Balfour St Barts

66, West Smithfield, England, EC1A 9DY, United Kingdom


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Balfour St Barts London

Overlooking the bustling Smithfield Market and iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, Balfour St Barts is a premium events venue bursting with character and charm. Whether you’re planning a weddingintimate dinner, post-work drinks, or a grand drinks reception, the spacious venue provides an enchanting backdrop for your occasion.

St Bart’s is independent & family-owned and its core stems from our Kent-based English Balfour Winery; we are proud advocates of quality English produce and passionate about the freshest, seasonal food and drink delights.

The upper Mezzanine provides a unique private dining space for up to 40 guests, or the Lounge is a relaxed area for informal celebrations and can accommodate up to 20 seated guests. For large celebrations, exclusive hire of the venue is available and has capacity for up to 130 seated and 220 standing guests.

Highlights of Balfour St Barts London Events & Parties:

  • Private dining options available in the Balfour Bar and Mezzanine
  • A historic venue originally built in the 1880s
  • A chic industrial-style interior with high ceilings, wooden floors, and a chandelier
  • Convenient city location overlooking Smithfield Market and St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Exclusive venue hire available with capacity for up to 220 guests
  • PA system & wired microphone for the speeches or entertainment
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theatre Up to 50 Theatre
classroom Up to 50 Classroom
ushaped Up to 50 U-Shaped
boardroom Up to 30 Boardroom
cabaret Up to 50 Cabaret
dining Up to 130 Dining
standing Up to 220 Standing


Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A
Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Sit Down
 Shared Platters

Spaces At This Venue

  • St Bart's Brewery, Exclusive Hire (Whole Venue)

    Exclusive Venue Hire

    Balfour St Barts is available for full exclusive hire and has capacity for up to 250 standing guests. The industrial-style venue features a main bar area, upper mezzanine, lounge area, and the Balfour Bar, which all deliver a characteristic backdrop for any occasion.

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  • St Bart's Brewery, Balfour Bar

    Balfour Bar

    The Balfour Bar is tucked away on the upper level and is a private space perfect for intimate meetings or private dining. The relaxing space is filled with natural light and includes a private bar, flatscreen TV and a self-contained surround sound system.

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  • St Bart's Brewery Wedding Venue, The Mezzanine, Photography by Jonny MP

    The Mezzanine

    A versatile L-shape formation, the Mezzanine is a chic space for private meals or intimate celebrations of up to 40 guests. Overlooking the main bar area below, the space eludes industrial charm and can be hired individually or with the adjoining Balfour Bar.

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  • Balfour St Barts Wedding Venue

    The Main Bar & Lounge

    The Main Bar is a unique backdrop for any event and the open-plan space features wooden flooring, iron finishings and a high ceiling, as well as a relaxing and inviting Lounge area with space for up to 50 guests.

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Nearby attractions:

  • Museum of London
  • Barbican Centre
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Smithfield Market

Restaurants nearby:

  • Club Gascon
  • Apulia
  • Ask for Janice
  • St. John
  • Hix Oyster & Chop House

Hotels nearby:

  • Fox & Anchor
  • Malmaison London
  • Premier Inn London Farringdon
  • The Montcalm at The Brewery London City

Venue Testimonials

The open room with the mezzanine above is fantastic for high energy weddings and a band on the stage makes for one hell of party! Super friendly and helpful staff too. Also great location for photos outside with the park and Smithfield's market right next door. Highly recommend!

Matt Badenoch

Fantastic environment, even better staff. I used St Barts to host a team building event on two occasions now. both times Pam and her team were welcoming and couldn't do enough to host us and our guests. Food is lovely, drinks are reasonably priced. Exactly the place I have been looking for in London.

Jason Leigh

The layout of this venue is sublime, you have stacks of space to enjoy an intimate meal. The menu is small but that is a positive in my opinion because it meant the quality of the food was phenomenal. They could charge more and you'd still feel like you're getting a bargain. A little gem of a venue hiding in the city.

Stu Lovell

Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings at Balfour St Barts start from £100pp with a minimum of 80 guests.

Balfour St Barts has capacity for up to 120 seated or 200 standing guests.

The bar will close at 1am, with guests having to leave by 2am.

Weddings at Balfour St Barts are a momentous affair. Located in a central location and overlooking the historic St Paul’s Cathedral, the venue offers a picture-perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations.

No. Whilst you can’t conduct your marriage vows at Balfour St Barts, there are several nearby churches and registry offices including St Paul’s Cathedral, St Bartholomew The Great and Islington Town Hall.

Yes, Balfour St Barts offers several private spaces for corporate functions including meetings, dinners and Christmas parties.

  • Fox & Anchor
  • Malmaison London
  • Premier Inn London Farringdon
  • The Montcalm at The Brewery London City

No, however St. Paul’s, Barbican, Farringdon tube stations are all a short walk from the venue.

Balfour St Barts prides itself on its fresh, seasonal menu filled with British classics. The in-house catering team can create bespoke menus for whatever your occasion.

Yes, there are a number of popular attractions located near Balfour St Barts, including:

  • Museum of London
  • Barbican Centre
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Smithfield Market

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