The Courtauld Gallery

Up to 250

About The Courtauld Gallery

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Can you name a more Christmassy and iconically London spot than Somerset House's historic courtyard, which is home to its magical ice rink no less? Well, if you're looking to really impress your colleagues with an all-out festive party, you should take a look at the prestigious art gallery, The Courtauld, which is positioned just within the courtyard and offers one of the most beautiful private dining experiences in the city. 

On the gallery's second floor, the stunning Blavatnik Fine Rooms offer an elegant space to host a cocktail and canapes reception for 200 people, or a sit-down meal for up to 60. Here, your guests will be overlooked by artworks such as Botticelli’s The Trinity With Saints, making this a once-in-a-lifetime experience and festive do we're sure they'll never forget. 

Alternatively, on the third floor, the LVMH Great Room is another dining space with a capacity of up to 150 people for standing receptions, and the potential to host dinners upon request. This spectacular space boasts artworks from The Courtauld's renowned collection, including Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and would provide a mesmerising backdrop for a special event. It is also directly adjacent to the exhibition space, should you like to hold a reception with a prviate view of a major exhibition.

The Art Cafe is perfect for a low-key affair and offers a dynamic backdrop for breakfasts and receptions. This space can host up to 100 people standing, or 50 for dinner. Striking and stylish in equal meaure, you can find The Courtauld's restaurant and bar on the ground floor, boasting warm interiors with a Bohemian aesthetic. All catering for events hosted here is provided in-house by Company of Cooks, who offer an ever-changing seasonal menu of nibbles, canapes and drinks.

Venue Facilities
Caterer not restricted
Exclusive Hire
Garden or courtyard

The Courtauld Gallery details

Venue Style
Designer, Grand, Historic, Iconic, Light and Bright, Modern, On trend, Spacious
Venue Type
Institutions, Museum art gallery
Budget
Top End
Venue Atmosphere
Corporate, Creative, Exclusive, Formal, Glamorous
Themes
Other theme

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Third Floor Galleries

Third Floor Galleries

Dining capacity: 60
Standing capacity: 150
The Third Floor Galleries at The Courtauld consists of three different permanent exhibition spaces including works from Manet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Degas, Manet and Pisarro. Expertly curated to cultivate conversation and spark inspiration, this space provides the perfect opportunity to host guests amongst the most iconic artworks from the Courtauld Collection.

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Second Floor Galleries

Second Floor Galleries

Dining capacity: 60
Standing capacity: 250
The Blavatnik Fine Rooms consist of a suite of six galleries that span the entire Second Floor of the building. Consisted of a series of smaller rooms, this space is home to The Courtauld’s premier private dining space. Rooms on this floor are decorated with stunning ceilings, beautiful fireplaces and ornate door handles. Showcasing some of the greatest and most-loved works, this floor is dedicated to the Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance as well as 17th and 18th century Europe. Major highlights include Botticelli’s, Peter Paul Rubens and a comprehensive collection of decorative arts which includes ornate ceramics and rare Islamic metalwork. Suitable for breakfasts (8-10am) and private dining (7-10pm).

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The Courtauld Terrace

Dining capacity: 40
Standing capacity: 60
Positioned in the north-west corner of the iconic Somerset House courtyard, The Courtauld Terrace offers intimate outdoor entertaining for up to 60 guests. A unique outside location in central London, our sunken terrace allows guests to soak up the ambience of the Somerset House complex whilst enjoying a relaxed reception al fresco. Additional access to one of our permanent of temporary gallery spaces allows guests to enjoy our incredible collection of art. The Terrace leads on from the striking Courtauld vaults, with a permanent bar and décor that changes with the seasons and shows. It also offers a wet weather option if needed.

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Art Café

Art Café

Dining capacity: 30
Standing capacity: 70
Striking, stylish yet relaxed and welcoming, Art Café is The Courtauld’s new restaurant and bar located on the ground floor. Art Café is a great option for a light breakfast and a private view of an exhibition before the Gallery opens to the public, serving barista coffee and fresh croissants. Art Café is also the perfect space for more informal receptions, with the option to start in the space for relaxed welcome drinks before moving into one of the Gallery spaces for a private tour. All catering in this space is provided by our in-house caterers, Company of Cooks.

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Location for The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0RN

020 3947 7777

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