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Kensignton Palace

Kensington Palace

Surrounded by tranquil gardens, Kensington Palace has been home to generations of Royal women, including Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Built by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II, the palace hosts dinners, receptions and banquets. Rooms range from the opulent Red Saloon to the North Drawing Room, the scene of Queen Victoria’s birth in 1819.

Your guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Sunken Garden, take a private tour of the state apartments and view any current special exhibitions.

Adjacent to the palace is the spacious and light Orangery, which was constructed for Queen Anne in 1704. It may be combined with a marquee on the terrace or lawns to accommodate more than 1,000 – making it ideal for wedding receptions and dinners.

We run the restaurant in the Orangery, where day visitors can enjoy morning coffee, a light lunch or afternoon tea. Alongside the restaurant, we’re opening an 80-seat café with a family-friendly, grab-and-go catering offer.

Venue secret

When her husband, William III, was away, Mary II decided to build a gallery of her own; the resulting Queen’s Gallery was to be the first sitting room in the palace and used for recreational activities. In the reign of Mary’s sister Queen Anne, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great was received in this room; his portrait still hangs there today. Now the Gallery is more likely to receive guests at a sparkling pre-dinner reception.
Ideal for
Large scale events
Queen’s Gallery
The State Apartments
The Red Saloon
The Duchess’s of Teck’s Saloon
North Drawing Room
Sunken Garden
The Orangery
Princess Margaret’s Apartment
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