Reception Venues in London

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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.


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?


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.


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

OXO2 South Bank

Looking for a London Reception venue?OXO2 is absolutely ideal for a wide range of wonderful events for up to 480 standing or 200 seated.


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

RSA House West End

The Tavern Room can host up to 48 seated on a boardroom styled table, or 40 guests on round tables. It is also a suitable room for standing fork buffets and pre-dining drink receptions.


The private dining rooms situated on level 38 of the iconic Gherkin building offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Designed with flexibility in mind, whole floor bookings allow for large gatherings of up to 130 guests. Events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality. Here, private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests.


The Marshall of Cambridge is a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony or reception. The natural light and Edwardian elegance of the room makes it a special location for the best day of your life.


The world’s oldest sporting museum, housing an unrivalled collection of cricketing art and memorabilia, is an entertaining and distinctly unusual venue for a drinks reception. It is often used in conjunction with the Long Room as a location for pre-dinner drinks, and can also form an added attraction for the guests of other events held within the Ground. Filled with over 30,000 exhibits, the Museum is a treasure house that intrigues cricket fans and agnostics alike.


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!

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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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