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Dartmouth House Weddings
Traditional London private estate weddings are a dream come true at Dartmouth House. This magnificent Mayfair wedding venue includes heritage ceremony and reception spaces, a regal sweeping staircase and an exclusive outdoor courtyard fit for alfresco celebrations. It’s no surprise why this venue is considered one of the most romantic settings to say ‘I do’ in London. Enjoy your private wedding day in residential luxury, just a stone’s throw from Berkeley Square.
The Scene at Dartmouth House
Dartmouth House is a masterpiece of 18th century Mayfair townhouse architecture, and it is currently home to the English Speaking Union. Its historical significance whispers through the walls, creating a regal atmosphere to host your nuptial celebrations.
Each of the Grade II listed function spaces has their own unique Aglo-French style, with high ceilings, large windows, and ornate Rococo furnishings. Dartmouth House harks back to its past but is enhanced with subtle 21st Century facilities to conduct flawless wedding ceremonies and receptions.
There is one licensed space on the first floor called the Churchill Room, which makes an elegant backdrop to wedding ceremonies, and the remaining three reception rooms include drawing rooms and an enchanting outdoor courtyard, which are perfect for seated dinners of up to 100 or 150 standing. Dartmouth House is an adaptable and classical London wedding venue to create a timeless occasion.
Wedding Ceremonies at Dartmouth House
At Dartmouth House in Mayfair, the Churchill Room is the primary licensed wedding ceremony setting. Located on the first floor, the sweeping Belgian marble staircase makes an iconic moment as the bride or groom and bridesmaids ascend to make a spectacular ceremony entrance.
The Churchill Room has a distinctively warm and atmospheric feel, with its walnut panelling surrounding all four sides of the room. Often couples add light ivory florals or bright balloons to lift the space and create an effective contrast. Alternatively, couples can have an outdoor wedding blessing in the Dartmouth House courtyard that is not legally binding.
Mayfair Registry Office will provide a celebrant to conduct your civil ceremony in the Churchill Room. They’ll stand in front of the historic fireplace and antique mirror, where beautiful photos have been captured as the couple exchange wedding rings. Alternatively, if you have your heart set on marrying in a Mayfair church, the experienced wedding coordinator can direct you to the right port of call.
Wedding Receptions at Dartmouth House
There is a range of beautiful wedding reception rooms available at Dartmouth House that are known to be some of the most charming in Mayfair. They are perfect for small to midsize wedding parties, and every guest will be attended to with consistent five-star service.
The Long and Small Drawing Rooms on the first floor radiate with the soft pastel tone of duck egg blue, which creates a gorgeous environment for elegant dining arrangements. You are able to open the French doors to create an interrupted reception space, and the floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the rooms in an abundance of natural light.
Outside, the Courtyard is an excellent choice for relaxed cocktail and champagne receptions, not to mention a desirable scene for romantic wedding photography. Photographers love to work in this bright and airy terrace that’s overflowing with creative potential. They’ll subtly weave between you guests and take candid shots as they settle in and toast to the newlyweds.
Wedding Photography at Dartmouth House
- Dartmouth House staircase and courtyard
- Quintessential streets of Mayfair
- Berkeley Square
- Grosvenor Square
- Green Park
- Hyde Park
- Royal Academy of Arts
- Burlington and Piccadilly Arcades
Wedding Venue Details
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In-house Catering & Dry Hire
Spaces At This Venue
Small Drawing Room
Decorative white ceilings, period paintings and lavish curtain drapes create a luxurious baroque feel to this intimate wedding room. Adjoined to the Long Drawing Room via intricate French doors, the Small Drawing Room makes an ideal drinks reception space, a small banqueting area, or an extension of the larger dining set up. It makes a stunning backdrop to any style of event, filled with natural light. This room is frequently paired with the Long Drawing Room.
Long Drawing Room
Elegantly refined with duck egg blue walls and candle chandeliers, the Long Drawing Room is an ornate space which is always poised to host memorable celebrations. The large windows overlook the beauty of Mayfair, and the central fireplace creates a cosy heritage atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. French doors open up directly into the Small Dining Room, so you also have the option to increase the capacity.
This atmospheric ceremony and reception room is lined with antique Louis XIV walnut panelling, creating a rich and decadent ballroom setting. The Churchill Room is fully licensed for wedding ceremonies, and the historic fireplace makes the perfect focal point to exchange your vows. The room can later accommodate a dynamic dance floor with amplified sound to ramp up the party vibe for receptions and non-wedding events.
Not many London wedding venues or event spaces have a secret outdoor courtyard that feels as though you’ve escaped to the gardens of a French chateau. Dartmouth House’s private paved terrace is totally unique, complete with an ornamental fountain, manicured plants, and vintage garden furniture. This stunning secluded outdoor area is a graceful scene for outdoor wedding blessings and alfresco drinks receptions.
Exclusive use of the entire Dartmouth House is an option for larger events, especially useful for those who'd like to be able to move throughout various rooms and spaces in the course of a function.
Dartmouth House is all about keeping up with the times, and in the knowledge that ‘Food is like fashion, it never stands still’ are constantly producing fresh new seasonal dishes courtesy of head chef Joseph Fisher. The team provide catering options for many different types of events from a breakfast networking event or a glamorous wedding; there’s plenty of dishes to choose from – a current Joseph Fisher favourite canapé being Delicious Parma ham or Roast pesto courgette & mozzarella mini croissant.
A brand new alternative is the various food stools now on offer at Dartmouth House if you’re looking for something slightly different. The team have a genuine passion for food and consistently provide a high-quality service.
Menu Cost Per HeadFrom 198
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The venue could not be more perfect! Lots of beautiful light streams into the upper dining hall, dancing with the ceiling lit up, excellent staff and a central London location. A dream.
Caught the Light ·
Held a corporate drinks reception here in the courtyard. Venue and staff were lovely and event was a huge success. Very conveniently located near Green Park tube.
Nick Ingrassia ·
Private Club available to hire for parties. Expensive but very exclusive. The courtyard is lovely!!
Tony Moore ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Here are some of the highlights of this wedding venue manor house:
- Grade II* listed building in the heart of London’s Mayfair
- Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Churchill Room
- Voted the best wedding venue in London by the London Venue Awards 2018
Weddings at Dartmouth House start at £176 per guest with a minimum of 80 guests.
This Essential Package includes: hire of the entire house (Saturday and Sundays) until midnight; half a bottle of sparkling wine and nibbles during your drinks reception; a seasonal three-course menu with half a bottle of wine, coffee and petits fours; a glass of sparkling wine for your toasts; linen, cutlery, tables, table stands, chairs and service, and PA system and microphone.
The top Exquisite Package has additional canapes, champagne, chiavari chairs, evening finger food and a DJ for £252 per guest, based on a minimum number of 80 guests.
For more information on Dartmouth House wedding packages and pricing, download a wedding brochure here.
CH&CO are the culinary partners of Dartmouth House. They take a mindful approach to their preparation and presentation, and promise to take your wedding guests on a flavoursome journey. Their service standards are exceptionally high, and they will fine tune every dish to consider your individual dietary requirements.
Dartmouth House is fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, but there are also lots of churches in the local area, including:
- Grosvenor Chapel (0.3 miles, 6-minute walk)
- Third Church London (0.1 miles, 2-minute walk)
- Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception (0.2 miles, 4-minute walk)
- St George’s Church (0.5 miles, 10-minute walk)
- St James’s Piccadilly (0.6 miles, 12-minute walk)
There are dozens of wonderful hotels within a 5-minute walking distance of Dartmouth House:
- Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel (1-minute walk)
- Washington Mayfair Hotel (1-minute walk)
- The May Fair (3-minute walk)
- London Hilton on Park Lane (4-minutes walk)
- Athenaeum Hotel London (4-minute walk)
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