Whether you are planning a spectacular wedding or a more intimate reception, Hampton Court Palace’s inspirational venues guarantees you and your guests a stirring atmosphere and a day you will always remember. Splendid formal gardens, elegant cobbled courtyards and magnificent Tudor and Baroque architecture make this 500 year old treasure a spectacular backdrop for your wedding.
PALACE STATE APARTMENTS: KING’S GUARD CHAMBER
This awe-inspiring room replicates William III’s assertion of power and dominance over his court, which is evident through the breath-taking display of nearly 3,000 swords, bayonets, muskets and pistols completed in 1699 by his gunsmith. Licensed for up to 130 for a civil ceremony.
PALACE STATE APARTMENTS: ORANGERY AND PRIVY GARDEN
This long, graceful room was originally designed as a private greenhouse for King William III. Today, drinks receptions spill out into the immaculate Privy Garden and can be followed by a procession through the magnificent State Apartments to one of the palace’s glorious dining rooms.
PALACE STATE APARTMENTS: GREAT HALL
Simply one of the most spectacular spaces in Britain, England’s last and greatest medieval hall is where royal residents dined with courtiers, entertained dignitaries and danced and celebrated until the early hours underneath its magnificent hammer beam ceiling. Licensed for up to 200 for a civil ceremony
PALACE STATE APARTMENTS: UNDERCROFT
Once Henry VIII’s beer cellar, the atmospheric Undercroft complements the majestic hall above, offering the perfect venue for dancing and after-dinner entertainment. Together with the Great Hall, the two spaces make a gorgeous setting for an unforgettable wedding. The capacity for drinks, dinner and dancing in the palace state apartments is 220 people. Evening hire from 18:30. There is a list of approved suppliers and caterers who are permitted to work within these historic and sensitive spaces
LITTLE BANQUETING HOUSE
Picturesque and welcoming, the Little Banqueting House is perfect for intimate celebrations. Set peacefully among palace gardens and spectacularly decorated, the interior’s 18thcentury paintings and murals by Antonio Verrio offer a classic backdrop for your civil ceremony, reception or dinner. Along with beautiful views of the Thames, you will enjoy a wonderful vista of the Tudor and Baroque architecture from the stone. Also 50 people for a civil ceremony and dancing, available for daytime and evening hire.
There is a list of approved suppliers and caterers who are permitted to work within these historic and sensitive spaces.