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The Banqueting Suite in the Tower of London is a fantastic space for large scale conferences. meetings and away days for up to 300 guests. Members of the conference will be seated under the rugged, original ceiling joists and pillars. The room decor accommodates a variety of room arrangements, styles and designs to provide the perfect venue for any event. With magnificent views of the Queens House and the White Tower, and an abundance of natural lighting, The Banqueting Suite is a suitable venue for a broad range of events such as receptions, conferences, private dining, and meetings.

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Cambridge Cottage is the former royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge and became part of the gardens in 1904. It is now the perfect venue for hire in London as a party venue, both during daytime and the evening. Inside the cottage, the Gallery and Drawing room are spacious and light rooms which open out onto the Duke's garden - a tranquil and picturesque space ideal for outdoor functions.

The Gladstone Library on the 2nd floor of One Whitehall Place offers a very special event space. Once housing over 25,000 books, the Grade I listed Gladstone Library is perfect for any type of business conference, reception or dinner seating up to 250 people. The Library interlinks directly with the Reading & Writing Room, which offers views over Whitehall Gardens, London Eye and River Thames & is used for registration and catering. It can be used in conjunction with other rooms on the 2nd floor to provide an exclusive floor for business conference with breakout sessions and office

A striking space oozing classical elegance, The Edinburgh Room overlooks Knightsbridge. Thanks to its large windows, it is flooded with natural light. It is an ideal space for dinners, lunches and formal board meetings, or for drinks parties or pre-dinner receptions.

The Library Suite is ideally suited to smaller events where the grand architecture, tall domed ceiling and distinctive decoration will enhance the sense of occasion. It can be used for an intimate dinner, cocktail reception, wedding ceremony or as a pre-event space for larger events in The Chartwell Suite.

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The nave is a beautiful space with outstanding examples of high Gothic arches and architecture. With lightning design and production or with a plain setting the nave is an exemplar of a unique venue and can accommodate 400-800 in a canapé reception setting or 220 for a sit-down formal private banquet. This space is available upon special request

The Playroom offers a flexible space, suitable for any occasion - board meetings, small conferences, client entertainment - offering both standing reception and seated meal options. The billiard table can be transformed into a board or dining table for 10. A TV screen is also available for meetings and presentations.

About Formal Venues

Looking for a fabulous formal venue for your next event in London? Here's a selection of the best venues for formal occasions, loved by professional event organisers across the city. Make sure upcoming conference, dinner or board meeting is hosted at the right setting, whatever your guest list. Contact our expert team for a tailored service, totally free! Just let us know your key requirements and we'll find the perfect venue for bringing your next formal event to life. If you like our formal venue selection category, you can even instantly request a reviewing via the venue page and be seeing it in the flesh in no time, leaving you more valuable time to work on creating a great event for your attendees.

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