Venue hire - Reception

From private parties overlooking London’s skyline in the Portrait Restaurant, to sensational celebrations across all floors of the Gallery, we have a space to suit your reception. Pair canapés with portraits, offer a Private View of an exhibition, create an immersive experience for guests, or simply enjoy our magnificent spaces. Our dedicated events team and list of approved suppliers are here to ensure you maximise the potential of each and every event. Reception hire is available from 6.30pm on Monday – Wednesday from £9,250 + VAT, or on weekends in our Portrait Restaurant from 7.00pm from £4,000 + VAT.

Rooms to hire

Ondaatje Wing Main Hall

Reception 200 guests

Lerner Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Balcony Gallery

Reception 80 guests

Victorian Galleries

Reception 200 guests

Tudor Galleries

Reception 80 guests

17th and 18th Century Galleries

Reception 400 guests

Regency in the Weldon Gallery

Reception 150 guests

Portrait Restaurant

Reception 150 guests

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

138 seat auditorium

For bookings or additional details, please contact

Vanessa Steel
Senior Event Manager
0207 3216643 (Type Talk: 18001)
[email protected]

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place London WC2H 0HE