Westminster Abbey – Venue of the Month

 

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The AC at Westminster Abbey

The AC became an accredited supplier at Westminster Abbey in 2016, and we hosted a dinner in the beautiful setting of Cheynegates in celebration. Here is a little about the celebration dinner and some ideas about using the venue to hold an event.

The Chapter House

Our dinner guests were enchanted by the architecture of The Chapter House, enjoying Champagne and canapés in this tranquil space which was also the place where Parliament met in the 14th century before transferring to the Palace of Westminster. With incredible acoustics, it is the perfect location for evening receptions where quiet music is featured.

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Cheynegates

The beauty of Cheynegates speaks for itself. Therefore we set the dining table in a simple way. Director and renowned party designer Ruth Lawton Owen and her team added floral elegance by placing delicate posies of Romulus, Daisies and Poppies in cut glass vases. Our guests enjoyed a lovely summer menu and excellent wines

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The accreditation coincided with Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, and in commemoration, Ralph Heimans was commissioned to paint this dramatic portrait which looks down on proceedings from the wall.

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The Cloisters

The Cloisters sit adjacent to the Nave of Westminster Abbey and offer spectacular views across the Garth. Built in the 13th and completed in 14th century, this atmospheric open space is perfect for parties during the warmer months.

The Cloisters

The Cellarium and Cellarium Terrace

Back in the 14th century, monks stored food and drink in The Cellarium, a medieval undercroft with a highly ornate, vaulted ceiling.  This feature makes this the perfect space for an evening dinner or reception.

Westminster Abbey

The Cellarium Terrace showcases a stunning blend of past and present architecture, yet offers a contemporary event space in the otherwise historic building. Also, it offers fantastic views of the Abbey’s West Towers and provides access to an exclusive outside area, consequently making it perfect for drinks or dinner.

College Gardens

This 900-year-old garden is believed to be the longest continually cultivated garden in England and is the perfect spot for a quintessentially English garden party.

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Private View

Holding an event at the Abbey affords guests the opportunity to take a private tour to areas not available to members of the general visiting public. What better way to conclude a private dinner or reception in this iconic and most famous of buildings than to have a privileged view of the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and Poets Corner. At our celebration, several guests praised the tour by remarking on how honoured they had felt to see such national treasures and in the company of knowledgeable and personable guides.

Weddings

Westminster Abbey conducts Royal Weddings and Weddings for family members of those knighted by HM The Queen into the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Therefore requests to hold weddings or wedding receptions at the Abbey cannot be accepted.

For further information about this beautiful venue and its suitability for a forthcoming event, contact our sales team on:

t: 020 7326 3800                                                                   e: parties@admirable-crichton.co.uk

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  1. A perfect venue for any number of events, and one that guests and the hosting party will surely never forget! The best venues are those that cater to hosts and guests alike, and create an environment where people are free to enjoy themselves and have a memorable experience. Thanks for sharing info on Westminster Abbey!

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