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Temple, WC2R

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The Space

Portico Rooms

Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for your ceremony.

With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop. 

Included in the hire are two private balconies, which offers uninterrupted views of our famous Courtyard on one side and the River Thames on the other, providing a truly stunning setting for exclusive photography.

Morning Ceremony Access from 10:00-12:00 Venue Hire Fee: £2,500+VAT

Afternoon Ceremony Access from 14:00 – 16:00 Venue Hire Fee: £2,500+VAT

Navy Board Rooms

Steeped in history and dating back to the 18th century, the Navy Board Rooms are an impressive suite of rooms with a distinctive sense of charm and heritage.

Climbing the grand, sweeping Nelson Staircase is an experience in itself, as each flight is a one-off architectural work of art. Entering the main space, marble fireplaces and wooden floors create a grand atmosphere, with large sash windows offering panoramic views across the River Thames.

Originally home to the Navy Board, overseeing British naval affairs around the globe, the Navy Board Rooms are now a hugely popular venue. The interconnecting rooms offer wonderful natural light, original features and great flexibility.

Morning Ceremony  Access from 10:00-12:00 Venue Hire Fee: £1,500+VAT

Afternoon Ceremony Access from 14:00 – 16:00 Venue Hire Fee: £1,500+VAT

Photography

One of the fantastic benefits of having your wedding at Somerset House is the opportunity to have photographs in our famous Edmond J Safra Fountain Court with its dancing fountains (seasonal).  

Included in your hire is a 45 minute slot, following the ceremony, for photographs in our iconic Courtyard. The perfect backdrop for your day. 

Please note that as an arts and culture centre open to the public, we cannot confirm what might be happening in the Courtyard or around the rest of the public areas at Somerset House at that time.  We have a very exciting and constantly expanding public programme, which sees lots of different installations, exhibitions, artwork and public events all over the site.  It’s a huge part of what makes us Somerset House.  There are also occasions where essential works need to take place on the building and these instances are out of our control. 

Add a Sit-Down Reception

Available as an add-on for the Afternoon Ceremony only. Currently available for up to 15 guests.

Option 1: Portico Rooms While you and your guests are taking your photos in the beautiful Edmond J Safra Fountain Court, and enjoying a drink on our River Terrace, our suppliers can transform this space into the perfect sit down dinner. 

Venue hire: additional £7,000+VAT. This extends your guest access to 22:00, venue clear by suppliers by 23:00. Includes a private area of our River Terrace between 16:00 – 17:30

Option 2: Seamen’s Hall If you would like to host your sit down reception in a different space at Somerset House then the Seamen’s Hall, located on the ground floor of our South Wing, with marble floors, imposing Corinthian columns and huge windows, would be the perfect option. Entered via central doors from our stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the Seamen’s Hall leads directly out onto our exclusive River Terrace, a section of which is included in the hire, offering panoramic views of the Thames and surrounding iconic London landmarks. 

Venue Hire: additional £8,000 + VAT.  This will give suppliers access from 18:00, guests from 18:30-22:00 and venue clear by 23:00. Includes a private area our River Terrace between 16:00 – 18:30

Sit-Down Reception Only

If your ceremony is already booked then this is the perfect option for your celebration.  Currently available for up to 15 guests.

Option 1: Portico Rooms Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for evening events. With original features and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop for your sit down reception.

Venue hire: £8,000+VAT. This will give suppliers access from 17:30, guests from 18:30-22:00 and venue clear by 23:00.

Option 2: Seamen’s Hall Located on the ground floor of the South Wing, the Seamen’s Hall has marble floors, imposing Corinthian columns and huge windows, making it the perfect space for evening gatherings. Entered via central doors from our stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the hall leads directly out onto our exclusive River Terrace, a section of which is included in the hire, offering panoramic views of the Thames and surrounding iconic London landmarks. With original period features including black and white marble flooring, it offers an air of expansive elegance, lending itself beautifully as an evening venue.

Venue Hire: £9,000+ VAT.  This will give suppliers access from 18:00, guests from 18:30-22:00 and venue clear by 23:00.  

 

Whole Venue Capacity +
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Hire Options +
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Transport +
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    Temple
    2 Minute Walk
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    Charing Cross
    10 Minute Walk
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Catering

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    Approved caterers only
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    Dry Hire
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    Inhouse caterers available
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    Tables & Chairs
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    Vegan Friendly
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    Venue can provide alcohol
  • Allow external caterers
  • Can provide Halal
  • Can provide Kosher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Full catering kitchen
  • Kitchen facilities available
  • Tableware & Crockery
  • Wet Hire

Allowed Events

  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Child friendly
  • Loud Music
  • Open past 12am
  • Ticketed Events

Licensing

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    Civil ceremony licence
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    Full wedding license
  • Alcohol License
  • BYOB
  • Late License
  • Noise restrictions
  • Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Venue Specs

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    Breakout rooms
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    Elevator
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    Goods lift
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    Loading bay
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    Outside area
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    Smoking area
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    Toilets
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    Wheelchair access
  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cloakroom
  • Dancefloor
  • Dog friendly
  • Early access
  • Parking Facilities
  • Rain friendly
  • Ramps
  • Separate Entrance
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts

Technical

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    Live Streaming
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    Video Recording
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    Wi-Fi
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  • Bring your own DJ
  • Hearing loop
  • High Speed Fibre Optic
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  • PA System
  • Screens / Projector
  • Sky Sports
  • Stage
  • Video Conferencing
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