The National Gallery
At The National Gallery, it's not only the paintings that demand attention, the grand architecture changes from Victorian splendour to modern minimalism in a few steps, meaning there is always a suitable and impressive space for your event.
As for the paintings on display, please take a look around; Van Gogh, Monet, Turner and Leonardo are just a few of the names you (and your guests) might have heard of.
The Portico Terrace has unrivalled views overlooking Trafalgar Square and London landmarks such as Nelson's Column, Westminster and St Martins-in-the-Fields. It is ideal for al fresco entertaining on the exquisite black and white mosaic floor all year round. Breakfast 100 · Reception 100 · Dinner 60
The striking marble entrance and mosaic terrace from the Portico leads up to the spectacular Central Hall, the heart of the Gallery. Central Hall provides an immediately warm welcome with an elevated glass ceiling and rich red walls. Spend time in the company of the grandest portraits of queens, knights, and worthies, including paintings by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. Reception 200 · Dinner 100
The Barry Rooms
The most opulent event space in the Gallery. The Barry Rooms makes an immediate awe-inspiring impression with a domed ceiling, beautifully detailed marble pillars and the remarkable Canaletto collection. Ideal for intimate or larger scale dinners and receptions. The Impressionist and British painting galleries are in the adjacent rooms and are excellent options for guided tours. Reception 300 · Dinner 150
The Spanish Collection – Room 30
Experience the grandeur of arriving through the Portico entrance and Central Hall into Room 30. Room 30 has some of the most famous Spanish paintings including Velázquez’s The Rokeby Venus. This luxurious space provides an unforgettable experience for receptions and dinners. Reception 300 · Dinner 220
The Julia & Hans Rausling Room
Step inside your very own Italian Palazzo. Newly renovated, this is the grandest gallery. Surround guests with our iconic Baroque masterpieces, characterised by dynamic compositions, dramatic lighting and a vivid use of colour. Suitable for standalone events or adjoin to the Barry Rooms for grand drinks receptions for up to 700 guests. Reception 450 · Dinner 300
The British Collection – Room 34
Experience the grandeur of 18th century British society in Room 34. Home to the best British paintings from the collection including Constable, Stubbs and Turner. Characterised by mineral blue damask wallpaper and an ornate ceiling, this gallery provides a dramatic backdrop to any reception or dinner. Suitable for standalone events or adjoin to the Barry Rooms for grand drinks receptions for up to 700 guests. Reception 350 · Dinner 276
The Annenberg Court, accessed by the Getty Entrance, is a contemporary space that can be dressed for all types of events. It is located centrally within the building and has easy access to the highlight paintings within the Gallery. Reception/Dancing 200 · Dinner 11
Photo credits: *Flo Brooks Photography, **Noah Goodrich from TwobyTwo photography