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Christmas Party Packages at Somerset House

London, WC2 1LA
  • 350
  • 150
    Minimum Guests

Christmas Party Packages at Somerset House

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue

Experience the perfect setting for your festive celebrations in 2023 at the iconic Somerset House, with the popular Christmas Party Package returning this year. The festivities will be hosted in an exciting new location within the venue, the Lancaster and River Rooms, making it ideal for both returning guests and newcomers alike.

Unique and Versatile Suite of Spaces

Situated in the New Wing of Somerset House, the Lancaster and River Rooms boast a combination of raw grandeur with contemporary flair. These rooms feature dramatic pillars, original fireplaces, high ceilings, and breathtaking views over the Thames. The venue offers a private entrance, grand staircase, and a small outdoor area, providing immense potential for unforgettable Christmas parties in London.

Christmas Party Package

Based on a minimum of 150 guests, your package includes the following:

  • Exclusive hire of the Lancaster and River Rooms from 17:30 until 23:00
  • Guest arrival from 18:30
  • Glass of Prosecco upon arrival
  • Selection of delicious nibbles
  • Canapés (3 per person) and bowl food (3 per person)
  • Complimentary food tasting for up to two people
  • Unlimited house red and white wine, house beer, soft drinks, and mineral water
  • Bar opens at 19:00 and closes 30 minutes prior to guest departure
  • Furniture, festive decorations, and a bar
  • DJ, PA system, and coloured uplighters
  • Host available to meet and greet guests upon request
  • Full event management, dedicated event security, and cloakroom facilities

The package costs £145 + VAT per person for 150-249 guests and £140 + VAT per person for 250-350 guests, with a maximum capacity of 350 guests.

Winter Celebration with Canapé and Bowl Food Reception

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue also offers a tailored package for those seeking a winter celebration with a canapé and bowl food reception. This option includes:

  • Exclusive venue hire
  • Guest arrival
  • Prosecco
  • Nibbles
  • Bowl food
  • Chef’s table stations
  • Complimentary food tasting
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Furniture, festive decorations, DJ, PA system, uplighters
  • Host and full event management

Prices start at £150 + VAT per person for 150-249 guests and £145 + VAT per person for 250-350 guests, with a maximum capacity of 350 guests.

Extending Your Event

If you would like to extend your event past 23:00, an additional cost of £27.50 + VAT per person, per hour will be applied.

Experience the Magic of Somerset House Christmas Parties

The Lancaster and River Rooms Christmas Party Venue at Somerset House promises an extraordinary experience for your festive celebrations in the heart of London. With a dedicated team ensuring your guests enjoy an unforgettable evening, you can rest assured that your Christmas party will be one for the books.




Google Reviews

1,409 reviews
  • Uzo Amaka
    Uzo Amaka
    a week ago

    I visited on a weekend for an exhibition and it’s free entry. On entry I noticed lots of children running around in the water fountain with swimming costumes making the most of a hot day. I also spotted a black owned business pop up on site though only for a limited time. The exhibition was clearly signposted and the staff onsite were very helpful in giving directions. I had a good time at the exhibition- not to crowded and very well manned to provide assistance at every turn. No booking required, you just turn up.

  • Jenny Snaps
    Jenny Snaps
    a month ago

    We visited here for the first time ever today! I thought it was free entry as it mentioned this on goggle maps. I informed staff about this and thankfully was given free tickets! Thank you very much! It was an enjoyable day out! The galleries are very quiet when walking around. It felt like a library! Shhhh 🤫🤣 but overall a very clean place that is very highly secured with cameras and security guards! Dun dun dunnnnn 🤣 Lovely fountain ⛲️ area where kids play and get soaking wet at their own free will! 🤣👍🏻 There are also seating areas and a variety of foods bars to choose from near the fountain area. Lastly, staff were helpful and friendly! 👍🏻 Thank you again!

  • Margo Bain
    Margo Bain
    3 weeks ago

    Really enjoyed our visit to Somerset House last weekend. The weather was nice and the kids loved the fountains. We brought food with us and there were benches and tables that could be used for lunch. There were a couple of cafés and shops for all to enjoy.

  • Amal Kazmi
    Amal Kazmi
    a month ago

    Lovely building with a lot of history and a great view of the Thames. The Black Venus exhibition was lovely, but not a lot to do here otherwise (except visit the cafe).

  • Monika Marciniak
    Monika Marciniak
    2 weeks ago

    Somerset house is fully self-funded charity, and it has quite an impressive collection. The tickets without donation are £10 and its well-worth spending even if just to see their impressionists collection. Needless to say, Van Goth's most recognised self-portrait is a must-see! The venue is well signposted and also hosts other seasonal, often free of charge exhibitions. As it's on The Strand, it has plenty of places to have coffee, drink, or lunch after including several cafes in the inner yard and a bar on the riverside of the building. Several activities are organised throughout the year, such as open cinema in summer and ice-skating in winter. Worth researching earlier. Highly recommended to visit. It's also placed a stone throw away from other cultural places such as cultural hub of Southwark Centre with National Theatre, Haywards Gallery and Royal Festival Hall just on the other side of Waterloo Bridge as well as London Eye and Aquarium. Plenty possibilities to go on a stroll alongside Thames after the visit.