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Somerset House

With an unbeatable riverside location and gorgeous Palladian architecture, Somerset House is a jewel nestled between the Thames and the City. It is the ideal riverside location for a special event of any kind, with twelve venues for hire for both corporate and private events. Capacities range from 8 to 1,500 guests including conferences, dinners, lunches, drinks receptions to product launches and filming.

Spaces at Somerset House

  • 200 - 2000m2 (2153 - 21528ft2)
  • 24 - 1500 people
  • Ddisabled access

The River Terrace

The River Terrace at Somerset House can be rented completely separately, or combined with The Seamen's Hall. We are no longer able to erect temporary structures on the River Terrace, we can provide 'jumbrellas' for clients as an alternative. With hire of the River Terrace, clients will also hire the Seamen's Hall as a wet weather option, which can accommodate up to 200 standing reception. The River Terrace can accommodate up to 500 guest standing reception.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 200 - 500 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 40 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

With high ceilings and grand windows looking out on to the Fountain Court, the East Wing is ideal for drinks receptions, Christmas parties, product launches, dinners and lunches.

  • 40 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

The ideal venue to host an Art Exhibition, with direct access from the Edmond J.Safra Fountain Courtyard the opulence of the entrance is a great addition to any event.

  • 40 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 2000m2 (21528ft2)
  • 500 - 1500 people
  • D disabled access

The photography and filming opportunities in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court are second to none. A majestic palladial backdrop and ambience steeped in history lends Somerset House perfectly to photoshoots and filming of all kinds. Please enquire through Hire Space for any specific and bespoke requests.

  • 2000m2 (21528ft2)
  • 500 - 1500 people
  • D disabled access

The Edmond J. Safra Court is a grand and iconic place to hold an event. With the sublime backdrop of Somerset House and nested in between the Thames and the City, 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.

  • 2000m2 (21528ft2)
  • 500 - 1500 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 24 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

The Navy Board Rooms offer flexibility and different spaces for pop-up shops and distributions, product launches and presentations. The team are on hand to help your pop-up dreams become a reality, and will try their best to accommodate requests of all kinds. Flooded with natural light and with stunning river and courtyard views, The Navy Board Rooms are the perfect backdrop for your pop-up.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 24 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 100 - 200 people
  • D disabled access

The Seamen's Hall is a beautiful space, with access to a part of the River Terrace which makes it ideal for summer dinners. With grand, elegant windows and views onto the river and the courtyard, it is a unique and special place. The Seamen's Hall is open to the public during the day, and is available for private hire from 6pm.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 100 - 200 people
  • D disabled access

The Lancaster Rooms

The Lancaster Rooms can accommodate up to 100 theatre style for conferences and 220 guests standing reception.

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

As one of the newest venues at Somerset House, the Lancaster Rooms in the New Wing are unlike any other the venue offers. Complete with dramatic pillars, high ceilings and a splendid back-drop of the River Thames, the rooms are in line with the context of the rest of Somerset House but with a twist... All original features are contrasted with an aesthetically raw finish, with rough floor covering, exposed boards in the small reception room, and voids where ceiling lights once were. With its own private entrance, this venue is popular with experiential, fashion and private product launches.

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

The Lancaster Room can accommodate up to 100 on round tables across all of the inter-connecting rooms.

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

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 the on site 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.

  • 300m2 (3229ft2)
  • 36 - 220 people

The Lightwells at Somerset House are great for filming, as the doorways imitate a real Victorian street, and the atmospheric ambiance makes it ideal for shooting impressive photos and scenes. The Deadhouse too is perfect for horror film shooting, or anything requiring a dark, interesting place steeped in history.

  • 300m2 (3229ft2)
  • 36 - 220 people

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.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 56 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

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, fashion shows, wine tastings, exhibitions and a wide range of other gatherings.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 56 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

The Portico Rooms natural light make them perfect locations to showcase your product. Enquire today and a specialist member of our team will get in touch about how we can help make your event an unforgettable one.

  • 200m2 (2153ft2)
  • 56 - 300 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

River Rooms can accommodate up to 100 on rounds across the different rooms in the venue

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

A perfect space for a creative pop-up product launch or fashion shoot.

  • 100 - 220 people
  • D disabled access

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.

  • 1059m2 (11399ft2)
  • 250 - 800 people
  • D disabled access

The Mezzanine level can host up to 340 on rounds or 192 on a long table

  • 1059m2 (11399ft2)
  • 250 - 800 people
  • D disabled access

Perfect for large scale product launches or press days requiring multiple areas

  • 1059m2 (11399ft2)
  • 250 - 800 people
  • D disabled access

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