VENUE OF THE MONTH: QUEEN'S HOUSE
5 Aug 2019 | Shay Stanberry
What better month to host your event at Queen’s House than August? The tall windows and grand outdoor spaces can truly be utilised in the British sun and has proven to be the perfect summer wedding venue.
Queen’s House is joined by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Cutty Sark, and the National Maritime Museum to form Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG), a top 10 UK visitor attraction. All attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The House was commissioned in the 17th century by King James I for his wife, Queen Anne of Denmark, as an apology for cursing at her after she accidentally shot his favourite hunting dog. With an amazing house to use at her leisure, Queen Anne began hosting lavish parties and it became known as The House of Delight. Forward to the 21st century and Queen’s House is still hosting lavish events in The Great Hall, the Orangery and South Parlours, which are exemplary for intimate and stylish wedding ceremonies and dinners. The vaulted Undercroft below the Great Hall serves as an ideal space for after-dinner entertainment, dancing and drinks.
As a cherished part of Greenwich’s history, the venue has kept many of its original detailed features such as the Tulip Stairs - the first geometric self-supporting spiral staircase in Britain, and the original black and white marble floor in the Great Hall & Orangery. With its high ceilings and towering windows leading to picturesque views across the Thames and the Royal Greenwich Parks, the venue is adored for its event spaces as much as its loved for its historic artifacts & artworks, by both national and international visitors.