Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R
Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R
Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R
Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R
Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Strand London Greater London
Map Location
Nearest transport link:
Temple Station
Type of events
Seated dinner100
Outside space500

Somerset House Venue Hire WC2R

Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames and is the ideal central London, riverside location with eleven venues available for your meeting, conference, dinner, reception, party or wedding. With a diverse and flexible range of rooms and spaces, Somerset House offers a wide variety of opportunities for corporate and private events and entertaining.

There are 9 event spaces and rooms within Somerset House, Rooms Including The Embankment Rooms a barrel-vaulted space running the full length of the river frontage of Somerset House, originally housed barges, stables and stores with the Thames flowing directly into its Great Arch before the creation of Joseph Bazalgette’s Victoria Embankment. Recently reinvented as The Embankment Galleries, the space is available for daytime and evening hire, subject to the exhibition programme. Its dramatic steel and glass feature staircases, hardstone floors and light walls introduce a contemporary and urban element to this historical space, creating a striking sense of volume and light. Offering the enviable flexibility of a blank canvas, The Embankment Galleries can be transformed for your particular requirements. The full capacity for The Embankment rooms is 300 guests.

There is also The Great Arch gallery with a capacity of 200 delegates. The Great Arch Gallery space is neutral, adaptable space is ideal for standing drinks receptions, dinners and product launches. Other rooms are as follows Courtauld Gallery, The Portico Rooms, Navy Board rooms, The West Wing, Seamans Hall and a river terrace – Available for evening hire on selected dates throughout the year The River Terrace is one of Somerset House’s most exclusive spaces. Available for evening hire for up to 500 guests as an alfresco reception space, or through installation of a stunning glass structure for 200 guests for dinner, the River Terrace has beautiful views of the building’s 18th century façade and across the Thames to the South Ban

From initial enquiry to event management, the team excels in combining all the essential elements; catering, entertainment, lighting, floral design, marquees; to make your event one to remember.


We are delighted to announce our Christmas Party Packages will be returning to our wonderful East Wing  – Winner of Best Christmas Venue 2018 at the London Venue Awards.

Accessed directly from the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, with beautiful high ceilings, grand windows and interlinking rooms, there’s no better setting than our East Wing for your Christmas party. Set in the heart of London, our Christmas package combines the perfect location for your party with all of your food, drink and entertainment options taken care of, and our dedicated Commercial Events Team will be on hand to ensure your guests enjoy a celebration like no other.

Somerset House is delighted to introduce day delegate rate packages for conferencing in both our Portico Rooms and Navy Board Rooms.

Inspire guests by inviting them to the 21st Century creative hub that is Somerset House and the stunning, bright Portico Rooms for up to 100 delegates.

Looking for a venue to host a smaller conference in a spectacular setting? Our Navy Board Room day delegate rate packages for up to 60 delegates is the perfect option.

Every detail of your conference will be taken care of by our dedicated Event Planners, who will arrange your catering with our fantastic onsite caterer and make sure your AV is all set up ready for guest arrival.

Why not make the most of your surroundings by arranging a historical tour of Somerset House for your delegates or tickets to one of our ever-changing exhibitions? Talk to us about how we can motivate your guests with these experiences.

Further information

Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces – run as a charity by the Somerset House Trust, all event hires directly contribute to its cultural programme, education and outreach work.

Our spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size. Clients also have the opportunity to enhance their event by connecting it with Somerset House’s diverse cultural programme, with private tours of the building and exclusive access to our exhibitions.

The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of our Events team, offer an unrivalled location for an unforgettable event.