The Painted Hall is a striking baroque space designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, and often described as the “finest dining hall in Europe”. It features spectacular wall and ceiling decoration by Sir James Thornhill, who lavished 19 years on this, his masterwork. The paintings celebrate England’s naval power and mercantile prosperity, as well as its newly installed protestant monarchy. Successive monarchs William III and Mary II, Anne and George I join a cast of hundreds of figures, mythological, allegorical, historical and contemporary.
Upon arrival, guests are invited to the King William Colonnade for a pre-dinner drinks reception surrounded by stunning views and arresting architecture. Later, guests will be called to dinner and the big reveal – when they will set eyes on the incredible Painted Hall for the first time. Here all will enjoy a meal befitting the exquisite surroundings, delivered with impeccable service.
Following dinner, guests will be invited to an after-dinner dance party in the Queen Mary Undercroft.
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