London is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world, and here at the HAC we’ve always been proud of our location, right in the heart of this fabulous city. We hold a wide range of events, conferences, weddings and parties in our 18th
century manor house, the modern Prince Consort Rooms and our beautiful five-acre gardens, which often reflect the international flavour of our neighbourhood.
For the last few years we’ve hosted Saragarhi Day celebrations in the Prince Consort Rooms and on the Parade Grounds. The event, which commemorates the 21 British Indian Army Sepoys (Sikh soldiers) who died in battle in 1897, welcomed 200 guests. The day comprised emotional speeches, a march by the Band of Rifles, a moving performance of the Last Post and an exquisite, traditional, Punjabi lunch. Dishes on the colourful, vegetarian menu included cauliflower bhajis, samosa, dhal and aloo gobi.
As well as events held by the British Armed Services, we regularly host Asian weddings in our fantastic Prince Consort Rooms. Couples tell us that the space suits their needs perfectly, as the room can seat large parties (up to 350 for the wedding breakfast and 400 for a seated ceremony) plus the large reception space means ceremonial aspects of the day, like drummers, can easily be accommodated.
Our in-house caterers, Fare of London, and our wine merchants, Ellis of Richmond, are experts in meeting the needs of all of our clients, but we understand that sometimes a specialist supplier might better fit the bill. We want all of the couples getting married at the HAC to have the wedding of their dreams, and if that means choosing their own caterers, we can be totally flexible.
Other international events we’re proud to have hosted here at the HAC include The Hong Kong Society Dinner, which marks the 20th
anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong back to China. Then there’s the Gurkha Welfare Trust Dinner and our annual event for Deutsche Bank who host their graduate away day with us, which sees 700 staff fly to us from all over the world.
Whatever corner of the globe our clients come from, our Events Team will be able to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you want them to create an entirely vegan menu, find an authentic Mariachi band or simply give you the freedom to source your own suppliers, they won’t disappoint. If you have any questions or want to talk through potential dates and ideas, give them a call on 020 7382 1533.