Dinners and receptions

Dinners and receptions

Banqueting House

Host your next dinner or reception in the last remaining part of Whitehall Palace. Conveniently located in London, the Banqueting House is an atmospheric and exuberant dinner and reception venue. 

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Venues and capacities

Venues Reception Dinner
The Main Hall 500 380
The Undercroft 380 120

The Main Hall

A banqueting hall with Rubens’ great masterpiece and perfect proportions – influenced by classical buildings of ancient Rome and 16th century Italy – offers a glorious backdrop to your event.

This dramatic venue is an exuberant space for dinners and receptions. Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Main Hall remains as versatile and inspiring as ever, spacious enough to accommodate large receptions, awards ceremonies and dinners, yet intimate for smaller personal celebrations.

Staged in a space purpose-built for entertainment, ceremony and spectacle, Banqueting House events have been leaving an impression for nearly 400 years.


  • An elegant and spectacular venue in the heart of London
  • Capacity for up to 380 guests
  • Peter Paul Rubens’ ceiling paintings give your reception a stunning setting
  • Enter via our beautiful entry hall and grand staircase
  • Immaculate facilities include easily accessible toilets and cloakroom

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The Undercroft

An intimate venue for dinners and receptions or the perfect complement to the soaring, majestic Main Hall, the Undercroft has capacity for up to 380 guests. Originally designed as a drinking den for James I and a place where he escaped the rigours of public life with his favourite courtiers, the Undercroft is an atmospheric venue for dinners and receptions which can be easily adapted for different set ups.

  • Available during the day (from 15.00) and in the evening
  • Capacity for up to 380 guests

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Call us on 020 3166 6152

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