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Receptions and dinners

An atmospheric and exuberant venue in London.

An atmospheric and exuberant venue in London.

Entertainment, ceremony and spectacle

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

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The Main Hall

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.

  • Capacity for up to 380 guests for dinners.
  • Capacity for up to 500 guests for receptions.

The Undercroft

An intimate venue for dinners and receptions or the perfect complement to the soaring, majestic Main Hall, the Undercroft was 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 types of events.

  • Capacity for up to 380 guests for receptions.
  • Capacity for up to 120 guests for dinners.

Hire information

Hire times

Banqueting House is a visitor attraction as well as prestigious events venue. We are guaranteed to be open to the public between 10.00 and 13.00 each day. Venue hire is available from 13.00 onwards.

We are able to offer all day hire on selected Thursdays throughout the year. Please contact us for further information.


Exclusive hire of Banqueting House starts at £10,500 plus VAT.

Approved suppliers

Whatever the nature of your event our preferred suppliers can help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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Contact us

If you would like to speak to a member of our team please call us on +44 (0)20 3166 6152.

Alternatively please complete our enquiry form and we’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

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