Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital is home to the world-famous Chelsea Pensioners, retired soldiers who have come to live in this very special place in their later years. It is an excellent and novel venue for wedding celebrations, dinners and receptions, against a backdrop of this extraordinary history.

You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that profits from venue hire at the Royal Hospital will go towards both caring for the Chelsea Pensioners and securing the future of the buildings.

The AC is proud to be on the accredited supplier’s list at this prestigious central London venue and would love to discuss the possibilities our delicious food and creative décor offer.

The Great Hall

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

While 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.

The State Apartments

The State Apartments are an elegant environment for a drinks reception or private dinner with capacities of 220 and 96 respectively. 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.