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Corporate events in the Sir Joseph Banks Building

The Sir Joseph Banks Building is a bespoke venue suitable for daytime or evening events within easy reach of Central London.

Capacity for up to 230 guests.


Your event in the Sir Joseph Banks building

Originally built to house Kew's Economic Botany Collection the Sir Joseph Banks Buidling is a versitile and blank canvas events venue. The large windows on either side of this venue provide a tranquil setting with an abundance of natural daylight for your corporate awayday, conference or product launch. Day delegate rates are available for 80–230 guests.

Entry to the venue is through the private atrium entrance, which may be used to welcome guests or for delegate registration. A nearby lawn area may be used for outdoor drinks and canapés.

You can hire one of our other venues in conjunction with the Sir Joseph Banks building if you would like additional space for a drinks reception. 

Corporate packages

The Sir Joseph Banks building is available for dry hire or alternatively we offer day delegate rates, summer barbeque packages and Christmas party packages. Packages include exclusive venue hire along with delicious food and drink from our selected caterers. We also offer various options for team building activities.

For information about our corporate packages

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Capacities

  • Theatre style: 230
  • Cabaret style: 160
  • Standing reception: 230
  • Dinner dance: 180
  • Dinner: 200

Chairs set up in Banks building
Exterior of Sir Joseph Banks building
Banks table setup

Availability

Dates available for hire

  • 5 January to 22 December
  • Bank holidays at special request
  • Available for standalone hire Monday to Thursday between November and March, otherwise as part of a package

Hire time

  • Day/evening hire 9am to 11pm 
  • Fees cover a 9-hour period within these times
  • Additional hours charged as required

Hire fees for exclusive use

Monday to Friday
£4,500 + VAT (except bank holidays)

Saturday or Sunday
£6,000 + VAT


Get in touch

If you would like to contact the events team to discuss your requirements please call 020 8332 5641, email venues@kew.org or send us more details.