The Places we Work

Over the years we have worked at nearly every major venue in London, and we maintain close links with all of them. We can suggest an array of venue options for your party and arrange a site visit. London was named as the arts and cultural capital of the world in 2015, largely due to its vast array of amazing Royal palaces, museums, galleries and spectacular buildings which offer endless choices as a venue for any event. What better city to have a party?

London Venues

Our Featured Venue

Royal Hospital Chelsea

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.

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Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Great Hall

 

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.


Royal Hospital Chelsea, The State Apartments

 

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.


Royal Hospital Chelsea, Wren House

Wren House

It is the perfect place for a relaxing start to a wedding or to house special guests who may require a private space before the main event. Bridal parties can prepare here and have their pre-ceremony photographs taken in the luxurious surroundings. Available throughout the day and as needed, these rooms provide a comfortable private space. Wren House can also accommodate intimate wedding dinners and receptions.

Royal Hospital Chelsea, Ranelagh Gardens Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Figure Court

The Figure Court

The elegant Figure Court lies at the very heart of Wren's original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Bordered by the State Apartments, the Chapel and the Great Hall, the courtyard space is dominated by the inspiring gilded statue of Charles II, created by Grinling Gibbons and presented to the King in 1682. The imposing outside space is available as an extension of the Great Hall venue.


Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Wren Chapel

The Wren Chapel

Commissioned by King Charles 2nd and designed by Sir Christopher Wren over 300 years ago, Wren's Baroque chapel sits at the heart of his original buildings and is a rare example of his pure ecclesiastical style, retaining the original wainscotting, pews and plasterwork. It is a perfect setting for weddings and christenings.

The Chapel is available to hire only in conjunction with another venue space and can seat up to 400 people. Sebastiano Ricci's mural 'The Resurrection' creates a stunning backdrop to this beautiful venue.

Royal Hospital Chelsea, The Wren Chapel


Royal Hospital Chelsea, Parking

Ranelagh Gardens

In a secluded and picturesque part of the Royal Hospital estate is the charming Ranelagh Gardens. The gardens form part of the world famous Chelsea Flower Show and this seasonal venue makes the perfect space for any outdoor event. It is an adaptable area that can be used for barbeques, fun days, sports events, drinks parties and children’s events, accommodating up to 200 guests.

Parking

The Royal Hospital Chelsea can offer private and secure parking for your guests for the duration of the event.


Royal Hospital Chelsea

For more information about how The AC can help you arrange a party at this outstanding venue, contact Team AC:

e: parties@admirable-crichton.co.uk t: 020 7326 3900