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Dinners and receptions at Banqueting House

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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A general view of the table set up for a dinner event in Banqueting Hall.

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

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 350 guests for receptions
  • Up to 120 guests for dinner
Undercroft drinks reception- lit with pink/peach uplighters with four waiters with drinks on trays.

All day venue hire

Banqueting House is now available to hire all day and for multi-day use. We can accommodate large scale builds and a variety of events. Venue hire starts from £14,500+VAT for evening hire, and £22,000+VAT for all day hire. Time extensions are available until 1am. 

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.

Tiffanie Hoyt at BioFire Diagnostics

Close up view of canapes on a white plate at a Banqueting House wedding reception.

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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The Den at Banqueting House Showcase Event 2019. Luxury and exclusive dinner for 40 of our top clients, and potential clients as well as planners and press.
A general view of a wedding reception dinner set up in Banqueting Hall.

Contact us

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

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