King's Presence Chamber Dinner at Banqueting House

May 2017

The Banqueting House in Whitehall is an Inigo Jones architectural masterpiece, built for the courts of James I and Charles I, and remains to this day a part of the Royal Palaces. The first Palladian-inspired building in England, the ceilings were painted by Ruebens.  It was the scene of the most lavish and sophisticated state banquets during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Coates & Seely’s Brut Reserve sparkling wines were served before the dinner of the King’s Presence Chamber – a select group of the Historic Royal Palace’s most prominent supporters – which comprised an authentic banquet of Stuart culinary delights and a dance troupe dancing to contemporary music.

Photography by David Jensen