Events at S.

Portico Rooms at Somerset House

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South Building, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Show map
Temple Station (300 yd)

About this space

The Portico Rooms offer a venue of stunning elegance in this 18th century landmark. Flooded on two sides by light from expansive windows, the Portico Rooms offer a contemporary yet serene location for daytime and evening entertaining.

This space offers numerous breakout rooms as well as two stunning balconies; one overlooking the iconic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and the other with panoramic views of the River Terrace.


Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 100
Theatre
up to 100
Boardroom
up to 40
Cabaret
up to 56
Classroom
up to 54

Prices

Monday
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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
7:00 – 23:00
from £1200–£6000 hire fee
Per day
7:00 – 17:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
17:30 – 23:00
from £1200 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. 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

In-house catering
Allows external catering
Approved caterers only
BYO alcohol allowed
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Complimentary water
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Wedding licence


Space features

Wi-Fi
Natural light
Disabled access
Storage space
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Audiovisual (AV) equipment
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Accommodation available
Parking available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events
VIP events
Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

As Somerset House is a Grade 1 listed building there are a variety of rules, regulations and restrictions which we would be happy to discuss in more detail with you.


Somerset House is a neoclassical palace that has been a great part of British history since the 16th century. The grandeur of the façade is continued inside our beautiful decorated rooms. We have a wide variety of spaces on offer that are all guaranteed to wow your guests with endless beauty, elegance and class.


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Address and location