Venues For Hire  •  Central London

Banqueting House

Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER, United Kingdom

About Banqueting House

The Banqueting House is part of the Historic Royal Palaces. Staged in a space purposebuilt for entertainment, ceremony and spectacle, Banqueting House events have been leaving an impression for nearly 400 years. Today, the beauty and scale of this spectacular venue continue to inspire its guests, just as they did for the kings, queens and courtiers who have celebrated and banqueted here since 1622.

The majestic Main Hall was designed by Inigo Jones for James I, with its opulent surroundings. With incredible acoustics, beautiful pillars and Reuben’s ceiling, a masterpiece in its own right, this versatile space is ideal for accommodating all kinds of occasions from large sumptuous receptions, grand conferences, awards ceremonies, weddings and dinners to more intimate personal celebrations.

The Undercroft, the Hall’s more intimate counterpart, is a vaulted space which complements the Main Hall. Formerly used as a private drinking den by James I and his courtiers, this space is suitable for drinks receptions and evening parties.

Whatever your occasion, Banqueting House has a little black book of some of the finest caterers, and production specialists in the business, who together with our first-class events team are here to help you create that classic experience your guests will always remember.

Hire Information

As well as being a prestigious events venue, Banqueting House is a popular visitor attraction, which is open to the public between 10.00 and 13.00 each day.

We open our doors for venue hire seven days a week from 13.00 onwards, although we are able to offer all-day hire on selected Thursdays throughout the year. Please contact us for further information.

Exclusive hire of Banqueting House starts at £11,000 plus VAT

Rooms / Capacities

  • Maximum Capacity: 500
  • Cabaret: 280
  • Stand Up Reception: 500
  • Dining: 380
  • Theatre: 400

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Opening Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

What it’s renowned for

Amazing architecture

3 things to try when you’re there

The Undercroft, Ruben’s Ceiling and Charles I execution site

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