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Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC is a small, not-for-profit organisation responsible for managing and maintaining Gunnersbury Park & Museum. We aim to create a leading heritage and leisure venue that serves all our diverse communities.

We rely on income from our private hires and public programmes to thrive and survive. However, due to the Covid-19, outbreak we have lost 40% of the entire yearly income over the space of a few weeks.

We suffered a further blow in late May 2020 when our cafe was destroyed in a fire. This was a loss to the community who valued it and a further revenue loss for us.

Gunnersbury is now facing the double whammy of the lost income from both Covid-19 and the recent fire to the café. To be blunt we are forecasting a funding gap of £250k this year.

Please consider making an online donation to keep Gunnersbury thriving for you and our community, now and well into the future. Your support has never been more crucial.

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The Temple is one of the older buildings within Gunnersbury Park and has a long history of lavish entertaining. Built in the eighteenth century by William Chambers for Princess Amelia, daughter of King George II, it sits serenely on the Round Pond where guests could enjoy spectacular views over west London extending to the Kew Gardens pagoda. The parkland trees have grown a bit since then but the views are still something to behold!

In 1816, Alexander Copland described ‘fireworks, rockets, squibs, serpents and the like over a piece of water in front of the portico‘ and, in later years, the Rothschild family kept flamingos here as part of their collection of exotic animals.

Today, the Temple is an intimate venue for up to 50 guests for ceremonies or receptions during the summer. The Italian Garden is situated directly behind the classical building and, with its’ iron rope arches forming an arcade of trelliswork covered in wisteria, it’s the perfect location for any event looking to impress.

The Temple can be hired on its’ own or in conjunction with either Gunnersbury Park House or the Orangery.

More information on prices and availability can be found here.

Nestled at the foot of the south lawns, the Orangery was designed by Sydney Smirke for the Rothschild family. Amongst his many accomplishments, Sydney Smirke is probably best known for the circular reading room at the British Museum in the 1850s.

Embracing the height of nineteenth century fashion, the Rothschild’s Orangery is an exemplar of stunning glass architecture that previously housed the family’s plethora of exotic fruits and plants. Guests would be taken on tours to admire not only the beautiful building and its’ contents but also the impressive views. The sparkling water of the Horseshoe Pond that sits in front of the Orangery offered beautiful reflections of the building, interrupted only by the charming ornamental fountain.

The allure of the exotic flora may be long gone but the beauty of the Orangery has now been gloriously restored for you and your guests to enjoy today. Perfect for small events for up to 80, it’s available throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for the romantic ceremony venue of your dreams, an intimate dinner to celebrate that special occasion or a evening reception space to impress clients, then look no further.

Make your event that little bit more exciting and unusual by combining use of the Orangery with either the classical Temple or the magnificence of the Rothschild Rooms within the House. Talk to one of our professional and dedicated events team who will be happy to help advise on how to make your vision a reality.

You can find more information on capacities and fees here.

 

‘Seated on a beautiful terrace, commanding extensive and interesting scenery…’

This sales particular from 1835 describes perfectly the elegant Long Gallery, with its’ nature-inspired gilding and adornments which adjoins both the Drawing Room and the Dining Room. From here, the south-facing French windows open onto the terrace and the magnificent views of the south lawns.

Decorated in white, gold and green, the Long Gallery was one of the Rothschild family’s favourite spots and the stunning centrepiece, the oval ceiling, depicts the Four Seasons with playful cherubs set against the sky.

A perfect venue for standing receptions, long table dining for 30 guests or the location for your evening bar and buffet.

This grand formal room was historically an important space for entertaining so we’re proud to continue the tradition to this day. It was remodelled in 1835 by Sydney Smirke as a music room for the Rothschild family, with classical ornamental columns adorned with golden lyres and retains many original architectural features including the monogram of Nathan Mayer Rothschild.

With three stunning French doors that open out onto the terrace and south lawns, the Drawing Room originally enabled the Rothschilds to entertain guests both inside and out and, in 1857, Leonora de Rothschild married her Baron, Alphonse, in this very room before adjourning to the Dining Room for their splendid wedding banquet.

The Drawing Room leads out to the Conservatory, an ideal space from where the soft strains of your musicians can be heard or whereby your guests may enjoy a private entrance into the House.

The Drawing Room is perfect for dining for up to 80 guests, a standing reception for 100 or a theatre-style seating for 90. Alternatively, it forms the figurehead room for the hugely impressive Rothschild Rooms that are available Thursday through to Sunday.

Sumptuous dinners and grand formal receptions were the order of the day for the Rothschild family and, within the Dining Room, notable political and business figures were entertained in the 19th century. Benjamin Disraeli, who later became prime minister, wrote that a Gunnersbury banquet ‘was not to be surpassed in splendour or recherché event at Windsor or Buckingham Palace’.

Today your guests, too, may enjoy the excellent surrounds that this beautiful room has to offer. Boasting high ornate ceilings and stunning original architectural features, the Dining Room can seat dining for 80, theatre-style for 90 or standing receptions for 100.

The Dining Room is part of the impressive suite of interconnecting Rothschild Rooms or, alternatively, can be hired on its’ own in splendid isolation.

The elegant Gunnersbury Park House was built in 1802 by Alexander Copland, a wealthy property developer. After his death in 1834, the house and estate were sold to Nathan Mayer Rothschild who commissioned renowned architect, Sydney Smirke, to extend and refurbish the house, creating a grand country retreat and place of entertainment for Rothschild’s family, friends and clients.

Throughout the centuries, Gunnersbury Park House has been witness to the most sumptuous parties and we’re honoured to able to continue the tradition to this day.

The magnificent double-height entrance hall, with grand stone staircase and oak balustrades leads through to the Rothschild Rooms. This sequence of opulent interconnecting rooms – comprising the Drawing Room, Long Gallery and Dining Room – can be used individually or as one large space for up to 200 guests for a standing reception or 180 for dining.

For more intimate events for up to 80 guests, you have a wealth of choice available with the potential to use all three rooms for any combination. Take delight in unveiling each room as your guests move through to a new part of the day from the initial ceremony or reception through to dining and music and dancing. Or why not experience the delight of a reception in the stunning glass Orangery before adjourning to the House to party the night away?

Invite your guests to experience the terrace views outside of the sweeping south lawns, horseshoe pond and fountain whilst sipping champagne and enjoying the culinary delights provided by some of London’s finest caterers.

Situated at the East end of Ealing Town Hall, and in close proximity to the Registrars Suite, the Queens Hall offers a multipurpose space for up to 150 guests theatre style.

With a small servery adjacent to the room and an ideal area for delegate registration, the Queens Hall offers a self-contained area for community meetings, smaller social celebrations or workshops.

Two small rooms designed to support events in the main assembly hall but also bookable as standalone venues during the week, these rooms are designed for flexible use.

The Ravenor Room is ideal for boardroom style meetings, seating 23 or 50 theatre style. An inbuilt plasma screen is available for your use.

The Ruislip Room is a more informal space with a sink. It can accommodate 40 theatre style or 20 boardroom and is ideal for children’s workshops, community meetings and as a dressing room for bridal clients booking the main venue.

Combined with the adjoining anteroom, the large hall, with it’s stunning lighting, is a perfect venue for large dinner dance events or presentations and exhibitions. 400 guests can be seated at round tables. If utilising the balcony, large conference and award ceremonies can accommodate up to 500 guests. Updated stage sound and lighting offers the latest facilities for a wide range of productions from one-night shows to pantomimes and comedy nights.

480 Theatre-style

300 Dinner Dance

350 Dining

230 Cabaret-style

450 Reception