The In & Out Naval and Military Club
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4, Saint James's Square, England, SW1Y 4JU, United Kingdom
The In & Out Naval and Military Club Weddings
This magnificent wedding venue has everything you need and more for a special, memorable day. With cosy fireplaces, indoor and alfresco reception venue options, a sweeping staircase, and mouthwatering in-house catering, this stunning, centrally-located find combines luxury and history, providing couples with a sophisticated, grand setting for their big day.
The Scene at The In & Out Naval and Military Club London
The In & Out Naval Military Club is an exclusive, distinguished wedding venue nestled in the heart of London, specifically, historic St James’s Square. Although it was once located in Piccadilly, this prestigious clubhouse still sits in the City of Westminster and has a rich sense of culture and English heritage.
Neighbouring the sophisticated Mayfair and across the river from Waterloo, this luxurious venue is close to a number of famous tourist attractions, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.
In addition to its proximity to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, this period townhouse is the picture of exclusivity and luxury. Located near St James’s Park — just off Pall Mall — The In & Out London was once a residential home for the first woman to sit in parliament, Lady Nancy Astor.
To this day, the venue has many of the original features intact, giving weddings here a historic, classic setting — practically fit for royalty. Featuring towering columns, many charming fireplaces, a private courtyard, grand piano, beautiful paintings, crystal chandeliers, and gold finishings, this refurbished club is perfect for traditional, ballroom-style weddings.
Located within this plush venue are a number of reception areas for couples to choose from, including the lavish Coffee Room (complete with built-in, modern dancefloor), cream-and-blue King Harald V Room, and quaint, alfresco Courtyard. After celebrations wind down, couples often spend their wedding night in the luxurious, roomy Bridal Suite, although, if they’d prefer an alternative, there’s are 51 other rooms and suites to choose from.
The In & Out Naval and Military Club London Wedding Ceremonies
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop to have your ceremony and reception, The In & Out can deliver; and is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships. Most couples who book their reception at The In & Out opt to have their ceremony in the venue’s King Harold V Room.
The King Harold V Room has a cream, gold and duck-egg-blue colour scheme, giving it a soft, warm atmosphere, despite its regal design. It is embellished with three dazzling feature chandeliers, drapes for privacy, and antique paintings fitted with gold frames. Located on the first floor, this opulent room overlooks the venue’s private, tranquil Courtyard, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a pleasant view and plenty of natural light.
If you choose to have your ceremony here, you will walk from the venue’s stunning bridal suite, and down the aisle towards your beloved, who will be waiting for you in front of the King Harold V Room’s marble fireplace. It’s undeniably cosy and romantic, not to mention safely tucked away from rainy London days.
The In & Out Naval and Military Club London Wedding Receptions
The In & Out Naval and Military Club is an ideal place to host formal, chic wedding receptions, with both indoor and alfresco wedding options to choose from.
While you may choose to host a champagne reception in St James’s Gardens (The In & Out can arrange private access and has special permission to use the lawns), you might want to retire to either The Coffee Room, King Harald V, or outdoor Courtyard afterward.
The magnificent Coffee Room is a very impressive space, and features exquisite chandeliers, built-in dancefloor, stunning paintings, gold finishings set against crimson walls, and offers a view across St James’s Square Garden. This elegant room can cater for up to 120 seated guests or 250 cocktail style.
Alternatively, you may like to host your reception in the opulent King Harald V Room. This venue is an interesting combination of warmth and elegance, with its cream and duck-egg-blue colour scheme giving the room a softer feel. While this space is popular for intimate, romantic ceremonies, it can also comfortably host receptions, with space for 84 seated guests or 150 standing.
If you’re looking for a modern, charming alfresco area for your wedding celebration, you needn’t look further than The Courtyard, In & Out’s quaint, outdoor event venue to the rear of the building. This tranquil spot is perfect for summer evening wedding receptions, however, it is also fully heated and has a bespoke marquee that is able to be pulled over in the cooler months, allowing for moody, magical winter weddings.
The In & Out Naval and Military Club on-site catering team delivers world-class fare, with the team happy to tailor dishes to your specifications. You might choose some hot and cold canapés, like the delicious mini Yorkshires with rare roast beef and beetroot or spiced lamb with apricot kofta and harissa yoghurt.
Perhaps you’d prefer a formal, sit-down dinner. In which case, you’ll have a hard time choosing between the classic, tasty dishes and modern, experimental meals, including the mustard and quinoa crusted lamb rump fondant and grilled cod loin with lemon butter crushed potatoes.
Of course, there is an extensive wine list to complement these scrumptious dishes – and your delicious wedding cake, too.
Regardless of what your dream wedding night looks like — be that a banquet-style event or formal, sit-down dinner with accompanying dancefloor — the dedicated staff at The In & Out are able to work with you to create your unique, seamless wedding day.
Wedding Photography Near The In & Out Naval and Military Club London
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations nearby are:
- In the adjacent St James’s Garden (ask about private access)
- In the beautiful outdoor courtyard and gardens
- On the venue’s large, sweeping staircase
- In front of and seated at the venue’s classic grand piano
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
Decorated with bold red walls and gold chandeliers, The Coffee Room is a good-sized event space overlooking St James’s Square and garden. Despite its charming name, this room was designed with larger events in mind, including wedding receptions, and features a built-in dancefloor under the carpet.
King Harald V
Located on the first floor of this historic building, is a regal room embellished with cosy marble fireplace, chandeliers and beautiful paintings. Known as the King Harold V Room, this cream and duck-egg-blue coloured space is often used for intimate weddings ceremonies, and can accommodate 84 seated guests and up to 150 standing.
The Cowdray is a sophisticated, bright room with double-height ceilings — perfect for cocktail style occasions or banquets.
Gold curtains and red carpet meet blue walls and floor-to-ceiling windows in the first floor’s intimate Astor Room. This undoubtedly impressive and beautiful event space was previously Lady Astor’s bedroom, and features French doors, a balcony, fireplace, and large, feature mirror.
The Courtyard is a quaint, alfresco, private event space located towards the back of In & Out’s stunning venue, and is perfect for canapés and cocktails. While this enchanting area is particularly pleasant on summer afternoons, it’s equipped to handle rainy London days, too, with full heating available and a bespoke marquee that can be pulled overhead during the cooler months.
The In & Out Naval and Military Club London Catering
The In & Out Naval and Military Club prides itself on its impressive, culinary offerings — and it’s not hard to see why. Led by highly experienced executive head chef, Gary Esprit, the in-house catering team at this historic venue delivers exceptional, flavoursome fare, made from colourful ingredients.
The options are endless at The In & Out, with a large range of catering packages and menus available. This includes delicious, hearty seasonal menus, a selection of tasty hot and cold canapés, an exclusively vegetarian menu, and working lunch option.
All the menus offer a mix of traditional and lesser-known dishes, including slow roast venison loin with haunch croquette, and roast maple bacon pork tenderloin with cox apple and sage sausage roll.
Be sure to accompany your meal with a glass of bubbly – there’s an extensive drinks list to choose from.
Of course, the team is happy to tailor these dishes to your liking and specifications, taking into account your dietary requirements, allergies, or cultural needs.
Whether you’re planning a large-scale or smaller event, the catering team puts care and thought into each starter, main, and dessert, so you can rest assured your attendees will be mightily impressed by the aesthetically-pleasing and flavoursome culinary offerings placed before them.
Highlights of Catering at The In & Out Naval and Military Club London:
- Flavoursome, seasonal event menus can be tailored to suit your liking
- Extensive, flexible event menus and impressive wine list
- Pre-event menu tasting available
- All dietary requirements and cultural needs are catered for with care
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- St. James’s Square
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- Trafalgar Square
- The National Gallery
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Impressive formal reception rooms and excellent staff.
David McDowell ·
This is a very strict on traditions hotel. The service was top notch and the hotel itself is beautifully decorated! We felt like family here!
Melissa A Jones ·
Top notch - historic, classy, stunning, great service throughout.
Thomas Hegnauer ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Weddings at The In & Out start from £120 per guest +VAT. A range of wedding packages are available to suit varying budgets, including the Elegance package, which includes but isn’t limited to three canapés per person, a three-course wedding breakfast and sparkling wine, and is priced from £135pp +VAT.
Yes. The In & Out has a range of sophisticated, regal rooms of varying sizes, and can cater for both smaller events of 20 and larger, grand occasions with up to 220 guests.
Weddings at The In & Out are very tasteful. Set in a historic, distinguished building, weddings here match the regal, sophisticated atmosphere of the venue. A common theme among weddings at The In & Out is the impeccable service, with a dedicated events manager and seasoned catering team on hand to ensure a stress-free, merry event.
The accommodation is, unsurprisingly, very posh. Each room has an ensuite, TV, international phone, and air conditioning, with a complimentary continental breakfast included (extra charges apply for a full English breakfast). There are 52 bedrooms all up, including a spacious Bridal Suite.
Discounted rates are available for group bookings for events and weddings. Prices for a usually start from around £130 and are date dependent.
While there is no on-site parking, there is a local car park in the area with discounted rates for Club members. Alternatively, JustPark Mayfair Car Park is a nine-minute walk away, and ParkBee RCP, on Arlington Street, is seven minutes away.
If you wish to catch public transport, the Piccadilly Circus Tube Station is a five-minute walk from The In & Out and Green Park Tube Station is an eight-minute walk away.
The food at The In & Out is flavoursome, aesthetically-pleasing and wide-ranging. With an extensive selection of food and beverage options, the choice really is yours: Hot and cold canapés? Plated two- or three-course meals? Once you decide on that, you can choose your preferred style of menu.
There are delicious seasonal menus, a working lunch menu, a breakfast menu, and bowl food menu, among others. Whatever your decision, you can expect exquisite, contemporary dishes from The In & Out’s Executive Head Chef, Gary Esprit, and his team of experienced professionals.
There is no shortage of things to do in the area! The In & Out is located near St James’s Square, in central London, and is situated near a number of prime tourist attractions. This includes Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Hyde Park, The National Gallery, Westminster Abbey and, of course, St James’s Park, which is just a short walk away.
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