Kingswood House

Rooms for hire

Kingswood House provides a range of facilities and rooms available for hire for special occasion (weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings) and conferences and meetings.

List of rooms for hire

The Golden room

The former dining room oak-paneled in the traditional manner, with a decorated ceiling and a parquetry floor. It was in this room that a series of twelve murals depicting the story of the 1588 Spanish Armada originally hung until their removal to Radley in the early 1950s.

The Jacobean room

The former drawing room in 18th century style with silk panels and classical moulded cornice, decorated in gold leaf. Its fine marble fireplace, reputed to have come from a French chateau, was stolen in recent years. The room has been provided with a small stage, so it can be used as a concert room.

The Former Solarium

The former solarium was used as a small conservatory with palms and a variety of plants. Having lost its glass roof, this room was provided with a new solid roof before 1956 and then served as a games room and on occasions as a dressing room for the staged performances in the adjacent room.

Smaller rooms for hire

Located on the first floor.

The Vernon room

Formerly a ladies drawing room, named after Major Vernon MP for Dulwich, who was instrumental in preventing the demolition of the house.

The Vizard and Hannen rooms

Both rooms were named after the former occupants of Kingswood. The Vizard room has a satin-inlaid walnut fireplace. 

The Vestey room

Lady Vestey's bedroom, now called the Vestey room, popular for receptions. Interesting features of the room are its fine fireplace and an alcove, which was formerly used as a 'sun-parlour'. The small annexe leading to the lift shaft was a wardrobe and box room.

The Culloden room

Formerly used as a warden's office, is oak panelled, and features an oriel window.

Rose garden

Amidst the lawns at the rear of the house a rose garden was planted as a memorial to John F. Kennedy, the American president assassinated in 1963.

Page last updated: 13 October 2017