Historic venue The Orangery at Kensington Palace to re-open for weddings and events this spring

After being temporarily closed since 2017, this historic venue will re-open its doors for private events this year.

Updated on 27 March 2024 • Written By Ellie Donnell

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Historic venue The Orangery at Kensington Palace to re-open for weddings and events this spring

The Orangery at Kensington Palace is set to re-open this spring following a lengthy seven-year renovation. The space will once again be available for private hire, giving event bookers the chance to host dinners, weddings, receptions, gala dinners and more within its historic walls.


Dating back to 1704, The Orangery has been a party venue for quite some time. Once used as a ‘summer supper house’ and a place for royal entertainment, it’s stuck to tradition as it continues to host events throughout the year. However, the space has been temporarily closed since 2017 to undergo a major restoration, including an extension of its facilities.

Despite being only seconds away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street, The Orangery offers seclusion from city life thanks to its location within the manicured grounds of Kensington Palace.

Serene white interiors at The Orangery

With south-facing windows, a red brick exterior and clean white walls within, the light-filled space offers something of a blank canvas for guests looking to add their own personal touch to proceedings. It also boasts two circular rooms at either end of the main space, while cast columns and arches instil the room with grandeur. Once it opens, the Orangery will be able to host events of up to 160 guests.

Any funds raised from those who choose to hire The Orangery for a wedding or event will go towards preserving the State Apartments at Kensington Royal Palace, with the help of independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Speaking ahead of the re-opening, Head of Events for Historic Royal Palaces Liz Young said, ‘We are thrilled to host our valued guests and clients again at this stunning venue after its extensive restoration. The Orangery's rich history and gorgeous location within Kensington Palace grounds is what truly makes it a unique and special place.’

This article is sponsored by Kensington Palace.

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