Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London

Just minutes away from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and the perfect setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find it at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece, considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO). The Old Royal Naval College can cater for events, big or small, opulent or intimate – whatever you are planning, you will find the perfect venue to suit your occasion.

The Admiral’s House is your own secluded hideaway, with tranquil Thames views and a regal yet intimate atmosphere. Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, commissioned by Charles II as his new royal palace in 1660. The house can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room; it is ideal for all kinds of events, including dinners, receptions, meetings and weddings.

Alternatively, the Queen Mary Undercroft can accommodate weddings, conferences and receptions for larger numbers. With high vaulted ceilings and use of the Colonnades outside for your drinks reception when weather permits, this venue captures guests imagination on arrival.

The Painted Hall is Sir James Thornhill’s master work and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”, and so confers abundant prestige and elegance to the weddings, gala dinners, awards ceremonies and drinks receptions held within its walls. This outstanding space is supported by a pair of arresting vaulted undercrofts, available day and night, for hire alone or in conjunction with the Painted Hall.

The Painted Hall, created between 1708–27 by Sir James Thornhill, is often described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’. A percentage of the profits from your event will always go straight into keeping this world heritage site in beautiful condition, so it can be enjoyed by generations to come.