Queen's Ballroom

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The Queen's Ballroom is a hall within Maegor's Holdfast at the Red Keep in King's Landing.


The Queen's Ballroom, which can seat a hundred, is much smaller than the Great Hall and the Small Hall.[1] Its walls are paneled in richly carved wood, and every wall sconce has beaten silver mirrors which reflect torchlight. Musicians can perform in the gallery above the floor, which is covered with sweet-smelling rushes. Arched windows on the south wall can be covered with thick velvet draperies. The ballroom has long trestle tables and a dais.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

During the Battle of the Blackwater, highborn women of King's Landing and some older men and young boys seek refuge in the Queen's Ballroom. Sansa Stark accompanies Queen Regent Cersei Lannister to the hall.[1][2]

A Feast for Crows

On the wedding day of King Joffrey I Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell, breakfast is held in the Queen's Ballroom, and guests from the Reach give gifts to the young king.[3]


The Queen's Ballroom was not a tenth the size of the castle's Great Hall, only half as big as the Small Hall in the Tower of the Hand, but it could still seat a hundred, and it made up in grace what it lacked in space.[1]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark

The torches shimmered brightly against the hammered metal of the wall sconces, filling the Queen's Ballroom with silvery light.[2]

—thoughts of Sansa Stark