8 of the Most Stunning Palaces and Royal Wedding Venues in London

By Kelly Collins /London Venue Expert

Thu 18th May 2023 Wedding Venues

8 of the Most Stunning Palaces and Royal Wedding Venues in London


Kew Gardens London Wedding, Photo by Ideal Imaging


If you’re one to daydream about grand and luxurious weddings, then you no doubt have visions of a wedding fit for royalty. And what better place to host such an event than in London, home to some of the most legendary royal sites in the world, including the Historic Royal Palace wedding venues.

From world-famous gardens and glittering ballrooms to stunningly beautiful royal palaces, you won’t be short of options. Here are just a few of the best royal wedding venues London offers.


1. Tower of London, A Historic Royal Palaces Wedding Venue

Tower of London

Take your wedding to new heights as you tie the knot at one of London’s most iconic sites — the Tower of London. With its thousand-year-old fortress walls and enchanting history, you’ll be surrounded by grandeur. And the best part? The Tower is fully licensed for ceremonies, so you can legally marry here too.

Take your pick from multiple medieval settings, each with its own unique character. What we love about this venue is how classic it feels. You could easily picture Kate Middleton hosting a gorgeous dinner party within these walls.




2. Hampton Court Palace, A Historic Royal Palaces Wedding Venue

As wedding hosts at Hampton Court Palace, think of yourselves as the kings and queens of this stunning 16th-century venue. Having played host to royalty and dignitaries since 1514, it’s a fittingly grand backdrop for your royal wedding.

What’s in store? Tudor and Baroque architecture, 60 acres of stunning garden land, awe-inspiring halls, and original paintings by Antonio Verrio and Andrea Mantegna. Kings, queens, and members of the royal family have enjoyed 500 years of lavish galas and dinners here, and you can too.




3. Banqueting House, A Historic Royal Palaces Wedding Venue

Banqueting House, London. Pierra G Photography.

Banqueting House is London’s last remaining piece of the lost Royal Palace of Whitehall. The exclusivity of this magnificent venue and its grand, spectacular interiors will make your wedding reception one to remember.

Transport your guests back to an era of lavish feasts paired with dramatic entertainment and historic baroque design. Exceptional service and delicious British fare are the name of the game at this stunner of a royal wedding venue.




4. Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, London. Photo by Ideal Imaging.

Flower and garden lovers, you can’t go past Kew Gardens. With its Grade I and II listed buildings, manicured gardens, and the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse as backdrops for your big day, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers an enchanting setting a garden wedding in London.

While you exchange your vows among 50,000 living plants from all around the world, know that your wedding will also support Kew Gardens’ vital conservation, education, and research programs.




5. Kensington Palace, A Historic Royal Palaces Wedding Venue

At your Kensington Palace wedding, you’ll feel as if you were transported back in time to your very own castle. Picture you, your partner, and your guests celebrating the day among stately palace interiors and lush green lawns. Not just that, but you can carry out your ceremony in either the King’s Drawing Room or the King’s Gallery — both steeped in history and grandeur.




6. Queen’s House Greenwich

Literally built for a queen, this 17th-century architectural gem offers an unforgettable wedding day experience. As you walk through the dramatic entrance hall, up the grand entry staircase and onto the upper floor, you’ll note there’s no shortage of gorgeous photo ops around here.

Designed by Inigo Jones as a so-called house of delight for James I’s wife, Queen Anne, this royal retreat’s majestic ambience and intricate details will set your wedding day apart from any other. The surrounding gardens of Greenwich Park provide a quintessentially British backdrop to your wedding, allowing ample outdoor photo ops as well.




7. Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were the most famously in love among royal couples — which explains why their namesake museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, still stands as a testament to their love. This world-class venue is known as the world’s greatest museum of applied and decorative arts and design. Hello, wedding backdrop!

Plan an after-hours wedding reception or dinner with all the grandeur of a royal affair — complete with pristine marble halls, ornate galleries, and unique architectural design. This is one museum where you’ll feel like the queen of your wedding day.




8. Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace, London

For grand country home vibes and a wedding venue that dates back to 704 AD (carrying with it centuries of regal history), there’s no better option than the magnificent Fulham Palace. Nestled right beside the River Thames, this Grade I listed building is made up of stunning architectural details, gardens, and unique period features — all of which provide an exceptional backdrop to your wedding day.

At Fulham Palace, you and your guests be treated to five-star service, Michelin-standard food and drinks, and a sensational setting for your wedding day.




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