Special occasions

With monumental elegance

There are many moments in life that deserve to be celebrated. To make these special occasions memorable, you might consider looking for a perfect location. With 13 very different rooms, beautiful gardens and several terraces, Grand Hotel Karel V could just be the right place for your wedding, birthday, baby shower or anniversary.


Grand Hotel Karel V is an official wedding location with atmosphere and elegance. We offer culinary and live entertainment with food, drinks and romance. Our passionate staff will ensure a fantastic day in which we organise everything for you down to the last detail – from reception to dinner.


Those who are having a birthday, want to celebrate! If you are looking for an elegant and special location to celebrate your birthday, Grand Hotel Karel V has plenty of choices. An intimate setting or a festive drink in one of our large characteristic venues. We are happy to help you make it an unforgettable day.


An anniversary is an excellent reason to organise an event. We understand that you want to pause and reflect on important milestones. If your company is celebrating its 20th anniversary, it is also a good opportunity to share your business ambitions with your employees and stakeholders. At an inspiring location with a central location.

We also have various options for wedding anniversaries. A dinner with a small group of people or a drink outside in one of our gardens. Anything is possible.


Organising a promotional event is an effective way of putting your company on the map. You can use it to promote your brand as well as your products and services. Promotional events are ideal for launching new products or cooperating with other companies. Furthermore, they are perfect opportunities for personal contact with your customers.

presentation or launch

After years of development, an exclusive high-end presentation or launch may not be lacking. Make an impression by organising it at this inspiring location. All those years of building, writing or studying cannot do without a beautiful product presentation, book launch or graduation celebration. In the heart of Utrecht and centrally located in the country, you can choose from 13 historic halls, gardens and terraces to celebrate your new milestone with a group of up to 150 people.

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Karel 5 has several rooms of various sizes with a capacity of up to 150 persons.

Eat, drink and celebrate life where the “V” changes to the “5”. Karel 5 is the culinary label of Grand Hotel Karel V.


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

It is possible to book an extra bed before arrival. The following charges apply:

  • Children between 0-2 years old can stay for free in a crib in their parents’ room;
  • Children between 3-12 years old can share a room with their parents. The cost for an extra bed is €40 per day; This is upon request and only possible in specific room types.
  • An extra bed for guests 12 years and older can be booked for a fee of €40 per day. This is upon request and only possible in specific room types.

For more information, please contact our Reservations Department at +31 30 233 74 61 or by sending an email to reservations@karelv.nl.

The standard check-in time is 3:00 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage at the hotel.