Church House Westminster

Up to 600

About Church House Westminster

In tranquil Dean’s Yard, next to Westminster Abbey, this Grade II-listed building was a remarkable stand-in base for the House of Lords during WWII. Today, it offers a wide range of event spaces, blending original character features seamlessly with advanced technology. That sense of occasion required for awards ceremonies and gala dinners is found here in abundance. The venue is easy to get to with excellent public transport links to Victoria and Waterloo mainline stations.

Church House hosts over 800 events annually in their 19 multi-purpose rooms, designed by world renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. The versatile range of rooms on offer can suit intimate to impressive gatherings with one of the largest hosting up to 664 places in a single space.  The rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and each stage is flexible. Wi-Fi is complementary and interconnectivity with other rooms is available to ensure smooth running of events, web-streaming and live broadcasting options are also fully integrated.

Assembly Hall is the grandest conference room with polished English oak panelling and emblems lying beneath an astounding 30-foot glass dome. Natural lighting streams in from the 15 arched windows onto the gallery level, which can be darkened for viewings or presentations on the 4K projection system.

The purposes for which Church House can be utilised are seemingly endless. The premises have been used for meetings, conferences, training sessions, awards dinners, corporate receptions, exhibitions, product launches, AGMS, amongst many more.

Their dedicated team of event coordinators have received multiple awards for client experience and the venue holds a green tourism award. Catering is available from with the building’s in-house caterer, CH&CO for working lunches, canapes, and more – there is an extensive list of menus to choose from and the option to create a custom one to suit guests and budget.

Venue Facilities
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Video conferencing
Wifi available

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Delegates/Guests
Up to 600
Venue Type
Conference centre, Institutions, Meeting room, Party venue
Venue Style
Grand, Spacious, Traditional
Event Atmosphere
Corporate, Exclusive, Formal

COVID-19 Update for Church House Westminster

Updated on 08 Oct 2020

Church House Westminster re-opened in August 2020. The venue can safely host in-person meetings of up to 30 people and offers hybrid event technology which accommodates a virtual audience of up to 10,000. 

The venue holds an AIM Secure accreditation awarded by the MIA and has also successfully applied for the 'We're Good To Go' standard from Visit England. 

Full details in terms of their Covid-secure venue experience and safe events can be found on their website. 

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Church House Westminster Rooms

Abbey Room

Abbey Room

45
Meeting
40
Standing
36
Banquet

Located on the ground floor, our Abbey Room overlooks Dean's Yard and Westminster Abbey. This versatile meeting room is adjacent to the Westminster and Herbert Baker Rooms and is well-suited to private corporate meetings, intimate dinners, atmospheric receptions and interview sessions. The Abbey room is suitable for hire for events such as conferences and meetings and is also ideal as a training venue/room.

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Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

600
Meeting
550
Standing
372
Banquet

Built in 1939 our stunning Grade II Assembly Hall was designed by world-renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. Natural light streams through the 15 arched windows onto the gallery level, but can be darkened if required. The polished English oak panelling and emblems sit beneath the room’s architectural focal point - a striking 30-foot glass dome. Assembly Hall is a large 519 square meters conference venue that is suitable for different types of events such as Weddings, Special Events, Christmas Parties, Product Launches, Annual Grand Meetings, Exhibitions, Dinner And Dance, Award Ceremonies, Conferences and Meetings.

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Bishop Partridge Hall

Bishop Partridge Hall

120
Meeting
150
Standing
90
Banquet

An atmospheric blend of elegant stucco ceiling, traditional oak panelling and a stunning stone balcony with views of Dean's Yard and Westminster Abbey, the Bishop Partridge Hall is one of our most popular rooms. It is 132 square meters and can be used as a meeting and conference room or for social occasions such as dinners and receptions. It also offers a spacious area, directly outside the room, for pre-event registration.

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Bishops + Robing Room

25
Meeting
12
Banquet

Originally used by bishops as their robing room during General Synod, our Bishops' Robing Room is adjacent to the Convocation Hall and makes an ideal breakout space and green room for guest speakers. It can also be used on its own for small discussion groups, meetings and interviews.

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Charter Room

Charter Room

25
Meeting
12
Banquet

Often used for smaller meetings, our Charter Room is located on the first floor and overlooks Dean's Yard and Westminster Abbey. With its elegant style, it can be used for private meetings, intimate dinners and interview sessions or be hired as an additional space for larger conferences.The Charter Room is 30.5 square meters and is ideal for small conferences and meetings

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Convocation Hall

Convocation Hall

100
Meeting
90
Standing
60
Banquet

Large enough to accommodate meetings, smaller conferences and workshops, yet with an intimate atmosphere suited to press conferences and dinners, our Convocation Hall is 85 square metres and combines grace, elegance and history - the room housed the House of Lords for periods during the Second World War. A low stage at one end of the room is framed by classically inspired arch details, with a private seated gallery at the other.

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Council Room

Council Room

45
Meeting
40
Standing
36
Banquet

Located on the ground floor, our Council Room offers a wonderful view of Dean's Yard and Westminster Abbey. With its small lobby, this elegant room is 48 square metres and can be used as a self-contained area, suiting small meetings or private dinners.

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Harvey Goodwin Suite

Harvey Goodwin Suite

180
Meeting
250
Standing
150
Banquet

Modern and spacious, our Harvey Goodwin Suite is a self-contained room with all the latest facilities. Its large and secondary glazed windows allow for plenty of natural daylight, whilst keeping the room sound-proofed. It is directly linked to the Robert Runcie Room, which can be used as a breakout space or catering room. The Harvey Goodwin Suite is situated close to the Great Smith Street entrance, making it easily accessible for guests.

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Hoare Memorial Hall

Hoare Memorial Hall

270
Meeting
250
Standing
150
Banquet

Steeped in history, our Hoare Memorial Hall has a stately atmosphere and played host to the House of Commons for a period during the Second World War. Its elegant oak-panelling, Art Deco Chandeliers, built-in stage and gallery gives the room a strong personality. The hall is 228 square metres and is often used in conjunction with the Assembly Hall and is an alternative venue for conferences, seminars, receptions and dinners.

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Jubilee Room

Jubilee Room

25
Meeting
12
Banquet

One of our smaller spaces, the Jubilee Room is 25 square metres and is situated next to the popular Bishop Partridge Hall and can be used as an additional room for a larger event. With its stunning views of Dean's Yard and Westminster Abbey, this intimate space also suits intimate dinners, small discussion groups and can also be used as an office for event organiser's.

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Robert Runcie Room

Robert Runcie Room

60
Meeting
120
Standing
80
Banquet

The Robert Runcie Room offers a spacious yet intimate setting for up to 120 guests for a standing reception or 60 guests for a conference. Located on the lower ground floor, the room has a private staircase leading to the Harvey Goodwin Suite, enabling the two rooms to be easily used in conjunction with each other.

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Sir Herbert Baker Room

Sir Herbert Baker Room

25
Meeting
20
Standing
30
Banquet

Named after the architect of the building, our Sir Herbert Baker Room is a flexible and elegant meeting space that takes 30.5 square metres and is located on the ground floor. With its large leaded windows, it benefits from natural daylight and superb views of Westminster Abbey and Dean's Yard. The Sir Herbert Baker Room can be used with the adjacent Westminster and Abbey Rooms to create a suite of three rooms.

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Westminster Room

Westminster Room

40
Meeting
40
Standing
30
Banquet

Bright and airy, the Westminster Room is 47 square metres and benefits from large leaded windows, natural light and stunning views of Westminster Abbey. This small room, situated on the ground floor next to the Abbey Room, is well suited for boardroom meetings, interviews and presentations or can be used as a breakout space for a larger event.

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Location

Dean's Yard , Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ

020 7390 1590

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Testimonials For Church House Westminster

Covid-secure eventsSEPTEMBER, 2021

"Thank you and your wonderful team for helping me pull off our Covid-secure wine tasting.  It’s been such a difficult time planning any live event with restrictions changing daily but your willingness to support me and make this work in a challenging environment was commendable and is very much appreciated.  Everyone was loving the new seated format, despite restrictions.”

Sue Glasgow, Spear Communications

Great VenueMARCH, 2019

Thank you for all the help you gave us last week at our conference.  The day went smoothly and the feedback that we have received has been fabulous.  Everyone loved the venue, and your team were extremely helpful, especially the AV team, they were fantastic.  

Sussex Police

A Joy to Work With FEBRUARY, 2019

I just wanted to say a big thank you for last week. You and your team were really helpful throughout the day. You have an amazing team and I am always impressed how friendly and helpful everyone is. You’re a joy to work with.  

Electrical Safety First

Great ProfessionalismJANUARY, 2019

As always our events were handled with great professionalism. From the early planning stage to the events taking place we were looked after extremely well and the team should be applauded for all their hard work and efforts which ensured our events were successful.  

The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Huge Thank You OCTOBER, 2018

On behalf of the Scout Association I would like to pass on a huge thank you to the team at Church House for hosting our Silver Wolf Luncheon on Saturday. The event went very well, and we had a lot of compliments from guests about the well-dressed tables, delicious food, and excellently mannered staff. We were especially happy with how your staff responded promptly, courteously, and effectively to matters arising on the day.  

The Scouts

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