The Westminster Collection (TWC) is delighted to announce the addition of three prestigious and unique venues to its venue membership: Westminster Abbey, Prince Philip House and RCOG. The new addition of these Westminster locations adds to the huge diversity of venues available to event planners and buyers when entrusting TWC as their free venue finding service.

Westminster Abbey is a venue steeped in heritage where the walls echo the history of London. A celebrated national treasure, The Abbey has witnessed many royal occasions, including weddings and state funerals and it is now available to hire via The Westminster Collection for small receptions in intimate surroundings to large gatherings of up to 500 people in magnificent settings.

Whether a prestigious or a charitable event, The Abbey’s five unique indoor and outdoor spaces include the vaulted Undercroft Museum, which provides a very special and atmospheric location for a reception. Here guests can marvel at priceless medieval relics dating back to the time of King Henry V.

Prince Philip House is an impressive and commanding building situated in the elegant surroundings of Carlton Square, Westminster, overlooking St James’s Park and The Mall. Home of the Royal Academy of Engineering, its sophisticated facilities and interiors are punctuated by the art of Paolozzi and Cuneo to give this Grade I listed building a contemporary edge, whilst losing none of its character.

Newly relaunched earlier this month following a £6.5m refurbishment, Prince Philip House is the perfect location for all manner of events including private dinners, award ceremonies, exhibitions, board meetings, lectures and conferences for up to 300 people.

Overlooking Regent’s Park, RCOG – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – is a Royal Medical College with a wealth of conference and events facilities.

From small boardroom meetings to large corporate conferences for 320 delegates and from special celebration drinks receptions to fine dining for up to 218 guests, RCOG can offer both traditional and contemporary spaces with experienced service a prerequisite. By hiring the facilities at the college you are helping to fund charitable clinical research into women’s health and wellbeing through childbirth.

“We are always pleased to welcome new venues to the collection,” said Jonathan Morris, membership director of The Westminster Collection, “and especially those with such unique character as Westminster Abbey, Prince Philip House and RCOG. Their membership reinforces the diversity of choice that TWC has always striven to deliver to the event organiser and an announcement about new venues with the collection acts as a fitting precursor to the launch of our new website for events buyers and planners, which will take place towards the end of this year.”

Speaking of their new alliance with TWC, Becci Thomson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Prince Philip House, says: “Membership of The Westminster Collection was a key part of our marketing plan for Prince Philip House from the outset. With such a large selection of different marketing avenues available, we decided that joining a marketing consortium that would deliver us outstanding leads from high quality event bookers would undoubtedly be the most appropriate. During 2013 the whole team at Prince Philip House is focussed on putting this brand new venue firmly on the London Event map, including weddings and evening events, and cementing our reputation for excellence.”

Lorraine Rossdale, head of event management at Westminster Abbey, says: “Westminster Abbey, which is primarily a place of worship, is delighted to have joined the Westminster Collection to raise awareness of the Abbey as an exclusive events space in central London.  2012 has been very successful year in terms of events, and joining the Collection will enable us to continue this trend into 2013.”

As a consortium, The Westminster Collection brings together and supports a community of prestigious and unique venues exclusively located within London’s City of Westminster. The Westminster Collection’s member venues range from fashionable townhouses and private members clubs, to luxury hotels, celebrated attractions, historic institutes and societies.