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Banqueting House

Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is a dazzling historic venue in the heart of London. Designed by Inigo Jones for James I in the Palladian style, it is one of England's earliest Classical buildings. Your guests will walk in the footsteps of royalty as they enjoy their event under the magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. With its glittering chandeliers and soaring pillars, it is an ideal setting for dinners, receptions and award ceremonies. Underneath the Main Hall is the atmospheric vaulted Undercroft suitable for more intimate dinners.

Spaces at Banqueting House

  • 380 - 500m2 (4090 - 5382ft2)
  • 120 - 500 people
  • Ddisabled access

Undercroft

Situated below the main hall is the undercroft. Once the drinking den of James I, this space provides a change of atmosphere and modernity to the floor above. It's warm lighting and interesting alcoves make it a romantic setting for a wedding ceremony or wedding reception. It can host up to 150 for a civil ceremony, up to 380 fora drinks, 120 to dine or 250 for an after party. The atmosphere can be adapted with floristry and lighting to reflect the couples taste or to change the mood for the evening.

  • 380m2 (4090ft2)
  • 120 - 380 people
  • D disabled access

Contrasting to the Main Hall above, the Undercroft of Banqueting house was designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends and was used for riotous parties and gambling. Its vaulted space provides a perfect ambience for pre-dinner drinks, atmospheric after parties and it's neutral colours make it perfect for branding and colour washes. The undercroft can be hired either by itself or in addition to the Main Hall above. Banqueting house is closed on Thursdays allowing for all day builds and set ups for large events, alternatively it can be used for luxury conferencing and daytime events.

  • 380m2 (4090ft2)
  • 120 - 380 people
  • D disabled access

The Undercroft can seat 120 to dine and provides an intimate but atmospheric space for guests. The Undercroft was favoured by King Charles II as it was a space to get away from public life and provides a sanctuary away from the crowded streets of Westminster. The vaulted undercroft can lend itself to a number of layouts and can be embellished with lighting, floristry and entertainment for guests to enjoy.

  • 380m2 (4090ft2)
  • 120 - 380 people
  • D disabled access

Main Hall

The Main Hall at Banqueting House with it's majestic double height ceilings, can hold a drinks reception of 500 or seat 380 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.

  • 500m2 (5382ft2)
  • 320 - 500 people

The double height ceilings in the Main Hall mean for fantastic acoustics, in this grandiose, light and airy space. The space has a reception capacity of 500. A stunning venue to host an extra special evening. The Grecian pillars and fantastic ceiling painting are an excellent framework for fundraisers and charity balls, concerts and award ceremonies, fashion shows to drinks receptions and all manner of extra special celebrations.

  • 500m2 (5382ft2)
  • 320 - 500 people

Able to seat 380 comfortably to dine, this hall was originally built in 1622 to be a entertaining and dining space for King James I. Seating can be arranged into intimate round tables of up to 10, or arranged into up to 3 spectacular long tables spanning the length of the hall. The original ceiling paintings commissioned by King Charles I are a magnificent sight and certainly do not lack for a talking point!

  • 500m2 (5382ft2)
  • 320 - 500 people

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