Large-scale events

Big days out at Kensington Palace

Big days out at Kensington Palace

Spectacular events in the heart of London

With its acres of rolling gardens and convenient Central London location, Kensington Palace seems almost tailor-made for show-stopping events, from food and music festivals to private parties.

Indeed, the palace has played host to some sensational gatherings over the years, including large scale auctions and major charity concerts. Now, this magnificent Baroque palace could be the backdrop to your big event.

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East front of Kensington Palace with a blue sky and gardens in the foreground

Our Spaces

Kensington Palace and its surrounding parkland are available for daytime and evening hire. Download a brochure to get a feel for the different spaces on offer, then get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

Whatever the nature of your event, our dedicated events team will be on hand to provide first-class personal service from the initial planning stages, right through to completion.


  • Up to 500 guests


  • Available for daytime and evening hire

The Pavilion

The Kensington Palace Pavilion, a glass-fronted building overlooking the palace's famous Sunken Garden, replaces the Orangery at Kensington Palace until 2021.

This unique space provides a truly exclusive and memorable event experience for bespoke large-scale events.


  • Up to 800 guests for a standing reception across both rooms
  • Up to 300 guests for a seated dinner, with the option of a separate drinks reception area


  • Available for evening hire until 2021
  • The Pavilion temporarily replaces the Orangery, which will re-open in 2021 following a major conservation and building project.
Orange trees in a large white events space with large French windows on the far side

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 deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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Contact us

If you would like to hire Kensington Palace for your dinner or reception, please call our team on +44 (0)20 3166 6115 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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