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About Eltham Palace wedding venue

Set in the leafy London borough of Greenwich, Eltham Palace is one of the most unique venues you will ever see. With its glamorous art deco styling, wonderful moated grounds and medieval grandeur, this childhood home of Henry VIII is now a sophisticated and fashionable venue for your wedding.

Crossing over the moat on London's oldest working bridge, your guests will be greeted by the smell of roses in the sunken rose garden with the backdrop of Eltham Palace and the London skyline. For smaller ceremonies and receptions, the Art Deco house comprises of three rooms which provide beautiful and complementing settings for your special day.

The stunning circular wood-panelled Entrance Hall, exquisitely picked out in shades of coffee and cream, is where many couples choose to say ‘I do’ with 100 of their friends and family watching on. Brides can make a grand entrance down one of the curved staircases before the couple exchange vows beneath a glass dome. After the ceremony, French doors lead directly to the terrace beyond, where you can raise a glass to your future overlooking the flower gardens.

In burnt orange, ochre and blues, the Italian Drawing Room is the perfect location for your drinks and canapés reception. It boasts its own Grand piano that sets a wonderful atmosphere for your guests. This room can be used with the Entrance Hall and adjoining Dining Room for drinks receptions. Like the Entrance Hall, your guests are able to go out onto the terrace to mingle.

The Dining Room alongside the Entrance Hall and Italian Drawing Room is the third room which completes the Art Deco house. Featuring unique doors with life drawings of animals and birds at London Zoo in the 1920s, this room has a large dining table and some of the archaeological treasures the Courtalds collected.

The Great Hall is the perfect place to say your vows in front of up to 200 people before hosting an evening of dinner and dancing within its walls. Separated from the main house only by a sliding lacquer screen, the contrast between Art Deco and Medieval is stunning. Live music and entertainment can be placed in the minstrel’s gallery overlooking the hall while you dance the night away on the dance floor. Opening directly onto the lawns and the 19 acres of glorious gardens, you can have extraordinary photos taken throughout the grounds to capture fabulous memories of you, your family and friends on your special day.

By choosing a superb historic location for your celebrations, you experience the echoes of the people and events that have shaped it through the centuries, to give your day a deeper, more meaningful quality. As you celebrate in the original Great Hall, with its soaring oak hammer beam roof, you can imagine the young Henry and his courtiers feasting and making merry; and you can clink your glasses to the enlightened millionaires, Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, who transformed the ruined palace into a chic home where they lavishly entertained their elite friends in the 1930s.

Eltham Palace and Gardens have built long lasting relationships with suppliers who never fail to impress on their expertise and individuality. Please contact us to ask for our list of accredited suppliers who will make your special day one to remember, and ensure that it leaves you and your guests with the most wonderful memories. A dedicated Hospitality Co-ordinator will work with you and our accredited catering, florists, lighting and entertainment suppliers to help your wedding run smoothly, ensuring you have the perfect day.

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Eltham Palace Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests200
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo
Venue type: Hall, Historic Building, Mansion

Eltham Palace Location

Eltham Palace
Court Yard, off Court Road
Greater London
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Directions to Eltham Palace

Easily accessible via South London's road network, just off the A205, A20 and A208.


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Esther & Charles's Review

Ideal "out of London" venue for London based couple. Exceptional quality of the staff (particular thanks to Sarah Horseman) matched the beauty (and functionality) of the surroundings. EH really did help to take the bulk of the stress out of organising the day....

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December 2011.
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Chris Taylor's Review

My wife and I were married at Eltham Palace in July 2011. The romantic intimacy of the round room was perfect for the ceremony (100 guests) and the Great Hall was the ideal location for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The grounds offer fantastic photographic and catering opportunities. *All*...

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November 2011.
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Debasish Chakrabarti's Review

We had our wedding reception here in September 2011 - the place looks as stunning as it does in the pictures. All the staff were extremely helpful on "game-day" abley led by Sarah - they have a preferred list of suppliers and deviation from the list is not permitted -...

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November 2011.
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