A Gunnersbury banquet is ‘not to be surpassed in splendour or recherché, even at Windsor or Buckingham Palace…’
Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of Beaconsfield and later to become Prime Minister – 1874
Benjamin Disraeli had the pleasure of the stupendous hospitality of the Rothschild family in the nineteenth century. His words are ones that we have taken to heart. Our aim? To provide you and your guests with an unforgettable experience. With an exciting portfolio of historic venues available for hire, you too can now entertain in luxury and style.
Welcome to the newly restored Gunnersbury Park.
Nestled in the heart of West London, we’re within easy access by both road and rail and less than half an hour from Heathrow and London town. Gunnersbury Park House, the Orangery and the Temple can be hired as stunning individual spaces and are set in 72 hectares of glorious parkland. Alternatively, are you 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 two or even all three of our venues.
The Rothschild Rooms
The Rothschild Rooms comprise the Drawing Room, Long Gallery and Dining Room in Gunnersbury Park House. They are an impressive suite of 3 connecting rooms with magnificent French doors that open out onto the terrace and its’ sweeping views of the south lawns. Sydney Smirke designed the rooms in 1835 for entertaining. They can be used as one space for receptions for up to 200 guests or 180 for dining. Each impressive room can be used separately for 70-80 guests as conference rooms, breakout spaces, reception and dining areas.
In the nineteenth century, all fashionable houses had an orangery to house their fruits and exotic plants. The Gunnersbury Park Orangery was an exemplar with beautiful glass architecture. Situated on the Horseshoe pond with its lovely fountain, it is now an ideal location for receptions and small dinners for up to 80 guests. Alternatively, you can 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. The Temple and its Italianate garden offer spectacular views across the park and beyond. King George II built this intimate venue for his daughter Princess Amelia as a place of entertainment. Perfect for summer receptions, the Temple is an impressive location for watching the sun set over west London whilst sampling the delights of London’s finest caterers.
Our dedicated and highly experienced events team are on hand to help with more information. Please contact us here.