Trinity House

Up to 180
Top End

About Trinity House

Trinity House is a grand Georgian venue in a prime location in central London, close to the City and with links to Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street. As the official authority for lighthouses and a maritime charity, nautical references can be found throughout the decor, including maritime paintings, ship models and the brass bell from the royal yacht Britannia.

Should you wish to hire the venue for an event, Trinity House is available on an exclusive use basis. 

Each elegant room is multi-purpose, surrounded by impressive portraits and high windows. The Court Room is particularly special, with a ceiling fresco by artist William Holman Hunt and large windows which bathe the space in natural light. The Court Room has capacity for 60 people for a sit-down meal or up to 130 standing for a drinks reception. 

The most spacious room is the Library, overlooked by the minstrel’s gallery, which has a capacity for up to 130 people for a sit-down meal and 180 when standing. These two larger south-facing rooms both offer adjoining break-out rooms for tea and coffee.

The Luncheon Room, along with the Reading Room, is ideal for more intimate meetings or workshops with room for between 20 to 40 people. 

Designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1794, the building showcases a stunning neo-classical facade - one of many period features - which make for a beautiful backdrop for any celebration. Trinity House welcomes event bookings and has proudly been hosting parties since 1994. The venue offers five function rooms, some of which boast views of the Tower of London and overlook Trinity Square Gardens.

Exclusive hire of the entire house is available and allows guests to take full advantage of the distinguished interiors and facilities. There is also the flexibility to choose a combination of various rooms according to your needs, whether you need breakout space for an away day or somewhere to eat lunch. The team at Trinity House are able to help with organising catering services, as well as all the other finer details.

Please note that Trinity House is closed annually in August due to annual refurbishment. 

Venue Facilities
Caterer not restricted
Children welcome
Disability access
Exclusive Hire
Garden or courtyard
Parking
Wifi available

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Delegates/Guests
Up to 180
Venue Hire Cost
Top End
Venue Type
Conference centre, Institutions, Meeting room, Party venue, Sustainable
Venue Style
Corporate, Historic, Light and Bright, Traditional

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An Introduction to Trinity House

Trinity House Rooms

Court Room

Court Room

80
Meeting
129
Standing
60
Banquet

The south-facing Court Room is suffused with natural light from three large sash windows and offers sweeping views encompassing the Tower of London to the left and the spectacular Shard glass tower to the far right. The floor is covered with a carpet featuring the arms of Trinity House – one of the largest single-weave carpet in the British Isles - while allegorical painted maritime-themed scenes restored by the famous pre-Raphaelite artist, William Homan Hunt, dominates the tromp l'oeil ceiling. Six full-length portraits hang on the walls, among them paintings by Gainsborough Dupont of George III and Queen Charlotte, a copy of Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII, and a contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth I attributed to circle of George Gower.

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Library

Library

130
Meeting
180
Standing
130
Banquet

The oval-shaped Library is the venue’s most spacious room seating up to 130 and offers direct views of the Tower of London from tall sash windows facing the south. A minstrels' gallery faces three interesting stained glass windows on the eastern side of the room, one dating back to the 1570's. There is a display case containing a fascinating collection of antique maritime silverware including a model in silver of the Bishop Rock Lighthouse from 1858. The room contains many rare books stored on shelves behind closed wall panels, and several portraits of illustrious former Masters of Trinity House including HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Winston Churchill. Two distinctive crystal chandeliers are highlights of this elegant room.

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Luncheon Room

Luncheon Room

20
Meeting
40
Standing
20
Banquet

Located off the Court Room providing an ideal breakout room, the Luncheon Room is a popular choice for important corporate meetings and intimate meals. The room features two fine ships paintings and full-length portraits of former Masters of Trinity House, including the Duke of Wellington, Prince Albert and the Duke of Gloucester, and two remarkable ships models - one made of bone.

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Pepys

Pepys

25
Meeting
50
Standing
30
Banquet
45
Theatre

The Pepys room is located at the northern end off the Library and is a useful smaller breakout room for meetings and/or as an additional catering area. It is a popular dancefloor area at weddings and social occasions.

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Reading Room

Reading Room

15
Meeting
25
Standing
15
Banquet

The Reading Room is an alternative breakout room adjacent to The Library and also offers direct views of the Tower of London. There room features a famous painting of a seated Churchill and Roosevelt at the 1941 Atlantic Conference, reproduced in bronze on New Bond Street. Containing many other interesting maritime artefacts, the room is a popular option for intimate meetings and breakfast/lunch/dinners.

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Reception Hall

Reception Hall

The Reception Hall at Trinity House displays models of lighthouses, boys and ships, including a reconstruction of the Prince Royal ship. In the windows stand models of Trinity House vessels Patricia and Galatea. Straight ahead of the entrance doors through the archway is the distinctive dual staircase leading to the first floor and the function rooms.

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Location

Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH

020 7481 6927

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Testimonials For Trinity House

Beautiful interiors and view of the Tower of LondonOCTOBER, 2022

We absolutely loved our wedding at Trinity House and would highly recommend it. From the moment we visited and saw the beautiful interiors and view of the Tower of London and Trinity Square Gardens, we knew we had found the perfect venue for a London wedding. The Library was the ideal size for the ceremony and the ornate Court Room was a very special setting for our drinks reception. The venue as a whole is stunning yet still feels very relaxed and intimate, with the different parts of the day flowing well through the various rooms. Natasha and Zoe were wonderful throughout the whole process and put us at ease from the start with their knowledge and experience. They ensured our day went as smoothly as possible and were always responsive and helpful. They also suggested lovely little details that made the day extra special, such as having a first celebratory drink after the ceremony in private in the Reading Room and ringing the bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia to announce our arrival into the Court Room to our guests. Trinity House is a truly memorable venue and we could not imagine a better place for a London wedding ceremony.

Kirsten and Shawn

Zoe expertly guided us throughoutSEPTEMBER, 2022

We were fortunate to be married at St Paul's Cathedral in September 2022 and to hold our reception at Trinity House. The rooms provided stunning settings – our drinks reception was held in the Court Room, our wedding breakfast in the Library Room and our evening band and dancing in the Pepys Room, with drinks and evening food being served from the Reading Room. Dinner was announced by ringing the bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia and we cut our cake using the Trinity House ceremonial sword. There is so much history to this grade I listed building which was of great interest to our 100+ guests. Of particular interest was Royal Charter was granted by Henry VIII in 1514 and the various seafaring rights that were subsequently granted by Elizabeth I and James I in the 1500-1600s. We could not have been in better hands both in preparing for the reception and the running of it on the day. Zoe is very knowledgeable and expertly guided us throughout. She took much of the strain, planning the various announcements and liaising with the florist, caterers, dance floor company and the band so that the day ran utterly smoothly. We wanted a London wedding and Trinity House, with its backdrop of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, provided exactly that. We could not have been happier.

Jess and Lewis

The rooms are beautiful and completely won us overFEBRUARY, 2022

We had our wedding in February 2022, during the pandemic, and we’d seen a lot of venues before we found Trinity House. The rooms are of course beautiful, and completely won us over. But what made all the difference to our day was Natasha. Whenever I talk about our wedding I never fail to mention how great she was. She answered all of our questions, even ones we didn’t know we had. Natasha was unfailingly patient and kind during the whole planning process, which was all the more complicated because of Covid. She was also very experienced and her advice in dealing with the many vendors involved in our day was always spot on. I remember there were a bunch of last minute things I wanted to provide for our guests, and it got to the point where I didn’t know how to manage it. Natasha found solutions and made it all so much less stressful. And it was wonderful having her friendly face there on the day itself. It was all a bit of a blur but she managed the epic feat of making sure that I and my new husband managed to have a moment to ourselves after the ceremony, which I will never forget. If you’re getting married, do it at Trinity House and get Natasha to manage it for you, I promise you will not regret it!

Jennifer and Pedro

"It is an amazing venue"SEPTEMBER, 2021

We got married at Trinity House in September 2021. It is an amazing venue that we were lucky to hold our wedding ceremony and drinks reception there. We were looking for a central London venue that was easy for everyone to get to. Tucked behind Trinity Gardens with amazing views of the city (and close to the station for those people travelling in): Trinity House perfectly fit the bill. All our guests loved the historic venue. It was a great conversation starter for people just coming out of lockdown and making their first outing into London after a long time. We particularly enjoyed ringing HMS Britannia ship's bell just because we could. The courtyard at the front was an impressive greeting spot for our guests, and it really helped with logistics with having somewhere for our hire cars to wait. Natasha was wonderful throughout, helping us reschedule and cope with ever changing government regulations, also her suggestion of having the chairs in herringbone layout was a masterstroke, it really enabled our guests to talk to people not just next to each other but rows in front and behind as well. She was also more than happy to accommodate our daft music requests and crisp buffet in the reception, which helped make us more at ease in the grand venue!

Sarah and Pierce

Stunning Views of Tower of LondonMARCH, 2019

My husband and I got married at Trinity House in March 2019, it was the perfect place for our special day.  Trinity house was the first place we visited when looking for our venue, it really stood out from the rest. We really wanted a venue with character and not a wedding factory, Trinity House ticked all our boxes.  It is centrally located with stunning views of the Tower of London. The house is so beautiful inside and full of history. There were so many details which made this the most amazing venue from the grand staircase, to the chandeliers, historic artwork, and the ships bell to call everyone in for the wedding breakfast. We really cannot thank Zoe enough for all her help and guidance up to and on the big day. Zoe is so knowledgeable, calm, and was happy to answer any questions we had. We had such an amazing day; everything was perfect, and this was thanks to Zoe and her team.   

Catherine Gurr


FAQs

Can I hire the entire house?

Yes.

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Does the venue offer AV equipment?

A/V equipment can be hired separately by one of the approved suppliers listed.

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How late can events go on to?

Because the venue is located in a residential area, evening bookings are usually up to 11pm but a late night license until midnight can be arranged on request.

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Is there accommodation on site?

The venue does not have accommodation facilities but there are numerous hotels surrounding the venue including the Four Season Ten Trinity Square next door, Citizen M, Hilton Doubletree, Leonardo Royal Hotel etc.

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Can external caterers be used?

A list of 12 preferred caterers can be supplied on request - Trinity House does not encourage the use of caterers not already familiar with the venue's kitchens and floor plan.

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Does it offer any corporate or wedding packages?

There are wedding packages in place, including a two-hour Civil Service Wedding Package and a Corporate Breakfast Package.

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How close is local transport?

The Tower Hill underground station is practically on the doorstep, and Fenchurch, Aldgate and Tower Gateway (DLR) stations are all within walking distance. London City Airport is just over six miles to the east.

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Can the exterior courtyard of the building be accessed as part of a booking?

The cobbled stone paving in front of the exterior behind a set of iron railings can be incorporated to a booking on request and depending on requirements. This area can also be used for loading/unloading for events, and parking for a limited number of registered guest vehicles. There is a limited amount of public parking in front of Trinity House next to Trinity Square Gardens.

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Are there any catering restrictions inherent in a heritage building?

Because of the rarity of the single-loom carpet depicting the coat of arms of the Corporation of Trinity House in the Court Room, red wine cannot be offered to guests in this room.

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Does the venue follow any policies with regard to sustainability?

When a venue is a heritage Grade-I listed building, there are inherent restrictions due to the age of the structure (such as mandatory use of single window panes) but it continues to adopt as many energy-saving practices as are practical and non-invasive. Although it does not offer in-house catering, it looks approvingly at caterers who manage waste responsibly i.e. delivering food waste to registered charities or industrial agencies who employ ‘anaerobic digestion process’ to convert waste into biofuel or fertilisers. It looks carefully at the bookings for opportunities to off-set the inherent carbon emissions involved (in the delivery of equipment, flowers, A/V etc.) by suggesting event bookers share the same suppliers for separate consecutive events and co-ordinate delivery and collection transport.

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