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Holding an event at Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace provides a unique setting in the heart of London for hosting an event. The Palace has an in-house catering team and a network of preferred event suppliers. Registered charities and third sector organisations will be given priority when booking events at Lambeth Palace, and may be eligible to hire rooms at a discounted rate.

We welcome bookings for 2017. To enquire or make a booking, contact our events team: / 020 7898 1191.

Our rooms 

The Guard Room 

The Guard RoomRedesigned in 1836 by celebrated architect Edward Blore, the Guard Room dates back to the 14th Century and retains its original arch-braced roof. On display in this room are portraits of Archbishops of Canterbury dating from 1602 to 1783.

The Guard Room has step-free access, free wi-fi and an inbuilt audio system which includes an induction loop. 


  • Dinner: 80 people
  • Canape party or standing buffet: 150 people
  • Conference or meeting: 100 people 

The State Drawing Room 

Situated in the 19th Century Blore Building, the State Drawing Room has occasional seating and views across the gardens. An 18th Century painting of Canterbury Cathedral dominates the room, along with portraits of Charles I, Sir Robert Walpole and Thomas Cranmer.


  • Canape party or standing buffet: 80 people

The Atrium 

Designed by Richard Scott Architects, the Atrium was opened in 2000. On display you will find artwork by Paul Hobbs.

The Atrium has level access and an interconnecting door to the 14th Century Crypt, now used as a Chapel.


  • Conference: 30 people
  • Canape party or standing buffet: 60 people