Your Reception

Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney
Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney

Within the Royal Pavilion there are two rooms in which receptions can be held, our beautiful King William IV Room and the stylish Adelaide Rooms. These can be hired for your reception even if you are not holding your ceremony at the Royal Pavilion. All catering is supplied by your choice of one of our approved caterers, download the PDF below.

Approved Caterers list for the the Royal Pavilion & Museums [PDF]

Please note that as an historic building the Royal Pavilion is not suitable for parties and live bands and dancing is not permitted.

King William IV Room

Available: Day and evening (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Capacity: Up to 60 seated, 80 for a standing reception, 70 for a standing buffet

William IV Room, Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney
William IV Room, Image copyright Jacqui McSweeney

This room is situated on the first floor above the Red Drawing Room, is not open to the general public and benefits from its own private entrance leading directly from the Royal Pavilion’s Garden. Exquisitely decorated in Chinese style, this light and airy room features hand-painted wallpaper and oriental lanterns.

Hire the King William IV Room alone or with the Red Drawing Room for your ceremony as a suite of rooms.

Adelaide Rooms

Available: Evening only, April to September 7pm onwards, Oct to March 6.30pm onwards
(except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Capacity: Up to 54 seated (over both rooms), 75 for a standing reception, 60 for a standing buffet

Image copyright Mona Ali Photography
Image copyright Mona Ali Photography
Image copyright Mona Ali Photography

This beautifully refurbished suite of two rooms, on the palace’s first floor was once occupied by Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV. On becoming King, following his brother George IV’s passing, William continued to entertain at the Royal Pavilion although in a much more informal style than his wildly extravagant and decadent sibling. This sophisticated space with a balcony for the warmer months offers an unmatched view of the Royal Pavilion’s Regency Garden.

For operational reasons in the Adelaide Rooms catering is available from only one of our preferred suppliers.

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