Dinners and receptions at Banqueting House

Our Palace, Your Party

Our Palace, Your Party

Banqueting House is closed until further notice but is open for private events and weddings. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Built to entertain

Banqueting House has been the backdrop of spectacular feasts and celebrations for almost 400 years – now, this magnificent neo-classical hall in the heart of London could be the setting for your dinner or reception.

Built for entertaining, Banqueting House is ideal for events of all sizes, from intimate dinners to the most lavish receptions.

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The Main Hall

The Main Hall is one of the most breathtaking venues in the whole of London. A place of feasting and revelry since 1622, this exuberant Baroque feasting hall remains in high demand for events to this day.

With its soaring neo-classical columns and magnificent painted ceiling, the Main Hall is a majestic setting for fabulous dinners and receptions.


  • Up to 380 guests for dinner
  • Up to 500 guests for drinks receptions
  • Up to 300 for dinner and dance 


  • Available for hire from 13:00 onwards
  • All day hire is available on selected dates throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.

The Undercroft

With its cosy archways and snug corners, the Undercroft is as charming as the Main Hall is grand.

Originally designed as a drinking den for James I and his favourite courtiers to escape the rigours of public life, this atmospheric venue is perfect for all sorts of occasions, from intimate dinners to distinctive receptions.


  • Up to 380 guests for receptions
  • Up to 120 guests for dinner


  • Available for hire from 13:00 onwards
  • All day hire is available on selected dates throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.

Hire information

Standard venue hire at Banqueting House starts from 16:30, however early access is available from 13:00 (additional costs apply). We are also able to offer all day hire on selected dates of the year. Please get in touch with the Banqueting House Events Team to find out more. Please note that venue hire starts from £14,500 + VAT.

The team are extremely professional, sincere, genuine, trustworthy, and enjoyable to work with. They have all the connections and relationships necessary to make the dream in my head come to life. They achieved my vision and truly made our last night in London an incredible memory that my company still talks about to this day.

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Approved suppliers

Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the best caterers, florists, entertainers and production specialists in the industry.

Whether it’s a cosy dinner or a lavish reception, our approved suppliers will work with you to deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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Contact us

If you would like to hire Banqueting House for your dinner or reception, please call our team on +44 (0)20 3166 6152 to discuss your requirements.

Alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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