Kensington Palace

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Kensington Gardens, England, W8 4PX, United Kingdom

Kensington Palace London Events

A royal residence and a timeless English treasure – Kensington Palace is an elegant event venue located in lush and leafy environs of Kensington Gardens, London. With some of the city’s most iconic and beautiful event spaces – the once-childhood home of Queen Victoria is now an impressive and regal London venue suited for stately weddings, large-scale commercial events, charity fundraisers and private dining events. 

The traditional Baroque palace offers a unique assortment of large and small event areas to host everything from intimate receptions to lavish parties. Kensington Palace is the epitome of exclusivity with the dry hire event venue hosting a limited number of weddings each year. With five 16th-century event rooms and a stylish outdoor Pavilion – event hosts are spoilt for choice. 

Through Kensington Palace, you can book the finest caterers, florists and production specialists via a list of quality approved suppliers to add that elegant touch to events.

Highlights of Kensington Palace London Events:

  • Luxurious and unique event venue
  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Elegant Baroque-style architecture
  • Limited booking options for exclusivity
  • Ideal for Asian and Jewish weddings
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theatre Up to 150 Theatre
dining Up to 300 Dining
standing Up to 800 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
Dry Hire
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

Kensington Palace Private Party, The Cupola Room

The State Apartments

The State Apartments are made up of five unique, individual rooms. The largest and longest of them, the King's Gallery impresses with an imposing image of King Charles on horseback. It is ideal for dinners, receptions as well as private parties and concerts. Like the King's Gallery, The King's Drawing Room delights with its beautiful artistry and warm vibes. The room also offers gorgeous outdoor views – Queen Victoria's statue, the Round Pond and the Kensington Gardens. The event space is ideal for receptions and private dinners. Oozing history and opulence, The Cupola Room is a popular venue for dancing, music and celebrations. The Privy Chamber is a mid-sized event room ideal for pre-dinner drinks events. It is laden with beautiful objet d'art and originally served as Queen Caroline's choice of venue for entertaining writers, thinkers, artists and scientists of her time. Understated, elegant and intimate, The Queen's Gallery is a spacious event space ideal for large gatherings, receptions and celebratory dinners. The room makes an impression with its beautiful oil paintings and views over the lush Kensington Gardens.

Kensington Palace Corporate Dinner, The Pavilion

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is an expansive and unique glass-fronted building with a capacity of up to 800 guests for a standing cocktail reception. This event space overlooks the Sunken Garden and is ideal for large-scale celebrations and gala dinners.

Kensington Palace Wedding Venue, The Entrance Hall

The Entrance Hall

Offering a cool and airy contrast to the historic State Rooms – the Entrance Hall is a recent addition to the property and is ideal for accommodating large dinners and drinks receptions.


The location of Kensington Palace

Nearby attractions:

  • Kensington Gardens / Hyde Park
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • The Albert Memorial / Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
  • Serpentine Gallery

Restaurants nearby:

  • Min Jiang
  • Park Terrace Restaurant
  • Zaika
  • Alexandrie Restaurant

Hotels nearby:

Venue Testimonials

Very attractive venue set in one of London's nicest parks. [...] First class experience.

Susan G ·

We had a beautiful wedding last Autumn. It was a really special day, with the ceremony at St Mary Abbot’s Church in Kensington, followed by a swift walk through Kensington High Street, on to The Orangery at Kensington Palace.

Natalie C ·

We had an Arabic wedding at Kensington Palace. It was exactly the way we wanted it, we enjoyed every bit of it!

Yaser R ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wedding venue hire at Kensington Palace starts from £16,500 + VAT.

Kensington Palace can accommodate a maximum of 800 guests in the Pavilion.

The venue is licensed for weddings till 11.30 pm.

Steeped in history and opulence – Kensington Palace lets couples experience a slice of royalty on their wedding day. With exclusive access to a choice of spaces – and a cap to the number of weddings that can be held each year – couples and guests alike will feel like V.I.Ps.

Private dinners and receptions, charity events and large-scale corporate functions like gala dinners are popular at Kensington Palace.

There are several hotels in the vicinity of the palace grounds for accommodating wedding and event guests – Baglioni hotel, Bvlgari Hotel London, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and Claridge’s.

Only wheelchair accessible parking is available onsite. A pay-and-display car park is located in the palace’s vicinity.

The venue has a list of creative catering suppliers who offer Kosher, Asian, Indian and modern English catering for events.

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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