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Banqueting House Venue Hire

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, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ER
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sun: 10am-3pm

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Banqueting House has 2 rooms available for private hire

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Banqueting House

Hire this venue for your own event - it has two function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 450 guests and the smallest is ideal for 60.

In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal and social occasions. The palace originally started life in the 14th century as one of the Archbishop of York's homes. A devastating fire in the early 1600s led to the edifice being rebuilt by Inigo Jones. Due to its isolated position, the Banqueting House survived a second subsequent fire, which razed the rest of the palace to the ground and it eventually became a royal chapel. From Henry VIII to James I, the building echoes with royal connections, the most sinister of which has to be hosting the execution of Charles I during the English Civil War. Charles II marked his restoration to the throne here 20 years later. The building is as architecturally significant as it is historically celebrated, introducing as it did a delicate Italianate Renaissance style unmatched in Jacobean society. It was the first building in England to use crown glass in its windows, while the fabulous Ruben's ceiling painting, commissioned by Charles I, is the only Rubens scheme painted by him to remain in its original position.

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Banqueting House

Banqueting House

Banqueting House

Main hall

Capacity

Theatre
400
Reception
450
Dinner
380

Dimensions

Undercroft

Capacity

Theatre
60
Reception
380
Dinner
150

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