Hire Somerset House - 3 spaces for memorable events in London

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Hire Somerset House as an incredible venue that offers flexible, blank canvas and outdoor spaces for up to 500 guests for a standing reception. The West wing, the largest space at Somerset House, has direct access from the imposing grandeur of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, allowing your guests to feel a dramatic sense of occasion as they enter the space. Princess Elizabeth lived in Somerset House until 1558, when she was crowned Queen Elizabeth I. During 1997, the Somerset Trust set out to preserve and develop the venue for public use and allow events to take place their, including Fashion Week in 2009.

Alternatively, the smaller Portico Rooms are an ideal location for entertaining, with balconies on either side of the main room providing uninterrupted views of the River Thames on one side and The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court to the other. This space has the capacity to host standing receptions for 100 and seated dinners for 80 guests, making it ideal for networking drinks, small awards dinners and Christmas parties.

The collection of fifteen newly renovated rooms boast light wooden flooring, neutral decor and all the character that this grand building offers. Early morning light illuminates through these elegant rooms, this flexible space offers something to suit all tastes.

If you’re looking for a flexible space for your next event, get in touch with the Venue Search London team to find out if Somerset House could be a great choice for your next event.

Room & Venue Capacities

Portico Rooms

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 200
Standing Reception - Outdoors 30
Seated Lunch 100
Seated Dinner 100
Theatre Style 100
Cabaret Style 60
Seated lunch/dinner 100

Navy Board Rooms

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 100
Seated Lunch 40
Seated Dinner 40
Theatre Style 60
Cabaret Style 40
Seated lunch/dinner 40

West Wing

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 500
Seated Lunch 40
Seated Dinner 40
Dinner/Dance 40
Theatre Style 90
Cabaret Style 60
Seated lunch/dinner 40

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

  • Outside space
  • Natural daylight
  • Wifi
  • River Views
  • Panoramic Views from up high
  • Disabled access
  • Wedding licence
  • Dancing permitted
  • Live bands permitted
  • Asian catering
  • Kosher catering
  • Live bands permitted

Somerset House address, travel directions, and parking information

Underground
  Nearest tube stations
  • Temple
Airports
  Nearest airports
  • London City (6.8 miles)
  • London Heathrow (15.5 miles)
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