Historic Royal Palaces has recently made the Albemarle Suite available to hire for small meetings, private events and away-days. This unique apartment is possibly the most significant non-royal space at Hampton Court Palace, which was designed for Arnold Joost van Keppel, first earl of Albemarle between 1699-1701. A favourite of William III, Albemarle’s numerous rooms at Hampton Court permitted him to run a household-within-a-palace where other peers with an average of two or three rooms ‘had no place to lodge a servant’. William III spent enormous sums of money on the rooms of his favourite courtier, with sumptuous fittings and decorations. This space later enjoyed royal use as the private lodgings and bedchamber of George II.
Today, the newly renamed Albemarle Suite can be used flexibly to accommodate a range of daytime events. Seating 16 boardroom style or up to 24 banqueting style, there is an exciting amount on offer to keep your meeting or event interesting and engaging. With beautiful views of the gardens and in the centre of the palace, you will be well positioned to explore the venue.
Some highlights include private morning carriage rides around the palace formal gardens and deer park (Henry VIII’s old hunting ground), followed by a delicious breakfast within the Albemarle Suite. Alternatively use the space for a private meeting – enhanced with an exclusive rooftop tour offering spectacular views of the surrounding area. Or indulge in a special afternoon tea, followed by a tour of the palace state apartments with a private guide.
Whatever requirement you have, they would love to speak to you about the possibility of using the Albemarle Suite to host your next event. With DDR rates starting from £100+VAT, and venue hire at £1,000+VAT, this is a fantastic option now available to clients. Give them a call today!
View some images of the space here
About Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
Their aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
They raise all their own funds and depend on the support of their visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers.
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