Cartoon Gallery at Hampton Court Palace
The Cartoon Gallery is an impressive, long, oak paneled reception room suitable for events with up to 300 guests for a reception. The Cartoon Gallery houses the copies of Raphael's original works, guests at a cocktail reception can admire the paintings while mingling. Originally William III wanted to keep this room for private use. Today, the splendour of the room is a reminder to guests, of the royalty who occupied this room in years gone by.
King's Drawing Room at Kensington Palace
A magnificent space inside the Palace, the King's Drawing Room can host 90 guests for the wedding supper or up to 100 for a reception. The Cupola Room can be hired also to increase the capacity to up to 190 for a reception. A good idea for those looking for two distinct spaces for drinks and the wedding dinner. This room is flooded with lots of natural light, with the windows looking out over spectacular views of the Gardens, fantastic for morning receptions.
Main Hall at Banqueting House
The Main Hall at Banqueting House with it's majestic double height ceilings, can hold a drinks reception of 500 or seat 320 for a dinner dance. The Main Hall is entered through a separate entrance hall and grand staircase making it the perfect wedding reception venue. From the original ceiling paintings by Peter Paul Ruben to the Ionic Grecian pillars, the facets of the hall come together to make the space bright, airy and beautifully ceremonious.
The Orangery and Privy Gardens at Hampton Court Palace
Just like the monarchs did, guests can arrive to the orangery and privy gardens via river boat and through the gilded screens. Up to 250 (max) guests can be accommodated in the former private greenhouse and gardens of William III. A beautiful space for a wedding reception in the summer months, guests can wander between the orangery and the gardens, through the round head hollys and pyramid yews with their drinks.
Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace
Little Banqueting House is a quaint venue decorated in 18th century style complete with paintings and murals. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding ceremony for small weddings of up to 50 guests or a wedding reception dinner for up to 50 guests. The house has views of the river and a gorgeous private English garden, excellent for summer weddings. From the terrace guests can look out over to the main palace and see where the Tudor meets the baroque of this enchanting place.
Queen's Gallery at Kensington Palace
The Queen's Gallery is a long and spacious room with original wood paneling and flooring. The artwork displaced in this room was chosen by Queen Mary II herself with a view to hold dinner parties, drinks receptions and pre-dinner drinks. The Queen's Gallery also has majestic views of the Palace gardens, guests can admire the view while sipping champagne before the wedding dinner.
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