HQS Wellington Venue Hire WC2
HQS Wellington is a stunning, unique and historic venue which offers a fantastic location for a variety of events; ideally situated between the City and the West End at her mooring on the Thames Embankment (near Temple tube station).
Built in 1933 Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby class of sloops, which served valiantly during the Second World War. Since then the Wellington has been fully refitted and has been moored on the Thames since 1948, when the ship was purchased to be the Livery Hall for the Honorable Company of Master Mariners.
HQS Wellington offers the finest facilities for a range of both corporate and private events.
The experienced, knowledgeable events and operations team have the skills to ensure that your event planning is stress-free and your meeting or event runs exactly how you planned.
If you want to feel that your business is valued and you want to be well-looked after from the moment you pick up the phone, HQS Wellington is the venue for you!
Each menu is tailored individually to be seasonal and meet our clients’ needs, but below are some sample menus and prices, to give you an idea of the style of our food.Packages
Moored opposite Temple Underground Station, HQS Wellington is centrally located straddling the boundary between The City and Westminster. It is very popular for lunches, dinners, and conferences for parties up to 250 people. Wellington is a unique London venue for any functions which benefit from the backdrop of its wonderful collection of marine antiques, including priceless paintings and model ships.
Flexibility is key to the attraction of this venue with a range of rooms available. From small meetings in a boardroom to a whole ship event, the Wellington will be right for you
The Court Room
The staircase leads down another deck to the Annex and Court Room. The Annex is dominated by an almost life-size portrait of King Edward VIII.
Double doors open into the magnificent Court Room, once the engine room of Wellington. The Court Room underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2005. Cabinets are set into the panelled walls and these display the Company’s silver and gold together with half models and framed antique charts.
The Court Room is an impressive function venue for 120 people. The Court Room is equipped with a modern suite of audio visual equipment, including a large ceiling mounted screen, sound system and internet access.
The Model Room
HQS Wellington is entered through a spacious reception area. This features a teak divided ornate staircase descending through two decks which was saved from the breaking up of the Burns and Lairds’ Irish packet Viper. It was fitted in Wellington during the 1947 conversion. This area is ideal for receiving guests, and contains many paintings and marine antiques.
The staircase leads down to the Model Room and Library. These adjoining rooms are full of books, models and marine artefacts including ships’ bells and medals. The rooms are eminently suitable for small meetings and private dining. The room is eminently suitable for conferences (up to 40 people), private dining and for receptions.
The Quarter Deck
The Quarter Deck is one of the reasons that you will hire the Wellington. With unrivalled views up and down the river, the Quarter Deck is a unique open-air venue. This space, covered by an awning, is ideal for summer cocktail parties, receptions and barbecues. The river traffic passes smoothly by as the sun sets over the House of Parliament. You sit back, cocktail in hand as the band strikes up. What could be nicer.