Old Royal Naval College

King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN Cutty Sark DLR

Features

  • Accessible
  • Break Out Spaces
  • Lift Access
  • On Site Parking
  • Outdoor Space
  • Private Entrance
  • Charitable Status
  • CSR Accreditation
  • Exclusive Venue Hire
  • Late Opening
  • Music Licence
  • Suitable for filming
  • Wedding Ceremonies
The Painted Hall is often described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’

Old Royal Naval College venue hire

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this historic masterpiece is considered to be ‘the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles’ (UNESCO). Originally built to house naval pensioners, this palatial riverside pad is now an impressive event venue, available for corporate or private hire.

Why choose Old Royal Naval College

  • Set on the banks of the River Thames, this stunning Greenwich venue is just 20 minutes from central London by boat
  • From corporate conferences and meetings to private gala dinners, drinks receptions and weddings, anything’s possible at Old Royal Naval College
  • An experienced event team is on hand to help plan everything, so organising an amazing event couldn’t be easier
  • With a variety of different rooms to choose from – or an entire house – there’s no shortage of impressive event spaces to hire

1Private hire at Old Royal Naval College

Just minutes from central London, the Old Royal Naval College is the jewel of Greenwich – and the ultimate setting for all kinds of events. Whether you seek grandeur or intimacy, you will find both at Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor’s historic masterpiece.

Set on the banks of the River Thames, Old Royal Naval College has more than its fair share of wow factor. With an imposing facade and equally impressive interior, there’s no finer private event venue.

With a variety of unique, characterful spaces to choose from, you’ll find the perfect place to entertain. From small family gatherings to award ceremonies, weddings to outdoor drinks receptions, Old Royal Naval College can accommodate the lot.

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The Old Royal Naval College is ideal for private dining events of all sizes including large gala dinners  in unforgettable surroundings. The venue has previously been awarded the ‘Coolest Gala Dinner Venue’ by Cool Venue Awards.

With a bespoke menu, your guests can enjoy anything from canapés to bowl food or a three-course dinner. So, whatever you’re planning (be it large or small) the experienced event and catering team can help you bring it to life.

2Weddings at Old Royal Naval College

Riverside wedding venues don’t get more impressive than this. Set amongst stunning grounds, in the heart of historic Greenwich, this imposing 17th century masterpiece offers the ultimate in luxury for your big day.

Old Royal Naval College is a British landmark. Encompassing some of the finest buildings in the world, the site incorporates the magnificent Painted Hall and Neoclassical Chapel. Sophisticated, atmospheric, over-flowing with romance, this Greenwich wedding venue provides the perfect backdrop to the most memorable day of your life.

Whether you choose to say “I do” in the opulent Painted Hall, elegant Admiral’s House or vaulted Queen Mary Undercroft, you’ll find the perfect place in this beautiful venue, licensed to hold up to 300 guests.

From room décor to a champagne reception, every detail of your day will be taken care of by a wedding coordinator. And with exceptional catering provided by an experienced team (whose love for food can’t be beaten), you and your guests can enjoy an unforgettable Greenwich wedding.

3Drinks receptions at Old Royal Naval College

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Old Royal Naval College provides the perfect location for a drinks reception. Whether you’re looking for an elegant room setting or would prefer a secluded spot outside, this grand Greenwich event venue is equally impressive inside and out.

From intimate soirées to larger get togethers, Old Royal Naval College can accommodate any number of guests up to 400, for a seated dinner or standing reception. And with incredible catering provided by an exceptional caterer, all that’s left to organise is the guest list.

4Meetings & conferences at Old Royal Naval College

Easily accessible from London by train or by boat, the Old Royal Naval College is a versatile site for event hire.

Whether you’re looking for a small meeting room or conference space for 70 delegates, the Admiral’s House at this impressive Greenwich venue is ideal.

Built in the 17th century, it forms part of the oldest building of the Old Royal Naval College, and can be hired in its entirety, by floor, or by room. The Admiral’s House is perfectly equipped for all kinds of business events, including AGMs, conferences and corporate away days.

Entertainment, such as garden games or sports day activities can be organised. As can a post-conference BBQ, drinks reception – or even a tour of the venue. And with an in-house team to help organise AV equipment (and almost everything else), setting up a memorable meeting is stress-free.

5Location and directions to the Old Royal Naval College

Just a 5 minute walk from Cutty Sark DLR, an 8 minute walk from Maze Hill Station or 10 minutes from City Cruises Greenwich Pier, getting to (and from) this Greenwich venue couldn’t be easier from central London.

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“We're in London, without being in London. You get all the green space, grass and river location you need just 20 minutes from central London by boat.”
ELIZABETH WOOD, SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER AT THE OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE

Event spaces at Old Royal Naval College

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Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall
Room capacity
400
RECEPTION
400
DINNER
300
THEATRE
Features
  • Accessible
  • Balcony
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Old Royal Naval College
Admiral’s House
Room capacity
90
RECEPTION
25
U-SHAPED
40
CABARET
90
DINNER
70
THEATRE
35
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Blackout
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Colonnades, Lawns And Courtyards, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 1000 Guests
Room capacity
1000
RECEPTION
1000
DINNER
Features
  • Accessible
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Hardwick Room, Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 70 Guests
Room capacity
70
RECEPTION
60
DINNER
70
THEATRE
35
U-SHAPED
40
CABARET
35
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Blackout
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Hawksmoor Room, Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 18 Guests
Room capacity
18
DINNER
Features
  • Accessible
  • Blackout
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 300 Guests
Room capacity
300
RECEPTION
120
DINNER
200
THEATRE
100
CABARET
Features
  • Accessible
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Victorian Skittle Alley, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 60 Guests
Room capacity
60
RECEPTION
Features
  • Accessible
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Webb Room, Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 60 Guests
Room capacity
60
RECEPTION
50
DINNER
50
THEATRE
20
U-SHAPED
32
CABARET
20
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Blackout
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Wren Room, Admirals House, Old Royal Naval College

Room Capacity 60 Guests
Room capacity
60
RECEPTION
50
DINNER
50
THEATRE
20
U-SHAPED
32
CABARET
20
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Blackout
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Outdoor Space
  • Period Features (In Room)
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