Gala Dinner Venues in London

Whether you want a modern blank canvas backdrop or a spectacular historical venue, these gala dinner venues in London are guaranteed to impress.

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St Mary's Auditorium is the crown jewel in this stunning, unique and versatile venue. With gorgeous Grade II l! listed Georgian architecture, spectacular stained glass windows which flood the room with natural light, beautiful oak flooring and 15m high ceiling this grand setting is sure to impress your guests. A fantastic in-house sound, visual and lighting system is able to provide all of your technical needs and is fully expandable. The spacious, flexible layout makes this space is ideal for award ceremonies, concerts, performances, fashion shows, product launches, conferences and more.


The Bloomsbury Ballroom is London's opulent Art Deco event space. Located on the stunning Bloomsbury Square, the venue is in the Georgian inspired Victoria House. With 10,500 square foot of events space, we offer a complete serviced venue and with 3 beautifully restored areas. We can accommodate up to 570 standing, 270 for dinner or 500 for conferences. With full air conditioning, Wifi, parking, disabled access, sound and lighting system, event management service, exclusive hire periods we can meet all of your requirements.

Museum of London City of London

The whole Museum is available to hire for a multitude of evening events. Whether you plan to host a wedding reception for up to 1,000 people, a birthday party dinner for 350 guests, a team building workshop for 240 delegates, or an intimate social gathering for 12, the Museum will be ideal. Additionally, guests have access to an Events Manager, as well as the Museum's unparalleled collections and expertise via private guided tours.

One Moorgate Place Moorgate Place

The Great Hall at One Moorgate Place is the largest event space and being a blank canvas it can be transformed by theming and effective event production; all of which can be provided by the One Moorgate Place Events Team. Being a large, adaptable space, there is a lot of scope for the room to cater for a huge range of events from exhibitions and conferencing to photo shoots and Christmas parties. Being adjoined to the Main Reception Room, the two rooms work together to provide a breakout space for catering or entertainment.

Cutty Sark Greenwich

The most exclusive and memorable private dining space in London. Ideal for an intimate group of 12 people. Cutty Sark would be exclusive for you and your guests to explore. Reception drinks can be served on the stunning Weather Deck with views of the Thames before you move into the elegant mahogany lined original Masters Saloon for the pinnacle in private dining experiences. Dine where the original ship's Captain dined, live like he lived and celebrate the ship's unique history. Why not enhance the evening with music, telescope viewings and character actor performances?


The main event space in the National Maritime Museum is the 'Great Map'. Set at mezzanine level and spanned by a glass roof, this event space is flooded with natural daylight and is ideal for corporate receptions, award ceremonies and networking. Whether you're looking for a seated gala dinner or a more relaxed standing bowl food affair, this epic space can accommodate up to 580 seated or 1000 standing. With some of the museum's most treasured items on display within the event space, or the option for guests to explore our engaging galleries, this is one event your guests won't forget.


Our striking art deco auditorium can seat up to 720 guests for your award ceremony or gala dinner. Our beautiful foyer and circle bars are available to host sophisticated drinks receptions or legendary after dinner parties. With our removable flat floor in place we can build a stage and/or dance floor to fit any size and specification to impress your guests with fabulous entertainment and DJ's. Our list of preferred caterers are on hand to help with the menu choices, or you are welcome to bring your own catering.


In combination, The Great Briton and The Academy create a unique, fun and inspiring space for special events such as product launches, exhibitions and parties offering both City view and pitch view balconies. There are LCD screens around the venue which can be uniquely branded for your event.


Providing a unique blank canvas event space for any celebration including Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, weddings or parties. A 1km immersive ride can be included with packages at an extra cost to really set any event apart.


If you're looking for a place for corporate dining, our green room is the perfect space. The room can accommodate up to 100 guests, via a variety of different dining setups from, large table rounds, U-shaped & long tables.

The Engine Rooms East Finchley

The Vantage Room is our most intimate of spaces, which comes dressed with artworks and has direct access to our outdoor courtyard. During COVID-19, we can safely host any kind of event for 6 guests or meetings for up to 30. We have plenty of outdoor space (covered and heated) which is ideal for guest safety and comfort during this time.


Our Mayfair Suite has a blank base which is suitable to decorate in any way you find fit. This makes it an extremely desirable place to rent for dinners as you can create the perfect set-up for you. Equipped with a professional kitchen and bar- your external caterers or our amazing in-house team can create bespoke menus for you and your guests.

Gala Dinner Venues FAQs


What are the best Gala Dinner options in London

The top venues for gala dinners in London include The National Gallery, 8 Northumberland Avenue, The Museum of London and The Science Museum.


How much does it cost to host a gala dinner in London?

This will vary on time of year, day of the week and the venue you choose. The average price for a gala dinner, including a 3-course dinner, wine and hire of the venue is around £80pp.


Is staging an AV included in gala dinner packages?

Some venues will include some AV and staging, however, a lot of gala dinners will require further production. If you need additional, most venues will allow you to bring in a provider, or work with one in-house.


Do venues offer a discounted rate for charities for fundraising dinners?

The presence and amount of charity discount will vary venue-to-venue, however, many venues do offer this, so do always enquire about it when getting an initial quote from a venue.

About Gala Dinner Venues


A selection of outstanding, exclusive London venues that are perfect for gala dinner events. Enquire at your chosen venue directly through Hire Space for a quick quote. Need some new ideas? Contact the Hire Space venue experts using the "Ask a Venue Expert" feature above for a few more options. They'll send over the ideal venue for your event, best prices negotiated. And all for free.

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