River Terrace at Somerset House

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South Building, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Show map
Temple Station (300 yd)
Events at S.

Events at S.

Safety rules may apply in this venue
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Pre-booking food and drink venues is recommended
All entry to premises is controlled, and alcohol served to seated patrons only
Groups limited to 4 people unless from a single household
Wedding receptions are limited to 15 with table service only
Outdoor gatherings based on 2m social distance rule
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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.


Capacity

Standing
up to 500

Event offers and packages

Package per person

This summer we are partnering up with some of our accredited suppliers to offer you exclusive catering and entertainment options, in addition to the venue hire of our wonderful River Terrace, to offer you a brilliant summer event package and make the planning process as easy as it can be.

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

Prices

Monday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £14400 + £65 hire fee + per person
Per evening
18:30 – 22:00
from £14400 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Natural light
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

Wheelchair accessible
Lift to all floors
Cargo lift

Allowed events

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

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.


Somerset House is a neoclassical palace that has been a great part of British history since the 16th century. The grandeur of the façade is continued inside our beautiful decorated rooms. We have a wide variety of spaces on offer that are all guaranteed to wow your guests with endless beauty, elegance and class.


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