There’s no need to snare a prince in order to fulfil your dream of getting married in a real-life palace.
Kensington Palace is available for hire as wedding venue to us lesser mortals, even though many of the younger royals currently live there – including the future King William and Queen Catherine, as well as Harry and Meghan.
While the current residences of various Royals are strictly no entry, there are various other indoor and outdoor spaces available for hire inside the palace and within its magnificent grounds.
The palace places a restriction on the number of weddings per year it will play host to, which surely makes it one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the world.
The Orangery Lawn is the place for you if you have a long guest list, as it can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The smaller East Front Gardens suit up to 400, while the Sunken Gardens can host 80 at the most. All have fabulous seasonal floral displays, so don’t forget to theme your wedding invitations accordingly.
Inside the palace, the state apartments can cater for ceremonies with up to 150 guests in attendance, and serve up a wedding breakfast to 100 of your nearest and dearest. Kensington Palace Pavilion, meanwhile, can dish up dinner for 300.
If you cannot secure one of the coveted spots at Kensington Palace, or would simply like to consider other locations fit for royalty, you can also tie the knot at Banqueting House or Hampton Court and Kew Palaces.