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The sheer magnificence of the Banqueting House – built for entertaining – has dazzled revellers and guests of the monarch since the early 17th century. Today, this architectural and artistic masterpiece remains as inspiring as ever. Its beauty and grand scale intensify the genius of Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ ceiling, and serve as reminders of the venue’s long and splendid history.

As you gather among family and friends to celebrate and begin a new life together, the Banqueting House’s timeless majesty offers a powerful reminder of precious links to the past.

Whether you’d like a spectacular wedding or an intimate reception, the Banqueting House guarantees first-class service and an unforgettable backdrop for your very special occasion.

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Main Hall

Capacity - 500 for reception, 380 for dinner

The space - Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Main Hall remains as versatile and inspiring as ever. Spacious enough to accommodate large receptions and dinners, yet intimate for smaller personal celebrations, this light and quiet room boasts wonderful acoustics and magnificent pillars soaring toward one of the world’s great masterpieces: Rubens’ irreplaceable ceiling.

– One of London’s most desirable event spaces
– Peter Paul Rubens’ priceless ceiling paintings are breathtaking
– Guests make an entrance via a beautiful entry hall and grand staircase
– Immaculate facilities include easily accessible toilets and cloakroom

The Undercroft

Capacity - 380 for reception, 120 for dinner

The space- The intimate atmosphere of this vaulted space offers guests a pleasant complement to the soaring, majestic Main Hall. Once enjoyed as a drinking den by King James I and his riotous, party-loving courtiers, it still serves as a wonderful space for drinks receptions and late night parties.

– Kitchen is easily accessible on the same floor
– Air cooling for convenient temperature control
– Late-night drinking sessions aside, it is also a wonderful space for large dinners

So call us to discuss your wedding or why not come and see us?



Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests500
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersYes
Venue type: Banquet Hall, Hall, Historic Building


Banqueting House
Greater London
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By tube or rail
Located on Whitehall in central London, the Banqueting House is a short walk from Westminster, Charing Cross and Embankment Underground and rail stations.


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