VENUE OF THE MONTH: TWO TEMPLE PLACE
11 Aug 2017 | Katja Skafar
OPULENT VICTORIAN ENTERTAINMENT SPACE IN THE HEART OF CENTRAL LONDON
Two Temple Place is the architectural gem, combining the grandeur of a mansion with the intimacy of a private house. Overlooking the Thames, it was built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 as his London estate office. This spectacular neo-Gothic mansion with its fantastic location, castle like façade, historical wooden carvings and statuettes, is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private entertaining.
Two Temple Place offers fantastic flexibility for events across three main event spaces and several additional smaller rooms. The Great Hall, with its majestic hammer beam ceiling and stunning stained glass windows provides an exquisite setting for any high profile celebration, seating up to 120 guests. The Lower Gallery is perfect for standing receptions and dancing while Astor’s former private Library can be used for intimate drinks receptions. One of many wow factors is definitely mahogany listed staircase, a perfect backdrop for wedding photography.
This flexible venue is available for exclusive hire for a variety of events such as corporate dinners, charity receptions, filming, concerts, weddings and private celebrations. All three main spaces are licensed for wedding ceremonies.
Two Temple Place is also home to the Bulldog Trust, a charity founded in 1983. Additionally it hosts an annual exhibition between January and April, showcasing objects from museums outside of London to raise awareness of collections being shown throughout the UK.