The Banqueting House in Whitehall is an Inigo Jones architectural masterpiece, built for the courts of James I and Charles I, and remains to this day a part of the Royal Palaces. The first Palladian-inspired building in England, the ceilings were painted by Ruebens. It was the scene of the most lavish and sophisticated state banquets during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Coates & Seely’s Brut Reserve sparkling wines were served before the dinner of the King’s Presence Chamber - a select group of the Historic Royal Palace’s most prominent supporters - which comprised an authentic banquet of Stuart culinary delights and a dance troupe dancing to contemporary music.
Photography by David Jensen