Corporate & Private Hire – Our Venues

The Painted Hall

The Painted Hall is a striking baroque space designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”. It features spectacular wall and ceiling decoration by Sir James Thornhill, who lavished 19 years on this, his ‘masterwork’. The awe-inspiring Painted Hall is available for evening hire and particularly suited to large gala & awards dinners, drinks receptions and product launches.

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A Model day

Arriving by boat is an excellent way to start your event, setting the tone for an occasion to impress. With the pier leading right onto the site, your event will strike the perfect note from the very beginning, as you alight to take in the stunning view. You may like to welcome your guests at the King William Colonnade for a pre-dinner drinks reception surrounded by stunning views and arresting architecture. During the colder months, one of our atmospheric Undercrofts makes the perfect reception venue.
Your guests will be called to dinner and the big reveal – when they set eyes on the incredible Painted Hall for the first time. Here you will enjoy a meal befitting of the exquisite surroundings, delivered with impeccable service. Should you wish to have an after-dinner party, then the Queen Mary or King William Undercroft can host a bar and dancing.Whether you join us for dinner or for a drinks reception, we can help you get the most from your event; perhaps you would like an onsite guide on hand to offer an illuminating interpretation of the Thornhill paintings which adorn the hall. We can also suggest a variety of gifts or guidebooks to purchase as mementos for guests.

Capacities

Painted Hall

  • 400 Standing
  • 400 Dinner
  • 300 Theatre Style with stage

The Admiral’s House

The Admiral’s House is available for both the serious and the fun side of business, an excellent venue for high profile receptions and dinners or meetings, seminars, and conferences.

Each unique room benefits from natural daylight, double height ceilings, refined wooden panelling, and windows offering inspiring river views. Unlike much of the Old Royal Naval College, the Admiral’s House is not open to the public, so it can be yours exclusively for the day and evening. Rooms can be booked on an individual basis or you can choose to hire the whole house for your exclusive use.

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Capacities

Hawksmoor Room

  • 25 Reception
  • 18 Dinner

Webb Room

  • 60 Reception
  • 50 Dinner
  • 50 Theatre
  • 25 Boardroom

Yenn Room

  • 15 Reception
  • 10 Dinner
  • 15 Theatre
  • 10 Boardroom

Hardwick Room

  • 70 Reception
  • 60 Dinner
  • 70 Theatre
  • 35 Boardroom

Wren Room

  • 60 Reception
  • 50 Dinner
  • 50 Theatre
  • 30 Boardroom

Key Room

  • 15 Reception
  • 10 Dinner
  • 15 Theatre
  • 10 Boardroom

Entire Building

  • 90 Max capacity

Queen Mary Undercroft

Situated below the Chapel of St Peter & St Paul, the Queen Mary Undercroft is available on a more flexible basis and can be hired exclusively for both evening and daytime events, making it ideal for all manner of professional or corporate events and gatherings. The space offers plenty of natural daylight, majestic columns and inspiring surroundings for your guests.

The Queen Mary Undercroft is the perfect party venue for those who hire the Painted Hall for a grand dinner or event as your guests can travel through our Ripley Tunnel to the after-dinner bar. Of course, it is also available for individual exclusive day or evening hire.

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Capacities

Queen Mary Undercroft

  • 290 Standing
  • 150 Dinner
  • 200 Theatre Style