Built for the sole purpose of entertaining and creating a spectacle, Banqueting House has been making an impression for nearly 400 years. The only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall in London, it was commissioned by Charles I, the ceiling of the Banqueting House is a unique masterpiece and the only surviving in-situ ceiling painting by Sir Peter Paul Rubens.

Banqueting House has two spaces for corporate and private evening entertaining. The Main Hall is topped by the magnificent Rubens ceiling and able to seat 380 for dinner or 500 for a drinks reception. The Undercroft is an atmospheric space for pre-dinner drinks or more contemporary parties.

Banqueting House is part of the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) group, an independent charity that manages the UK’s unoccupied royal palaces. Blue Strawberry is one of very few suppliers with a crown accreditation listing, meaning we are approved suppliers across all HRP venues.

No.4 Hamilton Place is a magnificent heritage venue which has played host to many glittering events over more than a century. As the venue’s exclusive catering and hospitality partner, Blue Strawberry’s on-site team deliver our first-class menus and service in the heart of Mayfair. Built in 1907, this grand Edwardian era house was decorated in the Louis XVI style, with many original features still in place today, such as gilt cornicing, spectacular chandeliers and ornate window fixtures. The appealing traditional feel of this Grade II* listed building is complemented by the highest standards of comfort and modern technological services – vital for today’s demanding event planners.

No.4’s highly sought after Roof Terrace offers much needed outside space for event planners opting for a central London location. With unrivalled views across Park Lane to Hyde Park, the garden terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests, and is the perfect spot for Summer parties and barbecues – with an option for marquees for cooler months. Additionally, hire of the Roof Terrace includes access via The Argyll Room, providing an elegant indoor retreat if required. With double bow glass doors opening directly from the Argyll Room onto the Roof Terrace, and fine bow windows at the front of the building, this stunning space enjoys an abundance of natural light. Its ornate cream and gold decor gives the room a spacious, yet intimate feel, and gives planners the opportunity to incorporate creative lighting and styling options.

The Bill Boeing Room is capable of seating up to 250 people theatre style, the fully air conditioned Bill Boeing Room offers sophisticated AV equipment (including a three chip data projector and full size screen) and the services of a fully qualified technician, making it an ideal conference venue. The room is a blank canvas and, with the seating removed, provides 2,000 square feet of space, perfect for exhibitions, parties, wedding receptions/ceremonies and dinner dances for up to 300 standing and 200 dining.

Boasting a number of further heritage and modern spaces to support receptions, events, meetings and breakout spaces, No.4 is a flexible and spacious venue for any event requirement.

The National Gallery is located in the heart of London – the centrepiece of Trafalgar Square and the backdrop to historic moments and contemporary celebrations. Founded in 1824, we are one of the most visited galleries in the world. Located on Trafalgar Square, we have stunning views of Nelson’s Column, Westminster and beyond.

Guests are surrounded by some of the world’s greatest paintings by artists such as Leonardo, Monet and Van Gogh. Inside the building, 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 any event.

World-famous Westminster Abbey surrounds guests with a fascinating history. An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.

Over warmer months, event spaces also include the spacious College Garden space which can accommodate large scale events and boasts a temporary marquee for events throughout the Summer.

Arguably London’s most iconic building and a symbol of power and splendour, St Paul’s Cathedral is a breath-taking events venue. St Paul’s was a huge Gothic cathedral built by the Normans and regarded as one of the masterpieces of medieval Europe, with a tower and spire reaching a height of 489 ft. It was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, following which, a decision was taken to build a new cathedral from scratch.

Nestled in the centre of London overlooking the Thames, the fantastic location and stunning interiors of Two Temple Place make the perfect venue choice just minutes from the City. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion completed in 1895, that combines the grandeur of a London mansion with the intimacy of a private home.

Built in 1895 by arguably the richest man in the world at the time, William Waldorf Astor, the venue is adorned with gilding, marble and stained glass, creating an opulent setting for any event, while the warm mahogany wood panelling gives a cosy and homely feel to the space. With a variety of stunning rooms, exclusive hire of the house enables you to create a truly memorable experience for your guests.

Elegant entertaining and blockbuster exhibitions, the Royal Academy of Arts is the oldest fine arts institution in the country. The Royal Academy of Arts is an iconic setting for parties, dinners, wedding receptions and corporate events. Situated at the heart of London’s West End it boasts lavish rooms, intimate spaces and a world-renowned collection across its Burlington House and Burlington Gardens buildings. Opened in 1768, the RA is a perfect setting for any special occasion nestled within a building with a remarkable history.

Additionally, guests of corporate supporters can enjoy drinks and canapés in the regal 18th century John Madjeski Fine Rooms of Burlington House alongside private views. During the summer months corporate supporters can entertain in the Main Galleries themselves throughout the world famous Summer Exhibition.

Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of London’s best loved public spaces – run as a charity by the Somerset House Trust, all event hires directly contribute to its cultural programme, education and outreach work, and helps achieve the upkeep of the Grade 1 listed, public building. You can be confident that your event will be directly supporting an organisation offering immense value to an audience that goes far beyond your attendees.

Our spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size. Clients also have the opportunity to enhance their event by connecting it with Somerset House’s diverse cultural programme, with private tours of the building and exclusive access to our exhibitions.

The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of our Events team, offer an unrivalled location for an unforgettable event.

Spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size.

Located just a few short steps from the bustling activity of the Strand, in the heart of London, the Edmond J Safra Fountain Court is centred around the iconic fountains and surrounded on all sides by glorious 18th century architecture. Popular with the public throughout the year, the courtyard hosts some of the city’s best loved major events such as Summer Series and Skate, our annual ice rink.

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and Sir William Chambers’ neoclassical backdrop is at the heart of Somerset House, offering a spectacular oasis for bespoke and unforgettable events.

The iconic British Museum has been welcoming visitors since 1753 when Sir Hans Sloane donated his collection and created the first public Museum. With objects that span centuries and celebrate culture and history, this world-renowned and much-loved venue is now available for events.

Located in Central London for over 245 years, the Museum is easily accessible and offer lots of special elements that can be added to your event to ensure a real wow-factor for guests.

Enclosed under a spectacular glass and steel roof, the Great Court contains a number of sculptures from the Museum’s collection. With a wealth of fascinating galleries to explore, guests can travel back through 3,000 years of Egyptian history and come face-to-face with the Rosetta Stone and the Statue of Ramesses II in the Egyptian Gallery.

The Museum’s unique Grade I listed public galleries are complemented with a suite of contemporary conference facilities, designed by Lord Foster, for daytime and evening events. A sleek balance of functionality and style, the BP Lecture Theatre has very comfortable fixed tiered seating for 323 people, plus a raised stage with lectern and impressive Sony 4K Digital Projector and cinema-style screen. A control room provides access to state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.

Situated in the centre of London, a hidden gem only a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House provides an impressive setting and first-class facilities.

With rooms of varying sizes, and a garden for use in warmer weather, Lancaster House has flexibility in set-up to accommodate anything from an intimate dinner to celebrate a special occasion, to a much larger conference or reception.
Find out more about the house, and view the 360° tour of the rooms, on the Lancaster House website.

Commissioned by the ‘grand old’ Duke of York in 1825, this historic house is home to fabulous Louis 14th style interiors, a beautiful art collection and splendid gardens. It is also steeped in modern political history, having hosted numerous high profile occasions from society banquets to international summits and receptions.

Lancaster House’s beautiful interiors are well known by the public for their appearances in numerous film and television series, such as The Crown and Bridgerton. Often doubling up for Buckingham Palace, or other stately homes, the grand rooms attract much attention by visiting guests who wish to experience the wonder of the costume drama.

his magnificent, beautifully preserved mansion, built in 1825 by the grand old Duke of York, is steeped in political history and has starred in many productions, including The Kings Speech and The Crown.

Lancaster House has a range of exquisite rooms on the ground and first floors as well as beautiful gardens for al fresco receptions. By Word of Mouth has catered here for a wide range of events including intimate dinners for 30, wedding receptions and large canape receptions spilling out over the lawns.

Lancaster House offers a very impressive setting, an unrivalled central location next to St James’s Palace and first-class facilities for all types of events and hospitality.