Drottningholm Palace

The Royal Chapel

Drottningholm Palace Chapel was opened in 1730, and has been in continuous use ever since. The architect was Tessin, and the interior was designed by Carl Hårleman.

Drottningholm Palace Chapel is located in the palace's north round building. Tessin the Younger completed its construction at the beginning of the 18th century, to plans produced by his father (Tessin the Elder). The interior was designed under the direction of Carl Hårleman, and the chapel was ready for use in 1730.

The chapel belongs to the Treasurer of the Court and is part of the Royal Court Parish, but Lovö Parish conducts services in the chapel on the last weekend of each month, and all are welcome to attend. Concerts are also held here during the summer and at Christmas. The traditional Christmas mass is held on the second Sunday in advent.

In recent years, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel have all been christened at Drottningholm Palace Chapel.

Weddings and christenings

With its beautiful dome, its harmonic proportions and its intimate yet magnificent character, the chapel is a wonderful venue for a wedding. The chance to borrow a silver and rock crystal bridal crown and have the wedding music played on an 18th century organ built by Johan Niclas Cahman only add to the experience!

The altarpiece with the Holy Communion motif was painted by Georg Engelhardt Schröder (1684-1750), and the carved frame was probably produced to a design by Carl Hårleman. Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck//Royalpalaces.se

The round chapel has a copper-clad cupola. A door on the south side of the chapel leads directly into the palace. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

During Prince Alexander's christening in Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

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You can explore Drottningholm Palace by yourself, but a guided tour will ensure that your visit is particularly memorable.

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Take your children and grandchildren on a trip to Drottningholm. Here, you can go on a lion safari, hunt for gold and discover plants.

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Events

Drottningholm Palace tour 28 Oct – 16 Dec

You can explore Drottningholm Palace by yourself, but a guided tour will ensure that your visit is particularly memorable.

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Hunt for lions, find flowers and discover the Palace's gold. Challenging image hunts in the rooms of Drottningholm Palace is hosted for c...

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RococoGo! 5 Nov – 16 Dec

Discover the Rococo style at Drottningholm Palace, with a fun and educational image hunt for adults. Rococo was a playful, graceful style...

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FAQ

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos inside the royal palaces?

    Wedding photography is not permitted in the rooms of the royal palaces.

    In the case of wedding ceremonies in Drottningholm Royal Chapel, Rosersberg Palace Chapel, Strömsholm Palace Chapel and Ulriksdal Palace Chapel, it is fine to take photographs in the chapel, but not in the rooms of the palaces.

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

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