Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3
Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3
Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3
Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3
Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

Royal Hospital Rd, London, SW3 4SR
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
Sloane Square
Type of events
Seated dinner250
Outside space400

Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire SW3

The stunning Royal Hospital Chelsea is the perfect choice for those looking to add a touch of glamour to their events.

The Grade I listed building boasts a number of imposing rooms, of varying size. The atmospheric Great Hall is the largest room at the Royal Hospital with the capacity to host 250 for a Grand Dinner or 400 for a standing reception; perfect for large corporate events. Its magnificent murals of Charles II date back to 1690, sure to impress all your guests, accentuate the grandeur of the Great Hall. The beautiful and traditional outside area of the Figure Court can also be utilised to extend the Great Hall for summer events.

The State Apartments, which include the Ante-Room and Council Chamber, also offer a unique yet exquisite setting for your guests. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and embellished by Robert Adam these rooms are sure to impress and since the 1700s have hosted a variety of Monarchs and notable figures. Whilst dining guests can gaze onto striking paintings by artists such as Van Dyke and stunning carvings by William Emmet, John Grover and William Cleere. The elegant State Apartments offer a capacity to host events for 250 and 96 people respectively. If you are looking for some outside space, the beautiful Cannon Gardens are available to extend the State Apartments.

The private lawn space outside is a perfect overflow space during the summer where canapés and Champagne can be served. This space be used in conjunction with any of the stunning rooms on offer.


On the banks of the Thames in the heart of one of London’s most fashionable districts, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is a unique venue offering a number of historic and beautiful spaces to hire both inside and out. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Grade I heritage site is a spectacular venue for daytime and evening entertaining.

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.

Further information

The Great Hall
The Great Hall is the largest venue space at the Royal hospital. It is an atmospheric venue with capacity for up to 250 for a Dinner or 400 for a standing reception.

Whilst dining in splendour in the Great Hall, one can gaze upon a magnificent mural of Charles II, painted by Antonio Verrio, dating back to 1690.

At a glance:
Room capacity for drinks: 400
Room capacity for dinner: 270

The State Apartments
The State Apartments are an elegant environment for a drinks reception or private dinner. Consisting of two rooms, the Council Chamber and the Ante Room, the Apartments have hosted Monarchs and other notable figures since the 1700’s.

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and embellished by Robert Adam, the State Apartments offer an exquisite experience for guests. During their time in the State Apartments, guests are surrounded by paintings by the school of Van Dyck, Kneller and Lely as well as important carvings and mouldings by William Emmett, John Grove and William Cleere.

Room capacity for drinks: 220
Room capacity for dinner: 96

Figure Court
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 gilded statue of Charles II, created by Grinling Gibbons and presented to the King in 1682. With an incredible view of South Terrace and the South Grounds of the Hospital all the way down to embankment, a reception in Figure Court certainly gives the wow factor.

Capacity for drinks: 400

Ranelagh Gardens
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 to summer drinks receptions and corporate team building events. Comprising both middle Ranelagh and Lower Ranelagh, both spaces are fantastic for a marquee event.

Capacity: 250
Available for hire during the summer months of July, August and September only.