In 1696, Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, wife of the Prussian Elector Friedrich III, commissioned the construction of a summer residence in the small village of Lietze (Lützow). The architect Johann Arnold Nering was initially responsible for the construction, followed by the master builder Martin Grünberg.
In 1699, the small castle was officially opened as Lietzenburg (or Lützenburg). Under the aegis of Andreas Schlüter, two south-facing service buildings and servants’ quarters, which delimited the courtyard of the little castle, were built in the following years.
With the coronation of Frederick III as the Prussian King Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte as Queen of Prussia in 1701, Eosander von Göthe took over the further expansion of the summer residence. By extending the palace, he joined the ensemble of individual buildings into one whole sprawling building.
After the death of Sophie Charlotte in 1705, King Frederick I of Prussia renamed Lützenburg Charlottenburg Palace and commissioned Eosander of Göthe to extend it further. Between 1709 and 1712, the palace’s characteristic central risalit was given its magnificent dome. Adjacent to the palace to the west, the elongated building of the Great Orangery was constructed in the same period.
In der Großen Orangerie ist unser Herzenswunsch einer romantischen Hochzeit in Erfüllung gegangen.
Eine beeindruckende Location in die wir uns sofort verliebt haben.
Von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute haben wir uns hier wohlgefühlt, auch aufgrund des reibungslosen planerischen Ablaufs.
Susanne M. & Michael M.
Ein riesiger Dank an Sie und Ihr Team für all die harte Arbeit bei der Vorbereitung unserer Hochzeitsfeier. Was für ein großartiger Service uns geboten wurde. Sie haben so zuvorkommend alle unsere Wünsche in der gesamten Organisation umgesetzt und dies auch am Tag der Hochzeit selbst. Für uns machte es die ganze Sache viel leichter, da wir uns gut aufgehoben gefühlt haben. Wir sagen danke!
Miriam S. & Volker S.
“I have never received so much effusive thanks from our employees and business partners for inviting them to the Christmas party. The partners of the Great Orangery really demonstrated a magic touch for creating something special. Great.”
“We were looking for an extraordinary location – and we found one at the Great Orangery. The rooms were perfect for our festive occasion. Our guests felt almost like they were at the Prussian royal court and literally had a right royal time.”
The creative team from Catering by Marriott Berlin will delight your guests’ taste buds with the refined interplay between tasteful tradition and culinary trends. From exquisite appetizers to grandiose five-course gala dinners, Catering by Marriott creates enjoyable moments. On request, the professional team will also handle the decoration and laying the banquet table.
An exceptional event location isn’t complete without exceptional food, drink and service for your guests. With Berlin Cuisine, you’ll have one of Berlin’s most exciting caterers for your events in the Great Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace. No matter what the occasion. Berlin Cuisine stands for contemporary taste, creativity and innovation.
NIKKUS Veranstaltungstechnik is the smart partner for aesthetically sophisticated, well thought-out and budget-compliant event solutions. The consultants of NIKKUS are allies, fellow thinkers and sparring partners. They plan everything down to the smallest detail, give you impulses and spreading with ideas. On site, the team sets everything up in a flash and dismantles it again later. You enjoy a technically perfect event.
With 500 employees at 21 locations across Europe, the Party Rent Group ensures the perfect atmosphere at events of all sizes. The company pays special attention to innovation and an instinct for trends. This is reflected in its clever contemporary furniture and catering services – from chairs and tables, to lounges and temporary offices, to kitchen, stage, and presentation technology.
Rent4Eent was founded in 2000 by industry professionals to raise the bar in the “non-food catering” sector (event equipment). The Berlin-based company has remained true to this aspiration to this day. Tableware (glasses, crockery, cutlery), service accessories, kitchen equipment, furniture: Rent4Event outfits your event suitably for the occasion and on any scale. Outstanding service included.
Universum sees itself as a traditional and above all reliable event outfitter. The range of items for hire includes crockery, glasses, cutlery, furniture, table linen, and accessories – packaged to prevent breakage, shrink-wrapped, labelled, delivered on time, and ready to use, so that you and your on-site service and catering partners can concentrate on the essentials: the perfect event.
With over 20 years of experience, B.E.S.T. offers a full service in terms of safety and service. In addition to traditional doormen (admission control), trained professionals ensure the security of your event both inside the premises and outside. On request, professional service staff will attentively welcome, verify, and seat your guests.
The photographers Kathrin Heller and Manuela Steinemann understand how to immortalise a unique atmosphere, a festive mood, and extraordinary moments in vivid images in a special way. As specialists in event, exhibition, and interior photography, the duo has made a name for themselves as a Pixel & Photography Dot – and thoroughly deserves their status as preferred partners of the Great Orangery.
The special occasion of passing your A-levels has to be celebrated properly! What would be better suited than a magnificent space with royal flair? Abitraum as a reliable partner for new graduates in Berlin and Brandenburg organizes your perfect prom with everything that goes with it, in our magnificent Great Orangery. Elegant gala dinner, stage entertainment or a party with lounge area, cocktail bar and DJ – everything is possible here and Abitraum helps you realize your wishes.
|The Orangery was built as a functional building distinguished by a splendid architecture, in keeping with the spirit of the baroque period. In the cold winter months, about 500 orange, bitter orange, and lemon trees were overwintered in the two wings, which receive plenty of day light.||In the summer months, the Orangery was regularly used as a venue for splendid court festivities and balls even back then.|
Large parts of Charlottenburg Palace and the Great Orangery were severely damaged during a bombing raid on Berlin. After the end of World War II, the buildings were faithfully reconstructed, culminating in the restoration of the dome in 1957.
Today, Charlottenburg Palace is the last remaining city palace in Berlin – and is considered one of the most beautiful historic noble residences in the world by connoisseurs.
In addition to the lavish baroque architecture, other impressive features of the palace include the elaborately constructed vaulted ceilings and grandiosely furnished living spaces.
The art exhibitions in the New Wing and the Baroque palace garden, which opens into a spacious landscape park, also contribute to the attractiveness of the palace.
Like the palace itself, the Large Orangery was also restored to its former splendour with the reconstruction in the 1950s and 1960s – and is available today as an exclusive event venue in Berlin.
You can find further information about the palace on the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation website.