Events Team R.

Whole Venue at Royal Observatory Greenwich

Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich Park, London, SE10 8XJ Show map
Cutty Sark Station (850 yd)

About this space

The Octagon Room is the last surviving interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This elegant venue is ideal for board meetings, annual general meetings,high profile corporate dinners, receptions, product launches & press announcements.

The Meridian Courtyard is a superb outdoor entertaining area ideal for summer parties and also boasts breath-taking panoramic views over London. Here, guests can enjoy drinks standing on the Prime Meridian of the world, where eastern and western hemispheres meet.

If the weather does not permit for drinks out in the courtyard, the Time and Longitude galleries housed at the Royal Observatory make for an intriguing setting to toast your marriage. These galleries depict the quest of men searching for longitude in order to navigate the seas and showcase many of John Harrison’s iconic timekeeping pieces.

Enhance your evening with bespoke talks and tours, planetarium shows, lunar observations and telescope viewings led by our astronomy experts.

Capacity: 120 for a reception, 60 for dinner

Explore the history of time in the galleries or stand on the Meridian Line while enjoying a drinks reception at this fabulous historic venue.


Capacity

Standing
up to 120
Dining
up to 60
Theatre
up to 60
Boardroom
up to 24
Cabaret
up to 30
U-Shaped
up to 15
Classroom
up to 24

Prices

Monday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Thursday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Friday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Saturday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.
Sunday
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Per evening
19:00 – 23:00
from £5400 hire fee
Note: Extension available . All prices include VAT.

Catering

In-house catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Extension available

Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Space features

Wi-Fi
Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Air conditioning
Natural light
Disabled access
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available
Breathtaking views
Outdoor entertaining space
Curator tours available
Astronomer led telescope viewings available

Venue welcomes

VIP events
Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

No red wine or staining foods during standing receptions
No naked flame
No heavily amplified music or dancing
Nothing is to be fixed to the fabric of the building


Founded in 1675 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this sophisticated venue provides an inspirational place for any event and is position exclusively on top of the hill in Greenwich Park. The home of time and navigation it is a world renowned and timeless site for receptions and dinners.

The Observatory’s historic Flamsteed House houses the elegant Octagon Room, a very rare interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren, originally used for observing the stars. With soaring ceilings and 360 degree views over London, and featuring a portrait of Charles II who commissioned the building, it is an ideal setting for high-profile corporate dinners and receptions.


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