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Venue Hire

A number of our facilities are available to hire for weddings, parties, conferences, exhibitions performances and more. Our dedicated Events Coordinator will be happy to discuss all the options available to you.

Lovekyn Chapel 

Lovekyn Chapel is one of the few free-standing chantries chapel in England and, dating back to 1309, is the oldest complete building in Kingston. Although it is no longer used for religious services, it's the most popular venue in the Royal Borough for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. As an elegant and bright space with excellent acoustics, it is also frequently used for musical performances and readings.

The chapel can comfortably seat 60 people. Reflecting its 14th-century medieval heritage, the room features large stained glass windows and a magnificent vaulted ceiling and arched doorway. If you want the tradition and ambience of a church but without the religious service, our chapel is the venue for you.

Read testimonials  from couples who have married at the Lovekyn Chapel.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Ditton Field

Our 22-acre field, overlooking the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace, makes a stunning venue for a marquee wedding. Couples can choose whatever style of marquee they want. There is plenty of space for children to play outside, or for guest entertainment – perhaps a bouncy castle, coconut shy or picnic. We have a pontoon and a Boat House if the bride and groom would like to arrive or leave by boat.

A popular option is to have a blessing and/or a humanist ceremony in the field then a party in a marquee. Some couples choose to extend their hire to cover a 'morning after' brunch.

Unlike the vast majority of wedding venues, we do not dictate which suppliers you use. Of course, we'll happily recommend our trusted suppliers if you wish, but it's not something we insist upon. We are also a 'no corkage charge' venue, so you can supply all of your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with no fee payable to us. We charge a fixed price for hire of the field, irrespective of the number of guests, making it an affordable option for a unique, flexible and picturesque venue.

Read testimonials from couples who have chosen Ditton Field as their reception venue.

Why choose Ditton Field for your wedding

  • A personal approach and in-house wedding coordinator
  • Friendly, caring staff on hand throughout the day
  • No corkage fees, and no obligation to use our recommended suppliers
  • Ample toilet facilities, including disabled access
  • Kitchen, purpose-built bar area and glass-fronted double-storey pavilion
  • Secluded setting, with excellent transport links
  • Large car park (cars can park overnight by arrangement)
  • Access the day before to decorate, and the following day to clear up
  • Beautiful backdrop of Hampton Court and River Thames for wedding photographs
  • Licensed for live bands and discos
  • One hire fee, no per head price, and no added VAT
  • Price fixed at point of booking; pay today's price even if your wedding is in two years' time


Helicopter Landings

Ditton Field is also available for helicopter landings, due to its close proximity to Sandown Racecourse and Hampton Court Palace. We border the River Thames. Download our prices and rates or contact [email protected]

The Theatre

The Theatre (with Green Room) is the centrepiece of our magnificent Queen Elizabeth II Performing Arts Centre. It features state-of-the-art lighting, sound and special-effects technology, and a sprung wooden floor, making it an ideal setting for drama, dance and musical performances. It is also a great space for lectures, corporate presentations and seminars. The tiered seating has a flexible configuration for audiences of 176-216. The adjoining café-bar, Hawkes, is available for refreshments. Details of the technical specification for the Theatre are available upon request.

The theatre at Kingston Grammar School is the perfect space for a children’s show and the staff are 100% helpful – they made our show look fab!" Stage Coach Theatre Arts

Read testimonials from arts organisations who have hired the Theatre and loved our facilities and professional staff.

The School Hall

The School Hall is beautifully decorated, with wooden flooring and panelling, a high arched ceiling and large arched windows that flood the room with natural light. It can seat up to 350 people for conferences, lectures and presentations. As an elegant venue with superb acoustics, it is also used for exhibitions, wine tastings and concerts. Audio-visual technology is available, as is a grand piano.

Hawkes café-bar

Hawkes café-bar is a spacious reception area adjacent to both the Theatre and the Baxter Gallery. It is available for hire in conjunction with the Theatre or on its own for meetings, presentations and group discussions.

Baxter Gallery

This gallery offers an outstanding space for artists to exhibit their work. It is a contemporary three-storey glass building, twelve metres in length, overlooking London Road.

Smaller rooms

We also have classrooms and meeting rooms, ideal for small teaching and training sessions, syndicate and group discussions (each has a capacity of 24). There is parking for 22 cars by prior arrangement only.

Catering and licences

You may supply your own caterer or choose from our list of recommended suppliers. Our premises are fully licensed for the sale of alcohol and for live music.

All hire fees and Terms and Conditions are available on request.

For more information, please contact [email protected]