Venue Hire

Venue Hire at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

On the banks of the Thames in the heart of one of London's most fashionable districts, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is a unique venue offering a number of historic and beautiful spaces to hire both inside and out.  Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Grade I heritage site is a spectacular venue for daytime and evening entertaining.

Whether you're planning a stylish wedding reception, a prestigious corporate event or a fun-filled sports day, we'd be delighted to show you around.

Hosting events for over 300 years

The Royal Hospital can offer more than just a picturesque backdrop for your event. We also provide private parking, excellent approved suppliers to suit all budgets and a dedicated Events Team who do their utmost to ensure the success of your special occasion.

In addition, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that profits from venue hire at the Royal Hospital go towards securing a future for the heritage site and help fund care for the Chelsea Pensioners who live here.

With years of experience, our dedicated events team understands just how important your event is to you and your guests. Above all else, we believe that attention to detail is key to ensuring your event is everything you hope it will be. We will be on hand to help with every step of the planning from the moment you first come to visit us, until your very last guest has gone home.

Just call our events team on 020 7881 5350 or submit an enquiry here.

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Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

Dick Turpin
Highwaymen, Jacobites and the Chelsea Patrol

From delivering post, to guiding visitors around our historic site, the Chelsea Pensioners can choose to take on a number of different jobs while living at the Royal Hospital. One of the more unusual roles previously adopted by Pensioners was as a member of the Chelsea Patrol; a London garrison stationed between the Royal Hospital and St James’ Palace to deter against criminal activity and protect the city against the growing threat posed by the Jacobite movement.

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