Looking to host an event with a different? You can't get much better than hosting in a bona fide royal residence. Kew Palace has been gracefully restored to the state it would have been in when King George III, Queen Charlotte and their children lived there, and it now presents a whole clutch of atmospheric spaces for private hire.
The regal King’s Dining Room (where the Queen celebrated her 80th birthday, no less) is a sumptuous space where King George would host notable dinner guests. Now you and your guests can enjoy the same levels of pageantry in the space, taking full advantage of the rich surrounds that include a beautiful sculptural fireplace, ruby red curtains and a fine dining table. If you prefer to skip a sit-down dinner, drinks receptions are also possible here.
In the summer, the Queen’s Garden and its adjoining Physic Garden make a beautiful spot for a garden party, while the newly restored Royal Kitchen and its gardens are open for receptions too, giving a range of options for bright and breezy functions. Further out into the garden, you'll find Queen Charlotte's Cottage - a beautiful cottage set amongst the wildflowers, where the royal family used to picnic. Today it makes a charming space for receptions and intimate dinners.
Back in the main house and the King’s Breakfast room is charming for private receptions. This unique space is packed with intricate knickknacks and curios that have been sourced from the time when King George himself was on the throne, giving you a real sense of the place’s history. To add to the drama the room also houses an original Georgian chamber organ.
As with other royal palaces, Kew Palace collaborates on events with a range of approved suppliers. This hand-picked list means you get a choice of options while guaranteeing the vendors are up to a certain standard and that they know how events at the venue work for seamless production. From teams of florists and top caterers to people who can take care of corporate gifting, lighting and entertainment, nothing has been left to chance.