Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace
A setting for stately spectaculars
For centuries, Hampton Court Palace has boldly and magnificently played host to gala celebrations, festive banquets and historic meetings. England’s most famous kings and queens, from Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to William III and Mary II, dazzled audiences of ambassadors, courtiers, cardinals, artists and dignitaries with the grandeur and majesty of Hampton Court.
Today, you and your wedding guests can step onto this inspiring stage and experience the soaring state rooms, grand staircases, cobbled courtyards and gorgeous gardens of one of the greatest palaces ever built.
Whether you are planning a spectacular wedding or a more intimate reception, Hampton Court Palace’s inspirational venues guarantee you and your guests a stirring atmosphere – and a day you will always remember. You will enjoy first-class, personal service from a dedicated manager able to advise and help you choose the perfect space.
6 separate spaces to choose from.
Capacity - 400 for reception, 270 for dinner. Available for evening hire
The space - It is simply one of the most spectacular spaces in Britain. England’s last and greatest medieval hall, this magnificent venue is where royal residents dined with courtiers, entertained dignitaries and danced, laughed and celebrated until the early hours underneath its awesome hammer beam ceiling.
– Commissioned by Henry VIII, The Story of Abraham tapestries cost £3 for less than a square yard at a time when a family could survive on £5 a year
– A special venue for music – with its wonderful acoustics and a dais that makes a natural stage
– Increase capacity with use of the Great Watching Chamber
Capacity - 250 for reception, 220 for dancing, 180 for dinner. Available for evening hire
The space- It was once Henry VIII’s beer cellar. Today, 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 magnificent setting for an unforgettable event.
Capacity - 300 for reception, 200 for dinner
Available for evening hire
King William III intended this long, oak-panelled room for his personal use, before deciding to display an awesome set of ‘cartoons’ by the Renaissance master Raphael. Today, guests enjoy the wonderful 17th-century copies of Raphael’s originals, as well as views of fountains and colonnades in the courtyard below.
– This large reception space easily links to the grand William III’s Apartments to accommodate even larger numbers
– The impressive cartoons (working drawings) that currently occupy the gallery are probably by painter Henry Cooke
The Orangery and Privy Garden
Capacity - 250 for reception, 150 for dinner
The space - This long graceful room was originally designed as a private greenhouse for King William III. The Orangery opens onto the immaculate Privy Garden, where guests can wander among the pyramid yews and round-headed holly trees.
– A fantastic venue for summer drinks receptions
– Just as monarchs did, guests can arrive by river and through the fabulous gilded screens by French master blacksmith Jean Tijou
Capacity - 150 for civil ceremony, 300 for reception, 220 for lunch, dinner and dancing. Available for day and evening hire
The space - An all-purpose venue, nestled within its own private walled garden.
– Private paved terrace leads guests to the stunning surrounding gardens
– Beautiful wall of French doors open out into the private walled garden
Little Banqueting House
Capacity - 50 for civil ceremony, 80 for reception, 50 for lunch and dinner. Available for day and evening hire
The space - From the terrace of this hidden gem guests will enjoy stunning views of the Tudor and Baroque palaces merging together. Inside, the venue’s main room offers spectacular decoration, with 18th-century paintings and murals by Antonio Verrio, as well as beautiful views of the river.
– Built by King William III for his personal entertaining
– Idyllic private walled garden and easy access to other areas, including the picturesque Pond Gardens
– Just as guests of the King once did, yours may wish to make an entrance and arrive by river
Palace courtyards - 1,200 for reception, 600 for dinner, 360 for dinner and dancing
Palace grounds - 3,000 for reception, 1,500 for dinner, 1,000 for dinner and dancing
By special permission, marquees can be raised throughout the palace’s complex of charming courtyards or within its immaculate gardens and grounds. With 750 acres of tranquil rolling parkland available, Hampton Court offers a wonderful backdrop for large-scale events.
– Purpose-built structures can be positioned to take advantage of unforgettable vistas of Hampton Court
– Gardens run down to the River Thames and feature sparkling fountains and glorious displays of over 200,000 flowering bulbs