The Ritz London
If you are looking for a sophisticated, luxurious venue in London for a special occasion, such as your wedding or an exclusive party, then The Ritz London is the ideal setting for your unforgettable event. A luxury 5-star hotel with over 100 years of history, The Ritz has been hosting coveted events since 1906.
Situated in Piccadilly, a prime location in the heart of London’s West End, The Ritz offers ultimate convenience for guests who wish to make the most of their time in this bustling and atmospheric capital city. In very close proximity to Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, guests who opt for an extended stay can easily explore the sights then experience a show at one of London’s leading theatres.
The Ritz London Hotel's History
Established by renowned Swiss hotelier César Ritz, The Ritz London established itself as one of very few hotels to be popular amongst the privileged individuals of its time; particularly prominent actors, socialites and the Royal Family. As the hotel was adorned with enviable furnishings and interiors that reflected the fact that no expense was spared even at the beginning of the venue’s conception, it’s understandable that The Ritz was London’s most prestigious hotel.
Amongst the esteemed guests who have stayed at The Ritz London since it first opened its are King Edward VII, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and actor Charlie Chaplin. During World War II, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower met in the hotel’s Marie Antoinette Suite, to discuss strategies. Sir Roger Moore also received his knighthood at the prestigious hotel in 2003; Roger was addressed as Mister when he arrived but left as Sir.
In 1999, the cult classic Notting Hill, which starred Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, was released in cinemas. The film featured the interiors of the hotel’s Trafalgar Suite, which was used as the setting for the well-known press conference scene. Michael deCozar, currently Head Hall Porter at The Ritz, even made an appearance in the film during the concierge desk scene!
Awarded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2002, The Ritz London has attained a Royal Warrant for Banqueting and Catering Services. It is the first and only hotel to ever gain this honour. The exclusive hotel’s royal associations do not end there. HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Golden Jubilee, which marked 50 years on the throne, at The Ritz later that year.
A Royal Occasion
Originally former British Prime Minister Lord Pelham’s private chambers in the 1700s and adjoined to the main hotel, The Royal Suite is the ideal luxury accommodation for guests who wish to be treated like royalty. Featuring a private sitting room, grand dining room and two dressing rooms and bathrooms, in addition to the opulent main bedroom.
William Kent House
Used as the main entertaining space at The Ritz, William Kent House is a private townhouse inside the hotel comprising a number of magnificent and sophisticated rooms, each of which is available for exclusive hire for your luxury wedding or exclusive party. Available for exclusive hire, William Kent House can accommodate a maximum of 200 guests standing.
William Kent House is the perfect options for clients who wish complete privacy with its discreet location within the hotel, coupled with private access through the rear of the hotel.
William Kent Room
Incorporating grand decor inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the regal William Kent Room is the luxury hotel’s signature private dining room also provides breathtaking views of Green Park. The beautiful red baroque design makes for a striking backdrop for any event. The capacity of the William Kent Room can accommodate 26 seated guests, making it the perfect option for intimate weddings.
Offering an abundance of natural light, the Music Room is the largest private dining room at The Ritz. Able to accommodate up to 60 seated or 100 guests standing and designed in soft pastel shades, the room offers a bright and enchanting setting in which to celebrate your wedding or party.
Featuring majestic decor and incorporating the latest audio-visual technology, the Burlington Room provides all the necessary amenities for a coveted celebration and can accommodate up to 40 seated guests. The Burlington Room is the ideal location for wedding ceremonies that coincide with your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Located in the centre of William Kent House, the Great Hall features grandiose architecture and provides phenomenal views that would provide a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. It is the centrepiece of the venue and its magnificent staircase is ideal for a stunning floral display. The Great Hall can accommodate 50 standing.
Marie Antoinette Suite
The first private dining room within The Ritz, the Marie Antoinette Suite is located off the hotel's long gallery and delivers a well-established and opulent setting, inspired by a salon in the Palace of Versailles. The sophisticated decor lends itself to many occasions including wedding ceremonies, receptions and decadent afternoon teas. The Marie Antoinette Suite can comfortably accommodate 60 seated or 80 standing guests.
The Ritz Restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star in the ###a href="https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/features/michelin-guide-results-2017-uk-full-list">Michelin Guide’s 2017 edition for Great Britain and Ireland, which it still retains in 2020. The hotel’s award-winning Ritz Club is a private club, exclusively dedicated to its elite members. The restaurant serves decadent food from countries around the world, including modern British cuisine.
With menus that change seasonally, the Ritz Restaurant uses only the finest ingredients to create innovative gourmet dishes inspired by traditional recipes. With dedicated menus to accommodate every guest’s preferences, including Epicurean, pre-theatre and vegetarian and vegan menus, you’re not restricted to the breakfast, lunch and dinner menu options.
Providing ultimate seclusion, Hiro Miyoshi Salon at The Ritz is situated on the seventh floor of the exclusive hotel. The salon provides an enchanting yet tranquil setting in which clients can relax whilst expert stylists give them the treatments they deserve. The attentive team offers hair, beauty and massage treatments to the hotel’s discerning clientele. Specialist bridal hair treatments are also made available for luxury weddings.
Plan your Event at The Ritz London
Our luxury wedding planners and party planners will ensure that every detail of your event is well-managed, allowing you to fully appreciate this spectacular venue and enjoy every moment of your celebration. We will arrange the finest catering and secure world-class entertainment to orchestrate a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your guests.
We have organised multiple high profile weddings at The Ritz. To enquire about booking The Ritz London for your luxury wedding or party, please contact our Wedding & Party Planners for more information.