Single Private Dining Rooms at Searcys at The Gherkin

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30 St Mary Axe, City of London, London, EC3A 8EP Show map
Aldgate Station (400 yd)
Exclusive Events T.

Exclusive Events T.

About this space

From board meeting buffets and wedding parties to five-course feasts and birthday dinners our adaptable private dining spaces – named after clouds – can be hired as single rooms, or combined and shaped to fit your occasion. These private dining rooms are situated on level 38 on The Gherkin offering stunning views of the city with one entire glass wall from floor to ceiling. Here, the private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests.


Capacity

Standing
up to 25
Dining
up to 20
Theatre
up to 25
Boardroom
up to 20
Cabaret
up to 14
U-Shaped
up to 14

Event offers and packages

Package per person

Hire of the room
Arrival cocktail and nibbles
Three course dinner menu with coffee and petit fours
Half a bottle of house wine per person
Mineral water
*Minimum numbers of 20 apply

Wedding Offers

With breathtaking 360-degree views across London, The Gherkin's sky-high rooms provide the perfect setting to ask the big question. Create lasting memories as you watch the sunset over the City and raise a glass of Champagne to your future.
The Proposal Package
£500 total
The package inlcudes:
Two hours use of your own private dining room
A bottle of Searcys Champagne
Five-course tasting experience with paired wines
William Curley chocolates, tea and coffee
Rose petals and candles
A dedicated proposal planner to help make your special moment unforgettable

*Package per couple and excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday

Baby Shower Offers

Celebrate the arrival of the newborn and spoil the mother-to-be in an iconic London landmark. With breathtaking views over the London skyline, our private dining rooms provide a truly unique and unforgettable setting.

Our specialist event planners will also be on hand to help you with the finishing touches, including decorations and photography to help capture those special moments.

All packages are available Friday to Sunday.
Sparkling Brunch
£46 per person
The package includes:
Four-course brunch with a glass of sparkling wine
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Luncheon
£68 per person
The package includes:
Three-course lunch
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Dinner Party
£78 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Three-course dinner
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Drinks Reception
£80 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Canapes and bowl food
Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks for two hours
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.

Bridal Shower Offers

What better way to spoil the bride-to-be than with a hen party in an iconic London landmark. Our private dining rooms on level 38 provide the perfect setting for celebrations that will create lasting memories.

Our specialist event planners will be on hand to help you with those little added extras, including decorations and photography to capture the special moments.
Sparkling Brunch
£46 per person
The package includes:
Four-course brunch with a glass of sparkling wine
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Luncheon
£68 per person
The package includes:
Three-course lunch
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Dinner Party
£78 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Three-course dinner
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Drinks Reception
£80 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Canapes and bowl food
Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks for two hours
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.

Birthday Party Offers

Where better to celebrate your birthday than in The Gherkin's sky-high private dining rooms, a unique setting for the ultimate birthday experience. Whether you're looking for a Champagne brunch or a free-flowing drinks reception, we have got something to suit everyone.

Our specialist event planners are also on hand to help you with the finishing touches, including birthday cakes, party decorations and photography.
Sparkling Brunch
£46 per person
The package includes:
Four-course brunch with a glass of sparkling wine
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Luncheon
£68 per person
The package includes:
Three-course lunch
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Dinner Party
£78 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Three-course dinner
Half a bottle of wine per person
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces
The option to upgrade to free-flowing wine, beer and Champagne

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.
Drinks Reception
£80 per person
The package includes:
Sparkling wine on arrival
Canapes and bowl food
Unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks for two hours
Private hire of your own room on level 38 of The Gherkin
Beautiful table centerpieces

*Price excludes VAT
*Available Friday to Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 20 guests

For more details and to check availability please contact Searcys at The Gherkin by sending an enquiry through #tagvenue.

Meeting Offers

Discover our cutting-edge meeting rooms on the 38th floor of the Gherkin. A nod to its elevated position, each one is named after the clouds surrounding them: Cirrus, Stratus, Nimbus, Alto and Cumulus. And much like the clouds, four of them join to create an even bigger space – Cirrus and Stratus to form Cirrostratus, and Alto and Cumulus make Altocumulus.

With multiple screens, lapel mics and docking stations, each space is designed with style and intuitive practicality in mind. There is even an on-site engineer there, to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Meeting Package
£132 per person
AV
Stationery
Morning and afternoon refreshments
Lunch
Upgrades available

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £400 + £300 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £900 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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.
Tuesday
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £400 + £300 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £900 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £400 + £300 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £900 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £400 + £300 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £900 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £400 + £300 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £900 + £1000 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £500 + £750 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £600 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £1800 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £900 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per morning
8:00 – 11:00
from £600 min. spend
Per day
8:00 – 16:30
from £1800 min. spend
Per session
8:00 – 23:00
from £118 per person
Per afternoon
12:00 – 16:30
from £900 min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £1200 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Complimentary room hire on the weekend.
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 and drinks

In-house catering
Approved caterers only
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flatscreen TV
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

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

Rules of the space

We suggest working from our recommended suppliers list which includes a fantastic range of entertainment, photographers, AV and technical equipment suppliers and production. External suppliers (ie florists/ av/ musicians) are subject to a supplier fee.

External catering is not permitted.


Reviews and ratings

4.6

(39 reviews and ratings - read all)

T
Tolu Karunwi
September 2018

The communication was always amazing, clear & thorough. There was never any confusion as to what to expect. The room in itself was absolutely beautiful and was a hit with all guests! The viewing platform was perfect for pictures and getting to the room was very easy with a very kind staff facilitating this process! The staff who attended to us on the day were also very helpful and understanding!

Booking Contract is extremely strict and leaves no room for flexibility especially when dealing with large numbers who are prone to last minute changes. These changes would not be reflected and would still result in a high fee regardless. Food orders were also mixed up on the actual day.

U
Umberto Kone
July 2018

Amazing service

The portion were really small

N
Neal
May 2018

Iconic location (the views are a big drawer) Adequate facilities Helpful and attentive staff Reasonably priced room

Noise from tbe event next door - the walls are too thin! Catering was great but more expensive than the room A/V equipment - expensive to wheel in a tv you could buy for nearly the same price.

A
Alex
June 2017

Amazing venue food quality attention from the waiters! Definitely recommend... will be using again.


There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees and contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top three levels of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers.

The top two floors of this breathtaking venue can be hired exclusively for breakfast conferences, celebratory dining and evening receptions. Exclusive hire of Helix and Iris is ideal for events up to 260 guests.

For smaller and more intimate events, the five private dining rooms on level 38 offer unforgettable views of the London skyline. Designed with flexibility in mind, the cloud-inspired rooms can be booked individually or can be combined to fit your occasion. The private dining rooms are ideal for targetted conferences, meetings, networking and dinners for up to 60, whilst whole floor bookings allow for events up to 130 guests.

Events at The Gherkin are lavishly catered for with bespoke breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that bring to life Searcys' passion for British produce and seasonality.


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