Breathtaking in its magnificence, Hampton Court Palace has been home to many of England’s most powerful monarchs, but perhaps its most famous royal resident was King Henry VIII. It has seen dazzlingly lavish balls and glamorous parties in its time, but now it is available for you to hire and host your very own royal palace wedding.
Spectacle & Romance
Hampton Court’s majesty will take your breath away, and whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a large, grand affair, the romance of Hampton Court will thrill you, your family and friends. Wander through its immaculate formal gardens and cobbled courtyards; take wedding photos in front of its magnificent Tudor and Baroque architecture; and feel the history. Around every corner you will find a magical backdrop for your wedding photos it truly is one of the jewels in England’s crown.
The Palace has two venues licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and each have extra spaces available for your reception.
THE GARDEN ROOM
Beautifully light and airy, the Garden Room opens out onto your own private garden. Vast in size, this garden was once used by King Henry VIII, but can be yours to use exclusively to sip champagne with your wedding guests before adjourning into the spacious, 1920s-style orangery for dinner and dancing. You can, of course, host your reception in Henry VIII’s glorious Great Hall. Featuring an incredible hammer-beam ceiling, the Great Hall is England’s last and greatest medieval hall and is one of the most stunning rooms in Britain. It can accommodate up to 270 diners, or 400 guests at a reception. Henry VIII’s beer cellar The Undercroft perfectly complements the Great Hall above it and can be used after dinner for dancing and entertainment. The oak panelled Cartoon Gallery can also be used for dinners and receptions. Once featuring ‘cartoons’ by Renaissance artist, Raphael, it now hangs copies of the originals and has beautiful views over Fountain Court.
LITTLE BANQUETING HOUSE
Originally built by William III for personal entertaining, the Little Banqueting House is set within the palace gardens opposite the famous sunken garden and is ideal for more intimate weddings. It features its own private walled garden, has gorgeous views of the River Thames and offers a fabulous vista of the Tudor and Baroque architecture from the stone terrace. Within, are paintings and murals by 18th century artist Antonio Verrio. You and your guests may even make an entrance by arriving by river, as the King once did.
When you hire Hampton Court Palace as your unique wedding venue, you will receive your own dedicated wedding events team which will meet with you regularly to help you create the wedding day you have always imagined. The team will also introduce you to a number of exceptional suppliers who will pool their talents together to ensure your day runs without a hitch.
Whatever you can imagine for your ideal day, we will help you make the most of this magnificent and versatile venue. Wedding & Events Team at Hampton Court Palace
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