The Handbook
The Handbook

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

Heritage & Historic Venues, Outside of London

  • Capacity: 400

Hampton Court Palace is a visually stunning historic palace, located beside the bank of the River Thames. Henry VIII acquired Hampton Court Palace from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520’s and did extensive refurbishments and developments to the site. Many of the tapestries and paintings that Henry VIII chose for Hampton Court Palace are still there today.

The Palace sits within 60 acres of gardens including the renowned Maze and Great Vine, dating back to 1768. Hampton Court Palace offers a selection of rooms to hire which are perfect for dinners, receptions, weddings, christenings or personal celebrations. Hampton Court Palace has been awarded the accolade of Best Wedding Venue in the Perfect Wedding Magazine 2014 awards and with its luxurious surroundings it is not difficult to see why.

Hampton Court Palace is also available for conferences and exhibitions and events can be enhanced by the addition of private tours with costumed guides or private viewings of the exhibitions. Hampton Court Palace is a fantastic historic venue for a memorable event.

Our Christmas packages take place in The Garden Room. The Garden Room is set in the beautiful Tiltyard Gardens at Hampton Court Palace, a splendid 1920’s Orangery style building with French doors opening onto paved terraces and manicured lawns. The venue can hold up to 220 guests for dinner.

Enter into The Ice Palace this Christmas. The room will be themed lavishly in silver and white and all packages will include:

Christmas Lunch

  • Venue hire from 12.00 – 17.00 hours
  • Ice-skating on arrival or palace tickets for the day
  • Sparking drinks reception (1 glass per person)
  • Three course meal with half a bottle of wine per person
  • Coffee and chocolates

Christmas Dinner

  • Venue hire from 19.00 – 01.00 hours
  • Sparking drinks reception (1 glass per person)
  • Three course meal with half a bottle of wine per person
  • Coffee and chocolates
  • DJ and dance floor


Opening times

Hampton Court Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.

Summer (25 March – 27 October)
Monday-Sunday- 10:00-18:00
Last admission- 17:00

Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze- 17:15

Winter (28 October – 30 March)
Monday-Sunday- 10:00-16:30

Last admission- 15:30
Last entry to Maze- 15:45

What it’s renowned for

Being the home of Henry VIII and his many wives

3 things to try when you’re there

Visit the Hampton Court Gardens, get lost in the mazes and explore The Royal Tennis Courts