Banqueting House Weddings

Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ER

  • Truly spectacular venue in London with capacity for 500 guests
  • Licensed for civil ceremonies in the stunning Main Hall and Undercroft
  • Afternoon and evening hire available
  • Magnificent ceiling paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens
  • Entrance via the beautiful entry hall and grand staircase

Weddings at
Banqueting House

Originally built for entertaining guests of the monarch in the early 17th Century, the majesty and grandeur of Banqueting House has not been left to history. The spectacular South West London venue has impressed and inspired guests for centuries and you and your guests could experience this magnificent venue for yourself during your wedding day.

Today, this architectural and artistic masterpiece remains as inspiring as ever. Its beauty and grand scale intensify the genius of Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ ceiling, and serve as reminders of the venue’s long and splendid history.

As you gather among family and friends to celebrate and begin a new life together with your spouse, the Banqueting House’s timeless majesty offers a powerful reminder of precious links to the past.

Unique features of Banqueting House

The Main Hall at Banqueting House

The Main Hall

The Main Hall was created for the specific purpose of entertaining in 1622. The hall can accommodate up to 400 for the ceremony, 450 for the reception or 300 to dine and dance. One of the most magnificent elements of this room is the grand masterpiece of a ceiling by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. A true treat to behold, the ceiling accentuates the majesty of the venue in a spectacular manner

The Undercroft at Banqueting House

The Undercroft

The Undercroft provides a beautiful ambience for your celebrations. Once the retreat from public life for Stuart kings, the intimacy of this stunning vaulted location remains. The Undercroft can hold a maximum of 150 guests for a ceremony with 380 for a pre-wedding breakfast, or pre-dinner reception. For your reception or evening’s festivities, the room can accommodate 250 guests and 120 for a wedding breakfast.

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Banqueting House Testimonials

The ceiling by Peter Paul Rubens, is something to behold and the remarkable history of the building very interesting. Could do with the non original bland walls being restored.

Steven H

A hidden gem. The last remaining part of the old palace of Whitehall which burned to the ground more than 300 years ago. A stunning Neo-classical/Baroque interior and an incredible history make this well worth a visit.

Rob L

It's an impressive place. The paintings on the ceiling are beautiful.

Alok B

Nice place for weddings, birthday parties and other events. I'll recommend to everyone.

Azizur K

Amazing place for a party, very elegant and fancy, mind-blowing ceiling.


What a hidden gem, beautiful preserved ceiling by Rubens.

Jane T

A wonderful, high-ceilinged event venue in Whitehall with excellent catering and service.

David C

Very nice...lovely hall and the ceiling is nicely decorated.

Vladimir V

Absolutely under rated place in London. Located very close to the Churchill war rooms, this stunning venue is a piece of history! The ceiling painted by Rubens is gorgeous and elaborate. Lots of seating space which you can look at all the stunning detailing...

Paola W

The main Banqueting Hall is still used for functions today. I can sum up my opinion of this room in one word - WOW! The room is very large with a throne at the far end but the most spectacular part of this very high room is the Ruben's ceiling - it is...

Jeannie D

Lovely posh venue. Surroundings are fantastic.

Darren S

A grand venue. Superb hall and amazing painted ceiling.

Gilles V

Wonderful place and great food at the function.

Bill M

What a beautiful venue to have an event in. The atmosphere steeped to glorious history. Staff were amazingly helpful and informative. Thank you to Jess for helping me with some tricky photos.

Archie T

We came here for an event and it was a fantastic space. Amazing.

Rachel L

Absolutely stunning venue. Great place for any type of event.

Ellen K

A great venue. We had our party here and it was excellent.

Andrew D

Absolutely stunning location, used for a dinner event.

Chris E

We had a stunning wedding at the incredibly beautiful Banqueting House.

Anna N

We were married at Banqueting House in London, one of a few historic Royal Palaces in the city. The whole House is steeped in history and adorned with fine art. The ceremony itself was also held at Banqueting House and attended by some 290 friends and...

Jess E

We had the pleasure of having a wedding at the Banqueting House. We don't know what we loved more about the Main Hall... It was impossible to choose a favourite between the spectacular ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens or the lovely flowers on...

Tulisa A

It really is a very impressive venue for anyone looking to stage a high-profile event but - as the main Hall is spacious - it's essential to secure a good turnout!

Steve B

The Banqueting Hall provided a great place for dinner and dancing, as well as the daybeds for guests to relax on. The high ceilings meant we could bring in impressively tall trees into the venue, once again tying in with the theme of Arabian Nights. ...

Olga A

The Great Hall was filled with masses of blossom, creating the most romantic of settings for our special day.

Laura G

The dust has finally settled after our incredible day at The Banqueting House, and I wanted to write and thank you so very much for all that you did to make our special day such a huge success. I think we got to great decisions which enabled the evening...

Taylor L

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