Kensington Palace has been the backdrop for spectacular social occasions, the scene of private events and a place for conducting Royal business for centuries.
Today, the palace is available to hire for a limited number of events each year, whether for fabulous garden parties, sumptuous weddings, amazing dinners or sensational awards ceremonies.

The State Apartments are a succession of opulent, palatial rooms consisting of four venue spaces, The Privy Chamber, The Kings Drawing Room, The Cupola Room and The King’s Gallery. These spaces are available for private evening hire. Alternatively, the Kensington Palace Pavilion is available for both daytime and evening hire. This semi-permanent structure was erected in March 2018 to replace the Orangery whilst it undergoes restoration works. The Pavilion is a much larger, light and flexible space acting as a blank canvas to let your imagination run wild!

The Palace is a traditional, opulent and extravagant venue suited to indulgent dining, and provides the unique opportunity to host banquets and receptions in such an iconic building. Kensington Palace is very popular with international clients as a classical landmark and home to William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kensington Palace is part of the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) group, an independent charity that manages the UK’s unoccupied royal palaces. Blue Strawberry is one of very few suppliers with a crown accreditation listing, meaning we are approved suppliers across all HRP venues.

The V&A is one of the world’s most iconic museums of art and design. It is an elegant and exclusive location for a range of events. The magnificent gallery spaces and stunning John Madejski Garden combine to make the V&A one of London’s most unique venues for entertaining.

The V&A is synonymous with the very finest art and design in the world. The Incredible Grade 1 listed building is the perfect setting for any event. Built in 1857 to house many of the objects from the Great Exhibition, this building was known as the South Kensington Museum before officially becoming the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899.

Built for the sole purpose of entertaining and creating a spectacle, Banqueting House has been making an impression for nearly 400 years. The only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall in London, it was commissioned by Charles I, the ceiling of the Banqueting House is a unique masterpiece and the only surviving in-situ ceiling painting by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.

Banqueting House has two spaces for corporate and private evening entertaining. The Main Hall is topped by the magnificent Rubens ceiling and able to seat 380 for dinner or 500 for a drinks reception. The Undercroft is an atmospheric space for pre-dinner drinks or more contemporary parties.

Banqueting House is part of the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) group, an independent charity that manages the UK’s unoccupied royal palaces. Blue Strawberry is one of very few suppliers with a crown accreditation listing, meaning we are approved suppliers across all HRP venues.

No.4 Hamilton Place is a magnificent heritage venue which has played host to many glittering events over more than a century. As the venue’s exclusive catering and hospitality partner, Blue Strawberry’s on-site team deliver our first-class menus and service in the heart of Mayfair. Built in 1907, this grand Edwardian era house was decorated in the Louis XVI style, with many original features still in place today, such as gilt cornicing, spectacular chandeliers and ornate window fixtures. The appealing traditional feel of this Grade II* listed building is complemented by the highest standards of comfort and modern technological services – vital for today’s demanding event planners.

No.4’s highly sought after Roof Terrace offers much needed outside space for event planners opting for a central London location. With unrivalled views across Park Lane to Hyde Park, the garden terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests, and is the perfect spot for Summer parties and barbecues – with an option for marquees for cooler months. Additionally, hire of the Roof Terrace includes access via The Argyll Room, providing an elegant indoor retreat if required. With double bow glass doors opening directly from the Argyll Room onto the Roof Terrace, and fine bow windows at the front of the building, this stunning space enjoys an abundance of natural light. Its ornate cream and gold decor gives the room a spacious, yet intimate feel, and gives planners the opportunity to incorporate creative lighting and styling options.

The Bill Boeing Room is capable of seating up to 250 people theatre style, the fully air conditioned Bill Boeing Room offers sophisticated AV equipment (including a three chip data projector and full size screen) and the services of a fully qualified technician, making it an ideal conference venue. The room is a blank canvas and, with the seating removed, provides 2,000 square feet of space, perfect for exhibitions, parties, wedding receptions/ceremonies and dinner dances for up to 300 standing and 200 dining.

Boasting a number of further heritage and modern spaces to support receptions, events, meetings and breakout spaces, No.4 is a flexible and spacious venue for any event requirement.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a selection of spectacular and iconic event venues in our world-renowned gardens.

Cambridge Cottage is an elegant, listed building is set within its own private gardens, and now houses a permanent exhibition of botanical art by historical and contemporary artists

The Nash Conservatory is the oldest of the 19th Century glasshouses at Kew, providing a unique and versatile event space for both daytime and evening events.

The Princess of Wales Conservatory offers a unique event experience, allowing your guests to enjoy a drinks and canapé reception whilst exploring a diverse glasshouse.

The Orangery is one of Kew’s most magnificent venues, perfect for exclusive evening events.

The newest addition to Kew’s venue portfolio, the stunning, freshly restored Temperate House, which is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, re-opened in May 2018 after a five-year closure.

Princess Augusta, mother of George III, founded the original Botanic Gardens in 1759 with a collection of rare plants. Kew’s rich history has continued to evolve making it a leading centre for global scientific research and plant conservation.

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.

The National Gallery is located in the heart of London – the centrepiece of Trafalgar Square and the backdrop to historic moments and contemporary celebrations. Founded in 1824, we are one of the most visited galleries in the world. Located on Trafalgar Square, we have stunning views of Nelson’s Column, Westminster and beyond.

Guests are surrounded by some of the world’s greatest paintings by artists such as Leonardo, Monet and Van Gogh. Inside the building, it’s not only the paintings that demand attention, the grand architecture changes from Victorian splendour to modern minimalism in a few steps, meaning there is always a suitable and impressive space for any event.

World-famous Westminster Abbey surrounds guests with a fascinating history. An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.

Over warmer months, event spaces also include the spacious College Garden space which can accommodate large scale events and boasts a temporary marquee for events throughout the Summer.

Internationally renowned, Ham Polo Club is London’s oldest polo club and was founded in Richmond in 1926.

Ham Polo enjoys a distinguished reputation, almost a century in the making. As the last remaining polo club in Greater London, Ham Polo Club is well known for offering superb grounds, alongside impressive social spaces perfect for entertaining and hosting celebrations of all kinds.

The Club boasts excellent transport links to central London and beyond, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the dynamic spectacle of polo as part of the event or even their wedding!

Arguably London’s most iconic building and a symbol of power and splendour, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breath-taking events venue. St Paul’s was a huge Gothic cathedral built by the Normans and regarded as one of the masterpieces of medieval Europe, with a tower and spire reaching a height of 489 ft. It was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, following which, a decision was taken to build a new cathedral from scratch.