Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and exclusive location for your meeting.
With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop. For any company get together
Included in the hire are two private balconies, which offer uninterrupted views of our famous Courtyard on one side and the River Thames on the other, providing a truly inspiring setting.
Morning Hire Access from 07:30-11:30 Venue Hire Fee: £2,500+VAT (includes supplier set up and derig)
Afternoon Hire Access from 13:30 – 17:30 Venue Hire Fee: £2,500+VAT (includes supplier set up and derig)
Full Day Hire Access from 07:30 – 17:00 Venue Hire Fee: £3,750+VAT (includes supplier set up and derig)
If one of our many onsite restaurants a cafes don’t take your fancy, our onsite caterer, Bryn Williams at Somerset House will ensure culinary excellence is at the forefront of your experience, while maintaining the highest standards of catering health and safety throughout your event.
Option 1: £24.95 + VAT per person Tea & coffee on arrival Hydration Station: cucumber & mint/lemon & lime Mid-morning tea, coffee & cookies Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches & wraps Fruit cup Mid-afternoon tea, coffee, brownie & granola bar
Option 2: £31.50 + VAT per person Tea, coffee & mini pastries on arrival Hydration Station: cucumber & mint/lemon & lime Mid-morning tea, coffee & cookies Selection of freshly prepared sandwiches & wraps Selection of freshly prepared salads Fruit cup Mid-afternoon tea, coffee, brownie & granola bar
Option 1: AV Package from £1,445 + VAT Audio : PA sound system, mixing desk, 2 x handheld mics, 2 x lapel mics, 1 x lectern mic Presentation : 2 x 65” LCD Screens, 2 x laptops, seamless switching between slides and video, clicker and lectern Technician : 1 x technician
Option 2: Video Conference Upgrade (in addition to AV Package) from £1,601 + VAT A technician will manage a video conferencing presentation as host presenter using a show laptop. As host, they will be able to manage the participants, cue in presenters and advance slides. Also included is a camera operator and camera to capture all the action within the room for those joining remotely.
Option 3: Boardroom from £1,596.50 + VAT This option is designed for clients using the Portico room for a U-shaped or hollow square boardroom set up using push to talk microphones with our twin 65” LCD screens for PowerPoint. (If sound is required for the presentations, we would need to add a PA system).
Option 4: Live Streaming (in addition to AV package) from £3,919 + VAT Broadsword can create the perfect live streaming solution for your event and will put together a bespoke quote based on your requirements.
Enhance Your Event
Private Views: Combine your event with exclusive access to one of our exhibitions. Available outside public opening hours. Guest Tickets: Surprise your guests with tickets to an exhibition alongside your event. Available during exhibition opening hours.
Exhibition Talks and Tours: Offer your guests a unique insight into one of our exhibitions. Only available outside of opening hours.
Behind the Scenes Tours: Whether it’s an historical or film location tour, you can enrich your guests’ experience by taking them on a journey through Somerset House. Our Historical Highlights tours are typically 60 minutes and introduce the history of our magnificent 18th century building – taking in everything from Tudor intrigue to Georgian enlightenment. Your guide will lead the group from the intricate Lightwells to the atmospheric, subterranean Deadhouse, visiting graceful staircases and the iconic Edmond J .Safra Fountain Court.