3 Experience the magic of Lord s The most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord s is a place where legends are made. Founded by Thomas Lord in 1787 as the home of Marylebone Cricket Club, it moved to its current site in St John s Wood in 1814, and is now the ultimate destination for international players and cricket fans alike. It s also steeped in history and charm, with extraordinary architecture and a fascinating collection of cricketing art and memorabilia, including the iconic Ashes Urn. But you don t have to attend a match at Lord s to experience its year-round magic. From the old-world elegance of the Grade II* listed Pavilion to the cutting-edge modernity of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre, Lord s is an exceptional venue for meetings, exhibitions, conferences and dinners. We can provide anything from a sumptuous private dining room to one of London s largest and most adaptable venues, the Nursery Pavilion conveniently located in the heart of London, and offering stunning vistas of the Ground. Our events team combines flexibility and creativity to help you arrange the perfect event, giving you a single point of contact and full support all the way through. Let us deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests in a venue long associated with inspiring occasions.
5 Fine Ingredients, Spectacular Cuisine Whatever the event, we promise delicious and beautifully presented cuisine to impress the most discerning of guests. We use the freshest, seasonal ingredients, sourced from suppliers we know and trust Red Ruby beef from Devon, sustainably-caught fish from local waters, and cherries grown especially for us in Kent. Our talented Head Chef offers several exciting menu selections, and can adapt them to meet your exact requirements. He s also able to meet special dietary needs in imaginative ways. In addition we have our own in-house pastry chef, who makes wonderful cakes and patisserie. With our skilled waiting staff delivering attentive yet unobtrusive service, you can be sure of an experience to remember.
6 Elegant, Old-world Grandeur
7 The Pavilion One of the most celebrated buildings in the sporting world, the Pavilion never fails to make an extraordinary impression. Built in 1889 as the clubhouse for Marylebone Cricket Club, this fine example of Victorian architecture commands a breathtaking view across the Ground, and houses the famous Long Room, Writing Room, Committee Dining Room and the more recent addition of the Pavilion Roof Terrace. A magical place for receptions, dinners and lunches, the Pavilion offers opulent and elegant interiors, filled with the world s finest collection of cricketing art and permeated by the history of the game. You don t need to be a cricket enthusiast in order to be swept away by the glamour of cricket s grandest clubhouse.
9 Long room and Long Room Bar The Long Room, fronting the Pavilion, is a world-famous sight at Lord s international cricket players have to pass through it on their way onto and off the field of play. A magnificent backdrop for elegant dinners, lunches and receptions, it has high, ornate ceilings and is fronted by glass along its entire 27m length. Its walls are lined with fine paintings celebrating the game from the 18th century to the present day. The adjoining Long Room Bar can also be used as a characterful drinks reception area for Long Room occasions. Long Room CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 200 Reception 300
11 Writing Room The elegantly furnished Writing Room is a beautifully proportioned and intimate setting for smaller lunches, dinners or receptions. Hung with famous paintings of cricketing scenes, including the striking England v Australia at Lord s, an imaginary game watched by high society ladies and gentlemen, it offers excellent views of the Ground from the north end of the Pavilion. Writing Room CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 60 Reception 70
13 Committee Dining Room The Committee Dining Room is an elegant and exquisitely furnished room on the top floor of the Pavilion, with a balcony overlooking the hallowed turf. Decorated with photographs of former MCC Presidents and curios from the Club s cricketing collection, it is ideal for private lunches and dinner parties. Committee Dining Room CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 60 Reception 70
15 Pavilion Roof Terrace Running the whole length of the Pavilion, the Roof Terrace is a beautiful and airy space with a long balcony and remarkable views of the Ground. Used by MCC Members on match days as a place to enjoy the cricket over a drink in the sun, it makes a dazzling and spacious venue for a summer drinks party or reception. Roof Terrace CAPACITY Reception 250
16 Striking, Iconic & Contemporary
17 J.P. Morgan Media Centre Built to celebrate the new millennium at Lord s, the J.P. Morgan Media Centre became an instant icon in the world of cricket. The preserve of journalists and commentators on match days, it offers a great opportunity for unconventional entertaining, with panoramic views of the Ground. As the world s only single-shell aluminium building, this futuristic pod was an extraordinary engineering feat achieved through the precision of shipbuilders. It opened to international acclaim and won the prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture in 1999.
19 J.P. Morgan Media Centre Any event in this amazing structure is an exhilarating and memorable experience. With tiered seating looking out across to the Pavilion, and a sky-blue curved reception area, it s a striking environment for meetings, seminars, dinners and product launches. J.P. Morgan Media Centre CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 50 Reception 100 Tiered Classroom 70
20 Warm, Welcoming & entirely adaptable
21 Thomas Lord suite Located next to the Grace Gate, and overlooking the Pavilion and the Harris Garden, the Thomas Lord Suite combines considerable style with ease of use. With natural daylight and open-plan flexibility, it is a large and versatile venue that can suit different sizes of groups and almost any occasion.
23 Thomas Lord Suite A private entrance from outside the Ground allows you to control the entire experience from start to finish. In addition, the interior s simple décor makes it easy to personalise any event, and the space can be split into two areas if desired the Grace and Harris Suites. Facilities are also excellent, with full technical support, and, of course, flawless service throughout. Warm and welcoming, yet offering all the prestige of Lord s, it is perfect for wedding receptions, parties, dinner dances, exhibitions, conferences and award ceremonies. Thomas Lord Suite CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 350 Dinner/Dance 250 Reception 500 Cabaret 160 Classroom 130 Theatre Style 250
24 Distinctive, light-filled versatility
25 Nursery Pavilion One of London s largest and most accommodating venues, the Nursery Pavilion is an attractive structure overlooking the Lord s Nursery Ground where the world s best international cricketers warm up before a match.
27 Nursery Pavilion The Nursery Pavilion is flooded with natural light from full-height windows, and offers a massive 1,000 square metres of event space, which can be partitioned for maximum flexibility. It is an outstanding setting for all sorts of events, from exhibitions and product launches to lunches, dinners and large receptions. Nursery Pavilion CAPACITY Lunch/Dinner 800 Reception 1000 Cabaret 400 Classroom 350 Theatre Style 600
28 Unique, flexible & panoramic
29 Sir Pelham Warner Room, Tavern meeting rooms, harris garden and mound stand terrace While the stands at Lord s are packed with ardent cricket fans on match days, they also offer impressive venues for other types of occasion. The Sir Pelham Warner Room and the Tavern Meeting Rooms, normally a private dining room and private boxes respectively, make exceptional spaces for meetings or syndicate rooms, with superb views of the pitch. On the other side of the Ground, the Mound Stand Terrace is perfect for outdoor receptions with a difference. And for wholly alfresco occasions, it s hard to beat the delightful Harris Garden near the Pavilion.
31 Sir Pelham Warner Room and Tavern Meeting Rooms The Sir Pelham Warner Room is a versatile space between the Pavilion and the Grand Stand with an unimpeded view over the playing area. Named after one of the great figures of Lord s, Sir Plum Warner, who captained MCC on its inaugural tour to Australia in , the room is used on match days as a private restaurant for MCC Members. With natural light and excellent facilities, it is an ideal space for meetings, lectures and conferences. The Tavern Meeting Rooms are on the second tier of the Tavern Stand, with magnificent views of the pitch from the balcony. On match days, these ten rooms are the private boxes from which celebrity guests can sip champagne and view the game. Throughout the rest of the year, they are an outstanding space for syndicate rooms or for smaller meetings. Tavern Meeting Rooms CAPACITY Boardroom 20 Theatre Style 25 Sir Pelham Warner Room CAPACITY Boardroom 40 Cabaret 48 Theatre Style 60 Available from April September
33 Harris Garden and Mound Stand Terrace The Harris Garden is a charming rose garden laid out on the former site of a lawn tennis court near the entrance to the Pavilion. Constructed in 1934 in memory of the renowned cricketer and politician, Lord Harris, it is a tranquil oasis in the heart of London, and forms a lovely alfresco venue for summer parties and receptions. The Mound Stand Terrace is a unique outdoor space at the top of the famous Mound Stand that offers one of the best views of the Ground. With its tented roof, it has a nostalgic feel, recalling the marquees of village cricket, yet with all the glamour of Lord s. Built in 1987 to commemorate the bicentenary of MCC, it is a light, airy and original venue for elegant summer occasions cocktail parties, alfresco dining or open-air receptions. Harris Garden CAPACITY Reception 200 Mound Stand Terrace CAPACITY Reception 400
34 Fascinating, Atmospheric & Highly Memorable
35 Museum, Film theatre and Tours The world s oldest sporting museum, housing an unrivalled collection of cricketing art and memorabilia, is an entertaining and distinctly unusual venue for a drinks reception. It is often used in conjunction with the Long Room as a location for pre-dinner drinks, and can also form an added attraction for the guests of other events held within the Ground. Filled with over 30,000 exhibits, ranging from the cricketing kit of some of the greatest players in the world to the stuffed sparrow that was bowled out by Jahangir Khan in 1936, the Museum is a treasure house that intrigues cricket fans and agnostics alike. And of course one exhibit towers above all the rest the tiny Ashes Urn, the most famous symbol in the history of cricket.
37 Museum, Film Theatre and Tours Located inside the Museum, the Brian Johnston Film Theatre (named after the much-loved cricket commentator) is a small theatre space used to screen films and footage from the cricketing world. It s also perfect for seminars, presentations and press conferences. A tour of the Ground is an ideal way to experience the magic of Lord s, and can be incorporated into any of our events. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides take guests behind the scenes of the Home of Cricket, visiting the Honours Boards in the Players Dressing Rooms, the Long Room and the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre. CAPACITY Reception 200 Theatre Style 55 Tour Group 50 (up to 12 groups)
39 Ideal Central Location Lord s is very close to the centre of London just 1.5 miles from Marble Arch and easy to reach by road, tube and bus. Parking is usually available for the event organisers and their principal guests, and there are several car parks within a mile of the Ground. St John s Wood is the closest tube station (approximately 5 minutes walk), and Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are all within 15 minutes walk. Lord s is also well served by buses, and several routes run alongside the Ground. The chic St John s Wood High Street and the charming and tranquil Regent s Park are only a few minutes walk from Lord s, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within easy reach of the Ground. St John s Wood is also famous for the Abbey Road Studios, a mecca for Beatles fans.
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