Victoria and Albert Museum
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Cromwell Road, England, SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum London Corporate Functions & Events
A majestic Grade I listed building in South Kensington, Victoria and Albert Museum London is one of the most iconic venues in the city. Regarded as the world’s greatest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, the V&A is home to a staggering amount of works of art, fashion jewellery, photography and more, with pieces dating back 5,000 years.
When the doors close to visitors, the museum becomes a magical playground for networking events, celebrations, parties, and awards nights. Nine event spaces are yours to choose from – including an elegant outdoor venue, John Madesjki Garden. Consider the Dome, with its marble floors and central glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly for an impressive backdrop to your event, one of the several galleries for dinners or drinks receptions, or the Morris & Gamble Rooms for an early breakfast surrounded by stained-glass windows and Elizabethan Revival décor.
Catering comes from an approved list of external suppliers, with Asian and Kosher catering available. Add an exclusive exhibition viewing during your event to make it even more prestigious and work with your dedicated event manager to make this stunning venue yours for the evening.
Victoria and Albert Museum London Corporate Function & Event Highlights:
- World-famous museum
- 4-minute walk from South Kensington tube station
- Elegant outdoor event space
- Your choice of nine spaces
- Grade I listed building
Spaces At This Venue
At the entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Dome is a large venue with marble columns, black and white floor and decorative domed ceiling that soars high above the space. A Dale Chihuly designed glass centrepiece adds drama and style to the already theatrical space. With a large capacity, the Dome can hold receptions, dinners, and dinner dances.
John Madejski Garden
Hidden from the rest of London, the John Madejski Garden is a large, elegant, and immaculate outdoor venue for hosting your event, right in the middle of the Victoria and Albert Museum. A beautiful central water feature and landscaped garden provide a beautiful space for a large reception or pre-dinner drinks. Marquees are not permitted, however, use of the Dome is included in the venue hire as an alternative, in case of rain.
The Raphael Gallery is the largest event venue in the V&A and is perfect for a large party, gala dinner, or awards night. Renaissance art and a Spanish gilded altarpiece make this room a truly spectacular place to host your event.
Victoria and Albert Museum London boasts numerous galleries that can be used for your event, creating a unique backdrop to your party or celebration. With small-mid size capacities, they’re perfect for dinners or small receptions. Consider the Edwin & Susan Davies Paintings Galleries to have an event surrounded by works from Turner and Constable; the Whiteley Silver Galleries which houses the nation’s largest collection of silver; or the Fashion Galleries, where you’ll be surrounded by four centuries of European style.
Morris and Gamble Rooms
The Morris Room, designed by William Morris in the 1860s, is a small yet stunning room with stained-glass windows and painted Elizabethan-style panels, that would be perfect for a breakfast or dinner event. The adjacent Gamble Room, with slightly larger capacity, boasts opulence made up of decorative ceramic tiles, large columns, and stained-glass windows.
Victoria and Albert Museum London Catering
Victoria and Albert Museum London is a dry hire venue. Hosts have their pick from a list of approved external caterers, with a range of options including Asian and Kosher catering. All caterers specialise in stunning, creative menus that are fitting for the spectacular venue of the V&A, using the best produce possible.
Highlights of Catering at Victoria and Albert Museum London:
- Choice of high-quality external caterers
- Asian and Kosher catering options
- No corkage fee
- Bespoke menus available
JACKSON GILMOUR DINNER MENU
Confit of salmon glazed with lime leaf served on warm bok choy laced with cinnamon oil (g) (d)
Seared tuna with shaved fennel, samphire salad, avocado puree with a light pomegranate dressing (g) (d)
Warm baked stilton soufflé topped with wild mushroom ravioli served with chive beurre blanc (v)
Honey seared quail, leek and mushroom tart, toasted sourdough with a quail scotch egg
Roasted beet, goat’s cheese, quince, pistachio and micro cress (v) (g)
Lobster risotto with seared scallops served with bouillabaisse sauce*
Fillet of beef served with horseradish ‘mac ‘n’ cheese’ roasted baby carrots and caramelized shallots
Lemon pistachio-crusted guinea fowl, smoked celeriac potato mash, wilted spinach, mushrooms, dried olives (g)
JG classic – parmesan and herb-crusted lamb on garlic mint jelly with seasonal vegetables and dauphinoise potatoes
Pan-fried cod with salsify chips, grilled baby artichokes (g) (d)
Spiced orange chargrilled tofu with roasted vegetables, rice timbale and citrus sauce (v) (g) (d)
Warm pear tart tatin drizzled with salted caramel served with fig and honey Chantilly cream and pear tuile
Lightly poached strawberries, earl grey trifle with strawberry sorbet
Raspberry swirl pavlova with vanilla bean cream and passionfruit curd (g)
Assiette of mango – green mango & chilli salad, with mango & kaffir lime sorbet, fresh mango (g) (d)Download Brochure
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Grand venue for a grand wedding. The high ceiling and the echo in the main hall made it a magical experience for me and for the 500+ guests that were in attendance.
Sultan A ·
Really impressive, a beautiful space with a wide range of artifacts from all around the world - some of the large architectural pieces are incredible, and the garden space is delightful as well. Recommended.
Tim N ·
A very beautiful museum built in Victoria[n] times, finished in marble, stocked with collections from the world.
John S ·
Frequently Asked Questions
Capacities for events at the V&A vary throughout the venue. The smallest room, the Morris Room, can host a dinner for up to 40 guests. The Dome is the largest indoor venue and can host up to 600 for a reception or 250 for dinner, while the John Madejski Garden can host a reception-style event for up to 600 people.
Meetings and conferences are not suited to Victoria and Albert Museum London, however other corporate events and functions are catered to, including awards nights, networking event, gala dinners, and corporate parties.
Hotels nearby include:
- Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, from £433 per night
- Bulgari Hotel London, from £512 per night
- The Berkeley Hotel London, from £420 per night
There is no parking available at Victoria and Albert Museum London, however, metred parking is available nearby.
Victoria and Albert Museum London is a dry hire venue, with a list of approved caterers available. Options vary, with Kosher and Asian catering available, making this a perfect venue for Jewish and Asian weddings or celebrations.
No, fireworks and flames are not allowed anywhere in the museum.
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