Drinks Receptions, Somerset House


‘The event was a great success. In the lead up to the event and on the day, everyone was very helpful and made the event run as smoothly as it possibly could, so thank you to you and the team for all your hard work.’

Operations Manager - AOK Events Ltd

Somerset House contains a multitude of spaces suitable for staging parties of all types and sizes.

Our Drinks Receptions spaces are incredibly versatile and flexible to suit your requirements. Speak to one our team to today to discuss holding your Drinks Reception at Somerset House.

We’re happy to bring together multiple spaces for a single event: for example, drinks in the Navy Board Rooms followed by lunch or dinner in the Portico Rooms.

Our dedicated Corporate Events team are here to help you through the whole event process; from your first enquiry and advising on the best Suppliers for you from our Approved Supplier list, to being with you on the day.  

San Miguel Rich List Launch, Somerset House
San Miguel Rich List Launch, Somerset House

Portico Rooms (200 standing)

With beautiful views of Southbank and the Edmond J.Safra Courtyard, this is the perfect space for a drinks reception.

Seamen’s Hall (200 standing)

At the heart of Somerset House lies the Seamen’s Hall.  Let the grandeur of the space 'wow' your guests. 

Navy Board Rooms (100 standing)

Steeped in history, this classically styled room creates a beautiful setting for a drinks reception.

River Terrace (500 standing)

With views of the Thames and the surrounding London landmarks, the place to celebrate Summer is on our River Terrace.

East Wing (300 standing)

Boasting beautiful high ceilings and large windows with a series of open plan, interlinking rooms, the East Wing can be transformed into your perfect reception space.

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court (1,500 standing)

Surrounded by the Neoclassical architecture of Somerset House, the Edmond J.Safra Fountain Court offers a private outdoor space right in the heart of London among our famous cobbles and dancing fountains.

Embankment Galleries (800 Standing)

Set over two levels, the Galleries offer a contemporary event space with vaulted ceilings and exclusive access from the Victoria Embankment.

Lightwells & Deadhouse (capacity varies)

This unique space within Somerset House, situated beneath the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, can transport your guests to another time

Lancaster Room (110 standing)

One of our newest event spaces with stunning views over the Thames and original features including dramatic pillars and high ceilings. 

River Rooms (220 standing)

The River Rooms are a versatile suite of rooms situated in the New Wing, with a creative and raw aesthetic.

For enquiries regarding Somerset House Terrace please contact Bryn Williams Events.