Dinners and receptions at Banqueting House

Our palace, your place

Our palace, your place

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


  • Available for hire from 13:00 onwards
  • All-day hire available on selected Thursdays: 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 available on selected Thursdays: please contact us for more information

Hire information

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.

The service provided throughout the evening was first class and the comments received from my client and invited guests were exceptional. Banqueting House comes highly recommended.

Janet Moore at JM Marketing Events Limited

Banqueting Hall set up for an event

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.

Find out more about our approved suppliers

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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