5 Historic Royal Palaces for Hire to Make You Feel Like Royalty

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Everybody wants to attend a royal party so, why not host one yourself? 

England is filled with beautiful historic palaces and castles and now you can book one of them for your next private event.

This list of five venues is a great place to start if you want to have your Guests feel like royalty. Become enchanted with the palaces that have defined our royal family for centuries. So, grab your crown and get reading! 

1. Kew Palace

 

royal palace with green lawns and paved walkway

Kew Palace, located on the banks of the River Thames in South West London, is a quiet and intimate palace found within the Royal Kew Gardens. It’s limewash brick and greenery take you back in time to the 17th century. Available for 40 to 60 people, your Guests will be surrounded with the charm of Kew Palace.  

With its intimacy and greenery combined with its picturesque nature, Kew Palace is the ideal venue for a summer soiree, a company party, and a team celebration. 

2. Hampton Court Palace

great hall with banquet-style tables
Step into the Great Hall where our Great Kings and Queens dined and celebrated so many years before us. The Great Hall is a hidden gem of Hampton Court Palace located just roughly 27 km from the city of London. 

The high beam ceilings and detail will give your party a sense of enchantment they can’t find anywhere else. Being at the centre of the Tudor Palace, your Guests will get to witness the same intricate Gothic architecture as Henry VIII, for a dinner party they will never forget. 

3. White Tower, Tower of London

tower of london at nighttime
While eerie and dark thoughts may surround the aura of the Tower of London, there is much-hidden beauty and elegance in this historical London fortress. Situated right on the River Thames, the Tower of London has been a symbol of this iconic city for over 1,000 years. 

The White Tower, available for booking only in the evening, is a classic yet adaptable Space with the ability to cater to all the needs of your event.

Whether it be 60 seated Guests at a long table for a royal dinner or 250 for a drinks reception, the White Tower is a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime location that you don’t want to miss out on.

4. Banqueting House

banqueting hall with round tables and floral decorations
Situated in the heart of London, the Banqueting House allows you to step into a royal treasure with its high painted ceilings and glistening chandeliers. Home to the English Monarchs in the late 16th century, the Banqueting House allows you to host up to 380 Guests for dinner. 

The tables can be fixed into round tables of 10, or they can take you back to banquet style of Elizabethan London with three long tables. Either way, you can’t go wrong! Your Guests will never want their royal treatment to end while they dine at the Banqueting House.

5. Kensington Palace

Home to royalty for almost 400 years and the most recent royal wedding, it’s no secret that Kensington Palace is a real-life fantasy. 

Kensington Palace is a reflection of royalty and who wouldn’t want to have that backdrop for their next private party? Guests have a choice of celebrating inside and out and can now use the new designated event Space “The Kensington Palace Pavilion”. 

This Space is designed to accommodate receptions with 500 standing Guests or 350 seated. Surrounded by the greenery of the Kensington Palace Grounds, the Pavillion is the ideal venue for elegant celebrations, dinner parties, and even fashion shows.

So there you have it, five stunning, iconic historic event venues to hire for your next event. For more inspiration for your next event, you can explore our collection of historic event venues.

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