Kensington Palace is an exquisite working royal residence favoured by Queens and princesses since the 17th century. The childhood home of Queen Victoria and residence of Diana, Princess of Wales, Kensington Palace has recently been refurbished and offers a variety of elegant venues set within beautiful ornamental gardens.

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Weddings at Kensington Palace

Your guests will be entranced by the elegance and romance of this wonderful garden setting, favoured by the most fashionable royals. The Orangery, licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies, was built in 1704 as Queen Anne’s “summer supper house” and has remained a favourite for court entertaining ever since. This fairytale wedding setting is a beautifully light venue, with intricate decoration within, while outside meticulously manicured lawns and majestic bay trees lie in attendance.

For receptions, the palace offers a variety of gorgeous settings from the arresting Cupola Room, to the dramatic entrance hall, The Hub, with its eye-catching electro-luminescent sculpture, designed to evoke Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. Whichever space you choose for your wedding, it will help you create the day of your most treasured dreams!

Christmas at Kensington Palace

What could be more magical that setting your Christmas party in a real Palace?!

This beautiful venue is hugely versatile so there’s tonnes of ways you can host your own bespoke event, with a party tailored to perfectly suit your needs. Why not start at Kensington Palace’s dramatic entrance hall, where the gorgeous eye-catching light sculpture, based on Queen Victoria’s wedding gown, will immediately grab your guests’ attention? A drinks reception amid the twinkling lights will set the perfect festive tone and ensure that everyone is feeling very Christmassy!

Guests can then make their way to the stunning Orangery, excitement building as they cross the uplit tree-lined walkway beneath a crisp winter sky. Then they can nestle in for a cosy evening of festive fun in this spectacular venue. The Christmas party will be on everyone’s lips for a long time to come, after all, it’s not often that guests get to enjoy the royal treatment!

Rooms in the Kensington Palace

The Orangery

Standing 300 Long Tables 150 Standing 200 Standing 150

The delightful, light and airy Orangery features elegant scrollwork, graceful arches and floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjoining Terrace makes for a wonderful indoor-outdoor space and overlooks an avenue of trees and lawns.

Cupola Room

Standing 100 Long Tables 80 Standing 80

The formal routines of court life and royal business were conducted in these finely decorated rooms which include the Cupola room where Queen Victoria was christened and the King’s Drawing Room with its magnificent ceiling. Excellent for hosting dinners and may be combined with a reception in the Sunken Garden.

Queen's Gallery

Standing 170

This large, light room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling was Queen Mary II’s personal sitting room where she entertained friends. Today, it is perfect for pre-dinner receptions.

The Hub

Standing 400 Long Tables 188 Standing 188

The dramatic entrance hall of Kensington Palace features a stunning light sculpture composed of electroluminescent wire dappled with Swarovski crystals. The design is an exact replica of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress.

King's Drawing Room

Standing 100 Long Tables 90 Standing 90

The Sunken Garden

Standing 80

King's Gallery

Standing 150 Long Tables 96 Standing 170 Standing 96