About this space

The perfect proportions of 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.

The cool poise of this collection of four rooms is enlivened by the modern art on display, changing throughout the year, along with the uninterrupted River Thames views which guests may enjoy from the splendid South Portico balcony, while the North Portico balcony overlooks the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 200

Dining

Dining

up to 80

Theatre

Theatre

up to 100

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 40

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 63

Classroom

Classroom

up to 54


Prices

Monday
7:00 – 23:00
from £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 £5400–£9600 hire fee
Day
7:00 – 17:00
from £5400 hire fee
Day
17:30 – 23:00
from £9600 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Hire Fee – This is the cost estimate of the venue hire only. It doesn’t typically include extras, like drinks and catering. These should be organised separately, either through the venue or on your own.
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 Wi-Fi

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Storage space 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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