Weddings, Events & Parties at
The Dorchester, London

The exterior of The Dorchester Hotel in London

The Dorchester

The exterior of the Dorchester Hotel in London

Located on London’s prestigious Park Lane, the Dorchester is one of the most renowned hotels in the world. Offering five-star luxury, exclusivity and steeped in decades of history, the iconic hotel makes the perfect place to host a dream wedding, party or event.

The Dorchester’s doors first opened in 1931, and though it has been modernised over the years, the building still maintains its glamorous 1930s appeal. Thanks to its stunning appearance and esteemed clientele, a deep sense of history permeates the iconic halls of the Dorchester. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the hotel as a princess the day before her engagement to the Duke of Edinburgh was announced in July 1947, and the young Duke later revisited the hotel for his stag night party. Other noted guests include Golden Age Hollywood couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and more recently Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and Victoria Beckham.

The building’s sophisticated and versatile spaces make the Dorchester ideal for parties, corporate events, and weddings of all varieties—including traditional Asian, Jewish, and Indian ceremonies. We at Snapdragon can help you host an unforgettable event worthy of the Dorchester’s legendary reputation. Contact us today to get started.

Luxury white wedding, with tablescape detail, in London, with roses, eucalyptus, glass and crystal

Hire The Dorchester for a one-of-a-kind event

The Dorchester’s event space has become one of London’s most in-demand and exclusive locations over the past few decades. The expansive Ballroom has a private entrance and is well suited to large, spectacular celebrations. With the space to accommodate up to 1,000 guests, the room’s elegant art deco stylings and private Park Lane entrance will lend any wedding an air of grandeur. The Ballroom’s pre-function space is just as opulent, with a crystal cage chandelier and listed white gold leaf ceiling.

Other rooms at the Dorchester are ideal for more intimate affairs. The Penthouse and Pavilion, for example, can accommodate up to 60 guests, giving them extraordinary views of the London skyline. The series of ornate rooms evoke a fairytale fantasy, and the secret rooftop garden is populated with beautiful statues, plants, and fountains for guests to enjoy.

The Dorchester Hotel exterior with decorative trees and shrubs

Picturesque surroundings and world-class cuisine

Designed by architects Sir Owen Williams and William Curtis Green, with later renovation coming from pre-eminent stage set designer Oliver Messel, The Dorchester has long been one of the most attractive London wedding venues. The Dorchester’s breathtaking design will delight you and your guests alike. London wedding venues like the Dorchester serve as the ideal backdrop for professional photographs, meaning photos of your special day will be as beautiful as the venue itself.

Great food is at the heart of many an event. The Dorchester houses some of the most skilled and in-demand chefs in the world. The venue’s five restaurants are all world-class, with Alain Ducasse’s restaurant at the Dorchester being one of the UK’s only eateries ever to be awarded three Michelin stars. Bespoke event menus can include chef Uday’s delicious Indian dishes and a mouthwatering Kosher option.

Snapdragon’s expert team will be there to help you plan your wedding, corporate event or party at the Dorchester from start to finish. We will do everything we can to make sure every event lives up to the Dorchester’s illustrious reputation. No matter how many guests you are inviting, Snapdragon will work hard to ensure every one of them experiences an event like no other. Get in touch today with any preliminary plans and requirements, and let us do the rest.

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