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Senate House: Central London Events Venue

Senate House at the University of London is an Art Deco events venue in the heart of the city

Senate House is an iconic art deco building in the leafy Bloomsbury university district and is the flagship event space of University of London Venues. Contact our in-house team today to book your next event.

This historic venue is part of the University of London and retains its elegant 1920s architectural style whilst providing an unrivalled collection of modern, practical and well-equipped event spaces. Senate House in London is ideal for a range of events including:

Senate House Venue Hire 


Beveridge Hall
: Capacity: 480

Beveridge Hall Tiered | Senate House

Suitable for:

  • Award ceremonies
  • Banqueting
  • Conferences
  • Dinner Dances
  • Exhibitions
  • Film Shoots
  • Parties

Beveridge Hall is the perfect space for conferences, gala dinners and awards ceremonies. Designed in the early 20th Century by Charles Holden, it lends a sense of sophistication and gravitas to events. 

As one of central London’s largest venues with a capacity of 480, it features flexible seating and a large stage area.

Benefits of this event space at Senate House include: 

  • Excellent natural acoustics
  • Audio-visual facilities including a full-size screen
  • Audio and video recording facilities 
  • Fixed and roving microphones
  • Adjustable lighting. 
  • Space to accommodate formal dining and dancing.


Macmillan Hall
: Capacity: 220

MacMillan Hall | Senate House

Suitable for:

  • Award ceremonies
  • Banqueting
  • Conferences
  • Dinner Dances
  • Exhibitions
  • Film Shoots
  • Parties

As one of London’s largest flat floor spaces, Macmillan Hall is perfectly suited to an elegant banquet, conference, exhibition or even a film shoot. This space has a capacity of 220 when arranged in a theatre-style layout.

This elegant event space features two stunning mirrors that mark the Chancellorship of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and the current Chancellor, HRH the Princess Royal. This Senate House event space at the University of London is fully equipped for conferences and exhibitions, and benefits from programmable lighting.

 

With the adjacent Beveridge and Crush Halls, you have an inspiring and integrated venue complete with breakout areas.

 

Chancellor’s Hall: Capacity: 140

Chancellors Hall | Senate House

Suitable for:

  • Award ceremonies
  • Banqueting
  • Conferences
  • Dinner Dances
  • Exhibitions
  • Film Shoots
  • Parties

An impressive venue for a conference or party in the heart of London, with a capacity of 140. Large windows on the east and west sides of the room fill the space with light and emphasise the beautiful Travertine marble, English oak and bronze interior.

Benefits of Chancellors Hall at Senate House: 

  • Commanding position on the first floor of the Senate House tower
  • Versatile event venue, equally well suited to informal gatherings or elegant dining
  • Piano in the Hall which can be used for a solo performance to enhance your event.

Room Layout    

Foyer & The Crush Hall

Crush Hall... - University of London Office Photo | Glassdoor.co.uk

The Foyer at Senate House inspires visitors entering the venue, with its warm marble backdrop and elegant art deco styling. Complemented by a dramatic staircase leading up to spacious landings, the foyer and Senate House crush hall combine to create a stunning space for networking, pre-dinner drinks, or exhibitions. *
 

*Please note the Foyer & Crush Hall space are available to hire in tandem with Beveridge Hall, Macmillan Hall and Chancellor’s Hall and so are not priced separately.

 

Meeting Rooms at Senate House

Senate House University of London | Academic Venue Solutions

Suitable for:

  • Seminars
  • Board Meetings
  • Debates
  • Business Meetings
  • Training and Courses

Senate House offers 17 meeting rooms, each retaining the elegant art deco styling of the rest of the venue. Our meeting rooms are suitable for: 

  • Working lunches
  • Training sessions
  • Seminars
  • Business functions. 

Our meeting rooms have flexible layouts and are supported by our catering and events team.

Find out more about our selection of meeting rooms.

Gordon Square

Gardens around St Paul's Cathedral and Festival Gardens - City of ...

Suitable for:

Film Shoots

Gordon Square Garden is a beautiful outdoor space close to Senate House.

Gordon Square Garden is available on a dry hire basis, which means you can book the space on its own or complement it with one of our internal venues. 

The garden is an oasis in the heart of the city and a lovely location for photography and film shoots. Gordon Square has a distinguished history, and was associated with the famous literary Bloomsbury Group, many of whom lived in the square.

Woburn Square

Suitable for:

Film Shoots

 

Woburn Square Garden is a beautiful central London outdoor photoshoot location and has been described as the most perfect of all small London squares. It provides a sanctuary amid the bustle of the capital and is well suited as a film shoot location.
 

Woburn Square is available on a dry hire basis, available on its own or in tandem with one of our indoor spaces. Our talented in-house catering team are on hand to provide locally sourced refreshments to complement your event. Take a look at our comprehensive wine and canapé list.
 

Originally a private garden for the residents of the Georgian houses around the square, in the 19th Century, Woburn Square Garden has been sensitively restored to its former glory with pretty railings and planting based on the original design.

Sustainable Events

At University of London Venues we always have sustainability at the core of what we do, so we will strive to make your event as eco-friendly as possible without compromising on quality. Read more about 'How To Run More Sustainable Events'. A couple of the things that make us sustainable: 

  • All of our venues have achieved the highest sustainability award from Greengage Solutions and have been awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ Status by the Camden Climate Change Alliance. 
  • Our award winning catering team devises menus with a preference to sustainable, local and environmentally-friendly food to suit all event requirements. 
  • The venues are powered by renewable energy sources, meaning from the start of the booking process to the day of the event, your event has already minimised its environmental impact.
  • Biodiversity is a priority with features such as thriving beehives located on the roof.
  • There are extensive energy saving initiatives including zoned heating, solar panels and LED lighting. The University is taking steps to achieve the target of reaching net zero operational CO2 by 2036.

 

Room Hire at Senate House

Each of our elegant spaces are supported by our award-winning in-house catering team and our professional events team, ensuring you can enjoy your event without any organizational distractions. At University of London Venues we always have sustainability at the core of what we do, so we will strive to make your event as eco-friendly as possible without compromising on quality. Learn more about sustainability at the University of London. 

If you have any questions about Senate House venue hire or want to book a room contact our friendly in-house events team on 020 7862 8127 or make an online enquiry.

 

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