Two Temple Place Venue Hire WC2
Overlooking the River Thames, Two Temple Place is an imposing Portland Stone building in the heart of central London. The building is crammed with Victorian detail and character, and bound to fascinate guests.An elegant oak-panelled entrance creates the perfect first impression, and is opulently decorated with mahogany carvings.
Two Temple Place is home to the Bulldog Trust, a charity founded in 1983. They host annual exhibitions, showcasing publicly-owned museum and art gallery collections from outside of London.
The spectacular neo-Gothic mansion is also one of London’s most prestigious settings for corporate and private entertaining. They provide an unrivalled venue, combining the grandeur of a state occasion with the intimacy of a private house party.
Two Temple Place is available for exclusive hire for a range of events. They encourage guests to explore the house and discover its many hidden treasures in what could be your home for the day.
Whether you want to create an intimate wedding ceremony and dinner for 20 in the Library, a dinner for 120 guests in The Great Hall, or a standing reception using the whole house for 300, their dedicated events team will work with you every step of the way to ensure the house delivers.
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Nestled in the centre of London overlooking the Thames, the fantastic location and stunning interiors of Two Temple Place make it the perfect venue choice just minutes from the City.
Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion completed in 1895, that combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home. The interiors are adorned with gilding, marble and stained glass creating an opulent setting for any event, while the warm mahogany wood panelling gives a cosy and homely feel to the space. With a variety of stunning rooms, exclusive hire of the house enables you to create a truly memorable experience for your guests.
Explore our flexible and unique event spaces. Why not start with an intimate champagne reception in William Waldorf Astor’s private Library, moving on to a stunning seated dinner in the majestic Great Hall. Your guests will be overlooked by cheeky cherubs, beautiful stained glass windows and intricate wood carvings. End your evening by dancing the night away to a DJ or live band in the Lower Gallery on the ground floor of the house. There’s no venue quite like Two Temple Place; discover this for yourself with a site visit to discuss your event requirements with our dedicated team.
Two Temple Place is the perfect destination for any event, from corporate dinners to charity receptions, weddings, fashion shows, product launches or filming.
Capacity for seated dinners up to 120, or receptions up to 300 guests.
Receptions at Two Temple Place
Enjoy cocktails and canapés in style against the stunning backdrop of Astor’s sumptuous estate office.
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From corporate drinks receptions to birthday parties, film premieres and everything in between, Two Temple Place is a hidden gem boasting ornate and versatile spaces to wow your guests.
Guests are free to explore the whole house, from William Waldorf Astor’s private Library with its wood panelled walls, secret champagne safe and intricate carvings which sit alongside a secret door leading into the Great Hall. A favourite talking point for guests is the stunning Upper Gallery surrounding the grand oak and mahogany staircase and crowned by a spectacular stained glass ceiling emblazoned with the date of completion of Two Temple Place in 1895.
Astor’s onetime private office, The Great Hall, with its majestic hammer beam ceiling and stunning stained glass windows now provides the exceptional backdrop for elegant drinks receptions and evening soirees complete with views of the London riverside skyline.
Dancing takes place downstairs in the Lower Gallery, and with a late licence until 4am available on request, guests really can dance the
night away. Please note that a dance floor must be hired to protect the original flooring of the house.
Our dedicated Events team will work closely with our experienced approved suppliers to ensure a seamless and memorable event for you and your guests.
Dinners at Two Temple Place
Follow in the footsteps of the Astor family, dining in elegant late-Victorian architectural splendour.
Make Two Temple Place your opulent yet intimate home for the evening, and host a dinner fit for Lord Astor in a unique and unforgettable central London setting.
The Great Hall with its majestic hammer beam ceiling and spectacular stained glass windows depicting Swiss and Alpine landscapes provides an exquisite setting for an elegant and atmospheric dinner. The nine ladies of Arthurian legend adorn the central door to the Great Hall, and accompany a host of other historical and romantic figures carved, gilded and modelled into this breathtaking space by the finest craftsmen and architects of their time.
With a host of options depending on your numbers and preferences, Two Temple Place can accommodate a variety of formats and styles of event. Serve pre-dinner drinks in the Lower Gallery on the ground floor of the house while your guests hear about the fascinating history of Two Temple Place from one of our expert tour guides. Alternatively start in the Upper Gallery and guests can wander into Astor’s former private Library for drinks, enjoying the views over Middle Temple from its large ornate windows.
Later into the evening, after-dinner dancing can be accommodated in the Lower Gallery, and with the option of a late licence until 4am available on request, your guests really can dance the night away.