Sir Joseph Banks Building

Originally built to house Kew's Economic Botany Collection the Sir Joseph Banks Building is a versatile and striking space to suit your needs.

Joseph Banks building

Large windows on either side of the Sir Joseph Banks building provide a bright tranquil setting for your event. 

With an abundance of natural daylight, the Sir Joseph Banks building is suitable for corporate away days, conferences or product launches, offering a flexible space to make your own. 

Entry to the venue is through the private atrium, which can be used to welcome guests. A nearby lawn area offers a relaxed setting for outdoor drinks and canapés - alternatively, you may wish to hire one of our other venues in conjunction with the Sir Joseph Banks Building. 

Corporate packages

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

Essential information


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

Fees for exclusive venue hire  

  • Monday to Friday: £4,500 + VAT (except bank holidays) 
  • Saturday or Sunday: £6,000 + VAT 

Suitable for

  • Conferences 
  • Presentations and product launches  
  • Team away-days  
  • Summer barbecues 
  • Christmas parties   

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 


If you would like to find out more or discuss your requirements, please contact our dedicated events team.

Make an enquiry

Tel: 020 8332 5641 


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