Old Palace - The Chairman's Room

The Old Palace was built in 1775 for the Bishop of Rochester. Since then the original Georgian building has had several additions including a colonnaded veranda running the length of the south side of the building. The immaculate grounds include a large lawn area with mature trees, shrubs and rose bushes to the rear of the Palace, plus a lake with birds and other wildlife.

From the gravelled courtyard you step into the entrance hallway, which contains a striking wood panelled staircase and is decorated with carvings over the entrance. Overlooking the grounds, in the Old Palace is the Chairman’s Room which seats up to 20 guests.  After the ceremony parties can go into the grounds via the french windows onto the colonnade.

Photographs can be taken in the gravelled courtyard, on the staircase in the entrance hallway of the Palace, as well as in the ceremony room and the grounds. The interior locations are in areas not usually available to the public.

All bookings will be subject to availability.


Music system
Circular table and seating for up to 20 guests. 20 is the maximum amount of guests allowed to attend, this includes the couple, witnesses and children.


Ceremonies are conducted throughout the week and at weekends in the Old Palace. 

We are taking bookings up until 31/03/2024.


For ceremonies taking place from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2023. 

  • Monday - Friday £470
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays £720

For ceremonies taking place from 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2024. 

  • Monday - Friday £510
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays £785


Although the Palace suite of rooms are on the ground floor, it is important to tell us of any mobility problems you or your guests may have as we need to make arrangements for wheelchair access from the courtyard. Also remember that direct access onto the lawn from the Palace is via a grassy bank, which may not be suitable for everyone.


Old Palace, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Video: Chairman's Room