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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, a true icon, encompasses a number of perfect venue spaces, resulting in a dream venue for a variety of occasions.
The Undercroft Museum housed in the magnificent vaulted Undercroft dates back to almost the foundation of the Abbey by King Edward the Confessor in 1065. Your guests will be astounded by the historical prominence of their surroundings, with a collection of royal effigies on show including the funeral effigy of King Charles II and King Henry VII. The subtle atmospheric lighting only enhances the surroundings as your guests absorb all the Undercroft has to offer.

Cheyneygates, are two rooms proudly standing over the entrance to the cloisters of Westminster Abbey. Highlights include a Flemish ‘flowers and vases’ tapestry of late 16th or early17th century, and paintings providing a rare depiction of the 13th century choir stalls, later destroyed in the 1770s. These rooms work well for meetings and lectures, or on occasions small exclusive dinner parties.

The fabulous East Cloister is the perfect venue for summer receptions. Maybe even combine this with a tour of the Undercroft Museum or Abbey, and really immerse your guests in the rich history this venue has to offer. The cloisters are where the monks spent a great deal of their time, and with the beautiful views of the south side of the Abbey, it is not difficult to see why!

Perhaps the most coveted area within the Abbey is the striking College garden. Available only for 5 weeks, it is the ideal location for garden parties for up to 500 guests. The oldest surviving feature within the gardens today are the stone precinct walls at the far end, dating from the fourteenth-century, along with the oldest living things in the garden, the five tall plane trees, Platus x hispanicus, planted in 1849. This truly historical London gem, is a wonderful venue for the intimate to the grand.

Westminster Abbey images are © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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