|Grade I listed Parkstead House is being beautifully restored to accommodate events from
1st April 2005. This stunning Georgian villa was designed for the 2nd Earl of Bessborough in the early 1760s by Sir William Chambers, who was also the architect for Somerset House and the Pagoda at Kew Gardens. The Earl commissioned Chambers to design a Palladian style villa to display his antique sculpture collection and entertain guests away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
Inside the Parkstead House, the suite of Chambers Rooms still retain many of their original features, including decorated fireplaces and ornamental ceilings. These rooms will be available for dinners, receptions and meetings. Stepping out of the Chambers Rooms you find yourself on a pillared balcony overlooking Richmond Park. After an event in the Chamber Rooms, you could then take one of the sweeping staircases down to the lawns for further entertainment. With outstanding views, it is amazing that Parkstead House has never before been available for hire for events.
Set in a 14 acre estate, Parkstead House also boasts vast grounds also suitable for marquees, and team building events. The Parkstead House lawns are easily accessible to vehicles.
When the House was acquired by the Jesuits in 1861, a beautiful chapel was added, which has finely decorated domed ceilings, arches and pillars. Now renamed the Manresa Hall, it is a unique venue for dinner dances, cocktail receptions and meetings. And the possibilities for events do not end there!
This venue also has a large outdoor courtyard which can be used for receptions or concerts. New buildings are also being completed next to the House by Roehampton University, which will give two new state-of-the-art tiered lecture theatres, and various seminar rooms for conferences and meetings.
Parkstead House will be available for viewings from January 2005. Bookings are now been taking from April 2005. Be the first to experience this enchanting new venue!
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