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Venue price From £75 per person
Venue capacity 2 - 500 people

Spaces at The National Gallery


Experience the grandeur of arriving through the magnificent Portico entrance, Mosaic Terrace and Central Hall into Room 30. Room 30 houses the Gallery's most iconic Spanish paintings by artists such as Veláquez and Zurbarán, including the fabled Rokeby Venus. Room 30 is a luxurious space that provides an unforgettable welcome. Perfect for receptions for 300 or a dinner for 220 guests.


This spectacular room, beautifully lit by an elevated glass rooftop, showcases Northern Italian paintings from the 16th century. The striking marble staircase entrance leads up to an intricately decorate ceiling of golden leaves, making it a truly regal setting. Just situated off the Portico Entrance, Central Hall is perfectly located to accommodate exceptional receptions for up to 200 guests, or dinner for up to 100.


Step inside the Gallery onto our historic mosaic floor, beautifully lit by a doomed glass ceiling. This unique artwork by Boris Anrep combines an ancient technique with with contemporary personalities of 1930's Britain such as Greta Gerbo and Virgina Woolf. Beautifully lit by a glass ceiling and muted turquoise wall, the light delicately compliments the vibrant colours of the mosaic.


With unrivalled views overlooking the iconic Trafalgar Square, the Portico Terrace is an extraordinary event space. It is ideal for a summer drinks reception or alfresco dinning on the exquisite black and white mosaic floor. In inclement weather Central Hall can be used as a wet weather option. The Portico Terrace can accommodate up to 100 guests for a drinks reception or 250 when used with the Portico Foyer.


The Barry Rooms are an impressive setting for any event with a spectacular domed roof, ornamental marble pillars and British portraits lining the walls. The delicately balanced combination of colourful paintings and regal architecture make the Barry Rooms one of the Gallery's most popular event spaces. The space is perfectly suited for receptions for up to 300 people or dinners for a maximum of 150 guests.


Accessed by the Getty Entrance and located just off Central Hall, the Annenberg Court is the blank canvas of the National Gallery. Perfect for press or product launches, this fabulous space can be dressed to suit your event. The Annenberg Court has also fantastic access to the Picture Galleries making it the perfect location for tours around the permanent collection. This space makes a great venue for dancing the night away until 02:00


The National Café is one of the largest event spaces in the Gallery and has its own private entrance overlooking St. Martin's In the Fields. The National Café has the look and feel of a 1920's Parisian cafe with its marble floors, high windows and beautiful hexagonal lights, a modern contrast compared to the Picture Galleries.


The Yves Saint Laurent Room is an elegant gallery dedicated to Rubens, the most celebrated Flemish painter of the 17th Century. In addition to the ingenuity of his compositions and brilliant use of colour, the opulent fabric on the walls enhances the atmospheric setting for a stylish drinks reception for up to 100 guests or dinner for 60 people.


The Wohl Room contains the Gallery's fantastic gold-framed collection of Venetian paintings and is lavishly decorated with green damask walls and a spectacular glass roof.


The Trafalgar Room at the National Gallery offers a bright and spacious solution for all event needs from conferences, meeting and product launces to receptions and dining from 10-300 guests. With an abundance of natural daylight and stunning views across Trafalgar Square this versatile event space provides a flexible and creative area for both live and hybrid events. Positioned within easy reach of our stunning collection, a truly inspiring setting for your guests.


The Lecture Theatre is located within the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery on Level -1 and can accommodate up to 328 guests in a theatre style capacity. Included in the hire of this space has in built AV with a state of the art projector and recently upgraded audio facilities, all supported by a dedicated in house Audio Visual Team. The space also has a small area located outside in the foyer which can be used for refreshments or light lunches.


The Monet Meeting Room is located within the Sainsburys Wing of the National Gallery on Level 1 and can accommodate up to 38 guests boardroom style and 75 theatre style. This room connects with our Gallen-Kallela Room and is swimming in natural daylight. Catering can be served in the back of the space, or in the Gallen-Kallela space. Included in the hire of this room is a projector, drop down screen, PC, audio system and DVD player all supported by a dedicated in house Audio Visual team.


The Gallen-Kellela Meeting Room is located within the Sainsburys Wing of the National Gallery on Level 1 and can accommodate up to 20 in boardroom style or 30 in theatre style. This space has natural daylight, catering can be served to the back of the room and inter connects with The Monet Room. Included in the hire of this space is a projector, drop down screen, audio system and PC, all supported by a dedicated in house Audio Visual team.


The Turner Meeting Room is located in the Sainsburys Wing of the National Gallery on Level 1 and can accommodate up to 10 in boardroom layout or 25 theatre style. This space has natural daylight and catering can be provided within the space. Included in the hire is a 70 inch LCD screen, PC and audio system, all supported by a dedicated in house Audio Visual team.


Holding up to 109 standing or 64 theatre style, this bright and modern meeting room comes with high quality audio-visual facilities and is flooded with natural light.


More intimate than the Wilkins Boardroom, this elegant space is situated along our prestigious Director's Corridor, with an artwork from the Gallery's collection hung inside. The Former Viewing Room is available as a stand-alone space or as a breakout area when hiring the Wilkins Boardroom.


Newly renovated, this grand gallery adjoins to the magnificent Barry Rooms. With an ornate ceiling, dramatic lighting and vivid baroque masterpieces to surround your event, it's your very own Italian Palazzo. The artwork on these walls influenced the future of paintings across Europe, so it's only fitting they hang in our most impactful room.

About The National Gallery


The National Gallery is one of the most visited and best loved art galleries in the world. We're located in the very heart of Central London, with an iconic building overlooking Trafalgar Square.

Choose from a variety of spectacular picture galleries for hosting dinners for up to 310 guests and receptions for up to 1,200. You can also dance the night away until 02:00.

In our unique venue, we also have a range of modern conference facilities for between 2-328 delegates.

What better place to entertain your guests than the National Gallery located in the heart of London!