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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

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.

Services Offered

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. Exclusive catering is provided by Company of Cooks. 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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Asian wedding
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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Giovanni F. Sent on 06/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

I would like to recommend the ORNC to anyone who is looking to get married in London. We got married and had our wedding breakfast in the painted hall. The venue is stunning. We had guests from all over England and America and they had never seen a venue like it. We looked at the Park Lane hotels but they all seemed like conference rooms compared to the ORNC. We also had the best experience with Lizi and Mitchell. They dealt with us from start to finish. They made everything run so smoothly and have amazing knowledge of what works for the venue. I also want to mention the food. It was great. People kept telling us how much they loved it. I would definitely recommend this venue because it was stunning and guests have never seen anything like it before but also for the great wedding experience they offer.
Melissa O. Sent on 06/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning wedding venue with an amazing team

We got married at the Old Royal Naval College in the Painted Hall and had the best experience. The venue is absolutely stunning — the Painted Hall was so grand and exquisite for our ceremony and wedding breakfast, the outdoor space under the colonnades was lovely for our cocktail reception, and the undercroft was so cool and different for the dancing portion of the evening. The ORNC wedding coordinator team was incredible and really made the difference for us planning the wedding and on the day itself — Mitchell and Lizi were so helpful, responsive, and fun to work with. They helped us execute on our vision of the day and come up with unique ideas. They made our wedding day seem completely seamless in spite of the large number of guests we had. Our guests were wowed not just by how stunning the venue was but also by how well-organized the event was and how smoothly everything went. We had a completely unforgettable wedding at ORNC and cannot recommend it enough!
Maria S. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning place - great team

I cannot recommend Lizi, Bonnie, Mitchell and the team at CH&O enough for making our daughter and son-in-law's wedding day so magical. From having the ceremony and wedding breakfast in the Painted Hall, the food was absolutely amazing, friends and family are still talking about it one year on, which that in itself is jaw dropping, words and photos do not do it justice, to the reception being held in the Queen Mary Undercroft. The whole day was stress free and such a joy. From my initial call to the Old Royal Naval College and speaking to Lizi, their professionalism, friendly and nothing is too much attitude, put us all at ease. Thank you so much. I can go on but i won't :) . Highly recommened.
Deepal S. Sent on 03/05/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Spectacular Venue

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.

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 Sent on 07/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!

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!!!!

Yvonne Sent on 18/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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
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Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9NN Greenwich (South East London)
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