Specially created for entertaining in 1622, the Banqueting House astounded London society, and it still has the power to dazzle and impress today. Designed by Inigo Jones for James I, the building was built in the Palladian style and is one of England’s earliest classical buildings. Let your guests walk in the footsteps of Kings as they enjoy an event under the magnificent ceiling painted by Peter Paul Rubens. With its glittering chandeliers and souring pillars it is an ideal setting for dinners, large receptions and awards ceremonies.
Underneath the Main Hall is the more intimate vaulted Undercroft, enjoyed as a drinking den by James I. It is now the perfect venue for a stylish and imaginative party, drinks reception or intimate dinner.
The Main Hall will comfortably seat up to 360 for dinner, 300 for a dinner dance and 400 for a concert or theatre style while 450 can enjoy a stand-up reception.
The Undercroft will accommodate up to 120 for dinner, up to 300 for a reception or 80 for a theatre style presentation.
Banqueting House is located in Whitehall between Trafalgar Square and the House’s of Parliament. The nearest underground stations are Embankment and Westminster.