Second Floor Galleries

Standing events for 250, seated functions for 60
08:00 – 10:00 for morning refreshments / 18:45 – 21:00 for evening receptions
19:00 – 22:00 for private dining
Breakfasts from £4,000 + VAT dry hire
Receptions from £10,000 + VAT dry hire
Private dining  from £12,000 + VAT dry hire

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, the Rubens and Baroque Room and is also perfect for larger and more complex receptions.

This floor of the gallery is a decadent entertaining space that is steeped in history, having formerly been home to three of the most prominent artistic, scientific and historical societies  – the Royal Academy, Royal Society and Society of Antiquaries. The architect of Somerset House, William Chambers, was a founding member of the Royal Academy and made sure the Academy’s rooms on this floor were sumptuously decorated with stunning ceilings, beautiful fireplaces and ornate door handles.

Showcasing some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld Collection from the Renaissance through to the 18th century, the works on this floor are dedicated to the Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance as well as 17th and 18th century Europe. Major highlights include Botticelli’s large-scale The Trinity With Saints, The Courtauld’s celebrated collection of works by Peter Paul Rubens and comprehensive collection of decorative arts which includes ornate ceramics and rare Islamic metalwork.

Offer your guests unrivalled access to the history of the Fine Rooms and the splendid Renaissance and European art on show within them – our Courtauld guides can be added on to any venue hire to offer expert and engaging insight into key works from the Collection with gallery highlights and thematic tours.

From sumptuous catering to immersive entertainment, a full list of our carefully selected preferred suppliers can be found in our venue hire brochure.

Courtauld Corporate Members receive a 20% discount off all venue hire fees. Further information can be found here.

Host an event in our Second Floor Galleries