The National Liberal Club offers you the chance to celebrate your wedding at one of London’s grandest private clubs. And not as an ordinary visitor. If you wish, you can have the entire club to yourselves for the day.
Imagine the Natural History Museum, only grander, more elegant and more intimate. Designed by the same architect but for a very different purpose, the National Liberal Club was created as a place for people to relax, unwind and socialise – not just some of the world’s most eminent statesmen but also others from different backgrounds and ethnicities who were embraced by Britain’s 19th-century liberal culture just as they are today. From the moment you walk through the revolving doors into the high-ceilinged hall, with its spectacular staircase immediately in front of you, you feel yourself simultaneously transported into history yet connected to the best of contemporary multicultural London.
Make your way up Europe’s largest unsupported marble staircase, spiralling towards an ornate stained-glass ceiling. When you reach the landing, you can turn left into the Club’s magnificent dining room, the perfect space for wedding breakfasts, receptions and family gatherings – complete with tall Corinthian pillars and impressive views through the huge windows towards the Thames. Or turn right and make your way to the Smoking Room, the largest room in the building, framed by more glazed pillars with cosy alcoves with bookcases and fireplaces at each end – the ideal location for elegant wedding ceremonies by day and entertainment and dancing at night.
You will understand why film-makers have used these rooms as backdrops for many of notable feature films of the 20th century and more recently, episodes of Downton Abbey and The Crown.
When you hire the National Liberal Club, you hire the Club in its entirety. Civil ceremonies are licensed in the Smoking Room while our Terrace overlooking the Thames is the perfect place for your drinks reception and photographs before you move into the Dining Room for dinner and further celebrations.
After your ceremony in the Smoking Room, there could be nowhere better to enjoy drinks than the Terrace, where you and your guests can enjoy the shade of trees, soak up the riverside views and experience the unique atmosphere of one of London’s premier outdoor spaces. The Terrace remains special even in mid-winter when the lack of leaves provides a clearer view across the Embankment.
Being enviably located in the heart of Whitehall, the National Liberal Club is easily accessible by all forms of transport – underground, overground, bus, and (given its close proximity to Embankment Pier), boat. Despite impressive transport links, the Club remains a hidden gem in central London.
The Club can offer its clients and guests access to preferential accommodation rates with our neighbours at the Royal Horseguards Hotel. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with the events office.
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