On the crest of the ridge linking the villages of Hampstead and Highgate sits Kenwood House, boasting spectacular views towards central London.
Kenwood House is internationally renowned for the collection of paintings bequeathed to the nation in 1927 by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh. Among the world-famous works are Portrait of an Artist by Rembrandt, The Guitar Player by Vermeer and Mary, Countess Howe by Gainsborough, together with exquisite paintings by Hals, Van Dyck, Reynolds, Turner and many others.
The collection is housed in the magnificent villa re-modelled by Robert Adam from 1764 to 1779 for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield and Lord Chief Justice. To the original house built here around 1700, Adam added the imposing portico, a third storey and the wing containing his breathtaking library, or 'Great Room'. He encased the whole in white stucco and embellished the interior in his personal interpretation of the fashionable neoclassical style.
Today, many of the sumptuous interiors, originally designed to impress the cream of 18th century society, have been re-presented to enhance the collection and add to Kenwood's sense of grace and luxury.
Kenwood is available for exclusive hire for evening receptions and fine dining with a maximum capacity of up to 120 guests. Drinks receptions for up to 60 can be held in the exquisite Adam Library and for intimate dinners the Music Room or Dining Room provide the perfect setting. For larger parties of up to 120, the Orangery in the adjoining East Wing is ideal for receptions and dinners, combining with Old Kitchens for dancing.
Kenwood House is one of Lime Venue Portfolio’s Special Events Venues and benefits from the leading catering of our sister company Payne and Gunter. Catering for unique and unusual events has been Payne and Gunter's passion for over 30 years. They pride ourselves on offering exquisite food which has been carefully designed in line with current market trends and with an underlying emphasis on maintaining our ethos of providing excellent British food...with a twist! Payne and Gunter offer a flexible approach to events and work with our clients to ensure that they offer bespoke catering for each and every event by taking into account the profile of your guests and the overall theme of your event. Ultimately, Payne and Gunter work with you to create amazing events! Read more about Payne and Gunter in our Special Events section.
All events booked through Lime Venue Portfolio at our Special Events Venues will include a Payne and Gunter bespoke catering package.
Other, Non Residential, Stately Home/Castle, Unusual/Unique