Balcony Room at Swan, Shakespeare's Globe

  48 reviews  – 
21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
Mansion House Station (500 yd)

About this space

A penthouse private dining room with a stunning balcony overlooking the river Thames and central London skyline.

Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre.

This unique space has lift access, its own private bar and cloakroom and can accommodate up to 70 people for a sit down affair, or up to 120 standing guests.
The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners.

The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre.

Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.


Event offers and packages

Wedding Offers

With stunning views of the River Thames, wooden floors and large French windows opening onto a private balcony, the Balcony Room is an elegant and bright space to celebrate your wedding.

The room is available for wedding ceremonies, with a choice of the Globe Theatre or St Paul’s Cathedral as your backdrop. The room will
then be reset for your wedding breakfast or standing reception.

Capacities:
x Ceremony – up to 70 guests
x Wedding breakfast – up to 70 guests
x Standing reception – up to 120 guests
ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA
£145 per person
WHAT’S INCLUDED?

x Exclusive use of the Balcony Room for your wedding ceremony
x Champagne reception following the ceremony (two glasses per person)
x Seasonal three-course menu
x Half a bottle of house wine per person during dinner
x A glass of Champagne for each guest during the toasts
x Minimum numbers of 60 guests
HERMIA & LYSANDER
£165 per person
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
x Exclusive use of the Balcony Room for your wedding ceremony
x 45 minute unlimited Champagne reception following the ceremony
x Seasonal three-course menu
x Unlimited premium wine, bottled lager and soft drinks throughout the evening
x A glass of Champagne for each guest during the toasts
x Minimum of 50 guests

Evening guests package available from £50 per person
ROMEO & JULIET
£195 per person
x Exclusive use of the Balcony Room for your wedding ceremony
x 45 minute unlimited Champagne reception following ceremony
x Seasonal three-course menu
x Unlimited premium wine, bottled lager, house spirits and mixers, and soft drinks throughout the evening
x A glass of Champagne for each guest during the toasts
x Your choice of late night food option
x Minimum of 40 guests

Evening guests package available from £85 per person

Prices

Monday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Tuesday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Wednesday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Thursday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Friday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Saturday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.
Sunday
8:30 – 0:00
from £1200–£5000 min. spend
Per morning
8:30 – 10:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per afternoon
12:00 – 17:00
from £2000 min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £5000 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 0:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices start from minimum spends of £2000 + 12.5% service charge, depending on the day. Send us a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event, mentioning your budget will help us propose the best option for your needs.
Kindly note that we change our menus with the seasons, so the below is just a sample and you may have a different menu for your event. Please get in touch with us and we will send you the most up to date menu.

Due to our kitchen facilities we are only able to provide a set menu, we will cater for all dietary requirements accordingly.

Capacity

Standing
up to 120
Dining
up to 70
Theatre
up to 70
Boardroom
up to 30
Cabaret
up to 50

Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Flipchart
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Paid parking facilities available nearby
River views
Balcony with outdoor space
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Lift to all floors

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Host rules

We require all DJs and musicians to connect through our PA system in both the Underglobe and the Balcony Room.
Drums of any sort are not allowed in the Balcony Room.

Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day

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Reviews and ratings

(48 reviews and ratings - )

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A.M.J. M.
June 2023

Absolutely amazing venue for our wedding in the Balcony Room and everything went perfectly! The staff couldn’t have been more attentive and our guests have continued to say how friendly and on it everyone was - no one had an empty glass for long! The food was delicious and I can safely say we had the best wedding cake I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a smaller and more personal wedding I highly recommend The Swan!

Nothing, everything was great. Only wish the license went past 11:30 so we could have kept partying!

A
Aimee G.
April 2023

Such a lovely venue in a great location - honestly such good service and food. Very happy with how our event went

Honestly no dislikes at all.

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Alexandra S.
March 2023

Wow, just WOW! ? The Balcony Room was a DREAM venue for our small wedding reception. The staff were very attentive and helpful in the run-up to the event, and on the day itself (even when, due to a transportation nightmare, the bride and groom arrived an hour later than we planned)!! Everyone was in LOVE with the venue (the setup, the florals, and OMG HAVE YOU SEEN THE VIEW?!?!), I still have dreams about the food, the cake was delicious, and the drinks were on point!! There was also a cloakroom and and an elevator, which came in very handy on the day. Truly we could not have imagined a better evening!! But seriously, that view. ?

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Julia I.
September 2022

All our guests simply loved the venue, the food and the excellent service. There were no negatives at all.


Swan’s light and airy Balcony Room is an exclusive venue hire in London with remarkable views of the iconic riverside. Floor to ceiling French windows open onto the private balcony with its backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Thames, and the Globe theatre.

Ideal for private or corporate events, and for summer and Christmas parties.

The stylish Balcony Room, with its elegant, panelled green walls, statement chandelier and abundant natural light, can be hired for private event celebrations, corporate meetings, and dinners.

The long wooden table – handmade from an oak tree that fell in the Great Storm of 1987 – is just the thing for board meetings and convivial private lunches or dinners. On the walls are twenty prints of Henri Matisse’s ‘Jazz’. These brightly coloured pictures were originally intended as covers for French art magazine ‘Verve’ and were inspired by the circus and the theatre.

Impossibly romantic – and with our Shakespearean links, how could it not be? – the space is also licensed for weddings.

Our restaurant standard food is created from top quality ingredients, sourced with integrity from England’s best producers. Dishes highlighting impeccable, seasonal flavours are crafted with skill by our experienced team.

Swan’s wine list features small vineyards as well as better known producers. We seek out lesser known but highly rated wines so that we can offer you something out of the ordinary at excellent prices.

Abundant natural light, French windows open onto the private balcony with views over London’s skyline, private bar, air conditioning, lift access, licensed until 1am with extension available, licensed for weddings, private manned cloakroom, private unisex bathroom, separate registration area, in-house production, wi-fi, sound system, impressive Tom Kirk linear chandelier crafted from 1,200 glass cylinders.


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