Counting down the days until the royal wedding? Us, too. And while we were unable to score an invite to the nuptials (sob), we’ve uncovered some interesting tidbits about Frogmore House, where Kensington Palace recently announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second (and more intimate) wedding reception will take place. (Because when you’re royalty, of course you need to have two wedding receptions.)
About 200 people will be invited to the picturesque Frogmore House, where an evening reception will take place after the lunchtime reception hosted by the queen at St. George’s Hall—the standard space for big events at Windsor Castle.
But what is Frogmore House? Here are four fascinating facts about the royal venue:
The historic home has been a royal retreat for more than 300 years. While it’s not really used as a residence anymore, the royal family occasionally uses the gorgeous home and surrounding gardens for entertaining.
The venue already has special significance to the couple. If the building and its surroundings look familiar, that’s because you’ve probably seen it before. Harry and Markle took their official engagement portraits on the grounds of Frogmore House.
This isn’t the first royal wedding to be held at Frogmore House. In 2008, Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s oldest son and Queen Elizabeth II’s oldest grandchild) and Autumn Kelly held their reception in the house.
You can actually visit Frogmore House. (Yes, you.) Great news: The beautiful spot is open to the public. The not-so-great news? It’s only open three days a year. For 2018, it will be open June 5 to 7 for charity days, and all proceeds will be donated. In August, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the house is open only to pre-booked groups of 15 or more people. Time to call your squad and book your flights.