Hire one of the most iconic venues in London with the Banqueting House.
Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House is a dazzling historic venue in the heart of London. Designed by Inigo Jones for James I in the Palladian style, it is one of England's earliest Classical buildings. Your guests will walk in the footsteps of royalty as they enjoy their event under the magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.
With its glittering chandeliers and soaring pillars, it is an ideal setting for dinners, receptions and awards ceremonies. Underneath the Main Hall is the atmospheric vaulted Undercroft suitable for more intimate dinners, parties and receptions.
Able to seat 380 comfortably to dine, this hall was originally built in 1622 to be an entertaining and dining space for King James I. Seating can be arranged into intimate round tables of up to 10, or arranged into up to 3 spectacular long tables spanning the length of the hall. The original ceiling paintings commissioned by King Charles I and were painted by Peter Paul Rubens.
Contrasting to the Main Hall above, the Undercroft of Banqueting house was designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends and was used for riotous parties and gambling. Its vaulted space provides a perfect ambience for pre-dinner drinks, atmospheric after party and its neutral colours lend it well to branding or colour washes. The undercroft can be hired either by itself or in addition to the main hall above. Banqueting House is closed on Thursday allowing for all day builds and setups for large events, alternatively, it can be used for luxury conferencing or daytime events. The Undercroft can accommodate 250 for a standing reception or after party with dancing.