Rocket’s New and Re-Accredited Venues for 2024

Rocket is honoured to partner with distinguished venues recognised for their prestige and elegance, spanning some of the most exclusive locations in London. Explore the list below to discover Rocket’s re-accredited venues as well as new additions.

Kensington Palace

Rocket has been accredited at Kensington Palace for over 10 years now. For nearly four centuries, Kensington Palace has housed prominent members of the English royal family, offering a stunning Baroque venue in the heart of London with spaces suited for events ranging from intimate receptions to grand dinners. Steeped in history and artistic influence, the palace’s State Apartments feature unique rooms showcasing royal grandeur, limited to hosting only 100 private events annually due to its exclusive nature, while the Pavilion and Sunken Garden are perfect for outdoor parties during the summer.

This spring, Kensington Palace will be reopening their newly refurbished restaurant, The Orangery, which is the perfect location for an elegant lunch or dinner party.

The venue can accommodate up to 800 guests for receptions and 300 guests for dinner.

Read more about Kensington Palace here.

Shoreditch Electric

A new addition to Rocket’s list of venues is The Shoreditch Electric Light Station, a Victorian Power Station, which boasts a unique and expansive venue characterised by bare brick walls, wooden floors, and original industrial features like giant cogs and hanging hooks. As the current home of the National Centre for Circus Arts, it serves as an ideal setting for various events, including conferences, product launches, galas, receptions, private parties, dinners, and performances. Originally built in 1896 as an electricity generating station, the site has undergone extensive redevelopment since 1990, transforming into a modern, state-of-the-art facility while preserving its industrial charm.

The venue can accommodate up to 450 guests for receptions and 250 guests for dinner.

Read more about Shoreditch Electric here.

Unit X

Unit X, an award-winning company aligned with Unit London’s values, specialises in hosting and producing cutting-edge immersive experiences tailored for innovative organizations. With versatile event spaces at 3 Hanover Square in Mayfair and The Stables in Covent Garden, Rocket is delighted to have Unit X on board. The venue offers an artistic framework, featuring captivating contemporary art backdrops, making it an ideal choice for diverse events, from show-stopper receptions to intimate gatherings, placing them at the forefront of London’s arts and events scene.

The venue can accommodate up to 350 guests for receptions and 120 guests for dinner.

Read more about Unit X here.

Banqueting House

Another venue re-accreditation is Banqueting House, an iconic venue which Rocket has been in partnership with since 2014. It boasts a majestic Main Hall adorned with nine magnificent ceiling paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, making it one of London’s most breathtaking event spaces. The grandeur of the Main Hall complements the intimate charm of the Undercroft, originally designed as a drinking den for James I, providing a versatile and atmospheric setting suitable for various occasions.

The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests for receptions and 380 guests for dinner.

Read more about Banqueting House here.

Hampton Court Palace

Rocket has been delivering a broad range of events at Hampton Court Palace for the past two years. Originally initiated by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century, Hampton Court Palace became a significant royal residence for Henry VIII and has hosted important events throughout its history. With its splendid gardens, cobbled courtyards, and historic architecture, the 500-year-old palace provides a spectacular backdrop for a diverse range of events, from large-scale galas to intimate dinners.

The venue can accommodate up to 3,000 guests for receptions and 1,650 guests for dinner (Marquee sites).

Read more about Hampton Court Palace here.

St. Stephen Walbrook

St. Stephen Walbrook, located in the heart of the City of London, is another venue addition. The historic and hidden gem is celebrated as a “Place of Celebration” since Roman times. Retaining its essence from Sir Christopher Wren’s reconstruction after the Great Fire, the church remains a unifying hub for the Square Mile, hosting diverse events such as congregations, concerts, and exclusive venue hires.

The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for receptions and 80 guests for dinner.

Read more about St. Stephen Walbrook here.

Wallace Collection

Rocket is thrilled to extend its decade-long relationship with The Wallace Collection. Hertford House, housing the Wallace Collection just off Oxford Street in London, offers a stunning venue for events and parties, showcasing a remarkable array of art, including renowned paintings and impressive decorative pieces. The house, donated to the Nation in 1897, provides an opportunity for a unique and glamorous wedding experience, allowing creative transformations of its former sculpture garden into a memorable wedding breakfast setting.

The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests for receptions and 160 guests for dinner.

Read more about the Wallace Collection here.

Erika Batty
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