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Somerset House

This spectacular neoclassical palace offers a stunning riverside backdrop for events, with an iconic fountain courtyard at its heart.

This landmark building offers a unique portfolio of both historic and contemporary spaces, as well as the celebrated Courtauld Gallery, all available for daytime or evening entertaining for 2 to 1,500 guests. Our dedicated events team provides a complete event management service, from initial enquiry to on-the-day logistics.

For drinks receptions, dinners, press events, meetings, conferences and more, contact our experienced events team to find out how we can help.

Somerset House

020 7845 4618

Events & Capacities

Reception1 - 200
Lunch 1 - 80
Dinner 1 - 100
Dinner dance 1 - 150
Meeting/conference 1 - 100
Exhibition space (m2)
Marquee capacity1 - 1 500
Outside space 1 - 1500
Wedding licenceYes
Wedding receptionNo
Accessible accessYes

DDR Packages At Somerset House


Somerset House is delighted to introduce its very first day delegate rate package for conferencing.

Inspire guests by inviting them to the 21stCentury creative hub that is Somerset House and the stunning, bright Portico Rooms.

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.


Located on the first floor, The Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary location for your conference. With original features, natural light and uninterrupted views across the River Thames, The Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop for your event in one of London’s most unique venues.

Guests can marvel at our sensational fountains from the north-facing balcony or take in the tranquillity of the passing boats from the south-facing balcony. There are also four spacious breakout spaces included for the day.

We have outlined further details of the package below and you can view this fully here:


•Exclusive hire of The Portico Rooms from 08:30 until 16:00, including four breakout spaces

•Access to the majestic Navy Board Room for catering

•Chairs, lectern and stage

•2 x 65" LCD screens

•2 x laptops

•PA system

•Lectern, lapel and handheld microphones

•Wi-Fi access (5 Mbps)


•A dedicated technician for the duration of the event

•A dedicated Event Planner

•Your choice of catering from a variety of options including:

Luxury Sandwich Menu and the above day delegate package

£98 + VAT per person (based on a minimum of 80) - Maximum capacity 100 guests

Fork Buffet Menu and the above day delegate package

£115 + VAT per person (based on a minimum of 80) - Maximum capacity 100 guests

Canape and Bowl Menu and the above day delegate package

£123 + VAT per person (based on a minimum of 80) - Maximum capacity 100 guests


Why not end the day with some well-deserved celebratory drinks?

You can add the Navy Board Room for a drinks reception from

4pm until 6.30pm at an additional £2,500 + VAT.

With the room taken care of, you’ll want to focus on the catering and for just £22.50 per person, Tom’s Kitchen will provide your guests with a prosecco reception and delicious canapes.

If you would like further details on this or any of the above packages, please give us a call on 0207 845 4618 or you can email us on