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.

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.

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.

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.

The Tower of London was built as a secure fortress and a symbol of royal power. Behind the castle’s walls were storehouses for weapons and the Royal Mint produced the nation’s coins. It was also a royal palace with luxuriously furnished apartments and a menagerie of royal beasts. But the Tower was also used to contain people who posed a serious threat to national security.

Despite its fearsome reputation the story of imprisonment at the Tower is not just one of traitors and gruesome executions. It is also a tale of luxury, banquets and daring escapes. Many prisoners did not end their lives there but were released after paying a ransom or when they no longer posed a threat to security. Like the story of the Tower itself, its role as a prison is a varied one.

At the centre of this ancient fortress and World Heritage Site is its oldest and most recognisable building – the White Tower. The King’s Great Hall on the first floor is a truly special space for dinners and receptions, and a magnificent experience at night. Adjoining rooms hold vast displays of armour belonging to English kings including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Nestled in the centre of London overlooking the Thames, the fantastic location and stunning interiors of Two Temple Place make the perfect venue choice just minutes from the City. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion completed in 1895, that combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home.

Built in 1895 by arguably the richest man in the world at the time, William Waldorf Astor, the venue is adorned with gilding, marble and stained glass, creating an opulent setting for any event, while the warm mahogany wood panelling gives a cosy and homely feel to the space. With a variety of stunning rooms, exclusive hire of the house enables you to create a truly memorable experience for your guests.

The breathtaking home of the Chelsea Pensioners set in 66 acres in the heart of Chelsea. Founded in 1682 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was built as a home for ‘veterans broken by age and war’. For over 300 years it has housed the famous scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners, former soldiers of the British Army, who come to live in this magnificent site during their retirement. Its stunning buildings and gardens make for a truly idyllic location for your event in central London.

Set in the heart of fashionable Chelsea, a stone’s throw from the King’s Road and with views reaching across the Thames, the Royal Hospital offers a range of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for receptions, dinners, weddings, concerts, sporting events and meetings. The Grade One and Two listed buildings house exquisite period interiors that feature a wealth of architectural detail; whilst outside, spacious and elegant courtyards create the perfect setting for any occasion.

The Great Hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is the largest of the interior spaces at the Royal Hospital. It has changed little in its 300 years and retains an imposing air of grandeur with magnificent oak panelling and paintings of British monarchs. The Great Hall is perfect for receptions, large dinner parties, weddings, performances and dancing.

With views of the Thames and Figure Court, the two beautifully designed rooms of the State Apartments (the Council Chamber and Ante Room) have hosted gatherings attended by royalty for hundreds of years. The ornately decorated ceilings are only surpassed by the old master paintings by Van Dyke, Lely and Kneller. The two rooms are hired together for a suite of elegant interiors for drinks or dinner.

Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces – run as a charity by the Somerset House Trust, all event hires directly contribute to its cultural programme, education and outreach work, and helps achieve the upkeep of the Grade 1 listed, public building. You can be confident that your event will be directly supporting an organisation offering immense value to an audience that goes far beyond your attendees.

Our spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size. Clients also have the opportunity to enhance their event by connecting it with Somerset House’s diverse cultural programme, with private tours of the building and exclusive access to our exhibitions.

The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of our Events team, offer an unrivalled location for an unforgettable event.

Spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size.

Located just a few short steps from the bustling activity of the Strand, in the heart of London, the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court is centred around the iconic fountains and surrounded on all sides by glorious 18th century architecture. Popular with the public throughout the year, the courtyard hosts some of the city’s best loved major events such as Summer Series and Skate, our annual ice rink.

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and Sir William Chambers’ neoclassical backdrop is at the heart of Somerset House, offering a spectacular oasis for bespoke and unforgettable events.