Two Historic and Unique Venues
In South East London
There are many incredible venues in London, many of them in Central and West London but we have two absolutely stunning ones in the Royal borough of Greenwich. We wrote about the theme of Wolf Hall a couple of weeks ago and now, having seen the BBC adaptation, which was brilliant, we are even more convince that anything Tudor is going to be a major trend for weddings. And so if you fancy a bit of that, you really couldn't get any better than to hold your wedding at Tudor Barn, Eltham
Tudor Barn Eltham is a fully restored Grade 2* listed building that links back to King Henry VIII and the Tudor Monarchy. Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Greenwich, this stunning building is steeped in history and is the only Tudor Barn in London. In fact it is all that remains of the country mansion that was built for William Roper and Margaret More, daughter of Thomas More, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII and is surrounded by a medieval moat and nearby scented gardens. The venue is situated in thirteen acres of beautiful award winning gardens and has stood on this ancient site, which is connected historically with the Tudor Monarchs´ residence at nearby Eltham Palace, since 1525.
Sir Gregory Page acquired the Well Hall Estates from the Roper family in 1733 and a new house was built between the moat and Well Hall Road. Its most famous occupant was children’s author Edith Nesbit, who wrote The Railway Children, and lived here from 1899 until 1922.
We haven't visited it ourselves but how beautiful does it look? And so interesting too. In their own words they say that 'It's impossible to appreciate Tudor Barn Eltham without visiting for yourself" So please do contact their Special Event Team to arrange a personal tour and the opportunity to discuss your requirements in greater detail: 0845 459 2351.' And what's more they are holding a Wedding Fayre on the 15 February, so all you newly engaged couples, make sure you do not miss that! Our other hidden gem is
Charlton House, built during the reign of James I, it is the finest and best preserved Jacobean Mansion in London. Nestling in acres of beautiful parkland, Charlton House has a long history of intrigue and romance.Their beautiful wedding halls and reception areas are rich in period detail (pictured) featuring original fireplaces, wood panelling and intricate strapwork ceilings.The lovingly restored walled gardens provide a peaceful retreat for your guests and a tranquil backdrop for your photographs, and the Peace Garden is the perfect place to celebrate with a glass of champagne on a summer’s afternoon.
And like Tudor Barn they have a great events team who will be delighted to discuss your requirements and tailor a package to suit your needs. For further information or to book a viewing. Contact them on 020 8856 3951.
For more info on either of these magnificent venues, go to their listings….