Kensington Palace, one of six palaces cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, has revealed it is experiencing unprecedented demand for its new events space the Kensington Palace Pavilion, which opened in March of this year.
The versatile Pavilion has already confirmed 27 bookings spanning a variety of events including receptions, dinners, a 50th birthday party and awards ceremonies, having played host to the high-profile Cosmopolitan Influencers Awards earlier this year.
The space has so far accommodated event sizes ranging from an intimate 100 guests to the maximum capacity of 800, with one large drinks reception spilling out into the cradle walk and overlooking the immaculate Sunken Garden.
June also saw the Pavilion welcome guests to its first wedding reception in the glass-fronted space, which is available for three years while The Orangery is closed for planned conservation work.
Alex Donnelly-Palmer, events and operations manager at Kensington Palace, said: “We are thrilled with the demand we’re experiencing for the Pavilion since its launch in March. The Pavilion offers an incredibly versatile blank canvas space able to accommodate a huge variety of event concepts and sizes, while the stunning surroundings ensure a truly memorable experience. We have an incredibly promising pipeline of business well into 2019, and are looking forward to the many diverse and exciting events that are ahead, as the Pavilion asserts itself as one of the most desirable event locations in London.”
The proceeds from all events booked in the Kensington Palace Pavilion all contribute to Historic Royal Palaces’ charitable cause, as income raised from all commercial activities is reinvested in conservation, public access and educational activities to ensure the palace continues to well-maintained and open for all to enjoy.