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Kensington Gardens, England, W8 4PX, United Kingdom
Kensington Palace London Events & Parties
A celebration fit for royalty. Kensington Palace offers a unique and awe-inspiring setting to celebrate a variety of social events of all sizes – from cosy private dinner parties to large-scale receptions.
Milestone celebrations like 40th birthdays, engagement parties and anniversaries are exclusive affairs with just 100 private events permitted at Kensington Palace in any one year. This gives your social occasion to V.I.P status on top of the wow factor offered by the expansive manicured grounds and opulent, history-rich artworks.
Whether you love the grandeur of the State Apartments, the cool contemporary vibes of the Entrance Hall or the expansive glass-fronted Pavilion with views of the Sunken Garden – you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your big soiree.
Being a dry hire venue, party hosts are offered a pre-qualified list of event suppliers such as caterers, florists, entertainers and furniture hire specialists to name a few. This helps streamline the planning process and adds peace of mind knowing that you’ll be working with quality vendors with a proven reputation.
Highlights of Kensington Palace London Events & Parties:
- Alcohol license
- Work with specialist event teams and creative event suppliers
Spaces At This Venue
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.
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.
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.
Kensington Palace London Catering
Kensington Palace is a dry hire venue providing you with a list of quality catering suppliers to craft an exquisite dining experience for your guests. Choose from a generous and varied selection of caterers specialising in Kosher, Asian, Indian and traditional English menus.
The palace’s caterers are known for using fresh, seasonal ingredients; innovative flavour fusions and creative presentation where food becomes art – almost too good to eat! Whether you’re after a banquet, themed food stations, roving canapes and bowl food or a gourmet barbecue, you’ll find something special among this handpicked list.
Hosts will need to hire bar services separately. Speak with the inhouse events team for more details.
Highlights of Catering at Kensington Palace London:
- Bespoke catering
- BYO alcohol + corkage
- Vegan menus available
- Hire caterers from the venue’s supplier list
- Kensington Gardens / Hyde Park
- Royal Albert Hall
- The Albert Memorial / Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
- Serpentine Gallery
- Min Jiang
- Park Terrace Restaurant
- Alexandrie Restaurant
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 ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Kensington Palace can accommodate a maximum of 800 guests in the Pavilion.
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 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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