Great Hall-London House at Goodenough College Events & Venue Hire

Mecklenburgh Square, London House, London, WC1N 2AB Show map
Russell Square Station (600 yd)

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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

The Great Hall is our largest room and by far the grandest. With its high vaulted ceilings and oak panelled walls this is a unique space for any event.

This prestigious room can stage many types of events such as product launches, an informal buffet for 250, a formal seated three course dinner for 220 guests, or a conference for up to 250 delegates. It is the preferred room to contain the many royal visits and ambassadorial receptions the College has enjoyed over the years.

Originally constructed in the 1930s as a ballroom and refectory for the residents of London House, the room is still used today as a dining hall for our College student Members. By day, the Great Hall, with its many windows and overall space is an ideal setting for large conferences and events. With the lights dimmed and the candles lit, the room's character is transformed and it becomes the perfect setting for an elegant formal dinner.


Capacity

Standing
up to 250
Dining
up to 220
Theatre
up to 250
Cabaret
up to 130
Classroom
up to 75

Event offers and packages

Package per person

Day Delegate Package Inclusions:

Room hire 09.00-17.00
LCD projector and screen
Morning serving with tea/coffee, mini Danish pastries and croissants, seasonal fruit bowl, juice
Mid – morning Tea/coffee, biscuits and water
Standing hot or cold fork buffet served with water, juice, tea and coffee
Mid-afternoon Tea/coffee, biscuits and water

Prices from £66.00+vat per person
Minimum numbers are 100 (if your numbers are not meeting the requirements, supplement charge will apply)

Wedding Offers

£4500 hire fee
The Great Hall Wedding Package - Based on a 11am – 11pm tenancy - £4500+VAT

Package Inclusions:
• London House Large Common Room – Ceremony
• London House Garden Quad – Canapés & Photos
• Great Hall – Wedding Breakfast & Evening Reception
• London House Small Common Room – Manned Cloakroom
• Complimentary Night’s Stay at Our 4* Hotel for the Bride & Groom

London House Large Common Room
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker our London House Large Common Room is our most popular space for a ceremony.
This room can hold up to 120 guests for a ceremony and has a grand piano suitable for a rather special bridal march.
This classical room is accessed via a beautiful vestibule area also depicted below.

London House Garden Quad – Photos & Canapés
After the ceremony guests could move outside to our Garden Quad for canapés and a glass of Prosecco whilst wedding photos are being taken.

Great Hall – Wedding Breakfast & Reception
The largest and grandest of our spaces, with high vaulted ceilings and oak panelled walls, this room has plenty of space for both your wedding breakfast and the evening reception.
Below are images of previous wedding breakfasts.


Other Useful Information
Couples book the registrar directly with Camden Council to conduct the ceremony: http://camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/community-and-living/registrars/marriages-civil-partnerships/book-a-ceremony/
We can assist with AV, production, bands & musicians on request. Both the London House Large Common Room and the Great Hall have grand pianos.
Our 4-star hotel on Mecklenburgh Square is in perfect staggering distance for your wedding night alongside 65 en-suite bedrooms for any guests who may be travelling into London for your big day.
You can upgrade your complimentary night to a suite (availability dependent) which is the perfect place to get ready with your bridesmaids before the ceremony.
Silver Package
£82 per person
Welcome drinks (one glass of Prosecco)
Hot & cold canapes (choice of 3)
3 course dinner
Half bottle of house wine per person
Unlimited Vivreau filtered water
Freshly brewed tea & coffee and petit four
Prosecco toast (one glass per person)

Min. numbers are 30
Gold Package
£98 per person
Welcome drinks (one glass of Champagne)
Hot & cold canapés (choice of 4)
4 course dinner (4th course as sorbet)
Half bottle of house wine per person
Unlimited Vivreau filtered water
Freshly brewed tea & coffee and petit four
Champagne toast (one glass per person)

Min. numbers are 30

Summer Party Offers

Summer Reception Package
£66 per person
Venue hire (18.00 - 23.00)
Canapé menu (6 pieces per person)
Nuts, crisps & olives
Summer drinks package (2 Hours)
Cash Bar
Event Manager
Complimentary wet weather option

Min. numbers are 50
Wet weather option will be allocated depending on your numbers; it may not necessarily be in Great Hall
Summer BBQ Package
£78 per person
Venue hire (18.00 - 23.00)
Classic BBQ menu
Summer drinks package (2 Hours)
Cash Bar
Event manager
Complimentary wet weather option

Min. numbers are 50
Wet weather option will be allocated depending on your numbers; it may not necessarily be in Great Hall

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Tuesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £3600 hire fee
Per day
9:00 – 17:00
from £79 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sample hire cost - from £1895.00+vat per half day
Freshly brewed tea & coffee £2.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & biscuits£3.50
Tea, coffee, water & Cookies £4.75
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau water & pastries£5.95
Freshly brewed tea, coffee, Vivreau filtered water & chef’s selection of afternoon cakes£6.50

Vivreau filtered still and sparkling water £1.95 (per bottle)
Fruit juice: £5.20 Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry (per litre)
Elderflower spitzer £5.20 (per litre)
Raspberry Lemonade £7.50 (per litre)

Additional Food Items, minimum numbers of 10 apply

Breakfast rolls: £3.75 - Egg/sausage/bacon (per roll)
Sliced fruit platter £30.00 (per 10 guests) - Additional fruit portions’ £3 per person
Fruit bowl £1.50
Cheese platter: £30.00 - Soft, cheddar & bleu with crackers and chutney (per 10 guests)
Nuts, crisps and olives £4.95

All prices are excluding vat

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 120+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
  • 30 - 119 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 30 days prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Historic Room
High Ceilings
Filled with natural daylight
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Air conditioning
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

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

Goodenough College is a registered charity tucked away in leafy Mecklenburgh Square, providing residential accommodation in a unique community for postgraduate students in London. With its international academic and professional community you will find this venue both stimulating and relaxing in its quiet and informal atmosphere.

Goodenough College is centrally located in WC1 and is in easy walking distance of numeorus underground and mainline stations, with good accessibility from all London airports. The College comprises two buildings on either side of a quiet garden square.

Refurbished in 2014, Grade II listed London House has 6 function rooms, all with their own personality, from oak panelled walls to high vaulted ceilings. William Goodenough House on the opposite side of the Square also has two modern function rooms.

Four star en-suite accommodation is available at The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square which is located in the Square and rooms are available in the College too.

Our permanent, in-house team of dedicated professionals are always on hand to give you support throughout your event. We begin by listening carefully to what you want, then plan and deliver your requirements to the highest standards, ensuring all your needs are met.


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