In honour of Confetti’s 20th birthday, we’ve handed over the reins of our website to some of the biggest names in the wedding industry; this week it’s the turn of Historic Royal Palaces, who will be imparting their expert knowledge over the course of the next five days.
They start today by introducing their venues, which are among the most wow-worthy we’ve ever been to -seriously, they have real Royal credentials.
Historic Royal Palaces Wedding Venues
The search for the dream wedding venue begins and ends with Historic Royal Palaces’ incredible portfolio of heritage sites, all with their own unique personality to create the perfect setting for your special day.
Steeped in centuries of history and memorable celebrations, the palaces provide an unrivaled atmosphere for that one-of-a-kind wedding that wiƒll live long in the memory of both you and your guests.
Scroll down for an introduction to each of the venues, each with their own unique charm and character.
Weddings at the Tower of London
It’s not often you find nearly 1,000 years of history in the heart of a modern city, and the Tower of London delivers just that.
As one of the world’s most famous fortresses, the venue offers panoramic views over Tower Bridge and the River Thames alongside a variety of truly unique spaces, ideal for unforgettable wedding receptions. For an experience that goes over and above the norm, no visit is complete without a private viewing of the Crown Jewels – guaranteeing a day to remember.
Weddings at Banqueting House
Specially created for entertaining in 1622, Banqueting House has played host to some of England’s most famous kings and queens.
The palace houses the vaulted Undercroft, originally designed as a drinking den for James I and his friends, and today forming the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony or dinner.
Alternatively, Banqueting House’s Main Hall features sweeping pillars and the breath-taking Ruben’s ceiling paintings, boasting one of the largest capacities in London and with daytime availability on selected Thursdays.
Weddings at Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is known all over the world, is still home to members of the Royal Family and is set amongst immaculate gardens and walkways.
For the first time in history, couples can get married in the State Apartments at the heart of the palace, enjoying an evening ceremony either in the sweeping King’s Gallery or regal King’s Drawing Room.
Couples can then gather a guestlist of up to 800 in the glass-fronted Pavilion close to the palace’s Sunken Garden, celebrating into the night.
Weddings at Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is guaranteed to impress, from its cobbled courtyards and peaceful gardens to the soaring state rooms.
Whether hosting an intimate ceremony in the Little Banqueting House, a lavish reception in the magnificent medieval Great Hall or a relaxed celebration in the light and airy Garden Room, couples choosing this majestic venue will be treading the same ground as some of England’s most powerful monarchs and weaving their own story into that of the palace’s rich history.
Whether it’s a show-stopping wedding or an intimate celebration, Historic Royal Palaces’ portfolio contains the perfect venue to make any wedding day dream a reality.
On 28-31st October, Historic Royal Palaces is to host luxury wedding summit Engage! for the first time alongside Rosewood London and Sarah Haywood Weddings, bringing together the best in the international luxury events industry for a series of exclusive events at Tower of London, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.
Attendees from around the world will gain insights from the world’s top wedding, events and business innovators and have the opportunity to network with industry peers within the inspiring settings of the palaces, through a variety of events including a very special dinner under the magnificent Rubens masterpiece ceiling at Banqueting House.
Keep your eyes peeled on Confetti for more takeover content courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces, and in the mean time, check out our previous take over with La Fete.