Designed to entertain royalty, with its beautiful Grade 1 listed buildings, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is sure add a touch of glamour to all your events.

Located on the banks of the Thames, towards London’s most fashionable districts, stands the Royal Hospital Chelsea – a venue which offers not only a stunning event space to hire, but also a rich history.

The venue was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this Grade I heritage site is a spectacular venue for both daytime and evening occasions.


Dinner – 10 – 250

Buffet/Reception – 10 – 400

Conference – 10 - 400

royal hospital chelsea venue hire
royal hospital chelsea venue

Venue History

Founded in 1682, The Royal Hospital Chelsea was originally a place to provide soldiers with a home for their retirement and for the ‘succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war’.

The hospital itself displays three centuries of service and is also known to be close to the heart of ‘The Men in Scarlett’, the Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Hospital Chelsea still continues to provide its services today, specifically for today’s young soldiers.

Venue Overview

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a venue which is perfect for those searching for a stunning venue to add a touch of glamour to their events.

The Grade I listed building has a number of rooms available for hire, all of which vary in sizes. The largest room amongst the selection is the Great Hall, which has a capacity of 250 seated or 400 for a standing reception. The impressive murals of Charles II inside the Great Hall date all the way back to 1690, which are sure to amaze anyone who sets foot inside. The venue is also extended to the outside to their beautiful and traditional garden, perfect for summer events.

The venue also offers other rooms to be hired – these are the State Apartments, which include the Ante-Room and Council Chamber. These two rooms which were designed by Christopher Wren and embellished by Robert Adam offer a brilliant setting and backdrop for your occasion.

As guests indulge and dine, they can gaze at the striking paintings by famous artists such as Van Dyke and beautiful carvings by William Emmet an, John Grover and William Cleere. The State Apartments have a capacity of 250 and 96 respectively. There is also an additional outside space, known as the Cannon Gardens.

The private lawn area is a brilliant space to be used during the summer period, where canapes and Champagne can be served. This space can be used in conjunction with any of the other stunning rooms on offer.

royal hospital chelsea venue
royal hospital chelsea venue


Royal Hospital Chelsea Venue Hire, Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4SR, United Kingdom