Your palace awaits

Your palace awaits

A stunning and dramatic backdrop to your special wedding day

As you gather among family and friends to celebrate and begin a new life together, the Banqueting House’s timeless majesty offers a powerful reminder of precious links to the past.

Whether you’d like a spectacular wedding or an intimate reception, the Banqueting House guarantees first-class service and an unforgettable backdrop for your very special occasion.

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Weddings at Banqueting House

The Main Hall

Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is truly a sight to behold.

Your families and guests arrive via the elegant entry hall, and follow in the footsteps of kings and queens, climbing the grand staircase to the majesty of the Main Hall.

Here, magnificent pillars and glittering chandeliers will draw guests' gazes toward one of the world's great masterpieces: Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ glorious painted ceiling.


  • Up to 400 guests for civil ceremonies
  • Up to 300 guests for a dinner/dance

Ceremony and reception options

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Combine your ceremony and wedding breakfast with a drinks reception and evening entertainment in the Undercoft
  • Stunning location for your wedding and guest photos


  • Available for hire from 13:00 onwards
  • All day hire available on selected Thursdays throughout the year

The Undercroft

Wonderfully atmospheric, the Undercroft is where Stuart kings once retreated from public life. Today, this intimacy – once favoured by England's monarchs – makes it a special space for an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing and celebration.

This charming, vaulted space will radiate with good cheer and joyous bustle as your family and friends gather to celebrate and offer congratulations.


  • Up to 150 guests for a civil ceremony
  • Up to 380 guests for a drinks reception

Ceremony and reception options

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Dramatic space for drinks receptions and evening entertainment
  • Can be combined with post-wedding photos, dinner and dancing in the magnificent Main Hall under Rubens' Ceiling


  • Available for hire from 13:00 onwards
  • All day hire available on selected Thursdays throughout the year

Hire information

Hire times

Banqueting House is a visitor attraction as well as a 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

From flowers to music and lighting, a personal event manager and carefully selected accredited suppliers will help you to enjoy a wonderful day that will become one of the highlights of your own family history.

Find out more about our approved suppliers

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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