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As one of the most iconic buildings in the world, no other venue is more instantly recognised than the Palace of Westminster. It is impossible to walk through its corridors or dine in its imposing function rooms without a deep sense of awe.
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The principal dining room on the upper floor. Seats up to 170 guest for lunch or dinner, up to 200 guests for a standing reception and up to 150 guests seated theatre style for weddings and seminars.
The smaller of the two principal dining rooms on the upper floor. Seats up to 60 guests for lunch or dinner, up to 100 guests for a standing reception and up to 60 guests seated theatre style for a seminar.
Dedicated to the interior designer of the New Palace of Westminster, Augustus Pugin, decorated in neo-gothic splendour, this room can accommodate up to 50 standing guests for a reception and up to 30 seated guests.
The Churchill Room, so named as many of his paintings hang on its walls. This popular room can seat up to 100 guests for lunch or dinner, up to 100 guests for a standing reception and up to 50 guests for a seminar.
The Terrace Pavilion, a purpose built marquee, accommodates up to 200 guests for standing receptions and opens out onto the eastern river frontage of the Palace overlooking the River Thames.
Situated on the lower ground floor, this newly renovated space boasts oak wood flooring and access out onto the Terrace. This venue can accommodate up to 50 standing guests and up to 30 guests for seated events.
The lower floor offers four smaller private dining rooms of various sizes offering dining for between 10 and 54 seated guests or standing receptions for between 15 and 80 guests.
Download the House of Commons Venue Guide ( PDF 7.18 MB)
Download our standard conditions of hire for functions and events ( PDF 377 KB)
Venues are available for public hire when the House is not in session. View Recess dates to check date availability.