Outdoor events

Hire our grounds and gardens for your event

Our extensive riverside grounds with spectacular views offer versatile outdoor areas that are available to hire for concerts, festivals and charity events.

You can explore our outdoor spaces below or you’re welcome to visit us. We’d be delighted to show you the site and discuss your event in person.

Contact us

Please contact our Commercial Team on 020 8269 4798, or email us at events@ornc.org.

UPPER AND LOWER GRAND SQUARES

One of the finest architectural and riverside views in Europe and immortalised by the Italian artist Canaletto, the Upper and Lower Grand Squares are the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The famous twin domes of the Old Royal Naval College have appeared in multiple Hollywood blockbusters and provided an unrivalled backdrop for some incredible music festivals and live events.

The Squares comprise paved and lawn areas.

Measurements:
Upper Grand Square 82m x 33m
Lower Grand Square 70m x 60m

King William and King Charles Lawns

Adjacent to Greenwich Pier, both the King William and King Charles Lawns are perfectly positioned for a variety of events from corporate away days to weddings, and for two days each year, is home to one of London’s largest free outdoor arts festivals.

Bordered at one end by the Thames, the Lawns are attractive, mid-sized outdoor spaces, each divided into four quadrants with a central fountain.

Measurements:
King William Lawn 96m x 40m
King Charles Lawn 88m x 40m

GDIF 2015 © ORNC

Pepys Lawn, Monument Gardens and Chapel Garden

Smaller-sized, off-shoot spaces suited to intimate outdoor events of 300-600 people, or as a base for activities in the wider area. Pepys Lawn offers access to the Old Brewery and the Visitor Centre, whilst Monument Gardens overlooks the iconic Cutty Sark and the Thames River Walk.

Measurements:
Pepys Lawn 40m x 15m
Monument Gardens 30m x 10m
Chapel Garden 30m x 10m

May Fayre, 2008 © John Zammit

King William Courtyard and Queen Mary Courtyard

The red brick and Portland stone King William Courtyard is festooned with shells, sea creatures and other details. An ornate lantern is the centrepiece of a cobbled courtyard, arranged to echo the pattern of the Union Jack.

The Queen Mary Courtyard is less ornate and is surfaced with flagstones.

Both Courtyards have steps leading onto the Colonnades.

Measurements:
King William Courtyard 48m x 30m
Queen Mary Couryard 50m x 40m

Colonnades

Get a breath of fresh air on the King William and Queen Mary Colonnades either side of Upper Grand Square. With detailed baroque ceilings and the site’s distinctive outdoor lanterns, these make exceptionally beautiful open air spaces. Available for hire along with the Painted Hall, Chapel, and Undercrofts, or on their own.

Measurements:
Colonnades 100m x 4m
Central wide area 24m x 8m

Dance GB, English National Ballet © Annabel Moeller

Indoor spaces

From the grandiose Painted Hall and neoclassical Chapel, to intimate meeting rooms in The Admiral’s House, we also have indoor venues to hire for all manner of occasions.

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