London Venues: The Dorchester Hotel

Dorchester Hotel Flowers

A prestigious venue for our bespoke events.

The Dorchester Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel in London, which opened its doors in 1931. The Dorchester Hotel is located on the prestigious Park Lane, in Mayfair, and borders the east side of the beautiful Hyde Park.

The Dorchester is renowned in the event world, for an array of reasons. The Dorchester Hotel is well known within the celebrity world, including a visit from Queen Elizabeth II (the day before her engagement to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh!) and frequent stays from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The hotel’s design still maintains its 1930’s furnishings, however now incorporates some aspects of theatrical design, courtesy of designer Oliver Messel.

The Dorchester Hotel has five lovely restaurants, one of which is Alain Ducasse, one of the four only UK restaurants to have received a 3 Michelin star rating. The Dorchester is also renowned for its afternoon tea, served daily in The Promenade and Spatisserie.

Here at Orchid Events, as a bespoke London wedding planner, we love the Dorchester Hotel and find it is the perfect venue to hold an array of events.

Due to our reputation throwing wonderful Asian Weddings, we have hosted a couple of them at the Dorchester. The Dorchester as a venue allowed us to fully transform the room into a lavish Asian wedding, ensuring all the guests were ‘wow’ed. Deep reds and golds beautifully set one of the Asian weddings off, perfectly complimenting the old 1930’s feel of the Dorchester Hotel.

Dorchester Asian Wedding

The ornate surroundings of the Dorchester allow it to not be drowned out or overwhelmed by grand details, such as these overflowing flower vases, which stood impressively tall.

Dorchester Flowers

We’ve also organised Bar Mitzvah’s at the Dorchester, which has a completely different feel to a wedding. Nonetheless, the Dorchester still provides the perfect backdrop for this fun coming of age event. Below are some pictures of the big day, highlighting the flexible nature of this wonderful venue.

Dorchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah stage Dorchester Hotel Bar Mitzvah



If you’re considering the Dorchester as a venue for your next event, or are simply seeking help in finding the perfect venue for a special day, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly event planners today.