lovers on an enlightening and entertaining whistle-stop tour of the spirit’s marvellous history for a truly memorable experience. During the 180 minute course, The Ginstitute’s gin scholars will guide you in how to make your own wedding gin by creating a perfect marriage of flavours that will culminate in your very special bespoke gin.   You will take your own gin away with you, and you can have an option to have this bottled into miniatures with personalised labelling as wedding favours.

Make your own wedding gin with The Ginstitute

Designed especially for betrothed gin-fans, The Ginstitute’s wedding services are the perfect way to add a unique touch to your special day.  Artisan scholars will help you create your very own bespoke gin that can be served on your special day or gifted as a gloriously spirited favour idea.  Personalise your bottle from a classic neck tag, or Ginstitute labels, or even your own bespoke label design for your special day.

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This is also a fabulous idea for a stag or hen do – Book The Experience, or Masterclass where each person will taste 5 blends and go on to design their bespoke gin.  Each person will go away with a bottle of their own blend designer gin, plus a bottle of Portobello Gin.  Your creations can be re-ordered at any time one week after your class.

The Lowdown


Private bride and groom sessions or miniature orders –  POA
The Ginstitute public sessions for up to 20 gin students (including one 70cl bottle of your bespoke blend and a 70cl bottle of Portobello Road Gin to take away)

The Experience – £120pp

Daily from Monday to Thursday at 7pm.

Fridays at 2pm, 5pm & 7pm.

Saturdays  at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm

Sundays afternoon sessions at 2pm & 5pm.

Sessions last approximately 3 hours.

Masterclass – £60pp

Thursdays and Fridays at 8.30pm.

Session last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Bottle reorders of your own recipe to serve at the wedding -from £35 per 70cl bottle


If you want a drink and don’t want to travel, there are lodgings available at The Distillery

There are 3 double rooms at a fixed price of £150 per room for standard rooms and £125 for one small room. Each room is the same price for 1 or 2 guests, includes breakfast.

To book make an enquiry visit The Ginstitute’s website or call 0203 034 2234