Old Royal Naval College Wins Coolest for Galas at the 2015 Cool Venue Awards

Set on the banks of the River Thames in Historic Maritime Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College, we’re extremely lucky to be part of a World Heritage site that has inspired artists, poets and filmmakers for generations, and now, we have official proof that we’re cool!

We’re delighted to announce that the Old Royal Naval College was awarded the ‘Coolest for Galas Award’ at 2015’s Cool Venue Awards.

‘The Old Royal Naval College is delighted to receive the Coolest Gala Venue award for 2015 – a great support to the efforts we have made over the last year with our partners Ampersand to provide high quality service to all our clients.  We‘ve always thought our venue was spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful – now we know it’s officially really cool too!’  – Brendan McCarthy, Chief Executive, The Greenwich Foundation

The Painted Hall is a striking baroque space designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor and features spectacular wall and ceiling decoration by Sir James Thornhill. It has a been described as having the ‘Finest Dining Hall in Europe’ and frequently plays host to glittering galas for up to 398 guests.

The service provided by our award-winning caterers, Ampersand, matches lovingly crafted food to this extraordinary space with a true understanding of both the needs of its clients, and the presence and gravitas of the venue. Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Tineke O’Brien, was at the awards event to collect the trophy.

‘On behalf of the entire Old Royal Naval College Events Team we are thrilled to receive the Coolest Gala Venue Award 2015 and wish to extend our thanks to everyone involved in the COOL Venue Awards 2015. This award would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the Greenwich Foundation in ensuring that the Old Royal Naval College is conserved not only for today, but for future generations to come.’  – Tineke O’Brien, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Old Royal Naval College Venues and Events

If you’d like to find out more about using the Old Royal Naval College for your event, we will be hosting a Corporate Reception and Showcase on Tuesday 10th March in the Painted Hall. Tickets are limited, however if you wish to attend please email tineke.obrien@ampersandcatering.co.uk. Alternatively, you can read more on our Corporate Events pages.