Two of London’s most iconic venues are partnering to offer organisers and their delegates a unique experience in the heart of Westminster.
Westminster Abbey, which dates back more than 1000 years, is working with Church House Westminster to deliver events that make use of both venues’ historic facilities, which include Cloisters, gardens, halls and meeting rooms.
The two venues will work together to provide receptions, dinners and events across a host of iconic spaces. The venues are located just a short walk apart via Dean’s Yard, which is one of London’s most idyllic squares – a hidden gem of peace away from the hustle and bustle of Westminster.
“There are so many opportunities for us to work together,” comments Robin Parker, general manager of Church House Westminster. “I envisage receptions in the Abbey followed by dinners here at Church House or perhaps a day of conferencing at Church House followed by a tour and drinks at the Abbey. With the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, Whitehall, Big Ben and St James’ Park all within a five-minute walk we sit at the heart of historic London and together offer the perfect combination of history balanced with modern conference and event facilities.”
Church House Westminster is one of London’s leading event venues offering modern facilities, latest high quality AV and contemporary catering in a historic building that has hosted heads of state, royalty and both Houses of Parliament.
Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s most famous churches, it has been the site of 38 coronation ceremonies for British monarchs, the site of royal weddings and is the resting place for a host of historic figures including Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and Sir Laurence Olivier. Westminster Abbey was founded by the Benedictine Monks, known for their hospitality, a tradition that continues today with the complimentary Abbey Welcome to all guests.
Church House Westminster is situated in the heart of Westminster and is one of London’s most versatile conference and event venues, accommodating between 2 and 664 guests. The 21 flexible meeting spaces are supported by a team who are recognised for their commitment to service excellence throughout all areas of events.
The meeting and event spaces are equipped with the latest technology, supported by the venue’s own in-house, award winning Audio Visual team.
The largest meeting space is the Assembly Hall – capable of holding up to 664 delegates, it is one of the most unusual Westminster event spaces useable for a wide range of events including conferences, meetings, awards ceremonies, product launches, graduations, receptions and dinners. Alternatively, the Bishop Partridge Hall, which can accommodate up to 150 guests, boasts exquisite views of Westminster Abbey and Dean’s Yard from its large balcony area. The Convocation Hall and Hoare Memorial Hall are also popular event spaces that are steeped in history, having played host to the House of Commons and the House of Lords during WWII. In contrast, the Harvey Goodwin suite is a modern and spacious room which is ideal for both day time and evening events. Church House also has a wide variety of smaller rooms, for small business meetings, interviews or private lunches and dinners.
Church House Westminster was founded in 1887 and built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. In the early part of WWII it was bombed, however due to the exceptional design there was minimal damage which greatly impressed Winston Churchill, who had it reconstructed for use by the two houses of Parliament. Many famous speeches took place here, including several by Winston Churchill himself.
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