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Kensington Palace Summer Venue

Kensington, W8 4PX
  • 700
    Maximum Guests
  • 140

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.




Google Reviews

26,706 reviews
  • Jonas Maenhout
    Jonas Maenhout
    a week ago

    Obviously this palace isn't as nice as the much more famous Buckingham palace but I still really enjoyed my visit here. The gardens in front of the palace make it a very tranquil experience and the perfect getaway from the busy city. Highly recommended if you're in Kensington.

  • steven Nash
    steven Nash
    3 weeks ago

    Fantastic day out. Beautifully restored and amazing displays. The newly Queen Victoria apartments are outstanding. Fabulous helpful staff and very very good cafe. Looking forward to the Orangery reopening.

  • M. Samson
    M. Samson
    a week ago

    Kensington Palace is a historic royal residence located in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. The palace is open to the public, allowing visitors to explore and learn about its royal residents, and discover its rich history through various exhibitions and displays. It's also surrounded by beautiful gardens, including the famous Sunken Garden, which was redesigned in tribute to Princess Diana.

  • Mai Thy Nguyen
    Mai Thy Nguyen
    a month ago

    I used National Art Pass to get free entry, so I couldn't book a ticket in advance. However, the queue was not very long, and I got in after about 5 minutes. Make sure to pick up an audio guide. A map is not really necessary because there were specific paths to follow. The staff at Kensington Palace were very friendly and helpful. I attended one of the talks at the King's State Apartments, and it was very interesting. I also enjoyed walking around the garden after visiting the Palace. Overall, it was an enjoyable afternoon.

  • Jo F
    Jo F
    4 weeks ago

    We came here last weekend for a stroll which was nice, I’ve been here in the summer when all the flowers are bloomed but currently that wasn’t the case. Lovely views of the lake and swans when you pass by and the main building which has a cafe and wash facilities. I’m sure we will return here in the summer.

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