River Terrace, Somerset House

River Terrace

Set against the backdrop of Somerset House’s iconic 18th century façade and with sweeping views across the Thames, the River Terrace is one of our most exclusive spaces and the perfect location for up to 500 people for a standing reception.

The River Terrace is a glamorous alfresco London setting to entertain guests in the warmer months and the stunning Seamen’s Hall is included in your hire as a wet weather contingency, with a capacity of up to 200, along with jumbrellas should a British seasonal downpour prevail.

Perfect for summer parties, you can invite your guests to a private barbecue expertly planned by one of our caterers or simply enjoy a drinks reception while the London landmarks light up your event.

500 Reception

This space is perfect for:

‘We cannot thank the team at Somerset House enough for everything they did to make our event a success. From the earliest meetings when we talked over our options, through the production and design stage, and right up to the night, the team was responsive, helpful and understanding. They took the time to understand our objectives, vision and our requirements, especially with regard to accessibility. On the night itself, nothing was too much trouble for our Event Manager and every request or question was dealt with immediately. The venue worked brilliantly and is the perfect space for a summer reception.’

Camelot Group
River Terrace at Somerset House
River Terrace at Somerset House
River Terrace at Somerset House

Available on selected evenings for:


Filming & photography

Other events