Berry Brothers and Rudd Venue Hire SW1
No.3 St James’s Street has been home to Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, for more than 315 years. No.3 is not just a shop – it is the gateway to one of London’s most historic and atmospheric establishments, an ideal location for intimate meals and large receptions, discreet meetings and lively parties. The cellars beneath our wine shop date from the early 18th century. Louis Napoleon, later to become Emperor Napoleon III, held clandestine meetings here during his exile in the 1840s, plotting his return to France.
The Napoleon Cellar
The largest of our three cellars, our 19th-century Napoleon Cellar is perfect for stand-up receptions and tastings, as well as sit-down lunches and dinners.
It combines the old with the new, with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities discreetly presented next to historic original features.
The Sussex Cellar
The Sussex Cellar is the most recent addition to our exceptional wine education and entertainment venues.
Equipped with the latest technological gadgetry, it offers purpose-built convenience suited to receptions, tutored wine tastings, lunches and dinners.
After entering via a secret door in one of our historic Pickering Place townhouses, you will descend into a dual level venue that combines modern architectural innovation with the feel of our historic cellars.
The Town House
Tucked away behind St James’s Street is Pickering Place,formerly a site of bearbaiting, cock fighting and duelling, and home to our Georgian Townhouse. The Townhouse provides an elegant venue for more intimate occasions. Beautifully decorated by celebrated interior designer Nina Campbell, The Long Room has a sophisticated atmosphere ideal for dinner parties, family get-togethers and business lunches and dinners. Enjoy drinks beforehand in The Green Room, before sitting down to a meal prepared to your specifications.Packages
Our experts will help with every element of planning and preparation, and with hospitality options including wine tastings, dinners and receptions, you will be able to create a truly memorable event.
We offer the following formats to suit a variety of occasions, and we are always open to new ideas if you have something particular in mind.
Make business a pleasure
Our historic spaces are now available for daytime use, offering inspiring settings at a prestigious, centrally located London address for all-day meetings. Whether you opt for our smaller Townhouse or our larger-capacity Sussex Cellar, you can be confident that our hospitality team will ensure your event runs seamlessly. Full details of our Business Package are in our brochure below; for more information, please contact our Private Wine events team.
Luncheon and dinner
Created by our head chef Stewart Turner, our menus change seasonally and are designed to be the perfect accompaniment to the excellent wines on show. Sit down meals can be booked in conjunction with a wine tasting or perhaps you might like to conduct a tasting over the meal, showing a number of wines per course to further explore different wine styles.
As a pre-meal event or the highlight of a reception, explore different regions, grape varieties and styles with one of our experts in a fun and informative session. We have a selection of tastings detailed in our brochure but you are also welcome to select any of the wines on sale at Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Perfect for larger groups, this more informal style of tasting allows your guests to try a selection of wines at three different stations, manned by our experts.
Canapé and wine pairing
Learn about the art, and the science, of food and wine matching, while enjoying delicious canapés and wines. Cheese and wine pairing is also available as an option.
Quizzes and blind tastings
Bring out your guests’ competitive sides, and sort out who knows their Burgundies from their Bordeaux, with a fun quiz or blind tasting.
We’re now offering a special programme of virtual events and tastings, allowing you to enjoy an evening of entertainment from the comfort of your own home.
Before your tasting, we’ll deliver everything you need, including full-sized bottles of wine or spirits.
If you have any queries about an event you have booked with us, please get in touch.
Situated in the heart of London, 3 St James’s Street is a venue rich with history, and an ideal location for intimate meals and large receptions, discreet meetings and lively parties. Our experts will help with every element of planning and preparation, and with hospitality options including wine tastings, dinners and receptions, you will be able to create a truly memorable event.
The Napoleon Cellar