The Dorchester

53, Park Lane, England, W1K 1QA, United Kingdom


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The Dorchester Weddings

Are you dreaming of a classic ballroom wedding, with elegant interiors, extraordinary floral installations and exceptional parkland views? Look no further than The Dorchester in Mayfair. It’s a timeless icon of luxury hospitality that has a long history of Royal connections. In fact, HRH Prince Philip held his Stag Do in the historic Park Suite.

The Scene at The Dorchester London

Looking out over the pristine lawns of Hyde Park, The Dorchester weddings are an embodiment of all things luxury. From double Michelin starred restaurants to magnificent ballrooms and lush honeymoon suites, this 5-star hotel has everything you need to host a perfect wedding day. Decorated in British residential style, it’s a regal retreat that couples instantly fall in love with. 

Taking precedence on the well-heeled Park Lane, The Dorchester has an array of charming event suites that suit wedding ceremonies and receptions. The most magnificent of all is the Ballroom. Decorated with white gold leaf ceilings, Art Deco wall mirrors and an extraordinary crystal chandelier; this is the scene where fairytales begin. 

Whether you’d like a ballroom wedding day or an intimate celebration on the rooftop, the experienced wedding team can work to your creative brief and bring your ideas to life. 

The Dorchester London Wedding Ceremonies

Imagine the scene: the bride and groom walk through the private entrance on Park Lane and into the magnificent ballroom, where their guests are waiting in anticipation for their arrival. Crystal chandeliers glimmer overhead and the large windows reveal direct views of Hyde Park. It’s a one-of-a-kind ceremony setting that you won’t find anywhere else in London or beyond. 

Upstairs, there are additional rooms, including the stunning Orchid Room, inspired by the Wedgewood blue china design. It’s a calming, elegant and ethereal space that couples often pick for ceremonies. 

For something more traditional, the Holford Room next door is also a beautiful location to exchange your vows. The original oak panels and soft lighting create a warm ambience and a striking backdrop for ceremony photos

The Dorchester London Wedding Receptions

The Ballroom is a majestic destination for reception dinner and dancing. With open-plan interiors and high ceilings, you can go to town with your layout, with a large dancefloor and table rounds for up to 432 guests. 

With an exceptional in-house florist, 60 pin spotlights and 23 decoration hanging points, the sky’s the limit when setting your desired reception atmosphere and theme. The Event Coordinators on-site will be by your side every step of the way to guarantee your evening of celebrations is utterly perfect. 

For a bright and airy reception overlooking the London skyline, couples often opt for the Penthouse & Pavilion, which are a series of decorative rooms that lead out onto a rooftop terrace. Conceptualised by the renowned stage designer Oliver Messel, the event suite is a work of baroque art that reflects the themes of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. From the unique curtains to the ornate outdoor fountain, it’s an unforgettable venue for a reception in the heart of Mayfair. 

Wedding Photography Near The Dorchester London

Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Dorchester London are:

  • Hyde Park
  • Boats on the Serpentine
  • Green Park
  • Grosvenor Square
  • Berkley Square
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standing Up to 1000 Standing
dining Up to 510 Dining
theatre Up to 400 Theatre
cabaret Up to 240 Cabaret
ushaped Up to 100 U-Shaped
classroom Up to 300 Classroom
dinner Up to 432 Dinner & Dance

Wedding Venue Details

Wedding Services Ceremony & Reception
Wedding Ceremony Indoor


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available 250
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • Dorchester Ballroom


    The glamorous centrepiece of The Dorchester is the Ballroom. Complete with a pre-function room, a private entrance on Park Lane and a cloakroom, it’s an extraordinary Art Deco jewel that’s hosted some of London’s most prestigious parties.

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  • Dorchester Penthouse & Pavilion

    The Penthouse and Pavilion

    A series of interconnected event spaces that lead onto a terrace and fountain overlooking the London skyline. Decorated by celebrated stage designer, Oliver Messel, the theatrical event spaces are an ode to the Sleeping Beauty fairytale.

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  • Dorchester Crystal Suite

    Crystal Suite & Lobby

    The most contemporary event space in The Dorchester. Bathing in natural daylight, the large windows look out onto Hyde Park. The Crystal Suite also features a grand sweeping staircase and a Liberace mirrored piano.

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  • Dorchester Orchid Room

    The Orchid Room

    The Orchid Room is a pale blue beauty that’s inspired by Wedgwood china designs. Featuring high decorative ceilings and crystal chandeliers, it’s a breathtaking room for weddings and elegant parties. It can also connect to the Ballroom.

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Nearby Restaurants

  • Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill
  • ROKA Mayfair
  • Pollen Street Social
  • Scott’s

Nearby Attractions

  • Oxford Circus / Oxford Street
  • London Eye
  • Spencer House
  • Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution of GB

Nearby Parks

  • Green Park
  • St James’s Park
  • Hyde Park
  • The Regent’s Park

Venue Testimonials

Wow! Attended as part of the organising team for our event recently. Was very slick and food was great-there were nearly 500 of us. Highly recommended

Lisa S

Absolutely stunning building both inside and out. Impeccably clean, very attentive staff.

Andrew M

Went to a 2 day conference. In crystal room. Amazing glass chandeliers. Very helpful and attentive staff. Food was amazing as well.

Pat P

Frequently Asked Questions

The largest capacity at The Dorchester is 510 seated, 1000 standing and 400 for a ceremony.

Weddings at The Dorchester are the pinnacle of luxury. Complete with a ballroom and a variety of elegant event spaces, there are many layouts and setups to choose. Couples particularly love the Penthouse and Pavilion for its extraordinary views of the London skyline, the calming colour palette of the Orchid Room and the fairytale feel in the ballroom. Photo opportunities are endless inside the hotel and in Hyde Park across the street. 

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The Dorchester’s car park is a secured facility, that’s staffed 24 hours a day.

The tariff for car parking is as follows:

  • Up to 2 hours £20
  • Up to 4 hours £30
  • 4 – 6 hours £40
  • 6 – 24 hours £60

The menus at The Dorchester are flavoursome, beautifully presented and curated by talented chefs. From Michelin dining to casual café surrounds, The Dorchester has every kind of culinary set-up you can imagine. Famous Dorchester chefs include Alain Ducasse and Tom Booton, who have brought their signature style to their in-house restaurants. The hotel promises you and your guests an extraordinary sensory experience that will leave a lasting impression.

View sample menus here.

The 250 Dorchester hotel bedrooms are 5-star havens in the heart of Mayfair. Favoured by Royals and celebrities, they are appointed to the highest standard and have gorgeous views of Hyde Park. Expect luxury amenities such as ultra-soft linens, complimentary WiFi, a twice-daily room refresh, deep bathtubs and plush Vispring mattresses. You are even able to arrange a private yoga session with the in-house instructor on your balcony.


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