The Banqueting House is closed to the public for planned conservation work - it will re-open on 20 April 2018.
Our palace, your place
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.
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.
The Main Hall can accommodate up to 380 guests for dinner and up to 500 guests for drinks receptions.
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.
The Undercroft can accommodate up to 380 guests for receptions and up to 120 guests for dinner.
As well as being a prestigious events venue, Banqueting House is a popular visitor attraction, which is open to the public between 10.00 and 13.00 each day.
We open our doors for venue hire seven days a week from 13.00 onwards, although we are able to offer all-day hire on selected Thursdays throughout the year. Please contact us for further information.
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 deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.Find out more about our approved suppliers