Congratulations! You’re engaged. Once you’ve celebrated and announced your happy news, it’s time to start making plans. Planning your wedding should be one of the most exciting and fun experiences of your life – and it all starts with finding the perfect venue to act as a backdrop for your big day. Obviously we’re biased, but we can’t think of a better place to say “I do” than the Founder’s Building at Royal Holloway – and here’s why:
1) The beautiful architecture
Royal Holloway boasts some of the country’s most beautiful Victorian architecture. Designed by William Henry Crossland and commissioned by Thomas Holloway, the Founder’s Building dates back to 1886. Imagine the looks on your guests’ faces when they first spot its regal red brick turrets and towers against beautiful blue skies, or the many photogenic spots to give your wedding pictures a real “wow” factor.
2) Our rich history
You can become a part of our rich history by choosing Royal Holloway as your wedding venue. Over the centuries, we’ve provided a beautiful backdrop for countless events, royal visits, film sets and, of course, the many students that have gone on to change the world. Our Picture Gallery, which is licensed for civil ceremonies, hosts one of the finest collections of Victorian art the country has to offer.
3) A dedicated weddings coordinator and catering team
Nothing will be left to chance when it comes to your wedding at Royal Holloway. Our dedicated weddings coordinator loves nothing more than bringing together a beautiful celebration that runs like clockwork from start to finish. Our in-house caterers will work with you to plan your perfect menu and wine list.
4) Versatile ceremony and reception spaces
From the Picture Gallery with its ornately framed works of art to the spacious and classic Founder’s Dining Hall to the chic, contemporary Crossland Suite, Royal Holloway has several beautiful spaces to suit different tastes, needs and numbers. Our wedding packages, named after the famous artists that grace the walls of our Picture Gallery, really do have something for everyone.
5) A brilliant location
If you’re looking for the best of both worlds when it comes to your wedding location, Royal Holloway is just perfect. Nestled comfortably in the picturesque Surrey countryside, on the doorstep of Windsor Great Park, Royal Holloway is also a stone’s throw from Heathrow airport and a short train journey from central London. We’re close enough to the action to make your guests’ lives convenient and far enough away to enjoy the beautiful Surrey landscape – perfect!