De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

61-65, Great Queen Street, England, WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom


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The Location of De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

Located on Great Queen Street, at the junction of Covent Garden and Holborn, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms is a grand event hall centrally located in London’s West End. Nearby tourist attractions include Waterloo Bridge, Big Ben, and the British Museum.

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms are located just 5 minutes’ walk from Covent Garden and Holborn stations

The Atmosphere of Events at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms are located in an old Freemasons Tavern that dates back to 1775. The storied venue has hosted events large and small for some of the politicians, royalty, and celebrities from around the world. Opulent decor and spacious rooms make Grand Connaught a popular choice for weddings as well.

An Overview of De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Events

Events at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms often make use of a combination of the historic venue’s 37 rooms. The Grand Hall and outdoor terrace and very popular spaces for weddings, while the Balmoral Suite can also be added to the mix if you’re hosting a large group of 500-plus guests.

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standing Up to 1000 Standing
dining Up to 540 Dining
theatre Up to 750 Theatre
boardroom Up to 120 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 400 Cabaret
ushaped Up to 120 U-Shaped
classroom Up to 315 Classroom
dinner Up to 440 Dinner & Dance


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Nearby Car Parking
Carpark Locations 30 Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London WC1A 2RJ
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Dry Hire
  In-house Catering & Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Food Stations
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • Grand Hall

    Grand Hall & Balmoral Suites

    The pièce de résistance is the magnificent Grand Hall, a vast and impressive space with arched ornate high and far away ceilings, detailed wood-panelling and stunning chandeliers. Uplighters are included within the hire; with the neutrally painted walls, dine in the midst of your company’s colour. Adjoining to the Grand Hall lies the Balmoral Suite, a large room ideal for breakout sessions or when used as a green room. In addition, the Balmoral Suite provides a suitable spot for a drinks reception as guests wait for the Grand Hall to be turned around.

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  • Drawing Room & Edinburgh Suite

    The neutrally painted walls of the adjoining Drawing Room & Edinburgh Suite, located on the first floor, is a set of black canvas rooms with a huge central circular bar. Host a presentation in one room, whilst the other space can be used for coffee breaks. Both rooms benefit from a stream of natural light from the vast windows.

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  • Cornwall Suite & Crown Suite & Coronet

    On the second floor, the Cornwall Suite and Crown Suite is flooded with original features including a focal glass domed ceiling. Like the Drawing Room & Edinburgh Suite, the room is neutrally painted, large almost floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for an abundance of natural light. The Coronet, included within the hire, makes for a well positioned registration area.

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  • De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Social Parties, Roof Top Terrace & Penthouse

    Penthouse & Roof Terrace

    Dazzle guests in the exclusive self-contained penthouse level bar, a rather glamorous space which leads to a private outdoor rooftop terrace with rustic wooden decking. Lounge seating and vintage style light-bulb fairy lights are included within the hire. Together, the penthouse and outdoor terrace can accommodate a combined capacity of 80, perfect for a summer party.

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  • Meeting Suites

    These self-contained rooms benefit from natural light in a modern setting, perfect for training days or as part of a larger meeting where breakout rooms are required. The options vary, each beneficial to different event types and structures.

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Nearby Hotels:

  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel
  • Waldorf Hilton
  • Rosewood London
  • ME London

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Indigo at One Aldwych Restaurant
  • ROKA Aldwych
  • STK London
  • Christopher’s

Nearby Parks:

  • Russell Square Gardens
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • St James’s Park
  • Bloomsbury Square Garden

Nearby Attractions:

  • Royal Opera House
  • Somerset House
  • The National Gallery
  • Trafalgar Square

Venue Testimonials

Really fancy.. Went there for a ball... Absolutely loved it.

Abigail Filani

Definitely the feel of a Grand Banquet Hall with a large central staircase leading up to it and all the backup facilities of a large hotel. Attended an Indian wedding which handled a large audience and all the lavish catering comfortably. Very easy to reach just 3 mins walk from Holborn underground station.

Arun Rishi

Good conference venue. Catering was good and staff helpful. Easy access by public transport.

Graham Sample

Frequently Asked Questions

De Vere’s bespoke wedding packages range from £115 to £150 per person. If you would prefer to do a dry hire, the venue hire fee for weddings at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms ranges from £7,000 – £18,500 depending on the time of year and space you go for.

The spacious Grand Hall can accommodate up to 540 guests seated banquet style, 440 guests for a dinner and dance and 1,000 standing guests for cocktail-style events. The Balmoral Room has space for 500 standing guests and 150 seated banquet style. Their smaller suites can accommodate up to 200 guests for a dinner and dance and 250 guests for just a dinner.

Weddings at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms must end by 1am, with the option to extend to 2am for an additional cost of £1,000.

Weddings at this iconic London venue are timeless and elegant, taking place in wonderfully spacious rooms brimming with opulent decor.

The talented in-house catering team specialises in creating exceptional modern British menus, with a focus on local and seasonal produce. You also have the option to bring in a caterer of your choice if you would prefer.

There are plenty of hotels near De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms London, including:

  • Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel
  • The Waldorf Hilton, London
  • Strand Palace Hotel

Valet parking is available for £55 per car per day and there is parking nearby at the NCP Bloomsbury Square where you will receive 20% off

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