Tiara-loving brides-to-be, rejoice—your regal wedding wishes have been answered. Kensington Palace is a viable public wedding venue, meaning you can marry on the grounds without marrying a royal.
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The English-nobility estate offers up multiple indoor and outdoor locations to choose from, including the famous Orangery, where Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild tied the knot. According to E! News, weekend daytime bookings there start at $23,100, while evenings go for a still-costly but more palatable $15,800. Alongside your property reservation comes a boatload of perks, including "personal service from our experienced events team," writes the Kensington Palace weddings brochure. E! News elaborates, sharing that this means a wedding planner, on-site security, and taxi and daytime cleaning services, plus a private entrance for your guests. Though fees allegedly exclude vendor costs (think: flowers, food, and entertainment) the palace will provide a list of approved companies, so choosing your add-ons won't be hard.
The Orangery can accommodate up to 300 reception guests, but larger parties can also be provided for: Spill out your soirée onto the Orangery Lawn, and you can triple your guest list (that venue fits 1000). Looking for something different? Summer weddings have access to the gardens, where Poppy Delevingne and James Cook famously wed. Inside the palace, other locations are up for grabs, including the Entrance Hall, Cupola Room, King's Gallery, and King's Drawing Room.
For more details, visit the palace's website, where beautiful images and additional information may just convince you to celebrate like a princess.
And if that's not reason enough, it's becoming more and more plausible that you'll have another royal wedding to model yours after. Us Weekly reports that actress Meghan Markle just met both Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte, and the meeting apparently "went well." "Meghan's so happy she's getting to know more of Harry's nearest and dearest," revealed an Us Weekly source, and if meeting the (royal) family doesn't make things serious, we don't know what does.
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