Banqueting House London

(3 Reviews) ·

Whitehall, England, SW1A 2ER, United Kingdom


Banqueting House London Events

Commissioned especially for entertaining in 1622, the prestigious Banqueting House London continues to dazzle guests with its beauty, scale and history. For centuries, royals have relied on the banqueting hall to accommodate occasions of all kinds, from sumptuous receptions, to uproarious celebrations. Today, the venue still provides an unforgettable backdrop to any corporate or celebratory event. 

Whether it’s a corporate function you’re hosting or a wedding reception, the Main Hall is spacious enough to accommodate both large and intimate gatherings. The magnificent room boasts wonderful acoustics and magical chandeliers that will draw your gaze up towards the irreplaceable hand-painted ceiling by Sir Paul Rubens. 

Complementing the Main Hall is the intimate vaulted space of the Undercroft, which was once frequented as a party den by King James I and his boisterous associates. The ambient, subterranean space is ideal for drink receptions and cosy gatherings. 

Whatever your vision, the first-class event team will help transform this enchanting venue into a special experience your guests won’t forget.

Banqueting House London is conveniently located on Whitehall in central London, a short stroll from Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment Underground and rail stations.

Highlights of Banqueting House London Events:

  • A grand ballroom with a breathtaking hand-painted ceiling by Rubens
  • Capacity for large events with up to 500 guests
  • Majestic venue celebrated by monarchs since the 17th century
  • Vast windows face onto Whitehall
  • Central London location 
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Capacity

Up to 500 Standing
Up to 380 Dining
Up to 400 Theatre
Up to 280 Cabaret
Up to 300 Dinner & Dance

Facilities

Accomodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
In House Catering
3rd Party Catering

Catering Options Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  N/A

Spaces At This Venue

Banqueting House Wedding Venue, The Main Hall1

Main Hall

Created especially for parties in 1622, the Main Hall is truly a sight to behold. Magnificent pillars and magical chandeliers will draw gazes toward the colourful masterpiece that is Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ spectacular painted ceiling. Guests will arrive via the elegant entry hall and follow in the footsteps of late royalty as they ascend the grand staircase to the majestic Main Hall.

Banqueting House Social Event, The Undercroft

The Undercroft

The charming, vaulted space of the Undercroft provides a magical and intimate atmosphere for special occasions. The beautifully curved architecture of the underground room is wonderfully ambient and is where Stuart kings once retreated from public life.

Location

The location of Banqueting House London

Nearby Hotels

  • The Royal Horseguards
  • Haymarket Hotel
  • Corinthia London
  • Hotel Sofitel London St James

Nearby Restaurants

  • Busaba Leicester Square
  • Burger & Lobster Leicester Square
  • Rosetta
  • Barrafina

Nearby Parks

  • St James’s Park
  • Green Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Whitehall Gardens

Nearby attractions

  • The National Gallery
  • St Martin-in-the-Fields
  • The London Eye
  • Admiralty Arch

Venue Testimonials

Amazing place for a party, very elegant and fancy, mind-blowing ceiling.

Simply Vegan ·

This is an extraordinary landmark in British royal history and without a doubt the ceiling is wonderful.

Andy West ·

Great hidden venue […] Fantastic architecture in the Banqueting Room.

Richard Hook ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Standard venue hire starts from £13,000 +VAT

Yes, for catering, production, florists and entertainment there is a handpicked approved supplier list. Due to the delicate and historical nature of Banqueting House, the suppliers must come from this list; unapproved suppliers are not permitted to work at Banqueting House.

A wedding at Banqueting House London is a truly unforgettable experience. Celebrate your wedding day in a timeless event space that was once enjoyed by kings and queens.

Yes, Banqueting House London has two event spaces for corporate functions. The Main Hall and the Undercroft can be privately hired for small or large events. 

  • The Royal Horseguards
  • Haymarket Hotel
  • Corinthia London
  • Hotel Sofitel London St James

No, there is no onsite parking facility. The nearest car park is a 6-minute walk away at Q-park Trafalgar, however, parking there is limited so it is recommended that visitors travel by public transport where possible.

Banqueting House London works with a number of first-class catering companies within London. They have an approved supplier list that they will provide to guests to help find the right caterer for their event.

Yes, there is a range of London attractions nearby including The National Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields, The London Eye and the Admiralty Arch.

Aneeza Qureshi

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Aneeza started in the event industry in 2011 and has since worked with many recognisable FTSE companies and brands on the planning and operational side for private events and corporate functions. She brings a passionate spirit and unwavering eye for detail to our London team. She's also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to give tips on the best bars and restaurants in town.

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