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Weddings in the Little Banqueting House

Intimate, peaceful, picturesque

Intimate, peaceful, picturesque

The space

Small but perfectly formed, the Little Banqueting House is ideal for intimate riverside wedding ceremonies, receptions or dinners. Perfect for host wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 50 guests. 

This hidden gem offers stunning views over the River Thames, as well as the Tudor and Baroque architecture of Hampton Court Palace. Hire  starts from just £5,000 plus VAT.

The highlight of the sumptuous interior is undoubtedly the spectacular paintings and ceiling murals by Antonio Verrio, which date to the 18th century.

You and your guests will also enjoy exclusive use of our private walled garden, which is perfect for drinks receptions or after dinner dancing.

Ceremony and reception options

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Suitable for intimate receptions and dinners
  • Accommodates up to 50 guests
  • Available for daytime and evening hire
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The South Front and the Little Banqueting House, looking north-east from the River Thames. Trees and shrubbery on the left and right of the image frame the view across the Thames of the Little Banqueting House with the South Front in the background.
Guests at lunch in the Little Banqueting House.


Hire of the Little Banqueting House includes:

  • Day and/or evening hire of our intimate riverside wedding and reception space for up to 50 guests
  • Use of the historic courtyards, staircases and gardens of Hampton Court Palace for your wedding photos
  • Exclusive access to a private walled garden for drinks receptions and the option of after dinner dancing within a marquee
  • First-class, personal service from your dedicated manager, on hand to help from start to finish
The Little Banqueting House Civil Ceremony at Hampton Court Palace set for 50 guests with flower arrangements on the isle chairs
View of Little Banqueting Hall.
One long table in the Little Banqueting House.
Wedding photos from Will and Jonny's Little Banqueting House Wedding Ceremony. The couple walking the colonnade walk way of Clock Court, holding hands.

Combine our venues to create your special day

Combine your intimate ceremony within the Little Banqueting House with a larger drinks reception, dinner and dance in our other wedding and reception venues.

For example, you could choose:

  • A larger reception, dinner and dance in the Garden Room (up to 180 guests)
  • Dancing within the palace in our Undercroft (up to 220 guests)

Contact us

If you would like to hire the Little Banqueting House or any of our other venues at Hampton Court Palace, please call our team on +44 (0)20 3166 6507 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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Wedding ceremony setup in Little Banqueting House.

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