For grand summer events for up to 200 guests, Kensington Palace is an ideal summer venue. The venue’s Orangery, which has already hosted several glamorous events, is perfect for occasions that require dancing, amplified music, and comperes. The Orangery features a grand stone terrace, which serves as an excellent location for a summer drinks reception. A marquee can be added for larger events to accommodate up to 570 guests.
Other event spaces at Kensington Palace include the elegant Orangery, which features graceful arches, intricate scrollwork, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjoining Terrace offers an indoor-outdoor space that overlooks a serene avenue of trees and lawns. The Cupola Room, where Queen Victoria was christened, and the King’s Drawing Room, with its magnificent ceiling, are perfect for hosting dinners and can be combined with a reception in the Sunken Garden. The Queen’s Gallery, a large and light-filled room with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, is ideal for pre-dinner receptions.
The Hub, the Palace’s dramatic entrance hall, features a stunning light sculpture replicating Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. The King’s Gallery, the largest and longest of the state apartments, has remained unchanged since it was decorated for King George I in 1727. The Sunken Garden, a tranquil ornamental garden of classical proportions, was planted in 1908 and modelled on a similar garden at Hampton Court Palace. The King’s Drawing Room, flooded with natural light and offering spectacular views of the Gardens, is perfect for relaxed summer receptions.