Gallery spaces


Tudor Galleries

Tudor Galleries

Step into the world of Holbein & Henry VIII by holding your event in the magnificent Tudor Galleries. Containing some of the oldest and most striking portraits, the Tudor Galleries are perfect for small intimate gatherings. Guests will mingle with history's most popular and powerful characters including Mary, Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare.

A spectacular escalator takes visitors from the Gallery's spacious main entrance hall straight to the second floor where the Tudor portraits are displayed.

Please note this room is only available for hire by Premier Partners and sponsors. Ask the Events Team for more details.

Reception: 80, Dinner: 40

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Room 12, C17 and C18 Galleries - © National Portrait Gallery, London

17th and 18th Century Galleries

A series of connecting rooms that provide a fascinating insight into Restoration society. Located on the second floor and adjacent to the Tudor Galleries, the layout makes it possible to have dinner for 230 guests seated through a series of rooms, or a more intimate dinner for up to 50 in just one room.

Reception: 400 | Dining: 50-230

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Weldon Galleries - Room 17

Regency in the Weldon Galleries

These sublime Galleries embody a combination of contemporary design with period Regency portraiture. Piers Gough's striking architectural scheme and vibrant turquoise silk lined walls make entertaining here a unique experience.

Reception: 150, Dinner: 100

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Victorian Galleries

Victorian Galleries

The stunning layout of the Victorian Galleries offers a unique and impressive chance to host a dinner on a long banqueting table for up to 120 guests. Magnificent marble busts align the central corridor and complement the spectacular design of these galleries.

Reception: 200 | Dining: 120

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Balcony Gallery

Balcony Gallery

This light and innovative space, displaying familiar faces from the 1960s to 1990s, is ideal for a pre-dinner reception. It also works perfectly when combined with the adjacent Victorian Galleries to provide a contrast of spaces to impress your guests.

Reception: 80

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Lerner Contemporary Galleries

Contemporary Collection in the Lerner Galleries

The fresh feel of the Lerner Galleries offers a vibrant venue for a party. Encompassing an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions at either end of the space, the Galleries also house famous faces drawn from our permanent contemporary Collection.

Reception: 400 | Dining: 100

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Portrait Restaurant - © Denis Gilbert / View

Portrait Restaurant

With its dramatic panoramic window that looks down Whitehall taking in Nelson's column and the London Eye, the Portrait Restaurant is a stunning setting in which to entertain. Hire includes a private viewing of one of the galleries or an exhibition.

Reception: 200, Dinner: 100

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Ondjaate Wing Lecture Theatre

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

With audio-visual facilities and comfortable tiered seating, the Ondaatje Wing Theatre is the perfect space for an evening presentation, product launch or award ceremony before a drinks reception in the Gallery. The Theatre is also available for breakfast events.

Tiered seating: 150

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