Wedding couple on Grand Square at the Old Royal Naval College © Tavistock Photography

Weddings and private parties

There can be no grander backdrop for your special day than the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC).

Imagine arriving by boat and taking drinks and photographs in the ornate ORNC grounds. Picture your wedding ceremony and reception in the elegant setting of the Painted Hall or another of the beautiful and historic rooms available. Whether your heart is set on an intimate party for your closest family and friends or an extravagant celebration, we can accommodate your wishes to surpass your expectations.

Your celebration can be held in venues throughout the ORNC, from the magnificent Painted Hall to the intimacy of the Admiral's House. To see a full list of our available spaces and capacities, view plan your event.

We understand that your wedding day is special and we are committed to working with you to ensure that we make your dreams a reality. An initial meeting will help us to develop an itinerary for the day to assist your preparations. This is where we can understand your aspiration for the big day.

A dedicated coordinator will liaise with you throughout in order to ensure that your requirements are met, assisting you to sort through your supplier requirements, the best setup style, timings and all the other little details that ensure your day is perfect.

On the day itself the duty manager will co-ordinate your reception from arrival to departure. From the first glass of champagne to the last guest departing we will make sure that all your needs are looked after, allowing you to enjoy your day.

Your wedding party can look forward to exquisite food created by our highly acclaimed chefs, complemented by specially selected wines. Menus and other arrangements, such as entertainment, florists and linen can be planned with the expert assistance of our dedicated events team to ensure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of.

See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Our clients thoughts:

"What can we say? You helped to make our wedding day exactly as we hoped it would be. You helped make the planning of the day an event itself (even the tasting was fun!) and the wedding itself was the icing on the cake, we wish we could do it all again!! The venue was stunning and the food was out of this world, you will all be a huge part of our memory of the day!" Chris & Ellie

"Thanks you for making our wedding day so special, everything was perfect. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the day, the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient. Many people thought the venue magnificent and couldn’t believe one could actually get married somewhere so wonderful." Gemma and Graham

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