A magnificent building on the banks of the Thames at Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College has a great range of event spaces, suitable for every occasion. The striking building is the highlight of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, known as the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.
The Old Royal Naval College is ideally located in London’s Zone 2, just 20 minutes from London Bridge. With an abundance of transport links, including a rare chance to travel to your venue by boat, and a range of excellent venues, it is the ideal location for your gala dinner, awards ceremony, meeting, conference, and summer or Christmas party.
The Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich and an inspiring setting for professional events and stunning Christmas celebrations, with the following main event spaces use for parties:
- Hawksmoor Room-Designed originally as formal dining room, and still retaining its period feel, the Hawksmoor Room is, of course, ideal for intimate lunches and dinners, as well as boardroom meetings for up to 18 guests.
- Webb Room- The Webb room is named after its designer, John Webb, apprentice to Inigo Jones, who designed the Queen’s House opposite. This beautiful oak panelled room enjoys views of the River Thames and is ideal for meetings for up to 50 guests.
- Wren Room- A light and airy room made all the more delightful with views of River Thames and Canary Wharf. It can accommodate up to 60 guests theatre style, and is named after Sir Christopher Wren, who was the overall designer of these world-famous group of Baroque buildings.
- Hardwick Room- The largest of the Admiral’s House spaces is a newly refurbished and versatile room. It can be hired individually, providing a lovely space for a dinner for 60, or venue hire can be in conjunction with the Wren Room (connected by the Stuart Room) for a drinks reception. The room’s namesake, Philip Hardwick, put the finishing touches to the grounds of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, notably the magnificent fountains, gates and railings.
- Kay Room- Named for Joseph Kay, responsible for building much of central Greenwich, this is one of the smaller rooms in the Admiral House suite of event spaces. The Kay Room is ideal for small boardroom style meetings or a relaxing and intimate dinner or lunch.
- King William Undercroft- Located beneath the Painted Hall, The King William Undercroft tastefully combines high vaulted ceilings with a contemporary atmosphere. The room features a built in bar and dance floor and is ideal for meetings, conferences and parties.
- Queen Mary Undercroft- With grand columns, a built-in bar and high vaulted ceilings, the Queen Mary Undercroft, situated beneath the Chapel, is an excellent space for larger drinks receptions or for after dinner dancing.
- Discover Greenwich- In the evening, the Discover Greenwich visitor centre is a great reception venue, ideal for networking events. Centred around a spectacular model the centre features displays of rare artefacts, film footage and interactive models which together tell the story of the ORNC and Maritime Greenwich.
- Painted Hall- The Painted Hall is a stunning Baroque space designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, 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 the work! The Painted Hall is a showstopping room which can accommodate up to 400 awe-struck guests.
- Victorian Skittle Alley- This Victorian skittle alley, built for use by naval officers once based here, still has its original skittles and bowling balls. It offers a very atmospheric experience and is ideal as additional entertainment and as a quieter room for breakout space. Hire out only in conjunction with Queen Mary Undercroft.
- The Colonades, Lawns and Courtyards- Combined, the Memorial Gardens, Pepys Lawns, King Charles Lawns, Monument Gardens and King William Lawns offer over 5,500 square metres of outside space for team building, weddings, summer parties and other events.
- Stuart Room- Connecting the Wren and Hardwick rooms, this is an ideal space for welcoming guests or networking over coffees and teas.
- Admiral’s Room- One of the oldest parts of the ORNC, the house offers six wood panelled meeting rooms (described below) of various sizes. Licensed for civil ceremonies the house’s rooms can be hired individually, or the entire house can be hired exclusively.
Christmas Party Packages 2017 coming soon!
- Heritage venue
- South East London location
- Excellent transport links
- Outside space
- Variety of conference packages available
- Bespoke event packages available on request
- Christmas party packages available
- Flexible events spaces
- 11 large incredible event spaces