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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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

Private Dining Package at £145+VAT per person

To include:
Hire of Helix and Iris from 18:30-23:00
Arrival cocktail
Three canapes per person
Buffet style dinner with coffee and petit fours
Half a bottle of house wine per person
Mineral water
*Minimum numbers of 135 apply

Christmas Party Offers

Make the sparkling lights of London the backdrop to your Christmas party as you celebrate at the very top of The Gherkin.
Santa Soiree
£169 per person
Santa Soiree package includes:
Exclusive hire of Helix Restaurant and Iris Bar
Festive cocktail on arrival
Three-course festive meal
Half a bottle of sommelier-selected wines
DJ and disco

*Minimum numbers 140, maximum numbers 140
*Price excludes VAT
Santa Soiree Premium
£189 per person
Santa Soiree Premium package includes:
Exclusive hire of Helix Restaurant and Iris Bar
Festive cocktail on arrival
Four-course festive meal
Half a bottle of sommelier-selected wines
One hour of unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
DJ and disco

*Minimum numbers 140, maximum numbers 140
*Price excludes VAT

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. Weddings at The Gherkin have curated a range of packages to compliment your big day and our dedicated event planners are ready to guide you on every detail of your wedding.
Winter Wedding Package
£198 per person
INCLUDES
Exclusive hire of level 39 and 40 from 2pm to midnight
2 glasses of Searcys Selected Cuvée Champagne per person
3 canapes per person
Half a bottle of house wine per person during your meal
A delicious 3-course meal followed by tea, coffee and petit fours
A Champagne toast
Cutting and service of your wedding cake
Event management
Security

OUR WINTER PACKAGE IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH AND DECEMBER 2019.

A minimum of 75 guests and a maximum of 140 guests apply
Early Summer Wedding Package
£226.80 per person
The following will be included all for the fantastic price of
£189+ VAT per person.
Exclusive hire of level 39 and 40 from 2pm to 11pm
2 glasses of either our house Prosecco, Pimms or Mocktails per person
5 canapés per person
A delicious 3-course meal followed by tea and coffee
A champagne toast (soft alternatives available)
Half a bottle of house wine per person
Half bottle of mineral water per person
Service and cutting of your wedding cake
Event management, staff and security
Complimentary set-up of cash bar

This package is available on a Saturday or Sunday in April, May or June 2019.

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
£79 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

*Package available on weekdays only from 07.30 - 10.30am
*Minimum numbers 50, maximum number 100.

Prices

Monday
7:30 – 0:00
from £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 + £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £8000 + £8000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Tuesday
7:30 – 0:00
from £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 + £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £8000 + £8000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Wednesday
7:30 – 0:00
from £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 + £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £8000 + £8000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Thursday
7:30 – 0:00
from £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 + £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £8000 + £8000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Friday
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £2500 + £2500 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Saturday
7:30 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £1500 + £1500 hire fee + min. spend
Per afternoon
11:00 – 15:00
from £6000 + £7500 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
11:00 – 0:00
from £7000 + £10500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £6000 + £7500 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Sunday
7:30 – 0:00
from £1500 hire fee + min. spend
Per morning
7:30 – 10:30
from £1500 + £1500 hire fee + min. spend
Per afternoon
11:00 – 15:00
from £6000 + £7500 hire fee + min. spend
Per day
11:00 – 0:00
from £7000 + £10500 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:30 – 0:00
from £6000 + £7500 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.

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

(39 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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