Savoy Hotel Venue Hire WC2
Perfectly placed on the north bank of the River Thames and set within Covent Garden’s vibrant shopping and theatre district, The Savoy is the most celebrated and glamorous 5* luxury hotel in Central London. 268 lavishly appointed rooms and suites are decorated in either Edwardian or Art Deco style, and feature luxurious marble bathrooms.
Many rooms afford breath-taking views over the River Thames. Suites also benefit from The Savoy’s dedicated Butler Service, through the Savoy Suite Welcome. For relaxation or exercise, indulgent spa treatments, a 24-hour gym, and a private pool are also available. The Savoy is a destination for food lovers and drink connoisseurs alike: a choice of seven stylish restaurants and bars offer something to suit all tastes.
The light elegant surroundings of the Thames Foyer offer the perfect setting for a sumptuous traditional English afternoon tea. Sip classic cocktails or try new creations by award-winning bartenders in the legendary American Bar, or experience the gilded elegance of the Beaufort Bar providing an opulent background for its character cocktails and original concoctions, from the centre-stage Lalique-style bar.
Surrounded by some of the city’s most interesting neighbourhoods, and only steps away from the vibrant Covent Garden, The Savoy provides the perfect hotel from which to discover, and be a part of, life in London. Explore iconic London landmarks, designer shopping in Knightsbridge and Mayfair, and the best West End shows, only a short walk or taxi-ride away from your base at The Savoy.
The Savoy has traditionally been one of London’s most eminent venues that is rich in history and glamour. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to host a wedding, corporate event or private celebration, our highly experienced events team will help you plan every tiny detail.
The Banqueting Rooms are well known for hosting grander affairs while the Private Rooms are ideal for more intimate gatherings. The hotel boasts a separate River Entrance on a quiet road on the Thames side of the building that gives events a real sense of arrival.
The Savoy’s Function Rooms suit social and corporate events ranging in size from 60 to 800 guests. Designed and appointed to create unforgettable first impressions, the sense of occasion is set as soon as guests arrive at the River Entrance in a quiet road off the Victoria Embankment. The elegance and charm of the rooms are also complemented in full by the hotel’s culinary expertise. This includes the option of à la carte menus, a first for London hotels. New investment in audio-visual equipment provides state-of-the-art facilities. The distinctive and discreet brand of Savoy service perfects each detail, from arrival to departure.Packages
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Rich in history and glamour, The Savoy is one of the most eminent event and meeting venues in London. Whether you’re looking to host a corporate event, intimate celebration, or lavish party in the heart of the city, our highly experienced Savoy Events team will help you plan every detail meticulously.
From large event rooms for grander affairs, to private rooms for more intimate gatherings, The Savoy has the perfect venue for your corporate event or social celebration. Each individual room breathes prestige, reputation and stature into any event held within our walls. For those looking to create an impact; The Savoy never fails to impress. Our separate entrance on the riverside of the hotel adds a real sense of VIP arrival to any event.
LANCASTER BALLROOM – Capacity : 70-800
The Lancaster Ballroom at The Savoy is one of the largest, most glamorous, and most historic ballrooms in London. Named after the Duchy of Lancaster, and designed by French architect René Sergeant after an 18th century Parisian salon, it first opened in 1910, and still retains much of its original opulent Edwardian décor. This sizeable open space, with no internal pillars to spoil the view or the experience is one of London’s prime spots for grand receptions, weddings, conferences, luncheons and dances. Uniquely in London, the Lancaster Ballroom has its own stage, but the height and scale of this room lend themselves to imaginative temporary additional staging if required. The Lancaster Ballroom is often used in conjunction with the adjoining Parlour Room.
The Lancaster Ballroom has always been the venue of choice for large events in London, ranging from society weddings to award ceremonies and formal dinners. Anna Pavlova danced here as part of the entertainment at a costume ball in 1912, returning in the early 1920s to dance her “dying swan” once more on the ballroom stage. George Gershwin chose to perform the British premiere of Rhapsody in Blue here, accompanied by The Savoy’s in-house dance orchestra, the Savoy Orpheans, and broadcast live on the BBC in 1925. The Lancaster Ballroom is famous in its own right to many people round the world who may never have been to The Savoy, but have seen the famous “press conference scene” towards the end of the film “Notting Hill” (1999).
RIVER ROOM – Capacity : 100-400
With a view over Embankment Gardens towards the Thames, and a fresh light interior, the double-height River Room is both a delightfully bright daytime venue, and a sophisticated and elegant evening space. A large central archway between the two halves of the room offers flexibility in configuring this space, with concealed floor-to-ceiling dividers offering an even more private experience if required. Combining elegant grandeur with intimacy and warmth, the River Room is not only perfect for private dining and special parties but also acts as a spacious and stylish wedding reception room for larger events taking place in the Lancaster Ballroom.
Historically The Savoy’s original river-facing reception area, the River Room has been part of the banqueting area since the beginning of the 20th century. The room has played host to a prize-winning Bentley motorcar in 1927, and to Marilyn Monroe making her first official appearance in front of British press photographers in 1956. But in 1946, the River Room became a tiny part of British history, when the Royal Family gathered together for the first time in public since the war, at a wedding reception being held at The Savoy. Press photographs showed the then-Princess Elizabeth standing with a tall blond man in uniform, her future husband Lt Philip Mountbatten. This was the very first time that they were seen together in public.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ROOM – Capacity : 40-400
The elegant high-ceilinged Edwardian-style Abraham Lincoln room has the distinction of being the original banqueting room at The Savoy. Used alone, the room is the perfect size for business luncheons, conferences, formal dinners and dinner dances; the ideal space for banqueting in London. The adjacent art deco Manhattan room is used frequently in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln room, as a dedicated reception room. Both rooms benefit from their own private foyer and cloakrooms.
The Abraham Lincoln room has hosted wedding receptions, award ceremonies and other prestigious functions throughout its lengthy history. From the wedding breakfast after the marriage of French royalty in 1895, to a private dinner set in a flower-filled bower, the Abraham Lincoln room offers space, flexibility, and the charm of a truly historical setting. Having been used extensively for luncheons and dinners by the American community in London during the First World War, the room gained its distinctive name with the gift of a bust of the US president from that same community in 1923.
The Savoy has long been renowned for hosting elegant parties and glittering events over its 130-year history. Untouched by time, today it is still the London location of choice for the most important and memorable of occasions, combining timeless glamour with modern luxury.
The Savoy is one of London’s favourite and most famous meeting places. Overlooking the River Thames, the location of The Savoy is wonderfully convenient, lying at the very centre of the capital between the City and Westminster, close to Covent Garden and the West End, and with over 40 theatres, London Eye, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square within walking distance of the hotel.
The distinctive and discreet brand of Savoy exceptional service standards perfects each detail, from arrival to departure, offering a quintessential British experience.
Providing state-of-the-art facilities – with an in-house AV company that is a certified leader in the conference service field – The Savoy’s large event spaces suit meetings and corporate events ranging in size from 60 to 800 guests. The smaller private dining rooms are ideal for private business lunches and intimate events. The elegance and charm of the corporate event rooms are also complemented in full by the hotel’s culinary expertise, including the option of à la carte menus, unique for London hotels.
The separate river entrance, on a quiet road away from the main hotel entrance on the Strand, sets the tone for exclusive events and meetings.