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Dinners and receptions

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A venue for the ages

A prestigious stage for hundreds of years, the state rooms are where powerful politicians and courtiers jostled for influence and the ear of the king. Today, this beautiful palace offers you a variety of exciting, versatile spaces for hire.

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Due to the nature of our venue, we are limited to holding no more than 80 events at Kensington Palace each year.

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The Orangery

It is perhaps the world’s most beautiful orangery. Popular year-round, this palatial venue can accommodate receptions for up to 570 when using the terrace and marquees. Queen Anne intended it as a greenhouse for her orange trees in winter, but it was frequently used as a party venue for balls and celebrations.


  • Capacity for up to 120 guests for a dinner dance
  • Capacity for up to 200 guests for a lunch or dinner
  • Capacity for up to 300 guests for a reception and can accommodate larger receptions with lawn and terrace marquees
  • Venue available for evening and limited daytime hire

The State Apartments

Utilise several spaces within the King’s State Apartments to accommodate larger guest numbers, including the King’s Dining Room. An imposing image of King Charles I on horseback dominates the room’s east end, first built to showcase King William III’s finest paintings. Today, the palace’s largest and longest room is filled with Royal Collection masterpieces and is popular for receptions and dinners as well as private concerts and recitals.

  • Capacity for up to 220 guests for a drinks reception
  • Capacity for up to 170 guests for a dinner
  • Venue available for evening hire

The Queen’s Gallery

This long, spacious room offers stunning views over Kensington Gardens and the palace’s Wiggly Walk. Once a domestic space where Queen Mary II and her ladies-in-waiting would embroider, the gallery has great acoustics and comfortably accommodates large numbers.

  • Capacity for up to 170 guests for a drinks reception
  • Capacity for up to 70 guests for a dinner
  • Venue available for evening hire

The Entrance Hall

This spacious entrance opens onto the beautiful East Front Gardens. The hall elegantly includes four spaces that lead guests into the heart of the palace, where they can mingle as part of a large drinks reception or assemble for a private view.

  • Capacity for up to 400 guests for a drinks reception
  • Capacity for up to 230 guests for a dinner
  • Venue available for evening hire

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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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If you would like to speak to a member of our team please call us on +44 (0)20 3166 6115.

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