A Gunnersbury banquet is ‘not to be surpassed in splendour or recherché, even at Windsor or Buckingham Palace…’
This quote from Benjamin Disraeli, first Earl of Beaconsfield and later to become Prime Minister in 1874, after experiencing the stupendous hospitality of the Rothschild family in the nineteenth century is one that we have taken to heart. Our aim is to provide you and your guests with an unforgettable experience and, with an exciting portfolio of historic venues available for hire, you, too, can now entertain in luxury and style.
Nestled in the heart of West London with easy access by both road and rail and less than half an hour from Heathrow and London town, we’re delighted to welcome you to the newly restored Gunnersbury Park. Set in 72 hectares of glorious parkland, Gunnersbury Park House, the Orangery and the Temple can be hired as stunning individual spaces in their own right or, for those looking for something a little bit different or needing more than one entertaining space for a meeting or event, why not offer your guests the rare opportunity to enjoy the variety and breadth of scope of two or even all three of the venues on offer.
The Rothschild Rooms, comprising the Drawing Room, Long Gallery and Dining Room, in Gunnersbury Park House itself are an impressive suite of 3 interconnecting rooms – all with magnificent French doors that open out onto the terrace and its’ sweeping views of the south lawns. Designed specifically by Sydney Smirke in 1835 for entertaining, the rooms can be used for receptions for up to 200 guests or 180 for dining. Alternatively, each of the impressive rooms can be used separately as conference rooms, breakout spaces, reception and dining areas for approximately 70-80.
In the nineteenth century, all fashionable houses had an orangery to house their fruits and exotic plants and Gunnersbury Park was an exemplar. The beautiful architecture of the glass Orangery, situated on the Horseshoe pond with its’ lovely fountain, is now an ideal location for receptions and small dinners for up to 80 guests. Or why not enjoy drinks and canapes in the Orangery before moving into the Rothschild Rooms for dining?
Last but by no means least, the eighteenth century Temple sits serenely on the Round Pond and offers spectacular views across the park and beyond. This intimate venue was built for Princess Amelia, daughter of George II, who used it as a place of entertainment, and may now be enjoyed for standing receptions for up to 50 guests during the summer. A particularly impressive location for watching the sun set over west London whilst sampling the delights of some of London’s finest caterers.
For more information, our dedicated and highly experienced events team are on hand to help. Please contact us here.