Portico Terrace and Foyer at The National Gallery

  4 reviews  – 
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Leicester Square Station (350 yd)
Helena F.

Helena F.

About this space

With unrivalled views overlooking the iconic Trafalgar Square, the Portico Entrance is an extraordinary event space. It is ideal for a summer drinks reception or alfresco dining on the exquisite black and white mosaic floor.

The relief above the Portico entrance shows two young women
symbolising Europe and Asia. This relief was originally intended for John Nash’s Marble Arch.


Capacity

Standing
up to 250
Dining
up to 60

Prices

Monday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Friday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
7:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £8400 hire fee
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £8400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 02:00. All prices include VAT.

Cancellation policy

Guest may move the event date of a confirmed booking to another date within 8 months from the original date, at no cost.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Natural light
Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Disabled parking space available
Lift to all floors
Cargo lift
Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

Client and Event Suitability

Below is a list of the types of organizations and style of events we are unable to accommodate:

* Politically affiliated events, including lobbying organizations or those fundraising on behalf of political parties.
* Fundraising events from charities from the arts and heritage sectors.
* Ticketed events or third party hosting unless otherwise agreed in writing by us.
*Events that bring in other artwork or copies of our collection.
Below is a list of additional restrictions we apply:
* Children under the age of 14 are not permitted at events without the prior consent.
* Gambling, including auctions, raffles, etc., requires the prior written consent of the National Gallery. Clients must obtain any licenses and permissions required under the Gambling Act 2005 should the National Gallery consent be provided.

We kindly ask that you highlight any queries you may have about the possible association with the Gallery so that we can best advise you - failing to do so could result in the cancellation of an event with no compensation.

Cancellation

If the Gallery is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, then you will be entitled to postpone your events to another date within our financial year (April 20 - March 21).

If the Gallery remains open and you would like to cancel, where we are able to "re-sell" the date to another client we shall reimburse you all the charges you have paid to us prior to the date of cancellation. Where we are unable to "re-sell" the date to another client cancellation charges are payable. Depending on when you cancel, the cancellation charges you must pay shall be determined by reference table below:

When we receive your written cancellation notice Cancellation charge
More than two (2) months prior to the event 50% of the hire charge
Less than two (2) months prior to the event 100% of the hire charge


Located in the heart of London, the National Gallery is conveniently placed in one of the most vibrant and historic spaces in the capital.

There is a diverse range of elegant event spaces within the Gallery to suit all your conferencing needs, along with a dedicated Events Team, in-house Audio Visual Team, catering provided by our in-house caterer Peyton Events and free Wi-Fi throughout.


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