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A magnificent building on the banks of the Thames at Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College has a great range of event spaces, suitable for every occasion. The striking building is the highlight of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, known as the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”. The Old Royal Naval College is just 15 minutes from London Bridge and well suited to all kinds of events.

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Weddings at Old Royal Naval College

The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is considered to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”, so it’s no surprise that its highlight, the Old Royal Naval College is a perfect pick for a wedding. This most elegant of buildings offers indoor and outdoor space, with all the romance, character and versatility you could wish for on your special day. Just 15 minutes from London Bridge, the riverside ORNC is perfectly placed for a dramatic arrival by boat!

Rooms in the Old Royal Naval College

Queen Mary Undercroft

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With grand columns, a built-in bar and high vaulted ceilings, the Queen Mary Undercroft, situated beneath the Chapel, is an excellent space with flexible use. It can hold up to 200 delegates for a daytime conference, 150 for a wedding breakfast or 290 for a standing reception.

Admiral's House

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One of the oldest buildings within the Old Royal Naval College, the house offers six wood panelled function rooms of various sizes and styles. Licensed for civil ceremonies the house’s rooms can be hired individually, or for exclusive use.

Hawksmoor Room, Admirals House

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Designed originally as formal dining room, and still retaining its period feel, the Hawksmoor Room is, of course, ideal for intimate lunches and dinners for up to 18 guests.

Webb Room, ADMIRALS HOUSE

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The Webb room is named after its designer, John Webb, apprentice to Inigo Jones, who designed The Queen’s House just opposite. This beautiful oak panelled room enjoys views of the River Thames and is ideal for meetings and wedding ceremonies for up to 50 guests.

Wren Room, Admirals House

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A light and airy room on the first floor, made all the more delightful with views of River Thames and Canary Wharf. It can accommodate up to 60 guests theatre style, and is named after Sir Christopher Wren, who was the overall designer of these world-famous group of Baroque buildings.

Hardwick Room, Admirals House

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The largest of the Admiral’s House spaces is a newly refurbished and versatile room. It can be hired individually, providing a lovely space for a dinner for 60, or venue hire can be in conjunction with the Wren Room (connected by the Upper Lobby) for a drinks reception. The room’s namesake, Philip Hardwick, put the finishing touches to the grounds of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, notably the magnificent fountains, gates and railings.

Victorian Skittle Alley

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This Victorian skittle alley, built for use by naval officers once based here, still has its original skittles and bowling balls. It offers a very atmospheric experience and is ideal as additional entertainment and as a quieter room for breakout space. Hire of this space is only in conjunction with Queen Mary Undercroft.

The Painted Hall

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‘Reopening January 2019’
The Painted Hall is a stunning Baroque space designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”. It features spectacular wall and ceiling decoration by Sir James Thornhill, who lavished 19 years on the work! The Painted Hall is a showstopping room which can accommodate up to 400 awe-struck guests.

King William Undercroft

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Reopening January 2019
Located beneath the Painted Hall, The King William Undercroft tastefully combines high vaulted ceilings with a contemporary atmosphere. The room features a built in bar and dance floor and is ideal for evening receptions and in conjunction with the Painted Hall.

Colonnades, Lawns and Courtyards

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Combined, the Memorial Gardens, Pepys Lawns, King Charles Lawns, Monument Gardens and King William Lawns offer over 5,500 square metres of outside space for team building, weddings, summer parties and other events.