How to Get Married at Kensington Palace

Here, find out everything you need to know to get married at Kensington Palace—the official residence of Prince William, Kate Middleton, George, Charlotte, Louis, and more royals.

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My boss likes a lot of things (Harry Potter and candles, mostly), but there is nothing she loves obsesses over more than the royals. And because, naturally, I am an extension of her being (and create 90 percent of our site's royal coverage (opens in new tab)), I also have an unusual obsession with the royal family. So when she discovered—amidst her own wedding planning!—that you can get married at Kensington Palace (opens in new tab), we both a) freaked out and b) accepted that maybe we didn't need to be set up on a blind date with a prince after all...though it would still be nice.

Since she already booked her wedding venue and I'm still single, help us live out our dreams vicariously through you and have your wedding at the current residence of Kate, Will, George, Charlotte, Louis, and the rest of your favorite royals. Here's how.

Where would the ceremony be?

Most likely inside one of the state apartments, which can hold up to 150 guests. You can also get married in The Orangery, formerly a conservatory built for Queen Anne, where Nicky Hilton famously got married (opens in new tab) to James Rothschild, and which allows almost 1,000 people to attend.

What about the reception?

It can also be in one of the state apartments. According to the website (opens in new tab), the Kensington Palace Pavilion (available in the daytime and evening) holds up to 300 guests. Summer receptions also have the option of being held in the East Front Gardens, Sunken Garden, or the Orangery Lawn mentioned above.

You can see the individual rooms and their capacities here (opens in new tab).

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Can I decorate however I'd like?

Sorta. You just have to use Kensington Palace's pre-approved list of suppliers—we're talkin' entertainment, caterers, and florists. There are even vendors available for the most crucial aspects like fireworks and luxury toilets. See the full list below.

LIST OF APPROVED SUPPLIERS (opens in new tab)

Will I be able to see the space beforehand?

Yes.

How much does it cost?

Unclear (and it likely depends on what exactly you'd like), but according to  (opens in new tab)E! (opens in new tab) it will cost at least $23,000 for daytime ceremonies and receptions. You can find out the exact amount by enquiring with KP here (opens in new tab).

Can I invite George and Charlotte?

Hard no, but there's a chance they could be watching from their window.

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Do I need to get married here?

I'm not going to tell you how to live your life, but absolutely.

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Rachel Epstein is a former editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.