- From £95 per person
- 1500 people
- 2040m² (21958ft²)
Spaces in Somerset House
The Portico Rooms
The Portico Rooms is one of our most popular venue hire spaces, offering balcony views for guests over both The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and the River Thames. This network of four elegant 18th century, blank canvas spaces can be adapted for any style of event. We've previously hosted press days, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tasting, exhibitions and a wide range of other gatherings.
The Navy Board Rooms
The Navy Board Rooms are available for day conferences, product launches and workshops, which offers a beautiful location for an inspiring day.
The Seamen's Hall
The Seamen's Hall is a beautiful space, with access to a part of the River Terrace which makes it ideal for corporate events. With grand, elegant windows and views onto the river and the courtyard, it is a unique and special place to make your wedding day one to remember. The Seamen's Hall is open to the public during the day, and is available from 6pm.
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
The Edmond J. Safra Court is a grand and iconic place to hold an event. With the sublime backdrop of Somerset House it offers space for a large event on a grand scale. Availability depends on the schedule throughout the year, please enquire via Hire Space for exact details.
The River Terrace
The River Terrace is one of Somerset House's most exclusive outdoor spaces with beautiful views of the building's 18th Century facade and across the Thames to the Southbank. Included in our venue hire is the use of our 'Jumbrellas' which cover part of the River Terrace, and the Seamen's Hall (200 capacity) as the wet weather option. Sit back and relax, we will do all of the hard work for you. In addition for your venue hire you can choose from the following bespoke options to create the perfect, all-inclusive Summer Package.
Lightwells and Deadhouse
The Lightwells and Deadhouse at Somerset House provide a unique subterranean atmospheric space for creative events and shows. The intricate, spooky architecture lends itself perfectly to corporate Halloween parties, whilst accredited production teams can use lighting and finishing touches to completely transform and tailor the space to suit your needs. Guaranteed to be the location for an unforgettable event.
The East Wing
Accessed directly from The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the East Wing offers an array of options for private events. These exclusive, interlinking rooms are primarily used for exhibitions as part of Somerset House cultural programme however, throughout certain times of the year, they can be hired for private events. The East Wing is the perfect location for a boardroom meeting, intimate conference, tradeshows or launch event.
The Lancaster Rooms
The Lancaster Rooms can accommodate up to 100 theatre style for conferences and 220 guests standing reception.
The River Rooms
The River Rooms are a suite of blank canvas rooms situated in the New Wing, with a creative and artistic feel to their visual appearance. The rooms are open plan, and traces of former tenants, exhibitions and experiences can be seen faintly on walls, which are highlighted by custom-built lighting track across all rooms. The look is completed with dramatic original fireplaces and exposed brick archway. This venue is best suited for fashion enquiries or clients seeking an exhibition or for a product launch space.
The Embankment Galleries
In the Embankment Galleries, the whole venue can hold 800 for a standing reception. Our Mezzanine level can seat up to 340 for a dinner on rounds or 192 on a long table, and our East and West Galleries can hold around 300 standing in each space. Originally a barrel-vaulted bargehouse linked directly to the River Thames, the Embankment Galleries are now our most modern and adaptable events space. Spread over the ground floor and Mezzanine level of the South Wing, this network of rooms host annual exhibitions but as of September 2017 - February 2018 it is also available for private events.
Christmas Party Package 2022
Host your Christmas celebration at one of London's most spectacular festive settings. Accessed directly from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, with beautiful high ceilings, grand windows and interlinking rooms, there's no better setting than the East Wing for your Christmas party - winner of 'Best Christmas Venue 2018', London Venue Awards. SKATE at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason is the picture perfect setting for your Christmas event and our dedicated Commercial Events Team will be on had to ensure your guest enjoy a celebration like no other.
Meeting Packages for up to 30 Guests
Do you want your next conference, seminar or presentation to be held in a stylish and sophisticated location that will leave your guests speechless? Then Somerset House is the perfect solution for you! A historical location with a lot of natural light, private balconies and breathtaking views, this setting is sure to create an inspiring and motivational atmosphere to conduct your business in the right way.