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Eltham Palace
  • Features beautiful Art Deco rooms
  • A magnificent medieval Great Hall
  • Located in London borough of Greenwich
  • Stunning moated gardens
  • Large, secure car park for guests
  • Exclusive-use given to all couples
  • English Heritage recommended suppliers list
  • For late availability dates see below

The beautiful Eltham Palace offers couples the chance to hold their wedding in a stunning, 1930s, Art Deco setting. Once the home of a glamorous, millionaire couple; every aspect of Eltham oozes elegance and luxury. The circular, wood panelled Entrance Hall, with dramatic curved staircase and glass domed ceiling is a truly memorable ceremony venue.

The sophisticated Italian Drawing Room with marble fireplace and grand piano is perfect for intimate wedding breakfasts. If you're planning a more extravagant celebration, then the medieval Great Hall might be exactly what you're looking for. Able to hold up to 170 guests for live music and dancing and 200 for dining, this is a brilliant reception space.

History

Originally, this magnificent building was owned by Edward II and used as a royal residence for many centuries. The famous Tudor king, Henry VIII grew up here! In later years, Eltham Palace was the home of Virginia Courtauld and her husband, Stephen. This pair of millionaires lived glamorously within the walls of this magnificent building. Now, you can hold an equally luxurious wedding at Eltham.

The Facilities

When booking Eltham Palace for your big day, you'll be granted exclusive-use of this beautiful venue. The following spaces are available for the various parts of your wedding:

Entrance Hall

This circular, wood panelled room is a sophisticated and impressive venue for your wedding ceremony. Your guests will sit in a circle around you, as you exchange vows in the centre of the room beneath a magnificent glass dome. Two curved staircases lead into the room, allowing you to make a grand entrance. The coffee and cream colour of the Entrance Hall works beautifully with any wedding colour scheme.

French doors give you and your guests direct access to the terrace. After your ceremony is over, you may enjoy reception drinks throughout The Italian Drawing Room, Entrance Hall, Dining Room and Terrace.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 100 guests

Drinks reception capacity - up to 200 guests

The Italian Drawing Room

This cosy yet elegant room has been decorated in burnt orange, ochre and blue tones. With a grand piano and marble fireplace, this glamorous space encapsulates the 1930s Art Deco style.

This room can be used in conjunction with the Entrance Hall, Dining Room and Terrace for your reception drinks. Or, you can enjoy a more intimate wedding breakfast here.

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 60 guests

Drinks reception capacity - up to 200 guests

The Great Hall

Adjoined to the main house is the magnificent Great Hall, which offers a wonderful medieval alternative to the Art Deco rooms within Eltham Palace. This large space features beautiful stained glass windows, a minstrels' gallery for live music and doors which open onto the surrounding lawns.

Civil ceremony capacity - up to 200 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - up to 200 guests

Evening reception capacity - up to 200 guests for dining, 170 for dinner and dancing

Catering and Accommodation

Catering

Choose from the list of English Heritage approved caterers.

Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site. This wedding venue is situated close to Eltham High Street and is near to Eltham train station, giving you easy access to accommodation options in Eltham, Greenwich and Bromley.

Late Availability Dates
  • 11/11/17
  • 18/11/17
  • 02/12/17
  • 06/01/18
  • 20/01/18
  • 27/01/18

For more information, or to book Eltham Palace for your wedding, please get in touch using the contact options at the top and bottom of this page.

Address
Court Yard
Eltham
Greenwich
London
SE9 5QE

Reviews

  • Kate and David - 06/2015

    Thank you so so much for all of your hard work. You were an absolute dream to work with & we felt very lucky to have you there with us. You went above and beyond the call of duty, especially helping David arrange things the night prior to the wedding and re-wrapping his present for the best man! We had the most perfect day and are so grateful to you and the Eltham Palace team.

  • Faiza and Greg - 01/2015

    What a gem of a place, it was a perfect venue for our London based wedding. We loved the history, architecture and gardens and moat. Most of all, we made full use of the Great Hall and the art deco reception so we could host a wedding ceremony, reception and dinner and after dinner party in one amazing location. Our co-ordinator came with experience and advice that was invaluable and she worked with our caterers and florist and lighting people to deliver us a day that went without a hitch. She was prompt to answer emails and was always cheerful and calm and made us feel that way too.

  • Amandeep and Gurprit - 06/2016

    We would like to thank you for all your help, we really appreciated it. The whole day would not have been as successful and memorable if it was not for your brilliant organisational, helpful and artistic mind. All the staff at Eltham Palace made the
    day run so smoothly. All guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and could not stop praising how amazing and nice the Palace was and how helpful all the staff were.

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