De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

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


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De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Weddings

Are you looking for a standout London wedding venue for an occasion of a lifetime? De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms could be the one you’ve been looking for. Convenient access and discounted parking? Check. Near to London attractions and hotel accommodation? Check. Option to dry hire and host large Asian weddings? Check. De Vere Grand Connaught weddings tick all the right boxes – no wonder it’s a popular choice for engaged couples across the capital. 

The Scene at Devere Grand Connaught Rooms Weddings


Stepping off the bustling thoroughfare of Great Queen Street in Covent Garden and into this sleek London events venue will impress your guests from the moment they arrive. The marble-lined lobby features a striking monochrome checkerboard floor and a majestic staircase that presents the perfect photo opportunity as you ascend to the ballrooms. It sets the scene for the fairy tale wedding you’ve been hoping for.

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms is a Grade II listed heritage wedding venue in London’s West End, that has every facility you may possibly need to host a flawless wedding day. The 18th-century Georgian building first housed the Freemasons’ Tavern, and its architecture has evolved and expanded throughout the decades to now stand as a beautiful blend of head-turning Art Deco interiors woven with state-of-the-art modern technology.

Weddings at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms range in size from intimate cocktail receptions and dinners in the upper function suites, to grand ceremonies and Asian weddings in the magical main ballroom. Each of the six key wedding spaces has its own unique aesthetic that you can add your own personal touches to, and they will guarantee an effortlessly romantic backdrop for any style of nuptial celebration.

Wedding Ceremonies at Devere Grand Connaught Rooms

Ceremony Highlights:

  • Huge ballroom capacity for up to 750 ceremony guests
  • Mandap ceremonies and small Hindu fires are permitted

Ceremonies at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms are one of the many reasons why it’s considered a leading London wedding venue. The stunning Grand Hall creates an awe-inspiring location to say your vows, and the elongated room lends itself to a statement wedding aisle. Up to 750 guests can gather to watch the civil service or Mandap ceremony, beneath the arched LED-lit ceilings and dramatic crystal chandeliers. It’s a one of a kind ballroom wedding venue that will have your guests gasping with wonder. 

The Crown Suite on the second floor is another astonishing wedding ceremony setting, bathed in natural light through its large sash windows. The extraordinary blue-domed ceiling gives an ethereal feel to the room, and some couples could opt to have a circular wedding ceremony to make the most of this beautiful feature. In this arrangement, the couple would exchange their vows beneath the dome, while the ceremony seating spirals out around the suite. 

When you book De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms for your wedding, the private event spaces conveniently come in pairs, which means that your ceremony set up can be seamlessly turned over for dinner whilst your guests enjoy a drinks reception or entertainment in the adjacent room. Your chosen caterers will make this transition as subtle and stress-free as possible, so you can enjoy every precious moment of your dream London wedding while they deal with the logistics.

Wedding Receptions at Devere Grand Connaught Rooms 

Reception Highlights:

  • Late License of 1am, which can be extended to 2am for an extra £1,000
  • The in-house catering team respects all cultural requirements and can offer vegetarian, vegan and halal meals

Enhanced with 21st-century features and renovations, the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms is a sophisticated London events venue that has hosted countless memorable wedding receptions throughout its history. The supportive wedding team is on hand to help you from the initial booking stages until the day itself, and their years of experience will ensure that your vision becomes a reality.

Starting with the grande dame of wedding suites, the Grand Hall is an architectural masterpiece with its soaring 42-foot high arched ceilings, glamorous chandeliers and smart LED installations that can change the colour theme throughout the wedding reception. There are limitless ideas that can be implemented in this vast space, and up to 1500 guests can populate the room in a standing cocktail reception format. 

Upstairs, the three mid-sized ballrooms and theatrical bar in the Drawing Room make great reception choices for 200 to 250 guests dependent on seating and dancefloor arrangements. Each of the venues shines with Art Deco opulence and is completely yours to put your own stamp on. As for refreshments, canapes or formal seated dinners, the talented Grand Connaught Rooms’ chef is willing to create a bespoke menu that suits your taste and dietaries, or you can opt for dry hire and bring in your own chosen caterer. 

If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding reception space in the heart of London, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms also features a secret exclusive rooftop terrace on the 5th floor. It’s perfect for balmy summer evening celebrations, surrounded by the quintessential London architecture and vibrant city setting. 

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  • Russell Square Gardens
  • Covent Garden
  • Seven Dials
  • Carnaby Street
  • Somerset House
  • The Bank of England 
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens
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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

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony Only
Reception Only
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


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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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 – £17,500 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 Covent Garden.

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