Glowing gold and crimson in winter, overflowing with scented flowers in summer, St John’s Gate and its Cloister Garden are perfect venues in which to celebrate the British seasons.

The historic rooms are simultaneously grand and intimate, providing an ideal location for receptions, dinners, lunches, lectures, concerts, conferences and meetings.

At Christmas, the Chapter Hall blazes with colour and its enormous chandelier sparkles. In the spring, the Cloister Garden bursts into flower and, by midsummer, its shady benches are surrounded by swathes of lavender, roses, thyme, sage and lilies.

The Museum of the Order of St John is licensed for marriages to take place in the Chapter Hall and Council Chamber. Built in 1504 and with interiors designed by John Oldrid Scott, both spaces are breathtaking. They are decorated with paintings dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, exquisite stained glass and antique furniture.

Private tours of the historic rooms, Priory Church and Crypt may form a part of any event at St John’s Gate.

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For further details, contact the Events Office on 020 7324 4076 or email Juliet Barclay:


The Museum of the Order of St John would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support its work. In particular, the Museum would like to thank the following for their generosity: