The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is a historic wedding venue located in London, England. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been featured in famous productions such as The Crown, Les Miserables, and Pirates of the Caribbean. The Painted Hall was completed by Sir James Thornhill and is a marvelous space that is reminiscent of The Sistine Chapel. Set amidst stunning antique artworks and architectural splendour, your guests can enjoy an evening of refinement and revelry. There are plenty of options for wedding photographs, including the classic college exterior and the resplendent stairway inside.
Facilities and Capacity
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, is synonymous with regal charm, with numerous event spaces that are fitting for memorable celebrations. You can host an intimate ceremony and reception for 80 loved ones or a grand soirée for 400 guests. Traditional religious ceremonies are held in The Chapel, a lofty place defined by James Stuart’s famed interiors and eighteenth-century rounded ceilings that promote excellent acoustics. Civil ceremonies are held in The Painted Hall, where culture emanates from every crevice and corner. Lofty ceilings, tall marble columns, and classic, large paintings characterise this majestic space. Afterwards, when the weather permits, drinks parties are held outdoors in the Queen Mary Colonnades. The Painted Hall is transformed during this time to accommodate sophisticated wedding breakfasts and evening banquets, with entertainment and dance floor facilities provided. The Queen Mary Undercroft is an alternative place for cocktail receptions and can be accessed via an enchanting underground tunnel. Complete with high-vaulted ceilings, marble columns, and chandelier lighting, this is the perfect setting for elopements, micro weddings, and after-parties. From here, your nearest and dearest can join in a game of antique bowling at the Victorian Skittle Alley. This is a wheelchair accessible venue with ample parking on-site for your guests’ convenience.
An in-house wedding coordinator at The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, liaises with newly-engaged couples to bring their dream day to life. Together with a dedicated team, they oversee every detail, from intimate weddings to large-scale affairs. In light of Covid-19 restrictions, there are social-distance and all-inclusive packages available, with every measure taken to ensure the utmost safety for wedding guests. Exclusive catering is provided by CH&Co. These talented chefs prioritise sourcing local and seasonal produce, and aim to create delicious dishes that are beautifully presented. The dedicated team recommends trusted vendors and suppliers for your selection.
3 Reviews for The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Recommended by 100% of couples
Deepal S. · Married on 14/09/2019
Words can't begin to describe how amazing the actual venue is - the pictures say it all! This magical venue has everything you need in terms of wow factor. The team are always happy to help as much as they can and from the very beginning are there to make your day the most perfect of your life. They are very accommodating but because of the historical nature of the venue there are some things that may not be possible for obvious reasons.Sent on 03/05/2021
We went to see many venues but this one held a special place in our hearts because of the majesty of the place and also the warmth of the people that work there! Highly recommend this venue to all couples that want to create an amazing wedding day experience that is grand, sophisticated, enchanting and cosy all at the same time!
Anita · Married on 13/07/2019
The best venue in London!!
There is no other venue that can begin to compare to the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College!!Sent on 07/11/2019
The men arrived in style by boat which got some amazing photos!!!
I truly felt like a princess waking down the aisle in the Painted Hall it was everything I had ever dreamed of as a child.
We were lucky with weather and were able to have our drinks reception on the colonnades which was lovely!
Having the after party in the Undercroft meant that our guests were able to see a lot of the venue and history of the building!
My friends and family were blown away with the venue and the level of professionalism and friendliness of the team. They made every single person feel special!
I can not thank the team enough for making mine and my husband's day one we will never forget.
I can now say I got married in the Sistine Chapel of the UK!!!!
THANK YOU ORNC xxx
Yvonne · Married on 08/02/2018
Best day of my life
I got married at the Old Royal Naval College in February 2018. The Venue was absolutely stunning and met all of my expectations.Sent on 18/12/2019
The food and service were quality. The stress of the day was taken away by the by the attentive nature of their Wedding Executive Claudia. The whole day went without a hitch and i literally had the best day of my life. Thank you