The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place
1, Whitehall Place, England, SW1A 2HE, United Kingdom
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place Weddings
A wedding at One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horseguards Hotel is one to remember. This grand, Grade II-listed building dates to 1884; the French chateau-style architecture cutting a striking figure on the banks of the River Thames.
Filled with original details and opulent Victorian features, the four licensed ceremony rooms create a beautiful backdrop to any wedding, big or small. Enjoy 5-star service and a menu to match in one of central London’s best riverside locations.
The Scene at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London
Enter The Royal Horseguards Hotel and you’re immediately greeted by Europe’s largest free-standing Sicilian marble staircase. This level of grandeur continues throughout the hotel and its event space, One Whitehall Place, where the building’s original Victorian architecture and features are celebrated and enhanced to create luxurious and awe-inspiring spaces.
One Whitehall Place has four licensed rooms, allowing for weddings large and small, all with their own unique setting, ambience, and most with views across some of London’s most iconic landmarks like Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, and the River Thames.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London Wedding Ceremonies
There are four licensed areas for civil ceremonies at One Whitehall Place. Small and intimate wedding ceremonies are best suited to the Meston Suite or the popular River Room, which has beautiful views across the River Thames and the London Eye.
For large London wedding ceremonies, consider getting married in the Reading & Writing Room, or the Whitehall Suite. Accommodating up to 250 guests, these rooms are grand in both size and stature, boasting high ceilings, striking chandeliers, natural light, and period features.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London Wedding Receptions
Receptions can take place in the same space as the ceremony rooms, with the additional option of having your reception in the Gladstone Library, adjacent to the Reading & Writing Room.
The Gladstone Library is a sight to behold: Named after Prime Minister William Gladstone, the Library is an elaborate venue that looks almost exactly as it did when The Royal Horseguards Hotel was first built. Here, rich mahogany shelves are lined with leather-bound books, setting a scene that’s opulent while still maintaining a warm, intimate atmosphere.
Many couples also opt to hold their wedding reception in the Whitehall Suite, which has a grand, palatial ballroom look and feel. This room really comes to life with a flood of candlelight and upbeat bistro music.
Wedding Photography Near The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London are:
- Victoria Embankment Gardens
- St James’s Park
- Trafalgar Square
Wedding Venue Details
In-house Catering & Dry Hire
Spaces At This Venue
328sqm / 3531sqft
A dark and tactile space with elaborate ceiling detail, grand columns and eye-catching chandelier, the Gladstone Library is a unique and striking room in One Whitehall Place. Named after Prime Minister William Gladstone, the library is almost exactly as he would remember it. Have up to 400 guests for a reception, or 280 for dinner and soak up the history along with a variety of 5-star dining options.
The Reading & Writing Room
Floor-to-ceiling windows, detailed murals, and large chandeliers characterise the Reading & Writing Room. Host up to 300 guests for a reception or use the beautiful backdrop to host your next exhibition. Elegant and authentic, this room will inspire everyone who visits.
River Room, Meston Suite
For smaller stunning locations for your next event, consider choosing the River Room or Meston Suite. Both holding up to 80 people, these rooms boast high ceilings, original Victorian detailing and décor, and large windows that look out onto some of London’s most iconic sights like Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
309sqm / 3326sqft
Whitehall Suite is a beautiful room that was once the Billiards Room of the National Liberal Club. The large room can accommodate up to 320 people, making it perfect for large events. Its bright light, high ceilings, and stunning chandeliers make this a jaw-dropping space for any event.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London Catering
The impressive menus at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place include modern British and continental European fare with an emphasis on seasonal, fresh artisanal ingredients. Enjoy your dinner in the plush, renowned fine dining One Twenty One Two Restaurant, or enjoy the quintessential British experience of an indulgent Afternoon Tea.
In summer, make use of the Secret Herb Garden at the Terrace, where pizzas and tapas are served alongside original cocktails and spritzes.
For events, different packages of in-house catering are available, including Kosher, Asian, and Indian menu options.
Highlights of Catering at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place London:
- Seasonal inspired dishes
- Formal and informal options available
- Kosher options available
- Cocktails made using herbs from the garden
- Whitehall / Victoria Embankment Gardens
- St James’s Park
- Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
- Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
- London Eye
- River Thames
- Kerridge’s Bar & Grill
- The Yard by Robin Gill
- Prezzo Italian Restaurant
Restaurants on site:
- The Secret Herb Garden
- Equus Bar
- One Twenty One Two Restaurant
- Afternoon Tea at the Lounge
What a lovely building with painted art on the walls of the room. Great English Architecture. The lovely fabrics and design of the rooms! A furnitured ladies toilet. This is a high quality, high class building!
Superdivacat M ·
A stunning venue.Several floors of very large reception rooms ideal for weddings and large meetings.Very close to spectacular views of the London Eye. Beautiful!
Jeff C ·
Wonderful location, we hold many high end and lavish events here. The views inside are absolutely stunning!!!
Shaynetelle Thomas ·
Frequently Asked Questions
A wedding at The Royal Horseguards Hotel costs from £130 per person inc. VAT.
The River Room can hold weddings and events between 30 and 72 guests and smaller meeting rooms can accommodate as little as 10. The largest rooms at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place have the capacity for up to 400 guests.
Weddings take place at One Whitehall Place, the dedicated events venue at The Royal Horseguards Hotel. These luxurious London weddings have elaborate and awe-inspiring backdrops, with food and service to match.
The suites at The Royal Horseguards Hotel range in size and style, some with views of the River Thames and some with garden views. The suite prices start from £203 per night.
No, there is no parking available at The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place.
Fine dining modern British and European cuisine. Kosher, Asian, and Indian menus are available. Dry hire is also an option.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place is licensed until 11:30pm Sunday-Thursday, 12:30am Friday and Saturday. Extensions may be applied for at an extra cost.