Exclusive Hire of HELIX & IRIS 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)

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Restaurants are limited to takeaway only
Wedding are limited to 6 only
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About this space

The top two floors of this world-renowned building are one of the most iconic spaces in London to host your upcoming event. The glass dome at the top of The Gherkin along with 360-degree views of London provide an unforgettable setting for corporate events, parties, weddings and private events.

Facing west on level 39 of The Gherkin is the Helix Restaurant, capturing arguably London's most beautiful sunsets. Once guests climb the sleek granite staircase to level 40, the Iris Bar opens up to not only offer panoramic City views but a glass overhead dome.

Helix and Iris can be hired exclusively and are ideal for business breakfasts, private parties and weddings for up to 260 guests.


Capacity

Standing
up to 260
Dining
up to 140
Theatre
up to 140
Cabaret
up to 70

Event offers and packages

Package per person

BREAKFAST PACKAGE ONE
A package of £75.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 from 07:30-10:30
• Continental Breakfast
• 3 hours of unlimited tea coffee, orange juice and water
• Basic AV package

BREAKFAST PACKAGE TWO
A package of £95.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 from 07:30-10:30
• Full English Breakfast
• 3 hours of unlimited tea coffee, orange juice and water
• A glass of Searcys Cuvee per guest
• Basic AV package

RECEPTION PACKAGE ONE
A package of £105.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 from 18:30-23:00
• Arrival cocktail
• A selection of canapes
• A selection of bowl food
• 2 hours of unlimited house wine, bottled beer and soft drinks

RECEPTION PACKAGE TWO
A package of £135.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of the level 39 and 40 from 18:30-23:00
• Arrival cocktail and nibbles
• A selection of canapes
• A selection of bowl food
• 1 x Food station
• 2 hours of unlimited house wine, bottled beer and soft drinks
• DJ

RECEPTION PACKAGE THREE
A package of £159.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 and 40 from 18:30-23:00
• Arrival cocktail and nibbles
• A selection of canapes
• A selection of bowl food
• 2 xFood stations
• 3 hours of unlimited house wine, bottled beer and soft drinks
• DJ

DINNER PACKAGE ONE
A package of £190.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 and 40 from 18:30-23:00
• Arrival cocktail
• A selection of canapes
• Three-course dinner with tea, coffee and petit fours
• ½ bottle of house wine
• Water

DINNER PACKAGE TWO
A package of £230.00 per person plus VAT
• Exclusive hire of level 39 and 40 from 18:30-23:00
• Arrival cocktail and nibbles
• A selection of canapes
• Three-course dinner with cheeseboard course
• Coffee, tea and petit fours
• ½ bottle of house wine
• Water
• DJ

Minimum numbers apply.

Wedding Offers

Start your lifelong journey together among spectacular views of London at this iconic London landmark.

The top floors of The Gherkin are a setting fit for the most memorable occasions. Whether you are looking for the most fanciful of ceremonies or a more intimate moment for you and your family, The Gherkin's sky-high spaces allow for just the type of celebration you have always imagined.

Host a seated dinner for 140 guests, a smaller gathering for up to 50 guests or a sophisticated cocktail reception for 260 guests.
Searcys at The Gherkin Wedding Package
£195 per person
Exclusive Hire of level 39 and 40 from 14:00 - 23:00
Two glasses of sparkling wine on arrival
Five canapes per person
Three-course meal followed by coffee and petit fours
A Champagne toast
Half a bottle of house wine per person
Half a bottle of mineral water per person
Event management, staff and security

*Price excludes VAT

Meeting Offers

Whether you are looking to host a breakfast meeting, networking event, a morning with your keynote speakers or need to amaze your clients, come and watch the sunrise over the City of London with our Business Breakfast Package available on the top floor of The Gherkin. With panoramic views so magnificent, you will be guaranteed to impress your guests.
Breakfast Package
£90 per person
Package includes:
Exclusive room hire of the top floor of The Gherkin
Basket of morning pastries
Hot breakfast on sticks and fresh fruit brochettes
A selection of freshly squeezes juice
Tea and coffee
2 wireless microphones (handheld or lapel)
Sound desk
Sound technician
Production surrounds
Crew for set up
Dedicated event manager

*Minimum numbers apply. Price includes VAT.

Prices

Monday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Tuesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Wednesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Thursday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Friday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Saturday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.
Sunday
7:30 – 23:00
from £90–£228 per person
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £90 per person
Per evening
18:30 – 23:00
from £228 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Prices include VAT. Timing Extensions available. Minimum numbers apply.

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

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

Facilities

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

(42 reviews and ratings - read all)

K
Kasia
November 2018

Fantastic views, great service, beautiful venue

C
Colette Kilikita
May 2018

The staff were very attentive and helpful The views and venue were exceptional Very professional

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melita bottoni
October 2019

Very easy to use and responsive.

S
Sanjana Gupta
June 2018

Very prompt and personalised quote


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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