It may seem like the heart of winter, but spring is on the way! Soon, the snowdrops will be poking through the earth and our winter coats will be gathering dust in our closets. Which means… time to get thinking about this year’s summer party venue!

Whether you’re planning a fancy drinks reception or a unique private dining experience, we’ve got just the venue for you. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s beautiful… it’s The National Gallery! Here’s why their Portico Terrace is perfect for your summer shindig.

The views

What better view could you hope for than the iconic Trafalgar Square? As tourists climb the lion statues and snap pictures of Nelson’s column, you’ll get to gaze upon this world-renowned site while leisurely sipping a G&T. That’s exclusivity right there!

The grandeur

Nothing says grandeur like a set of columns. And you know those eight Corinthian ones at the front of The National Gallery building? That’s exactly where you could unwind with your guests. Imagine approaching this historical building in your finery and pointing out your exclusive party venue to your colleagues!

The Portico Terrace

The elegance

Everything about The National Gallery’s Portico Terrace oozes elegance - from those gorgeous pillars to the statement black and white mosaic floor. We love it styled with greenery to really get that sumptuous summer vibe across.

The culture

Let’s not forget that The National Gallery is first and foremost an art museum. It showcases work from some of the world’s greatest artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh. The walls of this renowned establishment simply drip with sophistication - perfect for the classiest of celebrations!

The National Gallery

The entertainment

Whatever your entertainment plans, the Portico Terrace will form the perfect backdrop. It fits 60 for a spot of al fresco dining or 100 for a drinks reception. Or, if you have a few more guests to impress, it can house 250 when used in conjunction with the Portico Foyer. So, no matter what the size of your guest list, it’s guaranteed to blow them all away.

The Portico Terrace

Ready to wow your colleagues with a night of unforgettable class and refinement? To find out more about this unique summer party venue, talk to our venue experts or click the button below.