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Kensington Palace
  • A magnificent 17th century royal palace
  • In Hyde Park in the centre of London
  • The childhood home of Queen Victoria
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies
  • A range of rooms in the State Apartments
  • The Kensington Pavilion is a new, flexible space
  • Experienced events team for a perfect day
  • Choose from a selection of expert suppliers

Many couples want to feel like royalty on their wedding day. At Kensington Palace you can actually tie the knot following the footsteps of kings and queens. Once the home of the young Queen Victoria and now the residence of Princes William and Harry, this London palace can host an elegant and charming wedding.

Kensington Palace is a highly exclusive wedding venue that only hosts a limited number of weddings each year. The palace events manager, along with an array of accredited suppliers can provide the utmost luxury to your nuptials, surrounded by centuries of graceful architecture.

History

Kensington Palace has been a royal home for over three centuries. It was originally Nottingham House, a small house in London until William and Mary decided it would be the perfect spot for an easy commute to Parliament without the smog at Whitehall. They refurbished and extended the building and moved in on Christmas Eve 1689.

The palace's most famous royal resident was Queen Victoria. She was baptised in the Cupola Room. She lived here until she became queen in 1837 and her statue (sculpted by her daughter Louise) still resides in the gardens.

In more recent royal history, Princess Margaret lived at Kensington Palace with her husband Lord Snowdon and afterwards the Prince and Princess of Wales, who raised Princes William and Harry here. Now, the palace remains the residence of the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex.

Facilities

Kensington Palace has a range of spaces, both inside and out. Whether you choose the East Front Gardens or the King's Drawing Room, you can walk where kings and queens have walked for centuries.

The Kensington Pavilion

Overlooking the palace's magnificent Sunken Garden, the Pavilion is a purpose-built space with endless flexibility. The two rooms inside create enough space for a large combined guest capacity and you can even enjoy drinks on the terrace outside. This fantastic new venue can be used in any way you want to create a truly unique wedding experience for you and all of your guests. Unlike the rest of the palace, you can hire the space for the daytime as well as the evening.

Dinner capacity - 300 guests
Reception capacity - 800 guests

State Apartments

Step inside the palace itself to enjoy dinner and your evening reception. In the King's Gallery, have a delicious meal surrounded by masterpieces from the Royal Collection of pictures. The Cupola Room provides the perfect ambience for a much smaller and more intimate affair under a glorious trompe l'oeil ceiling with views over the gardens. You can even hold your ceremony in one of these fantastic spaces!

The Gardens

There are several garden areas which you can use for your wedding reception. These lush spaces will bring a profusion of colour to your wedding photographs, as well as a good helping of history. Samuel Pepys waxed lyrical about the Sunken Garden (now suitable for up to 80 guests) in his diary. For a larger affair, choose the Orangery Lawns which lie next to Kensington Palace itself. You can hire a marquee and enjoy an evening with up to 1000 guests.

Suppliers

Kensington Palace has careful selected the best caterers, florists and decoration specialists to make your wedding day an extraordinary occasion. Choose from a list of suppliers who are familiar with the palace to ensure everything goes smoothly on your big day. Work with a personal event manager to distil your exact wishes in order to create a beautiful and unique wedding day.

If you have fallen in love with Kensington Palace, get in touch and book your wedding using the buttons to the right and below.

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Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens
London
W8 4PX
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