Best Wedding Venues

Somerset House

Description: 

Somerset House, the most spectacular eighteenth century palace in London, is now available for weddings and civil ceremonies. Situated on the North bank of the River Thames, Somerset House has views across the whole of the South bank and Palace of Westminster. The building’s neo-classical architecture and rich history will lend a priceless setting to these special events. Built by Sir William Chambers in 1776, the current Somerset House was constructed on the site of an earlier Royal Palace. Since the sixteenth century, the site has been a Queen’s Royal Residence, the workplace of Charles Darwin whilst writing his theories of evolution, and home to the Royal Academy.
 
Address:  
The Strand
Postcode:   WC2R 1LA
Email:   events@somersethouse.org.uk
Town/City:   London
County:   London (Gtr)
Website:   http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/venue-hire
Telephone:   +44 (0)20 7845 4618
Country:   England
Link to wedding brochure:   http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/documents/somerset-house-wedding-and-civil-partnership-information-2011.pdf
Total function rooms:  
4
Licenced for ceremonies:   Yes
Maximum dining capacity per room:  
80 for dinner (+70 additoinal evening guests)
 
Maximum ceremony guests:  
100 ceremony only / 80 for dinner + dancing
 

Venue hire fees: 

£8,000 + vat / or £3,000 + vat for ceremony only
 
Exclusive use possible:  
Marquee possible:  
Exclusive use fees:  

 
Marquee maximum capacity and fees:  

 
Use any caterer:  
Evening buffet:  
Corkage:  
Canapes:  
House wine:  
Corkage fees:  
3 course meal:  
House champagne:  
Music and dancing permitted:   Yes
River/water/sea view:   Yes
Accommodation onsite:  
Tea lights permitted:   Yes
Partial open air ceremony possible:  
Late availability:  
Late licence:  
Chapel onsite:  
Number of bedrooms:  
Fireworks permitted:  
Access time on wedding day:  

 
Access to outside area:   Yes
Close links to local churches:  
Candelabras permitted:   Yes
Confetti permitted:  
Recommended supplier list:   Yes

Late availability details:  

 

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