Spencer House was built 1756-66 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97). Situated in the heart of St. James's, Spencer House is a short distance from St. James's Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster and has a splendid terrace and restored, half acre garden with magnificent views of The Green Park.
This magnificent eighteenth-century private palace has regained the full splendour of its late eighteenth-century appearance after a painstaking ten year restoration undertaken by RIT Capital Partners plc.
Designed by John Vardy and James \"Athenian\" Stuart, the State Rooms were amongst the first neo-classical interiors in Europe. Visitors can see a fine collection of eighteenth- century paintings and furniture specially assembled for the House, including five major Benjamin West paintings graciously lent by Her Majesty The Queen.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY IS NOT IN THE HHA FREE TO FRIENDS SCHEME.
Visitor Opening Times
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No children under 10 admitted.
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Spencer House is occasionally used as a photography location.
Civil ceremony and wedding receptions
Four State Rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies with a maximum of 100 guests.
Seated luncheons or dinners: up to 126 guests.
Receptions: 100 to 450 guests within the State Rooms. Weather permitting, guests will also have access to the Terrace overlooking The Green Park.
The State Rooms, furnished with distinguished paintings and furniture, provide a magnificent backdrop for private and corporate events, receptions, civil weddings, recitals, meetings and presentations. Charitable events are welcomed at Spencer House.
Spencer House has an in-house team who are dedicated to planning and executing events for individual clients. A full bespoke service is provided to include printing and calligraphy. Working alongside carefully selected suppliers, Spencer House Events are happy to arrange flowers, entertainment, additional lighting, marquees and fireworks.
The Head Chef will create a seasonal menu to suit the individual requirements of the client. The Head Butler will be happy to advise on wines from our cellar.
The facility fee for the exclusive use of the House is based on the size and scale of each individual event and includes our own full event management. Menu prices are inclusive of Butler service, fine china, silver, linen, glassware and furniture.
Please contact Spencer House Events: telephone 020 7514 1964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org