About this space
Set against the backdrop of Somerset House’s iconic 18th century façade and with sweeping views across the Thames, the River Terrace is one of our most exclusive spaces and the perfect location for up to 500 people for a standing reception or, can be made to feel more intimate for smaller numbers.
The River Terrace is a glamorous alfresco London setting to entertain guests in the warmer months and the stunning Seamen’s Hall is included in your hire as a wet weather contingency, with a capacity of up to 200, along with jumbrellas should a British seasonal downpour prevail.
Perfect for summer parties, you can invite your guests to a private barbecue expertly planned by one of our caterers or simply enjoy a drinks reception while the London landmarks light up your event.
Event offers and packages
Package per person
We have a variety of options including (based on a minimum of 150 people) :
A BBQ menu from £65 + VAT per person
A canapes and bowl menu from £85+ VAT per person
Food stations from £95+ VAT per person
Alcohol licence until 23:00
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Rules of the space
As Somerset House is a Grade 1 listed building there are a variety of rules, regulations and restrictions which we would be happy to discuss in more detail with you.