Venue Hire

Exceptional entertaining in one of the most prestigious buildings in central London

A private dining table presentation in front of Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, in the LVMH Great Room

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK and located in the historical setting of Somerset House, venue hire at The Courtauld provides the unique opportunity to host your guests amongst iconic works by Manet, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cézanne, amongst other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces.

Whether treating guests to champagne and canapés in our magnificent LVMH Great Room, al fresco entertaining on The Courtauld Terrace, or a relaxed morning of coffee and croissants in our bohemian Art Café, The Courtauld has a myriad of exceptional entertaining opportunities available that can be combined with a Private View of one of our major exhibitions.

Browse our available venue hire spaces below or contact our experienced events team directly on

Standing events for up to 350, seated functions for 60
08:00 – 10:00 for morning refreshments / from 18:45 for evening receptions and dining

Corporate support

We invite industry leaders to partner with The Courtauld to champion excellence in art history, conservation, and curating.

Our Corporate Partners and Corporate Members also receive venue hire benefits.

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Somerset House building viewed from below i The Courtauld Gallery, 2016 © Benedict Johnson