If you’re looking to add some regal glamour to your next event, why not use a venue which boasts a long history of entertaining some of the world’s most prominent figures? From opulent banqueting halls to manicured lawns, the capital abounds with majestic allure. To help you choose such a location, here are five venues that highlight some of the palatial venues, noble residences and stately homes that are available for events within our collection:
For centuries, Kensington Palace has been the backdrop for spectacular social occasions, the scene of private gatherings and a place for cementing royal business. Today, the palace is available to hire for a limited number of events each year, whether for fabulous garden parties, sumptuous weddings, amazing dinners or sensational awards ceremonies. The list is endless as the spaces and gardens offer a variety of exciting and versatile spaces to hire.
Founded in 1682 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was built as a home for 'veterans broken by age and war'. For over 300 years it has housed the famous scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, former soldiers of the British Army, who come to live in this magnificent site during their retirement. Its stunning buildings and gardens make for a truly idyllic location for your event in central London.
London’s most magnificent 18th century private palace, built for the first Earl Spencer, makes an elegant setting for all occasions. Spencer House is hired for an event on an exclusive basis and there is the opportunity to use all of the State Rooms, including the splendid terrace overlooking Green Park. The Spencer House team are renowned for planning and executing their events to the highest professional standards, with excellent food and service to match.
This Tudor gatehouse, still used by the Knights of the Order of St John, is an architectural jewel with a peaceful garden. Standing at the edge of the City of London, the Museum of the Order of St John offers eight stunning rooms dating from the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries Having served as a palace before being given to the British Order of St John, the building’s history is closely linked with Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Today the museum is a popular venue for both private and corporate events, boasting a union of ancient and modern architecture that is wholly unique.
For 1000 years, Westminster Abbey has hosted a fantastic variety of events; the crowning of kings and queens, weddings, christenings and proclamations were all held within this magnificent building. Today, you too can experience the tantalising prospect of celebrating your event in a location steeped in history, complete with 21st century ambience that offers a truly unique experience. You can even include a private tour of the Abbey for your guests as part of the package.