Banqueting House | London SW1

Built in 1622 and located on Whitehall, Banqueting House is spectacular in every way. Featuring impressive ceiling paintings by Rubens, its scale and beauty still continue wow guests today, just as they did the kings, queens and courtiers who feasted and celebrated here centuries ago. Now it is available for you to hire for your truly unique palace wedding venue in London.


Originally designed for entertaining royal guests in 1622, the Main Hall is a wonderfully versatile space that can be used for intimate weddings or large wedding parties of up to 380 guests. Reached through a beautiful entry hall and grand staircase, the hall’s ceilings were painted by the famous Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and remain just as magnificent today as they were when they were first painted nearly four centuries ago.


Banqueting House’s atmospheric Undercroft is also licensed for weddings and civil partnerships. Formerly used by the Stuart monarchs for great revelries, its low ceilings and arches create a fabulously relaxed and ambient space.


Banqueting House’s expert events team know how to put on an event of royal standards, so rest assured that they can guide you every step of the way to make sure your wedding or civil partnership is remembered as one of your families’ all time highlights.


Banqueting House
SW1A 2ERt: 020 3166 6152
e: banquetinghouseevents[at]


Banqueting House – one of the Royal Palaces –  offers two unique spaces for you to hold your wedding:

  • The Undercroft – standing: 350 guests; seated dinner: 120 guests.
  • The Main Hall – standing: 450 guests; dinner/dance: 300 guests; maximum seated dinner: 380 guests. Theatre style setup can host up to 400 guests in the Main Hall.


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Registry Office

Westminster City Council
1st Floor
City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6QP

t: 020 7641 1303
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