Posted on 2nd July 2018
The fabulous State Apartments at Kensington Palace, where we have been lucky enough to cater for a number of wedding receptions, has now been granted a licence to hold weddings and civil partnerships. This is incredibly exciting news for anyone starting to plan their special day.
For the first time couples can now get married in the King’s Gallery and King’s Drawing Room, both of which are perfectly suited for princely celebrations.
The King’s Gallery is licensed for evening weddings of up to 150 guests, with the shape and design of the space allowing for a beautiful long aisle for the couple to make their entrance. For more intimate weddings, seating can be placed in a horseshoe shape around the fireplace with the anemoscope providing a striking backdrop.
The King’s Drawing Room was often the setting for royal parties hosted by the King and offers impressive views over the stunning palace gardens and Queen Victoria’s statue, making the perfect setting for a ceremony of up to 100 guests.
During the summer months access in both spaces is available from 18:00 and in winter months from 16:00 for an elegant evening ceremony. Depending on the size of the wedding party, dinner can be accommodated in the Queen’s Gallery, or the new glass-fronted Kensington Palace Pavilion, which has capacity for up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing.
Alex Donnelly-Palmer, Events and Operations Manager at Kensington Palace, says: “We are delighted to now be licensed to host weddings and civil ceremonies in the State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Both the King’s Gallery and King’s Drawing Room provide an incredibly unique and romantic setting to ensure a day to remember for couples and their friends and families.
“Following the launch of The Pavilion we can offer couples exclusive use of this incredibly flexible space for both intimate and grand wedding receptions incorporating dinner and dancing, with the covered terrace area a fabulous addition for all seasons.”
Please contact us for more information.