Victoria and Albert Museum
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Cromwell Road, England, SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum London Events & Parties
Imagine having some of the world’s best works of art, fashion, design, and photography at your fingertips – no crowds, just you and your selection of guests. Experience it at Victoria and Albert Museum, the stunning Grade I listed building in South Kensington that’s home to some of the most exciting collections in the world – not to mention striking Victorian architecture, luxurious décor and an enchanting garden.
Host your party, dinner, or drinks reception in your pick of nine different spaces throughout the museum or combine a few to make your event extra special. Once the crowds leave and the museum closes its doors to the public, enter the majestic Dome with central glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly for drinks, or head straight outside to the John Madejski Garden with its enchanting fountains and watch as the night lights up, becoming even more magical.
For a large dinner or Christmas party, the galleries are beautiful and unique spaces – speak to your event manager about including a private exhibition viewing to your event to add an interactive dimension. Catering comes from an approved list of caterers, with Kosher and Asian options available.
Highlights of Victoria and Albert Museum London Events & Parties:
- Grade I listed building with stunning architecture
- Enchanting garden
- 4-minute walk from South Kensington tube station
- Close to Hyde Park
- Variety of event spaces
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
- Bulgari Hotel London
- The Beaufort Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
- The Berkeley
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
- Sale E Pepe
- Mari Vanna
- Zuma London
- Hyde Park
- Kensington Gardens
- St James’s Park
- Green Park
- Kensington Palace
- London Oratory
- Wellington Arch
- Science Museum
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.
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.
Aneeza started in the event industry in 2011 and has since worked with many recognisable FTSE companies and brands on the planning and operational side for private events and corporate functions. She brings a passionate spirit and unwavering eye for detail to our London team. She's also a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to give tips on the best bars and restaurants in town.
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