Built by Sir Christopher Wren over 300 years ago and sitting on the banks of the River Thames in London's fashionable Chelsea, the Royal Hospital offers a wide range of beautiful rooms and outdoor spaces to hire for your wedding reception, plus the support of our experienced and dedicated events team.
In addition to beautiful surroundings, the Royal Hospital Chelsea can also provide picturesque backdrops for your photos, professional and creative caterers plus a host of practical attributes such as an easily accessible location and private parking.
The Royal Hospital is, of course, home to the world-famous Chelsea Pensioners, retired soldiers who have come to live in this very special place in their later years. So not only will your wedding celebrations take place against the backdrop of their extraordinary history, but you'll also have the satisfaction of knowing that profits from venue hire at the Royal Hospital go towards securing a future both for the buildings themselves, and for the Chelsea Pensioners who live here.
We currently have the following dates available over the coming months:
1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th of March.
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 27th of April.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st of May.
Directions by car:
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is located on Royal Hospital Road, post code SW3 4SR. Parking is possible for site visits if requested in advance.
Directions by public transport:
By bus: Bus routes 170, 452, 137, 11 and 211 will all drop you within a short walk of the London Gate entrance at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
By Underground: Sloane Square tube station is a 10 minute walk from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Walk straight ahead on exiting the tube station and then turn left on to Lower Sloane Street. At the crossroads turn right on to Royal Hospital Road. London Gate will be the first entrance you come to.
By National Rail: Victoria Station is a 20 minute walk from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Alternatively you can catch the 170 bus to the Royal Hospital Chelsea or get the Circle/District line to Sloane Square, both of which will take between 10-15 minutes.