The Entrance and Porte Cochere were built in 1855 as part of the second stage of construction. The area is used for receiving official guests and for arrivals and departures of the Governor on official business. Guests may be people attending a reception associated with a particular organisation; they may be visiting ambassadors coming to a welcome luncheon or people coming to call on the Governor for a specific purpose.
Portraits in this area are of King George V and Queen Mary.
The guests are greeted at the door by the Butler or one of the Footmen. They are then presented to the Governor in either the Adelaide Room or the Small Drawing Room. Callers are received in the Morning Room or in the Governor’s study.