Story Events were invited to a stunning drinks reception to celebrate the opening of  The Orangery at Kensington Palace, after 7 years of refurbishment this architectural gem is reopening its doors for all to enjoy. This beautiful venue has played host to royalty and is steeped in history, and offers the perfect backdrop for events. Perfect for drinks receptions for up to 300 guests, dining for 200 guests and dinner dance events for up to 120 guests.

For the opening, guests were welcomed into the venue by the sounds of a gorgeous Halo string quartet playing, centre stage, accompanied by stunning dancers in bespoke floral costumes roaming the venue, from Sternberg Clarke.

The colour palate of the space was a mirage of pinks, greens, and yellows to showcase spring time, enhanced by the lighting and production of Bespoke Events London.

Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails, supplied by Moving Venue, and English Sparkling Wine, from Coates & Seely, served from a beautiful bar adorned with a stunning floral backdrop from Lavender Green. Perfectly presented, canapes circulated throughout the room for guests to enjoy.

Once everyone had arrived, Alex Dollelly-Palmer from Historic Royal Palaces gave an insightful speech, accounting for the history of the building and the beautiful renovations the building has undergone over the last 7 years. He was shortly followed by a fantastic opera performance by Laura Wright.

For the rest of the evening, guests enjoyed delicious spring themed bowl foods, followed by a bright, abundant dessert station, featuring lemon sorbet in the shape of a lemon, all supplied by Moving Venue.

Raj Tent Club supplied marquees for the terrace, along with lovely rattan furniture which allowed guests to enjoy the outside area and admire the view of the palace itself.

As memento’s, guests received unique, bespoke illustrations from Ruth Kaye Design, as well as portraits captured by a photographer in front of the beautiful floral backdrop, received within an hour via a QR code.

This glorious evening was a true reflection of the beauty of this newly refurbished venue. Thank you so much to Historic Royal Palaces for having us, and to the wonderful suppliers for creating such a lovely evening. We came away feeling incredibly inspired and looking forward to creating some truly memorable events here.

Please get in touch here to start planning your drinks reception!