More than 90 luxury event planners and brands arrived at Kensington Palace yesterday (21 Sept) for an evening reception, showcasing the indoor and outdoor event spaces at the venue.

The palace, which is one of six venues cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, hosted the event in collaboration with Rhubarb catering, who provided a standing food station followed by a two-course supper.

Guests, who included representatives from BAFTA, Disney and The Prince’s Trust, then enjoyed post-dinner cocktails in a tipi-style tent provided by 10×15.

Alex Donnelly-Palmer, events and operations manager at Kensington Palace, said: “It was fantastic to welcome guests to Kensington Palace last night for an evening of networking and high-end hospitality. The event was the perfect opportunity for guests to experience the various outdoor and indoor event spaces we have available to hire at the palace, and to see how they can be transformed to host truly exquisite events.

“It also provided us with the chance to highlight to guests that by hosting their events with us they can play their part in ensuring Kensington Palace is well maintained and open for all to enjoy. As an independent charity receiving no Government or Crown funding, all income raised from activities including venue hire is reinvested in conservation, public access and education activities.”

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