Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Way, Molesey, England, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom
Hampton Court Palace Weddings
Become royalty for the day when you celebrate your wedding at Hampton Court Palace. This 16th-century venue has been a favourite of kings, queens, and dignitaries since 1514, hosting some of the grandest events in British history.
The Scene at Hampton Court Palace Surrey
Grand Tudor and Baroque architecture. 60 acres of stunning gardens. Awe-inspiring halls and original paintings by Antonio Verrio and Andrea Mantegna. 500 years of lavish galas, dinners and celebrations enjoyed by Henry VIII, William III, and their long line of descendants. A beautiful Surrey location nestled next to the Thames, just outside London. Hampton Court Palace is a sight to behold and an exceptional venue to hold your wedding day.
With grand halls, intimate spaces within the gardens or the option for an extra-large wedding within the grounds, Hampton Court Palace can accommodate every type of wedding, from the small and intimate to the celebrations of epic proportions. A dedicated wedding manager is on hand to help you choose the right venue for you – and wherever you choose, each space is filled with splendour, history, and elegance.
Enjoy a private tour of the palace or grounds before your reception to soak up every special inch of this unique wedding venue, and spoil yourself and guests with catering from Michelin-starred chefs. Hampton Court Palace is a jaw-dropping space to say your vows and celebrate with loved ones – Henry VIII would be impressed.
Hampton Court Palace Surrey Wedding Ceremonies
Hampton Court Palace has a civil ceremony licence, with ceremonies able to take place in the Garden Room, Little Banqueting House, or Great Hall. The Little Banqueting House is a beautiful space within the gardens that’s perfect for intimate ceremonies, boasting 18th century murals by Antonio Verrio and views of the River Thames. For a larger occasion, the Garden Room is a 1920s-style orangery that’s spacious, light and has French windows that open out onto a private walled garden for your use before and after saying your vows.
For a ceremony that feels as though you’ve stepped back in time to Henry VIII’s heyday, consider the Great Hall. This medieval hall has a soaring hammer-beam ceiling, stained-glass windows and elaborate tapestries that create a unique yet traditional backdrop to your special moment.
Hampton Court Palace Surrey Wedding Receptions
Couples can have their pick of venues throughout Hampton Court Palace for their wedding reception. The Little Banqueting Room can be used in conjunction with the Garden Room, making a great option for a small ceremony followed by a larger reception with dancing. The Orangery and Privy Garden is an elegant space for an evening reception – originally designed as a private greenhouse for William III, the Orangery boasts marble sculptures and a chequerboard floor, with exclusive access to the garden.
For grand receptions, consider the Great Hall and adjacent Great Watching Chamber. Or to go even larger, marquees can be set up within the grounds and host hundreds of guests. Catering can be inhouse or external from an approved list of caterers, allowing you to have a meal that suits you best. Work with your dedicated wedding manager who will help you plan every last detail, so all that’s left to do is enjoy your big day in one of England’s most spectacular venues.
Wedding Photography Near Hampton Court Palace Surrey
Some of the most popular wedding photography locations near Hampton Court Palace Surrey are:
- The Privy Gardens
- The Garden Room’s walled gardens
- The Sunken Garden
- King’s Stairway
Wedding Venue Details
Spaces At This Venue
The Garden Room
A 1920s-style orangery with its own private walled garden, the Garden Room is a perfect mid-large venue for a day and evening event. Light, bright and airy, this is a contemporary option within the palace grounds, with stunning French windows that line the building and lead onto a paved terrace and garden.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall was originally designed as a feasting chamber for Henry VIII and offers a magnificent setting for grand celebrations and lavish wedding receptions. Features include stained-glass windows, beautiful tapestries, and a magnificent hammer-beam ceiling. The Great Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 200 guests.
The Little Banqueting House
The Little Banqueting House is a small but impressive space in Hampton Court Palace for intimate events. Located within the gardens and with beautiful views of the Thames, this venue has all the Tudor and Baroque splendour of the palace on a smaller scale. Paintings from Antonio Verrio create an elaborate backdrop for wedding ceremonies, dinners, or receptions.
Large Scale Marquee Spaces
Go big with your next event by booking a marquee on one of the areas of parkland within Hampton Court Palace’s grounds. Within the 60 acres of gardens, the 20th-Century Garden is a more contemporary area with ornamental trees that can host a mid-large event. Home Park is the largest area filled with ancient oaks and deer and will feel like your very own estate. And finally, there’s Fountain Court, a Baroque quadrangle with an impressive pool and fountain.
Hampton Court Palace Surrey Catering
Hampton Court Palace does not offer in-house catering but will supply hosts with a list of approved external caterers, allowing you to choose between a range of flavours, informal and formal dining options, and bespoke menus.
Highlights of Catering at Hampton Court Palace Surrey:
- Choice of 8 external caterers
- Award-winning caterers and Michelin-starred chefs
- No corkage fee
- Formal and informal dining options available
- Hotel Bosco
- The Talbot Inn
- Pinewood Hotel
- Hilton London Syon Park
- Mezzet Restaurant
- Casa Mia
- The Mute Swan
- Hampton Court Park
- Bushy Park
- Richmond Park
- Kew Gardens
- Hampton Court Maze
- York House Gardens
- Strawberry Hill House
- Orleans House Gallery
Beautiful palace! Steeped in history going back over 500years[...] One of the most beautiful buildings and gardens in the UK.
Rob E ·
Absolutely a beautiful Palace, we spent most of our day in Hampton Court and the surrounding area. You feel as if your walking back in time, the Palace is well maintained, as well as all the artifacts inside. The murals are quite impressive, and each room looks era correct.
Nathan R ·
It was so wonderful, the gardens were beautiful, the maze fun [...] the staff all welcoming & knowledgeable, the house just gorgeous [...] all facilities spotless! Ample parking too.Can't recommend enough.
Damaris S ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Weddings at Hampton Court Palace start from £3,500 for venue hire.
Weddings and events at Hampton Court Palace can be large and small. The Garden Room, a popular event space, can host up to 180 guests banqueting or theatre style, and the Great Hall can host up to 220 guests. The largest of the spaces is Home Park, which can host up to 3,000 guests for drinks or 1,500 for dinner.
Hampton Court Palace has a late licence until 12am, with the option to extend by one hour.
Weddings at Hampton Court Palace are majestic and elegant. Surrounded by striking Tudor and Baroque architecture and immaculate gardens, weddings are fit for royalty. The dedicated team provides five-star service and menus from award-winning caterers are indulgent and extra-special.
Hotels nearby include:
- Hotel Bosco, from £85 per night
- The Talbot Inn, from £99 per night
- Hilton London Syon Park, from £118 per night
Yes, there is on-site parking at Hampton Court Palace, with 220 car spaces available.
Catering must be hired separately from a list of approved suppliers for events at Hampton Court Palace.
No, there is no accommodation on-site, however, there are hotels nearby.
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