Why a summer party at Kensington Palace Pavilion will be a smash hit

With a surge in temperatures last week, we have started thinking about summer parties – and so should you

Updated on 19 February 2019 • Written By Tonje Odegard

Why a summer party at Kensington Palace Pavilion will be a smash hit

As soon as the Christmas do is out the door it’s time to start planning the next shindig – even if it’s six months away. But the thought of summer parties is getting us feeling all warm inside. Just picture it: sun in your face, pimms in your hand, toes roaming free in sandals. Venues get snapped up pretty quickly, so event booker best get cracking with sealing those dates. Here’s a site that’ll hit the mark in every aspect.

Kensington Palace sits within acres of rolling gardens in the middle of central London, creating a country-side feeling – right in zone 1. The Pavilion, a purpose-built building that currently replaces The Orangery while it undergoes major conservation, is flooded with light through its glass front and is helped by impressive indoor lights.  

The purpose-built building is light and bright with the help of high-spec lighting and a glass front

Located in the heart of the palace grounds, events here will have views of Kensington Palace’s famous Sunken Garden and the outdoor terrace gives vistas of the east façade of the historical Baroque palace.

The two event spaces are flexible and can be hired in conjunction or separately. As many as 800 guests can be invited for a standing reception across both rooms. Or what about a dinner for up to 300 people with a separate area for a drinks reception? The options are many.

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Imagine having your drinks reception here?

Afraid of the unpredictable British summer weather? Don’t worry, the terrace can be covered, but should the weather gods be on your side, the terrace is quite the spot for summer drinks. Parts of the Sunken Garden alongside the terrace can also be used for larger events.

Bookers should also note that due to the exclusive nature of this venue, Kensington Palace are only able to hold 100 private events a year, so you better get in there quick to avoid disappointment. 

Get in touch with the events team at Kensington Palace to get planning.

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