The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place Weddings

2 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EJ

  • Surrounded by quintessential London landmarks, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and the iconic River Thames
  • Two minute walk to Charing Cross and Embankment stations
  • All event spaces are licensed for ceremonies
  • Maximum capacity of 242 seated and 400 standing
  • 5 star hotel with 282 luxury rooms for guests to enjoy
  • Late licence until 1am on Fridays and Satudays, with additional hours available on application
  • Mandap Ceremonies welcomed
Traditional Weddings at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

Traditional Weddings at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place weddings are steeped in history and embedded within a completely unique setting. Positioned between the lavish civic buildings of Westminster and the majestic River Thames, this premium London wedding venue has desirable outlooks from every angle. Inside, there are a variety of licensed ceremony spaces to choose from for your special day, and with exclusive access to your selected floor level, this luxury city wedding venue enables that dose of privacy that most couples only dream of at a hotel. As the spellbinding marble staircase revolves your guests upwards towards the array of function rooms, they will be charmed by their individuality and the luxurious details found in every corner. With endless choices of event flow and layouts at this central London wedding venue, planning your big day at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place is an exciting and enjoyable journey to embark on with the help of the dedicated in-house wedding coordinator.

Unique features of The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

The Whitehall Suite at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

The Whitehall Suite

Located on the lower level of the grand marble staircase, this sizeable ballroom was once home to the National Liberal Club. Stepping across the threshold instantly brings you back to its time as an exclusive Billiards room, where titled gentry would play billiards beneath the glowing chandeliers. The double height ceilings, period fireplaces, glossy tiled columns and ornamental ceiling mean that little decoration goes a long way in this atmospheric ballroom. Also, with a built in dance floor at your disposal, you and your guests can dance uninterrupted into the night.

  • Ceremony 220
  • Standing 320
  • Seated 180
The Gladstone Library at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

The Gladstone Library

The Gladstone Library is a hidden secret in Westminster, and a room that instantly wins over the hearts of anyone who enters. The remarkable floor to ceiling shelves are filled with replicas of 30,000 books, so not only do they look wonderful, but they are useful facades to keep wires hidden once fairy lights and production elements are installed. The library is framed by symmetrical columns, and book-ended by two handsome fireplaces. These interior elements come together to create a beautiful setting for a love story, over which the ornate chandeliers cast a warm glow.

  • Ceremony 240
  • Standing 400
  • Seated 252
Reading & Writing Room at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

Reading & Writing Room

Next door the the Gladstone Library, The Reading and Writing Room is another romantic backdrop for your wedding day. The large function suite features detailed hand painted murals, colossal tiled pillars and a historic fireplace to set the scene for a grand occasion. Like the Gladstone Library, the room boasts soaring ceilings and spectacular outlooks over the River Thames and the legendary London Eye. So whatever the season, the room is adaptable to make a cosy candlelit atmosphere or a daytime celebration with the sunlight streaming in.

  • Ceremony 140
  • Standing 300
  • Seated 120
River Room at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

River Room

This regal room, encased in picturesque wooden panelling and royal blue carpets is a splendid scene to host your nuptials or wedding breakfast. The history of this suite dates back to the days of the National Liberal Club, when it was used as a Ladies Lounge. The elegant Victorian interiors give way to large floor to ceiling length windows and direct views over Whitehall Gardens and the River Thames. Given the smaller proportions of the River Room, it suits petite wedding parties and provides a tranquil and intimate setting to say I do in the heart of Westminster.

  • Ceremony 70
  • Standing 80
  • Seated 72
Meston Suite at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

Meston Suite

Across the hall from the River Room, the Meston Suite is of similar proportion. The light blue and white hues of the room make a heavenly scene for wedding celebrations, with large lashings of light flooding through the windows. The fireplace makes a beautiful centrepiece for a ceremony, and the symmetry of the room makes a desirable layout for a wedding aisle, or for elegant poseur tables dotted around the room. Like all the function suites, the Meston Suite also benefits from soaring double height ceilings.

  • Ceremony 70
  • Standing 80
  • Seated 72

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Wedding Photo Opportunities at The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place

Some London wedding venues speak for themselves when it comes to timeless photograph opportunities, and The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place is truly one of them. Inside this luxury hotel setting, there are many remarkable backdrops to use for couple portraits and family frames across all of its floors. For example, the base of the sweeping oval staircase makes a stunning scene, with family members staggered across the steps, or a bird’s eye angle, looking down through the symmetrical spiral stairwell to the bride and groom below. Upstairs, many couples choose to host their celebrations in the adjacent Gladstone Library and Reading and Writing Room, where characterful photography can be captured in front of the library of over 30,000 book replicas, or next to the angelic wall murals, marble columns and charming original fireplaces. The intuitive architect who designed this regal building made the most of the spellbinding views that surround its location. The large window panes bring in floods of natural light on all floors and the alfresco terrace has direct views of the River Thames. If you are also in favour of outdoor photography, then the picturesque Whitehall Gardens provide a beautiful green space surrounded by entrancing architectural views.Plus, The Victoria Embankment provides further photograph opportunities at the waterfront, where the River Thames meets the famous London Eye in the background.

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Located in the Prestigious Area of Westminster

The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place resides in the political heart of London and former capital of the Kingdom of England. It is the epicentre of the UK’s government, and as such, some of London’s most iconic landmarks and lavish buildings are within walking distance of this luxury hotel wedding venue.  As the name of the hotel suggests, the famous ‘Changing of the Guards’ attraction at Horseguards Parade is located just a four minute walk away. This is the ceremonial switch between guards, as one dismounts to hand over duty of protecting Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace to the next. This regal ceremony takes place at the gates to the Royal Parks, which you can also apply to take photographs in on your wedding day. Further along the stretch of Whitehall is the remarkable Trafalgar Square, home to photogenic fountains, Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery where many of the world’s most precious paintings are safeguarded. Closer to the River Thames lies the heralded Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben clock and of course the striking Westminster Abbey, which has been the backdrop to sixteen Royal Weddings. As you can see, the Westminster area that surrounds The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place is packed with architectural gems and important expressions of English Heritage, all positioned along the magnificent channel of the River Thames.

The Royal Horseguards & One Whitehall Place is located in the go-to destination for historic places of worship. If a religious ceremony is one that you are after prior to a reception at the venue, there are a huge selection to choose from surrounding the hotel. Overlooking the north east corner of Trafalgar Square, St Martins-in-the-fields is a cherished English Anglican church that has stood for centuries. The striking pillars at its front form a beautiful backdrop to first photos as a married couple, and its intricate baroque interiors are considered an architectural jewel in the city. Although, if the elegance of Mayfair is the setting you would prefer to opt for, St George’s Church in Hanover Square is a classical choice with six Corinthian columns framing the grand entrance, and within the church sits the first ever American built organ. Covent Garden is another characterful area to marry, and taking pride of place in the bustling market square is St Paul’s Church. It is also affectionately known as the ‘Actor’s Church’ due to its long association with London’s theatre community.

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