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Open Council + Porter terrace at 18 Smith Square

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Smith Square, 18, London, SW1P 3HZ Show map
Westminster Station (700 yd)
Eileen F.

Eileen F.

About this space

Open Council is ideal for evening receptions, intimate fine dining or product launches. The space offers access to an outdoor roof terrace with panoramic views across the Westminster skyline, showcasing some of the most famous London landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.

Located on the 7th floor, our Open Council space and west-facing roof terrace can host events for up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The space is also suitable for a small seated dinner, for up to 30 guests.


Capacity

Standing
up to 100
Dining
up to 30

Prices

Monday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Friday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Per session
17:00 – 21:30
from £720 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. All prices include VAT.

Catering

In-house catering
Can provide alcohol
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Kitchen facilities available
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:30


Facilities

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

Rules of the space

• Please ensure attendees do not hold or hang any items over the perimeter barrier. There are public pavements below the area and we wish to prevent any items being dropped over the edge.

• No bottles or glasses or china items are to be taken out onto the roof area. Please ensure you use reusable plastic or paper cups for external consumption.

• Please do not lean on the roof perimeter barriers.

• No smoking or use of electronic smoking devices throughout 18 Smith Square, including the roof terrace space.

• Please co-operate at all times with any request or instruction from events stewards and venue staff.

• No amplified music or television broadcasts are permitted on the roof areas, please ensure any noise is kept to a minimum in order to reduce the impact on our neighbours.


Uniquely located alongside the historic St John’s church, in the heart of a leafy square and close to the Houses of Parliament, 18 Smith Square has a long-standing reputation for meeting space and hospitality.

We can accommodate conferences for up to 120 guests in a theatre-style layout or meetings and AGMs for up to 40 guests in a boardroom style layout. Our 7th-floor roof terrace provides the perfect ambience for a drinks reception for up to 100 guests, with spectacular views across London.


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