New temporary Kensington Palace Pavilion to fill events gap left by Orangery closure

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Charity Historic Royal Palaces is to install a new events venue in Kensington Palace, London, in 2018.

The Kensington Palace Pavilion, a glass-fronted building overlooking the Palace’s Sunken Garden, will replace the Orangery at Kensington Palace for three years. The Orangery will close in January 2018 for a major conservation and building project.

The new venue will be purpose-built for a range of events, with a terrace overlooking the gardens and East façade of the historic Georgian royal home.

The Pavilion will feature two main event spaces, with capacity for 800 guests for a standing reception across both rooms, and 300 for a seated dinner with the option of a separate drinks reception area.

The venue will also benefit from a covered terrace area and the area around the Sunken Garden can also be utilised alongside the terrace for larger events.

Building work will begin in February 2018 and the Pavilion will be available to host an exclusive number of events per year from March 2018.

Alex Donnelly-Palmer, events and operations manager at Kensington Palace, says: “With the Orangery closing imminently for planned conservation work it was important for us to provide an exciting alternative option for the many clients who choose Kensington Palace for their events. Whether an extravagant gala dinner, an evening reception, or a bespoke event, the Pavilion will provide a truly exclusive and memorable event experience.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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