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Royal Hospital Chelsea - South West London

Royal Hospital Road London, South West London, SW3 4SR

Venue Introduction

On the banks of the Thames, in the heart of one of London’s most fashionable districts, the Royal Hospital Chelsea offers a number of historic and beautiful spaces to hire, both inside and out.

Whether you’re planning a stylish wedding reception, a prestigious corporate event or a fun-filled sports day, we’d be delighted to show you around.

Of course, the Royal Hospital can offer more than just a picturesque backdrop for your event. We can also provide private parking, excellent approved caterers to suit all budgets and an experienced and dedicated events team, who will do their utmost to ensure the success of your special occasion.

In addition, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that profits from venue hire at the Royal Hospital go towards securing a future both for the building themselves, and for the Chelsea Pensioners who live here.

Additional Notes:

With its richly panelled walls, fine oil paintings and beautiful 17th century mural by Antonio Verrio, the impressive Great Hall is the largest of our indoor spaces and is little changed since Sir Christopher Wren first designed it more than 300 years ago.

The two rooms of the elegant State Apartments – the Council Chamber and the Ante-Room – boast a prestigious history of entertaining monarchs and other notable figures since the late 17th century. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and later embellished by Robert Adams, these beautiful rooms feature paintings by Kneller and Lely.

The stunning Wren Chapel, with its sonorous acoustics, is available for use for a number of different events including concerts, carol concerts, debates, lectures and media launches.

Featuring a fine mural of The Resurrection by Sebastiano Ricci, dating from 1714, the Chapel creates inspiration and a sense of drama for events and can accommodate up to 400 people.

The elegant Figure Court lies at the very heart of Wren’s original design for the Royal Hospital. Bordered by the State Apartments, the Chapel and the Great Hall, the courtyard space is dominated by the imposing guilded statue of Charles II, created by Grinling Gibbons and presented to the King in 1682.

Ranelagh Gardens is one of London’s hidden gems. Tucked away in the extensive grounds of the Royal Hospital, these magical gardens provide an ideal outdoor space for a whole host of events, from theatrical productions and children’s parties, to summer drinks receptions.

Ideal for corporate sports or team building events, Burton Court facilities include tennis courts, a football pitch and a cricket pitch with nets, as well as a large area of green space suitable for a wide range of activities. Changing rooms and showers area also available in the cricket pavilion.

Room Information

Room NameSeat CapReception Cap
The Great Hall250400
State Aparments100250
The Wren Chapel400n/a
Figure Courtn/a400
Burton Court400 for sporting events
Ranelagh Gardensn/a250


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