Reception Venues in London

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Light, ornate and elegant, with fine bow windows at each end and a west facing terrace overlooking Hyde Park with an anteroom if needed.


There are few spots of the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Facing west on level 39 of The Gherkin is the Helix Restaurant, capturing arguably London's most beautiful sunsets. Once guests climb the sleek granite staircase, the Iris Bar at the very top of The Gherkin opens up to offer breath-taking 360-degree views. Exclusive hire of Helix and Iris is ideal for business breakfasts, drinks receptions and celebratory events of up to 260 guests.


Perfect for awards dinner, charity fundraisers and gala evenings this impressive venue close to London Bridge and the City offers the most impressive backdrop.


The Ballroom is perfect for glamorous events. Described by English Heritage as 'the grandest example of a Victorian ballroom in existence'.

Somerset House Covent Garden

The Portico Rooms can host a wide variety of events, from parties to meetings to private dinners. Why not end the day with some well deserved celebratory drinks?


The Great Hall is our largest and most flexible space. This white-walled blank canvas with high ceilings, natural daylight (blackout optional), fully integrated AV and high speed internet is suitable for all corporate and private functions, from conferences, seminars, live streamed presentation and IT training to fashion shows, product launches or a glamorous wedding reception, cocktail party or Bar Mitzvah. The ceiling trusses can accommodate additional lighting or a rig for aerial performance.

Anomalous Space Angel, Islington

Anomalous Space is the perfect alternative to your standard business venue. Located within a charming Georgian townhouse in Islington London, our unique and homely space has step free-access (A_SPACE), off-street loading, super fast wifi and is powered by Green energy. With two distinct rooms available, both with audio visual equipment and a range of seating options, our venue is perfectly suited to workshops, meetings, presentations, training sessions, team building activities or focus groups.

RSA House West End

The Great Room offers couples to marry in historic splendor. Whether it be their wedding ceremony, drink reception or wedding breakfast, this room can accommodate every aspect of the wedding day. The original James Berry mural offers an impressive setting for every wedding. We can host a ceremony or drink reception for up to 200 guests, or wedding breakfast for 140 guests,


The top of The Gherkin is a setting fit for the most memorable wedding celebration. Whether you are looking for the most fanciful of ceremonies or a more personal moment for you and your family, The Gherkin's sky-high spaces and intimate private rooms allow for just the type of celebration you have always imaged.


One of London’s most beautiful locations on Park Lane with a superb, private terrace it is a wonderful wedding venue. The Edwardian elegance and style of the town house makes it a perfect setting for your special day. No.4 Hamilton Place offers an array of ornate and spacious rooms for a ceremony, wedding breakfast, reception or party in a perfect location; Mayfair, central London.


The elegantly furnished Writing Room is a beautifully proportioned and intimate setting for smaller lunches, dinners or receptions. Hung with famous paintings of cricketing scenes, it offers excellent views of the Ground from the north end of the Pavilion.


Alexandra Palace's largest hall is elaborately decorated in Victorian elegance, providing a unique setting for large-scale events and exhibitions. The Great Hall offers 25 metre high ceilings, 6426m2 of pillar free space with natural daylight through the large rose window, and has the option of being carpeted. The space can easily be combined with the West Hall making this one of the most impressive, versatile indoor spaces available. Perfect for your big Awards Ceremony, Gala Dinner, Conference, Exhibition, Concert or any large scale corporate event!

About Reception Venues


London has hundreds of unique reception venues, ideal for drinks, networking, client entertaining and more. Here are eight of our Venue Expert's favourite venues for receptions, all providing exceptional hospitality and value for money. Click through to a venue's profile to make an enquiry directly to that venue. Or, if you want a few more options, contact our Venue Expert team directly. You'll receive a bespoke shortlist of venues within 24 hours, with best prices negotiated. Happy venue finding!

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