Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8

Orangery set for a dinner party with formal seating and round tables in rows with floral centre pieces and large floor to ceiling windows on one side Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8
Orangery Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8

Orangery with stage set for the band entertaining guests at a Christmas party Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8
Orangery Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8

Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8

Kensington Palace Gardens, London, Greater London, W8 4PX
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
High Street Kensington / Notting Hill Gate
Type of events
Seated dinner188

Kensington Palace Christmas Party W8

This December at Kensington Palace, the glittering court of Queen Caroline and King George II springs to life once more at Kensington Palace, celebrating the festive season, Georgian style.  The palace will be dressed to impress, decked with period-inspired decorations, holly and ivy, and a stunning 25ft Christmas tree on the front lawn, to greet visitors as they enter, to discover a royal Christmas from the past being celebrated within.

In the magnificent King’s State Apartments, the table will be set for a Christmas dinner fit for a Queen.  Inspired by a surviving menu book from 1737, which diligently lists all the meals served to the King and Queen throughout the year at Kensington Palace, a table decked with elaborate napkin sculptures will show all the dishes Queen Caroline enjoyed on Christmas day – from the ‘salmagundy and pickles’ (salad!) to the ‘four easterlings ragoud’ (waterfowl stew!).

The iconic venue has a range of incredible event spaces perfect for Christmas festivities, these include:

  • THE ORANGERY- The delightful, light and airy Orangery features elegant scrollwork, graceful arches and floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjoining Terrace makes for a wonderful indoor-outdoor space and overlooks an avenue of trees and lawns.
  • CUPOLA ROOM- The formal routines of court life and royal business were conducted in these finely decorated rooms which include the Cupola room where Queen Victoria was christened and the King’s Drawing Room with its magnificent ceiling. Excellent for hosting dinners and may be combined with a reception in the Sunken Garden.
  • QUEEN’S GALLERY- This large, light room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling was Queen Mary II’s personal sitting room where she entertained friends. Today, it is perfect for pre-dinner receptions.
  • THE HUB- The dramatic entrance hall of Kensington Palace features a stunning light sculpture composed of electroluminescent wire dappled with Swarovski crystals. The design is an exact replica of Queen Victoria’s wedding dress.
  • KINGS GALLERY- The largest and longest of the state apartments at Kensington Palace, the King’s Gallery looks pretty much as it was when decorated for King George I in 1727. The King’s Gallery was used for displaying pictures as well as for exercise and it is dominated by a copy of Van Dyck’s noble portrait of Charles I on horseback at its east end.
  • KINGS DRAWING ROOM- A magnificent space inside the Palace, the King’s Drawing Room can host 90 guests for the wedding supper or up to 100 for a reception. This room is flooded with lots of natural light, with the windows looking out over spectacular views of the Gardens, fantastic for morning receptions.

Christmas Party Packages 2017

Bespoke packages available on request.

Further information
  • Historic Palace
  • Iconic Venue
  • Heritage venue
  • Exclusive venue hire
  • Over 7 incredible event spaces
  • Bespoke Christmas event packages available on request
  • Outside garden & terrace
  • Natural daylight