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Venue price From £73 per person
Venue capacity 16 - 8300 people

Spaces at Hampton Court Palace

This bright, airy 1920s-style orangery opens out into a walled garden reserved exclusively for you and your guests. Enjoy a champagne toast under the ancient trees before heading indoors for dinner and dancing until the small hours. Available during the day, The Garden Room also makes an ideal base for groups wanting to explore the palace and have lunch in an extremely private and peaceful setting.

Simply put, the Great Hall is one of the most spectacular spaces in the country. It is England's last and greatest medieval hall, the place where royal residents dined with courtiers, entertained dignitaries and celebrated until the early hours beneath the magnificent hammer-beam ceiling. Now, you can hire this jaw-dropping venue for dinners, banquets and extra-special receptions. The Great Hall is available from 18:30 onwards and can accommodate up to 270 guests for dinner.

Originally used as a meeting room for the Privy Council, the Cartoon Gallery is one of the largest of the palace's Georgian Rooms. Overlooking the charming fountains and colonnades of Fountain Court, the Cartoon Gallery gets its name from the Raphael masterworks that line the walls. These enchanting surroundings make it the perfect venue for a dinner to remember. The Cartoon Gallery is available from 18:30 onwards, and can accommodate up to 200 guests for dinner or 300 guests for a drinks receptions.

The King's Guard room is a majestic space in which to hold a wedding reception or wedding dinner. The room has a capacity of 200 for a drinks reception or 150 for a seated dinner, the space is steeped with military history. The King's Guard Room has stunning views out over the beautiful Privy Garden's, the walls shimmer with the swords, and muskets of the past. Guests access the room by ascending the spectacular King's Staircase, looking up at god's banquet on the ceiling above, a taste of what is to come!

Small by perfectly formed, the Little Banqueting House is one of the most picturesque spaces in Hampton Court Palace, ideal for intimate celebrations. Set peacefully amid the palace gardens, the Little Banqueting House affords beautiful views of the Thames, as well as the splendid Tudor and Baroque architecture of the palace itself. The Little Banqueting House can accommodate up to 50 guests for a reception and dinner and is licensed for civil ceremonies. Combine with The Garden Room for a large wedding reception after an intimate ceremony.

This long, graceful room was originally designed as a private greenhouse for King William III. The marble sculptures, wood panelling and classic chequerboard floor tiles belie the room's original purpose and today the Orangery makes a timelessly elegant venue for drinks receptions. You'll also have exclusive use of the glorious Privy Gardens, where you and your guests can enjoy drinks and photographs before heading inside for dinner, dancing and merrymaking until the small hours. The Orangery can accommodate up to 250 guests. It is available for hire in the evenings from 18:30 onwards.

This unique apartment, situated at the heart of Hampton Court Palace, is perhaps the most significant non-royal space at Hampton Court Palace. It was designed for Arnold Joost van Keppel, first Earl of Albemarle, between 1699-1701. Today, the Albemarle Suite can be used flexibly to accommodate a range of daytime events. Seating up to 24 banqueting style, guests can enjoy a lunch or afternoon tea while being treated to tours of the palace or grounds. Alternatively, arrive early and experience a private morning carriage ride around the palace gardens prior to a delicious breakfast.

About Hampton Court Palace

For centuries, Hampton Court Palace has boldly and magnificently played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings.

England’s most famous kings and queens, from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to William III and Mary II have dazzled audiences of ambassadors, courtiers, cardinals, artists and dignitaries with the grandeur and majesty of Hampton Court.