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Take advantage of our idyllic riverside location in Surrey, and close proximity to London.

For more than 500 years, Hampton Court Palace has played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings. England’s most famous kings and queens dazzled audiences with the grandeur and majesty of Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court has some of the most spectacular event spaces in Britain, offering the perfect venue for your dinner or reception.

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Discover more about our venues at Hampton Court Palace in our brochure.

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Great Hall Private Dinner

The Great Hall

Simply one of the most spectacular spaces in Britain, England’s last and greatest medieval hall is where royal residents dined with courtiers, entertained dignitaries and danced and celebrated until the early hours underneath its magnificent hammer beam ceiling.

  • Available evenings only (18.30 onwards)
  • Capacity for up to 270 guests for dinner

The Cartoon Gallery

Originally used as a meeting room for the Privy Council, the Cartoon Gallery is one of the largest of the palace's Georgian Rooms which overlooks the fountains and colonnades of Fountain Court. When lit, this view of the Palace creates a fantastic spectacle for your guests to enjoy.

  • Available evenings only (18.30 onwards)
  • Capacity for up to 200 guests for dinner
Cartoon Gallery drinks reception
Hampton Court Palace The King's Eating Room

The King’s Eating Room

A beautiful room, this is where William III would occasionally eat in the presence of important courtiers. This room is perfect for an intimate dinner or reception.

  • Available evenings only (18.30 onwards)
  • Capacity for up to 40 guests for dinner

The Great Watching Chamber

This intriguing room, which adjoins King Henry VIII's Great Hall, was where royal bodyguards kept guard, or 'watch' over the King.

  • Available evenings only (18.30 onwards)
  • Capacity for up to 100 guests for dinner

The Orangery and Privy Garden

This long, graceful room was originally designed as a private greenhouse for King William III. Today, drinks receptions spill out into the immaculate Privy Garden and can be followed by a procession through the magnificent State Apartments to one of the palace’s glorious dining rooms.

  • Available evenings only (18.30 onwards)
  • Capacity for up to 220 guests for drinks receptions

The Little Banqueting House

Picturesque and welcoming, the Little Banqueting House is perfect for intimate celebrations. Set peacefully among palace gardens and spectacularly decorated, the interior’s 18th century paintings and murals by Antonio Verrio offer a classic backdrop for your reception or dinner.

  • Capacity for up to 50 guests for lunch or dinner

The Garden Room

Light and airy, this beautiful room opens out into a walled garden reserved exclusively for you and your guests. Enjoy a champagne toast under ancient trees in the lush greenery, followed by dinner and dancing in this spacious and versatile 1920s-style orangery.

  • Capacity for up to 180 guests for lunch or dinner

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Whatever the nature of your event our preferred suppliers can help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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