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Riverfront and Balcony Bar at BFI Southbank

About this space

The Riverfront and Balcony Bar is an impressive, newly refurbished two-storey waterfront location that is perfect for hosting a staff Christmas party, annual gathering or reception overlooking the river Thames.

An alfresco terrace can be combined with the Riverfront restaurant and Balcony Bar for summer receptions, offering a truly versatile space with a fantastic never-seen-before-view of Waterloo Bridge – its structure forming the ceiling of this space.

The Riverfront is one of the largest atmospheric venues you can find on the river, flooded with natural light and able to cater for parties of up to 590 for a standing reception. When combined with the outdoor terrace, it can accommodate up to 650 guests.

Along with events hosted at the BFI's state-of-the-art auditoriums, the Riverfront serves as an excellent venue for a welcome breakfast for your conference, or a glamorous evening networking reception for your delegates.

The room can be combined with other inspirational spaces within the BFI Southbank, all of which are located on a highly desirable riverfront location, with excellent connectivity to public transport via Waterloo Station.


Capacity

Standing
up to 590
Dining
up to 90

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

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Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Friday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Saturday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.
Sunday
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 23:00
from £3600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Venue hire is subject to an additional minimum spend on F&B to hire the venue for a private event.

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Catering

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

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available


Facilities

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

Venue welcomes

VIP events
Enhanced security events

The BFI Southbank is a landmark venue in which to host your next conference or company gathering, allowing your guests to enjoy a unique event in a location that has been home to many memorable moments in the UK's film and cinema history for over 50 years.

The BFI Southbank comprises a number of iconic venues located on a highly desirable riverfront location at London’s Southbank, with excellent connectivity to public transport via Waterloo Station.

Over the years, we have staged inspiring events for leading corporate, tech, automotive and entertainment brands and many others.

The BFI Southbank offers 4 high-spec auditoria. Capacities range from an intimate Studio seating 38 to the 450-seater NFT1 auditorium that offers superb cinema projection, as well as mid-size auditoria seating 125 -138 that offer immensely flexible event spaces.

The auditorium spaces are perfect for hosting conferences, award ceremonies, screenings, company annual general meetings, product launches and project presentation spaces – especially if you are looking for the highest spec of audio-visual presentation – all of which are provided within the hire cost of the space.

We are also home to several versatile and stylish reception spaces, including an elegant restaurant and bar with views of the river Thames, which offer a great social space to host a welcome breakfast for delegates, an evening networking gathering, cocktail reception or staff Christmas gathering.


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