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Venue Hire

The Bishop's Palace

Mallett has been sourcing important antiques with the finest provenance for 150 years. These magnificent pieces will form the backdrop to your event.

This classical townhouse was built as the London Palace for the Bishop of Ely in 1770. The building is a famous architectural masterpiece and a Grade I listed building, designed by the renowned neo-classical architect Robert Taylor.

From 1894 until recently it was occupied by the Albemarle Club whose members included artists and authors such as Oscar Wilde.

Marble Hall and Dining Room

The Marble Hall will give your event a magnificent backdrop in a unique space. Still retaining the original plasterwork cornices from the Bishop of Ely’s home, the fireplace is also decorated with his Bishop’s Mitre.  At the far end of the hall is a sweeping 19th Century staircase. A perfect setting for a drinks reception.

Also on the ground floor is the Dining Room, decorated in a rich red with beautiful stucco, which can be used for both drinks receptions and dinner. Rooms are available in the evening only.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room is the grandest reception room in the building with the incredible space set off perfectly by the expansive windows, original features, and Mallett’s rare and very fine antiques.

The reception room is available for both daytime and evening events.  The entire first floor is available for functions in the evening only.

The Exhibition Room

This large room, with further stucco decoration, is furnished with 20th Century when not used as an exhibition space. 

This is the perfect setting if you would like modern and contemporary furniture to complement your event.

Additional Information

We are happy to accommodate filming and photography.  Please contact us to discuss prices and details. Advice on catering can be provided depending on requirements. There is lift access to all floors, and five steps from street level. All events are subjects to conditions, available on request.