Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor Dynasty, Hampton Court Palace is a 500 year-old royal pleasure palace.

The original Tudor Hampton Court Palace was begun by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century, but it soon attracted the attention of Henry VIII, who brought all his six wives here. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens and famous features such as the Maze and the Great Vine, the Palace has been the setting for many nationally important events.

When William III and Mary II (1689-1702) took the throne in 1689, they commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build an elegant new baroque palace. Later, Georgian kings and princes occupied the splendid interiors. When the royals left in 1737, impoverished ‘grace and favour’ aristocrats moved in.

Queen Victoria opened the palace to the public in 1838. It has remained a magnet for millions of visitors, drawn to the grandeur, the ghosts and the fabulous art collection.

Splendid formal gardens, elegant cobbled courtyards and magnificent Tudor and Baroque architecture make this 500-year old treasure a spectacular backdrop for a variety of events. From large-scale galas to small, intimate dinners the venue can accommodate a diverse range of events across its different spaces.

One of the most beautiful country estates in the country – and the last privately owned one in London – Syon Park is the ideal location for corporate and private events, as well as weddings and civil ceremonies. Syon Park remains one of the most fashionable and romantic settings for all manner of grand celebrations – and the desire to fashionably entertain guests on a lavish scale is just as relevant now, as it has been in the past. Few venues offer such a magical yet friendly setting to impress and welcome your guests.

Profoundly historic, the House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, while the park and gardens feel like deep countrtside. On the dissolution of the Abbey, Syon reverted to royal control, and the funeral cortege of Henry VIII rested at Syon on the journey from London to Windsor, the bloated corpse famously exploding overnight. Syon then passed to Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset who initiated the process of transforming the Abbey complex into a grand private house.

Brocket Hall has played host to many important events and celebrations in the last 300 years. With three perfect locations for events, the Brocket Hall Estate can cater to a wide range of requirements.

The Hall was built in 1760 and has been the home to two Prime Ministers, Lord Melbourne and Lord Palmerston, one of Queen Victoria’s favourite country estates and is today one of England’s most enchanting luxury venues favoured by the rich and famous.

Historical Wrest Park offers sweeping views, woodland avenues and waterside paths, the grounds and gardens having been created over three centuries by the de Grey family to appeal to the eye as well as the soul. The House has an eclectic range of styles incorporating formal design, the more natural style of Capability Brown and chateau-style chic. This blend of styles gives Wrest Park its unique appeal.

When he rebuilt the house in the 1830s Thomas, Earl de Grey, brought in Parisian antiques and sat alongside newly commissioned sideboards and looking glasses supplied by leading London firms. In these opulent surroundings the earl and his countess hosted glittering dinners and balls for the cream of 19th-century society.

This remarkable setting, where the outdoor scenery is as impressive as the indoor decor, is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding day. Couples may sweep up the drive to the front door and enter into a soaring hall with a dramatic staircase where they can pause for wedding photos.

From there they can opt for a number of ground floor rooms for their ceremony and celebrations. The suite of formal rooms open onto each other, so guests can move smoothly from drinks to dinner to dancing.. Guests can gather for a ceremony bathed in sunshine or watch the stars come out as everyone is seated for supper.