Grand Connaught Rooms Weddings

61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, UK

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms is a spectacular London wedding venue with an outstanding reputation for its catered wedding packages and accommodating dry hire. At the Grand Connaught Rooms, you have the flexibility to incorporate your favourite cultural flavours, production and decorations. But whether you transform the space with statement decor or keep it minimal, the ornate interiors of the function rooms always feel dressed to impress.

  • Capacity for up to 700 for a ceremony, 540 for a seated meal and 1,000 for a standing reception
  • Popular dry hire venue, so you have the flexibility to bring your preferred suppliers and catering team with common sense compliance accreditation
  • The Grand Connaught Rooms can also offer in-house catering and wedding packages, ranging from £90 to £140, including venue hire and VAT
  • Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and Mandap ceremonies with contained Hindu fires
  • Discounted parking nearby at the Bloomsbury Square car park (450 spaces)
  • Venue hire from 8am until 1am (extended hours are charged 250 GBP per hour)

Venue Features

Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
Grand Hall

The 'Grand' Connaught Rooms arguably get their name from the showstopping Grand Hall. As you climb the stairs from the stately entrance hall, the large doors open to reveal one of the finest glittering ballrooms in London. Its 42 foot ceiling, Art Deco chandeliers and head turning panelled mirrors create the blueprint for a flawless occasion. What's more, the LED lights fitted throughout the colossal arched room are adaptable, so you can light up your wedding with different colours throughout the event. This palatial auditorium has a capacity for up to 700 for a ceremony, 540 for a dinner, 440 for a dinner dance and 1,000 for a drinks reception.

  • Licensed ceremony space for up to 700
  • Drinks Reception: 1000
  • Dinner: 540
  • Dinner with dance floor: 440
  • AV Equipment included
  • LED light with adaptable colours
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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
The Balmoral Suite

From the moment they arrive at The Grand Connaught Rooms, your guests will be captivated by the elegant surroundings of the Balmoral Suite, which is linked to the Grand Hall. Welcome your guests with a drink at the dedicated bar and swish poseur tables, or the space can be used as a relaxed break out space during the post-dinner entertainment. A curtain can also be drawn across the bar to hide it if desired. This suite can host up to 500 for a reception or up to 200 for a sit down dinner. The chain of double doors along its length can be opened simultaneously to keep up the atmosphere as they flow through for dinner in the Grand Hall.

  • Licensed ceremony space for up to 200
  • Drinks Reception: 500
  • Dinner: 200
  • Direct access to a private bridal changing room
  • Direct doors into the Grand Hall
  • In-built bar, which can be covered with an elegant curtain
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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
The Edinburgh Suite

This beautiful first floor suite celebrates the architecture and heritage of this outstanding building. Natural daylight floods in, creating a wonderfully bright space for a day time celebration, or by night, you can integrate coloured up lighting for an atmospheric effect. The length of the room lends itself to a 250 guest ceremony set up, with a long central aisle to make a real impact. The room also works very well for a wedding reception, for up to 250 guests for a banquet dinner or up to 200 for a dinner dance. The high table can be positioned either at the end of the room, or along the side with the dance floor positioned centrally. The choice is yours!

  • Licensed ceremony space for up to 250
  • Drinks Reception: 400
  • Dinner: 250
  • Dinner with Dancefloor: 200
  • AV Equipment included
  • Disabled Access
  • Direct doors into The Drawing Room
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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
The Drawing Room

Dramatic and theatrical, the Drawing Room is designed for memorable occasions. The magnificent lighting and social circular bar area combine to create a space where your guests can feel relaxed and comfortable before the celebrations kick in. With effective lighting and production, the room can be transformed into any style you envision. But also, with minimal embellishment, the muted interiors harmonise to create a space that oozes sophistication. The Drawing Room hosts up to 250 guests for a drinks reception and from here, the wedding party can walk directly through the double doors into The Edinburgh Suite for an indulgent banquet.

  • Drinks Reception: 250
  • AV Equipment included
  • Direct doors into The Edinburgh Suite
  • Disabled Access
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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
The Cornwall Suite

Make a lasting impression in the Cornwall Suite. Here, the natural daylight and calming neutral colour palette combine to create a space you and your guests will never forget. Four floor to ceiling length windows are set symmetrically at the end of the room. They make a beautiful focal feature to walk towards along the aisle, between rows of your smiling guests. It is a similar size the Edinburgh Suite, and can accommodate up to 250 for a banquet style dinner, or 200 with a dance floor included. The Cornwall Suite is linked to the Crown Suite, and so guests can easily transition from one to the next over the course of the event's proceedings.

  • Licensed ceremony space for up to 250
  • Drinks Reception: 250
  • Dinner: 250
  • Dinner with dance floor: 200
  • AV Equipment included
  • Disabled Access
  • Direct doors into The Crown Suite
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Grand Connaught Rooms Wedding Reception Venue
The Crown Suite

In the Crown Suite, the heavenly duck egg blue dome and sky light window elevate any ceremony or wedding breakfast beyond expectations. Coupled with the contemporary furnishings, it's an elegantly appointed space to host your dream day. Natural sunlight streams in, making it one of the brightest rooms in the building for spectacular event photography. In this suite, there is a maximum capacity here for a 250 person drinks reception and a 200 person dinner dance. The room can also be combined with the adjacent Cornwall Suite for a seamless celebration. This room is on the second floor has excellent lift access for all guests.

  • Licensed ceremony space for up to 250
  • Drinks Reception: 250
  • Dinner: 250
  • Dinner with dance floor: 200
  • AV Equipment included
  • Disabled Access
  • Direct Doors into The Cornwall Suite
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Weddings at
Grand Connaught Rooms

The awe-inspiring Art Deco interiors of the Grand Connaught Rooms  will win your guests over in an instant, and its enviable central location will do too. This leading London wedding venue is situated between Covent Garden and Holborn, where you’ll find unbeatable transport links on the London Underground. For those arriving by car, the venue have partnered with the Bloomsbury Square car park, which is just a short walk away. Inside there are 450 spaces, and pre-booking will guarantee parking discounts for your wedding guests.

Another advantage of this premium wedding venue is its private atmosphere, rather than the non-exclusive feel of a London hotel. This will ensure an uninterrupted ambience, and you will have the undivided attention of your event team. With the flexible dry hire options and different sized rooms, you can create an atmospheric event tailored to your cultural traditions, guest capacity and budget. The Grand Connaught Rooms look forward to bringing your wedding ideas to life.

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Rave Reviews

Next to Holborn station with a few minutes walk away. It’s a lovely traditional building with a lot of space and beautiful decor.

June O

It was absolutely incredible. Wonderful service, amazing ambience - everything was picture perfect. Very grand, plenty of food and drinks. If you want elegance and sophistication this place is perfect for weddings, birthdays, parties, conferences - everything...

Natassia B

A grand place to have for the wedding. Helpful staff and the venue was just perfect. Everybody loved it. We would recommend to others.

Kirti H

A stylish and sophisticated design. Beautiful and spacious function rooms with amazing staff members throughout that exceed great customer service.

Jennifer T

Definitely the feel of a Grand Banquet Hall with a large central staircase leading up to it and all the backup facilities of a large hotel. It was an Indian wedding which handled a large audience and all the lavish catering comfortably. Very easy to ...

Arun T

Beautiful, I was drawn to the beautiful chandeliers. Clean, top notch venue.

Amira E

Very good service here, the staff were very professional. I really appreciated the architecture of the rooms.

Marty M

One of the best venues in town. The management went the extra mile to accommodate all our extra requests and even included a free champagne reception for our guests on arrival.

Ter W

Great venue, great staff, easy to get to. Food was good and service excellent.

Rachelle B

Amazing venue! The staff were attentive & professional. Food was delicious. Highly recommended

Greg C

Amazing venue, staff were attentive & professional. Food was delicious. Highly recommended.

Greg C

Very nice venue located just around the corner from Holborn Station. Excellent catering. Highly recommended.

Matt S

The staff were great and very helpful. Nothing was too much effort.

Eugene M

Excellent event space with rooms to cater for all occasions, highly recommended!!

Anthony W

Beautiful! Very nice posh venue. I really enjoyed it. They offer parking discount at the nearby car park too book in advance. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Beatrice P

Large and suitably grand venue with superb service and very good catering.

Andy W

What a fabulous venue!Great food, the staff go the extra mile to help you. Ideal if you are disabled. Wonderful venue.

Bob R

We had a fantastic day and we were so happy to use the Grand Connaught Rooms. Everyone loved the venue!

Efue O

Overall Grand Connaught is a stunning venue and I do not have a single complaint or moan. I absolutely adore the venue and the staff that helped me throughout the wedding. The staff are professional, friendly and always trying their best to meet the ...

Ruxsana H

Everything went well and we were so pleased with the final outcome and you friendly staff.

Rathod W

Excellent venue. There are lots of rooms available ranging in size. The rooftop terrace is spectacular, a real hidden gem. Canapé buffet was lovely. The drawing room got a little hot, but was easily adjusted on feedback to staff. Also in a great location...

Cen P

It has now been almost a couple of weeks since our reception, and we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to you all for organising such an amazing event for us. Sheetal and I will always look back on that evening with so much joy not just...

Chulani H

A stunning venue, with very attentive staff. Everything was set up beautifully. The catering was of high quality and tasted beautiful. The restrooms were enormous and very luxurious. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I would certainly use this...

Debbie S

I wanted to thank you and your entire staff for making the day run smoothly for me and making it such a pleasurable experience for Salman, myself and all our guests. I have no complaints whatsoever and would certainly recommend the place to friends that...

Henna S

Thank you for everything, our wedding was so magical it couldn't have been better! The Grand Connaught Rooms lived up to its name and our guests were extremely impressed!

Talia M

An amazing venue with amazing owners and co-ordination.

Daksha V

We would just like to say a massive, massive, heart felt thank you for making their wedding day so special. You were all a great pleasure to work with and it really did feel like a great team effort with every vendor going above and beyond.

Anna N

Thank you for everything you and your team did to make our day extremely special. Everything went as expected and we did not encounter any issues with the venue or the set up. Once again a massive thank you for all that you did in the last few weeks ...

Mr S

We had a wonderful day and we are so grateful for the effort you and GCR went to. Thank you so much.

Bimah H

This venue is so elegant and classy. The interior was divine, food was beyond good and atmosphere was full of energy. We had no problems or issues so would give this venue a 5 out of 5!

Aneesa D

I recommend The Royal Regency. It is outstanding in all aspects from food, service to decor. The chandeliers are grand and wouldn't look out of place in a royal palace. The friendly approach and amazing ambience is it what makes it a class above anything...

Azad A

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